Romney remains the heavy favorite overall to replace long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch in November and said he was ready to keep campaigning hard. Instead, he was edged out by state lawmaker Mike Kennedy, who got 51 percent of the vote to Romney’s 49 percent. GOP voters will decide between the two in a June 26 primary.
Happy Earth Day! Us humans depend on plants for survival – they help provide us with food, fuel, medicine, oxygen, and so much more. And plants’ survival depends on one incredible natural process: Photosynthesis. Here’s how it works.
NASA has almost made it possible thanks to the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. As a kind of a 28th Hubble birthday gift for all of us, the space agency has posted astounding videos and photos of what’s known as the Lagoon Nebula. The main video takes viewers from far away into the very heart of the massive, colorful nebula, what NASA calls a “raucous star nursery full of birth and destruction,” 4,000 light-years away from Earth.
Family spokesman Jim McGrath says the ceremony was “a very brief but poignant and beautiful ending to a very moving and incredible day. About 1,500 people attended a private funeral earlier Saturday in Houston for the wife of former President George H.W. Bush. Barbara Bush was buried in a gated plot at her husband’s presidential library at Texas A&M University in College Station, which is about 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Houston.
You could argue that 3D printers haven’t lived up to the hype. Sure, the medical community has had success using the technology to create arti cial bones. Icon, a startup based in Austin, hopes to reignite imagination around 3D printing by going bigger— much bigger.
Samarco, co-owned by BHP and Brazilian mining giant Vale, is facing a 155 billion reals (US$45.4 billion) legal claim for clean-up costs and damages after the November 2015 collapse of an iron ore tailings dam in the Minas Gerais region. Brazilian federal prosecutors commenced proceedings in court for the settlement, and later agreed to work with the two miners to reach an agreement. "The 12th Federal Court in Brazil has approved an additional 66 days... to continue discussions on the negotiation of the framework for the settlement of the Public Civil Claims related to the Samarco dam failure," the Anglo-Australian firm said in a statement.
Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 119 people were wounded in Sunday’s attack, updating an earlier toll. Gen. Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, said the suicide bomber targeted civilians who had gathered to receive national identification cards. Local TV stations broadcast live footage of hundreds of distraught people gathered at nearby hospitals seeking word about loved ones.
Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the bust of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who was best known for his philosophical interests. The team also found other artifacts, including a shrine for the god Osiris-Ptah-Neb at a temple in Luxor, which is a few hours away from Kom Ombo. The ancient Egyptian temple of Kom Ombo is pictured.
Every minute, our atmosphere gets clogged with more particles of carbon dioxide being spewed from factories and cars and more; the concentration of CO2 is currently at 408 parts per million, and it’s projected to continue growing. It’s a problem that has vexed scientists, who know the more carbon dioxide that gets into the atmosphere, the more global warming. And just preventing fossil fuel emissions—driving less and using less energy at home—may not be enough. Engineers are instead looking into being proactive and directly taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere using conventional carbon capture and storage (CCS), and the newer method of direct air capture (DAC). “Let’s imagine we have
The suspect in a mass shooting at a Nashville Waffle House was arrested last year for being in a restricted area near the White House, police said Sunday. After an investigation by police in Illinois and the FBI, authorities removed four guns from 29-year-old Travis Reinking’s home and gave them to his father. Reinking is still on the run after a heroic customer at the Waffle House confronted him when he stopped to reload his weapon.
Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took a moment on Earth Day to remind those calling for the planet’s “saving” to revise their message. The author, podcast host and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History tweeted the advice on Sunday. The perennial cry to “Save Earth" is odd.
Igor, a Siberian tiger in a Hungarian zoo, received stem-cell joint treatment on Wednesday which doctors hoped would help heal its hip and allow it to live happily, on less medicine. Igor is a 13-year old tiger living in the zoo in the southern Hungarian town of Szeged. It has been suffering from hip joint pains for years.
Officials from the pro-secular Republican People’s Party, or CHP, said 15 of its lawmakers would join the center-right Iyi Party. The snap presidential and parliamentary elections called for June 24 last week caught Turkey off guard. Turkey’s electoral board announced Sunday -hours after the opposition moves — the Iyi Parti would be among the 10 parties eligible to run, according to the country’s official Anadolu news agency.
"Stock up on Cheetos and Mt. Dew BEFORE you spark," a local police department in Kansas recently tweeted, warning "potheads" not to drive on 4/20. While stoners may roll their eyes at the stereotyping, science, it seems, is on the police department's side. Weed impairs our ability to think, organize, and pay attention, studies have shown.
Michael Barrett has an old-fashioned flip phone. As appalling images of panicked children and adults apparently victims of poison gas or cruel nerve agents go viral, the labs and the equipment store of the world's global chemical arms watchdog hum with activity. Tucked away in a small industrial zone in the Dutch suburb of Rijswijk, the two-storey building, with about 20 staff, has been key to the two decades of painstaking work by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to eliminate the world's toxic arms stockpiles.
Arrests have already been made in Newnan, Ga., as police gear up for a possible clash between neo-Nazi demonstrators and counter-protesters on Saturday. Before a rally planned by the neo-Nazi, white supremacist group the National Socialist Movement (NSM) had even begun, police had arrested anti-fascist counter-protesters who were blocking roads and wearing face masks, Fox 5 Atlanta reports. The NSM rally, which was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m., got started around 4 p.m., when a small group of NSM members entered Newnan’s Greenville Street Park, according to a Facebook live video posted by Fox 5.
Instead of punishing users making death threats, the tech giant suspended Terrence K. Williams's account. Comedian and commentator speaks out.
Stargazers should head outside the evening of April 21 if they want to catch the best glimpse of our galaxy’s oldest meteor shower. In order to witness the annual event, viewers should head outdoors when it’s dark, lie on their back, and wait at least a half hour to adjust to the darkness, Bill Cooke, lead of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, previously told Newsweek. Additionally, when you lay down your feet should be facing east, NASA advises.
Thirty-year-old Linus Phillip was killed by a Largo police officer last month after authorities say he tried to drive away before an officer could search him. At the funeral home, two detectives held the man’s hands up to the phone’s fingerprint sensor but could not unlock it. Phillip’s fiancee Victoria Armstrong says she felt violated and disrespected.
Two of the deepest thinkers in science and religion convened Saturday for a celebration of Planet Earth and a discussion of whether their respective disciplines are mutually exclusive, and how they could be wedded to overcome the most vexing challenges facing the world. World-renowned climate scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan and noted philosopher and theologian the Rev. John Cobb Jr. said both facts and faith will be required to reverse a slew of worrisome ecological trends that are threatening human survival. “We are in a crisis stage and very few of us realize that,” Ramanathan said at a pre-Earth Day event at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego. “I’ve been working in this field for 40 years and waiting for our leaders to solve this problem,” said Ramanathan, who has counseled Pope Francis and his two predecessors on climate change and is a distinguished professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
The U.S. has consistently been ahead of China when comparing militaries, but is Cina starting to catch up? Read on for a look at why exactly China’s military is so powerful in 2018. 1. China could be the first country to develop a warship with a railgun Based on photos that surfaced in February 2018, it’s looking like China may possibly be the first country to develop a warship with a devastating weapon called a railgun. A banner on the ship reads: “Provide the first-class naval weapon & equipment for building the first-class navy in the world.” “A railgun is a futuristic weapon that fires a projectile by supplying two parallel, conductive rails with a powerful electric charge, creating a magnetic
Nearly a thousand people attended the evening service for Jennifer Riordan, the Albuquerque Journal reported . The service was held at Popejoy Hall on the University of New Mexico campus, her alma mater. It truly touches our hearts,” the Riordan family wrote in a statement.
We have more information about the health of planet Earth than ever before, and lots of exciting new initiatives that will put data tools at your fingertips. Whether you're looking for global trends in wind power generation or solar installations, detailed monitoring about deforestation, or real-time weather and climate science variables, there's a way to find out what human activities are doing to our home planet. It's all plainly evident on your computer screen, if not in your backyard. In writing about climate change and other environmental challenges for the better part of two decades, I've relied on many databases — from governments, nonprofits, and private sector sources — to inform and
EarthNow expects to deliver satellite imagery from virtually every corner of our planet. The company added that its project would initially help detect a wide array of developments, from illegal fishing to forest fires and hurricanes as they evolve—but even your house can be under surveillance, according to LiveScience.
The site visit, confirmed by the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, would allow the agency to proceed with an independent investigation to determine what chemicals, if any, were used in the April 7 attack that medical workers said killed more than 40 people. Douma was the final target of the government’s sweeping campaign to seize back control of the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus from rebels after seven years of revolt. Militants gave up the town days after the alleged attack.