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- Photos: Mauna Loaâs Eruption Offers Rare Glimpse Into the Earth
The worldâs largest active volcano erupted for the first time in 38 years, raising excitement among scientists who are eager to unlock its many mysteries.
- Dog Flu Is Back, Too
Canine influenza can spread quickly through shelters, kennels and day care facilities, although most dogs will recover on their own, experts said.
- Yellowstone Supervolcano Contains More Magma, New Study Finds
The extra magma doesnât mean itâs more likely to erupt, scientists say. In fact, the better measurement helps them to understand its future.
- A Penguin-Like Shape May Have Helped This Dinosaur Dive
The duck-size animalâs body was streamlined for pursuing prey underwater, researchers say. Other paleontologists say more work is needed to confirm the finding.
- Ashkenazi Jews Have Become More Genetically Similar Over Time
A new study of skeletons from a cemetery in Germany reveals a hidden history of Jews in the Middle Ages.
- Ant Milk: It Does a Colony Good
Everything in the ant hill seems to need the liquid secretions from members of the colony that are in their pupal stage.
- Physicists Create âthe Smallest, Crummiest Wormhole You Can Imagineâ
Scientists used a quantum computer to explore the ultimate escape route from a black hole.
- China Launches Astronauts to Tiangong Space Station: Video and Updates
After decades of military secrecy, Chinese officials opened their desert rocket launch center to a handful of visitors and called for international cooperation in space.
- Elon Musk Hopes to Test a Brain Implant in Humans Next Year
The tech multibillionaire said his company, Neuralink, was seeking government approval to test his device in people, and predicted it could happen in six months. Others have been conducting similar tests for years, but no device has been marketed commercially.
- The Texas Public Policy Foundationâs National Crusade Against Climate Action
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is shaping laws, running influence campaigns and taking legal action in a bid to promote fossil fuels.
- Who Will Care for âKinlessâ Seniors?
Nearly one million Americans have no immediate family members to provide assistance if needed. The number is expected to grow.
- How Has the Rising Cost of Long-Term Health Care Affected You?
As inflation rises, assisted living and home health aides are becoming more expensive. We want to hear from people who are dealing with this type of financial stress.
- As Officials Ease Covid Restrictions, China Faces New Pandemic Risks
Huge swaths of the nationâs elderly remain vulnerable, scientists say, and a surge in deaths and hospitalizations may be inevitable.
- What Is Prince Williamâs Earthshot Prize?
The charity will award $6 million to five entrepreneurs from around the globe working on breakthrough climate solutions.
- FDA Considering New Approach to Blood Donation by Gay and Bisexual Men
The agency may put in place a personalized risk assessment to replace the current prohibition on men who have had sex with men in the previous three months.
- Biden Promises Protections for Nevadaâs Spirit Mountain
But the president stopped short of designating the ecologically and cultural important region, also known as Avi Kwa Ame, as a national monument.
- Deaths From Substance Abuse Rose Sharply Among Older Americans in 2020
In the pandemicâs first year, death rates linked to alcohol and drugs climbed among seniors as lockdowns and isolation spread.
- US to Pay Millions to Move Tribes Threatened by Climate Change
Two tribes in Alaska and a third in Washington State will get $25 million each to retreat to higher ground.
- Alzheimerâs Drug May Benefit Some Patients, New Data Shows
The drug, lecanemab, made by Eisai and Biogen, also carried risks of brain swelling and bleeding and should be studied further, a report of the findings said.
- Hurricane Season Ends, Marked by Quiet August and Deadly September
The six-month total of 14 named storms was about average. But two late-season hurricanes proved catastrophic in Florida and Puerto Rico.
- One Step Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine?
Scientists have tested in animals a vaccine that may protect against 20 strains of influenza, helping to prevent another pandemic.
- Can This Man Stop Lying?
Christopher Massimine, whose compulsive lying derailed a promising career in theater, maintains that itâs a mental illness that has dogged him since childhood.
- Whole Foods to Stop Buying Maine Lobster Amid Risk to Endangered Whales
Maineâs political leaders criticized the decision, which was based on assessments by two conservation groups that have raised concerns that North Atlantic right whales have become entangled in the ropes used to fish for lobster.
- Mpox: WHO Renames Monkeypox Citing Racial Stigma
Health experts said the old nomenclature was imprecise, played into racist stereotypes and fueled stigmatization, making it harder to contain the most recent outbreaks.
- Organ Donations Rise Around Motorcycle Rallies
A new study suggests a link between the large gatherings and a slightly higher number of transplants after traffic crashes.
- Video: Hawaiiâs Mauna Loa, Worldâs Largest Active Volcano, Erupts
No evacuation orders were issued, but officials advised residents to review their preparedness plans. The volcano last erupted in 1984.
- Roman Coins Thought for Centuries to Be Fakes Get a Fresh Appraisal
New research suggests that the gold coins, which were found in 1713 and long dismissed as forgeries, may be authentic.