Black Death and other ancient diseases could be re-awakened by climate change, professor warns

Black Death and other ancient diseases could be re-awakened by climate change, professor warns (AP Photo/Francois Mori) Global warming could re-awaken ancient diseases and even the Black Death, according to an Oxford University professor. Higher global temperatures would melt ice sheets that store long-buried bacteria, which could spread disease and potentially cause new global pandemics. Professor […]

Global warming will ruin beer, scientists warn

Global warming will ruin beer, scientists warn FILE – This Wednesday, April 19, 2017 file photo shows the beer cooler behind the counter in a convenience store in Sheridan, Ind. In future sweltering years with a double whammy of heat and drought, losses of barley yield can be as much as 17 percent, computer simulations […]

Daylight saving time: When and why we ‘fall back’

Daylight saving time: When and why we ‘fall back’ Tom Liberatore, a materials purchasing manager, walks past clocks being tested prior to shipping at the Electric Time Company in Medfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Friendly reminder: daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. (local time) on Sunday, Nov. 4, which means it's almost time to […]

NASA eyes stunning ‘cloud city’ airship concept to explore Venus

NASA eyes stunning ‘cloud city’ airship concept to explore Venus Illustration for NASA’s HAVOC proof of concept (NASA Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate) NASA is considering a spectacular airship concept for Venus exploration. The space agency’s Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate (SACD) has posted potential designs of the High Altitude Venus Operational Concept (HAVOC) on […]

Alligator found at Florida gas station, police say

Alligator found at Florida gas station, police say Police in Miami Gardens, Florida, say a call came in about an alligator at a gas station. (Miami Gardens Police Department) Police in Miami Gardens, Florida, rounded up a “scaly suspect” on Tuesday: a gator. The critter found its way into the Marathon gas station about 1 a.m., a […]