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Heavy Rain Floods Northern Utah

Roads and parks in northern Utah were under water on Monday, August 3, as heavy rain hit the area. The National Weather Servi…

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Boats Used to Navigate Tampa Floods

Several inches of rain fell in the Tampa, Flo…

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Rocky Fire Spreads Across Highway 20 in Lake County

California’s Rocky Fire jumped Highway 20 nea…

  • Bug Bots! These Insect-Inspired Robots Can Jump on Water
    Bug Bots! These Insect-Inspired Robots Can Jump on Water 10 hours ago

    Whereas relatively big animals, such as the so-called "Jesus lizard," must slap water with enough force and speed to keep their heavy bodies from going under, insects … More »Bug Bots! These Insect-Inspired Robots Can Jump on Water

    Bug Bots! These Insect-Inspired Robots Can Jump on Water

    Whereas relatively big animals, such as the so-called "Jesus lizard," must slap water with enough force and speed to keep their heavy bodies from going under, insects called water striders are small enough for their weight to be almost entirely supported by the surface tension of water — the same phenomenon that makes water …

  • Primeval Procreation: Strawberrylike Animal Shows Oldest Reproduction
    Primeval Procreation: Strawberrylike Animal Shows Oldest Reproduction 13 hours ago

    Many scientists consider the creatures, called rangeomorphs, some of Earth's first complex animals, although it's impossible to know exactly what these organisms were, … More »Primeval Procreation: Strawberrylike Animal Shows Oldest Reproduction

    Primeval Procreation: Strawberrylike Animal Shows Oldest Reproduction

    Many scientists consider the creatures, called rangeomorphs, some of Earth's first complex animals, although it's impossible to know exactly what these organisms were, the researchers said. Rangeomorphs could grow up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) in length, but most were about 4 inches (10 centimeters) long. What's more, rangeomorphs …

  • Is Our Universe a Fake?
    Is Our Universe a Fake? 14 hours ago

    Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's leading thinkers exploring … More »Is Our Universe a Fake?

    Is Our Universe a Fake?

    Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's leading thinkers exploring humanity's deepest questions. Kuhn is co-editor, with John Leslie, of "The Mystery of Existence: Why Is There Anything at All?" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). …

  • A customer holds a nozzle to fill up his tank in a gasoline station in Nice
    Oil prices edge up after 5 percent fall, but outlook weak 21 minutes ago

    Oil prices edged up on Tuesday, following a 5 percent drop in the previous session, as high global production and a weakening economic outlook in Asia prompted analysts … More »Oil prices edge up after 5 percent fall, but outlook weak

    A customer holds a nozzle to fill up his tank in a gasoline station in Nice

    Oil prices edged up on Tuesday, following a 5 percent drop in the previous session, as high global production and a weakening economic outlook in Asia prompted analysts to warn of further falls. Oil output by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached the highest monthly level in recent history …

  • A worker fills a tank with subsidized fuel at a fuel station in Jakarta
    As oil falls below $50, analysts eye 'mid-price' era 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A slump in oil below $50 a barrel - a level it has held above for most of the past decade - has raised the prospect of a new … More »As oil falls below $50, analysts eye 'mid-price' era

    A worker fills a tank with subsidized fuel at a fuel station in Jakarta

    By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A slump in oil below $50 a barrel - a level it has held above for most of the past decade - has raised the prospect of a new era of lower prices, although a return to super-cheap oil seems unlikely. Prices below $50 for the two crude oil benchmarks, North Sea Brent and U.S. …

  • A woman runs past Swiss agrochemicals maker Syngenta's logo in front of the company's headquarters in Basel

    By Caroline Stauffer SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Seed giant Monsanto Co.'s unwanted takeover bid with Switzerland's Syngenta AG would face strong resistance in Brazil should it go forward, farmers and lawyers said, a hurdle that could delay or force major concessions to the $45 billion deal. Much of the public focus on the …

  • Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in blister packs are arranged on table in illustration picture in Ljubljana

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Drug industry productivity is continuing to improve, with a bumper haul of new products being launched and companies proving more successful in the final stages of clinical testing, according to a new analysis. Data from Thomson Reuters published on Tuesday showed the number of innovative …

  • Wider Image: A-bomb Survivors’ Fukushima Doubts

    By Linda Sieg FUKUSHIMA CITY, Japan (Reuters) - When Atsushi Hoshino set out to revive a group representing atomic bomb survivors in the rural northeast Japanese prefecture of Fukushima 30 years ago, one topic was taboo - criticizing the nuclear power industry upon which many relied for jobs. "Until then ...I felt somewhat …

  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a news conference after meeting with Singaporean officials in Singapore

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi leaves this week on a visit to three of the African nations hardest hit by an outbreak of the Ebola virus, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Ebola has killed more than 11,200 people in West Africa since it broke out in December 2013. China, Africa's biggest trading partner, has sent …

  • A large coal-fired power plant in northwest New Mexico was evacuated on Monday after three suspicious devices were found nearby, a day after explosive devices were detonated outside two churches in the southern part of the state. Law enforcement officials removed the devices to an isolated area at the Four Corners Power …

  • Former cabinet chief of staff Jose Dirceu turns himself in to federal police in Sao Paulo

    By Sergio Spagnuolo CURITIBA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian police on Monday arrested former government minister Jose Dirceu, one of the most senior members of the ruling Workers' Party to be detained so far in a corruption scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras. Dirceu, popular former President Luiz Inacio …

  • Protesters gather outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California

    By Susan Cornwell and Alex Wilts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican legislation to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood failed to gather enough support in the U.S. Senate on Monday, halting at least for now moves to punish the women's health group for its role in gathering fetal tissue from abortions for medical …

  • Solar and wind energy in the United States is likely to have a secure future thanks to President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon emissions by forcing utilities to use renewable sources to produce electricity, the industry said on Monday. With its 2030 deadline, Obama's Clean Power Plan offers a degree of stability over …

  • By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - The American Heart Association said today that more attention needs to be paid to the social factors that influence heart health, such as race, education, and address. "What we’re discovering is that this is a very complicated space and there may be a number of variables beyond …

  • Workers continue to clean the sand and rocks south of Refugio State Beach where an oil spill on May 19, 2015 sent as much as 2,400 barrels of barrels of oil into the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara County

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California water quality regulators have asked state Attorney General Kamala Harris to consider enforcement action against the owner of an oil pipeline that ruptured near Santa Barbara in May, spilling petroleum onto beaches and the Pacific Ocean. The Central Coast Regional …