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Boeing Crew Capsule Launches to Space Station on Test Redo

Boeing Crew Capsule Launches to Space Station on Test Redo

By Marcia Dunn | May 20, 2022

Boeing's crew capsule rocketed into orbit Thursday on a repeat test flight without astronauts, after years of being grounded by flaws that could have doomed the spacecraft.

Dusty Demise for NASA Mars Lander in July; Power Dwindling

Dusty Demise for NASA Mars Lander in July; Power Dwindling

By Marcia Dunn | May 18, 2022

The Insight lander is losing power because of all the dust on its solar panels. NASA said Tuesday it will keep using the spacecraft's seismometer to register marsquakes until the power peters out.

Most Great Barrier Reef Coral Studied this Year was Bleached

Most Great Barrier Reef Coral Studied this Year was Bleached

By Rod McGuirk | May 11, 2022

More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed this year was bleached in the fourth such mass event in seven years in the world's largest coral reef ecosystem, Australian government scientists said.

Battery-Powered Greek Island Bets on Green Future

Battery-Powered Greek Island Bets on Green Future

By Derek Gatopoulos | May 11, 2022

The island has already been producing most of its own electricity since 2019, using a solar park and a wind turbine hooked up to trailer-sized batteries that maintain an uninterrupted supply.

Earth Given 50-50 Chance of Hitting Key Warming Mark by 2026

Earth Given 50-50 Chance of Hitting Key Warming Mark by 2026

By Seth Borenstein | May 9, 2022

The world is creeping closer to the warming threshold international agreements are trying to prevent, with nearly a 50-50 chance that Earth will temporarily hit that temperature mark in the next five years.

Mental Health Tips: How Climate Scientists Keep Hope Alive

Mental Health Tips: How Climate Scientists Keep Hope Alive

By Seth Borenstein | May 9, 2022

How climate scientists or emergency room doctors during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic cope with their depressing day-to-day work, yet remain hopeful, can offer help to ordinary people.

Revolutionary Find: 19 Cannons in River Likely Sunk in 1779

Revolutionary Find: 19 Cannons in River Likely Sunk in 1779

By Russ Bynum | May 1, 2022

A warehouse along the Savannah River is holds historical treasures: 19 cannons that researchers suspect came from British ships scuttled to the river bottom during the American Revolution.

50 Years on, Apollo 16 Moonwalker Still 'Excited' by Space

50 Years on, Apollo 16 Moonwalker Still 'Excited' by Space

By Meg Kinnard | Apr 30, 2022

Fifty years after his Apollo 16 mission to the moon, retired NASA astronaut Charlie Duke says he's ready for the U.S. to get back to lunar exploration.

Ideas on Mute? Study: Remote Meetings Dampen Brainstorming

Ideas on Mute? Study: Remote Meetings Dampen Brainstorming

By Seth Borenstein | Apr 28, 2022

Video meetings dampen brainstorming because we are so hyper-focused on the face in that box that we don't let our eyes and minds wander as much, a new study found.

One-Fifth of Reptiles Worldwide Face Risk of Extinction

One-Fifth of Reptiles Worldwide Face Risk of Extinction

By Christina Larson | Apr 28, 2022

More than 1 in 5 species of reptiles worldwide are threatened with extinction, according to a comprehensive new assessment of thousands of species published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

SpaceX Launches 4 Astronauts for NASA after Private Flight

SpaceX Launches 4 Astronauts for NASA after Private Flight

By Marcia Dunn | Apr 27, 2022

SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Wednesday, less than two days after completing a flight chartered by millionaires.

Egypt: Ruins of Ancient Temple for Zeus Unearthed in Sinai

Egypt: Ruins of Ancient Temple for Zeus Unearthed in Sinai

By Samy Magdy | Apr 26, 2022

Egyptian archaeologists unearthed the ruins of a temple for the ancient Greek god Zeus in the Sinai Peninsula, antiquities authorities said Monday.

Callery Pears: An Invader 'Worse than Murder Hornets!'

Callery Pears: An Invader 'Worse than Murder Hornets!'

By Janet McConnaughey | Apr 22, 2022

Stinky but handsome and widely popular landscape trees have spawned aggressive invaders, creating thickets that overwhelm native plants and sport nasty four-inch spikes.

Climate Change, Big Agriculture Combine to Threaten Insects

Climate Change, Big Agriculture Combine to Threaten Insects

By Seth Borenstein | Apr 20, 2022

Climate change and habitat loss from big agriculture are combining to swat down global insect populations, with each problem making the other worse, a new study finds.

Hollywood Missing the Drama in Climate Change, Group Says

Hollywood Missing the Drama in Climate Change, Group Says

By Lynn Elber | Apr 19, 2022

Hollywood's response to climate change includes donations, protests and other activism. but it's apparently missing out on an approach close to home.

Fuel Leak Thwarts NASA's Dress Rehearsal for Moon Rocket

Fuel Leak Thwarts NASA's Dress Rehearsal for Moon Rocket

By Marcia Dunn | Apr 15, 2022

NASA's latest attempt to fuel its huge moon rocket for a countdown test was thwarted Thursday by a hazardous hydrogen leak, the latest in a series of vexing equipment trouble.

There's Still a Way to Reach Global Goal on Climate Change

There's Still a Way to Reach Global Goal on Climate Change

By Seth Borenstein | Apr 14, 2022

If nations do all that they've promised to fight climate change, the world can still meet one of two internationally agreed upon goals for limiting warming.

Twinkle, Twinkle Giant Star, Astronomers See How Far You Are

Twinkle, Twinkle Giant Star, Astronomers See How Far You Are

By Marcia Dunn | Mar 31, 2022

Astronomers have discovered the farthest star yet, a super-hot, super-bright giant that formed nearly 13 billion years ago at the dawn of the cosmos.

Space Junk on 5,800-mph Collision Course with Moon

Space Junk on 5,800-mph Collision Course with Moon

By Marcia Dunn | Mar 2, 2022

The moon is about to get walloped by 3 tons of space junk, a punch that will carve out a crater that could fit several semitractor-trailers.

Archaeologists Find 9,000-Year-Old Shrine in Jordan Desert

Archaeologists Find 9,000-Year-Old Shrine in Jordan Desert

By Omar Akour | Feb 23, 2022

A team of Jordanian and French archaeologists said Tuesday that it had found a roughly 9,000-year-old shrine at a remote Neolithic site in Jordan's eastern desert.

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