More than 40,000 daily heat records have been broken around the country so far this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, compared with last year's 25,000 daily records set by this date.
The private space telescope forms the heart of Project Sentinel, a deep-space mission being unveiled today in Mountain View, Calif., by a nonprofit group of scientists and explorers that advocates better space rock monitoring.
Firefighters battled to save the US Air Force Academy and heavily populated areas around Colorado Springs and Boulder, as high winds drove the wildfires. President Obama plans to visit the devastated areas.
Girls in science and other STEM subjects — technology, engineering, and mathematics — are underrepresented compared to boys despite the progress made in the 40 years since Title IX was signed into law.
Tornadoes damaged at least 23 buildings and flipped five train cars as a powerful storm system rolled through parts of Colorado and Wyoming Thursday, packing hail, rain, and at least two tornadoes. No one was seriously injured.