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Flights United States Cancellations Saturday Sunday Chicago O'hare
- (CNN) Another wave of airline cancellations and delays is being felt across the United States this weekend. According to the flight tracking website, FlightAware , there have been 862 flights canceled so far on Sunday. A total of 4,041 flights have ... [Read More]

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Lake Mead Remains Lake Mead National Recreation Park Rangers United States' United States
- Human remains were found at Lake Mead for the fourth time in about three months amid an alarming drop in water levels at the United States' biggest reservoir. Park rangers responded to Swim Beach at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada ... [Read More]

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Turtle Sea Nest Eggs Christian Harbor Mainland
- Beach crews have found the first sea turtle nest on the Mississippi mainland in four years PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. -- Beach crews have found the first sea turtle nest on the Mississippi mainland in four years. A Harrison County Sand Beach crew that ... [Read More]


Monkeypox Health Emergency Countries Virus Cases
- Countries that are United Nations members are obligated to report cases of unusual diseases that have the potential to become global health threats. In May 2022, more than a dozen nations in Europe, the Americas, and other regions of the world that ... [Read More]


Coast Guard People Boat Migrants Vessel Us
- US Coast Guard rescues eight people from vessel trying to bring people to the US illegally Two people died and five were missing after a boat believed to be carrying migrants attempting to enter the US illegally capsized off the coast of the Florida Keys in the latest incident to highlight the dangerous sea-crossing, the Coast Guard said. Eight people were rescued from the boat, the Coast Guard said in a news release. The agency described the boat as a "rustic vessel" with 15 migrant passengers. "Our search continues for others that may have survived this tragic incident," said Rear Admiral ... [Read More]


Collection Bird Dr Fossils Specimens Scotland
- More than 700 bird fossils, dating back from 54 to 56 million years ago, have been donated to National Museums Scotland. The collection is believed to include many species new to science, one being a falcon-like bird and another a diver or loon. ... [Read More]

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Neurons Bird Intelligence Brain Numbers Brains
- Birds' brains are a bit of a mystery. Despite the small size of their noggins, parrots and corvids show remarkable intelligence, solving some puzzles as well as primates.  Previous studies have shown the brains of songbirds and parrots contain ... [Read More]


Saturday Authorities City Tourists Measures Sanya
- (CNN) Around 80,000 tourists are stranded in the popular resort city of Sanya on China's tropical Hainan island after authorities announced lockdown measures to stem an outbreak of Covid-19 . Public transportation was suspended and people's ... [Read More]

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Class Home Closet Trunk Saturday Gabriel Zuchtriegel
- In past decades, excavation largely concentrated on villas of upper-class residents. ROME — A trunk with its lid left open. A wooden dishware closet, its shelves caved in. Three-legged accent tables topped by decorative bowls. These latest ... [Read More]


Biden President Dr Kevin O'connor July Isolation Joe Biden
- Aug. 6 (UPI) -- President Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday as he continues to "feel very well" a week after his rebound infection, his physician announced. Dr. Kevin O'Connor said Biden has been in daily monitoring during isolation and continues to improve. "In an abundance of caution, the president will continue his strict isolation measures pending a second negative test as previously described," O'Connor said in a statement Saturday morning. Biden, who has received two vaccine boosters, first tested positive on July 21, when he was experiencing mild symptoms such as a ... [Read More]

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Larario House Pompeii Gabriel Zuchtriegel Mount Vesuvius's Life Courtyard
- MILAN, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Archaeologists have discovered four new rooms in a house in Pompeii filled with plates, amphoras and other everyday objects, giving a snapshot of middle class life at the moment Mount Vesuvius's eruption buried the Roman ... [Read More]

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Habitats Evolution Microbes Habitat Eukaryotes Uppsala University
- Major habitat shifts , such as moving to land from the sea, are key evolutionary events that often spark explosions of diversity. Until recently, it was unclear how frequent such habitat transitions have been across the eukaryotic tree of life, ... [Read More]

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Bus People Highway Croatia Accident Shrine
- A bus with Polish license plates has skidded from a highway in northern Croatia, and police say at least 12 people were killed ZAGREB, Croatia -- A Poland-registered bus carrying pilgrims to a shrine in Bosnia skidded from a highway in northern ... [Read More]


Genghis Khan's Hulagu Khan Science Palace Mongol Khans Live Science
- A team of archaeologists may have discovered the ruins of a palace owned by Genghis Khan's grandson. The team says swastika patterns on ruins in Van, Turkey might link the archeological site to Hulagu Khan. Hulagu Khan is known for slaughtering ... [Read More]


Coin Zodiac Israel Sea Mediterranean Sea Antiquities
- The coin was likely lost to the sea after a shipwreck. A team of archaeologists in northern Israel have discovered a rare bronze coin depicting a symbol of the zodiac, dating back nearly 2,000 years. The treasure was found near Haifa in the Mediterranean Sea, and was minted in Alexandria, Egypt, during the reign of Roman emperor Antonius Pius. The coin bears the words "year eight," referring to the eighth year (144 or 145 C.E.) of Pius's rule. Exceptionally well-preserved, the coin depicts a crab, the image of the Cancer zodiac sign, under a portrait of Luna, the moon goddess. According to ... [Read More]


Market Cases Huanan Huanan Market Covid Wuhan
- The first set of cases were clustered tightly around the Huanan market; whereas later cases were dispersed widely throughout Wuhan. New studies link COVID-19 to wildlife sales at Chinese market. In addition, the research indicates that alternative scenarios are extremely unlikely. These studies come from the University of Arizona. The research uses location data and viral sequencing relating to early COVID-19 cases. This work shows that the pandemic started in Huanan market in Wuhan, China, with live animals being sold at the market as the likely source. Here, foxes, raccoon dogs and other ... [Read More]


South Korea Moon Moon's Danuri Mission Surface Danuri
- The Danuri spacecraft, which launched on Thursday, aims to provide a lunar scientific bounty while preparing the country's small space program for future exploration. South Korea set off for the moon on Thursday. But it doesn't want to stop there. "We are also considering using the moon as an outpost for space exploration," Kwon Hyun-joon, director general of space and nuclear energy at South Korea's Ministry of Science, said in a written response to questions. "Although we hope to explore the moon itself, we also recognize its potential to act as a base for further deep space exploration ... [Read More]

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Gale Crater Curiosity Vasavada Years Mars Methane
- Today marks exactly 10 years since NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on Mars. The one-tonne vehicle launched from Earth in November 2011 and – after an arduous nine-month journey which included the 'seven minutes of terror' down to the Martian surface – it set out to look for evidence that the Red Planet may once have supported life. Since then, Curiosity has driven nearly 18 miles (29 kilometres) and ascended 2,050 feet (625 metres) as it explores Gale Crater and the foothills of Mount Sharp within it.  Happy 10-year landiversary to me! It's been a decade of ... [Read More]


Bursts Ray Gamma Ray Gamma Scientists Fai Fong
- Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The collision of two distant neutron stars released one of the most powerful short gamma-ray bursts ever recorded, scientists say. The collision marked the first time scientists have recorded millimeter-wavelength light from a fiery explosion to be caused by the merger of a neutron star with another star. It was observed on Nov. 6, 2021. The observation was made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, in Chile. ALMA is an international observatory operated by the National Science Foundation's National Radio Astronomy Observatory. "Afterglows for short ... [Read More]

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Quantum Google Quantum Computing Paper Supercomputer Supremacy
- Back in 2019, Google proudly announced they had achieved what quantum computing researchers had sought for years: proof that the esoteric technique could outperform traditional ones. But this demonstration of "quantum supremacy" is being challenged by researchers claiming to have pulled ahead of Google on a relatively normal supercomputer. To be clear, no one is saying Google lied or misrepresented its work — the painstaking and groundbreaking research that led to the quantum supremacy announcement in 2019 is still hugely important. But if this new paper is correct, the classical ... [Read More]