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  • Symbolic ‘Doomsday Clock’ moves closer to midnight

    January 26, 2017 8:06 PM 32

    WASHINGTON-Comments by US President Donald Trump and a “darkening global security landscape” have made the world less safe, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned Thursday, moving its symbolic “Doomsday Clock” 30 seconds closer to midnight. The clock - which serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying the planet - was last changed

  • Doomsday Clock Ticks 30 Seconds Closer to Global Annihilation Thanks to Trump, Scientists Say

    January 26, 2017 8:06 PM 23

    The world is ticking another 30 seconds closer to the apocalypse — in part because of Donald Trump. At least that's the dire warning from the group of scientists who oversee the metaphorical Doomsday Clock, the hands of which were moved Thursday to two minutes and 30 seconds before midnight — the time that represents when a catastrophic nuclear event

  • Malaysian Python Swallows Two Entire Goats, and the Photos Are INSANE

    January 24, 2017 8:26 PM 30

    This fucking guy, according to the Mail, boasted an intimidating length of 16 feet and thus qualifies as a big ass snake. The alleged goat eater had apparently slithered its way "through a wire fence" and onto the general stomping grounds of the unfortunate goats. Too afraid to approach or otherwise attempt to reason with the python, nearby residents

  • Kenya: Small moth with yellowish hair named after Donald Trump

    January 19, 2017 11:54 PM 31

    CARLIFORNIA - A small moth with a yellowish-white coif of scales has been named after US President-edit Donald Trump, in honor of the former reality TV show host and real estate magnate's signature hairdo. The new species, dubbed Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, lives in a habitat that spans southern California and Mexico's Baja California and was named by evolutionary

  • Scientists name new moth species after Donald Trump

    January 19, 2017 8:14 PM 29

    A newly discovered insect appears to have the President-elect's ‘golden flake hairstyle.' ’Hours before Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as 45th POTUS, Canadian evolutionary biologist and systematist Dr. Vazrick Nazari named a new moth species in his honor. The newly discovered insect bears the name of ‘Neopalpa donaldtrumpi’ because it appears to share

  • Donald Trump Moth Namesake Has Tousled Mop of Blond Hair

    January 19, 2017 5:18 PM 30

    Donald Trump now has a moth namesake after a biologist discovered an insect crowned by yellowish scales that looked just like a head of tousled blond hair. He named it Neopalpa donaldtrumpi. The moth can be found in parts of California and Baja California, reported CNN, and evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari said he hopes the Trump-related name will bring

  • More Than Half Of All Primates Are Nearing Extinction, New Study Says

    January 18, 2017 7:01 PM 30

    "Unsustainable human activities" are behind most of the pressures on the primate species. The future looks extremely ominous for gorillas, monkeys and other primates, unless humans make huge shifts in their current behavior, a new study warns. Roughly 60 percent of the 504 species of primates, which are mankind’s closest biological relatives, are threatened

  • A mass primate extinction has been triggered thanks to destruction of forests, say scientists

    January 18, 2017 7:01 PM 32

    We are likely to lose the majority of primate species to extinction in the coming decades. We can expect to see the majority of non-human primate species driven to extinction in the next 25-50 years, a group of 31 leading primatologists has said. There are 504 species of primate in Africa and Asia, of which 60% are threatened with extinction. By the middle

  • 2016 likely the warmest year since records began

    January 18, 2017 3:32 PM 27

    Full year figures for 2016 confirm it has just edged ahead of 2015 as the world's warmest year. Data from Nasa and the UK Met Office shows temperatures were around 0.07 degree Celsius above the 2015 mark. Although the Met Office increase was within the margin of error, Nasa says that 2016 was the third year in a row to break the record. The El Niño weather

  • Astronaut Gene Cernan Didn't Just Go to the Moon, He Took Us All With Him

    January 18, 2017 9:33 AM 24

    One bright moonlit night in Florida, as we headed back to the ABC News workspace at the Kennedy Space Canter, astronaut Gene Cernan turned to me and pointed up to the big yellow ball in the sky. "You see that spot just by the 'eye?'" he asked me, referring to the unmistakable face of the Man in the Moon. "You see that? That's where I landed. That's the Valley