Tonga volcanic eruption the most powerful in more than a century

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN – The volcanic eruption on an island near Tonga in January was as powerful as the 1883 Krakatoa eruption in Indonesia, one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events on record. Scientists have … Read more

5 things to know for May 12: Ukraine, Abortion, Inflation, Overdoses, California fire

CNN – Air travel in the US is back in full swing, but the return to the skies hasn’t been entirely smooth. Passengers are frustrated by packed flights, as well as an increase in disruptive passenger incidents, flight cancellations and soaring air fares, according to a new survey. Here’s what you need to know to … Read more

Russia’s tanks in Ukraine have a ‘jack-in-the-box’ design flaw. And the West has known about it since the Gulf war

CNN – Russian tanks with their tops blown off are just the latest sign that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine isn’t going to plan. Hundreds of Russian tanks are thought to have been destroyed since Moscow launched its offensive, with British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace on Monday estimating it had lost as many as 580. But … Read more

Rescue operation for missing tour boat in Japan intensifies

TOKYO – The Japanese Coast Guard said Sunday that rescue helicopters found nine of the 26 people from a tour boat missing in the frigid waters of northern Japan since the day before, but their conditions are unknown. The Transport Ministry, meanwhile, launched an investigation into the boat’s operator over its safety standards and its … Read more

Sailors’ families seek answers about Russian ship sinking

It took the Russian military over a week to acknowledge that one serviceman died and two dozen others were missing after one of its flagship cruisers sank in the Black Sea, reportedly the result of a Ukrainian missiles strike. The acknowledgment happened after families started searching desperately for their sons who, they said, served on … Read more

Russia’s Chernobyl seizure seen as nuclear risk ‘nightmare’

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (AP) – Here in the dirt of one of the world’s most radioactive places, Russian soldiers dug trenches. Ukrainian officials worry they were, in effect, digging their own graves. Thousands of tanks and troops rumbled into the forested Chernobyl exclusion zone in the earliest hours of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, churning … Read more