Today: April 21, 2024
Today: April 21, 2024

Science

Next UN climate talks are critical to plot aid for poorer nations, says incoming president

The man who will run this year’s United Nations climate talks in November views the upcoming negotiations as a key link in international efforts to curb worsening global warming — if they can be successful

UN approves an updated cholera vaccine that could help fight a surge in cases

The World Health Organization has approved a new version of a widely used cholera vaccine that could help address a surge in cases that has depleted the global vaccine stockpile

This ancient snake in India might have been longer than a school bus and weighed a ton

Researchers in India have found fossils of an ancient giant snake that could have been longer than a school bus

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend, but it may be hard to see it

The Lyrid meteor shower is here

Indonesians leave homes near erupting volcano and airport closes due to ash danger

Indonesian authorities closed an international airport and residents left homes near an erupting volcano due to spreading ash, falling rocks and the possibility of a tsunami

Here's why experts don't think cloud seeding played a role in Dubai's downpour

With cloud seeding, it may rain, but it doesn’t really pour or flood — at least nothing like what drenched the United Arab Emirates and paralyzed Dubai

UN envoy says of the threat to coral reefs: 'Are we faced with a colossal ecosystem tragedy? Yes'

The world is not doing enough to protect coral reefs

Plumbing problem at Glen Canyon Dam brings new threat to Colorado River system

Plumbing problems at the dam holding back the second-largest reservoir in the U.S. are spurring concerns about future water delivery issues to Southwestern states supplied by the Colorado River

Scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing mass bleaching in warming oceans

Reef scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing global bleaching for the fourth time due to prolonged warming of the oceans

Your morning coffee may be hundreds of thousands of years old

The coffee that picked you up this morning is 600,000 old

Oldest living conjoined twins, Lori and George Schappell, die at 62

The oldest living conjoined twins have died in Pennsylvania at age 62

Dead whale in New Jersey had a fractured skull among numerous injuries, experts find

A post-mortem examination of a whale that washed ashore on New Jersey’s Long Beach Island shows the animal sustained numerous blunt force injuries including a fractured skull and vertebrae

Making cement is very damaging for the climate. One solution is opening in California

The cement industry is one of the largest emitters of carbon dioxide and is responsible for some 8% of global emissions each year

In Russia's Far East, a new heavy-lift rocket blasts off into space after two aborted launches

Russia has successfully test-launched a new heavy-lift rocket from its Far Eastern space complex, a lift-off that comes after two aborted attempts earlier this week

UN climate chief presses for faster action, says humans have 2 years left 'to save the world'

The United Nations climate chief says humanity has only two years left “to save the world” by making dramatic changes in the way it spews heat-trapping emissions

Russia's second attempt to launch a heavy-lift rocket from Far East is aborted

Russia’s second attempt to test-launch a new heavy-lift rocket from its Far Eastern space complex has been aborted

Victims of Montana asbestos pollution that killed hundreds take Warren Buffet's railroad to court

It's been almost 25 years since federal authorities, responding to news reports of deaths and illnesses, descended on the small northwestern Montana town of Libby to clean it up

Small town businesses embrace total solar eclipse crowd, come rain or shine on Monday

Small town businesses are embracing the eclipse crowds, as weekend festivities heat up before Monday's big event

A Soyuz capsule carrying 3 crew from the International Space Station lands safely in Kazakhstan

A Russian space capsule with two women and one man has safely landed in a steppe in Kazakhstan after their missions aboard the International Space Station

East Coast earthquakes aren't common, but they are felt by millions. Here's what to know

Earthquakes large enough to be felt by a lot of people are relatively uncommon on the East Coast

Emergency operations plan ensures 'a great day' for Monday's eclipse, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says

Ohio is pulling out all the stops for Monday’s total solar eclipse, as it braces for potentially hundreds of thousands of visitors

Heat-trapping carbon dioxide and methane levels in the air last year spiked to record highs again

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the levels of the crucial heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere reached historic highs last year, growing at near-record fast paces

Tech companies want to build artificial general intelligence. But who decides when AGI is attained?

There’s a race underway to build artificial general intelligence, a futuristic vision of machines that are broadly as smart as humans or at least can do many things as well as people can

Total solar eclipse forecast: Will your city have clear skies Monday?

Clouds could obscure views of Monday's total solar eclipse in some parts of North America

Awe and dread: How religions have responded to total solar eclipses over the centuries

Throughout history, solar eclipses have had profound impact on adherents of various religions around the world

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