Category Archives: CNN – World

A teacher was tied to a chair, beaten, and fatally hit by a truck, police say

A teacher was tied to a chair, beaten, and fatally hit by a truck, police say

Police in Australia are calling for public assistance in investigating the death of a teacher who was tied to a chair, beaten, and hit by a truck. 43-year-old Anthony Stott was a teacher from Brisbane working at St Peters Lutheran College Springfield in Queensland state, according to CNN affiliate Nine News. He was hit by…MORE

An iceberg nearly the size of Atlanta just broke off a glacier in Antarctica

An iceberg nearly the size of Atlanta just broke off a glacier in Antarctica

A story about a glacier shedding mass at the edge of the world, threatening to raise ocean levels and potentially contribute to untold environmental change. Sound familiar? That’s because it probably is. But if you weren’t paying attention before, it probably is worth doing so now. An iceberg has broken off Pine Island Glacier (PIG)…MORE

Human activity contaminated this glacier before anyone stepped foot on it

Human activity contaminated this glacier before anyone stepped foot on it

New research suggests that contamination from the Industrial Revolution traveled over 6,000 miles from London to a Himalayan mountain. Researchers studied an ice sample that was extracted from a glacier on the highest peak ever drilled. The site on Mount Shishapangma sits at 23,600 feet above sea level. When researchers analyzed and dated the ice,…MORE

Biggest turtle that ever lived had 10 foot shell with horns

Biggest turtle that ever lived had 10 foot shell with horns

About five to 10 million years ago, giant turtles that dwarfed humans roamed freshwater swamps in South America. Researchers have uncovered shells belonging to Stupendemys geographicus, the largest turtle that ever existed. Its shell reached nearly 10 feet in length and weighed 2,500 pounds. By studying the shells and lower jaw fossils, researchers discovered the…MORE

Newborn giant planet discovered 330 light-years away

Newborn giant planet discovered 330 light-years away

Most planets found by astronomers are “old” — they’re fully formed after millions of years pulling together elements around their star. But researchers just located a baby giant exoplanet orbiting a young star just 330 light-years from Earth, making it the closest of its kind to us. The planet is known as 2MASS 1155-7919 b,…MORE

Pope rejects a proposal to allow married priests in the Amazon

Pope rejects a proposal to allow married priests in the Amazon

Last year, Pope Francis called for “bold proposals” to meet the spiritual needs of Catholics in the Amazon, a vast region with a scarcity of clerics. But in a papal document released Wednesday, Francis ignored the boldest one: allowing married priests. Instead, Francis’ highly anticipated document on the Amazon region, Querida Amazonia (Beloved Amazon) focuses…MORE

Inbreeding among the last woolly mammoths may have led to extinction

Inbreeding among the last woolly mammoths may have led to extinction

Some of the last mammoths on Earth suffered from mutated genes that reduced fertility, caused diabetes, affected their development and even kept them from being able to smell flowers, according to a new study. While woolly mammoths were once plentiful across the northern hemisphere, they actually went extinct in two separate events. The first wave…MORE

Mysterious radio signal from space is repeating every 16 days

Mysterious radio signal from space is repeating every 16 days

Mysterious radio signals from space have been known to repeat, but for the first time, researchers have noticed a pattern in a series of bursts coming from a single source half a billion light-years from Earth. Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are millisecond-long bursts of radio waves in space. Individual radio bursts emit once and…MORE

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