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Chicago Bears to release kicker Cody Parkey

4 hours ago from UPI

The Chicago Bears are expected to release kicker Cody Parkey when the new league year begins March 13.

Video: Laser-based technique blasts mineral to examine its uptake of metals

9 hours ago from C&EN

Knowledge of how goethite interacts with its surroundings could be used to help remediate soil

Don't Overlook New Mexico in Kentucky Derby preps

9 hours ago from UPI

The Mine That Bird Derby in New Mexico is the weekend's only potential Kentucky Derby preview on an otherwise relatively quiet weekend of racing.

Predicting the monsoon a year ahead

9 hours ago from Science Daily

With average precipitation of 35 inches per four-month season over an area encompassing most of the Indian subcontinent, the South Asia summer monsoon is intense, only partly understood, and notoriously...

Watch: Skier pulled by horse-drawn buggy in Minnesota

10 hours ago from UPI

An astonished traveler on a Minnesota road captured video of a man skiing through the snow at a high speed while being pulled by a horse and buggy.

Proximity to land determines how coral reef communities respond to climate change events

10 hours ago from Science Daily

Severe weather and environmental disturbances, such as cyclones or thermal coral bleaching, affect specific areas of coral reefs differently, new research has shown.

Team in monsoon research breakthrough

10 hours ago from Physorg

With average precipitation of 35 inches per four-month season over an area encompassing most of the Indian subcontinent, the South Asia summer monsoon is intense, only partly understood, and notoriously...

Church of England lifts 400-year-old rule on mandatory Sunday services

12 hours ago from UPI

The Church of England has decided to lift a 400 year-old requirement for all churches to hold Sunday services.

Regina FIFA eSports competitor warms up for $50K international tournament by crushing CBC reporter

12 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Every year tens of millions of people play FIFA, the world’s biggest soccer video game. A 17-year-old from Regina is one of the very best.

Great Barrier Reef: One million tonnes of sludge to be dumped

12 hours ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Australia agrees to discard of one million tonnes of waste in world's largest coral reef.

Watch: Bengals' Tyler Eifert shows off progress from broken ankle

13 hours ago from UPI

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert showed off his agility in a new workout video as he prepares for the 2019 season after breaking his ankle.

NASA-NOAA satellite analyzes Typhoon Wutip

13 hours ago from Physorg

Typhoon Wutip was impacting the Federated States of Micronesia in the Southern Pacific Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and analyzed the storm in infrared light.

NASA-NOAA satellite provides wide view of Tropical Cyclone Oma

13 hours ago from Physorg

When you look at a Tropical Cyclone Oma from space, you'll get a sense of its massive size. While orbiting the Earth, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at...

Britain tests Texan T1 training aircraft for first time

13 hours ago from UPI

Britain's Royal Air Force conducted the first test of the Texan T1 training aircraft Friday at the RAF Valley on the island of Anglesey, Whales.

Study of human impact on food webs and ecosystems yields unexpected insights

14 hours ago from Physorg

When the Australian government relocated Martu hunter-gatherers from their Western Australia lands in the 1960s, no one could have predicted the massive impact their absence would have on the desert...

Scientists reveal impacts of anthropogenic nitrogen discharge on nitrogen transport in global rivers

14 hours ago from Physorg

Excess nutrients from fertilizer application, pollution discharge, and water regulations outflow through rivers from lands to oceans, seriously impacting coastal water quality and ecosystems. Understanding the effects of human activities...

Why the carbon tax will cost some Maritimes families more than others

15 hours ago from Physorg

This year, Canadian households will be paying for their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. How much each household pays will depend not only on the amount of energy they consume, but...

Proximity to land determines how coral reef communities respond to climate change events

15 hours ago from Physorg

Severe weather and environmental disturbances, such as cyclones or thermal coral bleaching, affect specific areas of coral reefs differently, new research has shown.

Green New Deal's focus on renewable energy could fight global warming, create healthier communities, says expert

15 hours ago from Physorg

The Green New Deal, a proposal taken up by scores of members of Congress this month, aims to use "clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources" to provide 100 percent of...

Low-cost drones fly to the rescue of the world's forests

15 hours ago from Physorg

Almost 1.6 billion people – more than a quarter of the global population – rely on forests for their livelihood. Of this number, it's said that around 60 million indigenous...

New instrument unravels landscape longevity

15 hours ago from Physorg

How many years can a mountain exist? Bob Dylan's rhetorical question has just received yet another scientifically based answer. Researchers from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and Denmark's Technical University...

Being a dad is hard when you're a plainfin midshipman fish

15 hours ago from Physorg

Each spring, male plainfin midshipman fish (Porichthys notatus) —a kind of toadfish —emerge from the depths of the Pacific Ocean to breed on the beach. They overwhelm the...

Researchers get to the bottom of fairy circles

15 hours ago from Physorg

Fairy circles are round gaps in arid grassland that are distributed very uniformly over the landscape and only occur along the Namib Desert in southern Africa and in parts of...

Watch: Adam Scott, Kumail Nanjiani star in 'The Twilight Zone' trailer

16 hours ago from UPI

"The Twilight Zone" has been reimagined for new audiences in the latest trailer for the upcoming reboot of the classic sci-fi and horror anthology series.

Major 7.5-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Ecuador

16 hours ago from UPI

A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit eastern Ecuador early Friday, which sent shock waves throughout the region.

Plastic pollution: San Francisco Bay cleanup focuses on roadway trash

16 hours ago from UPI

As cities grapple with waterways choked by plastic, leaders in California are taking action to keep garbage out of San Francisco Bay -- by cleaning up roads.

We can pay for pollution now or later—and the price is lower now

16 hours ago from Physorg

Every time we fill our gas tank, fire up the furnace, ride in an airplane, or use electricity generated by oil, coal, or natural gas, we are contributing to climate...

Otto Bathurst to helm several episodes of 'Halo' series

17 hours ago from UPI

Otto Bathurst is to helm several episodes of "Halo" and executive produce the upcoming, live-action series for Showtime.