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Mexican experts say the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system "is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," but is threatened by pollution
They want GOP lawmakers to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws
A ferocious storm has battered Jupiter for at least 188 years. “In truth, the GRS [Great Red Spot] has been shrinking for a long time,” lead Juno mission team member and planetary scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Glenn Orton told Business Insider in an email. Jupiter's Great Red Spot, simulated using data collected during NASA's Juno mission.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also blew away much of the mountain's summit.
Investigators are treating the case as a homicide
The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023. Hunting wiped out the grey wolf in France during the 1930s and they only returned in 1992 via Italy -- currently home to around 2,000 wolves -- before spreading into Switzerland and Germany.
In a Monday morning Tweet, the U.S. Secret Service called the report "false."
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal to make California's drought-era water restrictions permanent could allow the state to chip away at long-held water rights in an unprecedented power grab, representatives from water districts and other users told regulators Tuesday.
The indictment says GOP Sen. Nick Kettle coerced a male page into sex on two occasions in 2011
Peter Beck launched the ‘Humanity Star’ last month
Artificial intelligence could be deployed by dictators, criminals and terrorists to manipulate elections and use drones in terrorist attacks, more than two dozen experts said Wednesday as they sounded the alarm over misuse of the technology. In a 100-page analysis, they outlined a rapid growth in cybercrime and the use of "bots" to interfere with news gathering and penetrate social media among a host of plausible scenarios in the next five to 10 years. "Our report focuses on ways in which people could do deliberate harm with AI," said Sean O hEigeartaigh, Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.
Researchers have developed a game to 'vaccinate' people against fake news – by showing them how to become a fake news mogul.
Morocco has become the latest country where Uber’s plans for world domination has been halted by local regulation. In a statement, the ride-hailing giant has announced that it will temporarily shutter operations in Casablanca this week given the lack of “clarity about integrating applications like Uber into the existing transport model.” Uber launched in Casablanca,…
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to argue that he's been tougher on Russia than his predecessor Barack Obama. That's not true.
Archaeologists have uncovered fascinating new details about a cave in Turkey that ancient Romans believed to be an entrance to the underworld. Complex rituals once took place at the 2,200-year-old site in the city of Hierapolis, part of the province of Phrygia.