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Denise Chow

Denise Chow is a reporter for NBC News Science focused on general science and climate change.

Denise Chow is a reporter for NBC News Science focused on general science and climate change.

Latest from Denise Chow

The science around the lab leak theory hasn't changed. But here's why some scientists have.

President Biden and some scientists are demanding an investigation into the lab leak theory, a hypothesis that the origin of coronavirus was a virology lab in Wuhan, China.

The science around the lab leak theory hasn't changed. But here's why some scientists have.

Five virologists said few conclusions can be drawn based on the available scientific evidence, but they noted that the context and circumstances of the debate have changed.
11d ago

Lake Mead's water level drops to lowest point in history

Water levels at Lake Mead, the nation's largest reservoir, have hit their lowest levels in history, as the western U.S. remains in the grips of a megadrought.
11d ago

How to see today's 'ring of fire' solar eclipse

An annular or "ring of fire" solar eclipse will take place on June 10, when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, blocking out the sun's light.

Cicadas cause unusual disruptions, but experts say the swarms aren't a major concern

The billions of Brood X cicadas swarming across the East and parts of the Midwest have caused several unusual disruptions over the past week.

New dinosaur species found in Australia was as long as a basketball court

Paleontologists classified a new species of sauropod that now ranks as Australia's largest dinosaur. The species was known as Australotitan cooperensis.
14d ago

Jeff Bezos to launch himself into space for first time next month

"On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend," Bezos announced on Instagram.
17d ago

Fauci's emails don't prove a Wuhan conspiracy, but raise further questions

Why were U.S. scientists so quick to dismiss the possibility of bioengineering as the potential origin of the Covid-19 virus?
17d ago

Florida's manatees are dying off at unusually high rates

Florida's manatees are dying at unusually high rates, and experts are warning that the sustained loss of seagrass is severely threatening the marine mammals.
20d ago

Space junk damages International Space Station's robotic arm

The wayward object punctured a hole in Canadarm2's protective thermal covering, but the robotic arm remains functional.
20d ago

Space junk damages International Space Station's robotic arm

A piece of space junk smashed into the International Space Station and damaged the orbiting lab's robotic arm, according to NASA and the Canadian Space Agency.