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Houston Texans GM Brian Gaine on Will Fuller: 'He'll be ready to go' in Week 1

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Houston wide receiver Will Fuller is expected to be in the lineup and fully recovered when the Texans play the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.

Librarians archiving Alberta's climate-change, other reports ahead of new government

An Alberta librarian has been archiving much of the provincial government's online content — including studies on health, climate change policy and poverty reduction — to prepare for a change in government.

Canadian skier Dave Treadway dies after 100-foot fall into crevasse

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Canadian professional freeskier Dave Treadway died after falling about 100 feet into a crevasse on a glacier while skiing near Rhododendron Mountain.

HUD drafting rule to require carbon monoxide detectors in public housing

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday it is drafting a new rule to require carbon monoxide detectors in public housing.

Green material for refrigeration identified

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified an eco-friendly solid that could replace the inefficient and polluting gases used in most refrigerators and air conditioners.

Jets' C.J. Mosley says team can knock Patriots off top of AFC East

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Linebacker C.J. Mosley says the New York Jets feel they have the tools, players and game-plan to knock the New England Patriots off the top of the AFC East.

Elon Musk: Engines from core Falcon Heavy booster 'seem OK'

4 hours ago from UPI

SpaceX has possession of the Falcon Heavy core booster that landed in the Atlantic Ocean, founder Elon Musk indicated in a tweet.

Americans' energy use surges despite climate change concern

5 hours ago from Physorg

Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says.

Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish

5 hours ago from Science Daily

A new study suggests reefs suffering coral bleaching can still be productive, as fish dependent on reefs get a bulk of their food delivered via the currents flowing past.

Elon Musk: Engines from core Falcon Heavy booster 'seem ok'

5 hours ago from UPI

SpaceX has possession of the Falcon Heavy core booster that landed in the Atlantic Ocean, founder Elon Musk indicated in a tweet.

Data mining digs up hidden clues to major California earthquake triggers

5 hours ago from Science Daily

A powerful computational study of southern California seismic records has revealed detailed information about a plethora of previously undetected small earthquakes, giving a more precise picture about stress in the...

South Korea politicians identify ship for sanctions violations

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South Korea's conservative opposition said Thursday a total of six ships that accessed South Korean ports have been smuggling North Korean coal.

Michael Jordan admits Tiger Woods' comeback was better than his

6 hours ago from UPI

Michael Jordan says he isn't the GOAT ... of comebacks. That status belongs to Tiger Woods, according to "His Airness."

Scientists identify almost two million previously 'hidden' earthquakes

6 hours ago from Physorg

Pouring through 10 years' worth of Southern California seismic data with the scientific equivalent of a fine-tooth comb, Caltech seismologists have identified nearly two million previously unidentified tiny earthquakes that...

Tiny Earthquakes Shake Southern California Every 3 Minutes

6 hours ago from Live Science

Scientists discover 1.8 million previously undetected earthquakes in the Golden State.

Discovering microearthquakes

6 hours ago from LA Times - Science

An animation of an earthquake swarm around the town of Cahuilla, Calif., in 2016 and 2017 shows how seismic activity gradually moved westward and became shallower, probably triggered by the...

California shaken by 10 times more earthquakes than previously known

6 hours ago from LA Times - Science

California has experienced 10 times more earthquakes than previously known, according to groundbreaking new research that has helped scientists better understand the region’s seismology. Scientists documented 1.8 million earthquakes in...

More than a million tiny earthquakes revealed in Southern California

7 hours ago from Sciencenews.org

By putting millions of tiny quakes on record, scientists hope to learn more about what triggers the big ones.

Diver Josh Bratchley, who helped save Thai soccer team, rescued from Tennessee cave

7 hours ago from UPI

A British diver who helped rescue the Thai youth soccer team last year from a flooded cave was himself rescued Wednesday after he became trapped in a Tennessee cave.

Giant tortoises migrate unpredictably in the face of climate change

7 hours ago from Physorg

Galapagos giant tortoises, sometimes called Gardeners of the Galapagos, are creatures of habit. In the cool dry season, the highlands of the volcano slopes are engulfed in cloud which allows...

Paying It Forward: 5 Questions with Africa Flores

7 hours ago from Science @ NASA

A natural curiosity about our home planet is often the greatest driver of scientists who use Earth observations to better understand the Earth’s land, water, and ecosystems—this is one of their stories. An...

Watch: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham team up in 'Hobbs & Shaw' trailer

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Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham join forces to save the world in the newest trailer for upcoming "Fast & Furious" spinoff, "Hobbs & Shaw."

Folding faults and seismic risk in the Kunlun range, Northwest Tibet

7 hours ago from Physorg

The tectonic deformation and growth pattern of the western Kunlun, which is the northwestern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, are not currently well understood. The surface rupture caused by an...

Newly proposed system of measurement could help determine community sustainability

8 hours ago from Physorg

A newly proposed system of measurement known as the community sustainability assessment system, or CSAS, could be used to define what it means to be a sustainable community as well...

Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish

8 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers have discovered some good news for fish populations living on coral reefs hit by climate change.

Watch: Fishing boat captain lands 757-pound swordfish

9 hours ago from UPI

A Florida fishing boat captain shared video of his latest catch: a 757-pound swordfish that could be a new state record.

Look: Guinness confirms largest drawing by a single person

9 hours ago from UPI

A teen artist in Cyprus set a Guinness World Record when he created a drawing measuring a total 3,486 square feet, 61 square inches.

Hungary will lead NATO's Baltic Air Policing next month

9 hours ago from UPI

Hungary will lead NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission beginning next month at Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania with assistance by the Britain and Spain.