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NASA Astronauts Go Back to the Future with Capsule Launch

NASA Astronauts Go Back to the Future with Capsule Launch

By Marcia Dunn | May 25
It's back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. — aboard a retro-style "Right Stuff" capsule.

Heading Back to the Gym? Doctors Explain How to Stay Safe

Heading Back to the Gym? Doctors Explain How to Stay Safe

By Kelli Kennedy | May 25
There are many legitimate concerns about how gyms and fitness studios can safely reopen without furthering the spread. But infectious disease experts say risk can be greatly mitigated.

First Commercial Space Taxi A Pit Stop on Musk's Mars Quest

First Commercial Space Taxi A Pit Stop on Musk's Mars Quest

By Seth Borenstein | May 24
It all started with the dream of growing a rose on Mars. That vision, Elon Musk's vision, morphed into a shake-up of the old space industry, and a fleet of new private rockets.

SpaceX's 1st Astronaut Launch Breaking New Ground for Style

SpaceX's 1st Astronaut Launch Breaking New Ground for Style

By Marcia Dunn | May 24
The first astronauts launched by SpaceX are breaking new ground for style with hip spacesuits, gull-wing Teslas and a sleek rocketship — all of it white with black trim.

AP Fact Check: Trump Trashing Virus Science He Doesn't Like

AP Fact Check: Trump Trashing Virus Science He Doesn't Like

By Marilynn Marchione | May 24
When President Donald Trump doesn't like the message, he shoots the messenger. So it was when he he branded a study's researchers, financed in part by his own administration, his "enemy."

UK to Start Huge Vaccine Test, China Reports Promising Hints

UK to Start Huge Vaccine Test, China Reports Promising Hints

By Maria Cheng, Lauran Neergard | May 22
British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot works.

Cities Find Green Ways to Reduce Storm Floods

Cities Find Green Ways to Reduce Storm Floods

By Janet McConnaughey | May 22
Cities around the country are taking creative steps to tame stormwater as climate change increases the number and intensity of hurricanes and other storms

Trump Lashes Out At Scientists Whose Findings Contradict Him

Trump Lashes Out At Scientists Whose Findings Contradict Him

By Jill Colvin | May 22
Twice this week, Trump has not only dismissed the findings of studies, but suggested — without evidence — that their authors were motivated by politics and out to undermine his efforts.

Trump Lashes Out at Scientists Whose Findings Contradict Him

Trump Lashes Out at Scientists Whose Findings Contradict Him

By Jill Colvin | May 22
As President Donald Trump pushes to reopen the country despite warnings from doctors about the consequences of moving too quickly during the coronavirus crisis, he has been lashing out at scientists whose conclusions he doesn't like.

What the Phase-1 Trials of COVID-19 Vaccine Really Mean

What the Phase-1 Trials of COVID-19 Vaccine Really Mean

May 21
Although there was an enthusiastic response to the news, the purpose of all phase I trials is primarily to demonstrate safety and tolerability. While the early results are tantalizingly positive, what Moderna has not revealed is raising some doubts.

How Should I Clean and Store My Face Mask?

How Should I Clean and Store My Face Mask?

May 21
Cloth face masks worn during the coronavirus pandemic should be washed regularly, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

'We're Expendable': Russian Doctors Face Hostility, Mistrust

'We're Expendable': Russian Doctors Face Hostility, Mistrust

By Daria Litvinova | May 21
While state media hails some of them as heroes, doctors and nurses interviewed by The Associated Press say they are fighting both the virus and a system that fails to support them.

Detective, Nurse, Confidant: Virus Tracers Play Many Roles

Detective, Nurse, Confidant: Virus Tracers Play Many Roles

By Brady McCombs | May 21
While other countries have devised national approaches, a patchwork of efforts has emerged in the U.S. where states are left to create their own program.

Long-Acting Injectable HIV Prevention Drug Proven Effective in Trial

Long-Acting Injectable HIV Prevention Drug Proven Effective in Trial

May 21
Injected once every eight weeks, recent studies reveal that the drug cabotegravir safely and effectively prevents HIV acquisition in men who have sex with men and transgender women who have sex with men.

European Plans to Use Apps in Virus Tracking Face Setbacks

European Plans to Use Apps in Virus Tracking Face Setbacks

By Danica Kirka, Vanessa Gera, and Elaine Kurtenbach | May 21
Doubts were growing on Thursday over whether ambitious plans by European governments to use contact-tracing apps to fight the spread of the coronavirus will be able to be implemented .

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