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(RNN) - In 1942, a Swiss couple went to milk their cows and vanished. Rescuers searched for two months to no avail, the AP reported.
Two bodies discovered in a receding glacier are likely the parents of Marceline-Udry-Dumoulin, 79. She is the youngest of seven children left behind by Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin.
The discovery brought her “a deep sense of calm," she said to Le Matin, the newspaper of Lausanne, Switzerland.
“We spent our whole lives looking for them, without stopping,” she s...
(RNN) - You have until midnight to get your ducks in a row, because the end of the world is ready to go.
It’s Friday anyway. Leave work early. Skip your workout. Have a big, old hot-fudge sundae and wear your pajamas to the liquor store as the screams and sirens echo down the alleys of the doomed.
Because they shut down the power all along the line, and we’re stuck in the tunnel where no lights shine.
The latest doomsday prophet is some guy called David Meade, and he warns that the winking ou...
(RNN) - Earth’s atmosphere is losing oxygen, and it's gotten worse over the past 100 years.
There's no need to panic but the study does show cause for concern.
Princeton University scientists found the concentration of oxygen in the atmosphere declined 0.7 percent in the past 800,000, which is not a big deal. But more worryingly, it fell at a speedy 0.1 percent in the last century.
The world’s ecosystem is in no immediate danger from this particular problem, the scientists said. But they did ...
(RNN) - Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti early Tuesday morning, packing winds upwards of 140 mph. Jamaica has already seen flooding. Florida and the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. are on alert. Cuba and the Bahamas are bracing for impact.
Haiti is reporting multiple deaths, and the toll is likely to climb.
The storm hit the western, rural end of Haiti, where people are ill equipped to handle the devastation.
Parts of Haiti could see 20-to-40 inches of rain over the next 24 hours, and with f...
PHOENIX (RNN) - Arizona is ablaze. Texas is a tinderbox. And one of the worst droughts in U.S. history is creeping eastward, bringing with it the likelihood of devastating wildfires to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
The Wallow Fire in Arizona, the biggest in state history, has consumed close to 800 square miles, an area bigger than New York City and Chicago combined. Fires continue to erupt across the state and an eruption in New Mexico had threatened the Los Alamos nuc...
(RNN) - When two French physicists proclaimed last month that they had found a cause and cure for dyslexia the story went viral and cries of outrage soon followed.
Skepticism, criticism and outright condemnation erupted about the study that was published in the prestigious British science journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Criticism from a specialist in study of dyslexia
A professor from the University of Wisconsin who is a cognitive scientist, neuroscientist and psycholinguist fired...
(RNN) - An Antarctic iceberg that’s bigger than Delaware is drifting away after shearing off Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf.
It’s a natural event and unrelated to human-induced climate change, said Alan Luckman, the lead researcher on the project, who is from Swansea University in the United Kingdom. But it could put the ice shelf in a vulnerable position and lead to instability, he said.
The Larsen C floats, holding back the glaciers that flow into it. If it continues to melt and the glacie...
(RNN) - French scientists believe they have discovered a cause for dyslexia in the eyes of test subjects, and have developed a possible treatment using an LED lamp.
“Our observations lead us to believe that we indeed found a potential cause of dyslexia,” Professor Guy Ropars, the study's co-author told the Agence France Presse (AFP) news agency.
The announcement came in October 2017, which is Dyslexia Awareness Month.
Dyslexic people have difficulty reading and writing – when they look at a p...
(RNN) - If you haven't heard of Rasberry crazy ants yet, you will. They're coming to a backyard near you. By the trillions.
A single trail of the invasive South American ants first turned up near Houston, TX, in 2002. Within a year, there were hundreds of millions of them on the same site.
The invaders from South America have spread to 24 Texas counties, and there are more than 1,000 infestations in Harris County, where they vastly outnumber the 4.1 million people who live there. They have be...
(RNN) - Equifax has been hacked again, this time by a link that will download a form of malware onto customers' computers. The hack occurred a month after the company admitted a breach that exposed the Social Security numbers and birth dates of more than 145.5 million Americans.
The website has been at least partially taken down.
Security analyst Randy Abrams broke the story on his blog, writing that as he tried to download his credit report from the Equifax site, he clicked a link that took ...
(RNN) – Oklahoma State will clobber Oregon. North Carolina will ease past Villanova. North Carolina State will easily handle Temple, and in one of the best matchups of the tournament, Colorado State will defeat Missouri by 0.00016.
How am I able to so boldly predict the future? Arithmetic, that's how. Highly specialized, fourth-grade arithmetic.
Nate Silver, America's favorite statistician, who predicted the presidential election outcome on the nose, used all kinds of computers and high-funct...
(RNN) - Time’s up.
A group called End Times Prophecies says the world is coming to an end on July 29, which means you have a few hours left to tie up loose ends.
The mysterious group published a video on YouTube that’s received more than 5 million hits.
The video goes on for 17:39 and drags a little in the middle. Time is precious, so we’ll break it down for you.
The Earth is going to have a “polar flip,” which the theorists conclude will result in about what you’d expect if the South Pole an...
(RNN) - Officer Aaron Page of the City of Rome, NY, Police Department was making the rounds when he met a homeless man called Bobby who was down on his luck. They talked a little bit, and Bobby said he sure would love a shave, a haircut and a shower.
It was clear that Bobby needed a helping hand. All he had were the clothes on his back.
Page told Bobby to meet him and his buddies at the station the next morning and they’d see what they could do.
The next day, Sgt. Frank Fragapane, Jeff Buckle...
(RNN) - A web developer in Michigan sent her co-workers an email saying she was taking a couple of days off to focus on her mental health.
The CEO of the company wrote back and thanked her for her courage.
He said he used her email as a reminder that using sick days for mental health was important, and every organization should make it standard practice.
The woman posted her message and the response to Twitter, where it has gone viral. Responses were almost unanimously positive, and more than...