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Humans are probably safe from a catastrophic asteroid strike — for now

If you ever clean out the gutters on your roof, take note: The dirt you’re tossing may have come from outer space. The new book “Cosmic Impact: Understanding the Threat to Earth from Asteroids and Comets,” by Andrew May (Icon Books), gives ...

Humans are probably safe from a catastrophic asteroid strike — for now

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Space agencies are simulating a catastrophic asteroid strike On April 13 2029, an asteroid is due to cruise harmlessly past Earth, about 19,000 miles away from the planet's surface – but what if it w...
13:32, 05/02/2019

Asteroid strike may have forged the oldest rocks ever found on Earth The oldest rocks ever found are over four billion years old and we don’t know how they formed – but a massive asteroid bombardment may be responsible...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Are we ready for the end of the world? NASA conducts drill for potential asteroid strike NASA is conducting a drill this week to see how we'd actually prepare if a giant asteroid was hurtling toward the Earth.     ...
20:00, 04/29/2019

Scientists simulating an asteroid strike last week couldn’t save New York from being obliterated Some of the world’s top scientists and disaster response teams spent a big chunk of last week simulating what might happen if a large asteroid w...
06:48, 05/07/2019

Japan’s asteroid probe is about to attempt its second daring asteroid touchdown Japan is doing some incredible things with its Hayabusa2 asteroid probe. The spacecraft has now spent several months in orbit around the space rock kn...
06:32, 07/11/2019

Watch Japan’s asteroid probe touch down on asteroid Ryugu Japanese space agency JAXA has had an up-close-and-personal relationship with the asteroid known as Ryugu ever since its Hayabusa-2 spacecraft entered...
04:16, 07/30/2019

UAW hourly workers hope for short strike against GM as strike begins Standing in light rain on the first day of the GM strike, UAW workers say they're unified but eager to get a deal brokered.    &#...
16:16, 09/16/2019

British Airways strike: Thousands of angry customers vent fury over cancelled flights due to strike action British Airways has been inundated with messages from angry customers after thousands of passengers received emails overnight to say their flights had...
03:00, 08/25/2019

South Western Railway strike: Thousands of commuters brace for second day of travel chaos as rail strike continues Thousands of commuters are bracing for a second day of travel chaos as South Western Railway (SWR) staff continue a strike over the role of train guar...
08:48, 06/19/2019

Amit Shah Tweets "Another Strike On Pak... ". RJD Says "Strike On Encephalitis" A hundred children have died due to encephalitis in Bihar's Muzaffarpur in the last 16 days. Nearly 300 children have been admitted to the Intensive C...
11:48, 06/17/2019

Yellowstone 'supervolcano' eruption would be catastrophic, NYT op-ed says The eruption of a “supervolcano” underneath Yellowstone National Park, would be like nothing humanity has ever seen, according to an op-ed from The Ne...
21:48, 08/22/2019

Dorian causes 'catastrophic damage' in Bahamas Hurricane Dorian has caused "catastrophic damage" in the Bahamas as the Category 5 storm slowly makes its way across the island chain towards the Unit...
18:00, 09/02/2019

Most Americans see catastrophic weather events worsening “We continue to loot our environment and it causes adverse weather,” said John Mohr, a 57-year-old self-described moderate Republican in Wilmington, N...
00:16, 09/07/2019

PG&E to pay $1 billion to local governments for catastrophic wildfires California utility Pacific Gas and Electric has agreed to pay $1 billion to 14 local governments for igniting several devastating wildfires that destr...
01:48, 06/19/2019

Europe's likely next president may need far-right votes to win. Some see that as a 'catastrophic sign' Germany's Ursula von der Leyen is on the verge of succeeding Jean-Claude Juncker to become the European Commission's first female president on Tuesday...
16:00, 07/15/2019

How to avoid making catastrophic innovation bets Business executives must make big bets to sustain leadership or else risk obsolescence. But there's a right way and a wrong way to take on those risks...
00:00, 06/09/2019

13,000 Houses Damaged In "Catastrophic" Bahamas Hurricane: Red Cross Hurricane Dorian has caused "extensive damage" across the Bahamas, the Red Cross said Monday, warning that as many as 13,000 houses may have been seve...
13:32, 09/02/2019

‘Catastrophic’ healthcare costs put mothers and newborns at risk Pregnant women are putting their lives and their babies at risk because of “catastrophic” and prohibitive healthcare costs before, during and after ch...
22:32, 06/03/2019

Adidas, Nike, PUMA Say New Tariffs On China Would Be 'Catastrophic' Adidas, Nike and PUMA on Tuesday urged US President Donald Trump to prevent the shoe industry from falling victim to the trade war with China, saying ...
10:16, 05/22/2019

One dead, two missing after 'catastrophic' plant explosion in Illinois A "catastrophic explosion" rocked a chemical plant in northern Illinois, sending four people to hospitals and three others unaccounted for and feared ...
17:48, 05/04/2019

Nike and Adidas to Trump: Tariffs on shoes would be 'catastrophic' Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Foot Locker and other sneaker brands and retailers told President Donald Trump on Monday that proposed tariffs on imported...
19:00, 05/21/2019

Nissan Will Axe 10 Percent of Its Products Following a Catastrophic First Half of 2019 Nissan has had a rough go at the whole making and selling cars thing this year, as evidenced by the company’s June financial statement released Tuesda...
03:16, 07/31/2019

Hurricane Dorian strengthens to 'catastrophic' category 5 storm Bahamas residents board up buildings and take to sheltersUS coastal states seem set for high winds and floodingHurricane Dorian beefed up into a “cata...
19:00, 09/01/2019

Hurricane Dorian: Prepare your smartphone for catastrophic conditions If your life is on your smartphone, make sure it is ready for extraordinary circumstances such as Hurricane Dorian, expected to approach Florida. ...
22:32, 09/02/2019

Hurricane Dorian strengthens into ‘catastrophic’ Category 5 storm Hurricane Dorian has strengthened into a Category 5 storm Sunday packing 160 mph winds as it tears through the northern Bahamas and threatens the east...
20:32, 09/01/2019

'Catastrophic' no deal could see imports of food illegal to produce in UK A no deal Brexit would be "catastrophic" and could lead to food being imported that would be illegal to produce in the UK, the head of the National Fa...
14:48, 07/07/2019

South Western Railway strike: passengers complain of 'chronic overcrowding' in trains on day three of strike Commuters are facing a fresh bout of travel chaos as the third day of South Western Railway (SWR) staff's strike over the role of train guards gets un...
10:16, 06/20/2019

The Science Behind Tropical Storm Barry's Potentially Catastrophic Flooding If there is one thing you need to know about Tropical Storm Barry, it is this: The storm bearing down on Louisiana is forecast to be a flooding disast...
00:48, 07/12/2019

'Catastrophic' Hurricane Dorian becomes strongest on record for northwestern Bahamas Millions of residents along the Southeastern U.S. coast are on high alert amid warnings the storm would move northeast after battering the Bahamas, th...
20:00, 09/01/2019

A drastic plan might prevent catastrophic Antarctic ice sheet collapse Pumping huge volumes of ocean water onto the West Antarctic ice sheet may stop it collapsing and causing a dramatic sea level rise that would threaten...
21:16, 07/17/2019

Decaying tanker near Yemeni coast threatens 'catastrophic explosion' An abandoned tanker loaded with oil is threatening a major environmental disaster near the coast of Yemen, the United Nations has said, amid expert wa...
21:32, 07/23/2019

Footage shows catastrophic damage of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas Aerial footage reveals the landscape devastated by Hurricane Dorian after the storm wreaked havoc in the Bahamas. The storm battered the Bahamas for m...
19:48, 09/04/2019

Loss of biodiversity is just as catastrophic as climate change | Robert Watson Nature is being eroded at rates unprecedented in human history but we still have time to stave off mass extinctionsA colleague recently described how ...
15:00, 05/06/2019

New Orleans Faces Catastrophic Flooding Ahead of Possible Tropical Storm Would-be Tropical Storm Barry is still a day or more away from forming, let alone making landfall. But the developing system’s impacts are already bei...
21:32, 07/10/2019

Tornado in Jefferson City, Mo., may have caused ‘catastrophic damage’: reports Jefferson City, the capital city of Missouri, has taken a direct hit from a tornado and suffered possibly “catastrophic” damage, according to reports....
13:48, 05/23/2019

| Osaka narrowly avoids catastrophic Roland Garros shock Japan's Naomi Osaka battled back from a set and a break down to defeat Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova to reach the Roland Garros second round....
23:00, 05/28/2019

| WATCH | 'Catastrophic' Dorian strikes Bahamas with full fury Monster hurricane Dorian made landfall in the northern Bahamas Sunday, lashing the low-lying island chain with devastating 185 mph (290 kph) winds and...
19:32, 09/02/2019

Olive production leads to bird killings on 'catastrophic scale' Hundreds of thousands of legally-protected birds are killed in southern Europe every year after being sucked out of trees and into machines which are ...
20:00, 05/17/2019

Mike Pompeo Is Excited About How Much Money We Can Make From Catastrophic Climate Change Naysayers among us might look at the prospect of catastrophic climate change, and see nothing but doom and gloom: mass extinctions, flooded coastal ci...
18:48, 05/07/2019

‘World’s most dangerous glacier’ could cause catastrophic sea level rise, study warns The Thwaites Glacier has more than 50 times the amount of ice than all the mountain glaciers in the world combined, and eight times as much ice in the...
03:48, 07/10/2019

'World's most dangerous glacier' could cause catastrophic sea level rise, study warns A glacier in West Antarctica, known as "the world's most dangerous," could completely melt away and cause a rapid and "catastrophic" sea-level rise, a...
02:32, 07/10/2019

Dorian strikes Bahamas as catastrophic hurricane, parts of Florida evacuate Hurricane Dorian became the strongest storm in modern records to hit the northwestern Bahamas and is expected to pound the islands with up to two days...
18:00, 09/01/2019

Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds trapped on Ocracoke Island, N.C., after 'catastrophic flooding' "Catastrophic flooding" on Ocracoke Island has left hundreds of people stranded on the North Carolina Outer Banks island in the wake of Hurricane Dori...
19:01, 09/07/2019

Deadly tornadoes, ‘catastrophic’ flooding and extreme heat grip parts of U.S. Deadly Tornadoes, historic flooding and record-breaking heat waves are hitting parts of the central and southern United States, resulting in at least ...
02:32, 05/28/2019

A ‘Catastrophic’ Fire Destroyed This Incredible Bronze Age Settlement a Year After It Was Built A remarkably well-preserved Bronze Age settlement dubbed the ‘British Pompeii’ was destroyed by fire around a year after it was constructed, according...
18:48, 06/12/2019

Health organization calls DHS migrant welfare rule potentially 'catastrophic' The public charge policy, finalized Monday by the Department of Homeland Security, is a new rule that will allow immigration officials to deny green c...
00:48, 08/13/2019

'Catastrophic decisions': Mattis savages Obama for 'failure' in foreign policy Though former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis only mentions his last boss, President Trump, in the opening pages of his new book, the Washington establis...
02:32, 09/04/2019

White House insists Trump Huawei reversal not 'catastrophic mistake' Larry Kudlow defends move on sales ban after China talksRubio and Barasso among Republicans concerned by ployWhite House economic adviser Larry Kudlow...
00:48, 07/01/2019

Hurricane Dorian Updates: ‘Catastrophic’ Storm May Come ‘Dangerously Close’ to Florida Dorian struck the northern Bahamas on Sunday as a Category 5 hurricane, and continued to menace the southeastern coast of the United States from Flori...
08:32, 09/02/2019

‘Catastrophic’ Dorian now strongest hurricane to hit Bahamas region in modern records  BAHAMAS (NBC News) – Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a “catastrophic” Category 5 storm early Sunday as it closed in on the Baha...
21:00, 09/01/2019

Gulf of Mexico’s catastrophic ‘dead zone’ could be historically huge this summer Scientists warn that the “dead zone” wreaking havoc on marine life in the Gulf of Mexico will cover almost 9,000 square miles this summer. “A recent f...
07:16, 06/12/2019

Bosnia’s once-famous rivers now highlight country’s catastrophic garbage problem Neglected during the wars in the 1990s, Bosnia’s waste-management problem has grown over the years, reaching alarming proportions in a region where jo...
13:00, 05/03/2019

‘Catastrophic,’ ‘Cataclysmic’: Trump’s Tariff Threat Has Retailers Sounding Alarm Struggling to compete against online rivals, retailers could be forced to close more stores if tariffs hit Chinese footwear, toys and apparel, analyst...
11:48, 06/16/2019

Brian Eno has an asteroid now Today in In Space, No One Can Hear Your Gentle, Ambient Airport Music News: Brian Eno has an asteroid now. Per Rolling Stone, the Roxy Music member an...
02:48, 06/28/2019

Hurricane Dorian Rips Roofs Off Bahamas Oil Storage Tanks, Causes ‘Catastrophic’ Spillage (Bloomberg) — Hurricane Dorian has left oil seeping into the ground on the island of Grand Bahama after the storm blew the tops off five crude-s...
23:16, 09/06/2019

Bolivia: catastrophic wildfires devastate forest in echo of Brazil's Amazon crisis Bolivia’s president announced he would interrupt his re-election campaign for a week to help coordinate foreign aid effortsAs fires continue to rage i...
08:16, 08/27/2019

West Coast Residents Seriously Underestimate the Threat of a Catastrophic Earthquake, Survey Finds As last week’s major earthquakes in Southern California reminded us, we humans are still at the mercy of the geologically-active planet we live on. Bu...
18:32, 07/12/2019

'Catastrophic' Hurricane Dorian makes landfall on the east of Grand Bahama Island Millions of residents along the Southeastern U.S. coast are on high alert amid warnings the storm would move northeast after battering the Bahamas, th...
11:00, 09/02/2019

‘Catastrophic explosion’ at Illinois silicone plant leaves 1 dead, 2 missing: reports One person is dead, four people are injured and two remain unaccounted for after an explosion at a silicone manufacturing and distribution company in ...
19:48, 05/04/2019

British Airways strike latest: Heathrow Terminal 5 reduced to 'ghost town' by 48-hour pilots' strike British Airways' Terminal 5 Heathrow base was a "ghost town" today as its worst ever pilots' strike grounded all but five of its scheduled 850 flights...
20:48, 09/09/2019

Asteroid Ryugu has no dust on it and we don’t know why The most detailed pictures yet from the asteroid Ryugu show it has no dust, which is very strange. There are at least three competing possible explana...
22:16, 08/22/2019

What If the Asteroid Never Killed the Dinosaurs? An asteroid slammed down and did away with all the dinosaurs, paving the way for such developments as the human race, capitalism, and posting on the i...
20:16, 04/29/2019

Worse than Chernobyl: Parts of Marshall Islands have radiation 'higher' than catastrophic '86 disaster, studies say A series of studies have concluded that the radiation levels in parts of the Marshall Islands, where nuclear weapons were tested more than 60 years ag...
15:48, 07/29/2019

It's Hard to Believe How Close This Asteroid Is Going to Get to Earth While space agencies simulate an asteroid impact this week at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference, there’s a real asteroid they’re monitoring that w...
18:32, 05/01/2019

Astronomers just spotted an asteroid that loves the Sun Thanks to astronomers and their constant search for new bodies moving throughout our solar system, we know about a lot of asteroids. Many of them have...
06:32, 07/11/2019

Massive asteroid with its own moon set to fly by Earth Most space rocks that pass nearby Earth are solo travelers making their way around the sun and slipping past our planet as they do so. Asteroid 1999 K...
17:32, 05/23/2019

NASA needs help deciding where to land on this asteroid NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has already accomplished a lot since arriving at the space rock known as Bennu late last year. The spacecraft successfully e...
20:16, 05/24/2019

Milla Jovovich’s ‘Resident Evil’ stunt double sues producers over ‘catastrophic’ on-set injuries: report A professional stunt performer is bringing a hefty lawsuit against the producers of the latest installment of the “Resident Evil,” series after she sa...
05:32, 09/13/2019

Here are the four spots where NASA’s asteroid probe might land NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently hanging out around the asteroid known as Bennu. It’s been there for months, taking photos and sc...
10:49, 08/14/2019

A sky-scraper-sized asteroid will fly by Earth in September NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies says colossal asteroid 2000 QW7 will zip by Earth in September going 14,361 mph.  ...
21:00, 09/05/2019

Another asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, but astronomers say it’ll miss us If you’ve been wringing your hands and saying your goodbyes in advance of the visit from asteroid 2006 QV89 later this year, you can relax. The ...
22:00, 07/17/2019

We’ve spotted a strange asteroid that’s spinning itself to pieces There’s a new type of asteroid that has a tail like a comet because it’s spinning so fast it’s constantly falling apart and leaving a trail of debris ...
11:00, 05/04/2019

Lawyers are trying to figure out who to sue in the event of an asteroid impact If you or a family member were struck by an asteroid, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the law offices of Jones, Anderson, and Leibovitz to s...
03:16, 05/09/2019

‘God of Chaos’ asteroid to buzz Earth in 2029 A 1,110-foot-wide asteroid named for the Egyptian god of chaos will fly past Earth in 2029 within the distance of some orbiting spacecraft, according ...
00:48, 05/03/2019

Scientists say this massive asteroid definitely won’t destroy Earth… yet If the thought of an asteroid careening toward Earth keeps you up at night you can breathe a little easier today, as scientists have now ruled out a p...
05:32, 08/15/2019

Asteroid Ryugu is so dry we may have to rethink how Earth got water The first results from Japan’s Hayabusa-2 mission show that the asteroid Ryugu is surprisingly dry, which may have implications for how life began on ...
18:32, 04/28/2019

Asteroid collision impact drill set for this week World governments have been concerned for decades about a potential asteroid collision and the chaos it would cause Earth. Now, the actions of what ag...
16:48, 04/29/2019

A huge asteroid hurtling toward Earth will fly by us next month Some astronomers have suggested that Earth is overdue for a large asteroid impact, and that we’re living on borrowed time until we can shore up ...
00:48, 08/22/2019

What If An Asteroid Was About To Hit Earth? Scientists Ponder Question Here's a hypothetical: a telescope detects an asteroid between 100 and 300 meters in diameter racing through our solar system at 14 kilometers per sec...
09:16, 04/30/2019

‘Double asteroid’ snapped zooming by Earth at 43,000 mph A unique “double asteroid” was photographed by a powerful telescope as it whizzed by Earth last month at over 43,000 mph. The asteroid, classified as ...
02:00, 06/05/2019

This Asteroid Orbits So Close to the Sun, Its Year Lasts Just 151 Days Introducing 2019 LF6, an asteroid so close to the Sun that a year lasts only 151 days. Known as an “Atira” asteroid, its orbit falls entirely inside E...
00:16, 07/09/2019

How Did We Miss This Week's Shockingly Close Asteroid Flyby? This week, an asteroid flew by the Earth, coming as close as 44342 miles away. No, you shouldn’t worry about this specific asteroid (anymore, at least...
01:48, 07/27/2019

Americans believe asteroid monitoring more important than Mars trip The poll comes as the White House pushes to get astronauts back on the moon, but only about a quarter of Americans said moon or Mars exploration by as...
00:16, 06/21/2019

Americans prefer asteroid tracking over moon visit Americans prefer a space program focusing on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research into our cosmos and robotic space probes over human explo...
12:00, 06/20/2019

Astronomers spotted a car-size asteroid just hours before impact Astronomers discovered a car-size asteroid hours before it slammed into Earth and burned up in the atmosphere this past weekend, news sources report....
05:48, 06/29/2019

A huge asteroid will squeak by Earth in 2029, and you’ll be able to see it without a telescope Roughly a decade from now, a rather sizable space rock is going to have a very close encounter with Earth — on Friday the 13th, no less. On Apri...
12:00, 05/02/2019

NASA needs your help to bring an asteroid sample back to Earth NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has already accomplished a lot since arriving at the space rock known as Bennu late last year. The spacecraft successf...
22:32, 05/23/2019

Ancient asteroid crater found off the coast of Scotland The spot where an ancient asteroid hit the United Kingdom some 1.2 billion years ago has been tracked to a location under the sea between mainland Sco...
04:16, 06/11/2019

Killer asteroid destroys NYC in NASA’s simulation exercise A massive killer asteroid is headed straight for New York. An exercise set up by “planetary defense” experts is reportedly meant to gauge ...
23:00, 05/06/2019

Japan's Asteroid Probe Hayabusa2 Set for Final Touchdown Japan's Hayabusa2 probe began descending on Wednesday for its final touchdown on a distant asteroid, hoping to collect samples that could shed light o...
19:16, 07/10/2019

For first time, astronomers catch asteroid in the act of changing color Last December, scientists discovered an “active” asteroid within the asteroid belt, sandwiched between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The space rock,...
07:48, 08/30/2019

Japan's Hayabusa2 Probe Makes Second Touchdown on Asteroid Hayabusa2 probe landed successfully Thursday on a distant asteroid for a final touchdown, hoping to collect samples that could shed light on the evolu...
07:16, 07/11/2019

| Japan's asteroid probe Hayabusa2 set for final touchdown Japan's Hayabusa2 probe began descending for its final touchdown on a distant asteroid, hoping to collect samples that could shed light on the evoluti...
11:00, 07/11/2019

A surprisingly large asteroid just sneaked up on Earth, and the Sun is to blame Thanks to powerful telescopes that can detect large objects at extreme distances, we earthlings have a pretty good idea of the space rocks that pose t...
02:16, 07/27/2019

Ancient asteroid crater located off coast of Scotland Space object about a mile wide believed to have crashed into Earth around 1.2bn years agoThe location of an ancient impact crater made by the biggest ...
01:32, 06/10/2019

Football field-sized asteroid could hit Earth this year An enormous asteroid with a diameter wider than a football field has a roughly one in 7,000 chance of hitting the Earth later this year. However, it&#...
00:16, 06/07/2019

Massive double asteroid will cruise by Earth later this week Most space rocks that pass nearby Earth are solo travelers making their way around the Sun and slipping past our planet as they do so. Asteroid 1999 K...
23:00, 05/22/2019

NASA snaps most detailed image yet of asteroid Bennu A US spacecraft has captured its closest and most detailed image yet of the 78 billion kilogram asteroid Bennu which gets closer to Earth every six ye...
23:16, 06/18/2019

Scientists uncover new evidence of the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs Drilling into the seafloor off Mexico, scientists have extracted a unique geologic record of the single worst day in the history of life on Earth, whe...
09:16, 09/10/2019

Nike, Adidas Join Footwear Brands Urging Trump to Drop ‘Catastrophic’ Tariffs on Shoes Made in China Nike Inc., Adidas AG and other footwear giants urged President Donald Trump to reconsider his tariffs on shoes made in China, saying the policy would ...
10:00, 05/21/2019

Falcon has landed: Japan's Hayabusa2 probe touches down on asteroid Unmanned craft – about the size of a large refrigerator – plans to collect ground samples, some 300 million kilometres from EarthA Japanese spacecraft...
11:48, 07/11/2019

Asteroid Bennu is spewing out dust and rocks to create its own moons NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has found that Bennu is an active asteroid and is covered in large rocks that will make grabbing a sample more difficult...
18:32, 04/28/2019

Incredible fossil find may be first victims of dino-killer asteroid A bed of bones from 66 million years ago may reveal what happened in the minutes and hours after an asteroid struck Earth and unleashed a mass extinct...
18:16, 04/28/2019

Japan says space probe landed on asteroid to get soil sample Japan’s space agency says data from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft indicated it successfully landed on an asteroid to get underground samples in hopes of fi...
06:32, 07/11/2019

Japan lands spacecraft on distant asteroid to collect samples Japanese scientists have successfully landed an unmanned spacecraft on the distant asteroid Ryugu for the second time as part of an ongoing mission to...
10:48, 07/11/2019

Asteroid the size of a skyscraper to hurl past Earth: NASA A skyscraper length asteroid will whiz by Earth today. The space rock, Asteroid 2000 QW7, is roughly between 951 and 2,132 feet long according to NASA...
23:32, 09/14/2019

Large asteroid has a tiny chance of hitting Earth in September Space groups like NASA and the ESA track a huge number of near-Earth objects on a daily basis, and many of them have a chance to make life miserable i...
23:48, 06/12/2019

NASA chooses four potential asteroid sample sites for OSIRIS-REx NASA's OSIRIS-REx team has selected four potential sites for the agency's first asteroid sample return mission. The spacecraft started mappi...
11:48, 08/14/2019

Daring maneuver brings NASA’s orbiter closer to an asteroid than ever before NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been orbiting the space rock known as Bennu since the start of the year. It caught up with the asteroid in late...
17:48, 06/17/2019

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe successfully landed on an asteroid, again (updated) Back in February, Japan's second asteroid-exploring spacecraft touched down on the asteroid Ryugu to collect samples that it will bring back to E...
06:16, 07/11/2019

Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2: Second touchdown on asteroid Ryugu Hayabusa 2 has landed on the asteroid and is collecting rocks and dust to take back home to Earth. Landing on a moving object in outer space is not an...
21:32, 07/11/2019

Japan's Hayabusa 2 may finally kick-start the asteroid mining era The turn of the decade saw a huge surge of interest in asteroid mining, but now this would-be industry has flopped. Can a tiny Japanese probe revive i...
18:32, 04/28/2019

Surprise ‘city-killer’ asteroid almost hit Earth — whizzing by at 15 miles a second A “city-killer” asteroid whizzed by Earth on Thursday, startling astronomers who didn’t pick up the rock’s trajectory until days before it passed the ...
05:00, 07/27/2019

1,100ft-wide asteroid on course to pass by earth will be visible to naked eye A massive asteroid will be visible to the naked eye when it passes close to Earth within the same distance as spacecraft that orbit the planet, accord...
16:48, 05/02/2019

NASA's excited about the God of Chaos asteroid heading toward Earth There’s an asteroid out there called 99942 Apophis that’s over 1,000 feet wide, and it’s scheduled to fly by Earth on April 13th, 20...
18:16, 04/30/2019

Nasa captures closest and most-detailed image yet of Bennu asteroid Nasa has captured its closest and most-detailed image yet of Bennu, a 78 billion kilogram asteroid which makes a close approach to Earth every six yea...
20:00, 06/18/2019

Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs caused massive global warming The asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago caused dramatic climate change, which could mean we are underestimating how much the planet will w...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Asteroid size of Empire State Building set to fly by Earth next week A "potentially hazardous" asteroid that is as large as the Empire State Building will zoom past Earth next week on Aug. 10. But it's not anything to w...
00:16, 08/03/2019

NASA monitoring 2,100-foot asteroid on track to ‘skim Earth’ A huge asteroid that’s more than twice as big as the Empire State Building is set to skim past Earth in three weeks. The monster space rock is c...
03:48, 08/21/2019

You can help NASA explore asteroid Bennu by picking a collection site NASA is trying to decide on a sample collection site from the asteroid Bennu and they want to know what features you find worthy of investigation. &#...
22:48, 05/29/2019

Tiny robot finds an asteroid that’s freakishly free of dust Enlarge / Ryugu's rubble-pile surface, taken by MASCOT shortly before it hit and started bouncing. (credit: JAXA) For the last few months, Japan's H...
11:48, 08/23/2019

Don’t miss: Earth from space, asteroid workouts and nature’s giants Watch a new series charting our planet from above, read all about the biggest living things, fend off space rocks for fun, plus more picks for your di...
20:48, 04/28/2019

Surprisingly wet asteroid dust could spark a rethink of Earth's water Samples of space dust from the Hayabusa mission to the asteroid Itokawa are far less dry than we expected, which may prompt a rethink of how Earth got...
20:48, 05/01/2019

Japan found water on an asteroid, and it could reveal secrets about Earth Nothing would excite astronomers more than to discover a planet somewhere out there with obvious signs of life, but it just hasn’t happened yet....
12:00, 05/02/2019

Japan's Asteroid Probe Packs Up and Prepares for Return to Earth Following a pair of successful touchdowns onto the surface of Ryugu, Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe is packing its precious cargo as it prepares to bring sam...
23:48, 08/27/2019

Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria’s Idlib, where 3 million are trapped: top UN officials urge unity in Security Council The UN’s Political and Humanitarian Affairs chiefs on Friday called on the Security Council to unite in support of an immediate de-escalation of fight...
21:32, 05/17/2019

Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs was as strong as 10 billion atomic bombs, study says When a colossal space rock came crashing down 66 million years ago onto what is now the Yucatan Penninsula in Mexico, it triggered widespread changes ...
11:17, 09/13/2019

Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs had power of 10 billion atomic bombs: study An international team of scientists led by the University of Texas at Austin examined hundreds of feet of rocks that filled the Chicxulub impact crate...
23:32, 09/10/2019

Ancient Rock Reveals Shocking First Day After Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impact Scientists say they have spotted evidence of what it was like on the first day after the dinosaur-killing impact event, thanks to an analysis of rock ...
05:00, 09/10/2019

NASA asteroid probe captures closest-ever photo of space rock NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe is giving scientists an even better look at the surface of the space rock known as Bennu now that it’s moved even clo...
21:48, 06/19/2019

Unprecedented Close-Up View of Asteroid Shows Rocks That Look Surprisingly Familiar On October 3, 2018, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft dropped a lander toward the surface of the asteroid Ryugu from 135 feet up. The lander, MASCOT, hit a bou...
03:48, 08/23/2019

Rocks discovered from the day the dinosaurs died 66 million years ago when an asteroid hit the Earth Rocks from the most pivotal moment in Earth's history were discovered offshore of the Yucatan Peninsula, a study says.     &...
04:32, 09/10/2019

NASA head warns: Expect a major asteroid impact in your lifetime NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine thinks it’s time to start taking the threat of an Earth-altering asteroid impact seriously. In a speech today at th...
02:32, 04/30/2019

America's largest asteroid impact left a trail of destruction across the eastern US About 35 million years ago, an asteroid traveling nearly 144,000 mph smashed into the Atlantic Ocean near the modern-day town of Cape Charles, Virgini...
04:32, 08/17/2019

Scientists have found a 'fossil graveyard' linked to the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs An international team of scientists has discovered a fossil graveyard containing what it describes as "extraordinary evidence" that an asteroid that h...
21:48, 04/28/2019

NASA advances lunar crater modeling and asteroid mining projects NASA doesn't just want to return to the moon by 2024, it also wants to establish a "sustained human presence" and to use the moon as a hub for fu...
02:00, 06/12/2019

Astronomers captured an image of a double asteroid as it sped past Earth Astronomers eager to observe bizarre visitors to our neck of the Solar System were in for a real treat late last month as the rare double asteroid 199...
01:16, 06/05/2019

Astronomers spot kilometer-wide asteroid with record-short year Scientists have identified an asteroid with the shortest known orbital period. The newfound space rock, measuring a kilometer wide, circles the sun on...
20:00, 07/09/2019

NASA chooses four potential asteroid sample sites for OSIRIS-REx mission The University of Arizona is helping bring part of an asteroid home for the first time in U.S. history. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft started mapping Ben...
04:32, 08/16/2019

Asteroid Bigger Than Empire State Building to Pass by Earth Next Week A giant asteroid is hurling towards Earth; however, it will safely sail past next week, NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) has said....
18:48, 08/02/2019

Asteroid impact exercise offers practice for NASA, ESA scientists and engineers This week, scientists and engineers from NASA and the European Space Agency, as well as other federal officials and policy makers, are participating i...
09:16, 05/02/2019

NASA’s asteroid probe snapped its closest photo yet of space rock Bennu NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe is giving scientists an even better look at the surface of the space rock known as Bennu now that it’s mo...
11:32, 06/19/2019

Feast your eyes on the Earth-like, rocky debris covering the surface of asteroid Ryugu Japan’s space agency JAXA has had a busy year, but that’s par for the course when you’re controlling an asteroid probe orbiting a di...
07:48, 08/26/2019

NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has selected ...
03:16, 08/13/2019

Japan's Hayabusa2 asteroid probe packs its space-rock bag for return to Earth Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has packed up the capsule that will ferry its precious space-rock cargo back to Earth in preparation to leave the asteroi...
02:48, 08/28/2019

Asteroid nearly the width of a football field has small chance of hitting Earth this year An asteroid called 2006 QV89, which has a diameter slightly smaller than the width of a football field, is set to pass by Earth in September.  &...
23:00, 06/07/2019

NASA will test asteroid defenses by slamming a spacecraft into a space rock in 2022 If Earth were ever to be threatened by a large space rock — and it definitely will at some point in the future — humanity is going to need...
06:00, 05/08/2019

Dramatic Video Shows the Moment Hayabusa2 Made Its Second Touchdown on the Ryugu Asteroid A newly released video from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the critical moment when the Hayabusa2 spacecraft made contact with th...
20:16, 07/31/2019

NASA makes final plans for its 2022 mission to visit an all-metal asteroid In less than a decade, we might finally be able to unravel the mysteries surrounding Psyche, an asteroid that's believed to be composed mostly of...
16:00, 06/12/2019

Asteroid 2006 QQ23: Giant Space Rock to Pass by Earth Today A giant asteroid, known as 2006 QQ23, is moving towards Earth; however, it will sail past our planet today without causing any harm, NASA's Center for...
12:48, 08/10/2019

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Takes Stunning Photo of Asteroid Bennu From Just 0.4 Miles Away NASA’s asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which is currently in position around the tiny, near-Earth asteroid 101955 Bennu, has transmitted its ...
06:32, 06/18/2019

Japan Makes History as Hayabusa2 Attempts to Collect Underground Samples From Asteroid Earlier today, Japan’s Hayabusa2 may have become the first probe in history to collect material from beneath the surface of an asteroid—a mission that...
19:48, 07/11/2019

Large Asteroid Set to Graze Earth Orbit in 2029, Impact Exercise Conducted Apophis asteroid will interestingly pass by Earth on a near-miss Earth trajectory on a Friday the 13th (April 13, 2029), gracing a day considered unlu...
04:00, 05/05/2019

Moon craters reveal surprise rise in asteroid shrapnel pelting Earth Craters on the moon show that it and Earth faced a massive increase in large meteorite strikes about 290 million years ago, which could have endangere...
18:32, 04/28/2019

'Nuclear winter' coming? Nuclear war between US and Russia would cause catastrophic event, study confirms Earlier this month, the U.S. pulled out of a Reagan-era nuclear treaty with Russia after the Trump administration assessed the country was in “materia...
08:16, 08/21/2019

Fighting fire with fire: Prescribed burns can prevent catastrophic destruction Prescribed fires are credited with making forests healthier and stopping or slowing the advance of some wildfire blazes in the U.S West.   ...
00:48, 08/13/2019

'Catastrophic' flooding from Hurricane Dorian on Outer Banks as storm moves out to sea Dorian's winds knocked out power at 215,000 homes and businesses across North Carolina as massive waves threatened buildings along the coast. &#...
05:32, 09/07/2019

'Unprecedented, catastrophic:' Cyclone Kenneth slams into storm-battered Mozambique Cyclone Kenneth slammed into northeastern Mozambique on Thursday, only six weeks after Cyclone Idai ravaged the African nation.    ...
21:16, 04/28/2019

NASA chief warns asteroid threat is real: ‘It’s about protecting the only planet we know to host life' NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is sounding the alarm that an asteroid strike is not something to be taken lightly and is perhaps Earth's biggest t...
17:16, 04/30/2019

Fake asteroid hurtling at New York City triggers terrifying results in NASA simulation In a NASA asteroid simulation of a fictional scenario, New York City was hit with an asteroid packing 1,000 times the destruction of a nuclear bomb. ...
23:32, 05/06/2019

A 'city-killer' asteroid got scarily close to Earth yesterday, and astronomers didn't know about it until it was just days away Vadim Sadovski/Shutterstock Yesterday, a 427-foot-wide asteroid passed within 45,000 miles of Earth. Small asteroids can strike Earth with the force ...
09:48, 07/27/2019

Could Humans Become Immortal by 2045? Immortality has been a dream of human beings since the dawn of time. Mankind´s fascination with cheating death is reflected in scientific records, myt...
11:16, 07/30/2019

Do AVs really drive safer than humans? A patent application details a way to determine the safety-related performance of autonomous vehicles, then benchmarks the performance against that of...
10:00, 06/22/2019

Are parts of India becoming too hot for humans? Intense heat waves have killed more than 100 people in India this summer and are predicted to worsen in coming years, creating a possible humanitarian...
03:48, 07/04/2019

Humans Will Never Colonize Mars The suggestion that humans will soon set up bustling, long-lasting colonies on Mars is something many of us take for granted. What this lofty vision f...
20:16, 07/30/2019

In the event of a killer asteroid, volcanic apocalypse, or nuclear holocaust, mushrooms could save humanity from extinction Vincent Kessler/Reuters In a new book, writer Bryan Walsh describes strategies that might keep people alive after a disaster like an asteroid impact,...
18:48, 09/16/2019

Humans Are the Prey in the First Trailer for The Hunt It’s been several years since Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof wrote something for the big screen. That wait is now over, though, and he’s back with a s...
20:00, 07/13/2019

How walking helped humans take over the planet We are all fitter for a good walk – and we become smarter just by standing up. In fact, says a new book, the act of walking helped humans colonise a w...
15:00, 08/17/2019

Ravens have personality quirks just like humans Humans have very advanced brains — or at least we think that’s the case based on what we know about life from an admittedly small sample size of a sin...
21:16, 05/22/2019

Hanging Out With Humans Makes This Bird Bad at Its Job The weka, a flightless bird in New Zealand, brings plants to new areas by eating their fruit and excreting the seeds. But some choose to stick close t...
20:16, 08/30/2019

Why I believe humans were in Australia much earlier than we thought Newly discovered shells and blackened stones are compelling evidence that humans lived in Australia 60,000 years earlier than we thought, says James B...
18:32, 04/28/2019

How humans are shaping the planet: are we in the anthropocene? We have become a geological power leaving an indelible mark on Earth, but what does that mean for the future of our planet, asks climatologist Mark Ma...
13:32, 05/10/2019

Can we humans save ourselves from self-destruction? | Letters Richard Middleton, Robin Russell-Jones, Judith Wright, Tom Fyans, Richard Aldwinckle, John Nissen, and Mayer Hillman respond to the latest dire warnin...
21:00, 05/07/2019

Humans and AI will work better when they start learning from each other In the age of big data and breathtaking advances of artificial intelligence, social infrastructure promotes digital engagement and active presence. Di...
14:32, 07/05/2019

UN: Humans accelerating extinction of species A new United Nations science report says nature is in trouble and 1 million species of plants and animals are at risk of going extinct. (May 6)  ...
23:32, 05/06/2019

Humans may have reached Europe by 210,000 years ago Enlarge / A view of the Apidima 1 skull from behind (left), above (center), and below (right). The scale bar represents 5 cm. (credit: Harvati et al. ...
19:32, 07/10/2019

Humans are biased when it comes to beauty, study says They may try to downplay it, but the beautiful people have it pretty good: They snag hotter dates, score free food and land higher-paid jobs. Now, beh...
18:16, 05/31/2019

Humans were born to be the ‘fat primates,’ scientists say It’s a discovery so frustrating you might want to hit the couch and down a pint of ice cream. “We’re the fat primates,” says D...
19:32, 06/27/2019

Facebook will use humans to curate its News Tab When Facebook trots out its News Tab, it won't just rely on algorithms to decide what you see. The social network has revealed that a "small tea...
19:16, 08/20/2019

Mercedes F1 Dominance 'Boring,' Says One of Few Humans Able to Do Something About That Recently, Ferrari Formula One driver and four-time champion Sebastian Vettel made a bold claim, sending shockwaves through an unsuspecting community: ...
16:32, 05/02/2019

What astrology tells us about humans | Brief letters Astrology | Quick crossword | Old Folks Boogy | Cafe question | New 50p coins | Edinburgh festival jokesHoroscope writer Marissa Malik is quoted as sa...
00:00, 08/14/2019

AMC cancels sci-fi robot drama 'Humans' Humans, the AMC and UK Channel 4 robot drama often compared to Westworld, has been cancelled after three seasons, said executive producers Sam Vincent...
17:00, 05/21/2019

CBD still not legal in food for humans or animals, FDA says A roomful of natural products professionals and CBD entrepreneurs heard the bad news in Denver from a spokesperson: The U.S. FDA still considers CBD a...
06:32, 08/17/2019

Humans should worry us more than machines, says founding father of AI Yoshua Bengio is one of the pioneering developers of artificial intelligence and winner of computing’s "Nobel prize". His optimism about machines does...
15:48, 06/10/2019

50 years ago the space race took humans to the moon In 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. Those first steps were preceded by a fast-paced technological race between the Sov...
19:32, 07/16/2019

Scientists cure HIV in mice for first time — are humans next? Scientists have eliminated the HIV virus in test rodents for the first time ever — and now they’re hopeful their experimental methods will work ...
04:48, 07/04/2019

In the age of deepfakes, could virtual actors put humans out of business? In film and video games, we’ve already seen what’s possible with ‘digital humans’. Are we on the brink of the world’s first totally virtual acting sta...
15:32, 07/08/2019

If humans vanished overnight, what would happen to the planet? The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and ...
00:00, 08/14/2019

Help wanted: Humans needed for self-driving trucking Two self-driving upstarts -- TuSimple and Starsky Robotics -- want to ensure they develop and retain the human work force needed to keep their automat...
23:48, 06/13/2019

Humans were altering the planet as early as 2000 B.C. According to a new study, the Anthropocene began some 4,000 years earlier than previously thought. Archaeological data suggests humans were responsibl...
01:48, 08/31/2019

'Destroy All Humans!' returns to finish the job in 2020 15 years after the events of the original Kill All Humans! came to an end, Cryptosporidium 137 -- or Crypto to his friends -- is coming back to consol...
16:00, 06/12/2019

Here's a language bot just doing its best to write filthy erotica for humans Robots, despite our best efforts, are still not all that hot. Far from the science-fiction fantasies of artificial beings nearly indistinguishable fro...
21:00, 09/03/2019

Humans have been listening to our ‘AI-transcribed’ conversations for over a decade It was a scandal. Third-party contractors, many working from places where data protection legislation is lax (or even non-existent), were listening an...
16:00, 08/14/2019

New evidence suggests prehistoric humans were big stoners It can now go down in history as the “Stoned Age.” An international team of archaeologists in western China unearthed the oldest evidence ...
19:32, 06/13/2019

'Puppy dog eyes' have evolved to appeal to humans Dog owners have long been aware of the phenomenon of puppy dog eyes -- just a simple glance from a canine companion can soften even the hardest of hum...
06:32, 06/19/2019

Dog Disease That Can Be Passed To Humans Confirmed In Iowa DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a dog disease that can be passed to humans has been confirmed in Iowa. The state veterinarian, Dr. Jeff Kaisand,...
16:00, 05/13/2019

New research may explain why evolution made humans 'fat' Scientists compare how fat cell DNA is packaged in humans, chimps, and other primates. The results reveal the role of evolution in human fat metabolis...
16:49, 07/06/2019

Scientists Say They Found A Cure For HIV In Some Mice; Humans Can Be Next Researchers say they have removed HIV from the DNA of mice, an achievement the scientists say could be an early step toward an elusive cure for humans...
04:48, 07/05/2019

Under the skin: How Tesla is making cars think like humans Tesla developed its own processor specifically for neural networking and autonomous driving. It’s called the Full Self-Driving Computer (FSD) Autono...
05:48, 08/26/2019

Microplastics in water not harmful to humans, says WHO report Experts find no proof minuscule particles are a threat to health but say more research is neededMicroplastics are increasingly found in drinking water...
05:16, 08/22/2019

'Puppy dog eyes' developed to manipulate humans A new scientific study found that dogs have evolved to raise their eyebrows to ensare human empathy. This could be either to emulate babies or to show...
02:16, 06/18/2019

Watch HBO for Free With Its New 'Recommended by Humans' Tool Now you don’t need an HBO subscription to watch some of HBO’s most popular programs. Today the network launched a new “Recommended By Humans” tool tha...
14:16, 08/08/2019

Dog Disease Contagious To Humans Found In Iowa Multiple cases of canine brucellosis in central Iowa. This disease, which can be passed on to humans, is often spread through contact with infected bi...
06:32, 05/15/2019

MIT algorithm helps robots guess where humans are going next Automation is increasingly a reality in the workforce, and that means robots working alongside humans. But there's a problem: robots are often lo...
10:00, 06/13/2019

Canine brucellosis: What you need to know about the dog disease that can spread to humans After state officials confirmed cases of the disease at a breeding facility in Marion County, here's what you should know about Brucella canis. ...
23:48, 05/13/2019

Many Google Duplex 'AI' Calls Are Actually Made by Humans Last year, when Google first showed off its new Duplex feature that used artificial intelligence to make calls for users, it terrified us because it s...
19:48, 05/23/2019

Quake III Arena is the latest game to see AI top humans Enlarge / Representation of some of the behaviors developed by the FTW algorithm. (credit: Deep Mind) Google's AI subsidiary Deep Mind has built its...
00:00, 05/31/2019

Dog disease that can jump to humans was found in Iowa Having a sick dog can be a serious bummer. It hurts to see a pet in pain or any kind of discomfort, but normally a sick dog doesn’t pose a risk ...
21:48, 05/14/2019

Did the ancestor of all humans evolve in Europe not Africa? A study of some 8-million-year-old teeth found in Greece suggests a controversial idea: that hominins arose in Europe and then moved into Africa later...
18:32, 04/28/2019

The Arque is a mechanical tail for humans — and lord I want one There are two kinds of people in the world: those who look at monkeys and think “damn, having a tail would be fucking awesome,” and liars. While most ...
17:00, 07/25/2019

Humans Have Been Drinking Animal Milk for At Least 6,000 Years Researchers have found the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption anywhere in the world in the teeth of prehistoric British farmers.  ...
16:16, 09/11/2019

Under 45s trust bots over humans with personal data We are becoming more and more concerned that AI will replace humans in business. Now, a new study shows that digital assistants appear to be more trus...
17:00, 06/28/2019

Can Humans Help Trees Outrun Climate Change? A dark synergy of extreme weather and emboldened pests could imperil vast stretches of woodland. Foresters are only starting to wrestle with solutions...
18:32, 04/28/2019

Man, the humans in this AI-created video look jaw-droppingly real For all the scary talk about what nefarious deeds AI will be capable of one day, a geeky fight that tends to spark debate about whether the technology...
20:00, 05/04/2019

As RPA evolves, humans will increasingly take a back seat In the deep and wide future of the fast-developing RPA market, there will be fewer humans but a larger business impact across North America.Read More...
00:16, 07/29/2019

Buzz Aldrin says humans really need to move to Mars Buzz Aldrin believes it’s high time humans were sent to Mars. The 89-year-old Apollo 11 astronaut argued that the US should be working toward “t...
23:00, 05/06/2019

SpaceX ready to take humans to the ISS after a successful dummy run The Crew Dragon capsule docked with the International Space Station on Sunday with a dummy on board, paving the way for human passengers to make the t...
18:32, 04/28/2019

The AI-created humans in this video look disturbingly real For all the scary talk about what nefarious deeds AI will be capable of one day, a geeky fight that tends to spark debate about whether the technology...
22:00, 05/06/2019

Poll: Two in Five Americans Still Believe God Created Humans 10,000 Years Ago A new Gallup poll shows that 40 percent of American adults comply to a strict view of creationism, in which God brought humans into existence within t...
01:48, 07/27/2019

Humans have interfered with most of the world's greatest rivers Long free-flowing rivers are incredibly biodiverse, but they have become increasingly rare and confined to remote regions in the Arctic, Amazon and th...
21:00, 05/08/2019

More Mobile Phones Than Humans In The World: Report Thanks to the Internet and its affordability, the world recorded more mobile phones than the people using it, according to the latest data from the Un...
07:00, 05/01/2019

What Made Humans 'The Fat Primate'? (It’s Far Deeper Than Diet) Blame junk food or a lack of exercise. But long before the modern obesity epidemic, evolution made us fat too. "We're the fat primates," said Devi Swa...
02:32, 06/28/2019

'Water is what's killing people': Hurricanes could cause catastrophic flooding in Florida Floodwater forecasts and warnings are rising to the forefront among emergency managers across the Southeast.        ...
02:32, 05/17/2019

Humans Dominated Earth Earlier Than Previously Thought Archaeologists worldwide pooled their knowledge of past land use — and pushed back the date when human farming and other practices began altering the ...
03:48, 08/30/2019

Google’s chief decision scientist: Humans can fix AI’s shortcomings Google chief decision scientist Cassie Kozyrkov addresses the importance of human intervention in developing safe AI systems and allaying users' fears...
03:32, 06/15/2019

Did prehistoric supernovas force humans to stand on their own two feet? Lightning isn’t just an awesome weather phenomenon. New research suggests a spectacular show of strikes may have played a pivotal role in human ...
21:00, 05/29/2019

Humans have driven nearly 600 plant species to extinction since 1750s Plants have been hard hit by human activity over the past 250 years, with Hawaii alone losing 79 species. Other extinction hotspots include Brazil and...
20:32, 06/10/2019

Humans Have Transformed 70 Percent of Land on Earth. We Have a Choice for What We Do Next In what feels like it’s becoming a regular ritual in self-flagellation, scientists have released a new special report documenting the perilous state o...
18:48, 08/08/2019

Report: One million species threatened with extinction because of humans (CNN) – One million of the planet’s eight million species are threatened with extinction by humans, scientists warned Monday in what is de...
22:16, 05/06/2019

Algorithm tells robots where nearby humans are headed In 2018, researchers at MIT and the auto manufacturer BMW were testing ways in which humans and robots might work in close proximity to assemble car p...
19:00, 06/11/2019

Wild simulation shows how humans could colonize the Milky Way NASA’s Global Trajectory Optimization Competition aimed to find the most efficient way to colonize 100,000 star systems. The ESA Advanced Concep...
23:00, 06/27/2019

Humans are listening to some of your Skype calls and Cortana interactions Some of our worst assumptions about smart speakers, digital assistants and internet phone services are coming true, as Microsoft has admitted that bot...
09:00, 08/15/2019

Humans Began Mass Ecological Destruction 3,000 Years Ago A new paper with 250 scientific authors suggests human beings had impacted Earth’s fragile ecosystems much earlier and to a far greater extent than cu...
15:16, 08/30/2019

Humans, the environment and the global water crisis - in pictures The American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has won the Leica Oskar Barnack photography award with his eight-year project exploring the global crisis...
03:48, 09/05/2019

A quarter of Google Duplex calls are initiated by humans Ever since it was first introduced at Google I/O last year, Google Duplex has caught the attention of Android users. The feature uses Google Assistant...
09:48, 05/23/2019

World’s smallest McDonald’s wasn’t built for humans This is the world’s smallest McDonald’s – which is too tiny for humans to use. The mini McD’s is actually a hive crafted to ho...
20:32, 05/23/2019

Riders want autonomous cars that drive like humans, not machines Autonomous cars may very well be our future, but we’re not there yet. Not only is the technology lacking, but many would-be passengers just don&...
06:16, 07/05/2019

The Bright Side of Humans Eavesdropping on Your Alexa Recordings Over the past few months, a waterfall of details about how companies handle voice recordings has poured into the news. First, there was news that Amaz...
20:32, 08/17/2019

Humans causing shrinking of nature as larger animals die off Average size of wild animals predicted to fall by a quarter in 100 years through extinctionsHumanity’s ongoing destruction of wildlife will lead to a ...
12:32, 05/23/2019

Artifacts in Idaho may be earliest evidence of humans in America Scientists say they’ve found artifacts in Idaho that indicate people were living there around 16,000 years ago, providing new evidence that the first ...
18:48, 08/30/2019

Lizarding to lingering: how humans really behave in public spaces The researchers behind The Field Guide to Urban Plazas decided to study the public behaviour of human beings in New York City, an update on William H ...
14:48, 08/01/2019

Humans v the city: the staggering scale of Chongqing – in pictures Chongqing’s population is estimated at just below 10 million but that rises to more than 31 million if the built-up surroundings are included. Belgian...
12:32, 06/24/2019

Researchers have eliminated HIV in mice for the first time. Is a cure for humans next? Researchers combined a new antiretroviral therapy with gene-editing technology to cure HIV in mice for the first time.      ...
06:00, 07/03/2019

‘Puppy dog eyes’ were developed to appeal to humans: study NEW YORK — What’s behind those hard-to-resist puppy dog eyes? New research suggests that over thousands of years of dog domestication, people pr...
14:00, 06/18/2019

This monster penguin was as big as humans. And it once swam the oceans, scientists say Scientists in New Zealand found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans.  ...
02:00, 08/15/2019

New Zealand bars humans from swimming with bottlenose dolphins New Zealand wildlife officials have banned tourists from swimming with bottlenose dolphins, saying the practice has made a significant impact on the a...
20:48, 08/30/2019

Rise of the Machines: AI Beats Humans in Multiplayer Shooter DeepMind, owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has designed automated "agents" that taught themselves how to play a competitive first-person mul...
11:32, 05/31/2019

Prominent historian says humans will eventually merge with machines "In the future, it is likely that the smartphone will not be separated from you at all. It may be embedded in your body or brain, constantly scanning ...
21:48, 07/11/2019

Don't touch that deer: Some too used to humans are known to attack, biologist says When a buck showed up on a Michigan beach over the Fourth of July weekend, beachgoers were eager to film, photograph and even pet the animal.  &...
18:00, 07/09/2019

1 million species at risk for extinction, thanks to humans: UN report Nature is in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientist...
17:48, 05/06/2019

US Congressman Asks If Humans Would Have Survived Without Rape, Incest Controversial Republican congressman Steve King set off yet another firestorm on Wednesday when he questioned whether the world's human population wou...
01:00, 08/15/2019

Amazon's warehouse robots won't replace humans for at least a decade Are you worried your job is going to be taken by a robot? You needn't be if you work for Amazon, which has dismissed the idea of fully-automated ...
15:16, 05/02/2019

Cosy up with the Neanderthals, the first humans to make a house a home Meet the Stone Age people who liked nothing better than spending time indoors around the fire, doing a spot of DIY and having friends over for dinner...
18:32, 04/28/2019

How humans evolved to be both shockingly violent and super-cooperative The origins of our paradoxical nature lie in murder and self-domestication. It's a weird story that may even explain why our species came into existen...
18:32, 04/28/2019

UN study says humans are damaging nature at 'unprecedented' rate You probably weren't expecting a feel-good nature report from the UN after its alarming findings on climate change, and you won't get one. ...
16:48, 05/06/2019

Humans couldn't pronounce 'f' and 'v' sounds before farming developed The development of agriculture in the Neolithic transformed world languages thanks to softer food – a finding that resolves a long-standing puzzle of ...
18:32, 04/28/2019

AI learns to gamble illogically like humans to predict our behaviour Artificial intelligence trained on human-made gambling decisions has picked up our illogical habits,which could help machines better predict human beh...
11:00, 06/23/2019

Humans Made This Planet Hell. Hopefully We Can Help Some Species Adapt A new UN report paints a dire portrait of Earth's human-made biodiversity crisis. But with new genetic techniques in conservation, perhaps we can help...
18:48, 05/09/2019

Hanging Out With Humans Makes This Seed-Eating Bird Bad at Its Job The weka, a flightless bird in New Zealand, brings plants to new areas by eating their fruit and excreting the seeds. But some choose to stick close t...
11:32, 08/29/2019

Waymo's self-driving tech needs one big thing to succeed: More humans Despite aggressive technical strides, Waymo needs one thing before its self-driving cars become a seriously useful transportation system: people. We t...
15:48, 08/18/2019

Mind meld: Artificial intelligence is improving the way humans think When AIs and humans work together they discover superior solutions to the world’s problems that would elude either working alone. Together, they will ...
22:16, 08/22/2019

Humans could one day live inside lava tubes on the Moon Volcanic eruptions formed lava tubes on the moon’s surface, and Purdue University’s Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats team hopes they ma...
21:32, 07/17/2019

Fear of humans influences behavior of predators, rodents When the presence of humans is palpable, pumas and medium-sized carnivores keep a lower profile, according to a new study, allowing rodents to take a ...
20:48, 07/17/2019

This massive bird may have lived alongside early humans That’s one hell of a drumstick! A very big bird, weighing about a half-ton and standing nearly 12 feet tall — the first of its size ever d...
21:48, 06/27/2019

'What happened to all the file clerks?' Automation makes humans more useful, not less A nice piece on the BBC website today illustrates the fallacy behind this idea that robots will make humans useless. The piece describes the creation ...
23:16, 05/22/2019

The secret was in the trees. Humans are making droughts worse The secret was in the trees. Looking at tree rings from ancient trees, scientists in a new study say they've finally found the fingerprint of hum...
12:48, 05/02/2019

Microsoft says humans will still transcribe Cortana and Skype audio Just like seemingly every other major tech company with a voice assistant or voice chat service, it emerged that Microsoft contractors were listening ...
16:00, 08/15/2019

Scientists Say They’ve Identified the Earliest Sign of Humans Outside Africa NEW YORK — Scientists say they’ve identified the earliest sign of our species outside Africa, a chunk of skull recovered from a cave in so...
17:48, 07/11/2019

Earth is a living system and humans will decide whether it thrives A conference celebrating James Lovelock, the scientist who formulated the Gaia hypothesis, saw researchers questioning the future of our living planet...
18:48, 08/03/2019

13 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests Andre Penner, File/AP Illegal logging and mining in the Amazon rain forest cause drastic levels of deforestation. Disappearing forests push endangere...
03:48, 08/30/2019

Modern Humans Interbred With At Least Five Archaic Human Groups Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Afr...
05:16, 07/18/2019

'Zombie' deer disease might put humans at risk, epidemiologists say A fatal so-called "zombie" disease swiftly spreading in the United States and Canada among deer, elk and moose might put humans at risk if they eat di...
05:32, 08/24/2019

Why biodiversity loss hurts humans as much as climate change A UN-backed report says a million species are at risk of extinction, and warns biodiversity loss and failure to conserve ecosystems has catastrophic e...
15:48, 05/06/2019

Blame humans for starting the Amazon fires, environmentalists say Environmental organizations and researchers say the wildfires blazing in the Brazilian rainforest were set by cattle ranchers and loggers who want to ...
13:16, 08/22/2019

Ancient Siberia was home to previously unknown humans, say scientists DNA analysis reveals hardy group genetically distinct from Eurasians and East AsiansIt was cold, remote and involved picking fights with woolly mammot...
04:32, 06/06/2019

Sex robots ‘kiss exactly like humans’ after AI upgrade as customer vows he’s ‘attached’ SEX robots will kiss exactly like humans in less than two years with one customer claiming he’s already “attached” to his doll, according to a manufac...
00:48, 08/10/2019

The Rocket That Took Humans to the Moon Will Be Projected on the Washington Monument Next Week The 50th anniversary of the Moon landing is coming up on July 20 and there are events being held all around Washington D.C. to celebrate. One of the c...
14:48, 07/10/2019

Google employs humans to listen to some voice-assistant recordings Contractors employed by Google listen to recordings of conversations customers have with their Google voice-activated devices, the search giant said T...
04:16, 07/12/2019

Netflix may finally let actual humans pick which titles you see, instead of an algorithm Netflix has racked up tens of millions of subscribers around the world because of how easy the service is to use and for the volume of content it puts...
04:48, 08/26/2019

Oxford University academic says aliens are already breeding with humans on Earth An Oxford University academic says aliens are breeding with humans to produce a hyrid species capable of saving the planet from major disasters like c...
02:48, 05/02/2019

Humans have made 8.3bn tons of plastic since 1950. This is the illustrated story of where it's gone Until recently we didn’t know how much plastic was piling up around us. When we found out, the picture wasn’t prettyGlobal investigation reveals where...
11:00, 06/24/2019

Humans Inhabited the Amazon 7,500 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought Humans settled in southwestern Amazonia and even experimented with agriculture much earlier than previously thought, according to an international tea...
12:48, 05/02/2019

Ravens have emotional quirks similar to humans, study finds Humans have very advanced brains — or at least we think that’s the case based on what we know about life from an admittedly small sample s...
08:32, 05/22/2019

Beluga spotted wearing mysterious harness likes being near humans COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway wearing a harness that suggests links to Russia appears to be enjoying staying near humans...
01:32, 05/03/2019

Half-tonne birds may have roamed Europe at same time as humans Huge thigh bone in Crimean cave belonged to largest bird found in northern hemisphereGiant flightless birds that dwarfed modern ostriches and weighed ...
01:16, 06/27/2019

Destroy All Humans hands-on — A remake with pretty landscapes and mean aliens Destroy All Humans is THQ Nordic's zany remake of the 2005 original. This time, the art work looks a lot better, thanks to Black Forest Games.Read Mor...
22:00, 06/07/2019

Humans are good at smelling cheese thanks to special smell receptors Humans are good at smelling cheese, sweat, and sweet odours because we have more receptors for them than anything else, probably to help us choose whi...
21:16, 07/31/2019

Chinese Fantastic Beasts: The Taotie Demon Who Eats Humans A strange animal that preys upon unsuspecting travelers, who devours them but cannot swallow them, may be representative of the human sin of gluttony,...
19:32, 05/03/2019

Madagascar forest destruction wiping out humans' tiniest relative As a shocked world watches fires ravage the Amazon, slash-and-burn farmers are wreaking proportionally worse destruction half a world away in Madagasc...
23:16, 09/06/2019

AI-driven Google Duplex still relies on humans manning the phones Google Duplex – the AI-powered service that can call restaurants to place a booking on your behalf – remains heavily reliant on human be...
16:16, 05/23/2019

Europe’s extinct cave bears went into decline just as humans arrived The population of cave bears in Europe held steady for tens of thousands of years, then crashed after humans showed up – suggesting we helped wipe the...
17:00, 08/15/2019

Iowa confirms cases of disease that can be passed from dogs to humans The Iowa State Veterinarian confirmed "multiple" cases of Canine Crucellosis, a disease that can be transmitted from infected dogs to humans and other...
03:16, 05/14/2019

Border 'czar': Cartels making more trafficking humans over drugs into US Criminal Mexican cartels now make more money trafficking people across the U.S. border than they do selling drugs, according to President Trump’s pick...
18:32, 06/28/2019

Denisovans, mysterious extinct humans, conquered high altitudes A jawbone found in a cave on the Tibetan Plateau in China is providing surprising insights into Denisovans, the enigmatic extinct cousins to Neanderth...
20:32, 05/01/2019

Study measures how fast humans react to road hazards Imagine you’re sitting in the driver’s seat of an autonomous car, cruising along a highway and staring down at your smartphone. Suddenly, the car dete...
03:48, 08/08/2019

Monkey Closes Tap After Drinking Water. A Lesson For Humans, Says Twitter A viral video shows a monkey drinking water from a tap. While that in itself is not remarkable, the fact that the monkey closed the tap after drinking...
11:16, 08/05/2019

Humans Or Machines? Elon Musk, Jack Ma Spar On Future Of AI Jack Ma believes artificial intelligence poses no threat to humanity, but Elon Musk called that "famous last words" as the billionaire tech tycoons fa...
14:00, 08/29/2019

Ancient humans thrived in rainforests by hunting monkeys and squirrels Rainforest species are usually too difficult for people to catch – but for 45,000 years, humans in Sri Lanka survived by hunting squirrels and monkeys...
18:32, 04/28/2019

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ag...
00:48, 07/17/2019

A virus we thought was harmless to humans may worsen cystic fibrosis Bacteriophage viruses target microbes and not human cells – but paradoxically, they make it harder to treat bacterial infections in people with cystic...
18:16, 04/28/2019

Scientific consensus on humans causing global warming passes 99% Extensive historical data on temperature changes shows ‘there is no doubt left’The scientific consensus that humans are causing global warming is like...
19:16, 07/24/2019

Times Insider: To Tell the Story of Biodiversity Loss, Make It About Humans The authors of a sweeping United Nations report on species in danger of extinction faced the same question I often do in reporting: Why should anyone ...
14:48, 05/10/2019

Humans A Major Factor In the Extinction of Giant Cave Bears Until 25,000 years ago, Europe was home to some of the largest mammals, that ever lived. One of the most remarkable of the megafauna was the gigantic ...
08:32, 08/16/2019

Genetic research blames humans for prehistoric bear demise A genetic study has revealed that the extinction of prehistoric cave bears was a result of human encroachment and not climate cooling, as was earlier ...
01:32, 08/16/2019

First chlamydia vaccine tested in humans shows early promise The first chlamydia vaccine to be tested in humans has been shown to be safe, and may protect against the most common sexually transmitted bacterial i...
08:16, 08/13/2019

Apple and Google suspend monitoring of voice recordings by humans Apple is globally suspending the use of Siri voice recordings after reports emerged that contractors hired by the company listen to them to improve th...
10:16, 08/02/2019

Eric Cantona speech: humans 'will become eternal' – unless crime or war intervene Former star baffles audience at the Uefa Champions League draw by quoting from King Lear, before concluding: ‘I love football’Given previous form, per...
03:48, 08/30/2019

Madagascar forest destruction is wiping out humans’ tiniest relative KIRINDY FOREST, Madagascar — As a shocked world watches fires ravage the Amazon, slash-and-burn farmers are wreaking proportionally worse destruction ...
00:16, 09/07/2019

Humans and volcanoes caused nearly all of global heating in past 140 years New study confirms natural cycles play little role in global temperature trends and tackles discrepancies in previous modelsEmissions from fossil fuel...
11:16, 05/30/2019

Earliest sign of humans outside of Africa found in Greek cave Scientists say they’ve identified the earliest sign of our species outside Africa, a chunk of skull recovered from a cave in southern Greece. Its esti...
21:32, 07/11/2019

Humans crawled through a cave 14,000 years ago. We can still see their perfectly preserved footprints. About 14,000 years ago, a party of five barefoot people — two adults, one preteen and two children — walked and even crawled through a dark passageway...
02:32, 05/16/2019

Humans aren't only killing off animals -- plants are disappearing too, report says Almost 600 plant species have been wiped from the planet in the past 250 years, more than twice the number of bird, mammal and amphibian species that ...
13:16, 06/11/2019

Ancient cave bears were pushed to extinction by humans, not climate Cave bears no longer exist. They went extinct tens of thousands of years ago, and all we have left of the massive ancient creatures are fossils. Figur...
06:48, 08/18/2019

Tensions rise between humans, mythical creatures in new Carnival Row trailer Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in Amazon Prime's neo-Victorian noir-fantasy series Carnival Row. Mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn h...
03:16, 08/07/2019

One million species risk extinction due to humans, says draft UN report "Half-a-million to a million species are projected to be threatened with extinction, many within decades," says new report, yet to be publicly release...
00:48, 04/29/2019

Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear Genetic research that reconstructed the past population dynamics of the cave bear, a prominent prehistoric denizen of Europe, implicates Homo sapiens ...
05:32, 08/16/2019

This Rock Shelter in Ethiopia May Be the Earliest Evidence of Humans Living in the Mountains Archaeologists working in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia have uncovered the earliest evidence to date of human habitation in a high-altitude environme...
05:16, 08/10/2019

Genetic mutation made humans susceptible to heart attacks – study Gene that helped prevent clogged arteries was lost 2 to 3 million years agoThe loss of a single gene 2 to 3 million years ago in our ancestry may help...
22:48, 07/22/2019

Botswana government ends ban on elephant hunting, citing conflicts with humans The Botswana government has lifted a ban on hunting elephants, citing conflicts between humans and the gentle giants. The country is home to the large...
21:16, 05/23/2019

Exploding stars led to humans walking on two legs, radical study suggests Scientists say surge of radiation led to lightning causing forest fires, making adaptation vitalIt was the evolutionary leap that defined the species:...
15:32, 05/28/2019

Tombs in China reveal humans were smoking cannabis 2500 years ago Chemical traces on 2500-year-old wooden braziers are the earliest evidence that people had begun growing mutant marijuana strains that could make them...
22:16, 06/12/2019

Neanderthals split from modern humans much earlier than thought, study suggests A new study suggests that modern humans and our closest relatives the Neanderthals may have split at least 800,000 years ago, hundreds of thousands of...
22:48, 05/15/2019

First Giant Bird Found In Europe Lived Alongside Early Humans Experts in Crimea have found a fossil of a gigantic bird, that lived some 1.6 to 1.8 million years ago. The find demonstrates that giant birds once ma...
02:32, 06/28/2019

Humans arrived in Americas earlier than thought, new Idaho artifacts suggest Stone tools recovered from an archaeological dig in western Idaho suggest humans were living in the region at least 16,000 years ago, 1,000 years earl...
17:48, 08/30/2019

NASA Says Additional $20 Billion Needed to Land Humans on the Moon by 2024 NASA needs anywhere from $20 billion to $30 billion on top of the space agency’s current budget to land humans on the moon by 2024, according to a new...
16:00, 06/14/2019

Insects feel chronic pain after injury like humans do, study finds It’s tempting to imagine that insects don’t “feel” pain, thereby absolving us from any guilt we might feel in slapping a fly or stepping on an ant, bu...
18:16, 07/17/2019

Children's teeth reveal previously unknown ancient humans in Siberia DNA from a pair of 31,000 year old children’s teeth found near the Yana River has led to the discovery of a previously unknown group of ancient Siberi...
02:00, 06/06/2019

Capgemini: Consumers increasingly prefer voice and chat assistants to humans The Capgemini Research Institute today released a report that says users are showing a clear preference for voice and chat assistants over humans agen...
07:33, 09/06/2019

Deadly superbug outbreak in humans linked to antibiotic spike in cows Enlarge (credit: Getty | Sebastien Bozon) A deadly outbreak of multi-drug resistant Salmonella that sickened 225 people across the US beginning in 2...
02:00, 08/24/2019

CRISPR gene editing will be used inside humans for the first time in treatment for blindness The first study to test the gene-editing technology CRISPR inside the human body is about to get underway in the United States, according to news repo...
20:16, 07/29/2019

Amazon warehouses use machines that can pack boxes 5 times faster than humans Amazon is rolling out machines to a number of warehouses, designed to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders.Read ...
14:32, 05/13/2019

Apple Admits a Small Portion of Siri Recordings Are Heard by Humans Apple allows Siri recordings to be heard by contractors as part of a process called "grading", which improves the efficacy of the voice assistant, a r...
11:32, 07/27/2019

Humans eat a credit card-size amount of plastic every week: study Well, here’s one way to cut down on personal debt. Humans are gobbling up around 5 grams of microplastics in their weekly diets — or about as mu...
20:48, 06/12/2019

'Catastrophic breeding failure': Second largest emperor penguin colony 'all but disappeared' Antarctic's Halley Bay colony of emperor penguins has seen a "catastrophic breeding failure" over the past three years linked to melting sea ice....
21:16, 04/28/2019

Asteroid zoomed 'near' Earth late Wednesday, astronomers say According NASA, the asteroid was an estimated 187 to 427 feet wide and came within about 45,000 miles of Earth.       ...
21:16, 07/26/2019

Passing by Earth this weekend: Two space rocks, one 'potentially hazardous' asteroid Asteroid 1999 KW4 has been called "oddly shaped," "potentially hazardous" and "massive." It will pass by Earth this weekend, NASA says.   &...
22:16, 05/23/2019

Petcube’s Bites 2 and Play 2 amuse pets and humans alike with Alexa built-in Petcube’s original Bites smart treat dispenser and Play pet camera with a built-in laser pointer were great for pet parents who couldn’t ...
19:32, 07/15/2019

Tooth Study Has Modern Humans Splitting From Neanderthals 400,000 Years Earlier Than Thought Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago, substantially earlier than indicated by most DNA-based estimates, according to new...
05:16, 05/17/2019

Ancient Skull Fragment Pushes Back Date of Earliest Humans in Europe A comprehensive re-analysis of a skull fragment found in a Greek cave back in the late 1970s suggests early modern humans were present in Eurasia some...
21:32, 07/10/2019

1 million species face extinction as humans plunder nature at ‘unprecedented’ rate More than 1 million species are likely to go extinct, many within decades, unless their habitats are restored through dramatic change, a UN report say...
16:48, 05/06/2019

NASA to test Orion spacecraft designed to carry humans back to the moon Early Tuesday morning, NASA is scheduled to test out the launch abort system of its Orion capsule designed to carry humans back to the moon  ...
06:16, 07/02/2019

Goats get emotional? Humans shouldn't be surprised – all mammals are amazing | Jules Howard Research showing goats can communicate emotion by bleating should help us build empathy with our fellow animalsWicksteed Park in Kettering is not know...
15:32, 07/11/2019

Jawbone Fossil Reveals More About the Denisovans, a Mysterious Species that Mated With Modern Humans In 2010, archaeologists found evidence of a previously unknown hominin, the Denisovans, in a Siberian cave. Researchers are now reporting the discover...
20:48, 05/01/2019

Tooth Analysis Suggests Neanderthals and Modern Humans Split Apart Far Earlier Than We Thought Dental evidence suggests Neanderthals and modern humans diverged from a common ancestor around 800,000 years ago—hundreds of thousands of years earlie...
13:32, 05/18/2019

Savage tick-clone armies are sucking cows to death; experts fear for humans Enlarge / Engorged Haemaphysalis longicornis female tick. (credit: Commonsource) Ravenous swarms of cloned ticks have killed a fifth cow in North Ca...
22:00, 07/11/2019

Early Humans Began Cooking And Eating Starchy Plant Tubers 120,000 Years Ago: Study According to a recent research, published in the Journal of Human Evolution, early humans began roasting and eating starchy plant tubers, as early as ...
13:00, 05/20/2019

Chris Kraft, whose work on the ground helped NASA launch humans into space, dies Chris Kraft developed NASA's Mission Control system and was a key figure in the Apollo program. NASA described his "legendary" work as critical to adv...
17:00, 07/23/2019

Scientists in Chile have found a 15,000-year-old footprint, the earliest sign of humans' presence in the Americas A team of scientists in Chile say they've found a human footprint that dates back more than 15,000 years -- the oldest one ever found in the Americas....
04:00, 04/30/2019

Apple no longer letting humans grade Siri recordings amid privacy concerns Apple has temporarily halted the practice of having humans grade Siri recordings following a report that the automated assistant secretly listens to u...
09:16, 08/02/2019

Light pollution may increase risk of West Nile virus jumping from birds to humans The risk of West Nile virus spreading among animal populations and making the jump from birds to humans may be greater in areas with light pollution....
01:32, 07/25/2019

Colorado officials warn humans to not feed wildlife after mountain goats engaging in 'unnatural behaviors' "Do not feed wildlife" is a warning officials in Colorado have issued as mountain goats have been trying to cozy up with humans — a behavior deemed "u...
02:32, 07/10/2019

Is it Safe to Let a Dog Lick You? One of the best parts about dogs is how affectionate they can be. It’s almost like they can sense when we’re hurt or feeling down, and then try to hel...
04:48, 08/07/2019

New-look Jaguars are a safe Over bet Last year, the Jaguars were the 8/5 favorites to win the AFC South but ended up dead last, at 5-11, as injuries mounted and dissension within the team...
22:48, 08/28/2019

Keep Your Daredevil Toddler Safe The toddler years are a time of conflicting objectives: on one hand, these young children want to see, do, and climb everything; on the other hand, pa...
21:48, 05/09/2019

Are wireless earphones safe? Wireless technology has transformed the world we live in, there’s no doubt about it. From radio and television to mobile phones, pretty much everythin...
17:00, 05/02/2019

How to Stay Safe During a Heatwave Now that we’re heading into the hottest part of year, it’s time to talk about heatwaves—specifically, how to stay healthy during them. Rather than jus...
01:48, 06/29/2019

Is the Uber of babysitting safe? Need a babysitter? There’s an app for that. Uber-esque babysitting services, including the popular Bambino and UrbanSitter, are gaining traction among...
18:00, 08/15/2019

Why this CEO says nuclear power is 'really safe' Ian Chapman of the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority discusses the production of fusion energy. He also weighs in on the role of nuclear power in a low-car...
13:48, 06/06/2019

Why pilots are safe from automation (for now) Our world is becoming more and more automated by the year; we all know that. But that doesn’t mean everything in sight needs to be automated. Sure, Si...
13:16, 05/30/2019

Think your iPhone is safe from hackers? That’s what they want you to think… Forget Apple’s much-vaunted iOS safeguards – attackers have been quietly breaking and entering for yearsWhenever there’s something that some people va...
16:16, 09/08/2019

Is it safe to mix Zoloft and alcohol? Doctors say that people should not drink alcohol when taking Zoloft. In this article, we look at the risks, research, and effects of mixing Zoloft and...
09:48, 07/04/2019

The FDA Says It's Safe, So Feel Free to Say 'Yes' to MSG Japan’s Ajinomoto is in the middle of a campaign to persuade Americans that the seasoning it has made for more than a century is safe--and maybe even ...
05:48, 04/29/2019

How safe do self-driving vehicles need to be? Defining what may be acceptable in the realm of automotive safety remains an arduous task that cuts across areas such as technical, legal, regulatory,...
18:16, 07/28/2019

By the Numbers: Vaccines Are Safe Americans have received billions of doses of vaccines for everything from measles to the flu. In 30 years, very few injury claims have been filed with...
09:00, 06/18/2019

Plague-infected prairie dogs in Colorado pose health risk to humans, areas of wildlife refuge remain closed Parts of a wildlife refuge near Denver, Colorado remains closed after a colony of prairie dogs was infected with plague, a serious bacterial infection...
21:16, 08/20/2019

Bahamas says undocumented Haitians are safe, for now More than 2,000 people evacuated to Nassau from ravaged islands, almost all Haitian, are in shelters with nowhere to go. ‘Some dogs are living better....
09:16, 09/16/2019

It Seems Safe to Say That There May Be Some Lingering Anger Atop the AFL-CIO After a bitter public leadership dispute featuring charges of expense account abuse and overreach of executive power, all of the top officers of the A...
23:16, 05/24/2019

Here’s how to make sure you’re safe after the Capital One hack The bank announced Monday that the personal information of about 100 million U.S. customers was compromised. What are the steps you should take if the...
23:16, 07/30/2019

How safe is Germany for LGBTQ travelers? Berlin travel guide "Spartacus" reports that Germany has lost a lot of its attractiveness as a destination for gays and lesbians. The reason is increa...
12:00, 07/26/2019

Opinion: Is the only safe Jew in Germany an invisible one? That the German government's anti-Semitism commissioner advised Jews against wearing a yarmulke is a scandal. If Felix Klein is right, then German soc...
14:48, 05/31/2019

Is Hong Kong still safe to visit? Over the past 10 weeks, shocking images have emerged from Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests: tear gas has been fired outside shops, protesters and po...
00:32, 08/17/2019

Are laxatives safe for weight loss? Doctors do not recommend laxatives for weight loss as they are ineffective and can cause adverse effects. These include dehydration and electrolyte im...
03:16, 07/31/2019

Synthetic CBD may be a safe treatment for seizures A nonintoxicating, synthetic CBD that is not easy to convert to THC and comprises inexpensive, noncannabis ingredients treated seizures safely in rats...
00:48, 05/31/2019

Is over-the-counter, cheap insulin really safe? Is discount insulin cheaper for a reason? The bargain drug made the news recently when Josh Wilkerson, a Type 1 diabetic from northern Virginia, died ...
02:16, 08/13/2019

Harry: When I fly by private jet, it's to keep my family safe Prince Harry has responded to criticism of his use of private jets at the launch of an initiative to promote eco-friendly tourism, saying there are oc...
12:32, 09/03/2019

Air pollution can kill you, even when it’s considered ‘safe’ The air quality in many major cities around the world falls well below acceptable limits, and the death toll is rising. However, a new study shows tha...
21:48, 08/22/2019

Is olive oil safe to use as a sexual lubricant? Olive oil has many health benefits, but it is not advisable to use it as a sexual lubricant. In this article, we list some alternatives and explain wh...
09:48, 08/07/2019

Think your credit card is safe in your wallet? Think again. There’s a roaring trade in stolen credit cards on major platforms as well as the dark Web. If you’ve ever swiped a credit card at a gas station that h...
21:48, 09/11/2019

Here's One Way to Check That Your Chrome Extensions Are Safe In light of the recent DataSpii browser extension leak, where millions of users had their data tracked and sold by seemingly benign browser extensions...
23:32, 07/23/2019

Are Sleeping Pills Safe? Here’s What Research Says According to the latest numbers, roughly 9 million Americans — 4% of U.S. adults — use prescription sleep aids, or medications that can he...
22:48, 05/07/2019

Iran says top waterways won't be as safe if its oil exports cut to zero If Iran's oil exports are cut to zero, international waterways will not have the same security as before, its president said on Wednesday, cautioning ...
17:16, 08/21/2019

The FCC says 5G is safe, but that won’t stop conspiracy theorists U.S. agencies now agree that 5G and prior cellular standards pose no known risk to human health, but those who disagree have one more chance to speak ...
00:48, 08/10/2019

Is FaceApp safe? A deeper look at the viral hit If you’ve been on Facebook, Twitter or pretty much any other social medium in the last few days then you can’t have failed to notice it ...
19:48, 07/19/2019

The Black Barbershop Is a Safe Space. Is It for Lil Nas X, Though? The black barbershop is not just a sacred space, it’s a safe space. Much like Vegas, whatever happens within the confines of that room colored with sc...
21:48, 09/04/2019

My hot sauce is turning pale. Is it safe to use? This is the current state of a hot sauce sitting at my desk. I forgot about it for a few months and only came across while clearing away some books. T...
19:16, 06/20/2019

You’re Home Alone With Alexa. Are Your Secrets Safe? Privacy at home is something most people take for granted. But the home has become the latest frontier in data harvesting for big tech companies. Smar...
18:00, 07/19/2019

Getting connected and feeling safe with Lifelock Dear John: I’ve been a LifeLock customer for several years and am generally satisfied with this service. However, every so often, they have technologi...
14:00, 06/30/2019

How to make your home safe for baby Jordan Page's Instagram and website funcheaporfree.com are full of tips on saving money, but this mom of six also has advice on keeping baby safe...
14:00, 06/19/2019

The 2019 Mazda3 Is Very Safe: IIHS The 2019 Mazda3 is quite the heavy hitter. It looks great, drives wonderfully, offers the enthusiasts a manual option—and now you can even add “safe” ...
01:48, 05/11/2019

You need this one product to keep your furry friend safe The worst part about having a dog is leaving them home alone when you go to work. With Furbo, you can keep an eye on them all day long!   &...
06:48, 08/22/2019

Are smart speakers really safe for children? Smart speakers with A.I. assistants are constantly listening to the world around them, waiting for commands while soaking in whatever dialogue is with...
21:16, 07/22/2019

How birds let squirrels know when it's safe to relax Scientists know that squirrels respond to birds' threat calls. A new study finds that the chatter of birds at rest informs them when danger has passed...
14:48, 09/15/2019

‘Inherently discriminatory’: UN calls for right to safe abortion in the U.S. The United Nations human rights office called on U.S. authorities Tuesday to ensure that women have access to safe abortions, saying bans lead to risk...
21:32, 05/21/2019

EgyptAir executive says Cairo airport is safe An EgyptAir executive said on Tuesday that British Airways' decision to suspend flights to the Egyptian capital for several days was "unexpected compl...
21:16, 07/23/2019

How to keep yourself (or your child) safe from shooters on a college campus "Run, hide, fight" is now as familiar to students as "stop, drop, and roll," but here are a few other steps you can take before a crisis begins. ...
06:48, 05/02/2019

For your eyes only: keeping data safe on the move The James Bond and Jason Bourne films would be a great deal duller if the secret agents got hold of their information by taking a cheeky peek at their...
17:16, 06/03/2019

Read this: Why Friends is probably the only show safe from a reboot 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of seminal sitcom Friends, and the resulting avalanche of commemoration pieces will either fill you with glee as a for...
02:32, 09/06/2019

It's Time to Find a Safe Deposit Box Alternative Safe deposit boxes are legendary for revealing items that fix problems—at least, they do in Hollywood stories. But in real life, safe deposit boxes ma...
23:16, 07/19/2019

Your Skin Will Be Safe All Summer When You Buy This 3-Pack of Coppertone for $15 We all know one person that burns after just five minutes in the sun. If you are that misfortunate soul, we’ve got a good sunscreen deal for you. With...
21:48, 05/31/2019

Guatemala says it has not pledged to be safe third country for migrants Guatemala has not committed to becoming a "safe third country," or a buffer zone for asylum seekers, but is analyzing with the United States how to co...
00:32, 06/19/2019

Chernobyl is set to become an official tourist attraction, but is it safe? "Chernobyl is a unique place on the planet where nature has been reborn after a huge man-made disaster," Ukraine's president said."   ...
01:00, 07/16/2019

Tips for staying safe and keeping cool! TUCSON – Record highs are in jeopardy the next couple of days so here’s some tips for staying safe and keeping cool! This one is obvious...
20:00, 08/14/2019

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking prednisone? Whether a person can drink alcohol while taking prednisone depends on a range of factors, including the length of the treatment, the dosage, and how m...
04:48, 05/08/2019

The Latest: Iranian FM says US cannot expect to ‘stay safe’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Iran and the U.S. and developments in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 2:15 p.m. IranR...
12:00, 06/10/2019

6 tips for keeping your pet safe during a heat wave iStock INSIDER spoke with experts from the ASPCA and learned some helpful tips on how to keep your pets happy, healthy, and safe during your summer h...
07:16, 07/20/2019

The Latest: Pimlico safe, despite crumbling grandstand BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the Preakness (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The debate about keeping the Preakness at aging Pimlico Race Course or movin...
21:48, 05/18/2019

A Guide to Keeping Your Kids Safe While Swimming Although many kids have been done with school for a couple of weeks now, it’s not truly summer until 1) the summer solstice and 2) the pool water is w...
22:48, 06/21/2019

CDC: Vaccine, safe and effective to halt measles The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that there have been more cases of measles reported this year than in the past 25 years....
20:00, 04/29/2019

America's 'Most Dangerous Car' Is Actually Pretty Damn Safe The automotive research firm iSeeCars.com released a study called “The Most Dangerous Cars in the U.S.” and as a result, a bunch of websites have been...
22:00, 05/15/2019

Know These Tick Species to Stay Safe Outdoors Ticks are best known for latching on to you in the woods, sucking your blood, and spreading Lyme disease—but not all ticks are alike. There are differ...
03:16, 07/06/2019