ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Scott Babcock was wrapping up an early morning runway inspection at America’s farthest north airport when he saw what he thought were a couple of wolves.
He took a closer look through his headlights Thursday and saw something bigger and badder.
Two young polar bears ran away
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Christmas tree in the rotunda at the Rhode Island Statehouse is dead.
Piles of needles were blanketing the area below the tree Friday, beneath several bare branches. When touched, needles dropped instantly. The tree was sitting in a large container of water, also filled with
If you’ve ever stubbed your toe on a coffee table in the dead of night you know just how awesome it would be to switch off your sense of pain, if only for a moment. Unlike you and I, the Marsili family in Italy doesn’t fear stubbed toes,
A FAMILY of eight are living on just £1.60 per day just 10 days before Christmas after wrongly being told to claim Universal Credit, according to an MP.
Labour’s Grahame Morris raised the plight of his constituents during a debate in the House of Commons – with a Cabinet
Archaeologists have learned a great deal about “the Huarmey Queen” in the five years since they discovered the tomb at El Castillo de Huarmey in Peru and found her body inside.
They’ve learned that she was from the pre-Incan Wari culture and she lived about 12 centuries ago.
These plants are glowin’ up.
Scientists at MIT have succeeded in creating plants that light up for hours at a time.
“The vision is to make a plant that will function as a desk lamp — a lamp that you don’t have to plug in,” Michael Strano, co-author of the
We should have kept Pluto a planet!
This new island could help scientists understand life on Mars
NASA thinks Pluto may be hiding a vast ocean
ISS astronauts throw pizza party in zero gravity
NASA unveils new robot that will hunt for Martian life
Our solar system is now engaged in a
As a species, we’ve always been marked by curiosity.
Our desire to explore the unknown took us from settlements on long journeys across the continents and oceans into the deepest recesses of the world and to the highest peaks. Even then, a never-ending urge to learn and discover the
The city’s longest-serving garbage collector is about to start his 52nd year on the job — and is five years from becoming the oldest city sanitation worker in history.
Seventy-five year old Joe Caggiano of Staten Island began working for the Department of Sanitation on Jan. 3,
The cover sheet on the clipboard hanging in the station house of Brooklyn’s blood-soaked 75th Precinct said it all: “You give us 22 minutes, we’ll give you a homicide.”
Much to the chagrin of NYPD brass, the precinct’s battle-weary cops had come up with the twisted take on the
NEW YORK — Walmart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before payday.
The retailer said Wednesday that it teamed up with financial technology startup Even and PayActiv to provide an app to 1.4 million Walmart workers.
The Even app automatically
Tinder is testing a new feature that will make it easier to find out more about the people you match with.
Introduced in a blogpost, Feed will not only let you know when you make new matches, but also show you updates of any of your matches’ activity on
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee woman’s video of her tearful son recounting being bullied at middle school has prompted a wave of support from athletes and entertainers.
Kimberly Jones said in a Facebook post Friday she had just picked up her son, Keaton, from school because he was too
There’s a hip new label in Williamsburg — and it’s called PS 84.
The PTA has revamped the standard-issue logo duds in favor of brightly colored T-shirts with bold graphic prints and track suits with retro flare. Even those who aren’t affiliated with the school are taking notice.
“People come up to
A website is being called offensive for its advertisements for plus-size tights, which feature petite models being engulfed by the pantyhose to demonstrate each pair’s capacity to stretch.
There are several of the ads, which have circulated around the internet, and they all show a slender woman posing inside large tights.
There’s a new salon at Bergdorf Goodman that is focused not on your hair, but on your scalp.
“Women get facials, they get their manicure, they get their hair done and their whole body scrubbed,” says Jay Ree, a stylist at the John Barrett “head spa,” which opened at the Fifth
WASHINGTON — A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray — and now US health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer.
It’s the latest dilemma
“Do you know anything about the offender?” a friend asked me after I told her how my father died. I tell her what I tell all new friends: that in 1992, when I was 11 years old, a young man, high on drugs and looking to steal something,
These stats speak for themselves.
Statistician is the job with the highest rate of millennials in America, according to data released Wednesday by personal finance site SmartAsset. Nearly 45 percent of the 74,000 statisticians in this country are between the ages of 25 and 34, the study, which analyzed
An awkward new exercise is making the rounds on social media — one that claims to help users get “leaner, happier and healthier” in weeks by adding resistance to their bite.
Jawzrsize, which sells for around $35, is a clinically untested device that looks like a ball gag with
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole hearkening back to almost the dawn of creation.
It’s the farthest black hole ever found.
A team led by the Carnegie Observatories’ Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a quasar
Europa has more water than Earth.
But the frozen moon of Jupiter is just one quarter its size.
Now astrophysicists have discovered Europa has something else we do: tectonic activity.
And that could be a major boost in the likelihood of life evolving in the oceans between its fiery core and
It’s understood that degenerative diseases like Alzheimers and cancer can make a person’s “golden years” look pretty bleak. However, there’s some hope on the horizon thanks to some new research from England. A research team at the University of Exeter has found a way to possibly stave off
SAN DIEGO — A group of prominent lawyers representing teachers and students from poor performing schools sued California on Tuesday, arguing that the state has done nothing about a high number of schoolchildren who do not know how to read.
The advocacy law firm, Public Counsel, filed the lawsuit
When you think of the International Space Station — that huge floating laboratory cruising through Earth’s atmosphere that has housed dozens of different astronauts and cosmonauts over the years — what image does your mind paint? If it’s a picture of pristine, almost clinical cleanliness, far away from
Scientists have discovered a supersized version of Earth that could host life on a distant galaxy.
The planet, named K2-18b, has been dubbed a rocky “super earth” that orbits a sun-like star.
And it’s positioned in a solar sweet spot — making it possible to host life-giving liquid water.
A Google supercomputer has created an “AI child” which can outperform its man-made rivals.
The incredible machine named NASNet becomes smarter through “reinforcement learning” which sees it report back to its “parent” computer when completing tasks.
The AI (artificial intelligence,) which was created earlier this year, is able to recognize
Looks like a modern-day Cinderella didn’t quite make it to the ball.
An escalator ground to a halt at New York’s Grand Hyatt Hotel next to Grand Central Station on Monday night, when a pair of high heels got stuck in the grate.
Baffled commuter JD Parker snapped a picture of the
She’s the newest sex robot on the market and has been setting pulses racing with her soft Scottish accent, porn star body, and startling lifelike features.
In one of her first interviews, Harmony told Sun Online she loves sex (“Kneeling Fox” position is her favorite), that she can have
Famous fam: He gets his drumming chops from pop-star dad Phil Collins, natch.
Why we’re watching: Nic’s band, Fifty Eight Hundred, has played the Montreux Jazz and Okeechobee Music & Arts festivals. “We take inspiration from classic rock, alternative rock, hard rock, funk and blues, which really gives our music a