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6 ways to do takeout — without the waste

Takeout is a great way to skip cooking and the dishes. But it often comes with a side of guilt about all the waste. The good news is that there...

'Bad news': CO2 emissions to rise in 2018, says IEA chief

2 days ago from Physorg

Energy sector carbon emissions will rise in 2018 after hitting record levels the year before, dimming prospects for meeting Paris climate treaty goals, the head of the International Energy Agency...

On This Day: Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto's convoy attacked; dozens dead

2 days ago from UPI

On Oct. 18, 2007, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto returned home after eight years in exile. A bomber killed more than 140 people in her convoy.

Mexico sends federal police to intercept migrant caravan at Guatemala border

2 days ago from UPI

The Mexican government sent federal police to its southern border to intercept a caravan of migrants headed toward the United States.

Restoring unity, order, smarts, meaning, sanity and balance in the space we call travel – 1: HSR

2 days ago from Science Blog

From the time transportation first entered the automation age until this day in 2018, the science, platform and industry regarding such have indeed come far. When that happened, what began...

Top 50 fantasy football wide receivers for Week 7

2 days ago from UPI

UPI's top 50 wide receivers for Week 7 of the 2018 fantasy football season.

U.S. service member killed in Ukraine Su-27 crash

2 days ago from UPI

One of the two service members killed in a Ukrainian military jet crash was a California Air National Guard member, U.S. Air Forces in Europe said.

Substantial changes in air pollution across China during 2015 to 2017

2 days ago from Science Daily

The first detailed analysis of air pollution trends in China reveals a 20 per cent drop in concentrations of particulate pollution over the last three years (2015-2017).

Arctic greening thaws permafrost, boosts runoff

2 days ago from Science Daily

A new collaborative study has investigated Arctic shrub-snow interactions to obtain a better understanding of the far north's tundra and vast permafrost system. Incorporating extensive in situ observations, scientists tested...

US tornado frequency shifting eastward from Great Plains

2 days ago from Science Daily

A new study finds that over the past four decades, tornado frequency has increased over a large swath of the Midwest and Southeast and decreased in portions of the central...

Harvard Egyptologist leads discussion on search for California sphinx

2 days ago from Harvard Science

At what other event would you hear, “This time there would be no Jell-O?” mused Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian last Wednesday at the Harvard Art Museums. It sounded like a line straight...

'It's very concerning': Drought in northern and central B.C. affecting wildlife from ducks to salmon

October's long dry spell in the northwest of British Columbia may be coming to an end with rain in the forecast. But damage from the prolonged drought, which reached a...

Eliminating emissions in India and China could add years to people's lives

2 days ago from Physorg

The 2.7 billion people who live in China and India—more than a third of the world's population—regularly breath some of the dirtiest air on the planet. Air pollution is one...

Arctic greening thaws permafrost, boosts runoff

2 days ago from Physorg

A new collaborative study has investigated Arctic shrub-snow interactions to obtain a better understanding of the far north's tundra and vast permafrost system. Incorporating extensive in situ observations, Los Alamos...

Italy’s Eni to try to repeat huge offshore Mozambique discovery

2 days ago from UPI

Eni, which earlier this decade found 85 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in Mozambique deep waters, on Wednesday signed an accord to explore a new area.

Trilobites: Pando, the Most Massive Organism on Earth, Is Shrinking

2 days ago from NY Times Science

The grove of 47,000 quivering aspen trees in Utah is being diminished by mule deer, foraging cattle and human mismanagement.

ELTA nabs $55M contract for combat aircraft radars for Asian customer

2 days ago from UPI

Israel Aerospace Industries-subsidiary ELTA Systems has received a $55 million contract for Multimode Airborne ELM-2032 Fire Control Radars on combat aircraft in Asia.

Life on the floor of the Arctic Ocean, with rigor and in detail

2 days ago from Science Daily

In an extensive and rigorous study of animal life on the Central Arctic Ocean floor, researchers have shown that water depth and food availability influence the species composition, density, and...

Newly published files confirm plan to move Assange to Russia

2 days ago from Physorg

Julian Assange: Hacker. Journalist. Diplomat? Newly released Ecuadorean government documents have laid bare an unorthodox attempt to extricate the WikiLeaks founder from his embassy hideaway in London by naming him...

Trump administration to pull U.S. out of U.N. postal treaty

2 days ago from UPI

The Trump administration is threatening to remove the United States from a long-running postal agreement, saying it puts domestic shippers at a disadvantage.

Michael B. Jordan to produce, star in 'The Silver Bear'

2 days ago from UPI

Michael B. Jordan is set to star in a produce "The Silver Bear," a film adaptation of Derek Haas' novel of the same name about a hitman named Columbus.

Watch: Man rescues dolphin stuck in shallow water

2 days ago from UPI

A Florida man who found a dolphin struggling in shallow water after Hurricane Michael was filmed dragging the mammal back out to sea.

First comprehensive assessment of Pando reveals critical threats

2 days ago from Physorg

Utah State University researchers Paul Rogers and Darren McAvoy have conducted the first complete assessment of the Pando aspen clone and the results show continuing deterioration of this 'forest of...

The water system that helped Angkor rise may have also brought its fall

2 days ago from Sciencenews.org

A complex water system magnified flooding’s disruption of the medieval Cambodian city of Angkor.

Tesla acquires land in Shanghai for new assembly line

2 days ago from UPI

Tesla has acquired more than 860,000 square meters of land in Shanghai for a new factory amid a trade dispute between China and the United States.

Twitter releases 10 million tweets from foreign influence efforts

2 days ago from Physorg

Twitter on Wednesday released data on foreign influence campaigns on its platform showing some 10 million tweets, mostly from Russia, dating back as far as 2009.

NASA catches the scattered remains of former Tropical Storm Tara

2 days ago from Physorg

NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of the remnants of former Tropical Storm Tara after it dissipated near the coast of western Mexico's Jalisco state. Jalisco is a western...