Trump takes limousine lap before Daytona 500 auto race

World / Politics Feb 17, 2020

Trump takes limousine lap before Daytona 500 auto race

President Donald Trump took a loop around the Daytona 500 racetrack on Sunday in the presidential limousine known as "The Beast," drawing cheers from fans at NASCAR'S most prestigious race. Ramping up his nationwide re-election effort after his acquittal in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial, ...

Orangutan granted 'personhood' turns 34, and makes new friend

World Feb 17, 2020

Orangutan granted 'personhood' turns 34, and makes new friend

A orangutan named Sandra, who was granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina and later found a new home in Florida, celebrated her 34th birthday on Valentine's Day with a special new primate friend. Patti Ragan, director of the Center for Great Apes in ...

Jellyfish hurl venom 'grenades' to snare prey

World / Science & Health Feb 14, 2020

Jellyfish hurl venom 'grenades' to snare prey

A species of jellyfish hunts its prey by hurling venom grenades to create "stinging water," researchers said Thursday, solving a long-standing mystery as to how they gather food without tentacles. The Cassiopea xamachana jellyfish, found in shallow waters around Florida, the Caribbean and Micronesia, is ...

Magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica

World Jan 29, 2020

Magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica

A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday. Witnesses reported strong shaking but there was no immediate word of casualties or heavy damage. The quake was centered 139 km (86 miles) northwest of Montego Bay, Jamaica, ...

Florida could use drones to fight pythons and invasive species

World Jan 28, 2020

Florida could use drones to fight pythons and invasive species

Florida could turn to the sky to fight Burmese pythons on the ground under a bill a Senate committee unanimously approved Monday to allow two state agencies to use drones in the effort to eradicate invasive plants and animals. The bill would create an exception ...