The cosmic gala climaxes with a blue moon.

  • Blaine P. Friedlander Jr.
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A study about these Old World monkeys adds to evidence of the protective power of grooming and similar interactions.

  • Erin Blakemore
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Workers at an Agri Star meatpacking plant in Iowa were left clueless as the coronavirus spread in their ranks. Genetic data held the answers.


A tumor geneticist, who turned his lab into a coronavirus sequencing facility, helped expose a coronavirus outbreak in an Iowa meatpacking plant.

Temperatures are dropping, and that could mean a spike in coronavirus cases. How a Supreme Court vacancy — or replacement — could have an impact on the presidential election. And, pandemic-inspired music you can dance to.

Video recordings show Northern Dynasty Minerals CEO Ronald Thiessen saying U.S. political leaders were not a barrier for controversial mine.

Satellite-based images from NASA show the recession of Arctic sea ice from March 2020 to September 2020.

NASA ponders two Venusian probes; Russian official calls Venus a “Russian planet.”

Two German archaeologists argue the artifact dates back about 2,600 years, not 3,600 years.

  • Erin Blakemore
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The Scientific American endorsement is one of several occasions when the scientific community has denounced Trump’s beliefs and policies.

An international team of astronomers say they have not directly detected life, but that the presence of phosphine can only be explained by living microbes.

  • Perspective

Part 6: What is the tone of the new normal?

  • Gayle Kabaker
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The handwritten memoir’s description of the disaster helps researchers make conclusions about the center of the earthquake that killed nearly 10,000 people.

  • Erin Blakemore
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Nathaniel Peterson of “Brave Wilderness” channel has become more popular than ever during the pandemic lockdown. But he plans to move on from being the King of Sting.

  • Katherine Ellison
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Sea-level rise and erosion could soon reverse the positive trend and possibly wipe mangroves off the map altogether.

  • Gabriel Popkin
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The authors of the new report say electronic medical records suggest the possibility of a coronavirus transmission in California weeks before officials declared a pandemic.

The World Wildlife Fund report emphasized that one catastrophic consequence of the declines is now before our eyes, with the coronavirus pandemic caused by a zoonotic spillover that is becoming more common as humans expand their footprint.

The distant elephant ancestors migrated over thousands of miles in North America, research suggests.

  • Erin Blakemore
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When housebound pet owners dole out more treats and less exercise, dogs face their own versions of the "quarantine 15."

  • Kim Kavin
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The findings raise the distant possibility they could become a reservoir for the pathogen in nature and transmit it to humans.

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