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A “Sneaky” Asteroid Narrowly Missed Earth This Summer. Internal Emails Show How NASA Scientists Totally Missed It.

"This one did sneak up on us," one NASA expert wrote in an internal email, two days after the football-field-sized asteroid narrowly missed the planet.

Dan Vergano • One day ago

Experts Have A Few Different Theories For What’s Behind The Outbreak Of Vaping Illnesses

A hidden epidemic, Vitamin E, tariffs on Chinese vaping pens? “It’s not like we can say Product X is causing this,” said one expert.

Dan Vergano • 10 days ago

The Vaping Lung Illness Has Now Broken Out In At Least 33 States

Five people have died in the nationwide outbreak of deadly lung injuries connected to black market vaping liquids.

Dan Vergano • 14 days ago

The Vaping Lung Illness Outbreak Has Now Spread To 25 States

No single vaping product explains the severe lung illness outbreak, health officials said, although THC and cannabinoid use has been reported in many cases.

Dan Vergano • 21 days ago

The First Person Has Died As A Result Of The Recent Vaping Lung Injury Outbreak

More than 190 people have suffered severe lung injuries in 22 states in an outbreak that started this summer.

Dan Vergano • 28 days ago

We’re Living Through A Climate Emergency Right Now — We Just Aren’t Paying Attention

Greenland’s ice is melting, record-setting fires are blazing from the Arctic to the Amazon, and July was the world’s hottest month ever.

Dan Vergano • 29 days ago

Microplastics Are In Most Bottled Water But The WHO Says They’re Not A Health Risk — For Now

A World Health Organization-cited research team last year reported that 90% of bottled water sampled contained microscopic plastic fibers.

Dan Vergano • One month ago

Planned Parenthood Will Withdraw From A Federal Funding Program Because Of An Abortion "Gag Rule"

The organization announced Monday it would forgo federal dollars rather than abide by a rule that created barriers for family planning organizations that discuss or provide abortions.

Dan Vergano • One month ago

The Criminal Justice System Is Bad For Your Health, Warns New York City’s Health Department

“Even brief contact with the police or indirect exposure is associated with lasting harm,” said New York City’s health commissioner.

Dan Vergano • One month ago

Weird New Kinds Of Cocaine Could Start A “Hidden Epidemic” Of Health Threats

“The big problem is we aren’t testing for these cutting agents, and chronic health problems [they cause] by their nature only appear years later,” said an expert.

Dan Vergano • One month ago

We Got To The Moon Six Times. Here's Why America Really, Really Didn’t Want To Go Back.

“NASA said we’ll bet on the future,” said one space historian. That future just didn’t include moon landings.

Dan Vergano • 2 months ago

How Much Do You Really Know About The First Moon Landing?

What was the first meal on the moon?

Dan Vergano • 2 months ago
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The Body Of Missing Utah College Student Mackenzie Lueck Has Been Found

Ayoola Ajayi, 31, had been taken into custody last week and charged with Lueck's killing.

Dan Vergano • 2 months ago
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Europe's Heat Wave Fried The Global Temperature Record

"We are likely to see more of these events in the future due to climate change," said an expert.

Dan Vergano • 2 months ago
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A Science Group Is Offering $100,000 To Host A Democratic Climate Change Debate Despite A DNC Ban

“Regardless of who wins the Democratic nomination, voters deserve to know what these candidates’ plans are for climate change.”

Dan Vergano • 2 months ago

The Government Approved A Second Controversial Sex Drug For Women

The drug is supposed to increase women's libido, and is injected with a pen about 45 minutes ahead of time.

Dan Vergano • 3 months ago

Trump Ordered Dramatic Cuts To Expert Science Panels

"This kind of wholesale elimination of advisory panels is bad government," said one expert.

Dan Vergano • 3 months ago