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Japan's experimental mission to clean up space junk ends in failure

An experimental effort to remove five decades worth of space junk orbiting Earth has met with failure due to technical problems. A Japanese team …

Massive Amounts of Melting Carbon Have Been Found Under The Western US

We still have no idea how much carbon Earth is holding onto.<p>Scientists have used the world's largest array of seismic sensors to map what lies deep …

NASA defies Trump's doubts on climate science. Identifies new path for Greenland meltwater to Ocean

New NASA research has found that cracks on the surface of the Helheim Glacier in SE Greenland allows meltwater to drain directly to the ocean. This …

World Whale Day 2017: An Update On Mass Strandings

<b>In recognition of world whale day tomorrow this article covers one of the stranger and sadder phenomenon in the cetacean world.</b><p>Last Thursday, …

People are ripping the Trump administration for withdrawing Obama-era guidance on transgender protections

A directive given by President Barack Obama last year granted transgender students the choice to use public-school restrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity. Without the directive, it will be up to states and school districts to decide whether to grant those protections to …

Majority of Americans trust the media more than Trump: poll

When it boils down to matters of trust, a majority of Americans say they trust the media more than President Trump, according to a new poll.<p>The Quinnipiac University poll, released on Wednesday, asked participants if the media or Trump "tell you the truth about important issues." The survey said …

Donald Trump

Federal Authorities Investigate Bomb Threats Targeting Jewish Centers

Federal authorities were investigating a wave of bomb threats at 10 Jewish community centers across the country on Monday, the FBI said.<p>In a statement, the bureau said it was helping investigate the threats as possible civil rights violations. The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division was also …

Rights & Freedoms

Battle Against ISIS In Mosul: Iraqi Forces Advance on Airport

Iraqi forces continued their advance into the ISIS-held western area of the country’s second-largest city on Tuesday, closing in on Mosul's strategic airport.<p>Troops continued clearing the hills around Abu Saif and successfully cleared two villages southwest of Mosul, according to a statement from …

Middle East

If Oroville Dam failed, residents likely would not be advised in time

Communities immediately downstream of California's Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself — rather than its spillways — were to abruptly fail, the state water agency that operates the nation's tallest dam repeatedly advised …

Pence tries to reassure European leaders shaken by Trump

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday vowed to stand with the European Union and the NATO military alliance, but was met with some …

China's Global Times: Hawkish by Decree or Reflecting Readers?

BEIJING — There's no question that China's hawkish Global Times newspaper has been harsh in its assessment of America's new president.<p>The state-run tabloid has called President Donald Trump "reckless," "unfit to lead a superpower," and "as ignorant as a child" regarding foreign policy.<p>One recent …

Bears in Italy emerge from hibernation earlier than usual as mountains hit by warm temperatures

Bears in Italy are emerging from hibernation early as a result of unseasonably mild winter temperatures, in an alarming sign of the effects of global warming on Europe’s wildlife.<p>Italy’s population of brown bears is small and closely monitored, which is why environmentalists know that a big adult …

Jaime Lannister Doesn't Want Us To Look Back And Realize We're 'F**ked'

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau says climate change is coming, er, already here.<p>Winter is coming ... for now.<p>The effects of climate change may not be visible on “Game of Thrones” Season 7, where Westeros faces a long cold spell and icy White Walkers seem poised to move south. But actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau …

Trump’s allies have some of the worst environmental voting records in Congress

The League of Conservation Voters’ 2016 Scorecard is not kind to Trump appointees and supporters.<p>President Donald Trump, according to Donald Trump, …

The Paris Agreement is bigger than Trump ... isn't it?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bye-bye, dirty fossil fuels.<p>The clean-energy era is here.<p>That's the promise of the Paris Agreement on climate change, which 132 countries, including the United States, have ratified or accepted, pledging to make the air less deadly and to prevent the most catastrophic consequences of global …

Seawater Could Provide an 'Endless' Source of Uranium for Nuclear Plants

Stanford researchers have developed a new method of extracting trace amounts of uranium from seawater instead of mining.<p>You might be surprised to …