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 black hole

Scientists Reveal First Image Ever Made of a Black Hole

WASHINGTON — Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss. "We have seen what we thought was unseeable. We have seen and taken a picture of ...
Photo of killer whale

Scientists Discover Different Kind of Killer Whale off Chile

WASHINGTON — For decades, there were tales from fishermen and tourists, even lots of photos, of a mysterious killer whale that just didn't look like all the others, but scientists had never seen one. Now they have. An international team of researchers sa...
Photo of the Kuiper belt object Ultima Thule

Have You Seen the Snowman Floating in Outer Space?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The space snowman visited by NASA on New Year's Day is pitted all over and has a bright "collar" between its two fused spheres. These are the newest details to emerge about Ultima Thul...
Photo of Clinical Research Assistant Kevin Jackson using AlgometRx Platform Technology on Sarah Taylor's eyes to measure her degree of pain

No Stethoscope for Pain: Scientists Seek Real Way to Measure

WASHINGTON — Is the pain stabbing or burning? On a scale from 1 to 10, is it a 6 or an 8? Over and over, 17-year-old Sarah Taylor struggled to make doctors understand her sometimes debilitating levels of pain, first from joint-damaging childhood arthritis a...