January 15, 2020

What’s behind the latest European bid to save the Iran nuclear deal

CGinspiration/iStock(NEW YORK) -- While the European powers hope they have found an avenue to fix the Iran nuclear deal, it may actually spell its end. France, Germany and the United Kingdom filed a formal complaint within the nuclear agreement on Tuesday to force its remaining parties to convene and discuss Iran's breaches of its commitments since last May. The step, known as the dispute mechanism, is meant to resolve differences within the deal when one party believes another is not meet..
January 15, 2020

Scientists discover oldest material on Earth — stardust trapped in a meteorite

sankai/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Scientists have analyzed stardust from a meteorite that fell to Earth 50 years ago, and according to their calculations, the 5- to 7-billion-year-old stardust is the oldest solid material ever found on Earth. "This is one of the most exciting studies I've worked on," Philipp Heck, lead author of a new paper, which was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, said in a statement. "These are the oldest solid materials ever found, and..
January 14, 2020

What we know about Prince Harry, Meghan’s life in Canada

ABC News(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will be spending more and more time in Canada as they begin a "period of transition" in their royal lives. Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, confirmed Monday that, in addition to the U.K., Canada is the North American country where Harry and Meghan will live. "Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives," the 93-year-old monarch said in a statement aft..
January 14, 2020

UN sets 2030 biodiversity deadline to combat possible mass extinction

Nastco/iStock(UNITED NATIONS) -- A United Nations agency has released a plan on biodiversity that seeks to mitigate a possible mass extinction in upcoming decades. The framework, outlined by the Convention on Biological Diversity, applies a "theory of change" approach to saving the world's plants and animals, according to the plan. The agency has set its biodiversity goal for 2030, but cautioned that the plan may only be achieved through "transformative changes across economic, social, poli..