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4d ago

Record floods hit Dubai after up to 10 inches of rain

Flights into Dubai International Airport were temporarily diverted as a result of the storms, which appeared to inundate the tarmac.
An SUV passes through standing flood water in Dubai
An SUV passes through standing flood water in Dubai
4d ago

Object that crashed into Florida home came from space station, NASA confirms

The 1.6-pound piece of debris tore through the roof and two floors of a house in Naples.
Recovered stanchion from the NASA flight support equipment used to mount International Space Station batteries on a cargo pallet. The stanchion survived re-entry through Earth’s atmosphere on March 8, 2024, and impacted a home in Naples, Fla.
Recovered stanchion from the NASA flight support equipment used to mount International Space Station batteries on a cargo pallet. The stanchion survived re-entry through Earth’s atmosphere on March 8, 2024, and impacted a home in Naples, Fla.

World's coral reefs hit by a fourth mass bleaching event, NOAA says

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said reefs are showing signs of stress brought on by ocean temperatures that have set daily records for more than a year.
Bleached coral at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, off the coast of Galveston, Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico, on Sept. 16, 2023.
Bleached coral at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, off the coast of Galveston, Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico, on Sept. 16, 2023.
6d ago

O.J. Simpson will be cremated, brain won't be donated for CTE research, lawyer says

The executor, Malcolm LaVergne, who was Simpson's longtime lawyer, said he also wants to "tone down the rhetoric" with the Goldman family after Simpson's death.
OJ Simpson Bids For Freedom In Parole Hearing
OJ Simpson Bids For Freedom In Parole Hearing

With New Jersey earthquake's fault still not found, researchers deploy new aftershock sensors

The U.S. Geological Survey has already recorded at least 50 aftershocks since the 4.8-magnitude earthquake last week. 
Image: 4.8 Earthquake In New Jersey Rattles New York Metro Area
Image: 4.8 Earthquake In New Jersey Rattles New York Metro Area

Cicadas incoming: Billions of insects poised to emerge in double-brood invasion

The winged insects are set to pop out of the ground in the coming weeks in a rare synchronized event that last occurred in 1803.
A Brood X cicada
A Brood X cicada

EPA imposes first national limits on 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

PFAS are a class of chemicals that can linger almost permanently in air, water and soil. Research suggests they are associated with a variety of health issues, including cancer.
Woman pouring herself a glass of tap water from the kitchen sink
Woman pouring herself a glass of tap water from the kitchen sink

Prestigious cancer research institute has retracted 7 studies after allegations of altered images

The episode has imperiled the reputation of the Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and raised questions about the work of one high-profile researcher.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Peter Higgs, who proposed the existence of the 'God particle,' has died at 94

His work helps scientists understand one of the most fundamental riddles of the universe: how the Big Bang created something out of nothing 13.8 billion years ago.
Peter Higgs stands in front of a photograph
Peter Higgs stands in front of a photograph

Concerns about eye discomfort appear to rise after solar eclipse

Worried about your eyes after Monday’s eclipse? Though cases of long-term damage have been reported after past eclipses, they’re rare.
People look at the sky at Saluki Stadium during the total solar eclipse in Carbondale, Illinois
People look at the sky at Saluki Stadium during the total solar eclipse in Carbondale, Illinois
12d ago

When is the next total solar eclipse?

If you missed Monday's solar eclipse or regret that you didn't travel to a spot in the path of totality, you can start planning for next time.
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