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Helmet trouble strikes 2nd all-female spacewalk

January 15, 2020, 9:11am Nation & World

Spacewalking astronauts had to make do with fewer lights and camera views from one helmet Wednesday while performing critical battery work outside the International Space Station. Read story

Net launched in space captures junk

January 14, 2020, 6:05am Life

A tossed net has managed to capture space junk in a demonstration of ways to clean up debris in orbit. Read story

Guided by guano: Bat poop sheds light on past

January 14, 2020, 6:02am Life

ST. LOUIS — Whether it’s ice, lake-bottom mud, or cave stalactites and stalagmites, if something piles up and accumulates over time, it can tell scientists about past climate conditions or surrounding landscapes and how they’ve changed. Read story

The real science of nurture vs. nature

January 12, 2020, 6:02am Life

When Robert Shafran started community college in upstate New York in 1980, he was puzzled that some of his fellow students seemed unusually friendly, acting as though they already knew him. Read story

Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?

January 10, 2020, 6:05am Life

NEW YORK — The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. And eat your vegetables. And go to the gym. Read story

Aleutian volcano spews up ash cloud in two strong bursts

January 7, 2020, 4:31pm Northwest

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands spewed ash into flight paths, prompting a warning to pilots by the National Weather Service. Read story

New galactic discovery confirms Richland scientists’ history-making find

January 7, 2020, 8:50am Northwest

KENNEWICK — Gravitational waves from an apparent collision of two neutron stars may have been spotted for the second time in scientific history. Read story

Fake frogs in school dissections eliminate gross-out-factor

December 31, 2019, 1:00pm Life

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — It’s a rite of passage in schools across the U.S.: frog dissection. Read story

Melting permafrost disrupts order in Alaska

December 29, 2019, 2:20pm Northwest

TELLER, Alaska — An unpaved highway runs north out of Nome, carving through more than 70 lonely miles of tundra before dead-ending at this Inupiaq village. Read story

Whale size limited by calories they eat

December 25, 2019, 5:09pm Life

NEW YORK — Whales are big, but why aren’t they bigger? A new study says it’s basically about how many calories they can take in. Read story