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Seagulls are more likely to go after food humans have touched

Seagulls are more likely to go after food humans have touched

Seagulls prefer to eat food that humans have already touched, according to new research. Scientists from the University of Exeter in the UK showed herring gulls two identical pieces of food, and noticed the birds were more likely to eat the one that they had seen a human holding. This suggests that gulls’ decisions on…MORE

Putin must be loving Washington’s meltdown over Russian election interference

Putin must be loving Washington’s meltdown over Russian election interference

Forgive Vladimir Putin a wry smile. Just one report that Russia is meddling again in US elections has pitched Washington into a meltdown that will only further the Kremlin’s goal of tarnishing US democracy. Bombshell reports last week revealed that US intelligence agencies identified a new Russian election interference effort — and suggested the Kremlin…MORE

60 years later, Fidel Castro could loom over another US election

60 years later, Fidel Castro could loom over another US election

Fidel Castro is back. From beyond the grave, the socialist icon who faced down Uncle Sam for 50 years is casting his spell over yet another US election campaign. Front-running Democrat Bernie Sanders, author of his own, milder leftist revolution, refused to fully repudiate past praise of the Cuban dictator in a “60 Minutes” interview…MORE

Ancient humans lived through a massive volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago

Ancient humans lived through a massive volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago

About 74,000 years ago, Sumatra’s Mount Toba experienced a super-eruption — an event scientists suspect was large enough to wipe out a majority of early humans living at the time, slowing down the spread of humanity. But researchers have discovered evidence that Homo sapiens were migrating before, during and after the event, according to a…MORE

Why people eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday

Why people eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday

Today is Shrove Tuesday. Also known as Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras (in French) and by many other nicknames. It’s the big hurrah before Christians start Lent, a season of prayer, penance and fasting in preparation for the Easter season. But even on a day with king cake, beads, parades and giant floats, there’s still a…MORE

Why solar storms from space may blind and strand whales

Why solar storms from space may blind and strand whales

Space weather has more implications than causing glitches in Earth’s satellite-based communications — it can also strand gray whales, according to a new study. Typically, space weather is created when solar storms occur on the sun and stream out toward Earth. The high-energy particles can disrupt our communications and Earth’s magnetic field. But they may…MORE

A heat wave in Antarctica melted 20% of an island’s snow in 9 days

A heat wave in Antarctica melted 20% of an island’s snow in 9 days

A nine-day heat wave scorched Antarctica’s northern tip earlier this month. New NASA images reveal that nearly a quarter of an Antarctic island’s snow cover melted in that time — an increasingly common symptom of the climate crisis. The images show Eagle Island on the northeastern peninsula of the icy continent at the start and…MORE