Tag: Science

EXPLAINER: As wildlife smoke spreads, who’s at risk?

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada is blanketing much of the continent, including thousands of miles away on...

‘Superbug’ fungus spread in two cities, health officials say

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NEW YORK — U.S. health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in a few hospitals and nursing homes. ...

Bin there, done that: Cockatoos learn to lift trash lids

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WASHINGTON — A few years ago, a Sydney scientist noticed a sulfur-crested cockatoo opening his trash bin. Not every resident would be thrilled, but...

Rare ‘breakthrough’ COVID cases are causing alarm, confusion

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Reports of athletes, lawmakers and others getting the coronavirus despite vaccination may sound alarming but top health experts point to overwhelming evidence that the...

EXPLAINER: What’s making mid-Atlantic songbirds sick?

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WASHINGTON — A mysterious ailment has sickened and killed thousands of songbirds in several mid-Atlantic states since late spring. While scientists are still racing...

Calls for outside help as extreme weather fuels Oregon fires

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The threat of thunderstorms and lightning has prompted officials in fire-ravaged Oregon to ask for help from outside the Pacific Northwest...

Bezos riding own rocket on company’s 1st flight with people

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VAN HORN, Texas — Jeff Bezos is about to soar on his space travel company’s first flight with people on board. ...

Fauci, Paul clash on virus origins, trade charges of lying

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WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, angrily confronted Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday in testimony on Capitol...

Researchers: Virus surge a ‘raging forest fire’ in Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Public health researchers on Tuesday called the rapid rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Arkansas a “raging forest fire,"...

Bezos’s comments on workers after spaceflight draws rebuke

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NEW YORK — The world's richest man wanted to say thanks to the people who made his brief trip into space Tuesday possible. ...