Race to the Center of the Earth is an extreme, nonelimination competition series that pits four teams of three contestants against one another in a nonstop adventure across the globe. Teams start from different corners of the Earth and race to be the first to reach the remote location that holds the $1,000,000 prize.
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Storm chasers are searching the clouds for the key to climate change
Clouds are complex, elusive, and the greatest source of uncertainty about how hot the Earth will get in response to carbon dioxide. Meet the scientists who try to catch them.
Flying low along a mountain ridge in central Argentina, Clayton Eveland slaloms right and left, steering the plane through one cloud after another, each one turning the cockpit windshield briefly white. Reaching the end of the range, he wheels around and take… [+36035 chars]
The white couple who are suing their fertility clinic after they gave birth to an Asian baby say hospital officials inferred that their daughter was a result of an extramarital affair
White parents who are suing the New Jersey fertility clinic that helped them get pregnant with a daughter that turned out to be Asian are speaking to the media. Drew Wasilewski and Kristina Koedderich said they sought out the Institute for Reproductive Medici…
Caucasian parents who are suing their fertility clinic after they gave birth to an Asian baby say hospital officials suggested that their daughter was the result of an extramarital affair, according to court documents viewed by ABC News. Drew Wasilewski an… [+2920 chars]
14 trailblazing women who broke down barriers over the last 150 years
The last 150 years saw a huge shift in women's rights around the world. Susan B. Anthony helped get women the right to vote. Rosa Parks became a symbol of the civil rights movement for her work. Ellen DeGeneres paved the way for LGBT rights. Malala Yousafzai …
Malala Yousafzai grew up in Pakistan, where the Taliban took control. Girls were no longer allowed to go to school, and many schools were being destroyed. At just 11 years old, Yousafzai began to speak out against the Taliban on a blog and documented her e… [+498 chars]
Inside Saudi Arabia's Instagram influence operation, where bloggers get lavish vacations to help clean up the country's bloody reputation
Saudi Arabia is attracting travel influencers with luxury visits as part of a campaign to repair the country's tattered reputation. Saudi Arabia and its crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, want tourism to become a huge industry. They've focused on social media…
Apollo’s PLSS And The Science Of Keeping Humans Alive In Space
Ever since humans came up with the bright idea to explore parts of the Earth which were significantly less hospitable to human life than the plains of Africa where humankind evolved, there’s been a constant pressure to better protect ourselves against the ele…
Ever since humans came up with the bright idea to explore parts of the Earth which were significantly less hospitable to human life than the plains of Africa where humankind evolved, there’s been a constant pressure to better protect ourselves against the ele… [+12443 chars]
Amid Climate Change, Arctic Region Evolves Into Strategic, Economic Hotspot
As melting ice opens shipping lanes and reveals incredible riches, the region is seen as a new geopolitical and economic asset.
(TASIILAQ, Greenland) — From a helicopter, Greenland’s brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. And the few people who live here — its whole population wouldn’t fill a football stadium — are poor, with a high rate of s… [+7633 chars]
Newt Gingrich’s Moon Sweepstakes Are a Confounding Development in Today’s Space Race
A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 24. Newt Gingrich is going to the moon. Again. You might argue that Gingrich, the one-time Speaker of the House of Representatives, never went to the moon in the first place, that only…
A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 24. Newt Gingrich is going to the moon. Again. You might argue that Gingrich, the one-time Speaker of the House of Representatives, never went to the moon in the first place, that onl… [+7244 chars]
China and the U.S Are Fighting a Major Battle Over Killer Robots and the Future of AI
Russia started sabotaging the discussion from the very first session. Throughout the morning of Aug. 21, its diplomats at the United Nations in Geneva took the floor, nitpicking language in a document meant to pave the way for an eventual ban on lethal autono…
Russia started sabotaging the discussion from the very first session. Throughout the morning of Aug. 21, its diplomats at the United Nations in Geneva took the floor, nitpicking language in a document meant to pave the way for an eventual ban on lethal autono… [+7450 chars]
CNN Panelist Nails Why Trump Treated Puerto Rico Differently: ‘Brown Skin’
Political commentator Maria Cardona posited that Trump seems to care more about Dorian hitting Florida than Puerto Rico because of race and electoral votes.
CNN political commentators Maria Cardona and Scott Jennings parried on Thursday night over President Donald Trumps marked change in tone about Hurricane Dorian, now that the storm threatens Florida instead of Puerto Rico. What is the difference Scott? The di… [+2776 chars]
Over 40 People Have Been Arrested As Potential Mass Shooters Since El Paso
Tips about potential acts of mass killings have spiked, and law enforcement appears to be paying close attention to threats.
In the four weeks since a 21-year-old alleged white nationalist was charged in the slaughter of 22 people inside a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, law enforcement authorities have arrested more than 40 people as potential mass shooters an average of more than one … [+28340 chars]
The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388)
What happens when tens of millions of fantasy-sports players are suddenly able to bet real money on real games? We’re about to find out. A recent Supreme Court decision has cleared the way to bring an estimated $300 billion in black-market sports betting into…
Today, roughly 60 million people in the U.S. and Canada play fantasy sports, resulting in revenues of around $8 billion a year in the U.S. alone. (Photo: Miller/Getty) What happens when tens of millions of fantasy-sports players are suddenly able to bet real… [+50367 chars]
'Start Here': Trump takes aim at Puerto Rico as 2020 Senate fight heats up
It's Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Here's what you need to know to start your day.
It's Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Let's start here. Interested in Start Here Morning Briefing ? Add Start Here Morning Briefing as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Start Here Morning Briefing news, video, and analysis from ABC News. 1. FEMA funds … [+6711 chars]
Read the full transcript of ABC News' 3rd Democratic debate
Read the full transcript of the third 2020 Democratic Debate airing on Thursday night, Sept. 12, 2019, on ABC News.
Read the full transcript of the third 2020 Democratic Debate airing on Thursday night, Sept. 12, 2019, on ABC News. Interested in Democratic Party? Add Democratic Party as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Democratic Party news, video, and analys… [+156837 chars]
2020 Democrats are stepping up their courtship of Native American voters. Here’s why.
“Native American voters need to be convinced about whether either party is going to truly serve their interests,” said professor Laura Evans.
Why are Native American women going missing and facing violence at disproportionate rates? Is it racism, lack of resources, mistrust, a confusing jurisdictional maze _ or all of the above? (Sept. 5) AP Christina Blackcloud remembers a childhood of running … [+14377 chars]
Fugitive pig, proverb library, sodium warnings: News from around our 50 states
Swiss women tackle Homer Simpson’s food tour of New Orleans, huge muscle car auction becomes event of the summer in Iowa, and more
Alabama Guntersville: People in a rural area are raising concerns about the use of chicken sludge as fertilizer on farm fields as the state considers new rules on how such products can be used. Julie Lay says the sludge from a poultry processing plant create… [+44676 chars]
Three Mile Island, Hawaiian sirens, roundabout record: News from around our 50 states
Pence to break with horse tradition in Michigan, scientists across Iowa sound alarm on Midwest warming, and more
Alabama Traffic passes a mural of the slave ship Clotilda along Africatown Boulevard in Mobile, Ala. (Photo: Kevin McGill/AP) Mobile: The state historical commission apparently will retain control of the last U.S. slave ship, the Clotilda. The deadline ha… [+43124 chars]
Vikram Moon lander: NASA Orbiter fails to spot Indian probe on the lunar surface
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was unable to spot India’s Vikram Moon lander during a flyby of its the landing site on the lunar surface this week.
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was unable to spot India’s Vikram Moon lander during a flyby of its the landing site on the lunar surface this week. “LRO flew over the area of the Vikram landing site on Sept. 17 when local lunar time was near dusk; large… [+4183 chars]
Damon Lindelof Rooted Watchmen's Alternate History in America's Racist Reality
The more we see and hear about Damon Lindelof’s upcoming Watchmen series, the more it becomes obvious that while the show is still set in the same world as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ original comic, it really is its own distinct narrative that’s trying to u…
The more we see and hear about Damon Lindelofs upcoming Watchmen series, the more it becomes obvious that while the show is still set in the same world as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons original comic, it really is its own distinct narrative thats trying to use … [+4314 chars]
Jonathan Ledgard Believes Imagination Could Save the World
His strategies for a more equitable, sustainable future range from practical and humanitarian to fanciful and abstract, Ben Taub writes.
In a clearing in rural Somalia, a jihadi commander sat in a white plastic chair, stroking a dik-dik, an antelope the size of a cat. His men escorted two British journalists into the clearing and sat them under an acacia tree. The commander, who had offered sa… [+46637 chars]
The New Populist Playbook
Matteo Salvini is not merely a Donald Trump facsimile—the Italian politician has been testing whether Facebook likes translate into votes, and is remaking his country along the way.
In May, Matteo Salvini, then the interior minister and deputy prime minister in Italy’s first populist government, stood in front of a Milan cathedral with other European far-right politicians, holding a rosary, and called for a defense of Christian Europe ag… [+50450 chars]