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US-Russian crew blasts off for International Space Station

Vladimir Isachenkov and Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 9th - 3:17am

A U.S.-Russian space crew blasted off Thursday to the International Space Station following a tight quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic.

'Houston, we’ve had a problem’: Remembering Apollo 13 at 50

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 11:06pm

Apollo 13′s astronauts never gave a thought to their mission number as they blasted off for the moon 50 years ago. Even when their oxygen tank ruptured two days later — on April 13.

Second US study for COVID-19 vaccine uses skin-deep shots

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 8th - 5:29pm

U.S. researchers have opened another safety test of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, this one using a skin-deep shot instead of the usual deeper jab.

Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 8th - 3:42pm

As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can.

Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 8th - 10:57am

Despite mocking the idea of climate change, President Donald Trump will preside over one of the country’s sharpest drops in climate-damaging emissions on record, as the economic paralysis from the coronavirus tamps down energy use, according to an Energy Department projection on Tuesday.

Science row hits EU at height of coronavirus crisis

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 10:12am

The European Union has been thrown into a scientific policy dispute at the height of the coronavirus crisis after the head of its top science panel resigned amid claims of red tape and institutional gridlock while other scientists at the group indicated that they were well rid of him.

Burton to donate 500,000 respirator masks across Northeast

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 8th - 9:38am

more than double what they usually cost — then set about finding a way to ship them directly from China to Vermont, where Burton is headquartered.

Utah-based Podium announces $125M in new funding

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Apr 7th - 9:18pm

Eric Rea always had high ambitions for Podium — but maybe not this high. On Tuesday, the Lehi-based startup Podium has announced a $125 million funding round led by YC Continuity.

Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef more widespread than ever

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 7th - 7:39pm

An aerial survey of the Great Barrier Reef shows coral bleaching is sweeping across the area off the east of Australia for the third time in five years.

Modeling coronavirus: 'Uncertainty is the only certainty'

Seth Borenstein and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 12:17pm

A statistical model cited by the White House generated a slightly less grim figure Monday for a first wave of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. — a projection designed to help officials plan for the worst, including having enough hospital staff, beds and ventilators.

One fortunate 90-year-old survived COVID-19, and offers hope

Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 9:02am

whose last name is Italian for “lucky” — was a regular at bingo and was always up for casino excursions.

What to know about malaria drug and coronavirus treatment

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 6th - 7:16pm

there was no group that didn't get the drug for comparison.

'Old school' technique helps expert ID remains from 1969

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 6th - 1:28pm

Thanks to an old-fashioned fingerprint-matching technique, the remains of a shooting victim found alongside a New Hampshire highway 50 years ago have been identified as a Vermont man who had been released from prison three months earlier, authorities said Monday.

Catch this week's supermoon, biggest and brightest of year

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 11:37am

A supermoon rises in the sky this week, looking to be the biggest and brightest of the year.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 11:30am

Stocks are jumping after some of the world's hardest-hit areas offered sparks of hope that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak may be on the horizon.

Dancing alone: A senior center keeps clients up and moving

Federica Narancio, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 6th - 7:58am

Dance instructor Lola Jaramillo switches the radio to an uplifting salsa song.

Patients rush to join studies testing drug for coronavirus

Marilynn Marchione AP Chief Medical Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 6:16am

Coronavirus patients around the world are rushing to join studies of an experimental drug that showed promise against some similar viruses in the past.

No COVID-19 testing at home yet but quicker options coming

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 5th - 8:45am

Home testing for the new coronavirus may sound like a good idea, but U.S. regulators say it's still too risky.

A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobs

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 4th - 10:15am

Tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States are suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor's offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals and of the economic waves the crisis is churning.