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Lions Eat Men Suspected of Poaching Rhinos. Some Saw ‘Karma.’

CAPE TOWN — In the cold hours before dawn this week on a South African game reserve, a dog began barking. It was a special breed of Belgian sheepdog, and its job was to listen for poachers.<p>The dog’s handler, trained to guard rhinoceroses, could hear a pride of lions in the distance. He decided it …

rhinos

Birth of a planet captured for first time as gas giant bigger than Jupiter swirls into existence

Even by astronomical standards it is a discovery that is out of this world.<p>Scientists have for the first time witnessed the birth of a planet, a huge gas giant many times the size of Jupiter, swirling into existence 370 light years from Earth.<p>The theory of how gas planets form from a vortex of …

Astronomy

Saturn and the Strawberry Moon Are Teaming up for a Must-see Show Tonight (Video)

As you may already know, the United States will experience the Strawberry Moon on June 27 and 28 — but that's not the only reason to look up at the …

Astronomy

How an asteroid ended the age of the dinosaurs

Prof Paul Barrett, a dinosaur researcher at the Museum, explains what is thought to have happened the day the dinosaurs died.<p>The day the sky fell<p>In …

Natural History Museum

These Abnormally Huge Viruses Create Their Own Genes, Defying Standard Biology

Okay, that's weird.<p>They were first discovered on a beach in Santiago, Chile in 2013. And these gargantuan viruses are a far cry from your garden …

Biology

Trump says Korth Korea ‘no longer’ a nuclear threat as he returns to Washington

President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un agreed Wednesday that their Singapore summit had been a momentous and unqualified success, but they offered somewhat differing versions of what they had accomplished and where they go from here.<p>Trump, in tweets that began as Air Force One made an …

North Korea

Are You Getting 8 Hours of Sleep? That's Still Not Enough, According to a Sleep Expert and PhD

You probably don't know how sleep deprived you are.<p>You already know about the importance of sleep. Neuroscientists have confirmed what Arianna Huffington has been preaching for years: Getting enough sleep is vital to your productivity, health, effectiveness as a leader, and long-term brain …

Penn State

Trump is headed for impeachment if Republicans don't do these things to hold the House

If current generic congressional polling numbers hold, Republicans will lose their majority in the House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 midterm elections – and a Democratic majority in the House will then likely vote to impeach President Trump. Republicans must start doing more <i>now</i> to prevent this …

Donald Trump

This Ghost Town Was Swallowed Up by Nature and Now It's an Eerily Beautiful Hiking Destination

Man and nature are often portrayed at odds with each other: As skyscrapers go up, trees come down. But sometimes the world has different plans. After …

10 of Our Best Chicken Skillet Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

I am not sure which is more tried and true when it comes to weeknight cooking: a trusty skillet dinner or crowd-pleasing chicken. It really doesn't …

Democratic Party Accused of Illegally Funneling Millions of Dollars to Clinton Campaign

Up to 40 state Democratic Party operations may have colluded with the Clinton campaign in the most recent presidential election to attempt an end run …

Neuroscientists Accidentally Discovered a Whole New Role For The Cerebellum

We've only just scratched the surface.<p>One of the best-known regions of the brain, the cerebellum accounts for just 10 percent of the organ's total …

Neuroscience

Tesla might have achieved battery energy density and cost breakthroughs

There was a lot of news that came out of Tesla shareholder meeting this week, but there was one important statement that sort of went under the radar.<p>Elon Musk is generally careful not to use the term “breakthrough” when describing advancements in battery technology but he has used it this week to …

Tesla

The Rich Are Planning to Leave This Wretched Planet

HOUSTON — In an era in which privileged individuals search constantly for the next experience to obsess over and post about on social media, space truly remains the final frontier, a luxury that only the one percent of the one percent can afford. Brad Pitt and Katy Perry are among those who have …

Why are there so many devastating volcanic eruptions right now?

First Hawaii, where the Kilauea volcano has been spewing lava and ash for more than a month. Then Guatemala, where the Volcan del Fuego volcano …

Jupiter's Lightning Is Somehow More and Less Like Earth's Than Scientists Thought

As unearthly as it may be, Jupiter shares a phenomenon with our own planet that you might find very familiar: lightning strikes. And lightning on …

Man bitten by severed rattlesnake head nearly died in Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A man is still recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake, even after the snake had already been beheaded.<p>It happened the weekend of May 27 at a residence near Lake Corpus Christi in Texas.<p>Jennifer Sutcliffe and her husband were doing weekend yard work when she spotted …

Rattlesnakes

Immunotherapy effective against 'untreatable' prostate cancer

A major trial has demonstrated, for the very first time, that the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab is effective in treating advanced prostate cancer …

Cancer

Hurricanes Are Moving Slower—And That's a Huge Problem

When tropical cyclones slow, they drop far more rain, sparking even more devastating floods. Future climate change is expected to slow them still more.<p>Tropical cyclones, including hurricanes and typhoons, are now crawling across the planet at a slower pace than they did decades ago, dragging out …

Weather

How are liver function and cholesterol production linked?

Most cholesterol in the body is made in the liver and is necessary for good health. But some forms of cholesterol can cause several health issues, …

Does Jurassic Park make scientific sense?

<b>In 1993, Steven Spielberg's film Jurassic Park defined dinosaurs for an entire generation.</b><p>It has been credited with inspiring a new era of palaeontology research.<p>But how much science was built into Jurassic Park, and do we now know more about its dinosaurs?<p>As its 25th anniversary approaches, visual …

Jurassic Park

Earthquakes rock Kilauea's summit, lava covers nearly 5,000 acres

<b>(CNN) —</b> Earthquakes are still rattling the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, after a magnitude 5.5 quake rocked the area Sunday, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense officials.<p>Sunday's quake sent an ash plume 8,000 feet into the sky, but did not cause a tsunami threat, according to the …

Geology

5 Social Security misunderstandings that could cost you

The Social Security Trust Fund is expected to run out in 2034, it's possible future retirees will receive less than the retirees of today. Avoid these misconceptions that can cost you real money.<p>About a quarter of all married couples and almost half of all unmarried persons rely on Social Security …

Retirement

This Gorgeous New Glamping Site Is the Best Way to See Mount Rushmore

Our new series, Reasons to Travel Now, highlights the news, events, and openings that have us scoping out plane tickets each day.<p>Each year, 3 million …

Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts in fury

The death toll is up to 65, with hundreds injured, from Sunday’s powerful eruption of Volcan de Fuego in Guatemala.<p>Guatemala’s President Jimmy …

Elon Musk Reveals the Staggering Scale of Tesla's Puerto Rico Solar Projects

Tesla is not standing still.<p>Tesla is bringing power to Puerto Rico. The territory has been working to rebuild its energy infrastructure after a …

This homemade dog food is so good, you'll want to eat it yourself

Just over 11 years ago, as a clueless, yet conscientious, new dog owner, I trotted along to a puppy class with my tiny ­Border terrier, Barney. As we both got to grips with “Sit!”, “Stay!” and “Lie down!”, a tightly wound woman pulled a plastic bag out of the pocket of her quilted jacket, …

Donald Trump Hasn't Started a Trade War; Here's Three Reasons Why

No, we are not in the midst of a trade war. A trade scuffle, surely. But not a war. At least not yet.<p>Yes, President Trump has imposed tariffs on …

Why should states that protect illegal immigrants be rewarded with more political power?

Alabama has filed an unprecedented but little-noticed lawsuit against the U.S. Census Bureau. If the state wins, it could have major political ramifications and restore fundamental fairness in political representation in Congress.<p>Alabama is arguing that by including illegal immigrants in its count …

Looking for Life on a Flat Earth

What a burgeoning movement says about science, solace, and how a theory becomes truth.<p>On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. …