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- East China battens down as Typhoon In-Fa approaches
Typhoon In-Fa lashed eastern China with high winds and heavy rain on Sunday as other parts of the country were still cleaning up following historic flooding.
- India: on the frontline of climate change
Swathes of India are battling deadly floods and landslides after heavy monsoon rains, just the latest example of how the vast country is on the frontline of climate change.
- Greece's first underwater museum opens ancient world to dive tourists
Emerging from the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, Hans-Juergen Fercher has just returned from his fourth dive to where mounds of 2,500-year-old wine pots mark the site of an ancient …
- Coffee froths to new highs as Brazil frost hits crops
Coffee prices surged this week to multi-year peaks, extending stellar gains this year after frost damaged crops in the world's biggest producer Brazil.
- Nobel prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg dies at 88
Physicist Steven Weinberg, who won the Nobel prize in 1979 with two other scientists for their separate contributions unlocking mysteries of tiny particles and their electromagnetic interaction, has d …
- Unvaccinated snow leopard at San Diego Zoo catches COVID-19
An unvaccinated snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has contracted COVID-19.
- India monsoon death toll climbs to 124 as rescuers search for missing
The death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in India climbed to 124 Sunday, officials said, with rescuers searching for dozens more missing.
- India rescuers hunt for survivors as monsoon toll hits 115
Rescuers in India waded through knee-deep mud and debris Saturday in a grim search for survivors as the death toll from heavy monsoon rains climbed to 115, with nearly 150,000 others evacuated.
- Monsoon rains flood Philippine villages, thousands evacuate
Thousands of residents fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Saturday after days of torrential monsoon rains, which left at least one villager de …
- Surfing science: Dependent on weather, defined by the ocean
Olympic surfing's debut is making clear that these wave riders are unsung masters of science—in climatology, meteorology and oceanography to be exact.
- Image: Hubble views a faraway galaxy through a cosmic lens
The center of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is framed by the tell-tale arcs that result from strong gravitational lensing, a striking astronomical phenomenon which can warp, magn …
- Artificial intelligence helps improve NASA's eyes on the Sun
A group of researchers is using artificial intelligence techniques to calibrate some of NASA's images of the Sun, helping improve the data that scientists use for solar research. The new techniqu …
- Baby orca dies in New Zealand after fruitless search for mother
Toa, the baby orca who captured hearts after he was found stranded in New Zealand waters, has lost his fight for survival, conservationists confirmed Saturday.
- 6.7-magnitude quake hits Philippines: USGS
A strong earthquake shook the Philippines on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, but it was deep, and local authorities said they did not expect damage.
- NASA selects SpaceX for mission to Jupiter moon Europa
NASA on Friday said it had selected SpaceX to launch a planned voyage to Jupiter's icy moon Europa, a huge win for Elon Musk's company as it sets its sights deeper into the solar system.
- New technology propels efforts to fight Western wildfires
As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become smarter in how they prepare.
- Red tide uptick spurs respiratory warning at Florida beaches
People may experience respiratory problems because of a persistent bloom of toxic red tide off Florida's Gulf Coast, the National Weather Service said Friday.
- Making negative opinions agreeable: Study finds social sharing happens in terms of support
People post 500 million tweets and 4 billion pieces of content on Facebook a day. What makes them do it?
- Studies examine different understandings, varieties of diversity
Attitudes toward diversity vary, and its meaning can often be difficult to find consensus about in an increasingly diverse but politically polarized nation such as the United States.
- Sharks, lies, and videotape: Scientists document many problems with Shark Week, marine biology's biggest stage
Shark Week is many things. First and foremost, it's a week of shark-themed documentary programming on the Discovery Channel. Now in its 33rd year, it's the longest-running cable event in his …
- Dalian Coherent Light Source reveals strong isotope effects in photodissociation of water isotopologue
Recently, a research group led by Prof. Yuan Kaijun and Prof. Yang Xueming from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed strong isotope effects in ph …
- How racial bias can limit Internet access for people of color
Coffee shops and casual restaurants are an important part of American life. Even beyond the food and drinks they sell, they offer us a place to use the restroom or rest our feet while we're out a …
- Mexico to bury archaeological find because of virus costs
The costs of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have forced Mexican archaeologists to re-bury a unusual find that combined colonial and pre-Hispanic features.
- New 'atlas' charts how antibodies attack spike protein variants
As the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 continues to evolve, immunologists and infectious diseases experts are eager to know whether new variants are resistant to the human antibodies that recogn …
- Cascaded metasurfaces for dynamic control of THz wavefronts
Electromagnetic (EM) waves in the terahertz (THz) regime contribute to important applications in communications, security imaging, and bio- and chemical sensing. Such wide applicability has resulted i …
- 60% of young people in U.K. say opportunities to learn job skills worsened by pandemic
Sixty percent of students in school, college or university felt their opportunities to learn job skills worsened due to the pandemic, according to a new study led by UCL researchers. The percentage re …
- Research: Community policing that encourages building relationships may reduce police violence
Community policing that encourages relationships with local citizens may reduce police violence, while proactive policing strategies are associated with higher police violence, according to new Rutger …
- New measure of tropical forest vulnerability to help avoid 'tipping point'
Humid tropical forests, vital in global efforts to limit rising temperatures, are under threat as a result of changes in land use and climate. Now, researchers reporting in the journal One Earth on Ju …
- The science of underwater swimming: How staying submerged gives Olympians the winning edge
To win swimming gold in Tokyo, swimmers not only have to generate incredible power with their arms and legs to propel themselves through the water; they also have to overcome the relentless pull of th …
- 'Cyborg soil' reveals the secret microbial metropolis beneath our feet
Dig a teaspoon into your nearest clump of soil, and what you'll emerge with will contain more microorganisms than there are people on Earth. We know this from lab studies that analyze samples of …