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Fly without flapping? Andean condors surf air 99% of time

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 1:10pm

A new study sheds light on just how efficiently the world’s largest soaring bird rides air currents to stay aloft for hours without flapping its wings.

Search resumes for mass graves from 1921 Tulsa race massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 12:17pm

A team of researchers and historians on Monday resumed test excavations of potential unmarked mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 11:09pm

Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time.

'Maskne': Why your face is breaking out under your mask and how to stop it

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Jul 12th - 7:48pm

If you're serious about protecting yourself — and others — from the very real dangers of Covid-19, you're wearing a mask when you go out around others.

Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus pandemic

Victoria Milko and Aniruddha Ghosal, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 10:54pm

To slow the spread of the coronavirus, governments issued lockdowns to keep people at home. They curtailed activities that affected services like trash collection. They tried to shield hospitals from a surge of patients.

'A multisystem disease': How coronavirus affects the entire body

Maggie Fox, CNN  |  Posted Jul 11th - 9:58am

Coronavirus damages not only the lungs, but the kidneys, liver, heart, brain and nervous system, skin and gastrointestinal tract, doctors said Friday in a review of reports about Covid-19 patients.

Even during pandemic beekeeping remains an essential service

Andrew Harnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 9:22am

“Excuse me, can I ask what you’re doing here?” a resident in a southeast Washington neighborhood asks as Sean Kennedy and Erin Gleeson get out of their truck and scour the streets.

US coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

Mike Stobbe and Nicky Forster, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 8:45am

A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic.

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

Martha Mendoza and Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 10:21am

they were aiming to change the developing world with quick, inexpensive injection devices that could save millions of lives.

Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 8:38am

A newly discovered comet is streaking past Earth, providing a stunning nighttime show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail.

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

Suman Naishadham, Cheyanne Mumphrey and Hilary Powell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 1:34am

International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America.

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 12:44pm

The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so.

UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold by 2024

Nadine Achoui-Lesage and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 3:37am

The world could see annual global temperatures pass a key threshold for the first time in the coming five years, the U.N. weather agency said Thursday.

The Latest: New Mexico closes state parks, suspends sports

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 11:37pm

New Mexico authorities will halt indoor restaurant service, close state parks to nonresidents and suspend autumn contact sports at schools in response to surging coronavirus infections in the state and in neighboring Texas and Arizona.

Burial traditions clash with coronavirus safety in Indonesia

Niniek Karmini and Victoria Milko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 10:43pm

The mob of over 150 people who forcefully took Muhammad Yunus’ cadaver from a hospital in eastern Indonesia thought it was impossible that the 49-year-old Islamic preacher could have died from the coronavirus. He had always washed his hands, worn a mask and followed health protocols issued by the government, according to local residents.

Appeals court: Judge was right to revive grizzly protections

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 4:50pm

A U.S. appeals court said Wednesday that a federal judge was right to restore protections for about 700 grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region of the Rocky Mountains, after federal officials sought to turn over management of the animals to states that would have allowed them to be hunted.

CDC: Minorities affected much more in meatpacking outbreaks

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 2:04pm

especially workers of color — is continuing to increase," he said. “American workers simply cannot survive with the current patchwork of safety measures put in place by a fraction of companies and states. Without a strong national standard, millions of workers are still unprotected and vulnerable."

Germany aims to make its EU presidency 'climate neutral'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:06am

German is aiming to make its six-month presidency of the European Union “climate neutral,” by organizing events in such a way as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and offsetting any that can't be avoided, officials said Monday.

Justice Dept.: Ohio State researcher shared work with China

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 10:47am

A medical researcher and professor who had been working most recently at Ohio State University is facing federal charges in what prosecutors say was a sophisticated scheme to transfer U.S.-backed research to China.