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We only have 3 years left to turn the corner on global warming

The next three years will effectively decide the fate of our planet’s climate. This is the stark message of a new commentary in the journal <i>Nature</i> by …

Climate

For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic 'Bridge' Between Galaxies

Whoa.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected evidence of a magnetic field that's associated with the vast intergalactic 'bridge' that links our …

Hazel’s brutal murder was all but forgotten. Until she inspired ‘Twin Peaks.’

The tony resort community of Sand Lake in Upstate New York roasted in 90-degree heat for the third straight day on July 7, 1908, when 20-year old Hazel Irene Drew walked along a remote section of Taborton Road. Heavily wooded, this stretch out by Teal’s Pond was popular with squirrel hunters, …

These are the most climate-damaging foods

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Natural Resources Defense Council, an international nonprofit environmental organization founded in 1970, has released a report on food and climate-warming pollution in the US which includes a list of 10 common foods that are considered to be highly climate-damaging, in relation to the …

How the Warming of Our Oceans is Impacting Marine Animals

According to NASA, 2016 was the hottest year on record around the globe, and while climate change has been a concern of environmentalists and …

Climate Change

Chicago’s main jail went on lockdown with more than 200 workers absent on Mother’s Day

For the second year in a row, Chicago’s main jail had to be placed on lockdown after more than 200 of its employees didn’t show up for their Mother’s Day shifts.<p>Eighty-six employees at the Cook County Jail called in sick on Sunday, while another 120 took the day off under the Family Medical Leave …

Astronomers Discover A Fast Radio Burst That's Even Stranger Than Ones Detected Before

A study revealed last week a team of scientists discovered a Fast Radio Burst that is unusual even by the standards used to judge FRBs. This …

Signs of Adaptation to Climate Change

Changing Planet<p>Vibrant Giant Clam. Photo ©Vatuvara Private Islands.<p><i>[Note: this is the second in a series of blogs documenting a new scientific survey of the waters and islands comprising Fiji’s Northern Lau Group]</i><p>Colourful corals cover steep and gentle sloping reefs. Vibrant giant clams sit …

'Body Farm' In Florida Will Help Detectives Understand How Corpses Decompose

About 30 people have already filled out paperwork to donate their bodies to the farm when they die.<p>A "body farm" where researchers can study how corpses decompose will open next week in the Tampa Bay area with the burial of four donated bodies.<p>Officials broke ground Friday on the Adam Kennedy …

Forensics

Stephen Port: Police missed Grindr serial killer because victims were gay, families say in lawsuit

The families of four men murdered by “Grindr killer” Stephen Port are suing the Metropolitan Police for more than £200,000 over claims that police …

Crime

Inside the Online Romance That Led an Abused Girl to Kill Her Mom and Escape Her Life of Lies

<i>Editor’s note: This story was originally published on May 13, 2017.</i><p>In the hours after her mother, Dee Dee, was stabbed to death in June 2015, …

Records show violent history for Ohio nursing home gunman

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Court records show the man authorities say gunned down an Ohio village police chief and two nursing home employees had a …

The Week In Politics: Comey, Russia, Flynn, Secret Tapes?

The week in politics was busy, with the firing of James Comey, testimony of Sally Yates, ongoing investigations of Michael Flynn, and President Trump's suggestion of secret recordings.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Not sure anybody's put a name-gate on the collection of alligations, events and …

As New Jersey’s flooding crisis intensifies, low-income people feel the worst impacts

<i>Coastal communities are enduring growing flood risks from rising seas, with places like Atlantic City, sandwiched between a bay and the ocean, facing</i> …

California woman recorded her own murder, police say

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — It was almost midnight when Daniel Anes, a veteran Cathedral City police officer, got to the house on Heritage Court.<p>No one answered the doorbell, so Anes peeked through the window, looking for signs of trouble. A vase and a flower pot shattered on the floor. Barking dogs ran …

How To Grow Citrus in Containers - Coffee Break Time

For the most part, the areas where home gardeners plant the citrus trees are the same areas where citrus is grown commercially. But if space is …

Track & Fear

The pair had been meeting secretly for sex for nearly three years. The coach says it was consensual. The athlete says he was blackmailing and abusing …

Trump administration buries a government site designed to educate children about global warming

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sidelined a website aimed at teaching schoolchildren about climate change, a public watchdog group …

Trump Administration

Gardening and Lawn Tips: Weed Control Techniques - Quiet Corner

Importance of Weed Control<p>The appeal of toxic herbicides is powerful when you’re faced with a garden rapidly dominated by fast-growing weeds. A …

Boston Doctors Found Dead with Throats Slit and a Message Written in Blood in Their Luxury Home

Two doctors were found dead on Friday night in a luxury penthouse, PEOPLE confirms. Their hands had been tied and their throats cut.<p>The victims — Dr. …

San Diego police kill 15-year-old who pointed a BB gun at officers

The teenager pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers. They yelled for him to drop the weapon, according to a police statement, but, instead, the 15-year-old stepped forward.<p>Just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday, someone called 911 asking police to check on a boy standing in front of …

Crime

Got Asthma? That'll Cost You $4,000 Extra Under the Republican Plan

Diabetes? That's over $5,000.<p>One of the most popular parts of Obamacare is that it guarantees you can't be denied coverage or charged higher premiums simply for having a preexisting medical condition. The philosophy behind this is that people who are already sick might need medical care, and in the …

Health Care

Microfibres in synthetic clothing are one of the biggest menaces when washing your clothes, says Lucy Siegle. A mesh laundry bag is the best solution<p>I almost yearn for the days when 80% of a garment’s ecological impact was down to the phosphates and optical brighteners in detergent. Oh, and climate …

Sustainability

Ask Ethan: How Far Is The Edge Of The Universe From The Farthest Galaxy?

When we look out into the Universe, there’s light everywhere we can see, for as far as our telescopes are capable of looking. But at some point, there’s a limit to what we’ll encounter. One limit is set by the cosmic structure that forms in the Universe: we can only see the stars, galaxies, etc., …

As Venezuelans take to the streets, Argentina says calling of constituent assembly ‘poured petrol on the fire’ while Brazil denounces a ‘break with democracy’<p>Venezuela’s former regional allies, Brazil and Argentina, have reacted with dismay to President Nicholás Maduro’s plans to rewrite the …

Venezuela

California campers receive disturbing rape threats from group of outdoorsmen

A tranquil setting to unwind along the water became the scene of a harrowing incident.<p>A local couple thought they had found just what they were looking for in Colfax, Calif., but soon after they unpacked on Easter weekend, their storybook stay at the Bear River Campground felt more like the …

Scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic bags and leaves behind antifreeze

The wax worm, a caterpillar typically used for fishing bait and known for damaging beehives by eating their wax comb, has now been observed munching on a different material: plastic bags.<p>Scientist Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain first …

Biology

List of banned baby names released amid ongoing crackdown on religion that includes law against veils and beards<p>Many couples fret over choosing the perfect name for their newborn, but for Muslims in western China that decision has now become even more fraught: pick the wrong name and your child …

China

10 awesome eco-activities to do this Earth Day

Just in case you’re scratching your head wondering what to do this Earth Day, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite eco-activities that will help …

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Biology