Ever since 20 million people took to American streets on April 22, 1970, over the lack of regulation of corporations’ pollution, Earth Day has been an annual chance to motivate citizens to do something good for the planet. The protests and the movement of which they were part helped lead to the creation that year of the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to do just that, and President Bill Clinton later awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom to environmentalist and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson for leading the charge in founding Earth Day. The man in the photo is Ira Einhorn, who in the 1960s and early ’70s was known as an academic expert on the counterculture movement.
Fossils have shown us that many dinosaurs were absolutely massive beasts, evolving over millions and millions of years to become huge, intimidating creature that could crush small animals under their mighty feet, and modern day mammals, by contrast, are tiny. As it turns out, the plight of many modern elephant species tells us everything we need to know about why mammals are so small: humans keep killing all the big ones. “We used to have animals on the Earth that weighed over 10 tons,” Felisa Smith, a paleoecologist at the University of New Mexico and co-author of the research, told Seeker.
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.
"My Reality: A Hidden America": Waitressing is a first job for many in the workforce and these women say they have dealt with lewd comments, inappropriate touching and predatory situations at work.
At a small farm in Rockville, located in Hanover County in the central part of Virginia, a customer peruses the fare of grass-fed beef, poultry and eggs and asks the young proprietor, C.J. Isbell: "Is this pasture raised?" He answers with pride, "Oh yeah. We move the cows every day." Isbell is solely responsible for what he's selling - having raised it, processed some of it, and marketed it by himself. Isbell's endeavor is all the more admirable given the tenuous state of the small farm in America today: over 12-thousand American farms went out of business in 2017; Net farm incomes have dropped 52 percent in the last five years; Bankruptcies are up 33 percent in the last two years. That, according
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.
"Now we have the complete monument," Dietrich Raue, who leads the Heliopolis mission with Aiman Ashmawy, tells CNN. "We can be very sure that nothing has been reworked, and that it's a genuine piece of art of the 26th Dynasty." 'Absolutely unique' This comes as a surprise, he adds. The first royal colossi -- larger-than-life sculptures -- were produced in the 12th dynasty (1938-1756 BC), but the trend reached its height in the 19th, under Ramses II (1292-1190 BC). After Ramses, there was a steady decline in sculpture. That is what makes the quartzite colossus of Psamtik I so rare and so special. "As a creation of the period, such a huge statue is absolutely unique so far," says Marsha Hill, a
A seemingly overwhelmed postal worker was sitting on 17,000 pieces of mail so he could focus on delivering “important mail.” Now he faces federal charges. The United States Postal Service received a tip about a Nissan Pathfinder with 20 bags of unopened mail, according to NBC. Aleksey Germash, 53, who owns the car, was brought in for questioning and admitted to keeping mail in his car, apartment and work locker.
Scientist Nerses "Krik" Krikorian, who was born a refugee and later became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died. Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed that Krikorian died Wednesday at his home in Los Alamos, the mountain town he had called home for more than 70 years. Krikorian was born on a Turkish roadside in 1921 as his parents were trying to flee the aftermath of the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks more than a century ago.
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.
“Each semester our new members are given the opportunity to write and act out a skit, in order to roast the active brothers. This year, one of these brothers is a conservative Republican, and the new members roasted him by playing the part of a racist conservative character,” the New York school’s Theta Tau chapter says on its website . “First and foremost, every single member of Theta Tau would like to apologize to everyone affected by the racist video,” the chapter said.
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.
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
Paul Northcott, a 40-year-old investigator from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, knows firsthand how early grant money can impact innovative cancer research. "The type of work we do is very competitive and there's a limited number of funding for young investigators,” Northcott, an assistant member in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology at St. Jude, told Fox News. Early- and mid-career scientists face tougher odds than their more experienced colleagues, which can be discouraging for young, creative minds looking for a chance to fight cancer. “If we don’t fund them, they will leave the field and do something else,“ John Zhang, the senior director of scientific review and grants administration for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), told Fox News.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's newest planet-hunting powerhouse, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), leaped into orbit Wednesday evening (April 18) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. TESS lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here at 6:51 p.m. EDT (2251 GMT), then separated from its rocket ride 49 minutes later. "When you come off the top of the rocket, all the fun for us spacecraft folks begins," Robert Lockwood, TESS spacecraft program manager for Orbital ATK, the company that built the satellite for NASA, said during a prelaunch news conference here on Sunday (April 15). [NASA's TESS Exoplanet-Hunting Mission in Pictures] What sort of fun will Lockwood and his colleagues
It’s not easy being a bug, especially one as small as an ant. The list of potential predators is lengthy for the diminutive creatures, so it’s no wonder they’ve developed an arsenal of defense mechanisms including painful bites, stings and overpowering enemies by sheer numbers. But one newly discovered ant species goes above and beyond when it senses danger. It explodes — killing itself — and coats adversaries in a toxic yellow goo, the ultimate act of self-sacrifice to protect its colony. These valiant ants are the newest addition to the species group Colobopsis cylindrica, more colloquially known as “the exploding ants,” according to a detailed survey of the insects published Thursday in ZooKeys,
The students at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida had planned to participate in the national walkout against gun violence Friday morning. The shooter — a 19-year-old man who is not a student at the school — was taken into custody by a school resource officer within three minutes of the shooting at 8:39 a.m., Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods said at a press conference Friday. The school resource officer did not fire any shots, and the shooter was taken into custody without resistance.
This week, Starbucks responded to public outrage following the arrests of two black men who were simply waiting to meet a friend at one of its Philadelphia locations. As a part of a larger response, it announced it would shut down 8,000 stores for one day to give racial bias training to 175,000 workers. That’s $12 million in lost revenue, according to some estimates. This move sends a powerful signal that avoiding bias is a priority for Starbucks. But by itself, mandatory racial bias training is suboptimal, with the risk of many counterproductive effects. In some cases, compulsory trainings like these can actually lead employees to display more bias. When autonomy needs are violated—like when
The freediving Bajau people of Southeast Asia, however, are not your average people. Scientists have discovered the group of “sea nomads” may have developed genetic adaptations that allow them to free dive to depths of up to 230 ft. Bajau members report lasting up to thirteen minutes underwater in a single dive. For more than 1,000 years the Bajau have lived off of the seas in Southeast Asia.
Jokes aside, 4/20 annually sees marijuana enthusiasts across the world planning extravagant cannabis-themed celebrations centered around the simple act of igniting that aromatic herb, and inhaling. At Digital Trends, we love all kinds of technology, so we thought it would be fun to put together a list of the coolest cannabis-related gadgets on the planet.
Queen Elizabeth II will turn 92 years old on Saturday, her 66th birthday since she ascended the throne in 1952. As always, Her Royal Majesty will not only observe her actual birth date, but also her official birthday as monarch. Here’s why the Queen has two birthdays.
Sweden has built the first smart road that will allow electric vehicles to charge as they drive. The eRoadArlanda scheme is supposed to extend the range of electric vehicles beyond what was previously possible. This new Swedish smart road will feel familiar to anybody who has played with slot car racing toys, such as Scalextric.
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.
Mars may have gained its two tiny moons after an asteroid-size object slammed into the surface of the Red Planet. New models suggest that an object the size of the largest of the asteroid-belt inhabitants could have kicked up enough material to form Mars' two moons, Phobos and Deimos. "Ours is the first self-consistent model to identify the type of impact needed to lead to the formation of Mars' two small moons," Robin Canup, a researcher and associate vice president at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), said in a statement. Canup is one of the leading scientists using large-scale simulations to model planet-scale collisions like the one thought to have formed Earth's own moon. Scientists
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.