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Why scientists say earthquakes feel powerful after cosmic rays strike

Researchers say they now believe they know more about why cosmic radiation hitting Earth can make our planet shake even more.

Genes and climate: Hidden adaptations of an endangered flycatcher

The Southwestern Willow Flycatcher is classified as an endangered species primarily due to habitat loss and fragmentation

The 5 theories about what could have caused the ‘catastrophic implosion’ on the Titan

The Titan submersible suffered a ‘catastrophic implosion’, according to the US Coast Guard. Here are some theories on what could have caused the collapse.

Satellite internet is on the way after Arctic fiber cut unplugs part of Alaska

Satellite internet competitors OneWeb and SpaceX are in the running to reconnect Alaskans after ice damaged a sub-sea fiber-optic cable in the Arctic Ocean, as reported by numerous local outlets.

SpaceX launches 56 satellites from Florida

SpaceX scheduled a Starlink launch at around 11:35 a.m. Friday amid weather concerns. The company planned to launch 56 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force

Groundwater Is Now Affecting the Planet's Tilt

Groundwater plays a significant role in the planet’s agriculture — but it’s also raised big questions over precisely how sustainable these practices are. Last year, Modern Farmer reported on a

SpaceX to launch satellite to serve rural Indonesia

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket Sunday carrying a communications satellite that will provide internet service to Indonesia.

UK river pollution monitoring is 50 years out of date, say researchers

Levels of pollutants in the UK's rivers are tested by random sampling, a method that experts say is decades out of date and not thorough enough to tackle the issues facing the waterways

Microsoft says early June disruptions to Outlook, cloud platform, were cyberattacks

Microsoft says the early June disruptions to its Microsoft's flagship office suite — including the Outlook email apps — were denial-of-service attacks by a shadowy new hacktivist group

Elon Musk says Twitter video app for smart TVs is 'coming'

New CEO Linda Yaccarino and Musk had in an investor presentation on Thursday laid out Twitter's plans to focus on video, creator and commerce partnerships.

NASA astronauts conduct spacewalk to add solar array to ISS

NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg will install the sixth roll-out solar array on the International Space Station during a spacewalk on Thursday.

Old picture of sinkhole does not show destruction caused by recent earthquake in South Africa

South Africa’s business hub Johannesburg experienced a 5.0 magnitude earthquake in the early hours of June 11, 2023, with no reports of casualties or significant damage. Despite this, a photograph

What Happens If… We Actually Exceed 1.5°C In Global Warming?

The 2015 Paris climate agreement saw countries vow to try and stop temperatures exceeding the 1.5°C mark, but a big question mark hangs over whether we can actually achieve that. The highest average

Have we just taken a step towards growing humans in laboratories?

Scientists have created an embryo with no sperm, and no egg.

Major finding on Saturn’s moon Enceladus boosts hope for finding alien life in our solar system

Phosphates have been found on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, in a new breakthrough discovery that boosts hopes for finding alien life in our solar system. It is the first time phosphorus has been found in

AWS outage causes some websites to go dark

Amazon’s cloud computing unit Amazon Web Services experienced an outage on Tuesday, affecting publishers that suddenly found themselves unable to operate their sites. The company said on its website

The scientist whose work made Ozempic possible says the drug could make life 'so miserably boring' that people won't stay on it for more than 1-2 years

In addition to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, other Ozempic side effects might make it hard for people to stay on the drug long-term.

Early humans left Africa and reached Asia earlier than thought, fossil discovery reveals

Two fossils unearthed in a cave in Laos suggest Homo sapiens was living in the region 86,000 years ago, challenging prevailing ideas about early human migration.

NASA Sending Adorable Little Buddy to Hang Out Next to the James Webb

Webb Sidekick After spending almost an exceedingly lonely year and a half peering into the universe roughly one million miles away from Earth, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is finally getting

Accenture pouring $3 billion into AI, joining long list of tech companies prepping to meet demand

Technology services provider Accenture is the latest company to ramp up its artificial intelligence business, announcing Tuesday that it will invest $3 billion over the next three years and double its

How El Nino could impact the world's weather in 2023-24

Countries are racing to prepare for extreme weather later this year as the world tips into an El Nino — a natural climate phenomenon that fuels tropical cyclones in the Pacific and boosts rainfall

Instagram's Twitter-killer is 'sanely run' and decentralized

Meta's new app, reportedly known as Project 92, takes a page from the new crop of decentralized social networks and leverages Instagram's user accounts.

Flare of light brighter than a trillion suns reveals location of rare double black hole galaxy

Brilliant new signals from a far-off galaxy confirm that the system is anchored by a pair of black holes locked in a daring dance.

The accidental beauty of our smoldering world

Images of our smoky skies look like old photographs — and remind us that the world doesn’t need to be this way.

Apple tries to distance itself from Meta, competition: Don’t call it a headset

Apple (AAPL) debuted its long-awaited Vision Pro on Monday, marking the company’s official entry into the AR/VR headset wars. Just don’t tell Apple that. The company went to great pains to distance