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Private Boats Enter SpaceX Splashdown Area, Raising Concerns

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 18:15
“We need to do a better job next time” of securing the area, the NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said.

NASA Astronauts Safely Return to Earth: ‘Thank You for Flying SpaceX’

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 17:38
Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley returned to Earth in the first water landing by an American space crew since 1975.

Birx Says U.S. Coronavirus Epidemic Is in a New Phase

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 11:40
She and other top health officials in the Trump administration warn states of a deepening spread of the coronavirus, in both rural and urban areas.

Live Coronavirus Updates: Tracking Global News, Cases and Deaths

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 11:09
Hard-hit Florida faces hurricane season. The virus is picking up speed in the Midwest, and in other states that thought they had already seen the worst of it.

Coronavirus Updates: Latest News and Analysis

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 05:30
Florida, with over 7,000 virus deaths, now faces hurricane season as Tropical Storm Isaias threatens the East Coast.

SpaceX Crew Dragon and Astronaut Return: When to Watch

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 21:01
Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley left the space station on Saturday night, preparing for a Gulf of Mexico splashdown on Sunday.

Connie Culp, First Face Transplant Recipient in U.S., Dies at 57

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 14:32
Her near-total face transplant in 2008 was the most complex at the time. She was the fourth patient in the world to undergo such a procedure.

SpaceX Crew Dragon to Bring 2 NASA Astronauts Home

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 08:40
Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are getting ready to splash down after two months in orbit.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Officials Meet on Capitol Hill After $600-a-Week Lifeline for Jobless Expires

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 07:39
California has confirmed over 500,000 cases. Vietnam reported its third death. Florida, already pummeled by the virus, is now facing Hurricane Isaias.

Can Humans Give Coronavirus to Bats, and Other Wildlife?

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 02:00
Federal agencies suggest caution in U.S. bat research to avoid transmitting the novel coronavirus to wildlife.

How Woody Vines Do the Twist

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 02:00
Slowly, scientists are learning how lianas quickly climb.

Why a Data Breach at a Genealogy Site Has Privacy Experts Worried

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 02:00
Nearly two-thirds of GEDmatch’s users opt out of helping law enforcement. For a brief window this month, that didn’t matter.

The Coronavirus Infected Hundreds at a Georgia Summer Camp

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 17:30
The camp took precautions but did not require campers to wear masks, the C.D.C. reported. Singing and cheering may have helped spread the virus.

Should Youth Come First in Coronavirus Care?

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 13:37
If medical rationing becomes necessary, some older adults are prepared to step aside. But many have the opposite concern: that they will be arbitrarily sent to the rear of the line.

Covid-19 Testing Is in Short Supply. Should You Still Get a Test?

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 06:51
Public health officials once suggested only people with symptoms should be tested. Now some say getting one is a civic duty.

Covid-19 Tests Are in Short Supply. Should You Still Get One?

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 06:51
Public health officials once suggested only people with symptoms should be tested. Now some say getting one is a civic duty.

Coronavirus Live News: World Updates

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 05:34
Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline will use government funds in exchange for millions of doses of an experimental vaccine. Dr. Anthony Fauci and other health officials will testify before a House panel at 9 a.m.

Contact Tracing Is Failing in Many States. Here’s Why.

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 02:00
Inadequate testing and protracted delays in producing results have crippled tracking and hampered efforts to contain major outbreaks.

The Romans Called it ‘Alexandrian Glass.’ Where Was It Really From?

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 02:00
Trace quantities of isotopes hint at the true origin of a kind of glass that was highly prized in the Roman Empire.

Lizard Popsicles, Anyone?

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 02:00
The coolest reptiles on the planet occasionally freeze solid.