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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.

CORONAVIRUS NEWS ROUNDUP, OCTOBER 17-OCTOBER 23

Pandemic highlights for the week

 
 
 

THIS BEETLE'S STAB-PROOF EXOSKELETON MAKES IT ALMOST INDESTRUCTIBLE

Jigsaw-puzzle-shaped seams that hold a notoriously tough insect's wing cases together could inspire engineers

CLIMATE PORTION OF FINAL TRUMP-BIDEN DEBATE REVOLVED AROUND ENDING OIL, WIND 'FUMES'

One of the most substantive debate exchanges on the topic to date highlighted stark differences between the candidates

 
 
 

QUANTUM TIME TWIST OFFERS A WAY TO CREATE SCHRÖDINGER'S CLOCK

Physicists describe a way to merge quantum theory with Einstein's special theory of relativity-and even a method to test it experimentally

U.S. CITIES' ACTIONS FALL SHORT OF LOFTY CLIMATE GOALS

Only 45 of the 100 largest municipalities have set clear targets for reducing emissions, but most are falling behind on them

 
 
 

CAN A MOON BASE BE SAFE FOR ASTRONAUTS?

Creating a sustainable human presence beyond low-Earth orbit requires a clear-eyed view of the risks-and rewards-inherent in spaceflight

A SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE TO BLANKET LOCKDOWNS

Instead of shutting whole cities, we can use big data to take a more targeted approach

 
 
 

DINOSAUR ASTEROID HIT WORST CASE PLACE

The mass extinction asteroid happened to strike a place where the rock contained lots of organic matter, and sent soot into the stratosphere...

HUMAN CHALLENGE TRIALS WILL DELIBERATELY INFECT DOZENS IN THE UK

Proponents of the trials say they can be run safely and help to identify effective vaccines, but others have questioned their value

 
 
 

RESTORING SEAGRASS BRINGS BARREN BAYS TO LIFE

Seeding empty bottom mud with marine grasses has brought back fish, shellfish, and cleaned the water

NASA'S OSIRIS-REX SUCCESSFULLY TOUCHES ASTEROID BENNU

The spacecraft attempted to collect samples from the asteroid for eventual return to Earth

 
 
 

GALLERY: THE MAYA WHO ESCAPED SPANISH CONQUEST

The Lacandon Maya eluded the conquistadors and survived in the jungle for hundreds of years. Archaeological discoveries are revealing...

UPCOMING SUPREME COURT RULING COULD JEOPARDIZE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH COVID

In a case on the Affordable Care Act next month, a conservative court could take away protections for preexisting conditions

 
 
 

APPLE-SIZED STARS, A POTATO-SHAPED EARTH AND THE FORCE THAT CREATES OUR REALITY

Life's up and downs may seem as inevitable as gravity, but somehow 2020 feels worse than usual. Just as a thought experiment, what...

TEACHING ANTI-RACISM TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF DOCTORS

Challenging racism's deleterious effects requires first identifying its many forms

 
 
 

RIVER ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION CAN MEAN JUST ADD WATER

Planners returned water to Arizona's Santa Cruz River's dry bed in 2019, and various species began showing up the same day.

CALIFORNIA'S MEGA-FIRES HAVE ARRIVED 30 YEARS EARLY

Climate models that looked at temperature change could not foresee the effects of drought and fire suppression

 
 
 

WE MUST MOBILIZE TO AVERT A LONELY EARTH

The United States needs to repair the environmental damage that the Trump administration has wrought, both within the U.S. and across...

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES HAVE SHOCKINGLY LITTLE EFFECT ON ELECTION OUTCOMES

The upcoming debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump may be one of the least consequential in decades, experts say

 
 
 



Buehler leads Dodgers over Rays 6-2 for 2-1 Series lead

Buehler leads Dodgers over Rays 6-2 for 2-1 Series lead

The Los Angeles Dodgers have taken the lead in the World Series, 2-1, after a 6-2 win Friday night. Read more ...

Two crew dead as US Navy aircraft crashes into Alabama home, sparking fire

Two crew dead as US Navy aircraft crashes into Alabama home, sparking fire

A US naval aircraft has come crashing down on a residential neighborhood in Magnolia Springs, Alabama, igniting a major fire. The US Air Force confirmed the crew did not... Read more ...

Dodgers ace Walker Buehler is becoming the national pitching star of his...

Dodgers ace Walker Buehler is becoming the national pitching star of his generation

Buehler shut down the Rays in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday. Read more ...

Wearing masks could save more than 100,000 US lives through February, new...

Wearing masks could save more than 100,000 US lives through February, new study suggests

One scenario shows the U.S. could reach 1 million total deaths by Feb. 28 if current trends continue. Read more ...

The Latest: Buehler cruises through 2 perfect innings

The Latest: Buehler cruises through 2 perfect innings

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Latest on Game 3 of the World Series : Read more ...

President Trump: Sudan to join UAE, Bahrain in recognizing Israel

President Trump: Sudan to join UAE, Bahrain in recognizing Israel

President Donald Trump says Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so in the run-up to Election Day. Read more ...

Mertz, No. 14 Wisconsin rout Illinois 45-7 in Big Ten opener

Mertz, No. 14 Wisconsin rout Illinois 45-7 in Big Ten opener

MADISON, Wis. - Graham Mertz threw five touchdown passes to match the Wisconsin record in a commanding first career start and the No. 14 Badgers beat Illinois 45-7 on Friday... Read more ...

Professor missing for 2 weeks after hiking in Mount Rainier National Park

Professor missing for 2 weeks after hiking in Mount Rainier National Park

A college professor is last known to be hiking in a national park in Washington state has been missing for two weeks - and his family members are pleading with authorities to... Read more ...

Buehler leads Dodgers over Rays 6-2 for 2-1 Series lead

Buehler leads Dodgers over Rays 6-2 for 2-1 Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas - Walker Buehler was dominant for Los Angeles. Just like Orel Hershiser during the Dodgers' last title run. Read more ...

Revolution tie Nashville 1-1 in weather-delayed game

Revolution tie Nashville 1-1 in weather-delayed game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Adam Buksa scored his fifth goal of the season in the 77th minute and the New England Revolution tied Nashville 1-1 on Friday night in a rainy... Read more ...