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Scientists remove 98 ‘murder hornets’ in Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers from the state Department of Agriculture managed to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the...

Washington state discovers first ‘murder hornet’ nest in US

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out...

Can’t crush this: Beetle armor gives clues to tougher planes

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a beetle that can withstand bird pecks, animal stomps and even being rolled over by a Toyota Camry. Now...

Older workers face higher unemployment amid virus pandemic

For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their midcareer counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by...

UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial

LONDON (AP) — Danica Marcos wants to be infected with COVID-19. ...

‘Big pile’ of eels dumped in NYC park; impact not yet known

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Orkin was taking a break from his evening jog to sit by Prospect Park Lake when he turned around...

AP Exchange: Nevada home to world’s 3rd largest Joshua tree

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a land of twisted limbs and giant Dr. Seuss-like branches reaching toward the sky, it stood out among the...

Cells at San Diego Zoo lead to cloning of endangered horse

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Little Kurt looks like any other baby horse as he frolics playfully in his pen. He isn't afraid to kick...

Study: Health systems, govt responses linked to virus tolls

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say a comparison of 21 developed countries during the start of the coronavirus pandemic shows that those with early lockdowns...

Greek man convicted of murdering US scientist on Crete

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 28-year-old man was convicted in Greece on Tuesday of raping and murdering American scientist Suzanne Eaton, who was killed...

Washington state again fails to live-track murder hornet

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state officials said Monday they were again unsuccessful at live-tracking a “murder” hornet while trying to find and destroy a...

Tennessee State researchers, others study wood-boring beetle

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of researchers from Tennessee State University will help develop new ways to manage a wood-boring beetle that attacks...

Trump still contagious? Experts say it’s impossible to know

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he doesn't think he's contagious anymore, but medical experts say that's impossible to know a...

2 scientists win Nobel chemistry prize for gene-editing tool

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Prize in chemistry went to two researchers Wednesday for a gene-editing tool that has revolutionized science by providing a...

US officials: Climate change not a threat to rare wolverine

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials are withdrawing proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine after determining the rare and elusive predator is not...

Lilly seeks emergency use of its antibody drug for COVID-19

A drug company says it has asked the U.S. government to allow emergency use of an experimental antibody therapy based on early results from...

Japan seeks to boost catch limits of prized bluefin tuna

MITO, Japan (AP) — Japan has proposed raising its catch quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna, a fish so highly prized for sushi and sashimi...

The Latest: Sri Lanka bans gatherings amid virus cluster

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have banned all public gatherings as a new cluster of coronavirus infections expands in the Indian...

Activists, scientists, authors among ‘genius grant’ fellows

CHICAGO (AP) — An activist speaking out about inadequate waste and water sanitation in rural America, an author of young adult and children's literature...

3 win Nobel medicine prize for discovering hepatitis C virus

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering the liver-ravaging hepatitis C virus, a breakthrough that led to...

Radish seeds, meats and cheeses launched to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station cargo ship rocketed into orbit Friday carrying a 360-degree camera for spacewalking, radish seeds for growing...

Search underway for murder hornets nest in Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Agricultural officials in Washington state said Friday they are trying to find and destroy a nest of Asian giant hornets...

California’s stem-cell research program nearly out of money

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's first-of-its-kind state program to fund stem-cell research is running out of money and supporters want voters to provide a...

Biologists try to foster orphaned mountain lion kittens

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Biologists studying mountain lions in Southern California tried to get a cougar mom to adopt two orphaned kittens but...

Mild to severe: Immune system holds clues to virus reaction

One of COVID-19's scariest mysteries is why some people are mildly ill or have no symptoms and others rapidly die — and scientists are...

Study: Neanderthal genes may be liability for COVID patients

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say genes that some people have inherited from their Neanderthal ancestors may increase their likelihood of suffering severe forms of...

How can I volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine study?

How can I volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine study? ...

French virus testing labs under strain amid resurgent demand

ARGENTEUIL, France (AP) — France’s COVID-19 resurgence is palpable in the buzzing biology lab of this public hospital in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil. ...

UK may take part in COVID-19 vaccine ‘challenge studies’

LONDON (AP) — The British government says it may take part in a study that tries to deliberately infect volunteers who have been given...

Choir practice in Spain infects 30 of 41 members with virus

MADRID (AP) — At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with...

Does the coronavirus spread easily among children?

Does the coronavirus spread easily among children? ...

‘The Batman’ resumes UK production after positive COVID case

The U.K. production of “The Batman” is starting up again after being shut down earlier this month when an individual tested positive for COVID-19....

As India’s virus cases rise, so do questions over death toll

NEW DELHI (AP) — When Narayan Mitra died on July 16, a day after being admitted to the hospital for fever and breathing difficulties,...

Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately...

Easing fires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states' Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from...

World isn’t meeting biodiversity goals, UN report finds

A decade-long global effort to save Earth's disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with fragile habitats like coral reefs and tropical forests...

Germany boosts own vaccine makers in race for COVID-19 jab

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it is providing up to 750 million euros ($892 million) to support three domestic pharmaceutical companies that are developing...

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...

Study finds India missed early cases, lockdown was leaky

NEW DELHI (AP) — Results of India’s first nationwide study of prevailing coronavirus infections found that for every confirmed case detected in May, authorities...

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...

Still too soon to try altering human embryo DNA, panel says

It’s still too soon...

Once seen as loners, male elephants shown to follow elders

WASHINGTON (AP) — A...

Large antibody study offers hope for virus vaccine efforts

Antibodies that people make...

Asia Today: More businesses reopen in Philippine capital

MANILA, Philippines (AP) —...

Can I use a face shield instead of a mask?

Can I use a...

California signs deal to more than double testing capacity

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Can mosquitoes spread the coronavirus?

Can mosquitoes spread the...

Scientists say Hong Kong man got coronavirus a second time

University of Hong Kong...

Quarantines, closures: Confusion reigns as schools reopen

Frightening calls from the...

California delays endangered species status for Joshua trees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

1 in 5 nursing homes short on PPE and staff in virus rebound

WASHINGTON (AP) — One...

Florida Keys to release modified mosquitoes to fight illness

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP)...

Limited COVID-19 testing? Researchers in Rwanda have an idea

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) —...

Not easy eating green: Herbivores most at extinction risk

Although scientists often worry...

‘Too many are selfish’: US nears 5 million virus cases

BOSTON (AP) — Fourth...

China, WHO in talks on plans to trace coronavirus origin

BEIJING (AP) — China...

Scientists study coronavirus outbreaks among minks in Europe

MADRID (AP) — Coronavirus...

US: Snake River dams will not be removed to save salmon

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) —...

Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

The world’s biggest COVID-19...

Luck? Genetics? Italian island spared from COVID outbreak

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP)...

Rare leopard frog found beyond its known range in Southwest

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) —...

US wildlife agency rejects protections for rare fish species

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

Ecuadorian hummingbirds chirp ultrasonic songs of seduction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Perched...

Florida virus deaths surge, vaccine research moves forward

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP)...

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — A...

Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus pandemic

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) —...

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

LONDON (AP) — The...

Aggressive seaweed smothers one of world’s most remote reefs

HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers...

Fish more vulnerable to warming water than first thought

Global warming looks like...

Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race

People on six continents...

AP source: Rockies star Blackmon tests positive for virus

All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon...

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