SCIENCE

Start now to get another growing season out of your garden

The same hot weather that brings out the best in tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and other summer vegetables makes spinach, lettuce, peas, and other… Read more

Largest wildfire in Oregon expands further; new evacuations

PORTLAND, Ore. — Firefighters scrambled on Friday to control a raging inferno in southeastern Oregon that’s spreading miles a day in windy conditions,… Read more

US regulators to assess risk posed by climate change

WASHINGTON  — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she will lead an effort by top U.S. regulators to assess the potential risk that climate change… Read more

How Richard Branson will ride own rocket to space

Virgin Galactic will become the first rocket company to launch the boss when Richard Branson straps into one of his sleek, shiny space planes this… Read more

Tropical storm sparks tornado warnings in trek up East Coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Severe weather from Tropical Storm Elsa spurred tornado warnings in Delaware and New Jersey early Friday as the system moved over the… Read more

Study: Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change

The deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change that added… Read more

Chinese astronauts make first space walk outside new station

BEIJING — Two astronauts made the first space walk on Sunday outside China’s new orbital station to work on setting up a 15-meter (50-foot) long robotic… Read more

Bucks beat Hawks, head to NBA Finals for 1st time since 1974

ATLANTA  — The Milwaukee Bucks were an instant success in the NBA, winning a championship in just their third season and reaching the finals again… Read more

Hurricane Elsa races toward Haiti amid fears of landslides

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Elsa raced toward Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Saturday, where it threatened to unleash flooding and landslides… Read more