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The towering Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in western Canada in 1991 is the world's biggest, a team of paleontologists said Friday, following a decades-long process of reconstructing its skeleton. Nicknamed Scotty for a celebratory bottle of scotch consumed the night it was discovered, the T. rex
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A Russian tourist attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Indonesia in his suitcase to bring home and keep as a pet has been arrested in Bali, police said Saturday. Andrei Zhestkov was detained in Denpasar airport late on Friday while passing through a security screening before a planned flight
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The thing about fossils is the older they are, the rarer they are. Earth doesn't keep anything around forever, and the farther you go back in time the less likely you are to find evidence of the plants and animals that were alive then. So, when we're talking about fossils of creatures that died
There is at least some evidence to suggest exactly that.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft first arrived at the large space rock known as Bennu late last year, and it's spent the first few months of 2019 observing its new space companion and teaching NASA more about the rock's surface. Unfortunately for NASA engineers, the asteroid's surface is
Two rookie spacewalkers took on a battery replacement project on the International Space Station that will continue next week with history's first all-female spacewalk. During today's six-hour, 39-minute operation, NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain replaced a set of outdated nickel-hydrogen
Moore has written for The Wall Street Journal's op-ed page and is a visitingfellow at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank
Following hundreds of reports linking certain breast implants to chronic illness, cancer and even death, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) will hold hearings on Monday and Tuesday to discuss their safety. One topic on the agenda is the link between breast implants and a rare type of lymphoma called
Don't worry, it's not going to be harmful. If you're lucky, you'll get to see a good sky show.
NASA on Friday published satellite photos of a powerful meteor which appeared just above the Bering Sea on December 18 but went unnoticed until months later. The photographs were taken by two NASA instruments on board the Terra satellite.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - An extremely rare albino penguin has made its debut at Gdansk Zoo in northern Poland.
A rare three-month-old albino penguin made its first public appearance at a zoo in the Polish Baltic port city of Gdansk, where its keepers claim it is the only one of its kind in captivity. The all-white African black-foot penguin was born on December 14, but zoo staff decided to keep its arrival secret
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Friday warned the government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela over the detention of Americans, including six executives from Houston-based oil company Citgo Petroleum who have been jailed since 2017. "We will hold Maduro and his prison officials to
European Union leaders failed to do enough Friday to pursue a pledge to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 under the Paris climate agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron said. The leaders stressed the need for the EU to submit an "ambitious long-term strategy by 2020 striving
Pimple patches, zit stickers, acne dots - whatever you want to call them, these tiny, stick-on skin treatments seem to be everywhere right now. And if you've ever actually tried one of them, you know why: For certain types of pimples, they can be an amazingly effective, insanely satisfying and a
Inditex and MIT ink deal to promote research into global sustainability challenges.
The next time you go camping, sleep in style.
Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase.
The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Iranian nuclear researchers, saying it wanted to warn young scientists to steer clear of any future effort to build a bomb. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Twitter called the sanctions part of the "maximum pressure campaign" on Iran as the United States tries to roll back the clerical regime's regional influence. "We'll be relentless in denying Iran the ability to engage in WMD proliferation and all its outlaw activities," said Pompeo, who is on a Middle East tour to build a united front against Iran.
Biogen (BIIB) and its Japanese partner, Eisai discontinue two late-stage studies evaluating aducanumab, in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Popular Mechanics goes to source for the straight story on what it takes to operate the GPS navigation system and how the game is changing as the militarization of space heats up.
PM goes into the Air Force control rooms and aerospace factory floors to examine the state of U.S. global positioning satellites as things change in orbit.
Brain aneurysms are silent and often fatal, and women are 1.5 times more likely to develop them than men. Here's what you need to know.
All that dust and pet dander can impact your respiratory and immune systems in a big way.
A deadly cyclone that hit southern Africa left extensive flooding that looked like "inland oceans" in images from space taken just days after the storm made landfall.Sentinel-1, a satellite mission that's part of the European Union's Earth-observation program, Copernicus, captured imagery on March 19 that showed far-reaching floodwaters around Mozambique's town of Beira on the coast of the Indian Ocean.Cyclone Idai could turn out to be "one of the worst weather-related disasters" in the Southern Hemisphere, said Clare Nullis, spokesperson for the World Meteorological Organization.In Mozambique, at least 1,000 people are feared dead and tens of thousands have lost their...
On Wednesday, Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler told CBSNews that a lack of safe drinking water around the globe is a far more urgentthreat than climate change
Two American astronauts took a spacewalk Friday to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station.
DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Budget needs are forcing Saudi Arabia to push for oil prices of at least $70 per barrel this year, industry sources say, even though U.S. shale oil producers could benefit and Riyadh's share of global crude markets might be further eroded. Riyadh, OPEC's de facto leader
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Defying heavy rain, the protesters brandished Algerian flags and pamphlets as they gathered in the same spot in the capital where a wave of demonstrations first erupted a month ago against Bouteflika's 20-year rule. "Rain will not prevent us from continuing pressure," said student Ahmed Khoudja, 23, in a square in central Algiers. The protests were expected to swell further after Friday prayers, as has happened on the four previous Fridays during this wave of demonstrations that kicked off on Feb 22.
Astronomers have clocked a pulsar careening through space at a mind-boggling 2.5 million mph (4 million km/h). It seems to have been kicked to such high speeds by its parent supernova.Researchers announced the discovery March 19 at the High Energy Astrophysics Division meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Monterey, California. They spotted the pulsar from low Earth orbit with NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array in New Mexico."Thanks to its narrow dart-like tail and a fortuitous viewing angle, we can trace this pulsar straight back to its birthplace," Frank Schinzel of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New...
Despite the recent release of his latest single "Going Dummi," Future took to Instagram to share a snippet of a presumably-new track in an Instagram Story.Captured by Future Fanpage, the video features the rapper nodding his head to unreleased new music -- alluding to a forthcoming follow-up to his seventh album "Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD."New Future snippet from his Instagram story HNDRXX 2 OTW pic.twitter.com/yQRMBIShHP- FUTURE FANPAGE (@FreeBandHndrxx) 20 mars 2019
Trump will meet with leaders from the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia at his private club in Palm Beach, Florida. The response to OPEC-member Venezuela's political crisis has split the members of the Caribbean Community, known as CARICOM. The organization has officially advocated for talks between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Guaido.
Japan's space agency teamed up with Toyota to create a minibus that will shuttle astronauts across the Moon in 10 years.
And if you're cutting out entire food groups because you think you're intolerant, you could be doing more harm than good.
And if you're cutting out entire food groups because you think you're intolerant, you could be doing more harm than good.
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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) - The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft.
The Super Hornets would be the first new-build examples of the Block III variant of the F/A-18E/F. The Block III flies farther and carries more weapons than an older F/A-18E/F can do and also is stealthier than earlier Super Hornet models are.
Tethers Unlimited weathered a wave of bad news over the winter, but now some good news has bloomed. The company, headquartered in Bothell, Wash., reports that its SWIFT-SLX S-band radio has been successfully operated in orbit. The compact software-defined radio provided two-way communications between Harris Corp.'s first small satellite, known as HSAT-1, and the satellite's ground operators, Tethers Unlimited said this week in a news release. HSAT was launched last November by India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, with Seattle-based Spaceflight handling logistical support. SWIFT-SLX is designed to fit on CubeSat-class spacecraft, and can be configured to meet a wide range… Read More
More than 600 people are receiving medical treatment following Thursday afternoon's blast at the industrial park in Yancheng, said the city government on its official Twitter-like Weibo account. The explosion was so powerful that it apparently triggered a small earthquake, knocked down several factory buildings and shattered the windows of homes a few kilometres away. Hundreds of rescuers have been dispatched to the scene, local authorities said, and more than 3,000 people have been evacuated from the blast site.
Greasy slicks continue to darken the ground in Mene Grande, a modest town where Venezuela's oil boom was born more than a century ago. "We used to live like kings," recalled Henry, a 48-year-old former oil well worker who declined to give his last name. "This was the biggest oil area in Venezuela... You stopped here and used to see a big number of barges working there.
The annual Templeton Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions to "affirming life's spiritual dimension," was awarded Tuesday to Brazilian Marcelo Gleiser -- a theoretical physicist dedicated to demonstrating science and religion are not enemies. A physics and astronomy professor whose specializations include cosmology, 60-year-old Gleiser was born in Rio de Janeiro, and has been in the United States since 1986. "Atheism is inconsistent with the scientific method," Gleiser told AFP Monday from Dartmouth College, the New Hampshire university where he has taught since 1991.
Human appetites are pushing makos and other iconic sharks to the brink of extinction, scientists warned in a new assessment of the apex predator's conservation status. Seventeen of 58 species evaluated were classified as facing extinction, the Shark Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation (IUCN) said late Thursday in an update of the Red List of threatened animals and plants. "Our results are alarming," said Nicholas Dulvy, who chairs the grouping of 174 experts from 55 countries.
The world's five largest publicly traded oil companies are increasing theirinvestments in oil and gas, putting a combined $110 billion in new fossil-fuelproduction
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