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SpaceX Rocket Ship Blasts Off into Orbit with 2 Americans

SpaceX Rocket Ship Blasts Off into Orbit with 2 Americans

By Marcia Dunn | May 30
A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday.

Solar Probe to Pass Through Comet's Tail for 'Bonus Science'

Solar Probe to Pass Through Comet's Tail for 'Bonus Science'

May 30
The European Space Agency said Friday that its Solar Orbiter probe will pass through the tail of a comet in the coming days and scientists plan to switch on its instruments early.

2 Astronauts Head for Launch Pad for Historic SpaceX Flight

2 Astronauts Head for Launch Pad for Historic SpaceX Flight

By Marcia Dunn | May 30
Despite more storms in the forecast, two NASA astronauts have begun making their way to the launch pad for another attempt at a history-making ride into orbit.

Well-Preserved Roman Mosaic Unearthed in Italian Vineyard

Well-Preserved Roman Mosaic Unearthed in Italian Vineyard

May 30
Archaeologists have briefly revealed a well-preserved mosaic floor of an ancient Roman villa first discovered almost a century ago near the northern Italian city of Verona.

Italy's Seas Speak: No Tourists or Boats Mean Cleaner Water

Italy's Seas Speak: No Tourists or Boats Mean Cleaner Water

By Paolo Santalucia | May 30
Pollution from human and agriculture waste spilling into the seas off Rome has decreased 30% during Italy's coronavirus lockdown, preliminary results from a nationwide survey of seawater quality indicate.

Take 2 for SpaceX's 1st Astronaut Launch

Take 2 for SpaceX's 1st Astronaut Launch

By Marcia Dunn | May 30
SpaceX pressed ahead with its second attempt to launch astronauts for NASA — a historic first for a private company — but more stormy weather threatened more delays.

Tennessee to Halt Sharing COVID-19 Patient Data

Tennessee to Halt Sharing COVID-19 Patient Data

By Kimberlee Kruesi | May 29
Tennessee will soon stop providing the names and addresses of COVID-19 patients to first responders, after initially arguing that doing so would protect those on the front line.

Mitch McConnell Stresses Need to Wear Face Masks in Public

Mitch McConnell Stresses Need to Wear Face Masks in Public

By Bruce Schreiner | May 29
Wading into a politically charged issue, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday preached the importance of wearing masks in public as the nation's economy reopens.

Redlining Decades Ago Set Communities Up for Greater Coronavirus Danger

Redlining Decades Ago Set Communities Up for Greater Coronavirus Danger

May 29
Across the U.S., lower-income communities of color are experiencing disproportionately high rates of COVID-19 infection, hospitalization and death.

New Studies Find Cancer and Coronavirus Are a Dangerous Mix

New Studies Find Cancer and Coronavirus Are a Dangerous Mix

By Marilynn Marchione | May 29
New research shows how dangerous the coronavirus is for current and former cancer patients. Those who developed COVID-19 were much more likely to die within a month than people without cancer who got it, two studies found.

U.S. Death Toll from Coronavirus Surges Past 100,000 People

U.S. Death Toll from Coronavirus Surges Past 100,000 People

By Carla K. Johnson, Susan Haigh, and Lisa Marie Pane | May 28
The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths. That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount.

Official Says Defiant Michigan Barbershop Is Health Threat

Official Says Defiant Michigan Barbershop Is Health Threat

By Ed White | May 28
A barbershop that has been operating in defiance of Michigan's coronavirus restrictions poses an "imminent threat" to public health, the state's chief medical officer testified Wednesday.

'Bummed Out': SpaceX Launch Scrubbed Because of Bad Weather

'Bummed Out': SpaceX Launch Scrubbed Because of Bad Weather

By Marcia Dunn | May 28
The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship was called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds and the risk of lightning.

NASA Chief 'All In' for Tom Cruise to Film on Space Station

NASA Chief 'All In' for Tom Cruise to Film on Space Station

By Marcia Dunn | May 27
NASA is rolling out the International Space Station's red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit.

American Virus Deaths At 100,000: What Does A Number Mean?

American Virus Deaths At 100,000: What Does A Number Mean?

By Ted Anthony | May 27
This is the week when America's official coronavirus death toll reaches six digits. One hundred thousand lives wiped out by a disease unknown to science a half a year ago. What does the number mean?

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