Earth’s Days Are Mysteriously Getting Longer, Scientists Say

Earth’s Days Are Mysteriously Getting Longer, Scientists Say

Atomic clocks, combined with precise astronomical measurements, have revealed that the length of a day is suddenly getting longer, and scientists don’t know why. This has critical impacts not only on our timekeeping, but also things like GPS and other technologies that govern our modern life. Over the past few decades, Earth’s rotation around its … Read more

Google Equiano: Internet giant bets big on Africa with latest megaproject

Google Equiano: Internet giant bets big on Africa with latest megaproject

Running for thousands of miles along the bottom of the sea, the cable’s landing had been delayed for months by rough conditions and Covid-19. But now here it was, a couple of inches wide and already covered in sand. A welcome party stood on the beach and posed for photos before the cable continued inland. … Read more

Gaza: truce takes effect between Israel and Islamic Jihad after days of fighting Gaza

Gaza: truce takes effect between Israel and Islamic Jihad after days of fighting  Gaza

A truce between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad has taken effect in the Gaza Strip after three days of cross-border fighting triggered by surprise Israeli airstrikes. US President Joe Biden welcomed the agreement on Sunday, and called on all parties to “fully implement the ceasefire, and to ensure fuel and humanitarian supplies … Read more

Pompeii photos provide a stunning new glimpse into middle-class life before Mount Vesuvius erupted

Pompeii photos provide a stunning new glimpse into middle-class life before Mount Vesuvius erupted

A trunk with its lid left open. A wooden dishware closet, its shelves caved in. Three-legged accent tables topped by decorative bowls. These latest discoveries by archaeologists are enriching knowledge about middle-class lives in Pompeii before Mount Vesuvius’ furious eruption buried the ancient Roman city in volcanic debris. Pompeii’s archaeological park, one of Italy’s top … Read more

Pompeii photos provide a stunning new glimpse into middle-class life before Mount Vesuvius erupted

Pompeii photos provide a stunning new glimpse into middle-class life before Mount Vesuvius erupted

A trunk with its lid left open. A wooden dishware closet, its shelves caved in. Three-legged accent tables topped by decorative bowls. These latest discoveries by archaeologists are enriching knowledge about middle-class lives in Pompeii before Mount Vesuvius’ furious eruption buried the ancient Roman city in volcanic debris. Pompeii’s archaeological park, one of Italy’s top … Read more

UN chief demands international access to Ukraine nuclear plant after new attack

UN chief demands international access to Ukraine nuclear plant after new attack

Kyiv, Moscow trade blame for hits on Zaporizhzhia site UN’s Guterres says any attack on a nuclear plant is “suicidal” Four ships with Ukrainian food sail from Black Sea ports Aug 8 (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for international inspectors to be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after Ukraine … Read more

McConnell wins over Trump in NATO vote

McConnell wins over Trump in NATO vote

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) clinched a victory on Wednesday when the Senate — including 48 of the chamber’s 50 Republicans — voted overwhelmingly to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO. The resolution, which cleared the chamber in a bipartisan 95-1 vote, was a top priority for the Republican leader, who wanted to send … Read more

These Ukrainian volunteers recover soldiers’ remains to return them to their families : NPR

These Ukrainian volunteers recover soldiers’ remains to return them to their families : NPR

Oleg Repnoy stands in front of his Evacuation 200 vehicle. “My job is to accompany these heroes on their last trip home,” he says. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption toggle caption Eleanor Beardsley/NPR Oleg Repnoy stands in front of his Evacuation 200 vehicle. “My job is to accompany these heroes on their last trip home,” he … Read more

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy praises Jessica Chastain as she visits the war-torn country

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy praises Jessica Chastain as she visits the war-torn country

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has praised actress Jessica Chastain for helping his country amid the nation’s ongoing conflict with Russia. The politician, 44, and Head of the Presidential Administration Andriy Yermak, 50, met with the American screen star, 45, in a closed format in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Sunday. President Zelenskyy thanked Jessica … Read more