After an apocalypse Pvt. James Conroy is left fighting mutant creatures and struggling to survive. When Conroy finds a satellite phone and contacts Garry Freeman, marooned in a space station, they hatch a dangerous plan to reach other survivors.
President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord has triggered a bipartisan push from US mayors to stick to the emissions cuts Washington had pledged to hit, the mayor of Atlanta said Tuesday. Mayor Kasim Reed said he was sending a signal of "optimism, passion and action" on fighting climate change to mayors worldwide despite the pullout Trump announced this month. "President Trump's disappointing decision to withdraw from the agreement will actually have the opposite effect in terms of execution," Reed told a meeting of mayors from Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and North America in Brussels.
If tree-covered skyscrapers act like enormous air filters, this cluster of buildings will be a clean air oasis. China has broken ground on a "forest city" in the southern city of Liuzhou. The development, which will span two-thirds of a mile along the Liujiang River, involves blanketing offices, apartments, hotels, and schools with more than a million plants and about 40,000 trees.
Jury selection at the securities fraud trial of a former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for price-gouging hit a rough patch on Tuesday as the court struggled to pick a pool of prospective jurors who could ignore a swirl of bad publicity for the defendant. A third day of jury selection in Martin Shkreli's trial was expected on Wednesday with opening statements put off until Thursday morning. The judge excused one prospective juror after he told her that he worked for a media company where he became aware of Shkreli's use of Twitter to troll his critics.
The number of people missing from a huge landslide that buried a mountain village in southwest China last weekend has been revised down from 93 to 73, authorities said Tuesday. The confirmed number of dead remained at 10 after heavy rain brought down the side of a mountain on to Xinmo village in Sichuan province on Saturday. It did not explain if any of those people had been rescued from the rubble or if they had been wrongly reported missing.
Millions of strange-looking glowing sea creatures called pyrosomes have started to "bloom" off the coast of the Pacific Northwest of the US and Canada, filling up fishing nets, clogging hooks and research gear, and befuddling scientists who have no idea why populations of the tube-like organisms are exploding, flooding the water column. "Call it the invasion of the pyrosomes," writes Michael Milstein in a post on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Northwest Fisheries Science Center website.
It’s the moment UFO fans have been waiting for – a mysterious set of files referred to as ‘Britain’s X-Files’ have been opened to the public. Unlike most UFO sightings, it was documented in voice recordings from senior American soldiers, who also drew disturbing pictures of the object they saw.
Under gorgeous blue skies and above spectacularly blue waters of the Florida Keys, veterans Justin Lansford and Billy Costello are on a dive boat. Their mission: To save the planet, one coral at a time. "This mission is extremely critical,” said Costello, who lost a leg when stepping on a land mine in Afghanistan. "Talking about guys that have served, they think of their profession as service. If you leave that profession of service, I think you continue to look for ways you can continue to serve. Especially your own country. This is a way to continue to serve at home by taking care of the problems that exist all around us.” Related Image The two are among dozens of wounded warriors who are teaming
This week the governor of Alabama announced that Blue Origin would build a factory in Huntsville, Alabama, for its new BE-4 rocket engine. "I must commend founder Jeff Bezos and company President Robert Meyerson for their vision to create this innovative company, and for choosing to make Alabama its home sweet home," said Gov. Kay Ivey. The decision has been widely hailed as largely a political one—Alabama has considerable influence in the US Congress over space policy, and, with its decision to build there, Blue Origin was aligning part of its future with the southern state—but that does not appear to be the sole rationale. Rather, a closer examination of the Alabama choice reveals that Blue
A search party set sail for a remote Pacific island this weekend to look for clues about the fate of Amelia Earhart. In the latest National Geographic-sponsored expedition seeking Earhart’s remains, a group of forensic dogs will be brought to the island of Nikumaroro to sniff for human bones. Among her many other records, she was the first woman, and second person after Charles Lindbergh, to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932.
A coalition of science and engineering groups called on President Donald Trump on Tuesday to make sure that his review of the role of scientific advisory boards respects the importance of accurate scientific data. The science groups said federal agencies should ensure that they continue to get sound scientific and technical advice in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The groups said they are also concerned about reports of scientific data being removed from federal government websites.
A crack spreading inexorably across the Larsen C Ice Shelf in northwest Antarctica has surged forward at record rates, bringing the ice shelf closer to cleaving off an iceberg roughly the size of Delaware. While scientists have said it is not clear that global warming is behind this particular iceberg, the Antarctic Peninsula, where the Larsen C Ice Shelf is located, is one of the most rapidly warming areas in Antarctica, rivaling temperature increases seen in the Arctic.
A towering shark fin sculpture is the latest addition to Hong Kong's harbourfront as part of an artistic push against the infamous trade. Hong Kong is one of the world's biggest markets for shark fin, which is viewed by many Asians as a delicacy and is often served as a soup at expensive Chinese banquets. The eight-metre-high (26 ft) stainless steel fin was created by Chinese artist Zheng Lu as part of an exhibition to highlight the threat to shark populations from human hunting.
Over the past few years, many nations have made a strong effort to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide they emit into the atmosphere. By replacing fossil fuel plants with renewable energy sources, we may have succeeded in starting to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions starting in 2017. The amount of CO2 in our atmosphere is increasing anyway.
Implicit bias, unlike explicit bias, is more complexand refers to our attitudes or stereotypes that we have about aperson or a group but that reside in our subconscious. Implicit biases can be favorable or unfavorable, and becausethey are ingrained at a subconscious level, they are notautomatically controllable. Implicit associations run deep and impact many aspects of ourlives.
The competition for a multibillion-dollar contract to manage the U.S. laboratory that created the atomic bomb is beginning as criticism intensifies over the troubled safety record of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The National Nuclear Security Administration on Tuesday posted online its intent to conduct a competition for the management and operation contract. The agency said the process will provide the best opportunity to improve the terms and conditions of the lucrative contract to provide performance incentives at the northern New Mexico nuclear weapons research center.
Most people learn from a young age not to look directly at the sun. Humans go blind from staring at the sun or other sources of intense light. In the case of the sun, this is because the ultraviolet light is so intense, it creates a sort of sunburn on your corneas, the protective outer layer of the eye, and your retinas, the group of light-sensitive cells that are like the film in a camera.
As many countries move toward legalizing pot, officials in Canada are releasing guidelines for how people can lower the health risks that may be associated with the drug if they choose to use it. The guidelines, which were released today (June 23) by the Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse, are meant to educate marijuana users so that they can make choices that could modify the risks from the drug. The researchers likened the new pot guidelines to recommendations that already exist to help people lower the risks associated with drinking alcohol.
A steady stream of black ants scurries busily in and out of a crack in the patio. Perhaps you ignored them, or marvelled at their ability to navigate over apparently featureless paving stones back to their nest. Then we have a spell of warm weather, a summer downpour, and when it stops there are winged explorers erupting from the ground – welcome to flying ant day!
It's official: SpaceX's rockets and spaceships have caught the selfie bug in the final frontier. When SpaceX launched a Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station this month, the spacecraft popped up in a "selfie" taken by the upper stage of the Falcon 9 rocket that launched the ship into orbit. "Dragon photobombs stage 2 before heading to @Space_Station earlier this month," SpaceX representatives wrote in a Twitter post on June 19. In the photo, the Dragon spacecraft appears as a distant interloper in an otherwise picturesque scene of the Earth and Falcon 9 second stage engine on June 3. But the photo fun doesn't stop there. The Falcon 9 booster also made its own photobomb in a photo
Orca whales have claimed the life of another great white shark by eating its liver and leaving it for dead, making it the fourth such gristly death in less than two months. During a four-day period in early May, researchers reported finding the bodies of three great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) that had washed ashore along South Africa's Western Cape province. Now, a fourth dead, liverless shark has washed ashore, according to a post today (June 26) on the Marine Dynamics blog, a site hosted by a shark cage diving company.
The multicoloured light pillars are a natural phenomenon that occurs when light reflects off the mirror-like surfaces of ice crystals. Photographer Andrew Tan, was with a group of 11 at the northernmost tip of Sabah, Borneo. "It was magnificent," Tan told Malaysian paper The Star.
What will mechanical engineers do after automobiles become mostly electric and electronic? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Betsy Megas, Mechanical engineer, on Quora: What will mechanical engineers do after automobiles become mostly electric and electronic? First, let’s get one assumption out of the way, just in case it was somewhere behind your question: mechanical engineers do not generally repair cars. If you need brakes and alignment done, or your engine makes a funny noise when you accelerate, take it to a mechanic. Not all mechanical engineers work on cars. I have never