Hundreds of thousands of bits of space junk are orbiting the planet, according to NASA. And it's a huge problem. This animation depicts the distribution and movement of man-made objects orbiting Earth.
NASA Orbital Debris Program Office at JSC
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Say cheese! Italian police caught thieves stealing $500 wheels of Parmesan
It's spring here, but scientists at the South Pole are prepping for winter
Woman struggles to escape mudslide as Peru's deadly flooding and mudslides continue
This dog sniffs out superbugs at the hospital, and is training his new co-worker
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State Police in Modena, Italy have arrested 10 people as part of 'Operation Wine and Cheese,' aimed at breaking up a ring of fine food thieves. Police said more than 16,000 bottles of wine worth $140,000 and 168 wheels of Parmesan worth $110,000 have been stolen since 2015.
During the Antarctic winter, it gets so cold that hydraulic lines and other mechanical systems freeze, making air travel to the South Pole hazardous. On February 15, 2017, scientists and staff from the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen Scott Station at the South Pole boarded a specially equipped Air National Guard C-130 for the last scheduled flight from the South Pole for nine months.
A dozen people in Peru have died in the last three days as a result of dangerous flooding and mudslides that are now threatening the capital. Unusually heavy rains have ravaged Peru's mostly-desert climate this year, killing 62 people and destroying 12,000 homes.
Angus sniffs out the superbug Clostridium difficile, known as C-diff, as part of the K9 Infection Prevention Team that involves clinicians, housekeeping staff and a now a second dog at Vancouver General Hospital in Canada. The hospital is reviewing hygiene policies as a result of his work.
A Brazilian school in Ipanema was transformed into a villa with rooftop barbecues, stunning views and lots of chill space inside for Team USA and Olympic family members when they want to relax on off days.
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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This new spot from NHTSA examines the impact a simple text can have on you and those you love. Drivers are encouraged to join the conversation by using the hashtag #justdrive. "If you're texting, you're not driving."
Jonathan the Giant Tortoise, the oldest known living land animal on Earth, estimated to be 184-years-old, was washed for the first time in recorded history by vet Dr. Joe Hollins. This historic event took place in the grounds of Plantation House, St. Helena Island on March 19, 2016. Bathing him was purely for aesthetic reasons. "We want visitors and tourists on the Island to witness the tortoises in their true form, without the obstruction of moss and lichen on their shells... and we want all who visit him to see him at his best,” said Hollins, who has been hand-feeding him over the past few years.