Tag: Science

Next stop Mars: 3 spacecraft arriving in quick succession

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After hurtling hundreds of millions of miles through space since last summer, three robotic explorers are ready to hit the...

Nothing to sneeze at: Global warming triggers earlier pollen

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When Dr. Stanley Fineman started as an allergist in Atlanta, he told patients they should start taking their medications and prepare for the drippy,...

Millie Hughes-Fulford, trailblazing astronaut, dies at 75

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SAN FRANCISCO — Millie Hughes-Fulford, a trailblazing astronaut and scientist who became the first female payload specialist to fly in space for NASA, died...

Deer native to India starve to death amid drought in Hawaii

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HONOLULU — Axis deer, a species native to India presented as a gift from Hong Kong to the king of Hawaii in 1868, have...

Stevie Wonder awarded Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize

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JERUSALEM — Music legend Stevie Wonder on Tuesday was awarded Israel's Wolf Prize, headlining a group of laureates in the arts and sciences receiving...

Ancient shell horn can still play a tune after 18,000 years

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WASHINGTON — A large conch shell overlooked in a museum for decades is now thought to be the oldest known seashell instrument — and...

Audit raises concerns about wildfire risks at US nuclear lab

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One of the nation’s premier nuclear laboratories isn’t taking the necessary precautions to guard against wildfires, according to an audit by...

How are experts tracking variants of the coronavirus?

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How are experts tracking variants of the coronavirus? Scientists are scanning...

White House says it will defer to CDC on reopening schools

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Facing criticism that President Joe Biden has not acted aggressively enough on reopening schools, the White House on Thursday said it’s aiming for a...

White House says it will defer to CDC on reopening schools

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Facing criticism that President Joe Biden has not acted aggressively enough on reopening schools, the White House on Thursday said it’s aiming for a...