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The European Space Agency's probe Philae may be struggling to stay in touch, but its first finds on its new home are pretty special. Transmitting from a shadowy corner of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko nicknamed "Chury," Philae found several organic molecules -- including four never detected before on a comet, which are important building blocks of life. Data analyzed in seven studies published Thursday in the American journal Science were gathered with 10 instruments on board Philae during the first 60 hours after its arrival on Chury, between November 12-14 of last year.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The governor of California on Thursday allowed parole for one of three men convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver who were held captive in a buried trailer.