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Rock fall at Grand Canyon reveals ancient animal footprints

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) —...

Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show

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Wildfires again threaten business in California wine country

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) —...

Swiss team claims 1st jump, free fall from solar plane

BERLIN (AP) — A...

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

When precious vats of...

Health agencies’ credibility at risk after week of blunders

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Anniversary of world’s 1st atomic test fuels nuclear debate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) —...

Seeping under doors, bad air from West’s fires won’t ease up

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air...

Plants cropping up in lost Michigan lakes where dams failed

LANSING, Mich. (AP) —...

Fireworks, ammonium nitrate likely fueled Beirut explosion

Fireworks and ammonium nitrate...

Cosmic Legos: Black holes merge into never before seen size

Black holes are getting...

Jakob van Zyl, key Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer, dies

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) —...

Laura’s coastal cost assessed with drones, satellite images

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Laura was hardly done ripping across Louisiana before scientists started combing through satellite imagery and drone footage and...

Even during pandemic beekeeping remains an essential service

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Excuse...

Elon Musk wants YOU to build a brain-computer interface

Elon Musk isn't content...

Feisty Tasmanian devils roaming Australian mainland again

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tasmanian devils, the carnivorous marsupials whose feisty, frenzied eating habits won the animals cartoon fame, have returned to mainland Australia...

Testing traps to control lovely but destructive lionfish

NEW ORLEANS (AP) —...

‘Pooled testing’ for COVID-19 holds promise, pitfalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

First US spring flight to Antarctica aims to keep out virus

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The first U.S. flight into Antarctica following months of winter darkness arrived Monday with crews taking extra precautions to...

Can you get the coronavirus twice?

Can you get the...

Well-preserved mammoth skeleton found in Siberian lake

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian...

Dismay as huge chunk of Greenland’s ice cap breaks off

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An enormous chunk of Greenland’s ice cap has broken off in the far northeastern Arctic, a development that scientists say...

Computer scientist, pixel inventor Russell Kirsch dead at 91

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) —...

Telescope snaps family portrait of 2 planets around baby sun

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)...

Detroit turns island park into COVID-19 memorial garden

DETROIT (AP) — A...

UAE Mars mission from Japan delayed again by weather

TOKYO (AP) — The...

Oxford and AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial

LONDON (AP) — Oxford University announced Saturday it was resuming a trial for a coronavirus vaccine it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, a...

330 elephants in Botswana may have died from toxic algae

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — The sudden deaths of some 330 elephants in northwestern Botswana earlier this year may have occurred because they drank water...

UK boats try to move whales away from huge naval exercise

LONDON (AP) — Marine wildlife experts will try Thursday to move a pod of bottlenose whales from Scottish coastal waters where Europe’s largest naval...

With a view toward Iran, Israel launches spy satellite

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel...

UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

LONDON (AP) — Scientists...

Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus’s clouds

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the...

Iowa farmers unsure what’s next after winds flatten corn

WOODWARD, Iowa (AP) —...

Launch of NASA Mars rover delayed again, 2 weeks left to fly

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)...

More fragments from 1952 crash in Alaska found in glacier

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska...

How does coronavirus spread at a concert? Germans do a test

BERLIN (AP) — Germany...

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer?

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer? ...

Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano spews new burst of hot ash

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) —...

Still no cause for mass pilot whale stranding in Australia

HOBART, Australia (AP) — The reason for Australia’s biggest mass whale stranding will probably remain a mystery but the social nature of the species...

Damage from whopper hurricanes rising for many reasons

A destructive storm is...

What is contact tracing, and how does it work with COVID-19?

What is contact tracing, and how does it work with COVID-19? ...

How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?

How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19? ...

SpaceX launches Air Force’s newest GPS satellite

SpaceX launched the military’s...

Fate of California condors unknown after sanctuary burns

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)...

Fly without flapping? Andean condors surf air 99% of time

WASHINGTON (AP) — A...

Power cut to thousands in California to prevent wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of people in wine country were without power Thursday amid a fall heat wave that brought another round of...

Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race

People on six continents...

Experts flag risks in India’s use of rapid tests for virus

NEW DELHI, India (AP)...

Tropical storm may delay 1st SpaceX crew’s return to Earth

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Lightning storm, easterly wind: How the wildfires got so bad

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It began as a stunning light show on a mid-August weekend — lightning bolts crackling in the skies over Northern...

2 lawsuits challenge Trump’s drilling plan in Alaska refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) —...

NASA adds more safety fixes for Boeing’s crew capsule

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Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano ejects towering column of ash

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) —...

For first time, a woman to head Canada’s Space Agency

OTTAWA (AP) — For...

Groups turn to hotels to shelter fire evacuees amid virus

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Fearing one disaster will feed another, relief groups are putting some people who fled their homes during West Coast wildfires...

Bus-size asteroid to zoom by Earth, ducking below satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An asteroid the size of a school bus is headed our way, but NASA says the space rock will...

Commerce secretary sued in plan to move whales for research

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An animals rights group is suing in federal court to stop a Connecticut aquarium from acquiring five more beluga whales...

770-pound crocodile caught at Outback tourist destination

DARWIN, Australia (AP) —...

Africa now free of wild poliovirus, but polio threat remains

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Health...

Push to bring coronavirus vaccines to the poor faces trouble

LONDON (AP) — An ambitious humanitarian project to deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world's poorest people is facing potential shortages of money, cargo planes,...

3 scientists win Nobel physics prize for black hole research

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for establishing the all-too-weird reality of black holes — the straight-out-of-science-fiction cosmic...

High-tech UK-US ship launched on 400th Mayflower anniversary

PLYMOUTH, England (AP) — With a splash of Plymouth gin, the U.S. ambassador to Britain officially launched a ship named Mayflower on Wednesday, 400...

Death Valley’s brutal 130 degrees may be record if verified

California sizzled to a...

China’s first reusable spacecraft lands after 2-day flight

BEIJING (AP) — China’s first reusable spacecraft landed Sunday after two days in orbit, a possible step toward lower-cost space flight, the government announced. ...

Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

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‘Mighty mice’ stay musclebound in space, boon for astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Bulked-up, mutant “mighty mice” held onto their muscle during a monthlong stay at the International Space Station, returning to...

US nuclear lab investigates breach at plutonium facility

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) —...

California takes step to protect leatherback sea turtles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Lilly antibody drug fails in a COVID-19 study; others go on

U.S. government officials are putting an early end to a study testing an Eli Lilly antibody drug for people hospitalized with COVID-19 because it...

China moves rocket into place for upcoming Mars mission

BEIJING (AP) — China...

COVID-19 lockdowns blocked flu in some places but fall looms

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Winter...

From heat to snow: Rocky Mountains see 60-degree plunge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Summer came to an abrupt halt in parts of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday as temperatures reaching into the...

Nobel Prizes and COVID-19: Slow, basic science may pay off

While the world wants flashy quick fixes for everything, especially massive threats like the coronavirus and global warming, next week's Nobel Prizes remind us...

Australia officials probe if dead shark in net killed surfer

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Authorities will investigate whether a dead tiger shark caught in a net off an Australian beach killed a surfer, an...

Virus ravages poor California county along Mexican border

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) —...

Trump administration finalizes coal plant pollution rollback

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

Wyoming lauds US carbon capture study; utility skeptical

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) —...

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