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How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

Scientists have produced a stunning visualisation of Greenland – without its ice cover. It is made from decades of survey data that show the position and shape of the territory’s bedrock, and the surrounding seafloor. This is critical information needed to understand how the huge island might respond to a warming world. Were all the ice on Greenland to melt, ... Read More »

All the President’s women are complicit

I am dying to know what’s really going on with all the President’s women. I vividly remember Ivanka Trump, in her blush-colored dress, introducing her father at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. So compelling, so savvy — her dress cost $138 — and so independent. She took to that stage and boldly declared, “As President, my father will change ... Read More »

Salma Hayek recalls Harvey Weinstein ‘fury’ on ‘Frida’ set in op-ed

Salma Hayek is breaking her silence about Harvey Weinstein in a New York Times op-ed in which the star details sexual harassment and abusive behavior on the set of “Frida.” Hayek’s story comes two months after a group of women, including actress Ashley Judd, first came forward with allegations against the disgraced movie mogul. His accusers now include nearly 70 ... Read More »

White House reins in Tillerson’s offer to start North Korea talks

The White House and State Department both stated Wednesday that the US is not ready to begin talks with North Korea, a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had suggested the two sides could start negotiating without preconditions. Tillerson’s offer Tuesday to “sit down and see each other face to face” seemed to signal a shift in State Department ... Read More »

Naked Man Jumps Onto Moving Truck Near Dulles Airport

Amid strong winds and temperatures in the 20s, the agitated man got out of his vehicle and started stripping, witnesses said   A man stripped naked and jumped onto a moving truck in freezing temperatures Tuesday near Washington Dulles International Airport, officials say and stunning video shows. Shocked drivers stopped their cars to gawk at the man’s rampage and record ... Read More »

‘Poker princess’ Molly Bloom on her stranger-than-fiction life

It’s a bit of a strange experience, sitting down in a hotel to chat to someone whose life you’ve just seen portrayed on a big screen, witnessing their biggest triumphs and personal disasters. Imagine how it feels then for “poker princess” Molly Bloom herself, seeing Jessica Chastain slip into her shoes and present her story to the world in Molly’s ... Read More »

ReCAAP Ensures the Safety of Asian Waters

In cooperation with ReCAAP and as part of its counter-piracy measures, the Japanese government dispatches Coast Guard patrol vessels and aircraft to coastal nations mainly in Southeast Asia, exchanges perspectives and information with relevant agencies, and conducts anti-piracy training and coordinated maritime exercises. The photo shows law enforcement training exercises using a high-speed rubber raft being conducted for Philippine Coast ... Read More »

New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

Southern California’s most destrcutive wildfire exploded in size on Sunday and forced The so-called Thomas fire had burned about 230,000 acres by Sunday evening, making it the fifth largest wildfire in modern California history, The Los Angeles Times reported. Authroities say fire containment dropped from 15 percent to 10 percent. Overall, the fires have destroyed about 800 homes and other ... Read More »

1 Neighborhoods with the most outrageous Christmas lights in every state

Americans have been decorating their homes with outdoor lights during the holidays since suburbia exploded in growth after World War II. To that end, we buy an estimated 150 million light sets each year and light 80 million homes in December. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American will spend about $967 on Christmas in 2017. Of that, ... Read More »

1 New snowfall expected to hit Northeast, Midwest, following weekend storm

New snowfall is expected to sweep across the Northeast and upper Midwest early this week on the heels of a major winter storm that blanketed parts of the South and Mid-Atlantic. The National Weather Service on Sunday issued winter weather advisories in connection with the expected snowfall for parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and other states. Localized snow accumulations ... Read More »