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He won a trip to space. Then he gave it away to a friend

January 27, 2022, 8:51am Nation & World

He told his family and a few friends. He dropped hints to a couple of colleagues. So hardly anyone knew that the airline pilot could have — should have —… Read story

Study: Gas stoves worse for climate than previously thought

January 27, 2022, 8:46am Nation & World

Gas stoves are contributing more to global warming than previously thought because of constant tiny methane leaks while they’re off, a new study found. Read story

In this Dec. 31, 2021 photo provided by Zachary Holderby, a Steller's sea eagle is seen off Georgetown, Maine near a crow. The rare eagle has taken up residence thousands of miles from its home range, delighting bird lovers and baffling scientists.

Rare eagle seen in Maine, wowing birders, might stay a bit

In this Dec. 31, 2021 photo provided by Zachary Holderby, a Steller's sea eagle is seen off Georgetown, Maine near a crow. The rare eagle has taken up residence thousands of miles from its home range, delighting bird lovers and baffling scientists.

January 25, 2022, 8:04am Life

A rare species of eagle that has thrilled bird lovers and baffled scientists since arriving in Maine last month might not be in a hurry to leave. Read story

Jupiter’s cyclones are similar to Earth’s

January 25, 2022, 6:05am Life

Shortly after entering orbit around Jupiter in 2016, the spacecraft Juno captured images of huge cyclones whirling in geometric patterns at the planet’s poles, an unexpected finding that dazzled scientists. Read story

Wild elephants scavenge for food at an open landfill in Pallakkadu village in Ampara district, about 130 miles east of the capital Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Jan. 6.

Sri Lanka elephants dying from eating plastic waste

Wild elephants scavenge for food at an open landfill in Pallakkadu village in Ampara district, about 130 miles east of the capital Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Jan. 6.

January 25, 2022, 6:00am Life

Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste in an open landfill in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the region, after two more were recently found dead. Read story

A cross country skier glides along the freshly groomed trails at Cabin Creek Sno Park near Easton, Washington on Dec. 19, 2021. When COVID-19 hit in the winter of 2020, many escaped cabin fever by hitting the ski trails and Nordic skis quickly became the new toilet paper - they were hard to find and sold out in stores. The ski boom has continued as the pandemic makes winter outdoor recreation appealing, but climate change means its future is uncertain.

Climate change makes the future of Nordic skiing uncertain

A cross country skier glides along the freshly groomed trails at Cabin Creek Sno Park near Easton, Washington on Dec. 19, 2021. When COVID-19 hit in the winter of 2020, many escaped cabin fever by hitting the ski trails and Nordic skis quickly became the new toilet paper - they were hard to find and sold out in stores. The ski boom has continued as the pandemic makes winter outdoor recreation appealing, but climate change means its future is uncertain.

January 23, 2022, 2:45pm Latest News

For the first time in 32 years, organizers of the Rendezvous Cross Country Ski Festival in West Yellowstone, Montana, had to cancel November’s traditional start-of-the-ski-season event due to a lack of snow. Read story

These bones originated from whales that have been extinct for 300 years or more, officials said.

Smithsonian gets bones of extinct whale found by couple

These bones originated from whales that have been extinct for 300 years or more, officials said.

January 18, 2022, 6:03am Life

A couple walking on a North Carolina beach made a rare discovery that could help researchers solve mysteries from long ago. Read story

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Winter 2022 stargazing sights for Clark County residents

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January 18, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

What’s up in the heavens this season? Read story

The meteorite labeled Allan Hills 84001 is held in the hand of a scientist at a Johnson Space Center lab in Houston on Aug. 7, 1996. (David J.

Study: No sign of Mars life in ancient meteorite

The meteorite labeled Allan Hills 84001 is held in the hand of a scientist at a Johnson Space Center lab in Houston on Aug. 7, 1996. (David J.

January 18, 2022, 6:02am Life

A 4 billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life after all, scientists reported Thursday. Read story

NASA’s new chief scientist absorbs climate adviser role

January 18, 2022, 6:01am Life

A NASA change of guard took place the morning of Jan. 11 when the space weather agency officially welcomed its new chief scientist and climate adviser. Read story