Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, addressing government officials on the occasion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, said the U.S. has been aiming to topple the Islamic republic for 40 years. “From the first day of the Islamic Revolution the U.S. has applied all kinds of enmity to hit the Islamic republic,” he said.
On May 4, fissures along the east of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano ripped opened, releasing bubbling lava onto the landscape. SEE ALSO: An astronaut saw Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupting from space. On Saturday, officials reported the first known injury after Kilauea's eruption, when lava splatter hit a man standing on his balcony.
As technology improves, so does the hunt for the Loch Ness monster. Buzz60's Sam Berman has the full story. For years, Nessie has evaded the good work of explorers and scientists, all of whom have failed to find conclusive evidence the supposed monster living in Scotland's Loch Ness ever existed. Yet, a global group of scientists will take another stab at it, reports The Guardian. This time they'll comb the water for environmental DNA, which they hope will give them a yea or nay as to whether there is any truth behind the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. Environmental DNA, also known as eDNA, is often used by scientists in researching sea creatures. Fish and other animals, reports Reuters,
The hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 will finally come to an end next week, with millions of dollars spent and little more certainty than when the plane disappeared four years ago. Malaysia had agreed to a final extension the search, currently led by American seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity, but Minister for Transport Anthony Loke Siew Fook said Wednesday that it would not be interested in prolonging the effort after May 29, CNN reports. “This morning I raised this in cabinet and agreed to extend to May 29,” Anthony Loke told reporters in Kuala Lumpur, according to Reuters.
It may sound like something out of a 1950's B-Horror movie, but giant-sized hammerhead worms are invading France. Giant hammerhead flatworms are taking over parts of France, disrupting the ecosystem, causing a concern for researchers. "The present findings strongly suggest that the species present in Metropolitan France and overseas territories should be considered invasive alien species," the study's discussion reads. "Our numerous records in the open in Metropolitan France raise questions: as scientists, we were amazed that these long and brightly coloured worms could escape the attention of scientists and authorities in a European developed country for such a long time; improved awareness
"I have no reason to doubt the science that comes from that," he added. Schatz then asked Bridenstine if he agreed "with the scientific consensus, which includes many NASA researchers, that the climate is changing and humans are the leading cause. Bridenstine again said he did, and, when asked by Schatz, agreed that it was accurate to call it an evolution of his views. He also said, when asked by Schatz, that he would commit to funding, independence and integrity of climate science at NASA "without question." Schatz thanked Bridenstine for his answers and said he wanted to recognize the administrator's "evolution on this issue." "I think it's essential for one of the premier science agencies
Elon Musk may or may not be launching a "Yelp (YELP) for Journalists" — according to a Wednesday Twitter tirade from the serial tech entrepreneur. The journalism review site, potentially named Pravda after the former Soviet Union propaganda newspaper, is the latest in Musk's long history of wild ideas. There's something to be said for the constant hype and media distraction of it all, particularly while one of Musk's main ventures continues to struggle.
A first-in-human trial evaluating an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease has begun at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The Phase 1 clinical trial is examining the safety and tolerability of a single monoclonal antibody called mAb114, which was developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH, and their collaborators. Investigators aim to enroll between 18 and 30 healthy volunteers aged 18 to 60. The trial will not expose participants to Ebola virus. Ebola virus disease is a serious and often fatal illness that can cause fever, headache, muscle pain, weakness, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting,
An Australian woman who claims she was the victim of an internet romance fraud was sentenced to death in Malaysia on drug trafficking charges Thursday after judges overturned her earlier acquittal. Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 54, will face the mandatory death penalty after Malaysia’s Court of Appeal found her guilty of drug smuggling, Australia’s ABC News reports.
“We’re going to work out something where every time somebody comes in from a certain country, we’re going to deduct a rather large amount of money from what we give them in aid — if we give them aid at all,” Trump said during a roundtable discussion on MS-13 on New York’s Long Island attended by federal and local officials. White House officials did not immediately respond to questions about which countries the president was referencing or how far along the plan was. Trump defended his references to MS-13 gang members as “animals” as he and others recounted a litany of hackings, decapitations, bludgeonings and other gruesome crimes that law enforcement authorities blame on the group.
National weather and wildfire experts say the American Southwest is one of the regions hardest hit by drought as many areas have received just a fraction of their normal precipitation while temperatures have climbed. Climatologist Brian Fuchs with National Drought Mitigation Center painted a grim picture Wednesday as he used a series of maps to depict the dryness that has consumed the Four Corners region — where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet. Fuchs says some areas in the four states are seeing near-record to record dryness.
A 310-year-old Spanish shipwreck carrying treasure that might be worth up to $17 billion was discovered with the help of an underwater robot. It's called the Remus 6000 and it can dive nearly four miles and is loaded with sensors and cameras. Bronze cannons confirmed "the holy grail of shipwrecks" had been found at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea. They are engraved with dolphins – a telltale sign they belong to the Spanish galleon San Jose, lost more than 300 years ago. "I just sat there for about 10 minutes and smiled," said Jeff Kaeli, a research engineer with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Kaeli was alone in his bunk on the search vessel when he spotted the cannons. "I'm not a
Britain blames Russia for poisoning them with a military-grade nerve agent — a charge Russia vehemently denies. The poisoning has sparked a Cold War-style diplomatic crisis between Russia and the West, including the expulsion of hundreds of diplomats from both sides. Yulia was discharged from a local hospital last month, and her father last week.
An ancient Native American village in Louisiana is revealing its secrets thanks to new research. The study of ancient mound builders who lived in the Mississippi River Delta near present-day New Orleans offers fresh insight into how the settlements emerged and why they were abandoned. Experts studied a site known as Grand Caillou, one of hundreds of ancient mounds in coastal Louisiana that were built near waterways. Radiocarbon dating, carbon-isotope analysis, and sediment analysis were used to date the site, along with ceramics found at Grand Caillou. "We wanted to understand at a deeper level how Indigenous peoples of the coast were choosing where to build their villages," said University of
In March, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched an advanced new weather satellite known as GOES-17. According to the NOAA, a problem occurred with the satellite’s most important instrument—the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI)—which is designed to collect data on Earth’s weather, climate and environment by taking images at different wavelengths (including the visible spectrum). It appears that the ABI’s infrared sensors are not being cooled properly—an issue officials think will take several months to resolve.
Just in time for summer, Adam Housley showcases the Italia Artisan Pizza Oven, the Monument 4 Burner Propane Gas Grill, the Grillbot and the Kool Kombi '66 Beverage Cooler.
Michael Rotondo, the 30-year-old whose parents resorted to legal action to evict him from their home, is confused about whether he is a millennial. To be fair, Rotondo is having a hard week. Now, Rotondo is working to figure out his next move—and part of that involved a truly bizarre interview with CNN on Wednesday.
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales has apologized to Bucks player Sterling Brown for a January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include the use of a stun gun, and he said some officers were disciplined. Brown, who is African-American, says the incident was “an attempt at police intimidation” and that it “shouldn’t happen to anybody.” Meanwhile, community groups in Milwaukee are weighing in, too — criticizing police for how they handled Brown. Morales’ apology on Wednesday came as police released body-camera footage that showed how a simple interaction over an illegally parked car quickly escalated.
"The scientific evidence about accelerating effects of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is so strong, and so prevalent, that it would be impossible to hush it up even if you wanted to," Rush Holt, president of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, said in a phone interview. "Coral deaths and glacier melting and sea-level rise, and all of these things are just so well documented and there's just new evidence every day, whether it's from USGS, or NOAA [the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration], or NASA, or Department of Energy, or various academic institutions.
North Korea says it is still willing to sit down for talks with the United States “at any time, at any format” after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled his planned summit with Kim Jong Un. Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan issued a statement Friday saying North Korea is “willing to give the U.S. time and opportunities” to reconsider talks. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he’s “very perplexed” that the U.S.-North Korea summit won’t go ahead as planned.
Not only did the forest canopies collapse, they wouldn't be able to regrow. Any birds that roosted or perched in trees would've been homeless. The chance of surviving the asteroid was already slim for tree-dwelling birds; eliminating their habitat ensured extinction. Researchers from the United States, England and Sweden studied the fossil record from North America to New Zealand, looking closely at charcoal remains of trees, fossilized pollen and fern spores, and bird fossils. The combination of samples provided a bigger picture of what the world was like during the aftermath of the impact. "To me, it's really exciting to see that combining insights from the bird fossil record and the plant
After a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took off on Tuesday, a photographer’s camera apparently couldn't take the heat.
The odd shapes of Saturn's inner moons, which resemble objects ranging from ravioli to potatoes, may be due to mergers of tiny moonlets, a new study finds. The new finding may help to explain how moons in general may form, researchers said in a new paper describing the work. The Cassini spacecraft, which studied the ringed planet up close for 13 years, revealed that unlike Earth's spherical moon, the small moons closest to Saturn had strange, irregular shapes. These odd forms range from Pan's and Atlas' ravioli-like shape to Prometheus' resemblance to a combination of Moby Dick, a potato and H. R. Giger's Alien skull. [Cassini Spacecraft Photographs Saturn's Strangest Moons] Previous research had
The eighth amendment to Ireland’s constitution, which faces repeal in a national referendum on May 25, gives a mother and her unborn child an “equal right to life” and prevents any relaxation of the country’s near-total ban on abortion. While deliberately terminating a pregnancy has been a criminal offense in Ireland since 1861, the modern debate can be traced back to the 1970s, a time when regulations about abortion were changing in many places.
It’s pretty hard to feel bad for the $100 billion pesticide industry, but according to Reuters, it’s feeling scared. The monster under its bed? Weed-wacking robots that use artificial intelligence to individually decimate wayward plants. This plant-by-plant weed-killing approach is a threat to the business models of companies like Monsanto, which has invested a great deal in developing genetically modified (GM) crops. Those crops are resistant to Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, which can then be sprayed over entire fields, laying to waste everything but the GM plants. Solar-powered, AI-driven robots like the one created by EcoRobotix, which Reuters describes as looking like “a table on wheels,”