Sunday, April 14, 2024

Lightning strikes a chord as origin-of-life debate gets superheated

Researchers said today that lightning strikes billions of years ago may have freed up phosphorus required for the formation of biomolecules essential to life. A bolt of lightning can create glassy rocks called fulgurites by superheating and sometimes vaporizing surface rock, freeing phosphorus locked inside, Reuters reports.

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Israel and U.S. shoot down missiles and drones launched from Iran

(BBC News) Iran has launched dozens of drones and missiles at Israel in a retaliatory attack. Sirens and loud explosions have been heard as Israel's air...

HELP sign leads to rescue of three men from island

(BBC News) Three men were rescued by the US Coast Guard off an island in Micronesia after they sent out a plea for "HELP"...