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By John Yang, Lorna Baldwin
A special experimental white paint that recently made it into the Guinness World Records could one day help keep the world from heating up. John Yang explains from West Lafayette, Indiana.
By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
A plaque attached to the spacecraft includes lines from songs the Beatles wrote, along with quotes from other luminaries. From a John Lennon single: We all shine on . . . like the moon and the stars and the sun.
By Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado
A new analysis of air quality in the United States clears up just how far smoke from wildfires burning in the western part of the nation can travel, as the fires continue to pose significant health risks to nearby communities.
By Miles O'Brien
In a major milestone, the World Health Organization endorsed widespread use of a vaccine aimed at stemming the effects of the parasitic disease malaria, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Miles O'Brien looks at efforts to tackle other diseases carried by mosquitoes…
Manabe and Hasselmann “laid the foundation of our knowledge of the Earth’s climate and how humanity influences it." Parisi “built a deep physical and mathematical model” that made it possible to understand complex systems in fields as different as mathematics,…
By Associated Press
A joint European-Japanese spacecraft got its first glimpse of Mercury as it swung by the solar system’s innermost planet while on a mission to deliver two probes into orbit in 2025.
By Deema Zein, Julia Griffin
One in two children in the U.S. have detectable levels of lead in their blood, cavers descend to the bottom of Yemen’s ‘Well of Hell’ for the first time and newly discovered fossil footprints show earlier human arrival in North…
They were cited for their discovery of receptors for temperature and touch.
By William Brangham, Jason Kane, Claire Mufson
It is the famous lightbulb-going-off story every school kid learns: How James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, cementing their place in scientific history. But as William Brangham explains, a new book titled "The Secret of Life"…
By Cat Wise, Leah Nagy
California's famous giant sequoias can live for thousands of years. But the KNP Complex Fire is just 11 percent contained, and is burning across nearly 50,000 acres, including treasured groves in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Another fire is…
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