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From space, powerful thunderstorms look like boiling water

The most potent thunderstorms roil and churn, like a pot of boiling water. With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) latest weather-imaging satellites, this aggressive storm behavior is easily visible from space. Such dynamic thunderstorm activity was on full display Monday, when conditions ripe for severe weather and tornadoes swirled over the Southern Plains. NOAA's GOES-16 satellite captured the action from some 22,000 miles above Earth.  "It looks like a big...
Tags: Texas, Science, Colorado, Mexico, Earth, Noaa, Oklahoma, Albany, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Weber, Villanova University, Tang, Jeff Weber, southern Plains, Strader, Texas Panhandle


Julianne Moore says personal experiences spurred her to back AIDS ward documentary

The film, screened during the first week of the Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of Ward 5B at the San Francisco General Hospital, the first specialist care unit for people with HIV/AIDs in the United States. In an interview with Reuters at Cannes, Moore, 58, said she lost a friend to the virus just after graduating from college. "It was the end of 1984 and it was a friend who had gone to Mexico, and everyone said he had caught the flu  - and he died two weeks later and I was shocked," Mo...
Tags: Science, Julianne Moore, Mexico, United States, Cannes film festival, Reuters, Ward, Moore, San Francisco General Hospital, Cannes Moore


Burger King Figured out How to Monetize Traffic Jams

Traffic is bad in many parts of the world, especially in one of the most congested city in the world: Mexico City. On average, people there apparently gain an additional 59 minutes of travel time a day, which adds up to an extra 227 hours per year. So, Burger King naturally decided that this is the next demographic to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Traffic, Fast Food, Burger King, Foodlopnik


Mexico City declares pollution alert, postpones football semi-final

Mexico City declared an environmental alert Tuesday, ordering vehicles off the road and postponing the semi-finals of the first-division football league as a blanket of smog enveloped the sprawling capital. A series of wildfires on the city's outskirts have combined with stagnant weather conditions to cloak the metropolitan area of more than 20 million people in a gray cloud of air pollution, which passed the critical level of 150 points on the authorities' air quality index. "The extraordinar...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Mexico City


Mexico's rising oil nationalism faces debt-rating crisis

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office in December vowing to revive state-owned energy company Pemex and put the brakes on foreign investment to give the public a bigger cut of the country's oil wealth. The leftist oil nationalist's ambitions include building a new $8 billion refinery, refurbishing existing refineries and reversing a steady decline in crude production. The problem is that such expensive plans - for the world's most indebted oil company - have alarmed credit ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Pemex, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador


Listen to the magical sound of millions of butterflies taking flight at once

What does a wondrous cloud of monarch butterflies taking flight at once sound like? A waterfall, of course.YouTuber and tropical entomologist Phil Torres, who posts short documentary videos as The Jungle Diaries, patiently waited at Mexico's Sierra Chincua Reserve to show this exact moment, when millions of migrating butterflies take off after winter."It's one of the rarest sounds on Earth," said Torres. "The sound of millions of monarch butterflies flying around is a world treasure and ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Earth, Torres, Phil Torres, Sierra Chincua Reserve


US won't answer new questions about migrant teen's death

HOUSTON (AP) — Juan de León Gutiérrez told his mother he was calling from a warehouse in Mexico, hidden by a human smuggler who had been paid to take the teenager into the United States.
Tags: Science, Mexico, US, Ap, Houston, Juan De León Gutiérrez


Teen's death raises new questions about US care of migrants

HOUSTON (AP) — Juan de León Gutiérrez told his mother he was calling from a warehouse in Mexico, hidden by a human smuggler who had been paid to take the teenager into the United States.
Tags: Science, Mexico, US, Ap, Houston, Juan De León Gutiérrez


Russia to investigate whether pilot error caused fiery emergency landing that killed 37

Investigators are looking into whether the pilots are to blame for the fiery emergency landing of an airliner in Moscow on Sunday that killed 41 of the 78 people on board.  Kommersant newspaper reported that the investigative committee and international aviation committee considered pilot error to be the “leading explanation” for the tragedy after a Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 was struck by lightning.  Meanwhile, RBC newspaper quoted sources saying the investigation was examining Aeroflot a...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Mexico, France, China, Russia, Moscow, Rbc, Kommersant, Murmansk, Aeroflot, Safran, Avia, Sukhoi, Sheremetyevo, Gusarov


Russia investigates whether pilot error to blame for fiery landing that killed 37

Investigators are looking into whether the pilots are to blame for the fiery emergency landing of an airliner in Moscow on Sunday that killed 41 of the 78 people on board.  Kommersant newspaper reported that the investigative committee and international aviation committee considered pilot error to be the “leading explanation” for the tragedy after a Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 was struck by lightning.  Meanwhile, RBC newspaper quoted sources saying the investigation was examining Aeroflot a...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Mexico, France, China, Russia, Moscow, Rbc, Kommersant, Murmansk, Aeroflot, Safran, Avia, Sukhoi, Sheremetyevo, Gusarov


Thousands march in protest against Mexico's president

Largely dressed in white, protesters marched down the capital's main thoroughfare, with many chanting: "AMLO, out!" using the president's nickname, based on his initials. Some covered their mouths with masking tape on which they had written: "AMLO resign." Others waved signs bearing slogans including "Mexico isn't yours" and "You're not Robin Hood." Lopez Obrador took office in December after defeating the centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which had held power for most of the p...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Mexico City, Lopez Obrador, Institutional Revolutionary Party PRI, Robin Hood Lopez Obrador


Evidence of Arsenic-Breathing Microbial Life Found in Pacific Ocean

Researchers working off the coast of Mexico have discovered evidence of arsenic-breathing life in oxygen-starved waters. These resilient microbes are a vestige of Earth’s ancient past, but they could also be a sign of things to come under the influence of climate change.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Mexico, Earth, Genetics, Microbiology, Pacific Ocean, Arsenic, Extremophiles, Microorganisms


Guatemalan boy who died in US custody suffered from brain infection

Juan De León Gutiérrez, 16, travelled to the US from Camotán, hoping to be reunited with his older brotherA group of migrant families walk from the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas, on 14 March. Photograph: Eric Gay/APA Guatemalan boy who died at a Texas children’s hospital after being detained on the US southern border was suffering from a brain infection, the Guardian has learned. He was the third migrant child from Guatemala to die in US government custody in the past five months.Juan De León ...
Tags: Texas, Science, Mexico, US, CBP, New Mexico, Customs, Guatemala, Central America, El Paso, Brownsville, Juan, Rio Grande, McAllen, Customs Enforcement ICE, Border Protection CBP


Treasure Trove of Ice Age Animal Remains Found in Submerged Mexican Cave

Bones from an extinct short-faced bear and a wolf-life carnivore are among the many fascinating remains pulled from a submerged cave in Mexico. The discoveries provide a glimpse into the kinds of animals that lived in Central America during the last Ice Age.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Central America, Caves, Paleontology, Ice Age, Animal Bones, Animal Fossils, Ancient Ecology, Ancient Mammals, Cave Diving


Ice Age Bear and Wolf-Like Creature Found in Underwater Mexican Cave

Divers excavating an underwater cave in Mexico have discovered the bones of giant meat eaters that lived there during the last ice age, a new study reported.The finding is remarkable, because few ancient animal remains survive in Mexico's hot, tropical climate. But these ancient beasts, the short-faced bear (Arctotherium wingei) and the wolf-like Protocyon troglodytes, fell to their deaths in a deep cave, which was flooded soon after. As a result, their bones were preserved in pristine condi...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Boston, New York City, Idaho, Miami, South America, American Museum of Natural History, North America, Ross, Schubert, East Tennessee State University, Center of Excellence, Hoyo Negro, Yucatan Peninsula Hoyo Negro, Roberto Chavez


Homeland Security to Start DNA Testing Asylum Seekers as It Tries to Back Up 'Fake Families' Scare Tactic

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will start using Rapid DNA tests on some asylum seekers at the U.S.–Mexico border next week, according to a new report from CNN. The tests are intended to determine whether adults and children who are traveling together are actually family members.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Dna, Immigration, Dhs, Cnn, Genetics, Ice, Homeland Security, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, DNA tests, DNA testing, U S Department of Homeland Security, President Trump


Devil rays may have unknown birthing zone

The discovery of dozens of pregnant giant devil rays tangled in fishing nets in a village along Mexico's Gulf of California could mean the endangered species has a previously unknown birthing zone in nearby waters, a Duke University study suggests. If more research confirms the possibility, the zone should be protected and placed off limits to fishing during times each spring when pregnant rays migrate there.
Tags: Science, Mexico, Gulf Of California, Duke University


PayPal, GoFundMe Yank Accounts for Far-Right Militia Rounding Up Migrants at Border

PayPal and GoFundMe have banned a far-right group, the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), that was recently reported to be posing as law enforcement to round up migrant families at gunpoint at the U.S. border with Mexico before handing them over to Border Patrol officials, BuzzFeed News reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Crowdfunding, Youtube, Mexico, Immigration, Social Media, Paypal, Border Patrol, Gofundme, Militias, BuzzFeed News, Right Wing Extremism, Deplatforming


Lost sea creatures wash up in California as melting ice caps ‘open door’ for mass northern migration, scientists believe

The Pacific Ocean off the California coast is mixed up, and so are many of the animals that live there.The violet, thumbnail-size snails washing up here in Horseshoe Cove have never been seen this far north.By-the-wind sailors, a tiny relative of warm-water jellyfish, sprinkle the tideline by the dozen.And in the tide pools along the cove’s rocky arms, as harbour seals about to pup look languidly on, a slow-motion battle is underway between native Giant Green and Starburst anemones, a species co...
Tags: Science, California, Mexico, San Francisco, Nike, Noaa, Santa Barbara County, El Nino, Channel Islands, Orange County, Berkeley, Sonoma, Pacific, Golden Gate Bridge, Alfred Hitchcock, Pacific Ocean


Mexican, U.S. business leaders unite to rebuke 'disastrous' Trump border closure threats

Mexican and U.S. business leaders on Friday pushed back against President Donald Trump's threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border and urged him to drop steel tariffs that have hindered the ratification of a trade deal brokered last year. At a meeting in the eastern Mexican city of Merida attended by government officials from both countries, business lobbies united to call on Trump to drop his threats to disrupt border trade after days of hold-ups on the frontier. Describing the U.S.-Mexico rela...
Tags: Science, Congress, Mexico, Canada, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Merida, U S Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue


Mexico, U.S. discuss NAFTA replacement, border delays

Mexican government and business leaders met with U.S. counterparts for a second straight day on Friday, seeking to resolve border delays hurting commerce, hasten ratification of a trade deal, and address metals tariffs. The talks coincide with renewed tensions over trade and the U.S.-Mexico border after two years of uncertainty sparked by President Donald Trump's demand to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Officials including U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and M...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Donald Trump, Nafta, Merida, U S Commerce, Wilbur Ross, Graciela Marquez


A Rare White Whale Has Been Filmed Off the Coast of Mexico

A whale-watching guide struck white gold last month when he encountered a rare, albino gray whale breaching off the west coast of Baja California, Mexico.Footage of the whale, which tour guide and scuba instructor Manuel Gonzalez posted to Facebook in March, has drawn comparisons to Moby Dick, the white whale of literary legend described by Herman Melville in 1851. Unlike Moby, who was a gargantuan sperm whale with an appetite for New England mariner limbs, the gray whale recorded here was proba...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Mexico, Sharks, Dick, New England, Baja California, Animal Kingdom, Herman Melville, Manuel Gonzalez, Baja California Mexico, Galon, Aquatic Mammals Scientists


How to Find Real Relief for Dry Skin

We tend to think of itchy skin as an annoyance that grows more common with age, not as a serious health concern. And common it is: A study of more than 300 seniors in Mexico found that 1 in 4 com...
Tags: Science, Mexico


Discovery of fossilized fish may shed light on the day an asteroid hit earth, killing the dinosaurs

The discovery of a fossilized fish may offer a glimpse into the day an asteroid hit the earth and wiped dinosaurs off the planet 66 million years ago, according to a new study. The "exquisitely-preserved" fossils, some of which are of fish with hot glass in their gills, were found in North Dakota's Hell Creek Formation and are thought to have formed after an asteroid slammed into Mexico, causing flaming debris to rain onto the ground, according to a press release from the University of Kansas. ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, North Dakota, University of Kansas


Fossil 'mother lode' records Earth-shaking asteroid's impact: study

Scientists in the US say they have discovered the fossilized remains of a mass of creatures that died minutes after a huge asteroid slammed into the Earth 66 million years ago, sealing the fate of the dinosaurs. In a paper to be published Monday, a team of paleontologists headquartered at the University of Kansas say they found a "mother lode of exquisitely preserved animal and fish fossils" in what is now North Dakota. The asteroid's impact in what is now Mexico was the most cataclysmic event...
Tags: Science, Mexico, US, Earth, North Dakota, University of Kansas


Mexico raises alert level as volcano spews ash, lava

Mexico raised the warning level for the Popocatepetl volcano to one step shy of a red alert Thursday, after it repeatedly spewed ash, smoke and lava into the air. "Popo," as locals in central Mexico call the volcano with a mixture of affection and fear, has been acting up in recent days. Authorities raised the alert level to "yellow phase three" -- one step short of ordering an evacuation -- after it exhaled a thick cloud of ash and smoke and spewed glowing lava from its crater on Thursday mor...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Popocatépetl, Popo


U.S. expands abortion 'gag rule,' cuts funding to regional bloc: Pompeo

Trump in 2017 reinstated a policy known as the "Mexico City Policy," requiring foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that receive U.S. family planning funds to certify they do not provide abortions or give abortion advice. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on Tuesday the United States will expand that policy, known by critics as the "global gag rule," by cracking down on NGOs that fund other groups that support abortion. "We will refuse to provide assistance to foreign ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, United States, Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Exclusive: Aztec war sacrifices found in Mexico may point to elusive royal tomb

A trove of Aztec sacrifices including a richly adorned jaguar dressed as a warrior and recently discovered in downtown Mexico City could lead archaeologists to the most tantalizing find yet: an Aztec emperor's tomb. Discovered off the steps of the Aztec's holiest temple during the reign of the empire's most powerful ruler, the sacrificial offerings also include a young boy, dressed to resemble the Aztec war god and solar deity, and a set of flint knives elaborately decorated with mother of pear...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Mexico City


Mexican bankers, bosses line up to woo powerful president

Bank bosses have used the run-up to the banking convention in Acapulco beginning on Thursday to signal approval for Lopez Obrador's plans to tackle chronic inequality via welfare handouts, ramp up financial inclusion and lift economic growth. "The financial sector has been and will continue to be committed to Mexico's development, which is why he celebrate and go along with the measures ... announced by the Mexican government," Marcos Martinez, head of the Mexican banking association (ABM), sai...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Latin America, Acapulco, Lopez Obrador, Marcos Martinez, Mexican banking association ABM, Lopez Obrador Martinez


Popularity sky-high, Mexico's president runs a one-man show

Standing at the center of a stage for his news conferences at 7 a.m. every weekday, Lopez Obrador has used the platform to swat at initial skepticism from financial markets and cement his hold on Mexico after a landslide election win last summer. The president's approval rates are soaring. Dictating debate much as U.S. President Donald Trump has via Twitter, the news conferences have muscled aside breakfast news programming and reduced other political leaders, including his own cabinet, to bys...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Donald Trump, Lopez Obrador



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