Business
December 3, 2020
In this Aug. 13, 1965 photo provided by the San Diego Air and Space Museum, technicians work on an Atlas Centaur 7 rocket at Cape Canaveral, Fla. A my

NASA: Mystery object is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroid

A mysterious object temporarily orbiting Earth is a 54-year-old rocket, not an asteroid after all, astronomers confirmed Wednesday.
World
December 2, 2020
This image taken by panoramic camera aboard the lander-ascender combination of Chang'e-5 spacecraft provided by China National Space Administration sh

China: Moon probe preparing to return rock samples to Earth

China said Thursday its latest lunar probe has finished taking samples of the moon's surface and sealed them within the spacecraft for return to Earth, the first time such a mission has been attempted by any country in more than 40 years.
World
December 2, 2020
China releases images of successful moon landing

China releases images of successful moon landing

A Chinese spacecraft on Tuesday landed on the moon to bring back lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s, the government announced.
Nation
December 2, 2020
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 file photo, Herman Termeer, 54, stands on the roof of his home as the Blue Ridge Fire burns along the hillside i

UN calls on humanity to end 'war on nature,' go carbon-free

As an extreme year for hurricanes, wildfires and heat waves comes to an end, the head of the United Nations challenged world leaders to make…
World
December 1, 2020
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at the parliament on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Wellington. New Zealand joined more than 30 other co

New Zealand symbolically declares climate emergency

Joining more than 30 countries, New Zealand on Wednesday took the symbolic step of declaring a climate emergency.
National
December 1, 2020

US: Mountain pine tree that feeds grizzlies is threatened

Climate change, voracious beetles and disease are imperiling the long-term survival of a high-elevation pine tree that's a key source of food for some grizzly bears and found across the West, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
Nation
December 1, 2020
This satellite image provided by 2020 Maxar Technologies shows the damaged radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, Thursday, Nov. 1

Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope, already damaged, collapses

A huge, already damaged radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century completely collapsed on Tuesday.
Local
December 1, 2020
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DNR turns to helicopters for restocking fish populations in remote Minnesota lakes

It's safer for the prized fish and the pilots than using traditional small planes.
Coronavirus
November 30, 2020
People stood in line to make their way through the new saliva COVID-19 testing site at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Nov. 12, 2020

Antidepressant may keep COVID patients out of the hospital

An anxiety-fighting drug that has been on the market for decades could turn out to be a potent weapon in the fight against COVID-19.
Business
November 28, 2020
TuSimple announced plans to build a hub for its autonomous trucks at Fort Worth’s AllianceTexas development.

Self-driving semitrailer trucks are getting ready to roll more often

The age of self-driving 18-wheelers traveling on U.S. highways may be much closer than many people realize, and North Texas is emerging as the likely…
National
November 27, 2020

For Big Tech, Biden brings a new era but no ease in scrutiny

The Obama-Biden administration was a charmed era for America's tech companies — a moment when they were lionized as innovators, hailed as job creators and largely left alone.
Variety
November 27, 2020
In this Feb. 12, 2019 photo, Meghan Waldron walks down the street in Boston. Waldron is a student at Emerson College with progeria, one of the world's

1st drug for rare rapid-aging disease extends kids' lives

The first drug was approved Friday for a rare genetic disorder that stunts growth and causes rapid aging in children, after studies showed it can…
National
November 25, 2020
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during an event in the briefing room of the White House in Washington

Q&A: Will Twitter, Facebook crack down on Trump?

For the past four years, President Donald Trump has enjoyed the special status of a world leader on Twitter and Facebook, even as he used his perch atop the social media pyramid to peddle misinformation and hurl abuse at his critics.
World
November 24, 2020
A Long March-5 rocket carrying the Chang'e 5 lunar mission lifts off at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Wenchang in southern China's Hainan Provin

Lunar mission is latest milestone in China's space ambitions

China's latest trip to the moon is another milestone in the Asian powerhouse's slow but steady ascent to the stars.
World
November 24, 2020
China launches mission to bring back moon rocks

China launches mission to bring back moon rocks

Chang'e 5 - named for the Chinese moon goddess - is the country's boldest lunar mission yet.
Nation
November 24, 2020

Mysterious shiny monolith found in otherworldly Utah desert

Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah's red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state.
Nation
November 24, 2020
Strange metal tower found in Utah desert

Strange metal tower found in Utah desert

The smooth, tall structure was found during a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep in south eastern Utah, officials said.
Nation
November 22, 2020
Vials of COVID-19 samples were tested on Tuesday.

Is COVID a disease of the blood vessels?

The way COVID destroys the vascular system could explain what links wide-ranging symptoms.
November 21, 2020
In this Thursday, Jan, 23, 2020, photo, Nintendo Switch game consoles are on display at Nintendo's official store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Ti

Study suggests video games can be good for players' mental health

A study by Oxford University researchers on how playing video games affects mental health used data from video game makers, marking what the authors say is a rare collaboration between academics and the game industry.
Science
November 21, 2020
In an undated image provided by LaTrobe University, Melbourne, the two-million-year-old skull of Paranthropus robustus, a large-toothed, small-brained

How human cousin adapted to a changing climate

Species evolved amid changing environment.