Tag: Science

Events expanding to mark 100 years since John Glenn’s birth

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A three-day celebration of what would have been history-making astronaut John Glenn's 100th birthday began Friday in his birthplace and childhood...

Just 7% of our DNA is unique to modern humans, study shows

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WASHINGTON — What makes humans unique? Scientists have taken another step toward solving an enduring mystery with a new tool that may allow for...

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. ...

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...

18-year-old joining Blue Origin’s 1st passenger spaceflight

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An 18-year-old is about to become the youngest person in space, rocketing away with an aviation pioneer who will become...

1st female grizzly in 40 years collared in Washington state

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Wildlife biologists have captured a female grizzly bear in Washington state for the first time in 40 years, fitting it with...

‘Abortion reversal’ bill introduced in GOP-led Ohio House

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A bill that would require doctors to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions about a disputed method for potentially stopping the abortion...