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  • Have Gravitational Waves Finally Been Spotted?
    Have Gravitational Waves Finally Been Spotted? 4 hours ago

    Astronomers may finally have found elusive gravitational waves, the mysterious ripples in the fabric of spacetime whose existence was first predicted by Albert Einstein … More »Have Gravitational Waves Finally Been Spotted?

    Have Gravitational Waves Finally Been Spotted?

    Astronomers may finally have found elusive gravitational waves, the mysterious ripples in the fabric of spacetime whose existence was first predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916, in his famous theory of general relativity. Scientists are holding a news conference Thursday (Feb. 11) at 10:30 a.m. EST (1530 GMT) at the National …

  • Death by Meteorite? India Tragedy May Be 1st in Recorded History
    Death by Meteorite? India Tragedy May Be 1st in Recorded History 4 hours ago

    The incident happened Saturday (Feb. 6) when an object, thought to be a meteorite, hit a college campus in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India, the Wall Street Journal … More »Death by Meteorite? India Tragedy May Be 1st in Recorded History

    Death by Meteorite? India Tragedy May Be 1st in Recorded History

    The incident happened Saturday (Feb. 6) when an object, thought to be a meteorite, hit a college campus in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India, the Wall Street Journal reported. The impact killed a man and injured three others, the WSJ said. Officials found a 4-feet-deep (1.2 meters) crater in the ground that contained …

  • A renewable energy-powered Canada could be closer than we think
    A renewable energy-powered Canada could be closer than we think 6 hours ago

    Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder recently released a study that said the United States could get most of its energy from clean, renewable wind and … More »A renewable energy-powered Canada could be closer than we think

    A renewable energy-powered Canada could be closer than we think

    Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder recently released a study that said the United States could get most of its energy from clean, renewable wind and solar power by 2030. This would mean that greenhouse gas emissions there could fall by more than three-quarters from 1990 levels. Mark Winfield, Associate …

  • Pump jacks are seen at Lukoil company owned Imilorskoye oil field outside West Siberian city of Kogalym
    Oil prices jump, shrug off equity slump, glut concerns 19 minutes ago

    By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO (Reuters) - Crude oil prices jumped as much as 2 percent on Tuesday, shrugging off big drops in Japan's stock market and eroding some of the … More »Oil prices jump, shrug off equity slump, glut concerns

    Pump jacks are seen at Lukoil company owned Imilorskoye oil field outside West Siberian city of Kogalym

    By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO (Reuters) - Crude oil prices jumped as much as 2 percent on Tuesday, shrugging off big drops in Japan's stock market and eroding some of the previous session's losses that were driven by festering concerns about global oversupply. It settled the previous session down $1.18 at $33.88. Prices on …

  • An Islamic State flag hangs amid electric wires over a street in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, near the port-city of Sidon, southern Lebanon
    U.S. defense intelligence chief predicts increased ISIS attacks 3 hours ago

    By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State is likely to step up "the pace and lethality" of its attacks in the months ahead as it seeks to fan the flames … More »U.S. defense intelligence chief predicts increased ISIS attacks

    An Islamic State flag hangs amid electric wires over a street in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, near the port-city of Sidon, southern Lebanon

    By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State is likely to step up "the pace and lethality" of its attacks in the months ahead as it seeks to fan the flames of international conflict, the director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency said on Monday. Speaking to a security conference, Marine Corps Lieutenant …

  • Wildlife officials in Banff National Park are excited by the recent discovery of a bat cave along the Icefields Parkway. Officials went looking for hibernating bats in December, concerned about their dwindling numbers. Wildlife ecologist Anne Forshner says they suspect this particular cave was used by little brown brats, …

  • A surfer carries his board into the water next to a sign declaring a shark sighting on Sydney's Manly Beach, Australia

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Sharks attacked people 98 times in 2015, a spike in unprovoked attacks that set a new record as human and shark populations rise, researchers found in an annual global tally released on Monday. Six people were killed by sharks, including a snorkeler in Hawaii. Two deaths were …

  • Press briefing on the Zika virus at the White House in Washington

    By Roberta Rampton and Ben Hirschler WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said on Monday, but he added there is no reason to panic over the mosquito-borne virus. …

  • By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Obese people have an increased risk of kidney disease even when they don’t have health problems like high blood pressure or elevated blood sugar that can impair renal function, a large Korean study suggests. In otherwise healthy individuals, obesity was linked to 6.7 more cases of kidney …

  • This photo provided by PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley, shows the compressible robot, CRAM with a real cockroach. When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a cheap robotic roach. Repulsive as they seem, cockroaches have the unusual ability to squish their bodies down to one quarter their normal size, yet still scamper at lightning speed. Add to that, the common roach can withstand 900 times its own body weight without being hurt. That’s the equivalent to a 200-pound man who wouldn’t be crushed 90 tons on his head. (PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley/Tom Libby, Kaushik Jayaram and Pauline Jennings via AP)

    Cockroaches "seem to be able to go anywhere," said University of California at Berkeley biology professor Robert Full, co-author of a study about the prototype cockroach robot. Co-author Kaushik Jayaram, a Harvard robotics researcher, said the most difficult part was the design, but after that he used off-the-shelf electronics …

  • A deer tick, or blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, is seen on a blade of grass in this undated picture from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Researchers have discovered a new bacteria that causes Lyme disease in humans, a U.S. health agency said Monday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, working with the Mayo Clinic and health officials from Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota, discovered the new bacteria, …

  • By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency on Monday outlined a reorganization that will consolidate its spying and domestic cyber-security operations, despite recommendations by a presidential panel that the agency focus solely on espionage. The NSA said the reorganization, known as “NSA21,” …

 
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