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It seems nothing is safe from fake news this year, not even the annual astronomical event. This year's Perseid show will be at its peak Saturday night into Sunday.
Aug. 9, 2017
Arizona is among the states that have declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, to help with funding and access to data. It's a move the Trump administration has declined to make.
Aug. 9, 2017
After years of study, scientists have given a name to the prehistoric colossus: Patagotitan mayorum. And in a paper published Wednesday, researchers offered the world a closer glimpse.
Aug. 9, 2017
The U.S. island territory is small, but strategically significant. It's home to a naval base and an Air Force base. Pyongyang has long viewed it as a provocation — and a target.
Aug. 9, 2017
These 160-million-year-old fossils are the oldest known examples of mammal relatives with the ability to glide. They're from an extinct lineage with no relationship to modern gliders.
Aug. 9, 2017
The change, effective immediately, means that people from the U.S. and other countries are now able to enter Qatar "with no paperwork, no payment, and no visas."
Aug. 9, 2017
Once Google is done putting out fires in the wake of a male employee's incendiary memo about gender, the company will have to think about how to tackle its longstanding diversity problem.
Aug. 9, 2017
A major study in Zambia showed the benefits of just giving poor people money with no strings attached. But the government isn't entirely convinced. Here's why.
Aug. 9, 2017
At least 19 people were killed and around 250 injured in the quake that struck a remote region of China's Sichuan Province that is popular among tourists.
Aug. 9, 2017
Scientists think human pressures on oceans could cause more jellyfish blooms. What to do? Eat them, says a Danish gastrophysicist who's cracked the science of making them palatable.
Aug. 9, 2017
Millions of people play video games, but there's plenty of disagreement on whether they're good or bad for brains. Action games may have a different effect than something like Super Mario.
Aug. 9, 2017
The raid reportedly took place in late July, one month after former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort registered as a foreign agent.
Aug. 9, 2017
Consumers should avoid Maradol papayas from Mexico, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The outbreak has spread to 16 states, and one death has been reported.
Aug. 9, 2017
As a candidate, Donald Trump described the economy as something of an unmitigated disaster. Now, he says, "prosperity is coming back to our shores." Is that really true?
Aug. 9, 2017
When asked if Americans should be worried, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson replied, "I think Americans should sleep well at night."
Aug. 9, 2017
Officials say the car was "visibly pre-positioned" and that its driver targeted a dozen soldiers as they left their quarters.
Aug. 9, 2017
James Hamula was ousted from a mid-level leadership council based on disciplinary action by the religion's highest leaders, a statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says.
Aug. 9, 2017
The partnership seeks to strengthen Airbnb's anti-discrimination efforts and encourage more people in communities of color to consider becoming hosts.
Aug. 9, 2017
There will be one streaming service for sports and another for films and television shows, the company announced on Tuesday. But new Disney movies will still be available on Netflix until 2019.
Aug. 9, 2017
Microsoft is trying to help more teachers use the hugely popular game in the classroom without alienating the initial enthusiasts.
Aug. 9, 2017

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