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Trump administration vows to distribute 100 million swabs to states by year’s end

But the report doubles down on the administration’s stance that individual states, not the federal government, should bear primary responsibility for carrying out diagnostic tests to help curb the pandemic.

App shows promise in tracking new coronavirus cases, study finds

Tracking common symptoms, like loss of taste and smell.

Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled moon, dies at 88

Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled the moon alone in 1971 while his two crewmates test-drove the first lunar rover, has died at age 88, his family said Wednesday.

The end of Australia as we know it

Fueled by climate change and the world’s refusal to address it, the fires that have burned across Australia are not just destroying lives or turning forests as large as nations into ashen moonscapes. They are also forcing Australians to imagine an entirely new way of life.

Changing counts show calorie measures to be inexact science

Almonds used to have about 170 calories per serving. Then researchers said it was really more like 130. A little later, they said the nuts may have even less.

NASA shutting down space telescope, infrared eyes to cosmos

NASA is pulling the plug on one of its great observatories -- the Spitzer Space Telescope -- after 16 years of scanning the universe with infrared eyes.

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