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Astronomers Just Found They've Been Completely Wrong About These Giant Sun Tornadoes

Whoops.<p>Scientists have discovered that the massive bursts of solar activity we call 'solar tornadoes' are not at all like the twisters we get here on …

Universe

Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does.<p>California is the land of beaches, mountains, and all the legal marijuana you can stomach. It’s also, inconveniently, a dangerous minefield riddled with nasty fault lines that …

Natural Gas

5 Psychological Principles for Maintaining a Happy Marriage

It all comes down to prioritizing the positive.<p>By<p>Apr 05 2018, 7:21 PM<p>Marriage takes work. We know this, you know this, everyone knows this. But what …

Happiness

10 brain games to play with your dog

These popular kids' games are also perfect learning tools to keep your dog's mind active.<p>Everyone loves a good game of fetch with their dog. It's …

Board Games

What to Know About the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

At least 59 people were killed and 527 were injured after a man opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday in what appears to be …

Las Vegas

Las Vegas shooting: what we know so far

More than 50 people are dead and hundreds more were injured as a result of the shooting.<p>A shooter opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a three-day country music event, in Las Vegas on Sunday night, reportedly killing more than 50 people and leading to hundreds more injuries, according to …

Las Vegas

Las Vegas shooting: At least 59 dead at Mandalay Bay Hotel

<b>At least 59 people have been killed and another 527 injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.</b><p>A gunman, named as 64-year-old Nevada resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival attended by 22,000.<p>He killed himself as …

Las Vegas

Photographer captures scenes of mass shooting at country music festival near Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

David Becker, a photojournalist who was covering the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas for Getty Images, braved machine gun fire …

With gunman dead, Las Vegas police make urgent appeal for suspect's companion and 2 vehicles

The shooter who opened fire Sunday night at a country music concert is dead and he was the lone gunman, Las Vegas authorities said.<p>Authorities said shooter, who was not named but was identified as a local resident, fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and resort on the Las Vegas …

As Texas Still Recovers From Harvey, New Powerful Hurricane Could Hit US With 'Catastrophic' Results

As if the massive devastation Hurricane Harvey left in its wake wasn't enough, it appears that another hurricane could be heading for the …

Rainfall

Stunning Videos Capture The Raw Fury Of Hurricane Irma From Space

Hurricane Irma was upgraded to a Category 5 hurricane on Tuesday with winds of up to 185 mph, some of the strongest winds ever seen in an Atlantic storm.<p>Satellite footage shared by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the raw power of the storm as it barrels toward the …

Rainfall

Were these Neanderthals the last refugees of an invasion of modern humans?

It makes for a tragic story: one of the last surviving populations of Neanderthals huddled in a cave some 32,000 years ago as modern humans invaded …

Anthropology

9 plants that are perfect for the bedroom

Plants provide freshness in every room of the house but they are particularly effective and refreshing, when placed in the bedroom. They bring a …

Plants

Everything you need to know about seeds: Where to collect seeds and how to harvest and store them

Discover the delights of saving seed from your garden to sow for a brilliant display next year<p><b>• Find out how to gather and plant seeds, including</b> …

So You Want To Fill Your House With Weird Plants

Freaky foliage to spruce up your home, and accessories to keep it looking lush.<p>Maybe it’s turning 30, or maybe I’m just dreaming of a greener …

A Guide to Indoor Gardening, Reviewed

(Image credit: Leonie Freeman)<p><i>Living With Plants</i> is one of those books I wish I had read before I went out and bought a ton of plants years ago. The …

Tutorials

Fall Color for Your Garden

Gardening for gorgeous fall color<p>Homeowners Jim and Jamie deYong chose to mimic the golden hills surrounding their San Luis Obispo home with sunny …

San Luis Obispo

Scented tattoos smelling of herbs and flowers are a real thing

Body art fans have elevated traditional tattoos to the next level by creating designs that look and smell like herbs and flowers.<p>If you came of age …

Add a touch of the exotic to your garden

Fancy a taste of the tropics at home? Walk around the new exotic garden at RHS Garden Wisley, the horticultural charity’s flagship site, and you’ll …

News (Ireland)

Try these two plants in your garden to attract more pollinators

I've received a lot of questions from readers lately about a lack of pollinators in their gardens. Folks not only miss seeing them, but vegetable …

Gardening

7 ways cities are transforming urban rooftops

With street-level space at a premium, urban rooftops are underused spaces ripe with potential<p>Over the past few years, a sweeping construction boom has rendered U.S. cities ever denser, but there’s one type of urban space that’s still an untapped resource: rooftops.<p>Sure, every city lover can name a …

Green Roofs

Slugs and weeds: how to win the battle without using chemicals

Do gardeners really need to use chemicals? Pesticides, herbicides and fungicides come at a price - not just for our pocket but in terms of how they affect the environment. Many pollinators, including honeybees, are now endangered because of the use of a group of chemicals called neonicotinoids.<p>All …

Gardening

When Is Tropical Storm Jose And Where Is It Going To Hit?

Just as the United States braces for potential damage caused by the impending Hurricane Irma, yet another tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic …

Oregon wildfire closes I-84, jumps river into Washington

TROUTDALE, Ore. — Miles of Interstate 84 east of Portland remain closed Wednesday as crews battle the growing Eagle Creek wildfire that has forced communities to evacuate and sparked blazes across the Columbia River in Washington state.<p>Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate because of the …

Oregon

Scary clowns have nothing on cruel everyday reality in Stephen King's 'It'

You don't have to wait long for the scares to arrive in <i>It</i>. The newest adaptation of Stephen King's novel serves up its frights early and often, …

Horror

It review: Stephen King's evil clown tale is no laughing matter

<b>Dir: Andres Muschietti; Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Wyatt Oleff. 15 cert, 135 mins.</b><p>Of all the grimly iconic images Stephen King can be credited with thinking up – those slaughtered sisters in The …

Evidence Shows Natural Selection Is Working Right Now to Cull Bad Genes in Humans

Yep, we're definitely still evolving.<p>Genes associated with Alzheimer's disease and heavy smoking are broadly less prevalent in people with longer …

Evolution

A Strange Fossil Just Changed What We Know About Animals Evolving to Walk on Land

Is this our fishy ancestor or not?<p>There's something to be learned from every fossil, but now and then, a fossil is found that doesn't quite seem to …

Those 3% of scientific papers that deny climate change? A review found them all flawed

It’s often said that of all the published scientific research on climate change, 97% of the papers conclude that global warming is real, problematic for the planet, and has been exacerbated by human activity.<p>But what about those 3% of papers that reach contrary conclusions? Some skeptics have …

Climate Change