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  1. Whale found dead off Cape Cod identified as frequent visitor

    08.18 / 00:27 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    BOSTON (AP) — A right whale found dead in waters near Cape Cod this week has been identified as a frequent visitor to the area that was first spotted off the Cape in 1992. The Cape Cod Times reports (http://bit.ly/2wf5xv1 ) the 26-year-old female whale named Couplet was identified Thursday through photos in a database […
  2. Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some

    08.17 / 22:15 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For most people, a total solar eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime event. For some eclipse chasers, it’s a way of life. These veteran eclipse chasers spend lots of money and craft intricate plans all to experience another mid-day darkening of the sky. Many work in science and related fields and they’ll travel around […
  3. Portland, Ore., hospital gave away recalled eclipse glasses

    08.17 / 22:15 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon, says some of the glasses it gave away at public events for viewing the upcoming total solar eclipse may be among those recalled by Amazon. The hospital said Thursday that people who got solar glasses from Legacy Health at public events should discard them and buy new […
  4. July ranks 2nd for heat globally, hottest recorded on land

    08.17 / 18:04 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth yet again sizzled with unprecedented heat last month. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday Earth sweated to its second hottest month since recordkeeping began in 1880. At 61.89 degrees (16.63 Celsius), last month was behind July 2016’s all-time record by .09 degrees. But Earth’s land temperatures in July were […
  5. Spacewalking cosmonauts release 3-D-printed satellite

    08.17 / 15:59 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking cosmonauts have set free the world’s first satellite made with a 3-D printer. Russians Fyodor Yurchikhin (FYOH-dor YOUR-cheek-in) and Sergey Ryazanskiy (SIR-gay RIH-zan-skee) ventured outside the International Space Station on Thursday. They promptly released five nanosatellites by hand. The casing of the first one tossed overboard was made entirely […
  6. Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers

    08.17 / 15:59 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    DENVER (AP) — Researchers say they have found a new clue into the mysterious exodus of ancient cliff-dwelling people from the Mesa Verde area of Colorado more than 700 years ago: DNA from the bones of domesticated turkeys. The DNA shows the Mesa Verde people raised turkeys that had telltale similarities to turkeys kept by […
  7. Gore to give keynote at US clean energy summit in Las Vegas

    08.17 / 13:58 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore has agreed to be the keynote speaker at a national clean energy summit in Las Vegas this fall. Former Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval are co-hosting the Oct. 13 event. Reid launched the first summit 10 years ago, and Gore — […]…