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July ranks as second hottest month on record

2 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

"There is simply no denying the mounting evidence globally and regionally – the new climate normal is upon us now"

Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts

3 hours ago from Science Daily

A new study validates that the central core of the East Antarctic ice sheet should remain stable even if the West Antarctic ice sheet melts.

Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton remains limited at practice

4 hours ago from UPI

NASHVILLE -- Quarterback Cam Newton didn't take part in the scrimmage situations during the first day of joint workouts with the Tennessee Titans, but he was involved in some 7-and-7...

Reed warblers have a sense for magnetic declination

4 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers recently showed that migratory reed warblers depend on an internal geomagnetic map to guide them on their long-distance journeys. But it wasn't clear how the birds were solving the...

Colorado police shoo away home-invading raccoon

4 hours ago from UPI

Police in Colorado removed a raccoon that broke into a family's home early Thursday morning.

Navy to commission expeditionary sea base Lewis B. Puller

4 hours ago from UPI

The U.S. Navy is commissioning the Expeditionary Sea Base Lewis B. Puller today at Khalifa bin Salman Port in Bahrain.

Atlantic tropical depression could grow into Hurricane Harvey

4 hours ago from UPI

A low pressure system east of the Caribbean has the potential to grow into Hurricane Harvey, though it is unlikely to threaten the United States.

Potato waste processing may be the road to enhanced food waste conversion

5 hours ago from Physorg

With more than two dozen companies in Pennsylvania manufacturing potato chips, it is no wonder that researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have developed a novel approach to...

Bear plays with inner tube next to resident's backyard pool

5 hours ago from UPI

A British Columbia resident captured video of a wandering black bear hanging out by the pool and donning an inflatable tube like a fashion accessory.

Collaborative environmental governance: Achieving collective action in social-ecological systems

6 hours ago from Science NOW

Managing ecosystems is challenging because of the high number of stakeholders, the permeability of man-made political and jurisdictional demarcations in relation to the temporal and spatial extent of biophysical processes,...

Venezuelan forces kill 37 inmates in riot 'massacre'

6 hours ago from UPI

Dozens of inmates were killed in a "massacre" after an armed, two-day prison riot broke out in Puerto Ayacucho, a top government official said Thursday.

Digging in the dirt: Researchers develop new methods for assesing risk of subsurface phosphorus

6 hours ago from Science Daily

New methods for assessing the loss of phosphorus in soil have now been developed by researchers. While current measurements focus mainly on surface runoff, the new research is looking at...

Chicago Bears rookie Mitchell Trubisky takes 'small step'

6 hours ago from UPI

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky spoke tongue in cheek during his first press conference since the postgame press conference after last week's preseason, opener against Denver.

Smithsonian manatee count informs policy recommendations

7 hours ago from Physorg

All three of the world's manatee species are threatened with extinction: the Amazonian Manatee, the African Manatee and the West Indian Manatee. The Antillean Manatee, an endangered subspecies, feeds and...

Van runs into pedestrians in Barcelona street; dead and injured reported

7 hours ago from UPI

A van struck a crowd in Barcelona's Las Ramblas tourist area on Thursday -- killing one and injuring several people, police said.

Helen Hunt splits from boyfriend after 16 years together

7 hours ago from UPI

"Shots Fired" star Helen Hunt reportedly broke up with "House of Lies" creator Matthew Carnahan.

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration: What’s the Difference?

8 hours ago from Science @ NASA

Portal origin URL: Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration: What’s the Difference?Portal origin nid: 407739Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:34Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Two points along the shadow’s path are...

Scientists compare soil microbes in no-till, conventional tilling systems of Pacific Northwest farms

8 hours ago from Physorg

In recent decades, growers have increasingly been adopting no-till farming to reduce soil erosion and decrease fuel, labor, and inputs.

Some Democrats See Tax Reform as a Path to Taxing Carbon

8 hours ago from NY Times Science

Two Senate Democrats are advocating a carbon tax plan that would cut the corporate tax rate as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

Shania Twain announces 'Now' tour for 2018

8 hours ago from UPI

Shania Twain is to kick off a North American concert tour to support her upcoming album "Now" on May 3 in Tacoma, Wash.

Apollo's Deep-Sea Fisherman: Jeff Bezos Recounts Saturn V Salvage Expedition

8 hours ago from Space.com

At a recent gala celebrating the 48th anniversary of Apollo 11, billionaire Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos talked about his successful 2013 effort to pull pieces of Apollo hardware off the...

Ocean exploration uncovers one of Cuba's hidden natural treasures

9 hours ago from Science Daily

After nearly two years of planning, a team of scientists from the US and Cuba has explored never-before-studied mesophotic coral reefs during a month-long circumnavigation of the entire coast of...

Demi Lovato's second Fabletics clothing collection now available

9 hours ago from UPI

Demi Lovato has collaborated with Fabletics on a 12-outfit, autumn capsule collection for the active wear line.

China jails 3 pro-democracy activists for unlawful assembly

9 hours ago from UPI

China has sentenced three pro-democracy former student leaders between six to eight months in prison, which bans them from public office for five years.

Kaia Gerber realized mom Cindy Crawford was famous at Disneyland

9 hours ago from UPI

Kaia Gerber recalled how she found out Cindy Crawford was a celebrity during her eighth birthday party.

Dissolvable, easy-to-use milk capsules for your coffee

9 hours ago from Science Daily

Have your coffee without spilling the milk: researchers have developed a milk capsule that dissolves when placed in a hot drink. Not only does this reduce the consumption of packaging...

Sentinel-1 speeds up crop insurance payouts

10 hours ago from European Space Agency

For the first time in India, a state government is using satellites to assess lost crops so that farmers can benefit from speedy insurance payouts.

Microsoft researchers test AI-controlled soaring machine

10 hours ago from Physorg

In the searing midday heat of the Nevada desert, a white Jeep Wrangler heads down a desolate strip of dirt road, surrounded on either side by miles of sagebrush and...