"We're hoping over the next few days and few weeks that we will see some significant improvement in our numbers," Gov. Roy Cooper said on Friday.
Three taikonauts entered the station less than three hours after the Shenzhou-12 rocket docked, CGTN reported.
NASA administrator Bill Nelson told Fox Business that the US agency is working on placing regulations for commercial space travel.
Spacewalking astronauts equipped the International Space Station with the first in a series of powerful new solar panels Sunday, overcoming suit problems and other obstacles with muscle and persistence. It took two spacewalks for French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough to install and unfurl the panel to its full 63 feet (19 meters) in length. The solar wing unrolled like a red carpet once the final set of bolts was released, relying solely on pent-up energy.
Two petitions aiming to prevent the Amazon CEO's re-entry to Earth after his Blue Origin spaceflight have collected thousands of signatures in only 10 days.
The U.N. representative in Sri Lanka said the sinking of a container ship that caught fire while transporting chemicals off the capital Colombo has caused “a significant damage to the planet” by releasing hazardous substances into the ecosystem. The Singapore-flagged X-Press Pearl sank off on Thursday a month after catching fire, raising concerns about a possible environmental disaster. The U.N. said it was coordinating international efforts and helping Sri Lanka in assessing the damage, recovery efforts and preventing such disasters in the future.
A large outbreak doctors were dealing with in Java was most likely caused by the more transmissible Delta variant.
As the theory that COVID-19 may have leaked from China's Wuhan Institute of Virology gains traction, attention is turning to similar labs worldwide.
Young people who are unvaccinated and socially active may be particularly susceptible to a Delta infection.
Emergent BioSolutions also ruined at least 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine earlier this year.
After a space rock struck Earth 66 million years ago - killing the dinosaurs - another asteroid hit, delaying Earth's recovery from a mass extinction.
About 84 million years ago, Earth's crust and the mantle below it rotated around the planet's inner core - causing the Earth to tip over.
A new study by researchers at UNC Charlotte found that consumers ages 12 to 20 drove $17 billion worth of alcoholic beverage consumption in 2016.
The record-breaking temperatures this week are a weather emergency, scientists and health care experts say, with heat responsible for more deaths in the U.S. than all other natural disasters combined. With more frequent and intense heat waves likely because of climate change and the worst drought in modern history, they say communities must better protect the vulnerable, like homeless people and those who live in ethnically and racially diverse low-income neighborhoods. “This heat has an important effect on people and their health,” said Dr. Suganya Karuppana, chief medical director at the Valle del Sol community health clinics in Arizona.
Giant rhinos were roughly the size of six elephants and they moved back and forth across Asia as their climate changed.
Josh Garza spent four months in a Texas hospital with coronavirus and needed a double lung transplant, CNN reported.
Anna Kern, who got a breakthrough infection in April, said she was struggling to return to work and was dealing with extreme fatigue.
Researchers from NASA and NOAA found Earth's "energy imbalance approximately doubled during the 14-year period from 2005 to 2019."
Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits, toppling records even before the official start of summer. Record daily highs were seen this week in parts of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Phoenix, which is baking in some of the U.S. West’s hottest weather, hit a record-breaking 118 degrees (48 Celsius) Thursday and was expected to reach 116 degrees (46 Celsius) Friday and Saturday.
The coelacanth — a giant weird fish still around from dinosaur times — can live for 100 years, a new study found. Females don’t hit sexual maturity until their late 50s, the study said, while male coelacanths are sexually mature at 40 to 69 years. Coelacanths, which have been around for 400 million years, were thought extinct until they were found alive in 1938 off South Africa.
“It may seem desperate at this point, but I can’t be mad at any and all efforts to get people vaccinated.”
“I won’t get rich, but I will get to live my life. That seems like reward enough.”
“Offering incentives may encourage people who are not actively opposed to vaccination but may have put it off.”
“At some point, the government is simply rewarding irresponsible behavior.”
“Sure, people should do it without needing an incentive. But what’s the alternative? Not enough people get vaccinated.”