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Amid a changing landscape, students apply scientific inquiry to environmental resiliency

Projects tackle bioplastics, magnetism, efficient irrigation and more

35 years since Challenger launch disaster: ‘Never forgotten’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA leaders, retired launch directors, families of fallen astronauts and space fans marked the 35th anniversary of the Challenger disaster on Thursday, vowing never t...

Behold Hubble’s latest close-up photo of Jupiter

Planet’s bands clearly seen

When is new forecast really new?

WASHINGTON – Before the first snow fell, U.S. meteorologists realized there was a good chance the late-winter storm wasn’t going to produce giant snow totals in big Northeast cities as predi...

Shriveling heat

Global warming could cause some mammals to shrink in size

So, what’s on the menu?

New study of Neanderthals’ teeth shows more varied diet than thought

Climate change taking toll on ocean life

Study shows global warming hurting major hot spots for fish species

50,000-year-old microbes found in crystals in cave

BOSTON – In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old. ...

Weak La Niña fades away after just four months

WASHINGTON – La Niña, we hardly knew ye. U.S. weather forecasters said Thursday the cool flip side to the climate phenomenon El Niño has faded away. The La Niña episode...

Big gulp

This black hole is taking its time to devour distance star

Primates may be facing extinction

WASHINGTON – Gorillas, monkeys, lemurs and other primates are in danger of becoming extinct, and scientists say it’s our fault that our closest living relatives are in trouble, a new interna...

‘Fairy circles’ may not be so magical

Theory suggests termites, plant life may create intricate patterns