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Late night dust storm hits North India, Met issues weather alert for Tuesday

A high-velocity dust storm hit parts of north India on Monday night with a wind speed of up to 70 kilometres per hour, the Met office said adding the …

Weather

Man burns his £320,000 home to the ground out of spite over divorce from ex-wife

A man has admitted he burned down the house which belonged to him and his ex-wife out of spite over their divorce, a court heard.<p>Paul Duffy appeared …

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.<p>Researchers at Germany's Neumayer Station III say they've picked 3.6 kilograms (8 …

Space

The Dog: A Natural History Book Review — A Portrait of Man's Best Friend

Ironically, the most compelling passages from “The Dog: A Natural History,” by Ádám Miklósi, focus on our best friend’s future rather than his …

Never-Before-Seen Mineral Found Inside a Diamond

Calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is thought to be the fourth most abundant mineral on the planet, but until recently, it had never been observed …

Adopted Kitten Instantly 'Tamed' Her 2 Dog Brothers and Now They'll Do Anything for Her - One Green Planet

When Cleo, a little calico kitten, came to her home as a little colorful ball of fluff, no one expected what an impression she would make on the …

Cute Animals

20 Irresistibly Cute Mixed Breed Dogs

01 of 20<p>Why We Love Mixed Breed Dogs<p>Every dog is unique. Some breeds of dog have traits that are centuries old, which still appeal to people to this …

Life expectancy in Britain has fallen so much that a million years of life could disappear by 2058 – why?

Buried deep in a note towards the end of a recent bulletin published by the British government’s statistical agency was a startling revelation. On …

Polar Bears Really Are Starving Because of Global Warming, Study Shows

New science sheds more light on recent controversy over how much the large carnivores are being impacted by melting sea ice.<p>Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. Shot by Paul Nicklen and Cristina …

Global Warming

Kronos, the Star That Has Devoured 15 Planets

You can tell because it's chock-full of planetary metals.<p>Last year, scientists discovered a binary star system around 320 light years from Earth which they nicknamed Krios and Kronos. These two stars are more chemically different than any other pair known to humanity, so different that at first …

Origin of Life: Quantum Chemistry Solves One of Genetics' Biggest Mysteries Using Amino Acids From Space

For decades, scientists have tried to figure out why the genetic basis for life on Earth involved 20 key amino acids, when just 13 would have been …

Sarcastic Sign Has a Message for Dog Owners Who Don't Pick Up After Their Pets

There’s nothing as disgusting as stepping in dog poop while you're out on a walk. So when we saw this sign designed to make dog owners pick up their …

Pets

Why dog breeds look so different but cats don't

Ever notice how dog breeds look so different from one another?<p>A Maltese weighs about seven pounds, while the English mastiff can weigh up to 240 pounds. It's not just weight, either. Just look at the difference in shape between the dachshund and the German shepherd. Cats, on the other hand, have …

LaGuardia Airport’s therapy dogs are very good boys

Flying out of LaGuardia Airport is ruff but these therapists will perk you right pup.<p>Frustrated fliers can find some stress relief amid Terminal B’s …

Pets

In Cave in Israel, Scientists Find Jawbone Fossil From Oldest Modern Human Out of Africa

Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of a fossilized human jawbone in a collapsed cave in Israel that they said is between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.<p>If confirmed, the find may rewrite the early migration story of our species, pushing back by about 50,000 years the time that Homo …

Anthropology

Lunar trifecta: Rare 'super blue blood moon' will light the sky this week

<b>(CNN) —</b> Set your alarms, space fans -- if you can drag yourself out of bed on Wednesday, you're in for a treat.<p>The pre-dawn hours of January 31 will play host to an incredibly rare celestial convergence -- a "super blue blood moon."<p>To prepare you for the lunar triple whammy, here's your …

Astronomy

Stubborn dogs attempt to stop human disposing of Christmas tree

NO HUMAN, YOU CAN'T CANCEL CHRISTMAS JUST BECAUSE IT'S JANUARY.<p>A video uploaded to the German Shepherd Dog Community Facebook group has gone viral. …

Cute dog refuses to let owner shake hands with newborn puppy

YANTAI<p>Heart-warming footage of an over-protective golden retriever refusing to let its owner shake hands with her puppy has emerged on social …

A Tiny Yellow Bird Sprints Out of the Bedroom to Join His Hungry Dachshund Brothers for Dinner

Upon hearing his two dachshund brothers chowing down on their dinner, a tiny bright yellow bird came sprinting out of the bedroom and immediately lay …

An Excited Little Black Dog in England Hilariously Experiences Snow For the First Time

An adorable working cocker spaniel named Truffles went out in the snow for the very first timein his life and went absolutely mad, hilariously …

National Dog Show 2017: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Top Breeds and More

Forget about Thanksgiving football, the 2017 National Dog Show is here.<p>The show airs Thursday on NBC following the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. This year's show takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia and sanctioned by the American Kennel …

Pets

This rescue dog and rescue turkey are BFFs

It's well known that dogs are a human's best friend. But in the case of Minnow, a rescue dog, she's also a turkey's best friend.<p>Minnow, a 3-year-old …

Ancient clay tablet has revealed locations of 11 ‘lost cities’ from 4,000 years ago

Baked clay tablets from ancient Assyria, dating back as much as 4,000 years, could reveal the locations of 11 ‘lost cities’ in modern-day …

How to have a well-behaved puppy...make sure it sees a man with a moustache within six weeks of birth

The secret of how to make puppies well-behaved has finally been found, and it involves stroking them with a toothbrush and exposing them to men with moustaches.<p>The charity Guide Dogs, which trains 1,300 puppies a year, has created the first programme which is scientifically proven to have a …

Pets

This fictional video about AI-powered weapons makes The Terminator look like a Disney film

If you woke up today feeling like the world wasn’t a very scary place, and for some reason you didn’t want to continue feeling that way, we’ve got the remedy for you. “Slaughterbots” is seven minutes and forty-seven seconds of sheer horror designed to be a fictional warning against a future full of …

A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life

There’s a new place to look for life in the universe.<p>Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red star in our corner of the galaxy. The planet could hold liquid water and conditions favorable for life.<p>The star, Ross 128, is not the closest with a …

Universe

Meet Baron, Australia's Heaviest Dog

As the taxi pulled into our driveway, I felt a sense of emptiness. We’d just been on an amazing holiday to the United Kingdom, but returning to the …

This Nightmare Shark With a Snake Head And 300 Teeth Is Absolutely Horrifying

It was found off the coast of Portugal.<p>Maybe it's time we <i>Homo sapiens</i> reevaluated our relationship with the oceans of the world.<p>It has been a good …

People are seeing Donald Trump’s face in this dog's ear, and you actually have to see it

In your daily dose of weird, people are seeing Donald Trump in the ear of a dog. That’s right.<p>It’s <i>technically</i> a case of pareidolia — seeing familiar …

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