Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Amazing maps show where Americans come from and who they really are today

The way that different races and ethnicities are spread around the U.S. says a lot about our history. Some groups ended up in a particular...

Sunday’s rare supermoon eclipse: What you need to know

Stargazers are in for a treat Sunday when a supermoon combines with a lunar eclipse for the first time since 1982.The supermoon eclipse will...

El Niño rains cause 100 deaths, 70,000 displaced in Kenya – UN agency

At least 100 people have died since October following El Niño rains in Kenya. An estimated 70,000 others have been displaced by the resulting floods,...

A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered...

Richest American Families with immigrant roots

1. Du Pont family The Du Ponts trace their fortune to Eleuthère Irénée “E.I.” du Pont (1771-1834; pictured). A prisoner during the French Revolution, he fled...

UN chief launches initiative to build climate resilience of world’s most vulnerable countries

On the opening day of the United Nations (UN) climate change conference (COP21), dozens of announcements were made in Paris by Governments and leaders...

Jupiter, Venus, Mars’ planetary trio in pre Halloween sky

Jupiter and Venus will be close in the morning sky with Mars not far behind Monday, and the three planets will appear to move...

Massive wildfire forces evacuation of Canadian city

The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate as a wildfire whipped by winds...

Video: The Mystery of the Bermuda Triange

The Mystery Of The Bermuda Triangle The Bermuda Triangle has caught the imagination of the world for decades, and the long list of mysterious...

What The Heck Is This Thing On Mars?

A NASA image of Mars being passed around on social media over the weekend has imaginations running wild. The photo shows a stone formation in front of what...

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The Nile Could Be a Window Into the Underworld

Some scientists think the Nile river might be revealing the mysteries of the mantle beneath it. There’s been debate over the age of the Nile—whether it...

Ethiopians Are Losing Faith on Abiy’s Peace. Why?

When Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in 2018, the political reforms and initiatives he promised were met with much hope and optimism. He promised...

Rare-earth Wars: China Expands Production to Squeeze US Entrants

China, the world's largest producer of rare-earth metals, will expand production to record levels, as it seeks to maintain its global dominance in the...