Marking 45 years since moon landing

Buzz Aldrin walked near the lunar module 45 years ago today.

NASA/Getty Images/file 1969

Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on another world.

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Scientists report sexual harassment at field sites

In a stark paper published Wednesday, most respondents reported they had personally experienced sexual harassment.

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Unusually turbulent air created conditions ripe for a tornado

The summertime air over the Northeast is typically not as turbulent as in the Midwest, which is why New England sees few tornadoes. But Monday was different. Cold air at high altitudes coupled with a warm front moving through Revere created unsettled conditions that may have spawned the tornado that ripped through the city Monday morning, said a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Searching for the unforgotten

Hundreds of people who have died crossing the southern border are buried without ceremony, casket, or name.

Henry Hartsfield Jr., 80; astronaut on 3 shuttles, Columbia test pilot

Mr. Hartsfield flew as the pilot of the final test flight of Columbia and as commander of the maiden mission of Discovery.

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