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Chinese spacecraft carrying lunar rocks lifts off from moon

December 3, 2020, 3:33pm Life

A Chinese spacecraft lifted off from the moon Thursday night with a load of lunar rocks, the first stage of its return to Earth, the government space agency reported. Read story

China spacecraft collects moon samples to take back to Earth

December 2, 2020, 8:36am Life

A Chinese spacecraft took samples of the moon’s surface Wednesday as part of a mission to bring lunar rocks back to Earth for the first time since the 1970s, the… Read story

Student-scientist Time’s ‘Kid of the Year’

December 4, 2020, 12:39pm Life

A 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young scientist who has used artificial intelligence and created apps to tackle contaminated drinking water, cyberbullying, opioid addiction and other social problems has been named Time Magazine's first-ever "Kid of the Year." Read story

Lunar eclipse coming Sunday night, though it might be hard to see

November 27, 2020, 10:17am Life

The celestial bodies are aligning for a show this weekend, though clouds over Portland might block it from view. Read story

Lonnie Thompson, left, and Ellen Mosley-Thompson, paleoclimatologists in their ice core freezer at the Byrd Polar Climate and Research Center at Ohio State University.

Ohio ice core collection at risk for damage

Lonnie Thompson, left, and Ellen Mosley-Thompson, paleoclimatologists in their ice core freezer at the Byrd Polar Climate and Research Center at Ohio State University.

November 26, 2020, 2:45pm Nation & World

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The history of the world is carefully documented and kept in a freezer at Ohio State University. Read story

Chobe the lioness, who was rescued from “Tiger King” Joe Exotic’s Oklahoma facility in 2018 and now lives at the WildCat Ridge Sanctuary in Scotts Mills, was brought in for a CT scan at the Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Oregon State University.

Lioness originally from “Tiger King” Joe Exotic’s park gets surgery at OSU

Chobe the lioness, who was rescued from “Tiger King” Joe Exotic’s Oklahoma facility in 2018 and now lives at the WildCat Ridge Sanctuary in Scotts Mills, was brought in for a CT scan at the Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Oregon State University.

November 26, 2020, 8:44am Latest News

A lioness previously rescued from “Tiger King” Joe Exotic’s big cat park was treated for a uterine infection at Oregon State University on Monday. Read story

Seattle startup joins NASA-sponsored moon-rover team

November 26, 2020, 6:05am Life

SEATTLE — One could never call a lunar rover sleek. Typically weighing hundreds of pounds, they’re studded with solar panels, sensors, cameras and robotic arms. They carry heavy nuclear-powered heaters to help them survive the moon’s frigid, 14-day-long lunar night. Read story

Prayer flags flutter in the breeze at Mount Everest.

Scientists find plastic fibers in Mount Everest snow samples

Prayer flags flutter in the breeze at Mount Everest.

November 26, 2020, 6:00am Nation & World

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Scientists have identified the highest instance of microplastics ever found on Earth, near the summit of Mount Everest. Read story

In this photo taken Thursday, Oct 23, 2003, a man pushes his bicycle past the cover of a magazine showing China's first man in space, Yang Liwei and the Chinese characters for "How far are we from the moon?" at a newsstand in Beijing, China. China's Nov. 24, 2020, trip to the moon and, presumably, back is the latest milestone in the Asian powerhouse's slow but steady ascent to the stars.

Lunar mission a milestone in China’s space ambitions

In this photo taken Thursday, Oct 23, 2003, a man pushes his bicycle past the cover of a magazine showing China's first man in space, Yang Liwei and the Chinese characters for "How far are we from the moon?" at a newsstand in Beijing, China. China's Nov. 24, 2020, trip to the moon and, presumably, back is the latest milestone in the Asian powerhouse's slow but steady ascent to the stars.

November 26, 2020, 6:00am Nation & World

WENCHANG, China — China’s latest trip to the moon is another milestone in the Asian powerhouse’s slow but steady ascent to the stars. Read story

Balloons, plastic bags killing marine animals in U.S. waters

November 24, 2020, 6:02am Life

In Florida, a critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was entangled in a plastic bag that had become filled with sand. The plastic bag had wrapped around the turtle’s neck, which likely led it to drown or suffocate. Read story