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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

This photo provided by NASA shows an Eta Aquarid meteor streaking over northern Georgia on April 29, 2012. The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Astronomers say it should be visible in both hemispheres. (B.

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower, debris of Halley’s comet, peaks this weekend. Here’s how to see it

This photo provided by NASA shows an Eta Aquarid meteor streaking over northern Georgia on April 29, 2012. The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Astronomers say it should be visible in both hemispheres. (B.

May 3, 2024, 8:27am Life

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower, remnants of Halley's comet, peaks this weekend. And with just a waning crescent moon in the sky, it should be visible. Read story

Scientists confine, study Chinook at restored Snoqualmie River habitat

April 29, 2024, 6:01am Latest News

In newly restored river channels on the Snoqualmie, baby Chinook salmon are confined in 19 enclosures about the size of large suitcases as they munch on little crustaceans and invertebrate insects floating or swimming by. Read story

Insider Q&A: Trust and safety exec talks about AI and content moderation

April 28, 2024, 5:55am Business

Alex Popken was a longtime trust and safety executive at Twitter focusing on content moderation before leaving in 2023. She was the first employee there dedicated to moderating Twitter’s advertising business when she started in 2013. Read story

This photo provided by NASA shows the Perseverance Mars rover collecting a sample from a rock called &quot;Bunsen Peak&quot; using a coring bit on the end of its robotic arm on March 11, 2024. NASA has put the effort to bring the samples to Earth on hold until there is a faster, cheaper way.

NASA is seeks faster, cheaper way to bring Mars samples to Earth

This photo provided by NASA shows the Perseverance Mars rover collecting a sample from a rock called &quot;Bunsen Peak&quot; using a coring bit on the end of its robotic arm on March 11, 2024. NASA has put the effort to bring the samples to Earth on hold until there is a faster, cheaper way.

April 22, 2024, 5:55am Life

NASA’s plan to bring samples from Mars back to Earth is on hold until there’s a faster, cheaper way, space agency officials said last week. Read story

FILE - The Lyrid meteor shower is seen over Burg on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn off Germany, Friday, April 20, 2018. The Lyrids occur every year in mid-to-late April. Peak activity for 2024 happens Sunday, April 21 into Monday, April 22, with 10 to 20 meteors expected per hour, weather permitting. Viewing lasts through April 29.

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend, but it may be hard to see it

FILE - The Lyrid meteor shower is seen over Burg on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn off Germany, Friday, April 20, 2018. The Lyrids occur every year in mid-to-late April. Peak activity for 2024 happens Sunday, April 21 into Monday, April 22, with 10 to 20 meteors expected per hour, weather permitting. Viewing lasts through April 29.

April 18, 2024, 8:32am Life

The Lyrid meteor shower is underway. But with a nearly full moon in the sky during the peak, it might be tough to see clearly. Read story