President Barack Obama will ask Congress for a hefty, almost 8 percent boost for the Pentagon, including $5.3 billion to equip and train Iraqi soldiers and moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants in the Middle East. Continue reading
At the ocean’s edge, slabs of ice break off of glaciers and tumble into the water as icebergs. But these iceberg births are poorly understood. Scientists don’t know how the ice will break or how much the glacier will lose. Continue reading
Parents may be using “baby-talk” when speaking to infants with the goal of making it easier for babies to understand, but a new Japanese study shows this may have the opposite effect.
After a rocky day in the markets, Apple computer began their quarterly earnings call and announced historically high numbers. Continue reading
Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Libya on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, including five foreigners, officials said. Continue reading
Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said Tuesday as they issued more than two dozen safety recommendations. Continue reading
Earth’s close encounter with Asteroid 2004 BL86 on Monday revealed that the massive space object had a traveling companion: its own moon. Continue reading
The Kepler Space Telescope found the oldest solar system in the galaxy. While digging through backlogged data from the Kepler telescope, scientists found Kepler-444, an 11.2 billion year-old star in the Milky Way orbited by at least five Earth-sized planets.
Clergy from around the country have been waging a campaign against a Miami police department practice they see as racial profiling. Continue reading