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Summer on the Mountain: Mount St. Helens pinnacle of recreation, science and learning

May 18, 2024, 6:13am Clark County Life

MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL VOLCANIC MONUMENT — The fact that unpredictably moving rock has blocked the road to its prime visitor center says a lot about Mount St. Helens. Much… Read story

Scientists unlock basics of sperm whale language

May 14, 2024, 6:15am Life

Scientists studying the sperm whales that live around the Caribbean island of Dominica have described for the first time the basic elements of how they might be talking to each… Read story

This illustration provided by NASA in 2017 depicts the planet 55 Cancri e, right, orbiting its star. A thick atmosphere has been detected around the planet, which is twice as big as Earth in a solar system about 41 light-years away, researchers reported Wednesday.

Scientists: Exoplanet has atmosphere

This illustration provided by NASA in 2017 depicts the planet 55 Cancri e, right, orbiting its star. A thick atmosphere has been detected around the planet, which is twice as big as Earth in a solar system about 41 light-years away, researchers reported Wednesday.

May 14, 2024, 6:05am Life

A thick atmosphere has been detected around a planet that’s twice as big as Earth in a nearby solar system, researchers reported Wednesday. Read story

New research aims to gauge brain power of the T. rex

May 14, 2024, 5:23am Life

In December 2022, Vanderbilt University neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel published a paper that caused an uproar in the dinosaur world. Read story

How to spot AI-generated deepfake images

May 11, 2024, 6:02am Life

Artificial intelligence fakery is quickly becoming one of the biggest problems confronting us online. Deceptive pictures, videos and audio are proliferating as a result of the rise and misuse of generative artificial intelligence tools. Read story

This image provided by NASA shows a solar flare, as seen in the bright flash in the lower right,  captured by NASA&rsquo;s Solar Dynamics Observatory on May 9, 2024. A severe geomagnetic storm watch has been issued for Earth starting Friday and lasting all weekend  _ the first in nearly 20 years.

Strong solar storm could disrupt communications and produce northern lights in US

This image provided by NASA shows a solar flare, as seen in the bright flash in the lower right,  captured by NASA&rsquo;s Solar Dynamics Observatory on May 9, 2024. A severe geomagnetic storm watch has been issued for Earth starting Friday and lasting all weekend  _ the first in nearly 20 years.

May 10, 2024, 8:24am Latest News

A strong solar storm headed toward Earth could produce northern lights in the U.S. and potentially disrupt communications this weekend. Read story

Beach grass grows along the Oregon Coast. Once sparsely vegetated, settlers planted nonnative grasses to keep the sand from shifting in the wind. Those nonnative grass species are breeding with native plants and hindering habitat conservation efforts.

A nonnative beach grass hybrid is running wild along the Pacific Northwest coast

Beach grass grows along the Oregon Coast. Once sparsely vegetated, settlers planted nonnative grasses to keep the sand from shifting in the wind. Those nonnative grass species are breeding with native plants and hindering habitat conservation efforts.

May 7, 2024, 6:05am Latest News

Over a century ago, settlers irreversibly altered the Pacific Coast’s natural shape with the introduction of two nonnative grass species. Read story

A facial wound is seen June 23, 2022, on Rakus, a wild male Sumatran orangutan in Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia, two days before he applied chewed leaves from a medicinal plant, left, and on Aug. 25, 2022, after his facial wound was barely visible.

Orangutan, heal thyself: Ape treats injury with medicinal plant

A facial wound is seen June 23, 2022, on Rakus, a wild male Sumatran orangutan in Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia, two days before he applied chewed leaves from a medicinal plant, left, and on Aug. 25, 2022, after his facial wound was barely visible.

May 7, 2024, 6:02am Life

An orangutan appeared to treat a wound with medicine from a tropical plant — the latest example of how some animals attempt to soothe their own ills with remedies found in the wild, scientists reported Thursday. Read story

In this photo provided by NASA, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing&rsquo;s Starliner capsule aboard is illuminated by spotlights on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 ahead of the NASA&rsquo;s Boeing Crew Flight Test, Saturday, May 4, 2024, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Fla. NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams will launch aboard to the International Space Station, scheduled for liftoff on May 6.

Boeing is set to launch NASA astronauts for the first time after years of struggle

In this photo provided by NASA, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing&rsquo;s Starliner capsule aboard is illuminated by spotlights on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 ahead of the NASA&rsquo;s Boeing Crew Flight Test, Saturday, May 4, 2024, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Fla. NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams will launch aboard to the International Space Station, scheduled for liftoff on May 6.

May 6, 2024, 8:35am Life

Boeing counted down for its first astronaut launch on Monday after years of struggle. Read story

The ashy pebblesnail is one of two species of snail the Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned the federal government to list as an endangered species.

Center for Biological Diversity hopes to protect Washington’s Ashy pebblesnail and shortface lanx

The ashy pebblesnail is one of two species of snail the Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned the federal government to list as an endangered species.

May 4, 2024, 6:12am Clark County News

Once found throughout the Columbia River basin, the ashy pebblesnail and the shortface lanx have disappeared from much of Washington. The Center for Biological Diversity hopes to change that. The nonprofit group has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to add both species to the federal endangered species list. Read story