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Wreck of the last ship of famed Anglo-Irish explorer Shackleton found off the coast of Canada

Jun. 12, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — The wreck of the last ship belonging to Sir Ernest Shackleton, a famous Irish-born British explorer of Antarctica, has been found off the coast of Labrador in Canada, 62 years after it went missing. The wreck was found by an international team led by the Royal...

The wreck of the last ship of a famed Irish explorer of Antarctica has been found off the coast of Canada

Jun. 12, 2024 12:32 PM EDT
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — The wreck of the last ship of a famed Irish explorer of Antarctica has been found off the coast of Canada.

Indonesian police arrest 6 suspected poachers over the killing of 26 endangered Javan rhinos

Jun. 12, 2024 09:34 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities said Wednesday they have arrested six suspects in an international poaching ring targeting the Javan rhinoceros, a critically endangered species. The suspects are part of a network that used homemade firearms to kill at least 26...

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake in southwestern South Korea cracks walls and leaves other minor damage

Jun. 12, 2024 01:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake cracked walls, spilled items from store shelves and caused other minor damage in a fishing community in southwestern South Korea on Wednesday, but no injuries have been reported. The earthquake in Buan, which had an estimated...

Mexico expedition sights only 6 to 8 vaquita porpoises, the most endangered marine mammal

Jun. 11, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of Mexico’s critically endangered vaquita marina porpoises sighted in the Gulf of California fell to between 6 and 8 this year, researchers said Tuesday. But it is possible that some of the few remaining vaquitas — the world's smallest porpoise...

New research explores how a short trip to space affects the human body

Jun. 11, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Space tourists experience some of the same body changes as astronauts who spend months in orbit, according to new studies published Tuesday. Those shifts mostly returned to normal once the amateurs returned to Earth, researchers reported. Research on...

Researchers find higher levels of dangerous chemical than expected in southeast Louisiana

Jun. 11, 2024 18:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Researchers using high-tech air monitoring equipment rolled through an industrialized stretch of southeast Louisiana in mobile labs and found levels of a carcinogen in concentrations as much as 20 times higher than previously estimated, according to a paper published Tuesday in...

4,000-year-old Greek hilltop site mystifies archaeologists. It could spell trouble for new airport

Jun. 11, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A big, round, 4,000-year-old stone building discovered on a Cretan hilltop is puzzling archaeologists and threatening to disrupt a major airport project on the Greek tourist island. Greece's Culture Ministry said Tuesday that the structure is a “unique and...

In Wyoming, Bill Gates moves ahead with nuclear project aimed at revolutionizing power generation

Jun. 10, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

Bill Gates and his energy company are starting construction at their Wyoming site for a next-generation nuclear power plant he believes will “revolutionize” how power is generated. Gates was in the tiny community of Kemmerer Monday to break ground on the project. The co-founder...

A majority of Black Americans believe US institutions are conspiring against them, a Pew poll finds

Jun. 10, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Black Americans say they’ve experienced racial discrimination regularly or from time to time, which colors how they view U.S. institutions like policing, the political system and the media, according to a study on conspiracy theories. The study released...