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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off on May 19, 2022, from Space Launch Complex-41 at ...
MARCIA DUNN, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Boeing docks crew capsule to space station in test do-over

With only a test dummy aboard, Boeing’s astronaut capsule pulled up and parked at the International Space Station for the first time Friday, a huge achievement for the company after years of false starts.
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The Solar Orbiter spacecraft, which flew by the sun on March 26, has returned a treasure trove of n...
Ashley Strickland, CNN

Solar Orbiter reveals a never-before-seen look at our sun

The Solar Orbiter mission's first close pass of the sun in March has revealed our star in a new light.
4 days ago
The recently described Poecilocharax rhizophilus, female specimen. Adults of this species are consi...
Ashley Strickland, CNN

Two new species of fish found in the Amazon

Two new colorful species of fish have been found in Brazil's Amazon Basin -- and they are already at risk of disappearing due to extinction.
4 days ago
Smog blankets a residential area in the morning on November 23, 2021 in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh In...
SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

Global pollution kills 9 million people a year, study finds

A new study says pollution of all types is killing 9 million people a year. About three quarters of that is air pollution.
5 days ago
The upcoming report on UFOs doesn't rule out the possibility they are alien spacecraft, according t...
Clare Foran, CNN

House panel to hold highly anticipated public hearing on UFOs

A House panel is set to hold a public hearing on Tuesday on "unidentified aerial phenomena," popularly known as UFOs, a high-profile moment for a controversial topic that has long been relegated to the fringes of public policy.
5 days ago
A Super Blood Wolf Moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse on January 20, 2019 in Marina Del Rey,...
Megan Marples and Ashley Strickland, CNN

A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon red. Here’s how to watch

The moon will glow a scarlet color during this year's first total lunar eclipse on Sunday - a stark contrast to its ordinarily milky white sheen.
9 days ago
Plants have been grown in lunar soil for the 1st time ever. (From left) Ferl and Paul grew the seed...
Ashley Strickland, CNN

Plants have been grown in lunar soil for the 1st time ever

In a landmark first, scientists have grown plants in lunar soil using samples collected during the Apollo missions to the moon.
10 days ago
This combination of images provided by NASA on Monday, May 9, 2022, shows part of the Large Magella...
MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

Space telescope in home stretch of tests; early pics impress

NASA's new space telescope is in the home stretch of testing. Astronomers said Monday the James Webb Space Telescope is checking out better than anticipated less than six months after liftoff.
12 days ago
In this handout photo provided by NASA, The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft is seen shortly...
MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

SpaceX brings 4 astronauts home, then launches 53 satellites

SpaceX has returned four astronauts from the International Space Station with a midnight splashdown off the Florida coast.
16 days ago
(FILE PHOTO) Close up of cancer cells in the cervix. Cancer of the uterine cervix, the portion of t...
CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer

Study uncovers clues to rise in uterine cancer death rates

A new study has found clues about what's driving an increase in uterine cancer deaths, particularly among Black women.
17 days ago
FILE -- Well water is pumped into an irrigations system at a vineyard on May 25, 2021 in Madera, Ca...
DAVID PITT Associated Press

NASA scientists wins World Food Prize for climate, food production modeling

A NASA climate research scientist who has spent much of her career explaining how global food production systems must adapt to a changing climate was awarded the World Food Prize. Cynthia Rosenzweig, an agronomist and climatologist, was recognized Thursday for innovative modeling of the impact of climate change on food production.
17 days ago
A Matschie's tree kangaroo emerges from its mother's pouch, Monday, April 18, 2022, at the Bronx Zo...
Associated Press

Rare tree kangaroo born, now pokes its head out, at Bronx Zoo

A baby tree kangaroo that's just poking its nose out of its mother's pouch is the first of its species born at the Bronx Zoo since 2008, zoo officials announced Friday.
23 days ago
A Marine iguana, endemic to the Galapagos, swims on a beach on Santa Cruz island on January 24, 201...
CHRISTINA LARSON, AP Science Writer

One-fifth of reptiles worldwide face risk of extinction

A comprehensive new assessment of thousands of reptiles species has found that 21% are considered endangered, critically endangered or vulnerable to extinction.
25 days ago
HOLD FOR STORY FILE - This photo provided by SpaceX shows the SpaceX crew seated in the Dragon spac...
MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer

3 wealthy businessmen back on Earth after charted trip to space station

Three rich businessmen are back on Earth with their astronaut escort after a pricey trip to the International Space Station. SpaceX flew them back Monday, wrapping up a 17-day chartered flight that marked the first time NASA opened its space hatches to tourists.
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Venus and Jupiter in a very close conjunction 20 arc minutes apart at dawn on November 13, 2017, fr...
Megan Marples, CNN

The closest Venus and Jupiter conjunction in over 5 years is at the end of April

The two planets will appear closest together around 3 p.m. ET on April 30.
26 days ago
FILE PHOTO (Photo by Shawn Cossins/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)...
SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer

Tired of global disasters? UN predicts more and worse

A new United Nations report says disasters are on the rise and are going to get worse. In the late 20th century, the world had some 90 to 100 disasters per year. Now a new UN report says disasters that range from climate change to COVID-19 are going to jump to about 560 a year […]
27 days ago
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29: First-time mother Kartika is seen as her three Sumatran Tiger cubs ar...
YAYAN ZAMZAMI Associated Press

3 critically endangered Sumatran tigers lost to animal traps

Three critically endangered Sumatran tigers were found dead after being caught in traps on Indonesia’s Sumatra island in the latest setback for a species whose numbers are estimated to have dwindled to about 400.
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Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Search for missing weather balloon in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

The search is on for a missing weather balloon and its experiments that were on board. It crashed somewhere in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and park rangers are asking for help finding it.
1 month ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - MARCH 17:  In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Admi...
MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer

Fuel leak thwarts NASA’s dress rehearsal for moon rocket

NASA's latest attempt to fuel its huge moon rocket for a countdown test was thwarted Thursday by a hazardous hydrogen leak.
1 month ago
The meteor reportedly crashed off the coast of Papua New Guinea in 2014. (Aliaksandr Marko/Adobe St...
Megan Marples, CNN

US military confirms an interstellar meteor collided with Earth

Researchers discovered the first known interstellar meteor to ever hit Earth, according to a recently released United States Space Command document.
1 month ago
FILE: Elon Musk speaks at the 2020 Satellite Conference and Exhibition on March 9, 2020, in Washing...
MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer

Elon Musk accused of breaking law in purchase of Twitter stock

Elon Musk's huge Twitter investment took a new twist Tuesday with the filing of a lawsuit alleging that the colorful billionaire illegally delayed disclosing his big stake in the social media company so he could buy more shares at lower prices. The complaint accuses Musk of violating a legal deadline to reveal he had accumulated a stake of at least 5%.
1 month ago
Dr. Jaden Evans, a radiation oncologist at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, uses stereotactic radiosurg...
CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer

Can cancer blood tests live up to promise of saving lives?

A new type of blood test that checks for signs of cancer in healthy people has hit the market. But it's still unclear whether these screening tests will make any difference in cancer death rates.
1 month ago
FILE - In this image made from video, people stand on an overturned vehicle swept by flooding water...
WANJOHI KABUKURU Associated Press

Study: Climate change makes extreme rainfall heavier and more likely during cyclones

Extreme rainfall in southeast Africa has become heavier and more likely to occur during cyclones because of climate change, according to a new analysis released Monday by an international team of weather scientists.
1 month ago
FILE -The NASA Artemis rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard stands on pad 39B at the Kennedy Spa...
MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer

Dress rehearsal: NASA moon rocket’s last test before launch

NASA is kicking off a critical countdown test for its new moon rocket. The two-day dress rehearsal began Friday at Florida's Kennedy Space Center and will culminate Sunday with the loading of the rocket's fuel tanks.
2 months ago
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