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Trump launches military strike against Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.<p>On President Donald Trump's orders, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airbase that was home …

Middle East

World reacts following US strikes against Syrian base

The world reacts after President Donald Trump ordered US warships to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian government airbase. The base was home to warplanes that carried out a chemical attack against civilians earlier in the week, US officials said.

Middle East

Hubble Just Saw a Star Rip Apart The 'Big Brother' of Halley's Comet

Space is brutal.<p>Astronomers have observed something unexpectedly vicious happening in space - for the first time, researchers saw a white dwarf star …

Clarification: Oil Pipeline story

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — In an early version of a Feb. 8 story about the Dakota Access oil pipeline, The Associated Press reported that the Indigenous Environmental Network told protesters to expect violence. The story should have specified that the group was referring to police violence.

Latin America

China is now the biggest producer of solar power

You probably don't think of China as a clean energy champion given its frequent problems with smog and continued dependence on coal power, but you may have to rethink your views after today. The country's National Energy Administration has revealed that its solar power production more than doubled …

Renewable Energy

Resurrection of Keystone and DAPL cements America's climate antagonism

Contrary to all evidence, the new US president will ignore climate change science and proceed with aggressive pro-oil and gas policies<p>If there were any lingering doubts over Donald Trump’s enthusiasm for shoving the US back into the smoggy embrace of fossil fuels, his decision to revive the …

The last time Earth was this hot was 125,000 years ago

Proving once more that climate change is a runaway problem, scientists discovered that the earth is the hottest it’s been in 125,000 years. The last …

Climate Change

10 times Obama fought to preserve the natural world and save the environment

He didn't come into office as a climate crusader, but Obama has made strides in tackling climate change.<p><b>1. Signing the US up to the Paris …

Clean Technology

A Star in a Jar: Fusion Power and Limitless Energy Explained

Fusion energy is an energy source that sounds almost too good to be true: unlimited energy that could be powered by the likes of seawater, with no …

World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That's Cheaper Than Wind

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Renewable Energy

Think You're Enlightened? Try Eating With Your In-Laws

If your worst critic over the holidays isn’t your fitness tracker, it may be your relatives. You may only break bread with those wackos once a …

First US offshore wind farm opens off Rhode Island's coast with GE turbines twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty

The United States' first offshore wind farm has opened off the coast of Rhode Island, ushering in a new era in the country for the industry.<p>GE and Deepwater Wind have partnered to build five massive turbines three miles off Block Island to power about 17,000 homes, a project costing about $300 …

Renewable Energy

Mind-blowing Croatian sunset is serious Instagram goals

The weather gods have decided to throw a party in Zagreb.<p>The Croatian capital is not normally known for beautiful sunsets — those honors usually go …

Donald Trump Clarifies His Plans for Destroying the Environment

A remarkable thing occurred today. It was a Sunday morning, and instead of critiquing last night’s <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, Donald Trump decided to talk …

Donald Trump

Moon and Mars closest December 4

Use the moon to find Mars this evening. Bright Venus is nearby. Then watch day by day, as the gap on our sky’s dome between Mars and Venus …

Did UFOs launch an attack on Turkey; Twitter attempts to censor footage [VIDEO]

A strange sighting, similar to the UFOs reported in Turkey on November 28, took place at Phoenix in Arizona, US, on March 13 1997.<p>In a latest …

The Latest: Tribal chair: Army Corps to close camp access

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local):<p>6:55 p.m.<p>The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close the area where people have been camping for months to protest the Dakota Access oil …

North Dakota

Why Our First Alien Encounter Could Happen Soon

We could discover life on the nearest Earth-like planets within the next ten years.<p>It’s one of the great questions of our age: Are we alone in the universe? A long line of films—from <i>Contact</i> to <i>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</i> to the latest entry, <i>Arrival</i>—have explored whether intelligent life is …

Monty Python

Supermoon: Earth's solitary companion set to reach closest orbit in almost 70 years

On Monday, November 14, the moon will be almost 30,000 kilometers closer to the Earth than it usually is. For astute gazers of the night sky it …

7 lies you've been told about your own body

Conventional wisdom. Common knowledge. Whenever you hear something super interesting preceded by “they say,” don’t blindly believe it. Because when it comes to matters of biology, “they” apparently have no clue.<p>As many as 90 to 95 percent of the tales we tell about our bodies just aren’t true, …

Health

New Books about Mind Control, Mental Rest and Why We Swear

<b>This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society</b><br>by Kathleen McAuliffe<br>Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016 …

Be alert before using these 10 popular Android apps

There are over 1.43 million <b>apps on the Google Play Store</b>, and more than 500 billion downloads. And we already installed some of the <b>popular Android</b> …

The Moon Will Cross in Front of a Bright Star in Tuesday Night's Sky

An astronomical spectacle will grace North American skies Tuesday evening, as the moon is set to cross over the star Aldebaran in what’s known as a …

Look Up — The Moon Is Going To Be Amazing This Weekend

Support the news<p>This weekend, you might want to take a moment to look up at what promises to be a spectacular supermoon.<p>Added bonus: It's also a …

Microsoft Surface Phone May Replace iPhone as Smartphone Superstar: Here's Why

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is reportedly going to launch a new Windows phone on October 26 in New York City. The smartphone, dubbed the …

Mobile Technology

Stranger Things but true: the US Department of Energy does human experiments, searches for The Upside Down

When it became clear that Stranger Things was set to be Netflix's surprise hit of the summer, the US Department of Energy decided to act. The Eighties sci-fi thriller depicted the government agency as a malevolent, secretive force that experimented on children, created monsters and explored …

Quantum Mechanics

Hugh Jackman says Wolverine 3 will be very different in tone

Hugh Jackman has donned Wolverine’s sideburns and claws in eight <i>X-Men</i> movies now, but for his ninth and final appearance as the hairy mutant, expect …

Science Fiction's Scariest Visions of the Future Right Now

Science fiction has always drawn inspiration from real-world fears. Since the news in 2016 is dominated by doom, the year’s scifi movies and TV shows …

Earth Just Narrowly Missed Getting Hit by an Asteroid

The asteroid missed the Earth by less than a quarter of the distance to the Moon.<p>On Saturday, astronomers discovered a new asteroid, just a few hours before it almost hit us.<p>The asteroid is called 2016 QA2, and it missed the Earth by less than a quarter of the distance to the moon. That puts it …

Asteroids