Science and Health

Post-It notes paying tribute to the famed mountain lion known as P-22 cover an exhibit wall at the Natural History Museum

Beloved Hollywood mountain lion P-22 draws thousands of mourners

Wildlife officials had to capture and ultimately euthanize the beloved animal after encounters with humans.

 | Justin Boggs

Surgical instruments are used during an organ transplant surgery at a hospital

Ethical concerns over bill reducing prison sentence for organ donation

Two Massachusetts legislators say shortening prisoners' sentences in exchange for organ donation would help those in need.

 | Scripps News Staff

Man searches a collapsed building after an earthquake in southern Turkey.

Deadly earthquake exacerbates suffering of displaced Syrians

The deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey near the Syrian border has hit hard in areas that house millions of war-displaced Syrians.

 | AP

A fuel truck drives along a highway.

Europe bans Russian diesel, other oil products over Ukraine

The new sanctions create uncertainty about prices as the European Union finds new supplies of diesel from the U.S., Middle East and India.

 | AP

K9 officer Detective Gibbs.

Adorable police dog is getting his own picture in a school yearbook

The kids insisted on including K9 officer Detective Gibbs in the annual tradition.

 | Bridget Sharkey

Bobi, the world's oldest dog.

30-year-old pup Bobi sets new world record for oldest living dog

Guinness is calling this good boy the oldest dog ever.

 | Tricia Goss

Two emperor tamarin monkeys.

Man arrested in connection to Dallas Zoo monkey thefts

24-year-old Davion Irvin was booked into the Dallas County jail Thursday and charged with six counts of animal cruelty, police said.

 | Scripps News Staff

Hikers ascend Wildcat Mountain across the valley from Mount Washington.

Mount Washington to reach wind chills of -100F, as cold as Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover has recorded nighttime temperatures in recent days of 105 degrees below zero. Temperatures don't often get that low on Earth.

 | Justin Boggs

Banana Boat spray cans.

Banana Boat expands sunscreen recall due to carcinogen

The sunscreen was distributed nationwide and sold at various retailers and online.

 | Scripps News Staff

Ice fishing

Inside the largest ice fishing tournament in Minnesota

The tournament only lasts one afternoon, but for hundreds of local volunteers, it takes all year long to put together.

 | Ben Schamisso

Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick talks with Scripps News Senior National Correspondent Mark Greenblatt

Scripps News school AED probe gets attention in Congress

Rep. Cherfilus-McCormick, a Florida Democrat, will lead a bipartisan push for more school AEDs. The NFL & American Heart Association are endorsing.

 | Mark Greenblatt and Carrie Cochran and Amy Fan and Rosie Cima

A monkey at the Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo offers $25K for information on tampering with animals

Two monkeys were taken from the zoo this week. An investigation reportedly revealed that their enclosure was cut.

 | Scripps News Staff

flags fly over ConAgra Foods in Omaha, Nebraska

2.5 million pounds of canned meat products recalled

According to a notice from the Department of Agriculture, the recalled products have a packaging defect that may cause them to become contaminated.

 | Scripps News Staff

Screen honors Tyre Nichols before an NBA game.

Dealing with the mental health impact of the Tyre Nichols video

Expert says there has not been a lot of time for people to process the video because people might be experiencing various forms of trauma.

 | Christiana Ford and WLEX-TV

Drone delivering a package.

Drones are being tested to deliver AEDs to cardiac arrest emergencies

Sweden is one of the first places to develop an AED drone delivery program, and over the span of four months, they made 11 deliveries.

 | Chloe Nordquist

A shopper looks through the cosmetic department at a Target store.

Cosmetic product regulation is getting a makeover in the US

The FDA is adding more regulations for cosmetic companies, but dermatologists say more research into ingredient safety is still needed.

 | Lindsey Theis

A view of the cosmos

Researchers asking for public's help to create 'map of the universe'

A team of researchers is compiling the public's answers on certain space images to classify galaxies and stars.

 | Maya Rodriguez

x-ray of a foot

Why do bones break?

Dr. Claire Shannon, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, says popping your knuckles – or cracking your knee or your wrist – is considered a 'phenomenon.'

 | Simon Kaufman

A person holds a COVID test kit.

President Biden to end emergency declarations for COVID

Those free at home COVID tests are expected to be a thing of the past after the emergency declaration ends.

 | Lindsey Theis

Buffalo Bills' defensive back Damar Hamlin.

Bills' Damar Hamlin teams up with American Heart Association

After suffering a heart attack during a Monday Night Football game, Hamlin is teaming up with the organization to promote CPR education.

 | Scripps News Staff

An emperor tamarin monkey.

A real zoodunit: Monkeys found but mystery deepens in Dallas

Dallas police said they safely located two emperor tamarin monkeys that had been missing after their enclosure was cut open.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

An oncologist speaks with a patient.

What does it cost to have cancer?

An oncologist and parents of kids with cancer share how the costs of treatment can hinder or even completely prevent a patient from getting care.

 | Meg Hilling

A doctor looks at a shelf of prescription drugs.

Life-saving drugs cost thousands in the US. Can laws change that?

Prescription drugs are often priced higher in the U.S. than in other countries, but there is legislation that aims to cut costs.

 | Scripps News Staff

A dry irrigation canal runs between two unplanted fields.

More water cuts in the future for Arizona, threatening agriculture

As farmers in Yuma County, Arizona see water cuts, the amount of leafy greens they grow might be affected.

 | Adi Guajardo

President Joe Biden talks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House.

President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies May 11

This comes as lawmakers have already ended elements of the emergencies that kept millions of Americans insured during the pandemic.

 | AP

Nicole Mann is pictured on the International Space Station.

First Native American woman in space talks to reservation's students

Students on the Flathead Indian Reservation asked Nicole Mann questions as she was aboard the International Space Station.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

A heading shows the World Health Organization's COVID-19 literature.

WHO says COVID remains an emergency but is in transition

The World Health Organization said there is still uncertainty in COVID-19's future, but the virus is at a "transition point."

 | Scripps News Staff

Picture of two bald eagles and a monarch butterfly

The Endangered Species Act turns 50 this year

A study by the Center for Biological Diversity found the Endangered Species Act has prevented the extinction of roughly 291 species.

 | Chloe Nordquist

A nurse taking notes.

DOJ files charges alleging 7,600 fake nursing diplomas were sold

The fake diplomas were issued by three Florida-based schools since 2016 at $15,000 each, netting them more than $114 million, the DOJ alleges.

 | Scripps News Staff and WPTV Staff

The asteroid Bennu from the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

Here’s how our planetary defense system works

NASA has been funding search programs to observe the night sky in order to discover as many asteroids as possible.

 | Chloe Nordquist