Jupiter explosion captured on video by astrophotographer in Brazil

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 28 total views REDDING, Calif. — A man from Brazil had the kind of magic moment most amateur astronomers can only dream of: He filmed an unpredicted astronomical event. Astrophotographer José Luis Pereira of São Paulo was taking video and photos of his favorite planet, Jupiter, when on Monday night he captured on video a bright white […]

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Snakes evolved after asteroid killed the dinosaurs, most life on Earth

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 42 total views An asteroid that hit Earth around 66 million years ago wiped out the dinosaurs and most life on the planet, but a new study suggests some creatures managed to thrive off the event: snakes.  The study, released by a team of scientists at the University of Bath in England and published in Nature Communications on Tuesday, […]

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German police detain four after threat on synagogue on Yum Kippur

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 24 total views BERLIN — A 16-year-old boy and three other people were detained Thursday in connection with a suspected plan for an Islamic extremist attack on a synagogue in the German city of Hagen, authorities said. The detentions took place on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, and two years after a deadly attack […]

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AP Vietnam reporter’s tale of 9 weeks in quarantine

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 30 total views The AP’s Hau Dinh set off from Hanoi for the seaside resort of Vung Tau in southern Vietnam for a long weekend in mid-July as the delta variant swept through the country in the worst wave yet, sparking harsh lockdown measures that left him trapped away from home. (Sept. 16) All Images/Sources/Credit By:-USA […]

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Everything to know about September 16 Mexican Independence Day

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 40 total views Sept. 16 marks the day when Catholic priest Miguel Hildago called for independence from Spain in the “Grito de Dolores” in 1810. While it may seem similar, Mexico’s fight for independence was different than the United States’ Revolutionary War. Mexican Independence Day coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month. Mexican Independence Day often gets overshadowed […]

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More than 1,400 dolphins killed in hunting tradition on Faroe Islands

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 30 total views A tradition of dolphin hunting in the Faroe Islands has led to international outcry after more than 1,400 dolphins were killed in one day, leaving a beach doused in blood. The BBC reports that on Sunday, boats herded a pod of white-sided dolphins into shallow waters at Skalabotnur beach in Eysturoy — roughly 400 miles from Iceland — and killed them […]

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World record for plank over 9 hours set by Australian man with CRPS

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 34 total views If you have been slacking on your ab workouts, a new Guinness World record for longest plank may inspire you. Daniel Scali of Australia shattered the previous record for longest plank after holding the position for 9 hours, 30 minutes and 1 second, according to Guinness World Records.  Scali broke the record on Aug. […]

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Female spiders found protecting babies in 99 million-year-old fossils

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 24 total views A mother’s love is eternal. Or at least encapsulated in a fossilized tree resin that’s 99 million years old. Adult female spiders – now extinct – were discovered protecting their already-hatched spiderlings in recently mined amber in Southeast Asia , according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. […]

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Komodo dragons have become endangered species due to climate change

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 36 total views The real-life version of Godzilla, the Komodo dragon, is now an endangered species, and experts believe the species is headed toward extinction. Recently, the largest lizard in the world had been moved from a vulnerable species to an endangered one on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List. Last week, a report from […]

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Australian duck says ‘You bloody fool,’ can mimic humans swearing

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 56 total views In English, ducks say “quack quack,” while they say “cua cua” in Spanish. French ducks say “coin coin.” But an Australian duck named Ripper is a little different: He calls you a “bloody fool.” Carel ten Cate, a researcher at the Institute of Biology Leiden at Leiden University in the Netherlands, began studying the vocalization abilities of musk ducks […]

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