Tag: Science

Blue Origin brings space tourism to tiny Texas town

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VAN HORN, Texas — For years, the official letterhead for the small town of Van Horn, tucked neatly among the foothills of the Guadalupe...

California fire prompts evacuations; Oregon blaze balloons

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SAN FRANCISCO — A rapidly growing wildfire south of Lake Tahoe jumped a highway, prompting more evacuation orders and the cancellation of an extreme...

Nightclubs elated, but doubts cloud England’s ‘Freedom Day’

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LONDON — Sparkling wine, confetti, a midnight countdown: It’s not New Year’s Eve, but it might as well be for England’s clubbers. After 17...

EXPLAINER: How Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos will soar into space

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, founder Jeff Bezos will be on board. No test...

Unstable weather will continue to fuel huge Oregon blaze

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Dry, unstable and windy conditions will keep fueling a massive wildfire in southern Oregon, forecasters said, as the largely uncontained blaze...

Why the Anthony Bourdain voice cloning creeps people out

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The revelation that a documentary filmmaker used voice-cloning software to make the late chef Anthony Bourdain say words he never spoke has drawn criticism...

Experts: Europe floods shows need to curb emissions, adapt

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BRUSSELS — Just as the European Union was announcing plans to spend billions of euros to contain climate change, massive clouds gathered over Germany...

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...