“In recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential due to bureaucracy and mismanagement,” Trump said. The president urged the U.N. to focus “more on people and less on bureaucracy” and to change “business as usual and not be beholden to ways of the past which were not working.” He also suggested the U.S. was paying more than its fair share to keep the New York-based world body operational.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa used an area near one of the world's largest volcanoes as a proxy for Mars.
The all-cash deal comes as North Korea tests threatening missiles and nuclear weapons, heightening tensions with the United States and its allies. "Clearly, as we watch what's happening around our globe, the rather rapid advance of some of our potential adversaries is quite concerning," Northrop Chief Executive Wes Bush said on a call with analysts. Although Northrop already has a significant presence in payloads, it has not had launcher capability, an area that Orbital brings for both space and missile defence, Vertical Research Partners analyst Robert Stallard said on Monday.
NASA shared views of Hurricane Maria from space as the storm intensified into a Category 5.
Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said. Georgia Tech sent out alerts urging students to shelter indoors Monday night and lock doors and windows because of violent protests. Video posted on social media showed a police vehicle burning in the street and officers pinning people to the ground as onlookers shouted at them.
A ‘sleeping’ supervolcano near the city of Naples in Italy is ‘becoming more dangerous’ researchers have said – and have pinpointed where hot magma is coming from. Researchers used seismological techniques to pinpoint the magma – which may help work out the risk of future eruptions. Dr Luca De Siena at the University of Aberdeen said, ‘One question that has puzzled scientists is where magma is located beneath the caldera, and our study provides the first evidence of a hot zone under the city of Pozzuoli that extends into the sea at a depth of 4 km.
Do you remember seeing the pictures of the hawk taking shelter from Hurricane Harvey in a taxi? Watch that famous hawk get released in this clip. Full story at YouTube. More great animals.
The commissions are coming. Hurricane season hasn’t ended, but forensics waits for no one, so the after-action reports on Harvey and Irma have to get started. The relevant agencies—local and perhaps federal, plus maybe some national academies and disaster responders—will all no doubt look at themselves and others to see what went right or wrong.
Verizon Wireless abruptly notified 8,500 rural customers in 13 states that they are cancelling their service due to excessive data usage in 'roaming' areas
French President Emmanuel Macron stood firm Tuesday that landmark agreements on Iran and climate change would not change as he gently nudged Donald Trump to return to the fold. Macron, like Trump appearing for the first time at the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders, met his US counterpart on Monday for their latest meeting -- which appeared to be friendly but did not bridge differences.
The Nobel Peace laureate’s global image has been damaged by violence since Rohingya insurgents attacked Myanmar security forces on Aug. 25. Rohingya fled their villages in the military crackdown that followed.
An environmental activist is calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider placing anchored rafts in the ocean as resting platforms for walruses after stampedes killed 64 animals on Alaska's northwest coast. Rick Steiner, an environmental consultant and former University of Alaska marine conservation professor, pitched the idea two years ago. The Fish and Wildlife Service concluded it didn't have the money or manpower to provide artificial resting platforms that might give a few walruses relief but not benefit the population as a whole in the absence of ice in the Chukchi Sea.
A meteorite struck Earth so hard 38 million years ago that the crash caused the hottest known temperature on our planet’s surface. According to a study in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, the temperature caused by the meteorite strike had to be at least 4300 degrees Fahrenheit because the crash made the mineral zircon transform into cubic zirconia — and that’s the minimum temperature required for such a reaction. “This new temperature determination is the highest recorded from any crustal rock,” the study says.
Roof, 23, has been on federal death row since earlier this year, after a jury convicted him of dozens of charges including federal hate crimes and obstruction of the practice of religion in the shooting deaths of nine Bible study attendees at Charleston’s Emanuel AME, one of the oldest black churches in the South. Roof told authorities he wanted to start a race war with the June 2015 massacre, and handwritten journals featuring symbols associated with Nazis and Roof’s personal musings about the genetic supremacy of the white race were presented during his trial.
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native interned with NASA this summer and was tasked with helping the administration get its next orbiter mission to Mars. Bethel resident Christopher Liu, an electrical engineering graduate student at Stanford University, worked on something called the missed thrust problem, KYUK-FM reported (http://bit.ly/2fdYpbC ). It was Liu’s job to make sure that if the spacecraft drifted off course unexpectedly, it would have enough fuel on board to correct its trajectory and plot a new course to Mars. “I think I just continued to maintain this sense of curiosity,” Liu said, “about the world, how it works.” Liu presented his work at the end of his internship, which he called
The internet abounds with techniques for teaching elementary schoolers the difference between warm and cool colors—an often-invisible, somewhat flexible line down the middle of the color wheel to separate warm reds, oranges, yellows, and browns from cool blues, greens, purples, and grays. Interior designers claim that cool colors recede and make rooms expand, while warm colors make rooms cozier. This result has implications for the evolution of color vision in humans and other primates, and even the reason language developed to begin with.
It’s that time of year again: The weather’s cooling down, the leaves are changing color, and Apple’s latest iPhones are on the way. Not ready to drop $1,000 on an iPhone X? You can make your old iPhone (and iPad) feel new again by updating to iOS 11.
The Moon will align with three planets and one of the brightest stars visible from Earth tonight in a rare spectacle called lunar occultation. The phenomenon occurs once every 28 years, meaning stargazers will be out in force to observe it. Astronomers call this uncommon feast for the eyes an "occultation". Alignments with more than one planet are fairly regular, but it is unusual for so many celestial bodies to be involved in this way. Over the space of 24 hours, the moon will dance with Venus, Regulus, from the Leo constellation, Mercury and finally Mars. It already passed Venus and Regulus during the early hours of this morning. Those in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia will get the best
A hopeful France set out at the United Nations Monday to persuade the United States to stay in the Paris climate agreement, as Donald Trump's administration insisted it was not changing gears. Gary Cohn, the chief White House economic adviser, reiterated Trump's opposition to the landmark accord as he met over breakfast with officials from other major economies at the start of the UN General Assembly, an annual week of diplomacy.
The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan. The United States often sends powerful military aircraft in a show of force in times of heightened animosities with North Korea. The North launched its latest missile as it protested against tough new U.N. sanctions over its sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3.
Social media Newsfeeds in our modern world often feel like one disheartening headline after another. Violence and injustice seem to invade every corner of our world, from developing regions and major urban centers thousands of miles away, to the house just down the road. The goal to reduce global violence is daunting, but not unattainable. In fact, objective number 16 on the United Nations' list of Sustainable Development Goals is to create "peace, justice, and strong institutions" around the world. While there is still a long road ahead, organizations from all over the globe and across the spectrum of industry are chipping in to do their part. UBS, for example, has upped its focus on impact
With NASA's Cassini spacecraft now just a blur of molecules in Saturn's cloud tops, another gas giant is rotating into the crosshairs of the planetary exploration community. Cassini plunged intentionally to its death Friday (Sept. 15), bringing an end to 13 years of exploration that revolutionized researchers' understanding of the Saturn system and its ability to host life. But NASA still has a probe investigating a giant planet. That spacecraft, called Juno, has been orbiting Jupiter since last summer. And two more Jupiter missions are scheduled to launch five years from now: NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft, which will study the possibly habitable Jovian moon Europa; and the European Space
Michelle Krug, a junior who is studying abroad in France, said she and the other three victims are “doing okay” after a woman, who apparently suffers from a mental illness, threw hydrochloric acid at the group at the Marseille-Saint Charles train station. The acid, which Krug said was “weak” and from a water bottle, got into one of her eyes and another student’s eyes. “I ask that if you send thoughts and prayers our way, please consider thinking about/praying for our attacker so that she may receive the help she needs and deserves,” Krug wrote on Facebook.
A giant starfish-eating snail could be unleashed to help save the Great Barrier Reef, officials said Monday, with a trial underway to breed thousands of the rare species. Now Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) research has shown they avoid areas where the Pacific triton sea snail -- also known as the giant triton -- is present.