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  • Climate change risks 'devastating tsunamis' causing havoc across globe, experts warn

    August 16, 2018 2:34 PM 121

    Experts warn that climate change could lead to "devastating tsunamis." (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File) (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) A warning has been issued by scientists about "devastating tsunamis" caused by climate change. New research suggests that rising sea levels

  • Texas man reels in 12-foot tiger shark after 'intense fight'

    August 14, 2018 9:15 PM 137

    A Texas man made the catch of a lifetime Saturday after reeling in a 12-foot tiger shark near South Padre Island. Matthew Zuniga, of Harlingen, caught the shark after 1 a.m. on Saturday, roughly two hours after hooking the sea creature. The 31-year-old told Fox News on Tuesday he had a line out for roughly 12 hours before the shark hooked the bait during

  • Ghostly remains of a dead star revealed in infrared light

    August 14, 2018 2:13 PM 123

    The supernova remnant HBH 3 glows with infrared light in this photo from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Infrared light with a wavelength of 3.6 microns is shown in blue, while lower-energy infrared light with a wavelength of 4.5 microns is shown in red. Spitzer captured this image in May 2010, and NASA released it on Aug. 2, 2018. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/IPAC)

  • Supermassive black hole found in tiny galaxy, wowing researchers

    August 14, 2018 1:27 PM 95

    Scientists are stunned by a supermassive black hole that has been found at the center of a tiny galaxy called Fornax UCD3. A supermassive black hole has been found at the center of a tiny galaxy, a rare find. What makes the discovery even more unique is that it has been located in an ultracompact dwarf galaxy, stunning researchers. The findings, published

  • Killer Whale Finally Lets Go of Her Dead Calf After Carrying it For 17 Days

    August 13, 2018 2:18 AM 172

    The Center for Whale Research in Washington state says it watched the orca, known as J35, chase a school of salmon in Haro Strait west of San Juan Island on Saturday afternoon. The whales have been struggling because of a lack of salmon, and J35′s calf died soon after birth on July 24. The mother carried the baby on her head for at least 17 days, in an image

  • NASA's Parker Solar Probe launch scrubbed, rescheduled for Sunday

    August 11, 2018 9:40 AM 108

    NASA's historic Parker Solar Probe is the space agency's first spacecraft to be named after a living individual. The eagerly anticipated launch of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe was scrubbed early Saturday when delays on the launch pad ate away at the spacecraft’s 65-minute window to blast off to the sun. Crowds had gathered at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

  • Colorado woman comes home to mountain lion trapped inside, and a dead house cat

    August 10, 2018 11:20 PM 124

    A Colorado woman came home Thursday night to find that a mountain lion had entered her home and gotten trapped. (Boulder Police Department) A Colorado woman was surprised on Thursday by the discovery that a mountain lion had gotten into her home, becoming trapped and ultimately killing her house cat. Boulder Police said that they were called to a home on Marine

  • WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE: Shark bites Texas beachgoer, who is rushed to hospital

    August 10, 2018 1:45 AM 165

    A Texas man was rushed to the hospital on Thursday after being bitten by a shark. The 42-year-old beachgoer was near Crystal Beach on Bolivar Island when the attack happened. The University of Texas Medical Branch told KHOU a patient was being treated for a shark bite on his thigh, just above his knee. His injury reportedly was not life-threatening

  • Egyptian students design car that runs on air

    August 8, 2018 6:58 PM 127

    CAIRO (Reuters) - A group of Egyptian students has designed a vehicle they say will battle rising energy prices and promote clean energy by running on nothing but air. The undergraduate students, who built the vehicle as part of their graduation project from Helwan University just outside Cairo, are rolling out a prototype one-person vehicle that runs on compressed

  • Mysterious radio signal found in space and astronomers aren't sure where it's coming from

    August 7, 2018 1:27 PM 118

    A mysterious fast radio burst (FRB) that hit Earth late last month has been detected. While this type of activity is by no means common, it is not unusual. The part that's puzzling scientists is not the radio burst itself, but the fact that its frequency is nearly 200 megahertz lower than any other radio burst ever detected. The signal was spotted by a telescope