Contact-and-go: US spacecraft sampling asteroid for return

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After nearly two years circling an historic asteroid tons of of hundreds of thousands of miles

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House probe makes 1st Venus fly-by on method to Mercury

A spacecraft certain for Mercury has swung by Venus, utilizing Earth’s neighbor to regulate its course on the best way

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California warmth wave prompts energy shutdowns, fireplace hazard

Greater than 50,000 utility clients are with out energy due to a fall warmth wave that has introduced one other

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Earth breaks September warmth file, could attain warmest 12 months

US Scientists calculate that Earth hit its warmest September on file final month By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Author October

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Russian-US crew launches on quick observe to the house station

A trio of house vacationers has launched efficiently to the Worldwide Area Station, for the primary time utilizing a fast-track

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Washington state once more fails to live-track homicide hornet

Washington state officers say they had been once more unsuccessful at live-tracking a “homicide” hornet whereas looking for and destroy

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Scientists return from Arctic with wealth of local weather information

An icebreaker carrying scientists on a year-long worldwide effort to check the excessive Arctic has returned to its house port

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Faux asteroid? NASA professional IDs thriller object as outdated rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The jig could also be up for an “asteroid” that’s anticipated to get nabbed by Earth’s

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2 distant Japan cities search to host nuclear waste storage web site

Two distant cities in northern Japan combating quickly graying and shrinking populations are making use of to probably host a

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Consultants: Warming makes Delta, different storms energy up quicker

Atlantic hurricanes, like Delta, these days are getting stronger quicker By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Author October 8, 2020, 9:30

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2 million stillbirths yearly, pandemic may worsen toll

The World Well being Group and companions say there are about 2 million stillbirths yearly, in keeping with its first-ever

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FDA publishes vaccine pointers opposed by White Home

The Meals and Drug Administration has launched its up to date security requirements for builders of COVID-19 vaccines after the

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Nobel Prize in physics awarded to three scientists for black gap analysis

Three scientists received this 12 months’s Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for advancing our understanding of black holes, the all-consuming

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three scientists share Nobel physics prize for cosmology finds

The 2020 Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to Briton Roger Penrose, German Reinhard Genzel and American Andrea Ghez

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Tasmanian satan returns to mainland Australia after 3,000 years

Thor actor Chris Hemsworth joined conservationists for a historic second in his homeland of Australia, the place they re-introduced the

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three win Nobel medication award for locating hepatitis C virus

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medication has been awarded collectively to Individuals Harvey J By DAVID KEYTON and

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Nobel Prizes and COVID-19: Gradual, primary science might repay

Whereas the world needs flashy fast fixes for every part, particularly huge threats just like the coronavirus and international warming,

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Radish seeds, meats and cheeses launched to house station

An area station cargo ship is chasing after the Worldwide House Station with a particular meals supply By MARCIA DUNN

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California milestone: Four million acres burned in wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO — California is poised to hit a fearsome milestone: Four million acres burned this yr by wildfires which

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A lot of U.S. Southwest left parched after monsoon season

Cities throughout the U.S. Southwest recorded their driest monsoon season on file this yr By FELICIA FONSECA Related Press October

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New rule could strip air pollution protections from well-liked lakes

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Practically 50 years in the past, an influence firm acquired permission from North Carolina to construct a

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Practically 1M who died of COVID-19 additionally illuminated remedy

The practically 1 million individuals world wide who’ve misplaced their lives to COVID-19 have left us a present: By determined

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Tiny airborne particles might pose a giant coronavirus drawback

NEW YORK — At a College of Maryland lab, folks contaminated with the brand new coronavirus take turns sitting in

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French virus testing labs underneath pressure amid resurgent demand

France’s COVID-19 resurgence is palpable within the buzzing biology lab of a public hospital within the Paris suburb of Argenteuil

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NASA astronaut plans to solid her poll from house station

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins instructed The Related Press on Friday that she plans to solid her subsequent vote from house

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Whale swims freed from crocodile-filled Australian river

A humpback whale has discovered its method again to sea weeks after it apparently acquired misplaced in a murky, crocodile-infested

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Efforts afoot to avoid wasting South's disappearing grasslands

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Within the early 2000s, a harvest of pine bushes on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau led to a exceptional

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Underwater and on fireplace: US local weather change magnifies extremes

America’s worsening local weather change downside is as polarized as its politics. Some elements of the nation have been burning

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Drug exhibits promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 examine

A drug firm says {that a} medication it sells to tamp down irritation has helped stop the necessity for respiration

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Poop knives, arachnophobic entomologists win 2020 Ig Nobels

Possibly this yr’s Ig Nobels, the spoof prizes for doubtful however humorous scientific achievement, ought to have been renamed the

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Lightning storm, easterly wind: How the wildfires acquired so unhealthy

SALEM, Ore. — It started as a surprising mild present on a mid-August weekend — lightning bolts crackling within the

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Ambassador: Time is true for brand spanking new arms management settlement

The Trump administration has sketched out a framework that it hopes will keep away from a three-way arms race By

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Fires elevate battle over local weather change earlier than Trump's go to

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. — With crews battling wildfires which have killed not less than 35 individuals, destroyed neighborhoods and enveloped the

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Black scientists name out racism within the area and counter it

WASHINGTON — College of Washington ecologist Christopher Schell is learning how coronavirus shutdowns have affected wildlife in Seattle and different

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Wildfires sweep into Brazil park harboring jaguars

RIO DE JANEIRO — Wildfire has infiltrated a Brazilian state park recognized for its inhabitants of jaguars as firefighters, environmentalists

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UK's 'Moonshot' mass virus check plan met with skepticism

Well being specialists have expressed sturdy skepticism concerning the British authorities’s bold plans to hold out tens of millions of

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Emergency hearth shelters can save lives, in some circumstances

Fourteen firefighters in California had to make use of emergency hearth shelters to outlive a damaging blaze, elevating questions on

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Firefighters overtaken by flames in California mountains

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. — Greater than a dozen California firefighters making an attempt to guard a fireplace station from flames

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COVID-19 vaccine newest flashpoint in White Home marketing campaign

WASHINGTON — The prospect of a vaccine to protect People from coronavirus an infection emerged as some extent of rivalry

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Daring hopes for virus antibody assessments nonetheless unfulfilled

WASHINGTON — On the top of the coronavirus lockdown, President Donald Trump and his prime well being advisers trumpeted a

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Faculties combating coronavirus flip to pungent savior: sewage

SALT LAKE CITY — Days after he crossed the nation to start out school, Ryan Schmutz acquired a textual content

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China's first reusable spacecraft lands after 2-day flight

China says its first reusable spacecraft has landed after two days in orbit, a doable step towards lower-cost area flight

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Governors need extra say in habitat rule for at-risk wildlife

Governors from 22 Western states and Pacific territories need a greater say in how the Trump administration defines habitat for

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Commerce secretary sued in plan to maneuver whales for analysis

An animals rights group is suing to cease a Connecticut aquarium from buying 5 extra beluga whales for analysis By

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Wyoming lauds US carbon seize research; utility skeptical

Wyoming’s governor is selling a Trump administration research that claims capturing carbon dioxide emitted by 4 coal-fired energy crops could

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