The Dallol hydrothermal pools are harsh environments. (Credit: Shutterstock) Unearthly greens and yellows color the scorching-hot landscape surrounding the Dallol volcano in northern Ethiopia. This alien-like world is filled with hydrothermal pools that are some of the most extreme environments on the planet — and some of them seem to be completely devoid of life, according to a new study. Different life-forms on our planet have adapted to survive under some pretty harsh conditions, places that are superhot, superacidic or supersalty, to name a few, said study senior author Purificación López-García, the research director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research. But can life survive in a single environment that combines all three conditions, such as in the colorful waters of the Dallol hydrothermal region? Related: 7 Most Mars-Like Places on Earth To figure out if this extreme environment oversteps the limits for life on our … [Read more...] about Scientists find a spot where no life can survive. That’s bad news for alien hunters.
Mug shot of Faisal Shahzad, the man accused of plotting a car bombing in New York's Times Square. (AP) NEW YORK – A Pakistani immigrant who tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison by a judge who said she hopes he spends time behind bars thinking "carefully about whether the Koran wants you to kill lots of people." A defiant Faisal Shahzad smirked as he was given a mandatory life term that, under federal sentencing rules, will keep him behind bars until he dies. "If I'm given 1,000 lives I will sacrifice them all for the life of Allah," he said at the start of a statement that lasted several minutes. "How can I be judged by a court that does not understand the suffering of my people?" Shahzad -- brought into the Manhattan courtroom in handcuffs and wearing a white skull cap -- had instructed his attorney not to speak, and U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum told prosecutors she didn't need to hear from them. That left Shahzad … [Read more...] about Times Square Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison
The Barbary Coast Trail starts at the Old U.S. Mint on 5th Street and winds 3.8 miles along through the city to Aquatic Park. 170 bronze medallions serve as trail markers. Highlights include Gold Rush-era buildings, the oldest Catholic cathedral west of the Rockies, a World War II submarine and more. less The Barbary Coast Trail starts at the Old U.S. Mint on 5th Street and winds 3.8 miles along through the city to Aquatic Park. 170 bronze medallions serve as trail markers. Highlights include Gold Rush-era ... more Photo: Stephanie Wright Hession Photo: Stephanie Wright Hession Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Image 1 of 17 The Barbary Coast Trail starts at the Old U.S. Mint on 5th Street and winds 3.8 miles along through the city to Aquatic Park. 170 bronze medallions serve as trail markers. … [Read more...] about Survival tips for life on the Barbary Coast
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Basketball meets everyday life in a new installment from the Philadelphia 76ers. This free art event is called “76ers Crossover: Art Exhibition” and is open to the public. From Saturday, Nov. 16 to Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Fitler Club located 24 S. 24th Street, visitors will be able to see over 230 76er-centric art pieces by artists from 13 countries. The show is about the history of the 76ers showcasing work of players like Wilt Chamberlain, Allen Iverson, Julius Irving, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. “With ‘76ers Crossover,’ we aim to celebrate the intersection of basketball throughout the city and across the globe with all of the cultural lifestyle elements that make Philadelphia spectacular – from the arts, to music and fashion, to cuisine,” Philadelphia 76ers President Chris Heck said. Fans will also be able to bid on pieces through a silent auction app with a portion proceeds going to the Sixers … [Read more...] about Basketball Meets Everyday Life As The Sixers & Reebok Team Up For ’76ers Crossover: Art Exhibition’
An 8-year-old boy was critically injured after being struck by a truck Thursday night in Texas City, police said. The boy was crossing the 1600 block of Bay Street when a northbound truck hit him about 6:55 p.m., police said. His mother arrived at the scene of the accident immediately afterward. The boy was transported by Life Flight to University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in critical but stable condition. A spokesman for the Texas City Police Department said the boy did not have life threatening injuries. The driver of the 1998 Ford F150 truck stopped at a residence near where the accident happened. He was cooperating with investigators at the scene and was taken into custody for unrelated charges. Investigators say the driver submitted to a voluntary blood draw and that alcohol does not appear to be a factor. "At this point we don't foresee any charges being filed in relation to this accident," said Cpl. Allen Bjerke, a spokesman for the police department. … [Read more...] about 8-year-old boy in stable condition after being hit by a truck in Texas City