JetBlue goes hostile to buy Spirit Airlines after rejection

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) is not taking for an answer in its quest to buy rival Spirit Airlines (SAVE.N). On Monday, the New York-based carrier launched a hostile all-cash takeover bid for Spirit Airlines, two weeks after the low-cost carrier rejected an offer from the larger rival. JetBlue, which in … Read more

Airlines press U.S. to lift pre-departure testing requirements

Travelers wait in line to get tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a pop-up clinic at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, California, US, December 22, 2021. REUTERS/Bing Guan Register now for FREE unlimited access to register WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) – US airlines are the Biden administration to lift … Read more

Vast, City-Sized Lake Discovered Miles Below The Antarctic Ice Sheet

The Antarctic ice is finding its secrets harder and harder to keep. Deep below the ice of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, the largest ice sheet in the world, scientists have confirmed the existence of a huge lake of liquid water. Researchers have named it Lake Snow Eagle, and believe that sediments within it could … Read more

The Moon May Have Been Covertly Siphoning Earth’s Water For Billions of Years

There are water molecules and ice up on the Moon, so how did they get there? Asteroid and comet collisions are likely to have produced some of it, but a new study suggests another source of lunar water: the Earth’s atmosphere. Hydrogen and oxygen ions escaping from our planet’s upper atmosphere and then combining on … Read more

U.S. airlines sound bullish as bookings roar back

CHICAGO, April 21 (Reuters) – Airlines are back. That’s the message major US carriers are sending investors after grappling with coronavirus-induced uncertainty for two years. With travel demand roaring back after a setback due to the Omicron variant of the virus early in the year, American Airlines Group (AAL.O), United Airlines (UAL.O) and Alaska Air … Read more

U.S. will no longer enforce mask mandate on airplanes, trains after court ruling

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO, April 18 (Reuters) – The Biden administration will no longer enforce a US mask mandate on public transportation, after a federal judge in Florida on Monday ruled that the 14-month-old directive was unlawful, overturning a key White House effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Soon after the announcement, all major carriers including American … Read more

People who don’t drink enough water each day ‘at risk of killer disease’

People who don’t drink enough water each day are raising their odds of a killer illness. Scientists urge people to get their six to eight glasses each day in order to ward off the risk of heart failure. Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump blood around the body properly, usually because … Read more

Surprising Discovery Reveals Sand Dunes ‘Breathe’ Water Vapor

Desert landscapes are not as lifeless as they look. Vast seas of sand dunes can not only grow, move, and interact with one another, a recent study suggests they can also ‘breathe’. Using a super-sensitive probe that took decades to invent, researchers have shown sand dunes regularly inhale and exhale tiny amounts of water vapor. … Read more