Floods, storms and other natural events kill thousands of people every year. So does extreme heat. In fact, heat may be nature’s deadliest killer. | Science in the News
Report warns many countries are taking part in digital spying too often and on too many people | As It Is
The Space Race began in the 1950s between the US and the Soviet Union. The fierce competition between the two countries led to the US landing on the moon on July 20, 1969. | As It Is
Also, a life-size model of King Tut’s Tomb opens in Egypt | Science in the News
A major football event will happen in the South American country later this month, but with teams of robots playing the game. The robot teams are guided by teams of humans from around the world. The event is known as RoboCup.
A new report says plastics are responsible for $13 billion in damage to the oceans and the undersea environment. The findings were announced recently at a United Nations conference in Nairobi, Kenya. The report tells about harm to sea life -- and what might be done to improve the situation.
New three-dimensional technology may help find more deadly tumors in breast tissue missed by standard two-dimensional technology. | Health Report
Also, space scientists see effect of Earth’s gravity on Moon; and, a quarter-century of images of space from the Hubble telescope | Science in the News
NASA, Thomas Edison, U.S. literature and 1990s pop music have all turned failure into success.
Last week, the World Meteorological Organization predicted a return of the weather event known as El Nino later this year. Experts say one sign of it is unusually warm ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific. El Nino can affect weather conditions worldwide.
A guide to emergencies like choking, heart attacks, accidental poisonings and severe bleeding | Science in the News
What if a person could control robots using only their thoughts? And this is not a Hollywood movie. This is real. | AS IT IS
A report earlier this year from the United States Surgeon General finds that smoking tobacco is even deadlier than had been known. | As It Is
New scientific discoveries often use the latest technology. But a new microscope is just the opposite. The Foldscope is a microscope made from folded paper. It is like origami, the ancient Japanese art of folding paper, except for laboratories.
Many people enjoy a nice, cold soft drink on a hot day. But a new study finds that drinking too many soft drinks may increase aggressive behavior in children. | As It Is
American researchers have watched ants build life-saving rafts to keep afloat during floods. They also have documented how ant colonies choose their next queen – the female whose job is to produce eggs.
Not all drinking is harmless, social drinking. The World Health Organization warns that some dangerous trends in alcohol drinking around the world are killing people. Find out more. | Health Report
Also, American scientists study possible health effects of chocolate and Dutch study finds dark chocolate helps protect against heart disease | Science in the News
Natural disasters happen everywhere in the world. Many cause property damage and loss of life. But researchers say the severity of their effects can be reduced if people take steps to prepare.
Last week, Malaysia Airline flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine killing all 298 passengers and crew. On Wednesday, July 23, two Ukrainian military planes were shot down in the same airspace. And now an Air Algeria plane crashed in Mali. More
French President Francois Hollande said French soldiers have reached the area where an Air Algerie passenger airplane crashed in northern Mali. He said soldiers had recovered one of the plane’s flight recorders. The airplane carried at least 116 people including the crew. More
Chinese police have arrested five employees of a Shanghai-based food supplier. This food supplier is accused of selling old, or expired, meat to several fast food chains in China. These fast food chains include two of the biggest -- McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken. More
Rising housing prices in Hong Kong are hurting low-income residents. Many people who live in the city are being forced into unsafe and illegal living situations.
Some Hong Kong residents have built low-cost dwellings on the roofs --top levels -- of high buildings. More
Former Army General Prabowo Subianto will ask the country’s Constitutional Court to overturn the vote count. The announcement came a day after the country’s election commission named former Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo the winner of the July 9th vote for president. More
Maryland’s so-called 'Ice Cream Trail' is 460 kilometers long. The state's agriculture secretary says itl brings valuable attention to the state’s dairy farms | American Mosaic More
Buchanan was the last president before the North and South divided into civil war. More
Conversations about the past are proving to help senior citizens remember the present. These conversations are also helping them fight depression and feel better about themselves. | Health Report More
Floods, storms and other natural events kill thousands of people every year. So does extreme heat. In fact, heat may be nature’s deadliest killer. | Science in the News More
The Cold War is long over. What do you do with a missile launch when a war is over? Turn it into a tourist site, of course. More