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August 12, 2018
Tahlequah pushes her dead calf on the second day of her long, sad journey. Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research
Orca abandons body of her dead calf after a heartbreaking, weeks-long journey
August 12, 2018 - 2:04pm
A researcher holds a canola sample at Calyxt, where experimental wheat and soybeans are also grown. Calyxt's soybean is the first of 23 gene-edited crops the Agriculture Department has recognized to date. Photo by Tim Gruber for The Washington Post
A fast-moving future for gene-edited foods
August 12, 2018 - 11:00am
Paleontologists uncover complete tyrannosaur in Montana
August 12, 2018 - 6:17am
August 9, 2018
An illustration of the sun-bound Parker Solar Probe. MUST CREDIT: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben
This NASA spacecraft is about to probe one of Earth's scariest threats - the sun
August 9, 2018 - 5:37pm
August 8, 2018
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is shown on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 9, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Pentagon is moving toward establishing Trump's Space Force
August 8, 2018 - 7:39pm
August 3, 2018
Chris Ferguson, director of Boeing's Starliner crew and mission operations, fist-bumps NASA astronaut Sunita Williams as they and astronauts Nicole Mann and Bob Behnken prepare for emergency system training at Kennedy Space Center in June. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton
NASA unveils the astronauts who will relaunch human space flights from US soil
August 3, 2018 - 12:51pm
August 2, 2018
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What the EPA's proposed fuel standards could do to your gas mileage
August 2, 2018 - 3:08pm
August 1, 2018
A grizzly bear known as 399 wanders with her cubs near Pilgrim Creek in Grand Teton National Park. One year after their removal from the endangered species list, grizzlies will be hunted in Wyoming for the first time in 44 years. MUST CREDIT: Thomas D. Mangelsen
A wildlife photographer won a permit to shoot grizzlies. Here's what he's doing with it.
August 1, 2018 - 7:10pm
July 31, 2018
Lendell Anderson, left, helps his son August, 13, unhook a catfish from the line while fishing off the public dock next the Sportsman Club on Lake Mitchell on Monday. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Lake Advisory Committee plans to present $19.2 million plan
July 31, 2018 - 7:51am
July 30, 2018
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Killing of polar bear that attacked cruise employee on remote Arctic island sparks debate
July 30, 2018 - 9:36am
July 27, 2018
J35 pushing her dead calf Wednesday. MUST CREDIT: Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research
An orca calf died shortly after being born. Her grieving mother has carried her body for days.
July 27, 2018 - 11:20am
July 26, 2018
Reetz Lake to open Aug. 1
July 26, 2018 - 9:56am
July 24, 2018
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope sits in front of the door to Chamber A, a giant thermal vacuum chamber located at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, in 2017. MUST CREDIT: Photo by NASA/Desiree Stover
NASA's next great space telescope is stuck on Earth after screwy errors
July 24, 2018 - 9:14pm
July 23, 2018
New breed of salmon to be stocked in South Dakota Missouri River reservoir
July 23, 2018 - 7:02pm
July 21, 2018
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The truth about 'breakthrough' drugs
July 21, 2018 - 1:00pm
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