CROSSROADS, N.M. Carl Johnson and son Justin, who have complained for years about spills of oilfield wastewater where they raise cattle in the high plains of New Mexico, stroll across a 1 1/2-acre patch of sandy soil ‚Äî lifeless, save for a scattering of stunted weeds.
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MOSCOW—A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three new crew docked at the International Space Station today after a safe but unusually long two-day flight.
The arrival of Russia’s Sergei Volkov, Denmark’s Andreas Mogensen, and Kazakhstan’s Aidyn Aimbetov brings the number of astronauts on the orbiting space outpost to nine for the first time since November, 2013.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Stephanie Leco hit a paleontology jackpot this summer with the discovery of a jaw bone from a long-snouted fish at Petrified Forest known to exist more than 220 million years ago.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska.
Scientists finally have figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat—a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.
PEMBROKE, Ont.—Blasting off into space may never look the same if one Canadian company has its way.
Thoth Technology of Pembroke, Ont., is developing a 20-km-high free-standing space elevator that would allow astronauts to launch into space from a platform high above the Earth.
In July, Thoth was granted a U.S. patent for the technology.
WASHINGTON—The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean.
Now biologists have rediscovered a species of that eight-arm sea creature that’s even stranger and shares some of our social and mating habits.
BERLIN — The comet where a European spacecraft landed last year has made the closest approach to the sun of its 6 1/2-year orbit.
The European Space Agency said comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reached its closest point to the sun, known as perihelion, at 0203 GMT Thursday.
WASHINGTON — The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have rediscovered a species of that eight-arm sea creature that’s even stranger and shares some of our social and mating habits.
WASHINGTON — Want to wish upon a shooting star? The skies over the United States are likely to co-operate for a meteor shower overnight Wednesday.
Astronomers say the lack of moonlight will help people see more of the oldest meteor shower known to Earth, the Perseids (pur-SEE’-uhdz).