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Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners

DNA from emaciated London Black Death skeletons matches modern plague bacteria and supports airborne theory of spread<p>The 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago may hold the key to the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the …

LA Earthquake Could Be Sign of Bigger Follow-up

There's a 5 percent chance that the 5.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Los Angeles last night was the foreshock to a larger event, seismologists say.<p>…

X Marks the Spot: Powerful Flare Erupts on the Sun

It's fitting that a powerful solar flare created a bright X-shaped pattern in this extreme ultraviolet view of the sun's disk, captured Saturday by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The blast rates as an X-class flare, which puts it in the most serious category of solar flares.<p>Saturday's outburst …

Astronomy

Greenpeace: Climate change increasingly threatens security | Environment

Anyone who thought climate change was something happening far away, to someone else, should think again. According to the world's leading scientists, climate change is an increasing threat to human safety around the world.<p>In a new report to be published in the end of March by the United Nations' …

‘Mystery’ aircraft reportedly spotted flying over Texas raises speculation

It's difficult to determine, but a group of aviation enthusiasts say they caught a glimpse of a mystery aircraft earlier this month flying slowly across the Amarillo, Texas sky.<p>"We looked southwest and there they were," Steve Douglass, a journalist and member of the group, told FoxNews.com. "We …

Wet Weather Triggers Concerns of Another Mudslide

Mudslides

China-Philippines navy spat captured on camera

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1064000/1064897_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524708301_61d9641993cb189ab1e19ba8dc4cb538<p><b>Journalists on board a Philippine ship have witnessed Chinese coast guard vessels trying to block access to a disputed shoal in the South China …

China

MSNBC is in serious trouble

This is the story of MSNBC in a nutshell: It rose to prominence on its criticism of George W. Bush, peaked during Barack Obama's historic 2008 campaign, and, by criticizing Republicans and championing liberal causes, sustained its viewership in the years that followed.<p>Until now.<p>MSNBC suffered …

Obama: Putin 'misreading' U.S.

President Barack Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin still harbors hard feelings over the collapse of the Soviet Union, but he is “misreading” the situation in the world today.<p>“I think he’s been willing to show a deeply held grievance about what he considers to be the loss of the Soviet …

River of drugs runs through Rio Grande Valley

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas -- The load wasn't hard to spot. Officers could see the marijuana bundles peeking out from the back of the SUV. But, as they pulled behind it, the driver turned to follow a school bus dropping off children.<p>"They take advantage of the school traffic. ... They know we won't …

Nigeria braced for potential food crisis as forecasters predict short rainy season

Effects of depleted harvest could be compounded by sectarian unrest in the north and demand from neighbouring Niger<p>Nigeria is facing a possible food supply crisis this farming season, according to traders, as the agricultural sector grapples with a predicted shorter rainy season, sectarian violence …

Friendly fire: Navy seeks 'dummy' training missiles to shoot at pilots

The Navy is considering a novel way to protect its fighter pilots: firing live shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles at them to train them in evasive action and test aircraft missile warning systems.<p>The shoulder-fired missiles in the hands of terrorists, criminal and enemy fighters pose a …

The biggest tsunami recorded was 1,720 feet tall and chances are good it will happen again

Fifty years ago this week, the Great Alaska Earthquake ravaged the Pacific Northwest, killing more than 100 people. Nine-tenths of those weren’t caused by the earthquake, though, but by a series of tsunamis that pummeled the coast, one of which towered 219 feet (66 meters) high.<p>They come taller …

Pacific Ocean

How an American Aid Worker Survived Deadly Taliban Attack in Kabul

Kabul, Afghanistan — “Once I heard Taliban enter the house, I realized I needed to go into hiding,” Scott Arche said as he recalled Friday’s insurgent attack on a charity’s guesthouse in Kabul.<p>And so he spent four hours in a closet hiding from Taliban attackers until a member of an Afghan …

Afghanistan

Earthquake Rattles Yellowstone National Park, No Damage Reported

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Yellowstone National Park in Montana early Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.<p>Peter Cervelli, a spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Yellowstone Volcano Observatory said the quake, which hit at 6:34 a.m. local time, was centered almost in …

Yellowstone National Park

Nepal

April 13, 2012. A child looks on as she observes the Bisket festival at the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Kathmandu.

Nepal