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Update: The solar eclipse is happening today, August 21, 2017. Amid all the hype surrounding next Monday's total solar eclipse, don't forget the one thing your mom probably told you the most growing up: Do not look directly at the sun. There are ways to celebrate - and even catch a glimpse of - the solar eclipse in action, but there are a few things you need to know before you attend your viewing party.
Tesla CEO, leading artificial intelligence experts call on United Nations for ban on use of killer robots
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Later today, all of North America will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface - with up to 14 states shrouded in complete blackout. What's happening? Dubbed the Great American Eclipse, the spectacular moment will see the Sun, the Moon and the Earth become perfectly aligned in a once-in-a-lifetime celestial spectacle seen from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Beginning at 17:05 BST, we Brits will only be able to see the total solar eclipse on our screens. However, although we won't see a perfect alignment in the UK we will be able to see a...
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Marcelino is calling to her, but Cecilia cannot be with him. Luckily she is now in the best place to have her depression treated: the Sorocaba Great Primates Sanctuary. Cecilia came to Sorocaba four months ago from Mendoza in Argentina, after making legal history in a case brought by animal rights' groups.
By Tom Polansek and Karl Plume CHICAGO (Reuters) - With Monsanto Co's latest flagship weed killer, dicamba, banned in Arkansas and under review by U.S. regulators over concerns it can drift in the wind, farmers and weed scientists are also complaining that confusing directions on the label make the product hard to use safely. Dicamba, sold under different brand names by BASF and DuPont , can vaporize under certain conditions and the wind can blow it into nearby crops and other plants. To prevent that from happening, Monsanto created a 4,550-word label with detailed instructions.
With Monsanto Co's latest flagship weed killer, dicamba, banned in Arkansas and under review by U.S. regulators over concerns it can drift in the wind, farmers and weed scientists are also complaining that confusing directions on the label make the product hard to use safely. Dicamba, sold under different brand names by BASF and DuPont, can vaporize under certain conditions and the wind can blow it into nearby crops and other plants. To prevent that from happening, Monsanto created a 4,550-word label with detailed instructions.
Spain appealed for unity after the deadly attacks in Catalonia but tensions between Madrid and Barcelona over the region's separatist drive have endured and have even flared up in the police probe. The regional Catalan government is determined to push ahead with an independence referendum in the wealthy northeastern region on October 1, which Madrid has vowed to stop. The strain in ties has remained palpable in the aftermath of the twin vehicle attacks last week in Barcelona and Cambrils, a seaside resort further down the Catalan coast, that killed a total of 14 people and injured more than 100.
There's not much to this post, and yet it is perhaps the most important thing I have ever written. Here is what I know: there is a dog, somewhere (perhaps the Bay Area, California), and that dog is pushing a shopping cart around in a grocery store. The dog appears to be a German Shepherd, and the grocery store appears to be well-stocked. SEE ALSO: Extremely excited pup just can't wait to catch the bus to doggy school You may be thinking, "So what? It's a fluke, the dog just happened to jump up on the cart." Wrong. Exhibit B: Look, that's it, okay? That's all I have for this one. The dog is pushing a shopping cart. It is one of the best things I have...
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who resigned as President Donald Trump's special adviser on regulations on Friday, did so just hours before The New Yorker magazine published a critical article that detailed his potential conflict of interest and questioned whether he had acted illegally.
Nothing reminds us that we are on a celestial island surrounded by the abyss like watching our planet's energy source turn into a gaping black hole. But don't take my word for it. From occult and pagan lore to American history and yes, Hollywood, solar eclipses have been harbingers of doom, transformation, and revolution since time immemorial. And can't you just ... feel it? SEE ALSO: 20 questions you're too embarrassed to ask about the solar eclipse At a time when the fabric of American reality appears on the verge of collapse, maybe we can take comfort in the ancient beliefs that an eclipse isn't just a phenomenon. It's a sign. Everyone, particularly the...
The Solar Eclipse will be streamed online on Monday.
In 1977, a pair of phonograph records containing recordings of life on Earth were launched aboard the twin Voyager space probes.
Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes. The sinking of the Indianapolis remains the Navy's single worst loss at sea. The expedition crew of Research Vessel Petrel, which is owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, says it located the wreckage of the Indianapolis on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean, more than 18,000 feet (5,500 meters) below the surface, the U.S. Navy said in a news release Saturday.
"Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before!" he tweeted at one point.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A fourth-grade class at a suburban Kansas City school erupted in wonder when they tried on their solar eclipse glasses for the first time and turned toward the sun for an eclipse "practice."
The day we've all been waiting for is almost upon us, the day of the great solar eclipse seen cross the country, but ... what happens if you don't see it? Work, illness, or, worst of all, CLOUDS could prevent you from basking in the glorious shadow cast by the moon passing between earth and the sun, and sharing this historic eclipse with the nation. SEE ALSO: How to watch the total solar eclipse from anywhere on Earth We already know that eclipse FOMO is a thing but what if it comes to pass for YOU? First of all: take a deep breath. There's hope! Because planetary and lunar orbits are so consistent, and thanks to the amount of data that we have, NASA wizards are able to...
This article was originally published on The Conversation. One picks up a discarded newspaper and chuckles derisively as she reads about the latest "alternative facts" peddled by Donald Trump. The others soon chip in with their thoughts on the U.S. president's fondness for conspiracy theories.
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Jeremy Hunt has taken on famous scientist Stephen Hawking, firing off tweets defending himself against the professor's earlier criticism. Mr Hunt has been mocked and questioned by social media users, who said he is "trying to school the world's most famous scientist on numbers and evidence." In tweets Mr Hunt said: "Stephen Hawking is brilliant physicist but wrong on lack of evidence 4 weekend effect. 2015 Fremantle study most comprehensive ever ... And whatever entrenched opposition, no responsible health sec could ignore it if you want NHS 2 be safest health service in world as I do." Stephen Hawking is brilliant physicist but wrong on lack of evidence 4...
A bizarre-looking dinosaur discovered by a young boy in Chile may be the missing link showing how members of one major dinosaur lineage evolved into a completely new dinosaur group, a new study finds. Researchers in the United Kingdom say the species, dubbed Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, explains how some theropods, mostly meat-eating, bipedal dinosaurs, evolved into the herbivorous, long-necked ornithischians. Previously, it was unclear how the "ornithischian group just suddenly appeared and became this well-adapted herbivorous group," said the study's co-lead researcher, Matthew Baron, a doctoral student of paleontology at the University of Cambridge in England.
Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said. The launch of Japan's third geo-positioning satellite is part of its plan to build a version of the U.S. global positioning system (GPS) to offer location information used for autopiloting and possible national security purposes. "With the success of the third satellite, we have made another step closer for having signals from four satellites in the future," Masaji Matsuyama, minister in charge of space policy, said in a statement.
For the past six months, ABC News' "20/20" traveled the country tracking political violence and following extremists.
Spencer blames Antifa for most of the violence between the groups, while MacAuley refused to condemn that Spencer was punched in the face.
Imagine someone remotely controlling your brain, forcing your body's central processing organ to send messages to your muscles that you didn't authorize. It's an incredibly scary thought, but scientists have managed to accomplish this science fiction nightmare for real, albeit on a much small scale, and they were even able to prompt their test subject to run, freeze in place, or even completely lose control over their limbs. Thankfully, the research will be used for good rather than evil... for now. The effort, led by physics professor Arnd Pralle, PhD, of the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, focused on a technique called "magneto-thermal stimulation." It's...
The sight of torch-wielding, chanting white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, jarred the country over the weekend, a national distress that only deepened when a counter-protester died and 19 others were wounded in a car attack there on Saturday. An alleged white supremacist, James Alex Fields Jr., has been charged in that attack. White supremacy - the view that white people are racially superior - and neo-Nazism are nothing new, of course.
This little star might have survived a supernova explosion, but the blast sent it flying through the Milky Way galaxy.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - An adult Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway near Lake Michigan this summer began its life far downstream and apparently got around a series of electric barriers intended to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes, officials said Friday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years.
It just got souped up by a factor of three.
The particulates found in air pollution may have kept temperatures lower, according to scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
Attention all stargazers and wannabe astronauts alike! It's back-to-school season, and that means it's time to come inside and get that homework…
See the Arctic from a penguin's point of view.
By Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - The top U.S. general restated Washington's "ironclad commitment" to the security of its close Asian ally, Japan, on Friday amid regional tensions over North Korea, telling his counterpart in Tokyo that "an attack on one is an attack on both of us". Fears about North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs have grown in recent weeks. Pyongyang has said it was considering plans to fire missiles over Japan toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, although North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to have delayed the decision.
What makes a supermassive black hole want to eat everything around it? Scientists try to solve mystery at the center of jellyfish-shaped galaxies.
By that time it might be too late.
NASA is preparing to study the total solar eclipse on Monday by chasing the path of totality with jet planes. By doing so, the space agency should be able to capture the clearest ever image of the sun's outer atmosphere-its corona. The corona is like a fiery shell of plasma that surrounds the sun, reaching temperatures of over 1 million degrees Celsius.
WASHINGTON (AP) - While Monday's total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there's a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can't get enough of it.
It's a marketing trope often repeated in viral, feel-good commercials for genetic ancestry tests: If we only knew just how related we all were, even distantly, then prejudice and racism would cease to exist.
South Africa said Friday it would oppose an online auction of rhino horns due to start next week, as outraged conservationists said the sale would undermine the global ban on rhino trade. The three-day auction by South African John Hume, who runs the world's biggest rhino farm, comes after a ban on domestic trade in the country was lifted three months ago. The government said it would fight Hume's court application to be granted sale permits.
Scientists have long wondered how and why magic mushrooms create psilocybin, a psychoactive chemical that causes hallucinations when ingested. Around 200 types of mushrooms produce psilocybin, and they've been used ceremonially for millennia. Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who synthesized LSD, identified psilocybin as the active ingredient in magic mushrooms and determined its structure in 1959.
Clouds move in strange ways on brown dwarfs, the things in space that are halfway between a star and a planet.
Harvard scientists have developed a new type of rubber which, in addition to being as tough as existing rubber, can self-heal in the event that it gets a puncture. Wave goodbye to flat tires!
Fox Firepower: The U.S. Air Force Light Attack Experiment is a groundbreaking event where innovative aircraft undergo a series of trials to determine how they perform in attack roles
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An abortion can be an emotional experience that raises questions about a woman's relationships, past regrets, and future. She might want to confide in someone about these feelings in the following weeks, months, or years. Abortion opponents have taken that complex reality to a disturbing extreme, with the hope of convincing the public and lawmakers that ending a pregnancy puts many women at significant risk for mental health problems like substance abuse, depression, and suicide. SEE ALSO: Why 'Handmaid's Tale' costumes are the most powerful meme of the resistance yet To vividly and persuasively make their case, anti-abortion rights activists often point to...
Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled Thursday to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said. Summer has seen a record number of fires and Portugal's Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa has blamed arsonists and human negligence for most of them.