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Saturn's spectacular rings are 'very young'

Saturn's spectacular rings are 'very young'

Science
We're looking at Saturn at a very special time in the history of the Solar System, according to scientists. They've confirmed the planet's iconic rings are very young - no more than 100 million years old, when dinosaurs still walked the Earth.The insight comes from the final measurements acquired by the American Cassini probe.The satellite sent back its last data just before diving to destruction in the giant world's atmosphere in 2017. "Previous estimates of the age of Saturn's rings required a lot of modelling and were far more uncertain. But we now have direct measurements that allow us to constrain the age very well," Luciano Iess from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, told BBC News. The professor's team has published an account of its work with Cassini in Science magazine. Cassini: ...
Government ranks 18 US volcanoes as 'very high threat'

Government ranks 18 US volcanoes as 'very high threat'

Technology
Government scientists have classified 18 U.S. volcanoes as "very high threat" because of what's been happening inside them and how close they are to people. The U.S. Geological Survey has updated its volcano threat assessments for the first time since 2005. The danger list is topped by Hawaii's Kilauea , which has been erupting this year. The others in the top five are Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier in Washington, Alaska's Redoubt Volcano and California's Mount Shasta . "This report may come as a surprise to many, but not to volcanologists," said Concord University volcano expert Janine Krippner. "The USA is one of the most active countries in the world when it comes to volcanic activity," she said, noting there have been 120 eruptions in U.S. volcanoes since 1980. Kilauea is the mos...
U.S. has 18 'very high threat' volcanoes, USGS says

U.S. has 18 'very high threat' volcanoes, USGS says

Science
Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The United States has 18 volcanoes listed as a "very high threat" to their surrounding communities, according to recent list compiled by the United States Geological Survey. Those volcanoes sit in five states, with Hawaii's Kilauea at the top of the list. Kilauea last erupted in May 2018 for several hours following a magnitude-5.0 earthquake on Hawaii. The eruption filled nearby neighborhoods with dangerous gas and lava, forcing more than 10,000 residents to evacuate. The other states with volcanoes at very high threat levels are Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington. The U.S. has 161 active volcanoes, and has experienced 120 eruptions and 52 incidents of volcanic unrest since 1980. The U.S. G...
‘Money doesn't matter’ – Edin Dzeko 'very happy' he rejected Chelsea in January after helping Roma to Champions League semi-finals

‘Money doesn't matter’ – Edin Dzeko 'very happy' he rejected Chelsea in January after helping Roma to Champions League semi-finals

Sports
Edin Dzeko is 'very happy' he turned down Chelsea to stay at RomaWednesday, April 11, 2018Edin Dzeko said he was pleased he turned down a January move to Chelsea after firing Roma to the Champions League semi-finals with a stunning win over Barcelona.The Spanish giants took a 4-1 lead into their second leg but they were completely outplayed in Rome, as the hosts won 3-0 to make the score 4-4 on aggregate and progress on away goals.MATCH REPORT: Huge Champions League shock as Barcelona fall in RomeDzeko – who scored the vital goal at the Nou Camp – inspired Roma as he got another goal and won a penalty, which was converted by Daniele de Rossi before Kostas Manolas’ late header sealed their place in the final four.The former Manchester City striker had a chance to return to the Premier
White House walks back Trump's call for US to leave Syria 'very soon'

White House walks back Trump's call for US to leave Syria 'very soon'

World
In a statement issued Wednesday meant to clarify the U.S. presence in Syria, the White House did not announce an immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces, despite President Donald Trump's repeated calls in the past week to leave the country "very soon." "The military mission to eradicate ISIS in Syria is coming to a rapid end, with ISIS being almost completely destroyed," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. But she added, "The United States and our partners remain committed to eliminating the small ISIS presence in Syria that our forces have not already eradicated. We will continue to consult with our allies and friends regarding future plans." The statement offered no timeline for a troop withdrawal, nor did it change the U.S. policy in Syria – which has been for the approximat