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Saturn is losing its rings quicker than expected, NASA warns

Saturn is losing its rings quicker than expected, NASA warns

Saturn’s rings make it one of the most striking planets in the solar system, but scientists believe they could disappear in less than a 100 million years — which isn’t all that long when you consider that the gas giant itself is more than 4 billion years old. New research from NASA shows that the…MORE

Yemen ceasefire goes into effect in strategic port city of Hodeidah

Yemen ceasefire goes into effect in strategic port city of Hodeidah

A ceasefire between Yemen’s warring parties went into effect at midnight Tuesday (4 p.m. ET Monday) in the strategic port city of Hodeidah. The ceasefire was reached last week in Stockholm after a round of UN-sponsored talks — the first direct talks in more than two years between representatives of Yemen’s internationally recognized government, which…MORE

‘Farout,’ the most-distant solar system object discovered

‘Farout,’ the most-distant solar system object discovered

For the first time, an object in our solar system has been found more than 100 times farther than Earth is from the sun. The International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center announced the discovery Monday, calling the object 2018 VG18. But the researchers who found it are calling it “Farout.” They believe the spherical object…MORE

Trump administration working to extradite Turkish cleric, foreign minister says

Trump administration working to extradite Turkish cleric, foreign minister says

The Trump administration is working on the extradition of exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen for his alleged role in an attempted coup in Turkey two years ago, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevl├╝t Cavusoglu claimed Sunday. Cavusoglu’s comments are at odds with recent statements from the US State and Justice Departments and reflect the fractious nature of a…MORE

Despite ceasefire in Yemen, clashes continue in port city of Hodeidah

Despite ceasefire in Yemen, clashes continue in port city of Hodeidah

Just three days after a ceasefire agreement was reached, clashes continued Sunday in Yemen’s strategic port city of Hodeidah between Houthi rebels and pro-government forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition. Both sides blamed the other for the clashes in statements made to CNN. The Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV said the Saudi-led coalition conducted 7 airstrikes and…MORE

Teen tells climate negotiators they aren’t mature enough

Teen tells climate negotiators they aren’t mature enough

Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old Swedish environmental activist, all but shamed the 190 countries represented at the United Nations COP24 conference in Poland last week. The young activist accused negotiators — gathered in Katowice to establish rules for the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change — of abandoning future generations. “You say you…MORE

Explosion near pub in Sapporo, Japan injures dozens

Explosion near pub in Sapporo, Japan injures dozens

An explosion near a pub in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo on Sunday night injured at least 42 people, including one critically, said Hokkaido Police public relations officer Ryohei Kashihara. A subsequent fire caused one building to collapse. Residents reported smelling gas after the explosion and seeing broken windows in the area, public service…MORE

Largest known diamond in North America found in Canada

Largest known diamond in North America found in Canada

A 552-carat yellow diamond was recently unearthed in Canada — the largest ever found in North America. Mining company Dominion Diamond Mines said in a press release on Thursday the diamond was discovered in October at the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The “astonishing gemstone” measures 33.74 millimeters by 54.56 millimeters, the company…MORE

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