Tag: Science

New Mexico goes to court over slow cleanup at US nuclear lab

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico is going after the federal government for failing to make progress on cleaning up contamination left behind by decades...

Avalanche danger high, 32 deaths confirmed this season

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DENVER — Snowboarder Maurice Kervin glided into the snow along the steep terrain in the Colorado backcountry like he's done so many times. ...

New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern

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NEW YORK — Another mutated version of the coronavirus has popped up in New York City, and experts reacted to the the news with...

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

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NEW YORK — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. ...

England minorities: Higher COVID-19 cases, fewer vaccinated

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LONDON — England’s ethnic minority communities have higher levels of COVID-19 infections and lower levels of vaccine acceptance than other groups, according to a...

Mt Etna’s latest eruptions awe even those who study volcanos

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ROME — Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, has awed even seasoned volcanologists in recent days with spectacular spurts of lava lighting up the...

Food fight: Meat-free school meals spark furor in France

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LE PECQ, France — By taking meat off the menu at school canteens, the ecologist mayor of one of France's most famously gastronomic cities...

Bone cancer survivor to join billionaire on SpaceX flight

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After beating bone cancer, Hayley Arceneaux figures rocketing into orbit on SpaceX’s first private flight should be a piece of...

Ivey: State welcomes review of Space Command’s proposed home

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday said she welcomes a federal review of the decision to move the Space Command headquarters...

Italy taps German archaeologist to oversee Pompeii ruins

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ROME — A German-born archaeologist has been chosen to be the next director of Pompeii, which is still revealing its ancient mysteries centuries after...