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Today β€” July 21st 2018Yahoo! News Science News

The Surprising Story of World War Iapos;s Only Attack on U.S. Soil

pa href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/surprising-story-world-war-apos-140004597.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/o_uTOoul9_sQYC.jhhAgTA--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/homerun/time_72/c319eedaec73dc82ae97822e7aa5749b" width="130" height="86" alt="The Surprising Story of World War Iapos;s Only Attack on U.S. Soil" align="left" title="The Surprising Story of World War Iapos;s Only Attack on U.S. Soil" border="0" /aThough the attack’s circumstances were remarkable, its death toll was zeropbr clear="all"

  • July 20th 2018 at 16:00

Miami Dolphins to Discipline Players Who Protest During National Anthem With Fines, Suspensions or Both

pa href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/miami-dolphins-discipline-players-protest-211249736.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/TlEEwyDcLA86durwCT0Wdg--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/homerun/time_72/aa058999759d3d6015c69eca13841667" width="130" height="86" alt="Miami Dolphins to Discipline Players Who Protest During National Anthem With Fines, Suspensions or Both" align="left" title="Miami Dolphins to Discipline Players Who Protest During National Anthem With Fines, Suspensions or Both" border="0" /aThey could be suspended for up to four games under a new team policypbr clear="all"

  • July 19th 2018 at 23:12

At 99 million years old, this baby snake fossil is the first of its kind to be discovered

At 99 million years old, this baby snake fossil is the first of its kind to be discoveredPalaeontologists have found a tiny fossilized baby snake, the first of its kind to be discovered. The snake embryo, sitting within a chunk of amber from Myanmar, was preserved in the early Late Cretaceous period approximately 99 million years ago, according to research published in Science Advances on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Giant, newly discovered dinosaur was literally a huge weirdo It's a new species that's been named Xiaophis myanmarensis by the 11 authors , the first Mesozoic snake to be found in a forested environment, which the study's authors believe indicates a greater ecological diversity in early snakes than previously thought. (left) the snake skeleton within the amber. (middle) a  dorsal view of skeleton, synchrotron x-ray micro–computed tomography image. (right) a ventral view of the skeleton.Image: science advancesThe unique little snake fossil, according to the report, is an articulated post-cranial skeleton (everything but the skull) and sits at just 47.5 millimeters long.  A look at the snake's vertebrae indicates similarities to those of fossil snakes from Gondwana, the ancient supercontinent that broke up about 180 million years ago. National Geographic placed the snake as possibly related to a group of modern snakes found in Southeast Asia. Individual vertebrae are extremely small, comparable in size and morphology to those of a neonate Asian pipe snake.Image: science advancesA second specimen found in Myanmar by the same team includes a preserved fragment of shed skin.  That skin hasn't been confirmed by the researchers as coming from a snake, but when compared to modern specimens, the scale-like markings look pretty close to that of a snake. If it is indeed snakeskin, National Geographic reports, it would be the first ever discovered in amber. Photographs of probable snake shed skin.Image: Science AdvancesThe tiny snake fossil is incredibly well-preserved for being approximately 99 million years old.  Every fossil unearthed like this brings us a little closer to understanding what creatures slithered across the Earth and where before smartphones and Snapchat ever got a look-in. WATCH: This Golden Record is an alien's guide to Earth


  • July 19th 2018 at 19:41

Landscaping Businesses Are Losing Money Because of U.S. Visa Policy

Landscaping Businesses Are Losing Money Because of U.S. Visa Policy"This has been the most challenging year that I’ve dealt with business-wise"


  • July 19th 2018 at 18:50

Lunar eclipse 2018 time and path: When is it? Where to see the blood moon in UK from Nasa

Lunar eclipse 2018 time and path: When is it? Where to see the blood moon in UK from NasaThe blood moon is coming. The lunar eclipse that will soon pass over much of the Earth is going to be the longest this century. North America is the only continent where the eclipse will not be visible at all.


  • July 20th 2018 at 17:45

U.S. and Allies Prepare to Evacuate White Helmets From Southwest Syria

U.S. and Allies Prepare to Evacuate White Helmets From Southwest SyriaRussian-backed government forces are closing in on the area


  • July 20th 2018 at 05:04

Koch Brothers Mount Grassroots Effort to Support Immigration

pa href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/koch-brothers-mount-grassroots-effort-190255932.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/rLa0im_hsX.oRvb6MbXVlA--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/homerun/time_72/60056b82a1854fbe70229095fb02cc89" width="130" height="86" alt="Koch Brothers Mount Grassroots Effort to Support Immigration" align="left" title="Koch Brothers Mount Grassroots Effort to Support Immigration" border="0" /aThe LIBRE Initiative is revving up a grassroots effort to lobby Congress, backed by the billion brothers Charles and David Koch.pbr clear="all"

  • July 20th 2018 at 21:02

Geologists discover a quadrillion tons of diamonds that are impossible to reach

Geologists discover a quadrillion tons of diamonds that are impossible to reachResearchers have discovered that there may very well be a quadrillion tons of diamonds buried 100 miles below Earth's surface. The bad part? Sadly, they're impossible to reach right now.


  • July 19th 2018 at 23:36

President Trump Asks Bolton to Invite President Putin to the White House This Fall

President Trump Asks Bolton to Invite President Putin to the White House This FallSarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted that 'those discussions are already underway'


  • July 19th 2018 at 22:46

The Brava Oven uses light – and seemingly magic – to cook. It changes everything.

The Brava Oven uses light – and seemingly magic – to cook. It changes everything.The creators of the Brava Oven knew that there had to be a better, more efficient way of cooking, and they set out to find it. The Brava, which cooks with light, was born, and their invention will turn everything we know about cooking upside down.


  • July 19th 2018 at 12:15

Prince Charles Explains Why He Kept in Touch With Bishop Who Admitted Sex Abuse

pa href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/prince-charles-explains-why-kept-180434462.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/7ZtFYa3JP6zuViYomEhuzQ--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/homerun/time_72/d63aa3c1f02afb9cdf5a8db80061c0fb" width="130" height="86" alt="Prince Charles Explains Why He Kept in Touch With Bishop Who Admitted Sex Abuse" align="left" title="Prince Charles Explains Why He Kept in Touch With Bishop Who Admitted Sex Abuse" border="0" /aBishop Peter Ball was convicted of sexually abusing 18 young menpbr clear="all"

  • July 20th 2018 at 20:04

160 beats per minute: The final, frantic moments before the historic moon landing

160 beats per minute: The final, frantic moments before the historic moon landing49 years ago today, Apollo 11 astronauts achieved something that is still considered the benchmark of human innovation: they successfully landed on the moon and returned safely back to Earth.


  • July 20th 2018 at 09:09

North Korea Casts Doubt on Family Reunions, Demanding Return of 12 Women From South

pa href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-korea-casts-doubt-family-041748501.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/8lMcJa1pfWfVHBHCUmoM2g--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/homerun/time_72/b06c13102bb4277392cb3fba5d0fc629" width="130" height="86" alt="North Korea Casts Doubt on Family Reunions, Demanding Return of 12 Women From South" align="left" title="North Korea Casts Doubt on Family Reunions, Demanding Return of 12 Women From South" border="0" /aThe North claims 12 women working in China were kidnapped by the Southpbr clear="all"

  • July 20th 2018 at 06:17

SpaceX Gears Up to Launch Next-Gen Falcon 9 Block 5 Using Two Drone Ships

pa href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/spacex-gears-launch-next-gen-141400175.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/no.YqBn3JkPBg0nGRV6x8w--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/homerun/inverse_media_399/5f201ab9cf9cf75d1770372188049537" width="130" height="86" alt="SpaceX Gears Up to Launch Next-Gen Falcon 9 Block 5 Using Two Drone Ships" align="left" title="SpaceX Gears Up to Launch Next-Gen Falcon 9 Block 5 Using Two Drone Ships" border="0" /aItapos;s only the second time this has happened.pbr clear="all"

  • July 19th 2018 at 16:14
Yesterday β€” July 20th 2018Yahoo! News Science News

Extremely high-res outtakes from Apollo 11’s 1969 moon landing

Extremely high-res outtakes from Apollo 11’s 1969 moon landingThe first human set foot on the moon 49 years ago on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong emerged from the Apollo 11 lander. Along with the footage that was broadcast live on television, iconic images of the lunar expedition come from still photos the astronauts took themselves on a Hasselblad camera. The photos provide…


  • July 20th 2018 at 11:00

Stark space photos show UK transforming from green to brown after heat waves

pa href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/stark-space-photos-show-uk-183117769.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/zRdSx_vPXjSD8xCODMfH6A--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/homerun/science.mashable/25d5ee0a45c0bf4be22417248ba0ee90" width="130" height="86" alt="Stark space photos show UK transforming from green to brown after heat waves" align="left" title="Stark space photos show UK transforming from green to brown after heat waves" border="0" /aThe usual verdant grasses surrounding Buckingham Palace and much of the British Open’s 176-year-old Carnoustie golf course have yellowed since May.  A lack of rain combined with near-record heat through the first half of the summer created this situation, and satellites images from the United Kingdomapos;s Met Office illustrate the expansive reach of the isles’ browning grasses.  SEE ALSO: 2018 is only halfway over, but a troubling climate change trend is already apparent Like the UK, much of the world — even Arctic regions — have been hit with extreme heatwaves or hot spells in the last couple weeks or longer. Siberia reached 90 degrees earlier this month (40 degrees above normal), Scandinavia is burning, and Californiaapos;s parched land has been turned to tinder. Image: UK Met Office Image: Uk met office Heatwaves, say climate scientists, would certainly happen regardless of whether or not human-caused climate change is a factor. But the planet has been warming at an accelerated pace for 40 years now, making heat extremes more likely. quot;Weather is not climate, obviously, and weapos;d still experience extreme events in an unchanged climate,quot; Kate Marvel, a climate scientist at NASAapos;s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said over email. quot;But weapos;re apos;loading the diceapos; here — creating the conditions that make heatwaves much more likely,quot; said Marvel. Browned fields in Marlborough, England on July 10, 2018.Image: Matt Cardy/Getty ImagesSo far this summer, the UK is on track to challenge 1995 as the driest UK summer in recorded history, Alex Deacon, a Met Office meteorologist, explained online. The same can be said for the UKapos;s heat since early June. quot;Itapos;s been quite remarkable if we take 2018 so far,quot; said Deacon.  quot;We could be pushing records,quot; he added. Though it can be challenging to attribute any particular weather event, like a heatwave, to climate change, with improving measurements scientists have begun to a connect extreme weather events to the changing climate. People walk on the parched grass in Greenwich on July 19.Image: Amer Ghazzal/REX/Shutterstockquot;We can pretty confidently attribute heat waves to climate change in many cases,quot; said Marvel, noting the first major attribution event found a human fingerprint in an earlier European heatwave, in 2003. quot;We can blame climate change for many subsequent heatwaves,quot; Marvel added. At this early stage, itapos;s unclear if the UKapos;s current period of heatwaves and warm spells has a clear human fingerprint, but itapos;s certainly consistent with Earthapos;s warming trend, both on the global scale, and in individual countries.  And itapos;s not ending yet. The Met Office expects another heatwave to hit the nation this weekend. WATCH: How does a lightsaber work?pbr clear="all"

  • July 20th 2018 at 20:31

What You Need To Know About Pakistan’s Upcoming General Elections

What You Need To Know About Pakistan’s Upcoming General ElectionsPakistan could see only the second peaceful transfer of power in its history when it holds general elections on July 25


  • July 20th 2018 at 10:02

Stunning videos and photos show terrifying tornado outbreak in the Midwest

Stunning videos and photos show terrifying tornado outbreak in the MidwestCentral Iowa was the scene of a "sudden" tornado outbreak on Thursday, resulting in some breathtaking videos and photos capturing the terror of multiple funnels that spun through the state.  SEE ALSO: This super clear video of a nearly perfect tornado is stunning The town of Bondurant, just northeast of Des Moines, saw multiple funnels caught on camera, including one amazing image from a passenger on an incoming flight taken through their airplane window. Tornadoes that hit Bondurant, Iowa around 3p CT as viewed from a plane as they landed in Des Moines... from @dctrail A post shared by James Spann (@spannwx) on Jul 19, 2018 at 5:14pm PDT A STUNNING photo of a tornado that blew through Bondurant today. Ashley Fletchall took this from her home 3 miles north of town. pic.twitter.com/72yKodIr4j — KCCI News (@KCCINews) July 20, 2018 Thursday's outbreak even caught forecasters with the National Weather Service by surprise. Rod Donovan, with the National Weather Service in Des Moines, told the Des Moines Register, “we were surprised by the unexpected strength of these. The numbers and the strength of these were a little more than we expected.” Forecasters had predicted some strong storms possible with hail and wind being the primary threats. But multiple supercells fired off throughout the afternoon, spawning the damaging tornados.  More footage of the dual twisters was captured near Ankeny, just north of Des Moines. Marshalltown, about 55 miles northeast of Des Moines, was one of the hardest hit communities as a powerful tornado ripped through the downtown area, causing "catastrophic damage" to many buildings, including City Hall, and prompting a state of emergency.  Preliminary analysis suggests Marshalltown, IA had up to 43 minutes of lead time before the #tornado hit the town. Exemplary work by @NWSDesMoines. #iawx pic.twitter.com/BYllZnoAXA — Jonathan Erdman (@wxjerdman) July 20, 2018 Pella, Iowa, about 40 miles southeast of Des Moines, was also slammed hard as a tornado destroyed homes and a Vermeer Manufacturing plant. Pella hit hard. Vermeer Manufacturing pictured after Thursday storms. #iawx pic.twitter.com/Vm5Wl87iu3 — We Are Iowa Local 5 (@weareiowa5news) July 19, 2018 This is just so sad. A tornado tore through Pella today, hitting Vermeer pretty hard. Hereapos;s an aerial view of the aftermath: pic.twitter.com/9YWVhxh3x8 — KCCI News (@KCCINews) July 20, 2018 More pictures from Vermeer in Pella. #iawx pic.twitter.com/EV2W7UXn2n — We Are Iowa Local 5 (@weareiowa5news) July 19, 2018 While there was heavy damage to structures and over a dozen injuries reported throughout the area,  so far there have been no fatalities reported.  .@IAGovernor @KimReynoldsIA on Central Iowa being hit hard by two disasters in three weeks.Interview from the State Emergency Operations Center. pic.twitter.com/uxhiTnEkCI — Keith Murphy (@MurphyKeith) July 20, 2018 Governor Kim Reynolds plans to tour the damaged communities on Friday.  WATCH: Strong tornadoes are in the forecast for several states in the midwestpbr clear="all"

  • July 20th 2018 at 17:39
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