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The 2015 El Niño just crossed into record territory

It's been likened to Godzilla for a reason — the 2015 El Niño event, which can be found amid overheated waters of the central and eastern Pacific …

France Launches More Airstrikes Against Islamic State at Raqqa

Jet fighters hit targets at militant group’s Syrian stronghold in early and late-day raids<p>PARIS—France carried out multiple airstrikes on Tuesday against Islamic State militants in Syria, as the county’s defense minister promised more waves of raids against the extremist group.<p>At roughly 7:30 p.m. …

Middle East

Republican governors and candidates move to keep Muslim migrants out

Nearly two dozen Republican governors moved Monday to close off their states to Syrian migrants as leading GOP presidential candidates outlined positions that would discriminate against Muslims seeking refuge in the United States.<p>The efforts come amid heightened fears among Republicans, and some …

Middle East

Sharm el-Sheikh plane: Security service says terror attack caused Russian aircraft to crash in Sinai

Egyptian authorities said 17 people were being held, and two of them were suspected of helping whoever planted the bomb on the plane at the airport<p>The Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt last month was destroyed by a terrorist bomb, Russia’s top security official confirmed on Tuesday as Egyptian …

Airplanes

This is Mount Everest at 20,000 Feet in Stunning UltraHD

It's like climbing, minus the incredibly perilous journey or oxygen tanks.<p>Not everyone is cut out to climb Mt. Everest. There's a huge number of failed expeditions lined up to tell you that. But you don't have to even buy the plane ticket now, thanks to this crisp view of the Himalayas, courtesy of …

Mountaineering

Google's New Flight Search Tool Helps You Find The Best Price

Google Flights has been revamped this week and it is the fastest flight price search website that I have used so far. Like many other travel websites, Google Flights will show you a range of fares and flight options as you select the destinations and the dates. Fortunately, Google Flights has …

Google Flights

Cumbria’s iron man

The fell runner Joss Naylor was in the process of packing to leave for Spain, where he now spends winter on account of his health. Readers familiar with his name may be surprised to learn that such a great athlete suffers from the blood in his toes coagulating as the days become colder.<p>“The …

Obama sends 1,500 troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama is sending up to 1,500 more soldiers to Iraq to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces to fight ISIS, in a deployment that would almost double the total number of American troops there to 2,900.<p>The White House said in a statement that it will also ask Congress for another $5.6 …

You can now buy a fitness tracker from Withings that’s also a gorgeous $450 wristwatch

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>The most expensive consumer fitness tracker going on sale this year is a fancy wristwatch — not a smartwatch — and it will …

These smart headphones sound better than Beats & let you chat with musicians

Gary Chen, a serial entrepreneur in China’s music industry, never believed digital music content could be a significant revenue source for musicians.<p>But fans who’d buy anything related to stars they like can be a huge revenue stream. So Chen wants to help musicians worldwide bytaking advantage of …

Mount Everest climbing season up in air after avalanche deaths

Just days away from the beginning of the busiest climbing season of the year at Mount Everest, expeditions are unsure whether climbs on the world's highest peak will go ahead.<p>On Friday, 13 people were killed in an avalanche. Three days later, three people are still missing and feared dead after the …

FDA warns of risks to cortisone injections in the spine

The Food & Drug Administration is warning that injections of corticosteroids into the spine's epidural space -- an extremely common treatment for radiating back or neck pain -- in rare cases may result in loss of vision, stroke, paralysis and death.<p>And that's even in the absence of fungal and other …

The question no one wants to ask: What if Flight 370 is never found?

More than a month and a half into the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the murmurs are growing louder.<p>What if the Boeing 777 that disappeared over the southern Indian Ocean is never found?<p>It was a dismissible thought at first. After all, how could a jetliner carrying 239 passengers and crew …

Conflicting Reports on Whether Everest Is Open as Outfitters Pull Out

Nepali government officials visit Base Camp to encourage climbers to stay.<p>Conflicting reports from Mount Everest Base Camp leave the fate of this year's climbing season in doubt, one week after an avalanche killed 16 Sherpas on the world's tallest mountain.<p>Nepal's Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and …

Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya

A camp on the Libyan coastline meant to train terror-hunters has instead become a haven for terrorists and al Qaeda.<p>A key jihadist leader and …

Radioactive Leak At U.S. Waste Dump Was Preventable, Report Says

A February accident at a nuclear waste dump that resulted in the contamination of 21 workers resulted in part from "poor management, ineffective maintenance and a lack of proper training and oversight," a Department of Energy report concludes.<p>NPR's Geoff Brumfiel says the report, released Thursday, …

At 30 Billion Pins, Pinterest Has a Fresh Take on Search -- And It's All About Mobile

Pinterest search is built to be manipulated with swipes rather than typing, and it's based on discovery rather than finding.<p>Pinterest today introduced a new search feature that’s made with mobile phones and tablets in mind. It’s built to be manipulated with swipes rather than typing, and it’s based …

Everest avalanche: Climbers descend amid uncertainty

<b>About half the teams at Everest base camp are descending amid uncertainty over this year's climbing season, after 16 guides were killed in an avalanche.</b><p>A row over local guides' share of revenue from foreign climbers erupted after last week's deadly accident, prompting some to threaten a …

MH370: seabed search could widen

The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday.<p>The autonomous underwater vehicle, Bluefin-21, has so far searched 95% of …

Thermodo turns your smartphone into an instant thermometer

Today’s smartphones offer countless apps to check the weather, find out upcoming forecasts, or even get alerts when it’s about to rain or snow. But no app can tell you exactly what the temperature is right where you stand. That’s why Robocat, the developers of Haze and other smartphone weather …

Associated Press News

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

‘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 …

British army cuts are 'one hell of a risk' after Crimea, says general

Restructuring the army is "one hell of a risk" that will weaken the armed forces, one of Britain's most senior generals has said.<p>General Sir Richard Shirreff said that the "jury is out still" on plans to cut troop numbers in the regular army and substitute them with reservists, saying if the idea …

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 …

Boston bombing suspect may try to blame brother

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers seeking to place most responsibility on the late elder Tsarnaev in death penalty case<p>BOSTON (AP) — Defense lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are looking for ways to show his deceased older brother was mostly responsible for the tragedy — a …

Another Dead End, But Malaysia Airlines Searchers Not Giving Up

The first objects fished out of the Indian Ocean that searchers hoped would give them a clue about the missing Malaysia Airlines jet turned out to be …