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Hubble Telescope finds tiny moon orbiting dwarf planet

Chalk up a moon for the icy dwarf planet Makemake, which is just 870 miles wide.

William M. Gray, 86, hurricane predictor and climate change skeptic

Mr. Gray’s research helped him make hurricane predictions for three decades and allowed the East Coast and the Caribbean to gird for their fury.

Study: Warming giving US type of weather we prefer _ for now

Global warming has mostly made the weather more pleasant for Americans over the last 40 years, which may explain why much of the public doesn’t rank climate change as big a threat as do scientists and the rest of the world, a new study suggests.

Scientists say 93 percent of Great Barrier Reef now bleached

Severe bleaching means that corals could die, depending on how long they are subject to these conditions.

2016 already shows record global temperatures

January, February, and March have each passed the mark set in 2015, according to new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Tiny probes would be the stars of 20-year trip to Alpha Centauri

Can you fly an iPhone to the stars? A luminous list of scientists and tech moguls are betting they can.