Photo of a dead whale and volunteers in Port Hadlock, Wa.

Scientists Seek Beaches Where Dead Whales Can Rot in Peace

PORTLAND, Ore. — So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers dealing with the putrid carcasses have an urgent request for coastal residents: Lend us your private beaches so these ocean giants can rot in peace. "The p...
Photo of H3N2 influenza virions

Two-Wave US Flu Season Is Now the Longest in a Decade

NEW YORK — Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years. "I don't remember a season like this." — Dr. Arnold Monto, a University of Michigan research...
Screen image of Agent Orange spraying in Vietnam

My Band of Brothers Died in Vietnam. Only They Didn’t Know It.

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation." — George Washington Diabete...