Over the next few weeks, cicada nymphs will molt into adults and mate. Why does this happen every 17 years, why do so many cicadas emerge ... and why are they so loud?…
By News Desk
China landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time on Saturday, a technically challenging feat more difficult than a moon landing, in the latest step forward for its ambitious goals in space.
By Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press
Nearly a week after a ransomware attack forced Colonial Pipeline to shut down, the company announced it has restored service. The shutdown disrupted gas supplies along the East Coast — full recovery may still take days. The attack has highlighted…
By PBS NewsHour
The year 1990 saw the “Great Shoe Spill" where tens of thousands of Nike shoes fell into the Pacific. The accident led to some scientific discoveries, and now, whimsical art packed with an eco-friendly message. William Brangham plunges into an…
By William Brangham, Anne Azzi Davenport
By Ravi Sen, The Conversation
A thriving black market for stolen personal data makes millions of people vulnerable to spies, spammers, scammers and hackers.
Fully vaccinated Americans will now be able to go mask-free indoors in most places, and outdoors in crowds, according to new guidance released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The previous rule was part of a wave of deregulatory actions under President Donald Trump, who rolled back dozens of environmental rules he considered overly burdensome on businesses.
By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
A NASA spacecraft is headed back to Earth with rubble it collected from an asteroid nearly 200 million miles away. The robotic explorer Osiris-Rex fired its engines Monday to start the two-year trip home.
By William Brangham
New York became the latest state to require students at publicly funded colleges be vaccinated for the fall term — a move that comes as overall, new infections in the U.S. have fallen to their lowest since last September. Vaccine…
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