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Sea otters help save California marshlands

February 20, 2024, 6:03am Life

The return of sea otters and their voracious appetites has helped rescue a section of California marshland, a new study shows. Read story

Ed Dwight was to be the first Black astronaut. At 90, he’s finally getting his due

February 19, 2024, 6:05am Life

Ed Dwight grew up in segregated 1930s Kansas on a farm on the edge of town. An airfield was within walking distance, and, as a boy, he’d often go to… Read story

Astronomers find what may be the universe’s brightest object with a black hole devouring a sun a day

February 19, 2024, 11:37am Nation & World

Astronomers have discovered what may be the brightest object in the universe, a quasar with a black hole at its heart growing so fast that it swallows the equivalent of a sun a day. Read story

A partially bleached mound coral sits on the reef floor after a mass bleaching event in March 2023 at Cheeca Rocks Reef in Islamorada, Florida, on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

Big blow to Florida reef recovery: First survey after record heat finds coral graveyards

A partially bleached mound coral sits on the reef floor after a mass bleaching event in March 2023 at Cheeca Rocks Reef in Islamorada, Florida, on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

February 18, 2024, 6:00am Nation & World

The first survey of Florida’s reefs after an ‘apocalyptic’ marine heat wave offers a bleak picture of the future of the state’s renowned corals — and the restoration efforts to save them. Read story

This photo provided by NASA on Jan. 22, 2024 shows a view of eight sample trays containing the final material from asteroid Bennu. NASA reported Thursday, Feb. 15,  that the Osiris-Rex spacecraft collected 121.6 grams (4.3 ounces) of dust and pebbles from asteroid Bennu. That&rsquo;s about a cupful _ the biggest cosmic haul ever from beyond the moon.

NASA’s final tally shows spacecraft returned double the amount of asteroid rubble

This photo provided by NASA on Jan. 22, 2024 shows a view of eight sample trays containing the final material from asteroid Bennu. NASA reported Thursday, Feb. 15,  that the Osiris-Rex spacecraft collected 121.6 grams (4.3 ounces) of dust and pebbles from asteroid Bennu. That&rsquo;s about a cupful _ the biggest cosmic haul ever from beyond the moon.

February 16, 2024, 10:41am Life

NASA finally has counted up all the asteroid samples returned by a spacecraft last fall — and it’s double the rubble return goal. Read story

A male polar bear eats a piece of whale meat Aug. 23, 2010, as it walks along the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba. With Arctic sea ice shrinking from climate change, many polar bears have to shift their diets to land during parts of the summer, a new study suggests.

For threatened polar bears, the climate change diet is a losing proposition

A male polar bear eats a piece of whale meat Aug. 23, 2010, as it walks along the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba. With Arctic sea ice shrinking from climate change, many polar bears have to shift their diets to land during parts of the summer, a new study suggests.

February 16, 2024, 6:05am Life

For polar bears, the climate change diet is a losing proposition, a new study suggests. Read story

U.S. company’s lunar lander rockets toward the moon for a touchdown attempt next week

February 15, 2024, 10:48am Nation & World

Another private U.S. company took a shot at the moon Thursday, launching a month after a rival’s lunar lander missed its mark and came crashing back. Read story

Abby Prudente of Vancouver, 11, looks up at the solar eclipse Aug. 21, 2017, from Fort Vancouver.

Knock-out view: Swath of country prepping for eclipse; Northwest gets a slice

Abby Prudente of Vancouver, 11, looks up at the solar eclipse Aug. 21, 2017, from Fort Vancouver.

February 13, 2024, 6:02am Clark County Life

The sun is about to pull another disappearing act across North America, turning day into night during a total solar eclipse. Read story

Saturn&rsquo;s moon Mimas and it&rsquo;s large Herschel Crater, is captured by the Cassini spacecraft. .

Saturn moon may hide ocean

Saturn&rsquo;s moon Mimas and it&rsquo;s large Herschel Crater, is captured by the Cassini spacecraft. .

February 13, 2024, 6:02am Life

Astronomers have found the best evidence yet of a vast, young ocean beneath the icy exterior of Saturn’s Death Star lookalike mini moon. Read story

In this image from video provided by NASA, the 11 International Space Station crew members representing Expedition 70 (red shirts) and Axiom Space 3 (dark blue suits) crews gather for a farewell ceremony calling down to mission controllers on Earth on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. Front row from left are Italy&rsquo;s Walter Villadei, Turkey&rsquo;s Alper Gezeravci and Sweden&rsquo;s Marcus Wandt. Above them hanging upside down in blue is Axiom Space&rsquo;s Michael Lopez-Alegria, a former NASA astronaut.

Astronauts from Turkey, Italy and Sweden return to Earth, ending private space station trip

In this image from video provided by NASA, the 11 International Space Station crew members representing Expedition 70 (red shirts) and Axiom Space 3 (dark blue suits) crews gather for a farewell ceremony calling down to mission controllers on Earth on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. Front row from left are Italy&rsquo;s Walter Villadei, Turkey&rsquo;s Alper Gezeravci and Sweden&rsquo;s Marcus Wandt. Above them hanging upside down in blue is Axiom Space&rsquo;s Michael Lopez-Alegria, a former NASA astronaut.

February 9, 2024, 8:10am Life

Astronauts from Turkey, Italy and Sweden returned to Earth on Friday, ending a private three-week mission to the International Space Station. Read story