Disasters / Accidents

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19

Published 15/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, London, Britain, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) [more…]

Oasis star Liam Gallagher lends voice to Christmas climate change camp

Oasis star Liam Gallagher lends voice to Christmas climate change camp

Published 14/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Musician Liam Gallagher poses for a portrait while promoting his solo album "As You Were" in Santa Monica, California, U.S., July 25, 2017. [more…]

Amber discovery shows ‘Dracula’ sucked blood of feathered dinosaurs

Amber discovery shows ‘Dracula’ sucked blood of feathered dinosaurs

Published 13/12/2017

Studied tick pieces and extant hard tick for comparison (tick is 5 mm long) as seen in this handout photo received by Reuters December 12, [more…]

Waddling into history: huge ancient penguin inhabited New Zealand

Waddling into history: huge ancient penguin inhabited New Zealand

Published 13/12/2017

Kumimanu biceae, an ancient penguin, which lived 55 to 60 million years ago, weighing 225 pounds (101 kg) and measuring nearly 6 feet (1.77 m) [more…]

Oddball dinosaur was ‘mixture between a Velociraptor and a goose’

Oddball dinosaur was ‘mixture between a Velociraptor and a goose’

Published 06/12/2017

A dinosaur, named Halszkaraptor escuilliei, a turkey-sized, bird-like dinosaur that boasted a swan's neck, arms resembling flippers, long legs and a mouth full of needle-like [more…]

Arctic sea ice melt to exacerbate California droughts: study

Arctic sea ice melt to exacerbate California droughts: study

Published 06/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, in the midst of their ICESCAPE mission, retrieves supplies in the Arctic Ocean in [more…]

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for ‘gene drive’ pest control

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for ‘gene drive’ pest control

Published 05/12/2017

Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as "gene drive" to control pests. [more…]

Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia’s grid

Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia’s grid

Published 01/12/2017

An old windmill stands in front of wind turbines in a paddock near the Hornsdale Power Reserve, featuring the world's largest lithium ion battery made [more…]

Dazzling egg fossils crack open secrets of ancient flying reptiles

Dazzling egg fossils crack open secrets of ancient flying reptiles

Published 30/11/2017

An artist’s illustration shows individuals from the fish-eating pterosaur species Hamipterus tianshanensis, including adults, juvenile and eggs in this handout illustration obtained by Reuters November [more…]

Walking the dog? Motion monitor to aid actors playing pooches

Walking the dog? Motion monitor to aid actors playing pooches

Published 29/11/2017

BATH, England (Reuters) - From a poodle’s strut to a basset hound’s lolloping gait, scientists plan to capture the movements of different breeds to make [more…]