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- Researchers have found that Earth’s energy imbalance approximately doubled during the 14-year period from 2005 to 2019. Earth’s climate is determined by a delicate balance between how much of the Sun’s radiative energy is absorbed in the ... [Read More]

- SUBSCRIBE NOW Daily News POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - The first case of rabies of 2021 has been confirmed in Polk County, officials announced Friday. Deputies say the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control team responded to Poyner Road in ... [Read More]


- Scientists say the Boltysh crater in Ukraine formed well after the impact in Mexico that caused the dinosaurs to go extinct If you travel 140 miles southeast of Kiev, Ukraine, just before you reach the tiny village of Bukvarka , you’ll arrive at ... [Read More]

- NASA is troubleshooting a memory problem that put the telescope's instruments into safe mode and slowed its science roll. The Hubble Space Telescope has spent over three decades bringing us glorious images and data from our universe. But the ... [Read More]


- First published on Fri 18 Jun 2021 11.48 EDT Footprints of what could be the last dinosaurs to have walked in Britain have been found in Kent, researchers say. About 66m years ago, an asteroid hit the Earth and wiped out much of the Earth’s dinosaurs. But flooding rendered Britain’s dinosaurs extinct much earlier: about 110m years ago. Back then, Britain was more or less where north Morocco or the south of Spain is now, sea levels were rapidly rising and space for dinosaurs to inhabit was disappearing. But this sandy beach in southern England near the white cliffs of Dover was idyllic. ... [Read More]

- It was a formidable ancient beast. Although during the time of dinosaurs most mammals were no larger than a shrew, they soon took over after the mass extinction event caused by a huge asteroid impact. Left to fill in the ecological gaps after the ... [Read More]

- Wildlife officials in Kentucky are asking some residents to take down their bird feeders as a "mysterious illness" that kills and blinds birds appears to be spreading in the state. A spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife ... [Read More]


- The CDC changed its risk alert for cruise travelers from a level 4 "Very High" to level 3 "High" Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio tells ‘Your World with Neil Cavuto’ the CDC is ‘trying to prevent’ people from cruising and ... [Read More]


- When you think of an octopus or lobster, what comes to mind? Seafood or intelligent marine life? A group of Conservative MPs think it's the latter and argue they should be included in a law to protect animals. The Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill ... [Read More]


- Astronomers say a cold patch and a stellar burp are behind the star's strange dip in brightness. In December 2019, astronomers noticed a strange, dramatic dimming in the light from Betelgeuse , a bright red star in the Orion constellation. They puzzled over the phenomenon and wondered whether it was a sign that the star was about to go supernova. Several months later, they had narrowed the most likely explanations to two: a short-lived cold patch on the star's southern surface (akin to a sun spot), or a clump of dust making the star seem dimmer to observers on Earth. We now have our answer, ... [Read More]


- When NASA’s Orion spacecraft launches aboard the powerful Space Launch System rocket for the spacecraft’s first mission around the Moon later this year, a suited manikin ( “Moonikin”) will be aboard outfitted with sensors to provide data on ... [Read More]

- How long do cows live? Cattle typically have a shorter lifespan than the horse. While horses can naturally live over thirty years, the average cow will have a natural lifespan between 15-20 years. However, this is often shortened due to ... [Read More]

- With multiple spacecraft heading to Venus in the coming years, we're set to learn a lot more about the hellish planet. It’s hot. It’s toxic. It spins backwards and is covered in volcanoes. And we’re headed there soon. Three Venus missions, ... [Read More]


- Conservationists around the world have paid tribute to a "legendary" lion named Scarface, who died last week. The lion, who died of natural causes at the age of 14 years old on June 11, was a legendary figure in Kenya's Maasai Mara Game Reserve—a ... [Read More]


- Surgeons may soon be able to localize critical regions in tissues and organs during a surgical operation thanks to a new, patent-pending Purdue University biosensor that can be printed in 3D using an automated printing system. Chi Hwan Lee created the biosensor, which allows for simultaneous recording and imaging of tissues and organs during a surgical operation. Lee is the Leslie A. Geddes Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Lee also has a courtesy appointment in materials ... [Read More]

- One of the key steps to mitigating climate change is to better understand the multitude of factors that affect our planet's temperature – and a new study reveals the important role that ocean microbes play in the process. Microbes are responsible for most of Earth's naturally produced methane, a key greenhouse gas that contributes to the warming of the atmosphere. But as well as producing it, microbes also consume it, keeping it trapped in the ocean. The new research highlights how microbes in carbonate rocks such as limestone and dolomite play a crucial role in helping to regulate Earth's ... [Read More]

- It was a routine demolition to make way for a Brickell tower. Then these were dug up Artifacts were almost buried underneath another Brickell high-rise. But in April, an archaeological team overseeing a parking garage demolition dug up artifacts that could give a better picture of the Native Americans that once occupied the area. Among the findings: prehistoric bone artifacts, including points, pins, drilled shark teeth, as well as pumice, lithic weight and pottery shards, which consultants say likely belonged to the Tequesta tribe. The artifacts were found where the U.S. Custom House and ... [Read More]

- Aksel L. Hallin, a physics professor at Queen's University and the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, gives this description: NEUTRINO TRAILS. When a neutrino hits the heavy water in the detector's spherical vessel, a cone of light--here clearly visible in red--spreads out to sensors surrounding the device. The neutrinos detected in this event are probably muon-neutrinos, produced when cosmic rays strike the earth's atmosphere. A neutrino is a subatomic particle that is very similar to an electron, but has no electrical charge and a very small mass, which might even be zero. Neutrinos are one of ... [Read More]

- Florida’s weekly COVID update: 10,095 cases and 290 deaths reported The Florida Department of Health on Friday announced 10,095 new resident cases of COVID-19 and 290 deaths since June 11. The state has recorded a known total of at least 2,354,416 coronavirus cases and 38,299 deaths since the pandemic began last winter. These totals do not represent non-Florida resident cases and deaths — people who either contracted the disease or died from it while being in Florida — as the state stopped reporting those metrics in late May. At that time, there were 744 additional non-resident deaths ... [Read More]

- Philosophers, artists, and scientists - and probably all the rest of us – have long obsessed over the key to human immortality. Now, a new study gives us evidence for our inevitable death. A study led by Fernando Colchero, University of Southern Denmark and Susan Alberts, Duke University, North Carolina, that included researchers from 42 institutions across 14 countries, provides new insights into the aging theory “the invariant rate of ageing hypothesis”, which states that every species has a relatively fixed rate of aging. “Human death is inevitable. No matter how many vitamins we ... [Read More]