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SpaceX, NASA, astronauts making final preparations: 'We're go for launch'

SpaceX is making final preparations for the Demo-2 mission to launch NASA astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.

27 May 2020 8:55 am
Amid coronavirus outbreak, video shows how droplets spread on mass transit from talking

A video reveals how easily a person infected with coronavirus could potentially spread those particles on mass transit, even if they're just talking to someone.

27 May 2020 4:08 am
Massive leatherback sea turtle spotted nesting on Florida beach

A massive, 800-pound endangered leatherback sea turtle delighted visitors at a Florida beach ahead of Memorial Day weekend when they saw it nesting near the waterfront.

27 May 2020 3:08 am
Mysterious 4,000-year-old skeleton discovered in 'squatting position'

The mysterious skeleton of a woman who died more than 4,000 years ago has been discovered in Germany.

27 May 2020 1:09 am
Rare whale with long, spiky teeth washes up at California beach

A rare whale with long, spiked teeth washed up on a southern California beach.

27 May 2020 12:50 am
Grizzly bear injures bicyclist near Big Sky in Montana

A cyclist was attacked and critically injured by a grizzly bear near Big Sky in Montana on Saturday.

27 May 2020 12:20 am
Mysterious bald eagle death: Raptor stabbed through heart by loon's beak, experts reveal

A bald eagle that was found dead floating in a Maine lakelast summer suffered an unlikely demise, wildlife experts have revealed.

27 May 2020 12:01 am
Get set for the return of cicadas and their 'alien-like wail' after 17 years underground

After 17 years underground, vast armies of cicadas and their alien-like wail are set to emerge in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.

26 May 2020 10:37 pm
First white storks born in England in 600 years shock onlookers

The first white storks born in England in more than 600 years have shocked bird watchers, as they've come out of their nest for the first time, British news agency SWNS reports.

26 May 2020 10:01 pm
Huge locust swarms hit India, East Africa amid coronavirus pandemic

As the world attempts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, India, Pakistan and a number of countries in East Africa are also battling invasions of desert locusts.

26 May 2020 8:16 pm
As coronavirus pandemic continues, Novavax starts clinical trial of potential vaccine in Australia

Though there is no known scientific cure for COVID-19, another potential candidate started clinical trials this week, as Novavax began to inject volunteers in Australia.

26 May 2020 6:51 pm
Mysterious inflammatory syndrome tied to COVID-19 is showing up in adults in their early 20s

A mysteriousinflammatory syndrome tied to COVID-19that has been reported in children is now also turning up in young adults in their early 20s, according to news reports.

26 May 2020 2:30 pm
CDC warns of starving, aggressive rats amid COVID-19 garbage shortage

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week is warning people of an aggressive rat problem in the U.S. stemming from a decrease in food waste during the coronavirus pandemic.

26 May 2020 12:04 pm
SpaceX's first astronaut launch threatened by stormy weather

Stormy weather is threatening to delaySpaceXs first astronaut launch.

26 May 2020 10:14 am
SpaceXs first astronaut launch breaking ground with new look: It is really neat

The first astronauts launched by SpaceX are breaking new ground for style by unveiling hip spacesuits, gull-wing Teslas and even a sleek rocketship with a black and white trim.

25 May 2020 6:16 pm
The CDC is lumping positive COVID-19 viral and antibody tests together: Here's why that's bad

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and several state health departments have been reporting COVID-19 diagnostic tests and antibody tests as one grand tally, rather than keeping their results separate,The Atlantic reported.

25 May 2020 2:30 pm
Baby gorilla at Seattle zoo badly injured in family skirmish

SEATTLE -- A baby gorilla was badly injured at a Seattle zoo on Saturday when he was caught in a skirmish between his family group members, zookeepers said.

25 May 2020 10:26 am
Hurricanes are growing stronger as climate warms, new NOAA study shows

Hurricanes are reportedly strengthening as the Earth's climate grows warmer, according to a new study.

24 May 2020 4:40 am
Experts find bones of dozens of mammoths in Mexico City

An already promising discovery has exploded into a wealth of potential information.

24 May 2020 12:16 am
Hidden underground chambers discovered near Western Wall in Jerusalem

Hidden underground chambers dating back 2,000 years have been discovered near the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

23 May 2020 1:24 am
NASA sets date to research asteroid Bennu after coronavirus pandemic caused delays

After getting delayed by thecoronaviruspandemic, NASA has finally picked out a date to research samples of the asteroid Bennu.

22 May 2020 11:12 pm
SpaceX rocket prepared for historic NASA mission to launch astronauts from US soil

SpaceXs Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft are being prepared for the historic Demo-2 mission that will launch NASA astronauts into space from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.

22 May 2020 9:27 pm
Endangered lemurs are practicing social distancing after new birth

At least one group of mammals is good at social distancing.

22 May 2020 8:38 pm
UK coronavirus vaccine trial is 'progressing very well,' recruiting children and older adults

A COVID-19 vaccine trial at Oxford University in the U.K. is progressing very well, according to researchers involved in the project.

22 May 2020 8:29 pm
35 percent of coronavirus patients could be asymptomatic, CDC says

Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients are of great concern to public health officials and lawmakers due to their ability to spread the virus without knowing they're sick themselves. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than a third of patients could be asymptomatic.

22 May 2020 6:40 pm
The search is on for mysterious World War II sweetheart of RAF 'Great Escape' pilot

The search is on for the mysterious World War II sweetheart of a Royal Air ForceSpitfire pilot who was killed in the famous Great Escape.

22 May 2020 6:05 pm
Baby pygmy hippo born at San Diego Zoo, conquers the internet with cuteness

The San Diego Zoo recently announced its newest (and arguably cutest) arrival: a newborn male pygmyhippo, born on April 9 to its 4-year-old pygmy hippo mama Mabel.

22 May 2020 2:30 pm
Coronavirus testing shortfall in crisis-affected areas risks undetected outbreaks

There are significant gaps in COVID-19 testing capability in war-torn parts of the world, raising the chance of new, undetected outbreaks of the coronavirus.

22 May 2020 10:30 am
Smithsonian collecting coronavirus 'artifacts' to document historic outbreak

Smithsonian curators in Washington, D.C. have launched a project to collect artifacts from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report.

22 May 2020 7:43 am
NJ wildlife officials seeing mysterious lesions on wild turtles, ask for public's help

Wildlife authorities in New Jersey are asking for the publics help as they investigate the cause of mysterious lesions showing up on northern redbelly turtles in southern parts of the state.

22 May 2020 3:31 am
Earths magnetic field weakens, impacting satellites and spacecraft: report

Earth's magnetic field is gradually weakening in an area that stretches from Africa to South America, and scientists who are trying to understand why.

22 May 2020 2:06 am
Incredible pictures show pony bonding with three orphaned lambs

Incredible pictures show a 10-year-old pony bonding with a trio of baby lambs who were orphaned shortly after birth.

21 May 2020 10:46 pm
NASAs Demo-2 launch with SpaceX is 'shot of inspiration' amid coronavirus: Former astronaut Mike Massimino

On May 27, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are scheduled to launch from Kennedy Space Center in a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, becoming the first Americans to head into space from U.S. soil since 2011.

21 May 2020 9:54 pm
Fossil of terrifying megaraptor, with 14-inch claws, discovered in Argentina

Fossils of one of the last remaining megaraptors, a carnivorous dinosaurwith claws more than a foot in length, have been discovered in Argentina.

21 May 2020 9:30 pm
NASA will pay people to spend 8 months in a lockdown to simulate missions to Mars and the moon

NASA's long-term goal is to have astronauts head to Mars in the 2030s, but before it gets there, it's going to pay people to act like they're headed to the Red Planet.

21 May 2020 8:18 pm
Doctors spent more time treating mental health for children and teens during first few weeks of lockdown, research says

The global lockdown from the coronavirus pandemic has affected the mental health of many, especially children and teenagers, new research has found.

21 May 2020 7:04 pm
Massive, rotating disk galaxy from the early universe discovered

A massive, rotating disk galaxy from the early universe has been discovered by an international team of astronomers.

21 May 2020 6:47 pm
Injured bald eagle rescued from California interstate

An injured bald eagle has been rescued from an interstate in northern California.

21 May 2020 6:14 pm
Intense fitness classes can lead to rapid spread of COVID-19, report shows

Fitness dance classes are yet another venue where thenew coronavirusappears to easily spread, according to a new report.

21 May 2020 2:30 pm
Baby exoplanet seen growing around star system in stunning photo

The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope captured a stunning image of a planet being born around a young star located 520 light-years from Earth.

21 May 2020 2:34 am
Antarctic penguins release 'extreme' amount of laughing gas via their poop, scientists say

A study of Antarctic king penguins has found that their feces contribute to a significant release of nitrous oxide (N2O), which is also known as laughing gas.

21 May 2020 2:04 am
Diabetes medications could treat COVID-19 in glucose patients, new research shows

Medications used to treat type-2 diabetes could be effective in stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus in people with diabetes, a new study reveals.

21 May 2020 1:15 am
France should sell Mona Lisa to cover coronavirus economic damage, tech CEO says

A tech CEO suggests that France sell one of its most prized possessions -- Leonardo da Vinci's 500-year-old masterpiece, the Mona Lisa -- to make up for economic damage from the coronavirus.

21 May 2020 12:18 am
Tomb of Iron Age 'princess' adorned with jewelry discovered

The tomb of an Iron Age woman adorned with jewelry has been discovered in France.

20 May 2020 11:20 pm
Titanic salvage firm gets approval for controversial plan to cut into wreck, retrieve telegraph machine

A salvage firm has received approval from a judge in Virginia to remove the telegraph machine from the famous wreck that was used to send distress signals when the liner sank more than 100 years ago.

20 May 2020 10:49 pm
Climate change will turn Antarctica's coast green, algae seen from space, study says

Experts from the University of Cambridge suggest that climate change will turn the coast of Antarctica green, resulting in blooms of algae so thick and strong they could be seen from space.

20 May 2020 9:05 pm
Auschwitz discovery: Secret items hidden by prisoners found at concentration camp site

A number of items hidden by prisoners at Auschwitz have been recovered from a chimney at the site of the Nazi concentration camp in Poland.

20 May 2020 8:43 pm
As coronavirus lockdown reduces pollution in Nepal, Mount Everest visible from over 120 miles away

An incredible photo shows Mount Everest visible for the first time in decades from the Nepalese city of Kathmandu.

20 May 2020 8:05 pm
Frightening Tyrannosaurus rex was a 'marathon' walker, new study says

Like Michael Jordan on a basketball court,the Tyrannosaurus rex is among the most well-known and terrifying dinosaurs to roam the planet. But a new study shows that the super predator may have had more in common with Shaquille O'Nealthan his Airness.

20 May 2020 7:13 pm
How are COVID-19 deaths counted?

As coronavirus has swept through the United States, finding the true number of people who have been infected has been stymied due to lack of testing. Now, official counts ofcoronavirus deathsare being challenged, too.

20 May 2020 2:30 pm