Mar 12, 2017

Missouri kayaker begins attempt for distance record

An experienced kayaker who is trying to set the world record for the most miles paddled by a woman in one year set off from a Lake Huron beach in Michigan. Traci Lynn Martin began her first leg Thursday at Lighthouse Beach in Port ...

U.N. reports Antarctica's highest temperatures on record

/ Mar 2, 2017

U.N. reports Antarctica's highest temperatures on record

The U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization published the highest temperatures on record in three Antarctic zones Wednesday, setting a benchmark for studying how climate change is affecting this crucial region. Mapping Antarctica’s extremes is essential for understanding weather patterns, and teasing out natural climate variability ...

Feb 23, 2017

Winning Powerball ticket is worth $435 million in Indiana

A Powerball ticket that was sold in Indiana has matched the winning numbers of a drawing on Wednesday for the game’s $435 million jackpot, one of the largest in the lottery’s history. The numbers drawn were 52, 10, 61, 28, and 13. The Powerball ...

India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

/ Feb 16, 2017

India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space program. Celebrations erupted among scientists at the southern spaceport of Sriharikota as the head of the Indian Space Research Organisation ...

Climate science bedeviled by 'tipping points'

/ | Jan 19, 2017

Climate science bedeviled by 'tipping points'

Of the many things that keep climate scientists awake at night, tipping points may be the scariest. To start with, these thresholds for deep, sometimes catastrophic change in the complex web of Earth’s natural forces, caused by man-made global warming, are largely invisible. You ...