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Sun's magnetic field may form close to the surface. This finding could improve solar storm forecasts

New research indicates the sun's magnetic field originates much closer to the surface than previously thought More »


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From Zambia to Afghanistan, WFP warns El Nino's extreme weather is causing a surge in hunger

The UN’s World Food Programme says extreme weather attributed to the El Nino phenomenon is causing a surge in hunger in several countries, including Zambia and Afghanistan, and called on donors for much-needed help More »


Work on new Rome subway line under the Colosseum and Forum enters crucial phase

A long-delayed and complex project to bring a subway line under ancient Roman ruins and through Rome’s historic center has entered a crucial phase More »


How cockroaches spread around the globe to become the pest we know today

A new study tracks how cockroaches spread around the globe to become the survival experts we know today More »


Hawaii officials stress preparedness despite below-normal central Pacific hurricane season outlook

Forecasters say this year's hurricane season for waters around Hawaii will likely be “below normal” with one to four tropical cyclones across the central Pacific region More »


It's so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees

It’s so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees More »


Webb telescope uncovers merger of two massive black holes from early universe

The Webb Space Telescope has discovered the earliest known merger of black holes More »


UN Security Council rejects Russia-backed resolution on banning weapons in space

The United States says that Russia last week launched a satellite that could be part of weaponizing space More »


When the first warm-blooded dinosaurs roamed Earth

A new study suggests that the first warm-blooded dinosaurs may have roamed Earth about 180 million years ago More »


This giant gas planet is as fluffy and puffy as cotton candy

Astronomers say a planet that's bigger than Jupiter is surprisingly as fluffy and light as cotton candy More »


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