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Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says

Mike Stobbe and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:33pm

The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, before the nation halted travel from China, according to the most comprehensive federal study to date of when the virus began spreading.

Another Asian giant hornet found in northwestern Washington

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 1:55pm

A dead Asian giant hornet has been found in Washington state, and officials said Friday they were trying to learn if the honey bee predators have established colonies here.

FDA finds contamination in several brands of diabetes drug

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 1:45pm

U.S. health regulators are telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes medication after laboratory tests found elevated levels of a contaminant linked to cancer.

Take 2 for SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch with more storms

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 10:43am

SpaceX pressed ahead with its second attempt to launch astronauts for NASA — a historic first for a private company — but more stormy weather threatened more delays.

Well-preserved Roman mosaic unearthed in Italian vineyard

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 9:59am

Archaeologists have briefly revealed a well-preserved mosaic floor of an ancient Roman villa first discovered almost a century ago near the northern Italian city of Verona.

SpaceX-NASA launch: What to know ahead of Saturday's scheduled flight

Jackie Wattles, CNN Business  |  Posted May 29th - 7:32am

SpaceX and NASA are, once again, gearing up to try to make history by launching two astronauts into Earth's orbit.

New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 6:01am

$150,000 or more a year. How much patients end up paying depends on insurance, income and other factors.

Iran says it will continue nuclear work despite US sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:13am

Iran said Friday its experts would continue nuclear development activities, despite sanctions imposed earlier this week on their fellow scientists by the United States.

WaPo editor to Harvard grads: Truth matter of 'life & death'

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:26am

The Washington Post's top editor told Harvard University graduates Thursday that facts and truth have become “matters of life and death,” yet he warned that some leaders continue to “undermine the very idea of objective fact, all in pursuit of political gain.”

Chinese grad students may be next hit by US-China tensions

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:16am

The Trump administration may soon expel thousands of Chinese graduate students enrolled at U.S. universities and impose other sanctions against Chinese officials in the latest signs of tensions between Washington and Beijing that are raging over trade, the coronavirus pandemic, human rights and the status of Hong Kong.

For top U.S. virus experts, faith and science work together

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 9:58am

The relationship between faith and science has faced its share of strain during the coronavirus pandemic — but for some scientists leading the nation's response, the two have worked in concert.

Trump's fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 9:51am

Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the extraction of natural resources from public lands.

How to create a strong network — even while social distancing

Nicole Carpenter, Contributor  |  Posted May 27th - 7:39pm

Despite the restrictions on events and large group gatherings over the last two months, the importance of building relationships and networking continues to grow. Here are four tips to build a strong business or social network, even if you aren’t meeting new people face to face.

Coronavirus, pouring rain can't dampen New Orleans' seniors

Gerald Herbert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 4:46pm

Neither the coronavirus pandemic nor rain showers could deter the 2020 graduating class of the New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School from having a celebratory — albeit improvised — commencement with a bit of New Orleans flair.

States, cities challenge Trump mileage standards rollback

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 3:41pm

Nearly two dozen states and several cities on Wednesday filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era mileage standards, saying science backed up the old regulations developed with the help of the nation's car makers.

Russia to send team to Guiana Space Center after fuel leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 10:33am

Russia’s space agency says it will send a team of specialists to South America to investigate the leak of toxic fuel from a Russian rocket stage at the Guiana Space Center.

Solar probe to pass through comet's tail for 'bonus science'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 7:19am

The European Space Agency said Friday that its Solar Orbiter probe will pass through the tail of a comet in the coming days and scientists plan to switch on its instruments early to conduct some “bonus science.”

Wildlife managers use pup fostering to boost wolf genetics

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:03pm

A record number of captive-born wolf pups has been placed into the wild as part of an effort by federal and state wildlife managers to boost the genetic diversity among Mexican gray wolves in the Southwestern United States.

Bad weather postpones first launch of NASA astronauts from Florida in nine years. Next attempt is Saturday.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:17pm

Bad weather postpones first launch of NASA astronauts from Florida in nine years. Next attempt is Saturday.