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Getty Images – STOCK (NEW YORK) — Although the velociraptors of “Jurassic Park” fame are well known, they don’t much resemble their historical counterparts. The movie velociraptors are portrayed as being 6 feet tall with scaly skin and incredibly fast, but real velociraptors were about as big as a medium-sized dog, measuring approximately 1.6 feet […]

PBNJ Productions/Getty Images (HOUSTON) — A massive fire at a chemical plant near Houston is prompting evacuations, according to authorities. Evacuations were in process in the town of Shepherd, according to the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office. Dark black smoke could be seen billowing from the plant. Shepherd is about an hour north of Houston. […]

ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images (LONDON) — A large explosion has reportedly torn through a fuel store being used by ethnic Armenia refugees amidst their exodus from the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. Thousands of ethnic Armenians have started fleeing from Nagorno-Karabakh following Azerbaijan’s successful military offensive to retake control of the region last week. The […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Several regions in the U.S. are suffering from poor air quality as the smoke from the wildfires burning in Canada make its way south. A large portion of the of the U.S. has been seeing smoky skies for days, presenting unhealthy conditions for residents with heart or lung conditions, officials […]

Tayeb Benzian / 500px/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — An asteroid between 140 and 310 feet in size will safely pass by Earth on Saturday, according to NASA Asteroid Watch. An asteroid of this size only goes by Earth about once every decade, the agency said. The asteroid, named 2023 DZ2, will be at least 100,000 […]

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A massive spy balloon believed to be from China was seen above Montana on Thursday and is being tracked as it flies across the continental United States, with President Joe Biden ultimately deciding against “military options” because of the risk to civilians, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The high-altitude […]