Oregon wildfire forms ‘fire clouds’ that pose danger below

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Smoke and heat from a massive wildfire in southeastern Oregon are creating giant “fire clouds” over the blaze — dangerous columns...

New Merck pneumonia vaccine OK’d in US weeks after Pfizer’s

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U.S. regulators have approved a new pneumonia vaccine from Merck, more than a month after OK'ing an improved version of rival Pfizer’s shot. ...

Hubble Space Telescope fixed after month of no science

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Hubble Space Telescope should be back in action soon, following a tricky, remote repair job by NASA. ...

Rare stone discovered outlining ancient Rome’s city limits

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ROME — Archaeologists have discovered a rare stone delineating the city limits of ancient Rome that dates from the age of Emperor Claudius in...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though...

Worries over racism, waterways inspire push to rename fish

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Minnesota state Sen. Foung Hawj was...

Vaccine deliveries rising as delta virus variant slams Asia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — As many Asian countries battle their worst surge of COVID-19 infections, the slow-flow of vaccine doses from around the world is...

What pairs with beetle? Startups seek to make bugs tasty

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LONDON — Tiziana Di Costanzo makes pizza dough from scratch, mixing together flour, yeast, a pinch of salt, a dash of olive oil and...

NFL funding study on its most common injury: hamstrings

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The NFL is funding a study that will investigate the prevention and treatment of hamstring injuries. ...

WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID lab leak

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BERLIN — The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and...