A new philanthropic project hopes to invest $100 million in up to 10 countries mostly in Africa by 2030 to support up to 200,000 community health workers. These workers serve as a critical bridge to treatment for people with limited access to medical care. The Skoll Foundation and The Johnso…
Beach crews have found the first sea turtle nest on the Mississippi mainland in four years. Officials say a Harrison County Sand Beach crew that was cleaning up found what appeared to be turtle tracks just east of the Pass Christian Harbor. They protected the area and called the Institute fo…
The latest batch of discoveries in Pompeii are enriching knowledge about middle-class households in the ancient Roman city that was destroyed in a volcanic eruption. The director of the archaeological site in Italy said Saturday that excavations of rooms in a home first unearthed in 2018 ha…
South Korea has entered the moon race. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
It’s a momentous revelation, but can we find the object?
A French scientist apologized after tweeting a photo of a slice of chorizo, claiming it was an image of a star taken by the James Webb telescope.
NASA’s new VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) vehicle has undergone its hardest tests to date in its preparation to visit the Moon’s South Pole.
Energy Department Secretary Jennifer Granholm says research at the department's eastern Idaho nuclear facility is key to boosting nuclear energy to meet President Joe Biden's goals of 100% clean electricity by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050. Granholm on Wednesday toured the 890-square-mile site that includes the Idaho National Laboratory, the nation's leading nuclear energy research lab. She says increasing nuclear power could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming and extreme weather events such as floods and wildfires. Nuclear power provides about 20% of the nation's power and 50% of the nation's zero carbon-emitting energy.
A new map in Oregon that rated the wildfire risk of every tax lot in the state — labeling nearly 80,000 structures as high-risk — generated so much pushback from angry homeowners that officials abruptly retracted it, saying they had not done enough local outreach before publicizing the ambitious project. The rapid reversal, announced late Thursday, capped weeks of criticism during which the map emerged as a flashpoint for conservatives who call it government overreach and “climate change evangelism.” Prior to the retraction, one information session in the state's rural southwest corner was canceled because of a threat to presenters.
The color is green, but it’s still pretty incredible.
South Korea is on its way to the moon. SpaceX launched the Asian nation's first lunar explorer Thursday evening from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The satellite is taking a long, roundabout path and will arrive in December. It's designed to orbit the moon for at least a year, collecting scientific data. It will also scout out potential landing spots for a spacecraft that South Korea plans to launch by 2030 or so. NASA is up next with the debut of its new moon rocket in late August. The space agency wants to send an empty crew capsule around the moon in a test flight before astronauts climb aboard.
An eastern Washington town was evacuated because of a wildfire that was burning homes. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office says six homes and eight other structures have burned in Lind, but the fire was starting to calm down and late Thursday all evacuations were lifted. Lind is a community of about 500 people approximately 75 miles southwest of Spokane. In California, firefighters made gains against the state’s deadliest and largest wildfire of the year, but forecasters warned Thursday that spiking temperatures and plunging humidity levels could create conditions for further wildfire growth. Scientists say climate change has made the West warmer and drier over the last three decades and will continue to make weather more extreme and wildfires more frequent and destructive.
Anyone driving up northbound U.S. 67 and glancing across the southbound lanes before the Park Hills-Leadington exit might see one business taking financial advantage of summer’s longer days and hot sun.
Farmington Regional Chamber of Commerce's Business and Community Luncheon recently featured Dr. David Yaskewich, associate professor of economics at Southeast Missouri State University, to discuss America's current economic state.
Take a peek at fixer-uppers with potential to beautiful old homes around Parkland
The state budget is brimming with surplus revenue as part of a post-pandemic economic surge that has pumped up tax receipts by more than 14% in the past year.
The case reflects fact many people with disabilities can’t get appropriate residential treatment, an advocate says.
“Bureaucrats and attorneys don’t need to be the ones deciding on what is life-threatening,” Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday.
“It is impossible to know in advance whether a prosecutor or member of law enforcement will agree about a clinician determination of risk to the life of the mother.”
Urban coyotes prey on rodents and spread plant seeds. It’s OK to observe them from a distance, but then you should chase them off.
The deal reached last week by Senate Democrats would provide $20 billion for climate-friendly agricultural practices. Agriculture is a major contributor to climate change and experts say there's plenty of opportunity to reduce the sector's emissions. If the measures in the bill are enacted, …
The Rio Grande went dry in Albuquerque last week for the first time in four decades. With it went critical habitat of the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow, a shimmery, pinky-sized fish native to North America's fifth-longest river. Summer storms have made the river wet again but experts …
: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has produced a detailed image of the Cartwheel Galaxy, providing insights on its evolution over billions of years.
The device is about the size of a lollipop and it provides a low resolution view of the world.
Inspired by films like Transformers and Aliens, Jonathan Tippett managed to build the world's first and largest tetrapod exoskeleton mech suit. Buzz60’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
This week, two area men are facing charges in St. Francois County after reports of stolen property, including a motorcycle, two firearms, diamond rings, and construction equipment.
On Tuesday, a St. Francois County jury found an area man guilty of striking and seriously injuring a motorcyclist with his truck last year.
An Illinois man pleaded guilty this month in St. Francois County to sodomy and incest after allegedly having sexual contact with an underage child on a camping trip in St. Joe State Park in 2019. The man was sentenced to five years in prison for the crimes.
New evidence has been found in the search for answers as to who is responsible for the 1989 murder of Jimmie Wade Martin of Bonne Terre. DNA collected from the crime scene has recently been discovered and is undergoing lab analysis this week.
Several contracts and bids were discussed during the St. Francois County Commission meeting Tuesday morning.
In a stunning upset, St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney Melissa Gilliam lost her primary race in Tuesday's election to local attorney and former county assistant prosecutor Blake Dudley.
St. Francois County voters were asked to pass a use/internet sales tax for public safety.
Republican voters in St. Francois County who cast their ballots in Tuesday's primary election selected incumbent Judge Patrick L. King as the party's candidate for Associate Circuit Judge Division 4.