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Hurricane Florence charges toward Carolinas with ‘potential for unbelievable damage’

By Jason Samenow<p>Jason Samenow<p>Editor and writer covering weather and climate<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Follow Thursday’s updates here:</i> Hurricane Florence set to unleash punishing wind and rain in the Carolinas<p>Decreasing in strength but expanding in size, Category 2 Hurricane Florence is within 36 hours of …

North Carolina

Tuesday briefing: More than 20 dead as wildfires flank Athens

Frantic battle against blazes near Greek capital … secret papers reveal Thatcher’s ‘subversive’ blacklist … and worst motorway services named<p>Hello, I’m Warren Murray and here is the news that matters this morning.

Wildfires

Hawaii goes on RED ALERT for 'major eruption' of Kilauea volcano as huge ash plume billows 12,000 FEET into the sky with the USGS warning of an 'explosive and imminent' event sparking preparations for mass evacuations

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could have a major devastating eruption at 'any time', the US Geographical Survey has said.<p>The volcano has been erupting for …

Varsity Cup plays numbers game with law experiment

The Varsity Cup’s latest law change has been heavily criticised, writes <b>MARIETTE ADAMS</b>.<p>In early-December, Varsity Rugby announced that Varsity Cup and …

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Sermonette: Does the Bible endorse Jerusalem as the Church of God headquarters now?

Part of the original Church of God building in Jerusalem COGwriter The Continuing Church of God is pleased to announce this sermonette from its …

Shutterbug & Canon Team Up to Create New Photo Website with Tips from Pro Photographers

Want to learn how to take better photos? Shutterbug has teamed up with Canon to create a comprehensive new educational website featuring photography …

Cameras

The Best Science Photos of 2017

1 of 97<p>Science is stunning<p>The year was full of exciting, jaw-dropping photos related to science. From adorable animals — like a 4-month-old gorilla …

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

Spectacular Highlights of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

With less than one month left to enter the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, the coordinators—World Photography Organisation—have recently released a selection of the impressive entries so far. Submissions come from photographers all over the world—of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. …

Groom films terrifying moment new wife is attacked by shark on their honeymoon

A groom filmed the terrifying moment his bride was attacked by a shark while the couple were on honeymoon in the Caribbean.<p>The footage shows Sarah …

Why China's Freezing

China is suffering from a frigid winter, but it can't blame Mother Nature alone. Late last week, following a widespread uproar, officials reversed a policy banning some provinces from using coal for heat -- which had the inadvertent but predictable effect of leaving large swathes of the country …

How The Food Industry Uses Cavitation, The Ocean's Most Powerful Punch

Throughout history, being on the receiving end of anything involving cavitation, a miniscule underwater implosion, has been bad news. Millions of years before humans discovered cavitation — and promptly began avoiding it, given its tendency to chew up machinery — the phenomenon has provided the …

The 11 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2017

Weird & Wild<p>From cannibalistic chimps to a new species of purple frog, here are our picks for Mother Nature's best gifts of 2017.<p>Nature never ceases to amaze—and so it was in 2017. This year brought us shark-eating alligators, birds feeding goldfish, and a badger that buried a cow—all by itself.<p>So …

Family of elephants salute rescuers for saving their little calf

Determined rescuers successfully saved a baby elephant from an abandoned well in India recently, and its family couldn't be more thankful.<p>According …

Cute Animals

Mysterious signals are probably coming from space every second and no one can explain why

It started in 2001, a brilliant burst of light breached the skies. The event had released as much power as 500 million suns. Just a few milliseconds later, the signal had vanished. Astronomers call these powerful flashes Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs).<p>Since 2001, about 30 have been identified. But, new …

How soon will the 'ice apocalypse' come?

I’ve been gripped by the story of Antarctic ‘ice cliff instability’ ever since Rob DeConto and Dave Pollard published their controversial predictions last year. They suggested disintegration of ice shelves caused by global warming could leave behind coastal ice cliffs so tall they would be …

How the Beach Benefits Your Brain, According to Science

There is something soothing about the sound of ocean waves, the smell of salt water, and the feeling of warm sand beneath your toes. Having grown up near the beach, I always classified my happiness on the beach as no more than nostalgia. Yet, recent studies prove that a beach-type environment can …

The Brain

Aerial Pictures Reveal a Wild Arctic Wonderland

Picture Stories<p>Florian Ledoux wants his photography to tell the story of the region, and help to save it in the process.<p>Wild and bracingly beautiful, the Arctic captured photographer Florian Ledoux’s heart at age ten. “The scale of the landscape and the incredible species that live there draw me to …

Deep in The Ocean, There's a 'Shadow Zone' Where The Water Is 2,000 Years Old

An airless, mysterious abyss.<p>The oldest water in the ocean didn't reach its advanced years by accident.<p>Deep in the North Pacific, a vast stretch of …

Seafloor

Rescuers save six beached sperm whales in Indonesia

<b>(CNN) —</b> A desperate rescue attempt managed to save half of a pod of sperm whales which beached off the coast of Aceh, Indonesia.<p>WWF Indonesia said 10 whales were stranded on Monday, seven of whom were returned to the water thanks to the efforts of the navy and locals.<p>Three whales died on the beach, …

Should we try to fix global warming with fake volcanic eruptions? TBD.

There could be unintended consequences.<p>With heat-trapping carbon emissions on the rise again, researchers are looking for ways to turn down the thermostat while humanity gets itself under control. One potential solution? Try to copy volcanic eruptions. But in addition to adjusting the temperature, …

16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 16,000 scientists from 184 countries have published a second warning to humanity advising that we need to change our wicked ways to help the planet.<p>In 1992, 1,700 independent scientists signed the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity." The letter warned that "human beings and …

Miami Beach

Storm Numa May Become a Rare 'Medicane' in the Mediterranean Sea Late This Week

Weather<p>Storm Numa May Become a Rare 'Medicane' in the Mediterranean Sea Late This Week<p>By Linda Lam<p>November 17 2017 04:00 AM …

Rare, wild alligator snapping turtle found in Illinois — the first in 30 years

The first wild alligator snapping turtle found in Illinois in 30 years might have wandered a creek's depths "like a zombie," the last of its kind in the region.<p>That's according to University of Illinois researchers who reported recently in the <i>Southeastern Naturalist</i> journal on a rare find that …

This Shark From Prehistoric Times Is Back To Freak Us All Out

This creature may have inspired legends of sea serpents.<p>The phrase “they don’t make ’em like they used to” definitely applies to a rare shark found off the southern coast of Portugal.<p>The shark in question is a frilled shark, a species that is considered a “living fossil” because remains of the …

This Incredible Footage Shows CRISPR Editing DNA in Real Time

This has never been seen before.<p>Want to see something that makes scientists gasp? Feast your eyes on this video, showing a direct observation of …

Genetics

Stunning new photos show the faces of animals on the verge of extinction

Photographer Tim Flach is renowned for his photos that show the emotional — or human — side of animals.<p>Flach's images often capture creatures' moods, expressions, and gestures in ways that make us rethink our relationship with the natural world.<p>His newest book, "Endangered", includes text by …

Habitats

Autumn in the UK: Pictures

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