Long-range forecasters predict heavy winter snowfall
The cold season is upon us and AccuWeather's long range forecasters say El Nino will play a major role in our winter, impacting who could see above-average snowfall.
Scientists win physics Nobel Prize for atom breakthrough
Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for studying how electrons zip around the atom during the tiniest fractions of seconds, a field that could one day lead to better electronics or disease diagnoses.
Scientists win Nobel Prize in medicine for mRNA vaccines
Scientists Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman have been awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in medicine. Their research led directly to the first mRNA vaccines to fight COVID-19.
Atari announces revival of their retro console
The resurgence of this iconic gaming relic, with a headline that reads "A new Atari 2600 will play your old cartridges," has excited gamers of all ages. Long-time fans and collectors can rejoice as they dust off their boxes of old game c...
Scientists win medicine Nobel for COVID vaccine work
Hungarian Katalin Kariko and American Drew Weissman have won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries enabling the development of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. The duo, whose discoveries helped in the fight against the gl...
Plankton growth proves danger for marine life
Increased water surface temperatures in the eastern Pacific Ocean cause unusual growth of microorganisms, scientists in Thailand warn. As the ocean’s nutrients and oxygen are used up by plankton, fish and other marine animals take the hit.
The world's biggest toymakers gather for annual show
Over the course of four days, tens of thousands of toy manufactures and toy buyers gather in New York for the largest toy fair in the Western Hemisphere. This year there are toy buyers and sellers from over 80 countries represented looki...
Microsoft tried to sell Bing to Apple in 2020
Microsoft Corp. discussed selling its Bing search engine to Apple Inc. around 2020, a deal that would have replaced Google as the default option on the iPhone maker's devices, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The Justice...
Esports make Asian Games debut
Esports are part of the Asian Games for the first time, with calls for the Olympics to be next. Competitive video gaming is a multi-billion dollar industry and it is proving to be among the most popular events in Hangzhou 2023.
Scientists solve great gravity antimatter mystery
Scientists at CERN, the world’s largest particle accelerator in Switzerland have announced that a pathbreaking experiment had confirmed that antimatter falls down with gravity — just like everything else. But that only leaves scientists ...
Meta unveils AI assistant, smart glasses
Meta Platforms Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has rolled out new AI products for consumers, including smart glasses that can answer questions and stream directly on Facebook, as well as bots that create photo-realistic images and an upd...
Scientists invent ice cream made from plastic waste
The world’s first food made from plastic waste - according to its developer - is vanilla ice cream, and despite being locked in a freezer in London she hopes it kickstarts a heated debate about the future of food and the plastic pollutio...
Finland launches trial of "digital passports"
Finland is running a 6-month European Union pilot project testing "digital passports" — using facial-recognition technology to confirm the identities of air passengers and speed up processing.
Trump visits non-union auto workers in Michigan
Donald Trump is skipping the second Republican debate to speak to auto workers in Clinton Township. While the former president has framed his visit as showing support for autoworker union members, he'll be delivering remarks from a non-u...
NASA astronaut returns after record spaceflight
A Soyuz MS-23 capsule carrying NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and two Russian cosmonauts returned to Earth. They spent 371 days in space, with Rubio setting a new record for the longest continuous spaceflight by an American. The mission, Rub...
China's screen time proposals
Cellphone addiction is a major concern in China. The government drafted regulations in August limiting minors to a maximum of two hours a day on their smartphones. At six years old, Arissa Yan spends 70 minutes a day on a smartphone, lea...
AI race heats up as Amazon bets big on Anthropic
Amazon said on Monday it will invest up to $4 billion in cash in the high-profile startup Anthropic, a rival to ChatGPT creator OpenAI, in its effort to step up the race against growing cloud computing competitors such as Microsoft and G...
NASA abuzz over its first asteroid sample
NASA was buzzing with excitement as a space capsule carrying its first, and the world's largest, soil sample ever collected from an asteroid parachuted into the Utah desert, delivering the celestial specimen to scientists, who hope to ga...
NASA spacecraft brings asteroid sample back to earth
A space capsule that grabbed rare fragments from the asteroid Bennu was successfully dropped back to Earth. Scientists think the asteroid could contain clues about how life on Earth formed.
NASA readies to bring samples of asteroid back to Earth
U.S space agency NASA is receiving its first sample from an asteroid. Its fiery return will conclude a seven-year mission, and the contents will be studied by scientists worldwide.
Weed-killing drones may be the future of farming
Combating weeds in a sustainable way is more urgent than ever, with the changing global climate seeing them competing with crops for nutrients. Now, startups are trying a new approach, including an AI-enabled crop-spraying drone that red...
Engineers use artificial intelligence to tackle pests, diseases
In Ghana, engineers are using artificial intelligence to tackle pests and diseases, responsible for the destruction of 30 percent of food production.
Apple workers in France stage strike
Workers at Apple stores in France began a nationwide strike over pay and working conditions on Friday in a protest designed to coincide with the launch of the iPhone 15.
Thai scientists studying drought-resistant rice
The weather in Thailand is considered so intense that the country is ranked ninth on the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 on nations most affected by “extreme weather events”. In Chainat province the overexploitation of groundwater coupled...
Scientists x-ray 'alien remains' in Mexico
The quest for extraterrestrial life intensifies as medical experts in Mexico conduct new tests on remains believed to belong to alleged extraterrestrials. Though skeptics claim the remains resembled paper mache, the scans reveal a skelet...