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A Giant Volcano Could End Human Life on Earth as We Know It

58 minutes ago   |   NY Times

Why isn't anyone taking this problem more seriously? Unlikely isn't the same thing as impossible, even though it's human nature to conflate the two.
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Jupiter got hit by a planet 10 times the mass of Earth billions of years ago, and its core is still reeling, a new study suggests

Jupiter got hit by a planet 10 times the mass of Earth billions of years ago, and its core is still reeling, a new study suggests

5 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Jupiter was struck by a young planet with 10 times the mass of Earth about 4.5 billion years ago, a new study suggests. The planet struck Jupiter's core and stirred up the...
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The Lost Art of Economic Statecraft

7 hours ago   |   Foreign Affairs

Despite boasting the most powerful economy on earth , the United States too often reaches for the gun instead of the purse in its foreign policy. The country has hardly...
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Stardust From Supernova Explosion That Rained Iron Particles Down on Earth Discovered in Antarctic Snow

9 hours ago   |   Newsweek

The snow contained substantial quantities of dust-enriched with iron-60-which isn't naturally produced on our planet.
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Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

9 hours ago   |   WGN TV   |   3 articles

Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change. The fires are...
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August New Moon 2019: Invisible 'Supermoon' Rises with Jupiter and Saturn

August New Moon 2019: Invisible 'Supermoon' Rises with Jupiter and Saturn

10 hours ago   |   Space

The new moon occurs Aug. 30, at 6:37 a.m. EDT , just a few hours before the moon reaches perigee - the closest point in its orbit to Earth.
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Harvey Weinstein Files Motion to Move Rape Trial From New York City

12 hours ago   |   Time

NEW YORK - A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein has asked that the disgraced movie mogul's upcoming criminal trial be moved out of New York City, saying he can't get a fair trial. In...
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The northernmost reaches of the Earth are on fire. Here's what this record-breaking hot summer looks like from space

The northernmost reaches of the Earth are on fire. Here's what this record-breaking hot summer looks like from space

12 hours ago   |   Business Insider

July was the hottest month ever on record. This summer, vast areas of the Arctic were engulfed in flames. Satellite images showed plumes of smoke engulfing parts of Russia...
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Exclusive: Humbled Noble Group seeks to rebuild LNG, energy businesses: sources

15 hours ago   |   Reuters

Noble Group Holdings plans to rebuild its liquefied natural gas and core energy businesses and develop rare earths as it seeks new life as a niche, Asia-focused commodity...
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Pat's confidence game: O'Neill and de Blasio are expressing a near-unanimous opinion about Daniel Pantaleo

16 hours ago   |   NY Daily News

Scorching the earth after the firing of Officer Daniel Pantaleo, Police Benevolent Association boss Patrick Lynch wrote his members: “We are asking for a no-confidence vote in...
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'Lady and the Tramp' star is a 2-year-old rescue dog named Monte

'Lady and the Tramp' star is a 2-year-old rescue dog named Monte

Every dog has its day, and for Monte, a terrier mix shelter dog, that day came with Disney fame. Read more ...

Former 'Miracle on Ice' player accused of beating neighbor with metal pole...

Former 'Miracle on Ice' player accused of beating neighbor with metal pole over 'spiked beer'

Mark Pavelich assaulted his neighbor he had been fishing with earlier in the day, believing he had slipped something into his beer, police said. Read more ...

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

The smoke has reached one city more than 1,700 miles away, even making it pitch black during the day apparently due to smoke and ash. Read more ...

Trump: Jewish people who vote Democrat show 'total lack of knowledge or...

Trump: Jewish people who vote Democrat show 'total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty'

Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the president was trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes. Read more ...

Shooter wounds LA County sheriff's deputy at police station

Shooter wounds LA County sheriff's deputy at police station

A gunman opened fire outside a Los Angeles County police station on Wednesday afternoon, wounding one sheriff's deputy, authorities said. The deputy was shot in the shoulder at... Read more ...

Wild tap NHL veteran Bill Guerin as new general manager

Wild tap NHL veteran Bill Guerin as new general manager

Less than a month before training camp is set to begin, the Wild have hired a new GM to steer a the teetering ship. Read more ...

Jets' Brandon Copeland suspended four games for PEDs

Jets' Brandon Copeland suspended four games for PEDs

The Jets will be without Brandon Copeland for the first four games of the season after the NFL suspended the linebacker for violating the league policy on performance-enhancing... Read more ...

6 seniors face charges for having public sex in Connecticut

6 seniors face charges for having public sex in Connecticut

Police say the six, five men and an 85-year-old woman, were involved in lewd and sexual activity in the Grace Richardson conservation area in Fairfield earlier this month. Read more ...

Trump eases student loan forgiveness for disabled veterans

Trump eases student loan forgiveness for disabled veterans

President Donald Trump on Wednesday directed the Education Department to more easily forgive the federal student loans owed by veterans with disabilities, making a move... Read more ...

Author Nicholas Sparks wins federal court case

Author Nicholas Sparks wins federal court case

A federal jury has sided with novelist Nicholas Sparks and the private Christian school he founded in his North Carolina hometown, dismissing claims by the school's former... Read more ...