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Giant invasive mussels eradicated in N.J.

November 30, 2019, 6:03am Nation & World

Most Americans know mussels as thumb-sized shellfish that occasionally adorn restaurant dinner plates. Read story

Heart rate of a blue whale in the wild recorded for first time

November 27, 2019, 6:04am Animals in the News

Researchers from Stanford and UC San Diego have achieved a difficult breakthrough, making the first recordings of a blue whale’s beating heart while the animal swam in the wild along… Read story

‘Sneaky’ underwater robot spent 18 days recording sea creatures — and noisy humans, too

December 6, 2019, 10:29am Life

For 18 days, an underwater robot dived and surfaced and dived and surfaced — some 402 times in all — listening to the ocean’s depths as it traveled hundreds of miles along the continental shelf off the Washington and Oregon coastline. Read story

A giant step back in time — mammoth or mastadon remains now at EOU

November 28, 2019, 11:30am Northwest

LA GRANDE. Ore. — A fossil is a messenger from the past. Read story

NASA bets on Mars 2020 rover

November 28, 2019, 6:00am Nation & World

On some sunny day next summer, in front of a crowd at Kennedy Space Center, a rocket carrying NASA’s next, best hope at finding life on Mars will launch into the sky. Read story

Spacewalking astronauts repairing cosmic ray detector

November 22, 2019, 9:45am Life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out for the second week in a row Friday to repair a cosmic ray detector, this time actually cutting into the $2 billion instrument. Read story

Astronauts start spacewalk series to fix cosmic ray detector

November 15, 2019, 8:30am Life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts launched an extraordinarily complicated series of spacewalks Friday to fix a cosmic ray detector at the International Space Station. Read story

Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers get view of transit of Mercury

November 11, 2019, 3:06pm Latest News

Space enthusiasts and Safeway shoppers alike had the opportunity to watch Mercury pass between Earth and the sun Monday morning thanks to the Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers Club. Read story

Undersea drones solve mystery of missing WWII sub; Vancouver man among crew

November 11, 2019, 12:14pm Latest News

Tim Taylor was about to end the mission. His team had scoured the seabed off Japan with autonomous underwater vehicles, which are essentially high-tech drones, without a hit. His ship now needed repairs, and a $7 million drone had just reported an error on its latest dive. Read story

Mini Mercury skips across sun’s vast glare in rare transit

November 11, 2019, 10:30am Life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mini Mercury skipped across the vast, glaring face of the sun Monday in a rare celestial transit. Read story