Sunday, July 22, 2018


Pope Francis touches the Shroud of Turin during a two-day pastoral visit in Turin

New Forensic Tests Suggest Shroud of Turin Is Fake

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) A new high-tech forensic study of the blood flows on the Shroud of Turin, the mysterious linen some Christians believe...
Streets damaged during Hurricane Sandy are seen in Ortley Beach

Scientists Peer into Heart of Hurricanes to Improve Intensity Forecast

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) Despite advances in predicting where hurricanes are heading, forecasters are still struggling to determine a crucial factor in deciding...
A USGS geologist making observations of the fissure 8 lava channel at sunset is pictured in this fisheye lens handout photograph near the Kilauea volcano eruption

Scientists Defy ‘Force of Nature’ to Unlock Secrets of Hawaii Volcano

By Terray Sylvester and Jolyn Rosa PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters)  Dressed in heavy cotton, a helmet and respirator, Jessica Ball worked the night shift monitoring "fissure 8,"...
An archaeologist works during unearthing of tombs and human remains from the Inca culture at Huaca de las Abejas, in Tucume Archaeological Complex in Lambayeque

Archaeologists in Peru Uncover Incan Burial Site in Desert Valley

TUCUME, Peru (Reuters) Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered an extensive Incan burial site inside an adobe pyramid in a coastal desert valley far from...
The planet Mars showing showing Terra Meridiani is seen in an undated NASA image

Massive Martian Dust Storm Threatens Plucky NASA Rover

roverBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) An immense dust storm that may soon encircle Mars is threatening one of NASA's rovers on the planet's surface, with...
A file photo of a DNA double helix in an undated artist's illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute to Reuters

Scientists Map Genetic Codes of 3,000 Dangerous Bacteria

By Kate Kelland (Reuters) Scientists seeking new ways to fight drug-resistant superbugs have mapped the genomes of more than 3,000 bacteria, including samples of a...