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US nuclear lab's future up in the air after recent fire

US nuclear lab's future up in the air after recent fireSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) A recent fire has put a national laboratory's ability to operate safely into question.

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:53:52 -0400
Mars, Stephen Hawking and the Selfish Gene: Why Humans Are Programmed to Self-Destruct Wherever We Go

Mars, Stephen Hawking and the Selfish Gene: Why Humans Are Programmed to Self-Destruct Wherever We GoAccording to Hawking, with climate change, overdue asteroid strikes, epidemics and population growth, our own planet is increasingly precarious. You first have to appreciate that this is mainly a population issue. While estimates of the carrying capacity of Earth vary widely, most people would accept we are causing serious damage.

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:22:46 -0400
A dazzling aurora borealis light show captivates the internet

A dazzling aurora borealis light show captivates the internetSaturday evening stargazers were treated to one of the trippiest natural phenomenons Earth has to offer: a naked eye-visible aurora borealis. The "northern lights," as they are often called, originate with our sun. Solar storms that occur there emit streams of charged particles which help to trigger the unusual light show once they reach Earth. SEE ALSO: The mystery of panda's fur color is finally solved The magnetic fields emanating from our north and south poles pull the charged particles down into our upper (and sometimes lower) atmosphere, where some of them collide with the neutral particles that reside there. The result of this collision is a beautiful glowing sky, though it's usually visible only at higher latitudes. In the Northern Hemisphere it's an "aurora borealis" and in the Southern Hemisphere it's an "aurora australis." Saturday evening's aurora borealis extended further south than is normal for these events, which meant it was visible in the northern U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe. It was the result of the sun spitting out a large burst of plasma on May 23, an event referred to as a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). The internet expressed its thanks for the cosmic light show in the only way it knows how: social media shares enhanced by stunning photography. WOW! Northern Lights seen tonight from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Photo credit: Chris Cook. #Aurora #NorthernLights pic.twitter.com/H5FgEuoyVx Mark Tarello (@mark_tarello) May 28, 2017 2 quick pics from tonight from the backyard near Chatsworth ON. #northernlights #aurora #greycounty #ShareYourWeather #Auroraborealis pic.twitter.com/K8fLBhKEGQ Shelley Jackson (@sjacksondesign) May 28, 2017 An amazing show in the sky, near #Calgary, 3:30am#yyc#Aurora #Auroraborealis #northernlights #Canada #Canada150 pic.twitter.com/lrV0Jv3zSR Dena Barmas (@denabarmas) May 28, 2017 What an awesome night, got the see the #NorthernLights just outside of #Omaha on the NE/IA border near Honey Creek, IA #newx, #iawx #aurora pic.twitter.com/7Y65PfJfpJ Brad Williams Photo (@bradwphoto) May 28, 2017 Directly overhead in the Big Dipper, naked eye visible. ?corona? #northernlights #aurora #solarstorm #northerniowa pic.twitter.com/nC1HSCw97s Diana Hayungs (@diana_hayungs) May 28, 2017 The #NorthernLights can be seen in #Finland200 days a year from August to April. #MondayMotivationpic.twitter.com/FgktyaZfK1 Tom Hall (@TomHall) May 22, 2017 Quick edit from tonight's #aurora show. Just W of Bismarck, ND @TamithaSkov @_SpaceWeather_ @AuroraMAX @NorthDakota @spann #northernlights pic.twitter.com/c4ttb70it5 Zachary Hargrove (@Zargrove) May 28, 2017 Just as the #northernlights peaked tonight, clouds moved in in Maine. Would have been awesome. @TamithaSkov @Aurora_Alerts @NorthLightAlert pic.twitter.com/P0cenkGfVe Barbie West (@12truewest) May 28, 2017 Epic #aurora show overnight over #LakeHuron seen just hours ago from #SaugeenShores, Ontario // 05-20-2017 4:09AM @stormhour #northernlights pic.twitter.com/pjQIIq0OD4 Scott Rock (@scottrockphoto) May 20, 2017 The #northernlights really put on a show tonight in Menahga, MN! pic.twitter.com/uGYhBw8K8J Dani (@danijpeterson) May 28, 2017 I could go on and on. There are so many beautiful photos, videos, and GIFs to look at this morning. Find more on Twitter under the #auroraborealis and #northernlights hashtags. With additional reporting by Miriam Kramer. WATCH: Coating yourself in fish scales could be the answer to burn recovery

Sun, 28 May 2017 09:29:42 -0400
British Airways cancels thousands of flights

British Airways cancels thousands of flightsAirline's computer systems down worldwide

Sat, 27 May 2017 09:38:32 -0400
NASA Has Incredible Photos Of Mars In All Its Glory

NASA Has Incredible Photos Of Mars In All Its GloryThese detailed photos of mars show how incredible the planet really is.

Sun, 28 May 2017 10:10:01 -0400
A rare event that stopped an ancient war comes to the US soon

A rare event that stopped an ancient war comes to the US soonWhen a total solar eclipse surprised soldiers in ancient times, it brought an end to years of war. Now the same rare experience is coming to the US.

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:23:07 -0400
Badged and searched: Sicily G7 fortress town irks locals

Badged and searched: Sicily G7 fortress town irks locals"The town is unrecognisable, the streets are empty and most shops are closed," says Antonella Calopardo, a local resident. Italian authorities are taking no chances to protect the leaders of the world's seven richest democracies, who have gathered in Taormina to discuss the thorny issues of climate change, trade and worldwide security threats. Locals going in and out of the jet-set town that once played host to the likes of Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway and Elizabeth Taylor are forced to wait at airport-style checkpoints to be scanned, their cars and scooters methodically searched.

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:20:19 -0400
New species of meat-eating sponge found off the coast of Canada

New species of meat-eating sponge found off the coast of CanadaCanadian researchers have discovered a new species of meat-eating sponge in the North Atlantic Ocean. Dont worry, though, it doesnt eat human meat it feeds on zooplankton, tiny animals that drift in sea water.

Sat, 27 May 2017 10:00:02 -0400
Massive Ice Wave Cut Through Rink Glacier

Massive Ice Wave Cut Through Rink GlacierThe ice wave moved 17.7 gigatons of water through the glacier and into the ocean in 2012, a 60 percent increase from flows measured in the early 2000s.

Sun, 28 May 2017 18:02:53 -0400
Lets obliterate the myth that humans have a bad sense of smell

Lets obliterate the myth that humans have a bad sense of smellHumans have excellent olfaction and can smell more than a trillion odors. People are sometimes taught that because humans developed such a good visual system, we lost a sense of smell as a trade-off, Rutgers University neurobiologist John McGann says. The myth of poor human olfaction is centuries old.

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:17:45 -0400
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