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Just a Category 1 hurricane? Don't be fooled by a number — It could be more devastating than a Cat 5

Jul. 12, 2024 13:38 PM EDT

Here's a troubling phrase hurricane forecasters hate but often hear: “It's just a Category 1. Nothing to worry about.” Or even worse: “Tropical storm? Just some wind and rain.” But look at Hurricane Beryl, which hit Texas this week as a “mere” Category 1...

Webb Space Telescope's latest cosmic shot shows pair of intertwined galaxies glowing in infrared

Jul. 12, 2024 12:02 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Webb Space Telescope has captured a pair of intertwined galaxies glowing in the infrared. The observatory operated by NASA and the European Space Agency photographed the two galaxies 326 million light-years away, surrounded by a blue haze of stars...

A second critically endangered Chinese pangolin is born in the Prague zoo in less than 2 years

Jul. 11, 2024 22:57 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A second Chinese pangolin was born in the Prague zoo in less than two years and is doing well, defying the odds and surprising park officials. The female of the critically endangered mammal was born July 1, the second Chinese pangolin born in captivity in Europe...

A stegosaurus nicknamed Apex will be auctioned in New York. Its remains show signs of arthritis

Jul. 11, 2024 19:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nearly complete fossilized remains of a 161-million-year-old stegosaurus discovered in Colorado in 2022 will be auctioned by Sotheby's in New York next week, auction house officials said. The dinosaur that Sotheby's calls Apex stands 11 feet (3.3 meters) tall...

Astronauts confident Boeing space capsule can safely return them to Earth, despite failures

Jul. 10, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two astronauts who should have been back on Earth weeks ago said Wednesday that they’re confident that Boeing’s space capsule can return them safely, despite a string of vexing breakdowns. NASA test pilots Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams launched...

Two NASA astronauts say they're confident Boeing's space capsule can return them safely despite leaks and engine trouble

Jul. 10, 2024 11:44 AM EDT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts say they're confident Boeing's space capsule can return them safely despite leaks and engine trouble.

A woman who received a pig kidney transplant plus a heart pump has died

Jul. 09, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman who received a pig kidney transplant -- along with an implanted device to keep her heart beating – has died, her surgeon announced Tuesday. Lisa Pisano was near death from kidney and heart failure when surgeons at NYU Langone Health performed the...

June sizzles to 13th straight monthly heat record. String may end soon, but dangerous heat won't

Jul. 07, 2024 22:31 PM EDT

Earth's more than year-long streak of record-shattering hot months kept on simmering through June, according to the European climate service Copernicus. There's hope that the planet will soon see an end to the record-setting part of the heat streak, but not the climate chaos that has...

Global temperature hits record for 13th straight month in 'stark warning' of dangerous warming, European agency says

Jul. 07, 2024 22:14 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global temperature hits record for 13th straight month in 'stark warning' of dangerous warming, European agency says.

Crew of NASA's earthbound simulated Mars habitat emerge after a year

Jul. 07, 2024 21:26 PM EDT

The crew of a NASA mission to Mars emerged from their craft after a yearlong voyage that never left Earth. The four volunteer crew members spent more than 12 months inside NASA's first simulated Mars environment at Johnson Space Center in Houston, coming out of the artificial alien...