September 14, 2019

Pompeo blames Iran for major attack on Saudi oil facility amid high regional tensions

MicroStockHub/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday blamed Iran for a massive attack on a critical Saudi oil facility that has put the region on high alert. Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen claimed responsibility for the assault, which was conducted using drones and hit the world's largest oil processing facility hundreds of miles from the Saudi-Yemen border. Saudi Aramco, the massive state-run firm, said oil production, at least temporarily, would be reduced ..
September 14, 2019

Asteroid size of Empire State Building to pass Earth Saturday night

dottedhippo/iStock(NEW YORK) -- After an asteroid safely flew past Earth on Friday, another that's possibly larger than the Empire State building is expected to pass by Saturday night. 2000 QW7, the skyscraper-sized asteroid, should whiz past Early at 7:54 p.m. EST. NASA estimates the object to be 950 feet to 2,100 feet in size. For comparison, the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai is 2,717 feet tall, the Shanghai Tower is 2,073 feet tall and the Empire State Building stretches 1,454 feet int..
September 14, 2019

Venice’s 1,000-year-old tradition of glass-making sees an artistic revival

Sarah Hucal/ABC News(VENICE, Italy) -- Nicola Causin was 17 years old when he started working with glass. "It was like falling in love," he said. That love hasn't faded after 34 years of honing his craft on Murano, a short boat ride from Venice – and the epicenter of the Venetian glass-making industry. "It's always a challenge; you have to be very humble in front of this material. It's the glass that commands you" and not the other way around, he told ABC while cleaning up after ..
September 13, 2019

UK climate-change activists arrested over plan to fly drones around Heathrow Airport

iStock(LONDON) -- Police in the UK have arrested twelve environmental activists over plans to fly drones around the UK’s busiest airport to bring attention to climate change. The plans had no impact on flight schedules on Friday. “Heathrow’s runways and taxiways remain open and fully operational despite attempts to disrupt the airport through the illegal use of drones in protest nearby," Heathrow Airport said in a statement. The activists’ group, called Heathrow Pause, had planned to fly toy dro..