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A physical constant’s value shouldn’t depend on how you measure it | Ars Technica

The Fine Structure Constant may help tell us what's beyond the Standard Model.<p>Measurements in physics are funny things. You'd hope that attempts to …

Physics

New satellite to spot planet-warming industrial methane leaks

Multimillion dollar project will scan and make public methane leaks from oil and gas plants that are a major contributor to global warming<p>Methane leaking from oil and gas facilities around the world – a major contributor to global warming – is set to be spotted from space.<p>The Environmental Defense …

Fossil Fuels

Isolated lakes found beneath Canadian ice sheet

<b>Researchers have found lakes that may shed new light on icy worlds in our Solar System.</b><p>High in the Canadian Arctic, two subglacial bodies of water have been spotted beneath over 500 metres of ice.<p>The water has an estimated maximum temperature of -10.5C, and would need to be very salty to avoid …

Antarctica

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

Pictures of the Week 3.29.18

City Politics

Kansas waterpark operators indicted on criminal charges in child's death

Operators of a Kansas waterslide were so infatuated with building the world's tallest ride that they ignored serious safety issues that led to the decapitation of a 10-year-old boy and at least a dozen injuries to others, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Friday.<p>The indictment charges …

Kansas City

Glastonbury: archaeology is revealing new truths about the origins of British Christianity

New archaeological research on Glastonbury Abbey pushes back the date for the earliest settlement of the site by 200 years – and reopens debate on …

Archaeology

Armed sheriff’s deputy stayed outside Florida school while mass killing took place

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The armed school resource officer assigned to protect students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School took a defensive position outside the school and did not enter the building while the shooter was killing students and teachers inside with an AR-15 assault-style rifle, …

Guns

'Irresponsible, reckless, unjust, and just plain cruel': Democrats blast GOP tax bill after it passes

After the Senate passed Republicans' tax bill in a 51-48 vote along party lines early Wednesday morning, Democratic lawmakers lambasted their GOP colleagues.<p>"When the story of this tax plan is written, congressional Republicans will be remembered for never wavering in their determination to give a …

New Jersey

Person of the Year 2017:TheSilenceBreakers

Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me. They're svelte, glamorous, self-­possessed. They wear dresses we can't afford and live in houses …

Roy Moore

What's the Connection? Al Franken's Accuser Leeann Tweeden and Sean Hannity

- Advertisement -<p>By Rob Kall and Meryl Ann Butler, Managing Editor<p>Here's some added perspective to the Al Franken / Leeann Tweeden narrative. Leeann …

Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

<b>(CNN) —</b> A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota, the pipeline's operator, TransCanada, said.<p>Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning, and officials are investigating the cause of the leak, which occurred about three miles southeast of the …

Environment

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

The Real Promise of the Manafort Indictment

Investigators can serve a more useful purpose by following dirty post-Soviet money than by chasing collusion.<p>The indictment of Paul Manafort will be an enormous source of speculation for weeks and months to come. But Special Counsel Robert Mueller has already achieved something significant, if …

Russia
Extremism
Military
Construction

Israeli jets attack anti-aircraft battery in Syria in retaliatory strike

Israeli military says airstrike on missile launcher followed attack on jets on reconnaissance mission over Lebanon<p>Israeli jets have attacked a Syrian government anti-aircraft missile launcher after it fired on its aircraft patrolling in Lebanese air space on a photographic reconnaissance mission, …

Middle East

Live Updates: Puerto Rican Official Defends Federal Government's Disaster Response

This live post has now closed. Please follow this new story for continuing updates on Hurricane Maria.<p>After President Donald Trump attacked her handling of the disaster response to Hurricane Maria, San Juan's mayor said she would not be "distracted by small comments, by politics, by petty …

Caribbean

12 hours after fall, Penn State frat brother calmly tells 911: 'We have a friend who's unconscious' Video

"He hasn't moved," the caller said.

11 Habits of Remarkably Happy People | Inc.com

Despite how appealing turmoil, negativity, and pessimism can sometimes seem, being happy isn't just better for your emotional well-being--it also makes you more successful than those who are not.<p>Check out these 11 habits very happy people do every single day, and start incorporating them into your …

Happiness
Mosul

Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate-change doc is streaming for free ahead of US election

Before The Flood is now on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc.<p>For a limited time, you can tour the world with Leonardo DiCaprio, free of charge. <i>Before The Flood</i>, an advocacy documentary that grimly examines climate change around the planet, debuted in September at the Toronto International Film …

Social Media