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Murder Hornet Nest, First in U.S., Is Found in Washington State

Like detectives closing in on a fugitive hide-out deep in the woods, officials in Washington State announced on Friday that they had located the first murder hornet nest in the…

Footprints Mark a Toddler’s Perilous Prehistoric Journey

Several thousand years ago, a young adult moved barefoot across a muddy landscape. A toddler was balanced on the adult’s hip. There were large animals — mammoths and ground sloths…

Acorn Woodpeckers Fight Long Bloody Territorial Wars

More than 40 of the birds, in coalitions of three or four, may fight for days over oak trees in which to store their acorns.

NASA OSIRIS-REX Mission Springs Leak After Touching Asteroid

NASA’s effort to grab a piece of an asteroid on Tuesday may have worked a little too well. The spacecraft, OSIRIS-REX, grabbed so much rock and dirt that some of…

The Trump Administration Shut a Vaccine Safety Office Last Year. What’s the Plan Now?

As the first coronavirus vaccines arrive in the coming year, government researchers will face a monumental challenge: monitoring the health of hundreds of millions of Americans to ensure the vaccines…

Voting in a Covid Pandemic: Wear a Mask and Bring Your Own Pens

Early voting has already generated long, long lines in many states, and with the November election just 11 days away, many states and cities have imposed safety measures to protect…

Trump, Biden addressed environmental justice. One of them ‘missed the mark,’ expert says.

Advocates of environmental justice have long been frustrated by politicians who ignore the plight of communities that are most at risk from climate change. On Thursday night, they saw signs…

A Debate Pledge to ‘Transition’ From Oil Puts Climate at Center of Campaign Finale

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden’s pledge Thursday night to “transition away from the oil industry” to address global warming put the topic of climate change on center stage for the…

Coronavirus News Roundup, October 17-October 23

The items below are highlights from the free newsletter, “Smart, useful, science stuff about COVID-19.” To receive newsletter issues daily in your inbox, sign up here. The U.S. Centers for…

Authorities discover first ‘murder hornet’ nest in U.S.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in…