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Hawaii man describes 'powerful and hot' lava bomb snapping his leg in half

As the nation was transfixed on the bright red lava spewing from fissures created by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, one island resident told his frightening tale of getting too close to the molten rock -- and nearly losing a leg to a “powerful and hot” lava bomb.<p>The ongoing fountains of lava can be seen …

Kilauea

A Recent Hurricane Shot a Bolt of Antimatter Toward Earth

When you think of an alien world, you might think of a strange, stormy place with an inhospitable environment, frequent lightning strikes, and …

Weather

Twitter Roasts These Worst-Dressed Celebs at 2018 Met Gala

To hell with what the critics and experts have to say; netizens have their own opinions — and they think some of the 2018 Met Gala styles are ugly as …

Miley Cyrus’ Met Gala Dress Dips So Dangerously Low, There Is No End

You have to see it from the front and back.<p>Most stars showed up to the 2018 Met Gala in costume-esque dramatic outfits—except Miley Cyrus. The star, who’s known for her eccentric outfits, walked the red carpet in a rather classic Hollywood dress. She wore a black Stella McCartney gown with a …

20 Utterly Shocking Photos of the Devastating Volcanic Eruption in Hawaii

<b>Update:</b> On May 17, a new eruption occurred at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on the Big Island. The eruption caused a volcanic ash cloud to fill the air, reaching 30,000 feet above sea level, which is higher than Mount Everest, ABC News reports. The US Geological Survey is providing real-time updates and …

People have tried to stop lava from flowing. This is why they failed

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's no way to stop lava.<p>Once fissures open and the hot stuff starts flowing, it's best not to fight nature.<p>"The flows cannot be stopped, but people have tried in the past," said Benjamin Andrews, director of the Global Volcanism Program at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural …

Geology

Canada's Newest Snow-Clearing Method Makes Streets Look Like a Bloodbath

But at least it's eco-friendly!<p>In the Great White North, snowstorms are a matter of life and death. Or, at least, that’s what it looks like these …

University of Illinois

Stunning image taken by Hubble Space Telescope captures collision of 2 galaxies

Galaxy mergers are a violent kind of galaxy interaction, and occur when two or more galaxies collide.<p>An amazing new image of the galaxy NGC 5256 has …

A Total Eclipse Will Sweep The U.S. In August, And People Are Going Nuts For It

On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across America. The last time the contiguous United States saw a total eclipse was 1979, and it will be the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 99 years, reports The Associated Press.<p>A partial eclipse will be visible throughout the United …

South Carolina

Philippines bombing campaign mounted as government pledges to liberate town from Islamists

The Philippine military blasted a fresh round of airstrikes into Marawi on Friday, pledging to liberate the besieged southern city from Islamist terrorists by Monday.<p>Government troops and militants linked to the Islamic State terrorist network have been engaged in a fierce stand-off for two …

Asia

New Jersey police officers accused of beating burn victim

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police officers in Jersey City, New Jersey, are feeling the heat after being captured on video allegedly beating the victim of a fiery car crash.<p>Miguel Feliz was driving home from work on Sunday evening when a vehicle being chased by police crashed into his car and a utility pole, igniting …

Scientists Finally Witnessed a Phenomenon That Einstein Thought "Impossible"

Celestial Warping<p>According to Einstein’s general relativity theory, spacetime bends or gets distorted when it crosses a massive object due to its …

Night sky: space clouds

The period from late May to early August presents an opportunity to see a rare display of noctilucent clouds (NLC’s). These are the highest clouds on Earth, formed in a thin layer 82km up in the mesosphere. At this height tiny ice crystals can reflect sunlight when the Sun is below the horizon as …

Astronomy

Scientists Identify First Ever Supernova by Gravitational Lensing

Scientists at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (Berkley Lab) have just discovered a Type la supernova called iPTF16geu that exploded around four …

How did American Gods pull off its shocking sex scene? With a lot of clever positioning

Worst date ever<p>In the premiere of <i>American Gods</i>, a woman named Bilquis (Yetide Badaki) is out for drinks with a man she met online. They’re an odd couple. She’s young, beautiful, and exquisitely dressed. He’s a frumpy, awkward dad. As the date progresses to the bedroom, something begins to feel a …

A Cosmic Burst Repeats, Deepen­ing a Mystery

After a surprise discovery, astrophysicists are racing to understand superenergetic flashes of radio waves that sometimes beep out from distant …

Space-scraper: this high-rise hangs from an asteroid, suspended in Earth's atmosphere

New York-based Clouds Architecture Office has a history of developing complex and imaginative buildings. But it might have just surpassed itself with …

Stars Born Inside Violent Black Hole Jets Spotted for the 1st Time

Infant stars have been discovered inside raging streams of material spewed into space by a monstrous black hole, according to a new study.<p>The rather …

More Than Stars: The Milky Way's Dust Mapped In 3D For The First Time Ever

It’s easy to look at the night sky and find that it’s full of stars.<p>Moreover, the stars cluster together in a great plane spanning the sky, making up our galaxy: the Milky Way.<p>But the Milky Way is more than just stars, it’s also full of gas, plasma, and — most importantly — light-blocking dust.<p>This …

Universe

New Up-Close Image of Jupiter Is So Hypnotic It Hurts

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has consistently been coming through with the best close-up images of Jupiter we’ve ever seen. But a newly released, …

No one knows what to do with the International Space Station

Congress has only approved funding through 2024. What happens then?<p>In 2024 the clock will run out on the International Space Station. Maybe. That’s the arbitrary deadline that Congress imposed back in 2014, at which point they'll have to decide whether or not to keep funding the ISS. And yeah, …

New Hubble image showcases galactic hybrid UGC 12591

March 3 (UPI) -- Hubble released a new image this week showcasing the galaxy UGC 12591. The galaxy is noted for its massive size and unusual …

One of Vizio’s best sound bars is on sale again on Amazon

If you want a sound bar system that looks great and offers killer surround sound, you have two options. First, you can spend a bunch of money on a …

Tech Trends

A rare sighting of the Milky Way

Due to increased amounts of light pollution, Iceland is one of the few countries left in Europe where it can still easily be seen.<p>In the late 1800s, an Icelandic poet and entrepreneur is fabled to have tried to sell the Northern Lights to a group of businessmen from Switzerland.<p>Although Einar …

It now owns five of the world’s six largest solar-module manufacturing firms and the largest wind-turbine manufacturer<p>China is cementing its global dominance of renewable energy and supporting technologies, aggressively investing in them both at home and around the globe, leaving countries …

Renewable Energy

Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Polluting Scott Pruitt

Trump's EPA Pick Fought Mercury Protections, Did Oil Industry's Bidding, Denies Scientific Consensus on Climate<p>The core, fundamental responsibility …

Scott Pruitt

A University Professor Wants You to Look at Porn for Science

Western University’s Taylor Kohut wants to crowdsource an answer to the eternal question, ‘Is this pornography?’<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Any excuse to look at porn is good.<p>A new app being developed by researchers asks users to look at pornography for the purposes of …

A 1,000-foot-thick ice block about the size of Delaware is snapping off of Antarctica

A slab of ice nearly twice the size of Rhode Island is cracking off of an Antarctic glacier, and one scientist says rapid growth in the giant rift between it and the southern continent means its break-off is inevitable in a few months' time.<p>The giant ice block is part of the Larsen C ice shelf, …