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Climate Change Made Summer Drought 20 Times More Likely

Climate Change Made Summer Drought 20 Times More Likely

By Drew Costley | Oct 6, 2022

Drought that stretched across three continents this summer — drying out large parts of Europe, the United States and China — was made 20 times more likely by climate change, according to a new study.

3 Physicists Share Nobel Prize for Work on Quantum Science

3 Physicists Share Nobel Prize for Work on Quantum Science

By Seth Borenstein, Maddie Burakoff, and Frank Jordans | Oct 5, 2022

Three scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in physics for proving that tiny particles could retain a connection with each other even when separated, with applications such as encrypting information.

Study Finds that Climate Change Added 10% to Ian's Rainfall

Study Finds that Climate Change Added 10% to Ian's Rainfall

By Seth Borenstein | Sep 30, 2022

Climate change added at least 10% more rain to Hurricane Ian, a study prepared immediately after the storm shows.

Space Telescopes Capture Asteroid Slam with Striking Clarity

Space Telescopes Capture Asteroid Slam with Striking Clarity

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 30, 2022

The world now has stunning new photos of this week's asteroid strike, the first planetary defense test of its kind.

Bam! NASA Spacecraft Crashes into Asteroid in Defense Test

Bam! NASA Spacecraft Crashes into Asteroid in Defense Test

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 27, 2022

A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth.

A New Space Race? China Adds Urgency to U.S. Return to Moon

A New Space Race? China Adds Urgency to U.S. Return to Moon

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Sep 14, 2022

It's not just rocket fuel propelling America's first moonshot after a half-century lull. Rivalry with China's flourishing space program is helping drive NASA's effort to get back into space in a bigger way.

Ancient Skeleton Found in Mexico Cave Threatened by Train

Ancient Skeleton Found in Mexico Cave Threatened by Train

By Mark Stevenson | Sep 14, 2022

A prehistoric human skeleton has been found in a cave system that was flooded at the end of the last ice age 8,000 years ago, according to a cave-diving archaeologist on Mexico's Caribbean coast.

Bezos Rocket Crashes after Liftoff, Only Experiments Aboard

Bezos Rocket Crashes after Liftoff, Only Experiments Aboard

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 13, 2022

A rocket crashed back to Earth shortly after liftoff Monday in the first launch accident for Jeff Bezos' space travel company, but the capsule carrying experiments managed to parachute to safety.

Space Accidents: NTSB, FAA Agree on Leading Investigations

Space Accidents: NTSB, FAA Agree on Leading Investigations

Sep 10, 2022

Two federal agencies agreed Friday which one will lead investigations of accidents in the nascent commercial space business that includes launching tourists far above the Earth.

Take 2: NASA Aims for Saturday Launch of New Moon Rocket

Take 2: NASA Aims for Saturday Launch of New Moon Rocket

By Marcia Dunn | Aug 31, 2022

NASA will try again Saturday to launch its new moon rocket on a test flight, after engine trouble halted the first countdown this week.

Zombie Ice from Greenland will Raise Sea Level 10 Inches

Zombie Ice from Greenland will Raise Sea Level 10 Inches

By Seth Borenstein | Aug 30, 2022

Greenland's rapidly melting ice sheet will eventually raise global sea level more than twice as much as previously forecast, according to a study published Monday.

Engine Problem Leads NASA to Scrub Launch of New Moon Rocket

Engine Problem Leads NASA to Scrub Launch of New Moon Rocket

By Marcia Dunn | Aug 29, 2022

A fuel leak and then an engine problem during final liftoff preparations led NASA to call off the launch of its mighty new moon rocket Monday on a shakedown flight with three test dummies aboard.

NASA Moon Rocket on Track for Launch Despite Lightning Hits

NASA Moon Rocket on Track for Launch Despite Lightning Hits

By Marcia Dunn | Aug 29, 2022

NASA's new moon rocket remained on track to blast off on a crucial test flight Monday, despite a series of lightning strikes at the launch pad.

Defective Sex Toys Get a 2nd Chance — as Fashionable Shoes

Defective Sex Toys Get a 2nd Chance — as Fashionable Shoes

By Leanne Italie | Aug 27, 2022

Sex toys and shoes? Try, sex toys IN shoes.

New Space Telescope Shows Jupiter's Auroras, Tiny Moons

New Space Telescope Shows Jupiter's Auroras, Tiny Moons

By Marcia Dunn | Aug 23, 2022

The world's newest and biggest space telescope is showing Jupiter as never before, auroras and all.

Hawaii Seeks End to Strife over Astronomy on Sacred Mountain

Hawaii Seeks End to Strife over Astronomy on Sacred Mountain

By Audrey McAvoy | Aug 22, 2022

There's a lot at stake: Native Hawaiian advocates want to protect a site of great spiritual importance. Astronomers hope they'll be able to renew leases for state land underneath their observatories.

Backyard Mosquito Spraying Booms, but May be too Deadly

Backyard Mosquito Spraying Booms, but May be too Deadly

By John Flesher | Aug 19, 2022

Chemical bombardment to keep mosquitoes in check is beginning to worry scientists who fear over-use of pesticides is harming pollinators and worsening a growing threat to birds that eat insects.

Giant Sharks Once Roamed the Seas, Feasting on Huge Meals

Giant Sharks Once Roamed the Seas, Feasting on Huge Meals

By Maddie Burakoff | Aug 18, 2022

A giant shark that roamed the oceans millions of years ago could have devoured a creature the size of a killer whale in just five bites, new research suggests.

Scientists Warn of Dire Effects as Mediterranean Heats Up

Scientists Warn of Dire Effects as Mediterranean Heats Up

By Ciaran Giles and Ilan Ben Zion | Aug 17, 2022

While vacationers might enjoy the Mediterranean Sea's summer warmth, climate scientists are warning of dire consequences for its marine life as it burns up in a series of severe heat waves.

Scientists Say New Climate Law is Likely to Reduce Warming

Scientists Say New Climate Law is Likely to Reduce Warming

By Seth Borenstein | Aug 17, 2022

Massive incentives for clean energy in the U.S. law signed Tuesday by President Joe Biden should reduce future global warming "not a lot, but not insignificantly either," according to a climate scientist.

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