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Caterpillar silences tomato’s cry for help, scientists find

March 2, 2021, 6:05am Life

While there’s a famous horror-movie spoof about killer tomatoes, no one seems to have made one about caterpillars — the insect pests that eat the juicy red fruits of summer. Read story

Climate change could fuel more thunderstorms in Alaska

March 2, 2021, 6:00am Life

Thunderstorm frequency could triple in Alaska by the end of the century because of ongoing climate change, according to new research. Read story

10,000-year-old dog bone found in Alaska provides answers

March 2, 2021, 6:02am Life

Researchers have fetched an ancient dog fossil that provides new context for when the species arrived to the Americas. Read story

Report: Nature needs to be heart of economics

March 2, 2021, 6:00am Life

LONDON (AP) — A report commissioned by the British government is urging a radical transformation in the way that countries around the world assess the state of their economies by elevating the natural world as a key element in their economic planning. Read story

Great white shark numbers up significantly in Monterey Bay

March 1, 2021, 6:02am Life

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Researchers have discovered a “dramatic increase” in the number of great white sharks swimming in Monterey Bay in recent years, including an area off Santa Cruz County where a surfer was killed last year, according to a new study published last week. Read story

This image from video shows the parachute deployed during the descent of the Mars Perseverance rover Thursday. Systems engineer Ian Clark used a binary code to spell out "Dare Mighty Things" in the orange and white strips of the 70-foot parachute.

Mars rover’s parachute carried secret message

This image from video shows the parachute deployed during the descent of the Mars Perseverance rover Thursday. Systems engineer Ian Clark used a binary code to spell out "Dare Mighty Things" in the orange and white strips of the 70-foot parachute.

February 23, 2021, 3:38pm Nation & World

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The huge parachute used by NASA’s Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team. Read story

Renewable energy has seen a record-setting level of deployment in 2020 during the pandemic as coal consumption dwindled, figures from an independent report released Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 show. Transportation emissions are expected to jump as the country gets the virus under control.

Pandemic boosts goals for climate

Renewable energy has seen a record-setting level of deployment in 2020 during the pandemic as coal consumption dwindled, figures from an independent report released Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 show. Transportation emissions are expected to jump as the country gets the virus under control.

February 23, 2021, 6:02am Life

WASHINGTON — The pandemic knocked the U.S. back on track to meet its targets in the Paris climate accord, and renewable energy saw a record-setting level of deployment in 2020 as coal consumption dwindled, figures from an independent report released Thursday show, while transportation emissions are expected to jump as… Read story

NASA enlists universities, companies to help design flying taxis.

NASA investing in flying taxis

NASA enlists universities, companies to help design flying taxis.

February 23, 2021, 6:00am Life

SAN DIEGO — NASA has given the University of California, San Diego $5.8 million to help develop electric-powered flying taxis, a form of ride sharing that has been envisioned for decades but is struggling to get beyond the concept stage. Read story

Plateosaurus models at the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany. Plant-eating dinosaurs such as these probably arrived in the Northern Hemisphere many millions of years later than their meat-eating cousins, according to a study published Feb. 16.

Study: Dinosaurs migrated in stages

Plateosaurus models at the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany. Plant-eating dinosaurs such as these probably arrived in the Northern Hemisphere many millions of years later than their meat-eating cousins, according to a study published Feb. 16.

February 23, 2021, 6:00am Life

Plant-eating dinosaurs probably arrived in the Northern Hemisphere millions of years after their meat-eating cousins, a delay likely caused by climate change, a new study found. Read story

This Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 photo provided by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital shows Hayley Arceneaux at the hospital in Memphis, Tenn. On Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, the hospital announced that the 29-year-old physician assistant -- a former patient hired the previous spring -- will launch later this year alongside a billionaire who's using his purchased spaceflight as a charitable fundraiser. (Mike Brown/American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities, St.

Bone cancer survivor to join billionaire on SpaceX flight

This Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 photo provided by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital shows Hayley Arceneaux at the hospital in Memphis, Tenn. On Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, the hospital announced that the 29-year-old physician assistant -- a former patient hired the previous spring -- will launch later this year alongside a billionaire who's using his purchased spaceflight as a charitable fundraiser. (Mike Brown/American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities, St.

February 22, 2021, 9:07am Life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After beating bone cancer, Hayley Arceneaux figures rocketing into orbit on SpaceX’s first private flight should be a piece of cosmic cake. Read story