National
July 24

US eyes building nuclear power plants for moon and Mars

The U.S. wants to build nuclear power plants that will work on the moon and Mars, and on Friday put out a request for ideas from the private sector on how to do that.
World
July 24
People searched for mammoth bone fragments in the Pechevalavato Lake in the Yamalo-Nenets region, Russia, Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Well-preserved mammoth skeleton found in Siberian lake

Russian scientists are working to retrieve the well-preserved skeleton of a woolly mammoth, which has some ligaments still attached to it, from a lake in northern Siberia.
Variety
July 23
This illustration made available by NASA depicts the Solar Orbiter satellite in front of the Sun. On Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, NASA and the European Space

Spacecraft snaps closest pictures of sun, 'campfires' abound

A European and NASA spacecraft has snapped the closest pictures ever taken of the sun, revealing countless little "campfires" flaring everywhere.
Science
July 23
Flares from oil wells light the night sky in Nahran Omar, Iraq, spewing chemicals day and night. “Every family has someone who has cancer,” a trib

Southern Iraq's toxic twilight burning gas and poisoning the air

Gas flaring, petrochemical plants and more all contribute to what Shukri Hassan, a professor of environment, calls "a cocktail of pollutants."
Business
July 23
FILE - In this Sunday, June 21, 2020 photo provided by Olga Burtseva, children play in the Krugloe lake outside Verkhoyansk, Sakha Republic, about 4,6

Climate change makes freak Siberian heat 600 times likelier

Nearly impossible without man-made global warming, this year’s freak Siberian heat wave is producing climate change’s most flagrant footprint of extreme weather, a new flash…
Science
July 23
California allows people to take invertebrates from tide pools with a license and within limits. But some residents worry that the rise in recreationa

Crowds removing sea creatures from San Pedro tide pools put ecosystem at risk

LOS ANGELES – It was against the backdrop of a pounding surf that almost 30 people had gathered on the cragged and slippery folds of…
Science
July 23

New clues into how exercise bolsters the brain

Many questions remain unanswered about how, at a cellular level, exercise remodels and alters the brain.
Variety
July 23
Dr. Desiree Marshall examined the preserved heart of a COVID-19 victim in a laboratory in Seattle. The disease can leave a path of damage on hearts, k

Profile of a killer: Unraveling the deadly new coronavirus

What is this enemy?
Science
July 23
FILE -- People exercise at a public park along the East River on Manhattan's Lower East Side, June 10, 2015. A new exercise study, involving twins, sh

What's the best exercise for you? Twins can provide an answer

They offer insight in finding the best exercise for each of us.
Celebrities
July 23
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is launching a legal attack against Google's YouTube video site for allowing con artists to use him as a pawn in a Bitc

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sues YouTube over Bitcoin scam videos

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is launching a legal attack against Google's YouTube video site for allowing con artists to use him as a pawn in a Bitcoin scam believed to have heisted millions of dollars from people around the world.
World
July 23
A Long March-5 rocket carrying the Tianwen-1 Mars probe lifts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province, Thursday,

China launches ambitious attempt to land rover on Mars

China launched its most ambitious Mars mission yet on Thursday in a bold attempt to join the United States in successfully landing a spacecraft on the red planet.
Variety
July 22
FILE - In this March 25, 2008, file photo, visitors walk along a pathway near the entrance to the Muir Woods National Monument, named after John Muir,

Sierra Club apologizes for founder John Muir's racist views

The Sierra Club apologized Wednesday for racist remarks its founder, naturalist John Muir, made more then a century ago as the influential environmental group grapples with a harmful history that perpetuated white supremacy.
World
July 22
The paper, produced under an international science organization, the World Climate Research Program, brought together three broad fields of climate ev

Major new climate study rules out less severe global warming scenarios

A team of researchers has sharply narrowed the range of possible temperature increases, tightening it to between 4.9 and 7.4 degrees.
Nation
July 22
Comet Neowise is seen to the northwest of Idaho Falls on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

How to see (and photograph) comet Neowise before it disappears for 6,800 years

The comet will make its closest approach to Earth on Wednesday night and eventually fade from view.
Nation
July 22

Telescope snaps family portrait of 2 planets around baby sun

For the first time, a telescope has captured a family portrait of another solar system with not just one, but two planets posing directly for the cameras while orbiting a star like our sun.
National
July 21
The Justice Department has accused two Chinese hackers of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars of trade secrets from companies across the world an

US accuses Chinese hackers in targeting of COVID-19 research

Hackers working with the Chinese government targeted firms developing vaccines for the coronavirus and stole hundreds of millions of dollars worth of intellectual property and trade secrets from companies across the world, the Justice Department said Tuesday as it announced criminal charges.
National
July 21
President Donald Trump held up an executive order on energy and infrastructure after signing it at the International Union of Operating Engineers Inte

21 state attorneys general sue over new Trump water rule

Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia sued the Trump administration on Tuesday, alleging that new federal rules undermine their ability to protect rivers, lakes and streams within their borders.
Business
July 20
In this handout photo released by the University of Oxford a volunteer participates in the vaccine trial in Oxford, England on July 7, 2020. Scientist

U.K. coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot.
Nation
July 19
Crowds of people gathered at Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill in Gravois Mills, Missouri on May 24. Researchers want to know why the Memorial Day

'Superspreading' events propel virus pandemic

More than 180 cases have been linked to one bar in Michigan. Understanding how and why these events occur is key to reopening safely, scientists say.
Science
July 18
Advhena magnifica, part of a class called glass sponges because their skeletons are made of silica, was collected in 2016 at a depth of 6,560 feet.

'Alien-like' creature resembling E.T. discovered in ancient area of Pacific seafloor

The "E.T. sponge" has been classified as a new species and genus.