Animals Dropped Dead Inside Roman ‘Gate to Hell.’ Scientists Just Figured Out Why

Two millennia ago, a small Greco-Roman temple in present-day Turkey awed and enthralled its residents. Just beyond its stone gate, in a grotto shrouded in a heavy mist, a strange force worked dark deeds: Bulls ushered inside would lie down and perish; the castrated priests in charge would emerge unscathed. Was it the bloodthirsty will […]

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Scientists Just Issued a Grim New Warning on Climate Change: ‘We Are Not Prepared’

New research shows that countries around the world are falling short of greenhouse gas goals in the Paris climate deal, and the consequences will likely be unprecedented extreme weather. Published in the journal Science Advances this week, the study found that the likelihood of extreme heat, dryness and precipitation will increase across as much of […]

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Another Eclipse Is Coming This Week. Here’s What to Know About the Partial Solar Eclipse

The second solar eclipse in six months is coming later this week. The partial solar eclipse will be visible in Antarctica and a sliver of southern South America, experts say. Skygazers in Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay, far southern Brazil and Antarctica can see the celestial event on Thursday, Feb. 15 for up […]

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3 Reasons Trump’s Plan to Privatize the International Space Station Won’t (and Shouldn’t) Happen

Dabbling in real estate and looking for a way to invest hundreds of millions of dollars with virtually no chance of return? Then the International Space Station (ISS) is for you. Discontinuing funding for space station operations after 2024 and turning the job over to the private sector after that is something the Trump Administration […]

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