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Touch-and-go: .U.S spacecraft sampling asteroid for return

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After almost two years circling an ancient asteroid hundreds of millions of miles away, a NASA spacecraft this week will attempt to descend to the treacherous, boulder-packed surface and snatch a handful of rubble.

Virus crisis easing across Sun Belt but could heat up again

The torrid coronavirus summer across the Sun Belt is easing after two disastrous months that brought more than 35,000 deaths. Whether the outbreak will heat up again after Labor Day and the resumption of school and football remains to be seen.

France’s global nuclear fusion device a puzzle of huge parts

A hugely ambitious project to replicate the energy of the sun is entering a critical phase, as scientists and technicians in southern France begin assembling giant parts of a nuclear fusion device, an international experiment aimed to develop the ultimate clean energy source.

Moon-watching isn’t just for night owls

Kids are often taught to associate the sun with the day and the moon and stars with the night. Yet why does the moon sometimes come out during the daylight hours? The answer is somewhat simple.