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Police say gunmen have attacked police officers providing security for polio vaccination workers during a door-to-door campaign in northwest Pakistan, killing one of them.
Now that July’s sizzling numbers are all in, the European climate monitoring organization made it official: July 2023 was Earth’s hottest month on record by a wide margin.
Already running years behind, Boeing’s first astronaut flight is now off until at least next March. Boeing said Monday that it should be done removing flammable tape from its Starliner capsule in the coming weeks.
NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft is back in contact again, after flight controllers corrected a mistake that had led to weeks of silence.
A town on northern Mexico’s Pacific coast has seen its beaches littered with a carpet of dead fish, after what experts describe as a toxic algae bloom.
Oceanographer Peter Bromirski at Scripps Institution of Oceanography used a unique approach to gather historical data from the past 90 years to track the increasing height of the surf.
The first of two supermoons in August graced the skies on Tuesday.

A supermoon is broadly defined as a full moon that is closer to the Earth than normal.
Flight controllers accidentally sent a wrong command nearly two weeks ago that tilted the spacecraft’s antenna away from Earth and severed contact.
A new population study shows golden lion tamarins are rebounding in Brazil. The monkeys are endangered but are considered one of conservation’s rare success stories.
A Hong Kong government official has vowed to mull legal changes and set up protocols to better protect whales after the discovery of a carcass sparked anger on social media and speculation that sightseers had contributed to the animal’s death.
Police say gunmen have opened fire on Pakistani police escorting a team of polio workers during a door-to-door vaccination campaign in the southwest, killing two police officers.
Below the towering mahogany trees that blanket this lush mountainside, hidden beneath the brown-red soil, lie millions of tons of very valuable rock.
NASA is listening for any peep from Voyager 2 after losing contact with the spacecraft billions of miles away.
The National Institutes of Health is starting some studies to test possible treatments for long COVID. Millions of people are estimated to have the mysterious condition.
At about its halfway point, the record-breaking hot and extreme summer of 2023 is both unprecedented and unsurprising. Killer heat. Deadly floods.
The cosmos is offering up a double feature in August: a pair of supermoons. Catch the first show Tuesday night as the full moon rises in the southeast.
The Federal Aviation Administration is being sued by wildlife and environmental groups over SpaceX’s launch of its giant rocket from Texas.
An official in charge of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant says the upcoming release of treated radioactive water into the sea more than 12 years after the reactors’ meltdown marks “a milestone,” but is still only an initial step in a daunting decades-long decommissioning process.
A New Hampshire man celebrating his birthday with his three daughters saw something so rare that even marine scientists are jealous: three whales leaping from the water in near perfect unison.
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has signed into law a bill to procure 3,000 megawatts of electricity from offshore wind turbines by 2040, enough to power about half of the state’s electricity load.
July has been so hot so far that scientists calculate that this month will be the globally hottest on record and likely the warmest human civilization has seen, even though there are several days left to sweat through.
The last of nearly 100 whales that beached on the southwest Australian coast have been euthanized after a second day of frantic, but unsuccessful efforts to rescue them.
A system of ocean currents that transports heat northward across the North Atlantic could collapse this century, according to a new study.
An American metropolis known for freeways and traffic has a newly discovered species named in its honor: The Los Angeles Thread Millipede.
Rome’s next luxury hotel has some very good bones. Archaeologists said Wednesday that the ruins of Nero’s Theater have been discovered under the garden of the future Four Seasons Hotel.
Volunteers are working frantically on a second day to save dozens of pilot whales that have stranded themselves on a beach in Western Australia, but more than 50 have already died.
The water temperature on the tip of Florida hit hot tub levels, exceeding 100 degrees (37.8 degrees Celsius) two days in a row, which meteorologists say could potentially be the hottest seawater ever measured.
A NASA power outage has disrupted communication between Mission Control and the International Space Station.
Intense rainfall in the Himalayan regions of India’s Kashmir state and adjacent mountainous cold desert of Ladakh earlier this week destroyed roads and caused flooding of dozens of villages.
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (RNS) — More than five months after a train carrying noxious chemicals derailed down the street from the hydraulic equipment supply store where he works, Tim Cumberlidge is still trying to find out exactly what he was exposed to.