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Important things found in Antarctica this week: 91 volcanoes and also a fruitcake

2 days ago from PopSci

Science And what they can tell us about the mysterious southern continent. Volcanoes in Antarctica and chunks of fruitcake are both way more common...

Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals

3 days ago from AP Science

VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut (AP) -- The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition...

Rafael Devers, Andrew Benintendi lead Boston Red Sox past New York Yankees

4 days ago from UPI

Chris Sale and Aroldis Chapman brought the heat with their left arms.

Chicago Bears claim former Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo

4 days ago from UPI

One day after kicker Roberto Aguayo was waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Chicago Bears claimed the former second-round draft pick off waivers on Sunday.

Strong quake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra; no major damage

4 days ago from Physorg

A strong earthquake struck Sunday off the coast of southern Sumatra in Indonesia, causing panicked residents to run from their homes but no major damage.

Israel moves to curb strike at nuclear plant

4 days ago from Physorg

Israel's government approved Sunday emergency measures to end a "disruptive" months-long strike over pay by scientists working at the country's top secret nuclear research centre.

Powerball pot now $430 million after Saturday's drawing failed to yield a winner

4 days ago from UPI

On Saturday night, another Powerball drawing came and went without a winning ticket. As a result, the lottery jackpot now stands at an estimated $430 million.

Bryce Harper hurts leg in Washington Nationals' win over San Francisco Giants

4 days ago from UPI

The scenario didn't look good at all for the Washington Nationals when Bryce Harper hit the first-base bag and tumbled onto the ground.

What happens in Earth’s atmosphere during an eclipse?

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The charged layer of Earth’s atmosphere gets uncharged during an eclipse, and that could have implications for everything from GPS accuracy to earthquake prediction.

Moment of silence observed at Nationals Park

5 days ago from UPI

WASHINGTON -- A moment of silence was observed Saturday night at the Washington Nationals' home game against the San Francisco Giants for the victims of a clash at the "Unite...

Miami Marlins topple Colorado Rockies as Giancarlo Stanton belts 41st homer

5 days ago from UPI

MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton, who leads the majors in homers, drilled a tiebreaking, three-run shot to left field to lead the Miami Marlins to a 4-3 win over the Colorado...

Canary in a coal mine: Survey captures global picture of air pollution's effects on birds

5 days ago from Science Daily

Writing Aug. 11 in the journal Environmental Research Letters, University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Tracey Holloway, an expert on air quality, and her former graduate student Olivia Sanderfoot sort through nearly...

Washington state utility's nuclear waste shipments suspended

5 days ago from AP Science

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Officials in Washington state indefinitely suspended a public utility's authority to ship low-level radioactive waste after the utility mislabeled...

Los Angeles Chargers sign tight end Matt Weiser

5 days ago from UPI

Tight end Matt Weiser has signed with the Los Angeles Chargers.

E! to air 'Jersey Shore' reunion special Aug. 20

5 days ago from UPI

"Reunion Road Trip: Return to the Jersey Shore" is to air on E! Aug. 20.

Minnestoa Vikings: Bishop Sankey out for seasons

6 days ago from UPI

Minnesota Vikings running back Bishop Sankey sustained a torn ACL in his right knee and will miss the upcoming season, multiple outlets reported on Friday.

Marine Corps to ground all aircraft after recent deadly incidents

6 days ago from UPI

The Marine Corps will undergo a 24-hour stand down of all its aircraft within the next two weeks in response to several incidents as part of an operational reset.

California official sues EPA over records on administrator

6 days ago from AP Science

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California's attorney general sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday for failing to provide records he contends could...

The Forest Service really doesn't want you flying your drones into wildfire

6 days ago from PopSci

Science It's a no drone zone. Drones being flown into wildfires are on the rise, posing a risk to those tasked with putting out...

Bear takes nighttime dip in California pool

6 days ago from UPI

A bear has made itself at home in a California neighborhood, stopping for a dip in a resident's pool early Friday morning.

Plastic films incorporating N-halamines could sanitize food production facilities

6 days ago from Physorg

Specially designed plastic films can prevent bacterial contamination in the food and biomedical industries, according to research published August 11 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Hyuna to release new album by end of August

6 days ago from UPI

K-pop star Hyuna will return with a "hot summer" record following the release of her EP "A'wesome."

White House renovations about halfway complete

6 days ago from UPI

Renovations continued at the White House this week, with the Oval Office empty and covered in plastic and construction equipment lining the bucolic lawns.

Africa’s data revolution probed in UN-backed report

6 days ago from SciDev

First edition of biennial report surveys ‘data ecosystems’ and outlines challenges in using data to boost development.

The conch is mostly gone from Florida. Can the Bahamas save the queen?

6 days ago from Physorg

The queen of the sea, a monster mollusk that inspired its own republic in Florida but now is as likely to be found in a frying pan or a gift...

'We Don't Planet' Episode 16: Pulsars

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Learn all about pulsars — neutron stars that seem to blink on and off superfast — in the 16th episode of the astrophysics-explainer video series "We Don't Planet."

U.S., India to co-host Global Entrepreneurship Summit in November

6 days ago from UPI

The United States and India will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India this year, the governments of both nations announced.

Bear breaks into SUV, takes joyride on Colorado street

6 days ago from UPI

A bear broke into an SUV and took the vehicle for an unintentional joyride through a Colorado neighborhood by knocking it out of park.