Colorado student, scientist named Time’s ‘Kid of the Year’

This undated photo provided by Time Magazine shows the cover of its Dec. 14, 2020 issue, featuring a 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young scientist who has been named the magazine’s first-ever “Kid of the Year.” Gitanjali Rao has used artificial intelligence and created apps to tackle contaminated drinking water, cyberbullying, opioid addiction and […]

Danish Mayfly named 2021 insect of the year

This undated photo provided by the ‘Senckenberg Institute’ shows a ‘Danish Mayfly’. The Danish Mayfly has been selected by a German entomological society as the Insect of the Year for 2021, but won’t have long to celebrate its 15 minutes of fame. The insect, whose scientific name is Ephemera danica, only has a few days […]

With Theta, 2020 sets the record for most named Atlantic storms

It’s official: 2020 now has the most named storms ever recorded in the Atlantic in a single year. On November 9, a tropical disturbance brewing in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean gained enough strength to become a subtropical storm. With that, Theta became the year’s 29th named storm, topping the 28 that formed in 2005. With […]

Hurricane Zeta is the fifth named storm to hit Louisiana this year

Hurricane Zeta as seen on October 28, 2020 (NHC/) Hurricane Zeta strengthened overnight on Tuesday, and is now expected to hit New Orleans as a Category 2 storm. That makes it the fifth named storm to hit Louisiana this year, breaking the state’s record, and tying the record for named storms in a single year […]