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Fantasy Football 2017: Top 25 tight end rankings

1 day ago from UPI

New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski ranks No. 1 on UPI's top 25 fantasy football tight ends for 2017.

Heat map showcases extreme temperatures in Southern Europe

3 days ago from UPI

A new heat map published by the European Space Agency offers a colorful, bird's-eye-view of last week's heatwave in Southern Europe.

Global warming will leave different fingerprints on global subtropical anticyclones

3 days ago from Physorg

Subtropical anticyclones are essential components of the atmospheric circulation in the subtropics, and are responsible for the formation of subtropical monsoons and deserts. There are two subtropical anticyclones in the...

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem

4 days ago from UPI

Oakland running back Marshawn Lynch remained seated during the national anthem before the Raiders' 20-10 preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017

6 days ago from UPI

On Aug. 12, 1992, President George H.W. Bush announced the completion of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.

Canada orders reduced ship speeds to prevent right whale deaths

6 days ago from Physorg

Canadian officials on Friday ordered boats including cargo and cruise ships to reduce their speed in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in a bid to protect endangered whales.

Mayweather vs McGregor: Fighters request to wear 8-ounce gloves for bout

6 days ago from UPI

Representatives on behalf of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have submitted official requests to wear 8-ounce gloves for their junior middleweight fight on Aug. 26, the Nevada State Athletic Commission...

Scientists predict chemicals hiding beneath Neptune's icy surface

6 days ago from UPI

Thanks to a new computer model, planetary scientists now have a better idea of the types of chemicals hiding beneath Neptune's icy surface.

Study shows the cost of deforestation in Cambodia

6 days ago from Physorg

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have warned of the economic consequences for Cambodia if nothing is done to halt illegal deforestation of one of the nation's most important...

Climate crusader Gore takes up arms again

BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin reviews Al Gore's climate movie sequel.

Texas rig permitting nearly doubles from 2016

6 days ago from UPI

Accounting for about half of all the active rigs in the United States, the energy regulator in Texas said total drilling permits nearly doubled from last year.

An improved thickness estimate for Earth's continents

6 days ago from Physorg

(—A trio of researchers with the University of Southampton in the U.K. has used a new technique to gain a better perspective on the thickness of the Earth's continents. In...

North Korea Aside, Guam Faces Another Threat: Climate Change

6 days ago from NY Times Science

Scientists say the island’s military installations and tourism industry could be imperiled by erosion, heat waves and harsher storms.

Channing Tatum holds convenience store dance party with happy fan

1 week ago from UPI

Channing Tatum turned a convenience store into a dance party recently when he partied with a gas station attendant in Statesville, North Carolina.

Amec Foster Wheeler ready for new life with Wood Group

1 week ago from UPI

With oil and gas revenue dropping 18 percent, British project manager Amec Foster Wheeler said it was moving in the right direction by merging with Wood Group.

Strong, but deep earthquake shakes northern Philippines

1 week ago from Physorg

A deep earthquake of 6.3 magnitude has shaken off Luzon island in the northern Philippines, and was felt in metropolitan Manila.

Online matchmaker aims to save Dutch farms with no heirs

1 week ago from Physorg

Standing in his rubber boots in his fields surrounded by his beloved Red Holstein cows, Dutch farmer Gerard Hartveld has an air of resignation as he contemplates the future.

Chile eyes quake fault that could strike capital

1 week ago from Physorg

Earthquake-prone Chile may be one of the countries best prepared for seismic shocks, but officials are nervously watching a major fault line that could shift any time, threatening the capital.

Beijing slams U.S. 'freedom of navigation' exercises in South China Sea

1 week ago from UPI

China scolded the United States after the USS John S. McCain sailed near disputed reefs in the South China Sea on Thursday.

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman headed to NBA Live 18

1 week ago from UPI

If you haven't heard Stephen A. Smith's voice enough already, prepare yourself: he's headed to "NBA Live 18."

Watch out for rattlesnakes and mountain lions on this hike

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

The Verdugo Mountains separating the communities of Montrose and La Crescenta from Glendale and Burbank rise sharply and present impressive city and valley views. Here’s a brisk hike that will...

Stranded snapping turtle rescued from middle of Colorado road

1 week ago from UPI

A large snapping turtle was rescued after wandering on to a highway in Colorado.

Massive El Niño sent greenhouse-gas emissions soaring

1 week ago from News @ Nature

Disruptive weather pattern in 2014–2016 spurred tropical forests to pump out 3 billion tonnes of carbon.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22440

AI, crowdsourcing combine to close 'analogy gap'

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem devised a method enabling computers to mine databases of patents, inventions and research papers, identifying ideas that can be...

Green Bay Packers: Brett Favre suggests Aaron Rodgers can play into 40s

1 week ago from UPI

Aaron Rodgers is on record as saying that he'd like to still be playing professional football when he's 40.

BAE bids for Australian ship building deal

1 week ago from UPI

BAE Systems Australia has entered its bid to build nine anti-submarine warfare frigates for the Royal Australian Navy's SEA 5000 Future Frigate program.

Genomic and Fluid-Flow Technologies Win Regional Tech-Transfer Awards

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Two technologies developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory were recently recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium's Mid-Continent Region for their contribution to both Los Alamos' mission and the greater good.

US biomedical research facilities still unprepared for natural disasters and attacks

1 week ago from News @ Nature

Science panel says institutions need to do more to prevent and mitigate damage to research equipment and animals.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22446