A historic expedition is scheduled for next week when long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte begins a roughly 5,500-mile swim across the Pacific Ocean. Lecomte will start in Japan Tuesday and swim to San Francisco. The journey is expected to take six to
Someone called 911 after spotting a blue sport utility vehicle that matched the description of the car that struck the women near a light-rail station by the Portland State University campus, said Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson. Police have not yet determined a motive and know little about the man, Simpson said. Authorities are getting a search warrant so they can seize the car as evidence, he said, and have yet to rule out factors such as intoxication, mental health problems or a medical incident.
Low lava fountains were erupting from a nearly continuous 2-mile-long (3.22-kilometer) portion of the series of fissures that have opened up in the ground, scientists said Thursday. The fountains were feeding channelized lava flows down to the coast. Since the eruption began on May 3, Hawaii County has ordered about 2,000 people to evacuate from Leilani Estates and surrounding neighborhoods.
NASA launched the InSight spacecraft on a 300-million-mile journey to Mars Saturday to give scientists an unprecedented peek below the surface of the mysterious, barren planet. Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon's surface, died on Saturday at age 86 after falling ill. Bean, a former test pilot in the U.S. Navy, was among 14 people NASA selected in 1963 for a new group of astronauts. He flew into space twice and became the fourth person to walk on the moon on Nov. 19 1969. His death was announced by his family in a statement made through NASA. They said he became suddenly ill while traveling through Indiana two weeks ago. "Alan was the strongest and kindest man I ever knew. He was the
The three-year-old girl and the mother fell ill on Thursday and both died before they could reach hospital, police inspector Vijay Singh told AFP. India is home to some 300 snake species and 60 are highly venomous, including the Indian cobra, krait, Russell's viper and saw-scaled viper.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday huddled in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on the Trump campaign. Democrats emerged from the meetings saying they saw no evidence to support Republican allegations that the FBI acted inappropriately in its early investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Republicans declined to comment.
At its heart, Pluto may be a gigantic comet. Researchers have come up with a new theory about the dwarf planet's origins after taking a close look at Sputnik Planitia, the vast nitrogen-ice glacier that constitutes the left lobe of Pluto's famous "heart" feature. "We found an intriguing consistency between the estimated amount of nitrogen inside the glacier and the amount that would be expected if Pluto was formed by the agglomeration of roughly a billion comets or other Kuiper Belt objects similar in chemical composition to 67P, the comet explored by Rosetta," Chris Glein, a scientist at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, said in a statement. [Photos of Pluto and Its Moons]
The shooting happened about 6:30 p.m. at Louie’s On The Lake, a restaurant on Lake Hefner in the Oklahoma capital. A woman and a female juvenile were undergoing surgery for gunshot wounds but apparently “are going to survive,” said Capt. Bo Matthews, a police spokesman. A family member told KOCO-TV that her daughter and 12-year-old granddaughter were shot while entering the restaurant for the girl’s birthday dinner.
A gold exploration proposal near Yellowstone National Park faced a significant setback as a judge blamed Montana officials for understating the potential for mining to harm land, water and wildlife. The ruling released Friday means the Montana Department of Environmental Quality would have to conduct a lengthy environmental review before Lucky Minerals can proceed. The Vancouver, Canada, company received approval last year to begin searching for gold, copper and other minerals at 23 locations in Emigrant Gulch, a picturesque area of steep mountains and dense forest in south-central Montana's Paradise Valley.
Researchers from the University of Illinois, have created a new kind of 3D printer capable of producing complex shapes from sugar that can be used to grow biological tissues. The printer uses a process called free-form printing to create intricate structures from isomalt—the type of sugar used to make throat lozenges—that could not be made with traditional layer-by-layer 3D printing.
The blast, which according to police came from an improvised explosive device, targeted the Bombay Bhel restaurant late Thursday night in Mississauga, a city neighboring Toronto, Canada’s CBC News reports. Three people suffered “critical blast injuries” and were transported to trauma centers, according to paramedics. @Peel_Paramedics have transported 15 pts. from The Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga.
Equipped with a "very strong" magnet and magnifying glass, retired physical education teacher Mohamed Bouzgarine says that discoveries "can be more valuable than gold". "Rocks coming from Mars are very expensive, sometimes as much as 10,000 dirhams (around $1,000, 900 euros) per gram," he says. Bouzgarine stops in front of a hollow, hoping it could be a crater formed "very long ago" by extraterrestrial matter.
When former Colombian guerrilla leader Seuxis Hernandez was arrested in April for plotting to traffic 10 tons of cocaine to the U.S., his fate became tied to that of his country’s fragile peace deal. Hernandez, widely known by his alias Jesus Santrich, is a member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and helped negotiate the FARC’s peace deal with the government in November 2016, ending a 52-year civil war that killed 220,000 and displaced millions of Colombians. If Colombia extradites Santrich, as the U.S. is calling for, it may violate the headline point of that agreement, which says crimes committed by the FARC before the deal was signed must be investigated by a special transitional justice tribunal (SPJ)—without the possibility of extradition.
Researchers in Peru believe they have traced the origins of the Incas -- the largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americas -- through the DNA of the modern-day descendants of their emperors. From their ancient capital Cusco, the Incas controlled a vast empire called Tahuantinsuyo, which extended from the west of present-day Argentina to the south of Colombia. After becoming fascinated by the Inca culture, their organizational skills and their mastery of engineering, researchers Ricardo Fujita and Jose Sandoval of Lima's University of San Martin de Porresit became interested in the genetic profile of their descendants.
A firm connected to the oligarch, billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, later paid Cohen $500,000 for consulting work. Vekselberg met with Cohen for about 20 minutes in Cohen’s 26th-floor office in Trump Tower in New York , said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the meeting publicly. The two men were joined by Andrew Intrater, Vekselberg’s American cousin, who heads a New York private equity firm that manages financial assets for the Russian.
There is a killer bug buzzing around Australia which scientists are breeding as a biological warfare agent. The parasitic wasp is such a sought-after insect, researchers from South Africa even came here to collect some to take back to unleash in their country. Scientists are breeding armies of the wasp around the world in an effort to contain or eradicate another tiny species destroying native trees. The gall wasp causes a tumour-like disease on eucalyptus trees — and the parasitic wasp is one of their predators. In Australia our gall wasps are “under control from their natural enemies” so scientists here have ramped up efforts helping other countries. Because of our aid agreements with Asia,
The attack at Noblesville West Middle School happened around 9 a.m., police Chief Kevin Jowitt said at a news conference. Indiana University Health spokeswoman Danielle Sirilla said the teacher was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital and the wounded student was taken to Riley Hospital for Children. After the attack, students were bused to the Noblesville High School gym, where hundreds of parents and other family members arrived to retrieve them.
May 25 (UPI) -- Astronomers are trying to take a picture of the shadow of a black hole, and they're getting closer thanks to the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment radio telescope, also known as APEX. Five years ago, astronomers outfitted APEX with the equipment needed to be integrated into a global network of antennas known as Event Horizon Telescope. The addition of APEX allowed EHT to collect the most detailed observations yet of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. More specifically, the collective of telescopes was able to zoom in on the black hole's event horizon, the point of no return -- where the gravitational pull of the black hole becomes stronger
Researchers have discovered the oldest known case of dandruff—in feathered dinosaurs and early birds which lived around 125-million-years-ago, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications. Paleontologists from University College Cork (UCC), in Ireland, say their findings are the first evidence for how dinosaurs shed their skin. For the study, Maria McNamara, lead author from UCC, and her colleagues, studied dandruff from modern birds and mammals, as well as fossilized dandruff from three types of feathered dinosaurs—Microraptor, Beipiaosaurus and Sinornithosaurus—and an early type of bird known as Confuciusornis.
Najib was questioned for the second time Thursday for more than six hours by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission as part of the probe. The cash, found in 26 different currencies, was authenticated and counted by 22 bank officers, Amar Singh, head of the Commercial Crime Investigation Department, said in a televised press conference Friday. Najib is accused of siphoning millions from the state fund he created.
"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer sits down with Indigo Agriculture CEO David Perry to see how the CNBC Disruptor is overhauling age-old farming traditions. As consumers grow increasingly health-conscious and chemical-averse, companies like Indigo Agriculture are working to weed out old, synthetic agricultural solutions like GMOs, Indigo CEO David Perry told CNBC on Thursday. "Modern agriculture's really built on technologies that were created decades ago: synthetic fertilizer, synthetic chemicals, GMOs and plant breeding.
One of the founders of the conservative Federalist Society is advancing a controversial legal theory that Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation is unconstitutional. In a guest editorial in the Wall Street Journal earlier this month and a call with reporters Friday afternoon, Northwestern law professor Steven Calabresi argued that Mueller cannot oversee such a broad investigation because he was not confirmed by the Senate. Calabresi argues that under the Appointments Clause of the Constitution, an official overseeing the probe would be a “principal officer,” and thus would have to be someone who was appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.
The Trump administration's push to ease regulations on private industry is no longer confined to Earth. Yesterday (May 24), President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive-2 (SPD-2), which instructs the secretary of transportation to devise a new regulatory regime for launch and re-entry activities, and to consider requiring just a single license for all such commercial operations. The document also orders the commerce secretary to review regulations on the commercial remote-sensing industry, and gives the secretary 30 days to come up with a plan to create a "one-stop shop" within the Commerce Department for private-spaceflight regulation. [In Photos: President Donald Trump and NASA] "The