Peru Arrests Dozens In Massive Anti-Drug Trafficking Bust at Colombian Border

Peru announced on Monday it arrested 53 people, mostly Colombians, as part of a large operation targeting drug trafficking in the jungle border province of Putumayo, where dissident former FARC rebels from Colombia have taken refuge, according to Reuters. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said his country’s security forces worked with the Colombian military to carry out the operation “Armageddon” on Monday. Vizcarra also declared a 60-day state of emergency along its border with Colombia and Ecuador to help increase security in the region that’s been inundated with drug trafficking. That decree was agreed to by Vizcarra and several of his ministers and went into effect on Monday, according…

Deadly Wildfire Nearly Doubles in Size to 9,300 Acres Outside Yosemite National Park

A fatal California wildfire spread to more than double its size and burned through 14 square miles of forest and brush on Monday, smothering Yosemite National Park in smoke and closing a major access road to the park at the busiest time of year for the tourist season, according to The Los Angeles Times. Fire officials said they still had no official cause for the blaze which first started on Friday along the park’s western edge. Soon after, evacuation orders were issued for a number of small communities while hundreds of firefighters tried to fight the blaze which was only 2 percent contained. John DeYoe, a spokesman for the interagency campaign fighting what’s been dubbed the Ferguson Fire,…

USAID Promises $6 Million For Venezuelan Migrants

The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development announced the U.S. would put an additional $6 million to help fund health and nutrition programs for the estimated 70,000 Venezuelans that cross the border into Colombia every day on Monday, according to The Miami Herald. Mark Green said after watching thousands of Venezuelans pour into Colombia, it was clear the tragedy was man-made. “We’re standing on the front lines of one of the largest displacements of people in the history of Latin America,” Green said after visiting the border. He said Venezuelans are “hunger, lack of medicine and lack of opportunities. And fundamentally, they are fleeing… a despotic and dysfunctional…

UK To Start Launching Rockets From Scottish Spaceport In 2020s

The UK Space Agency has announced that Britain will be getting its very own launch pad, set to open in the early 2020s, IFL Science reports. The agency announced Sunday that the spaceport would be located in Sutherland, a remote peninsula on Scotland’s north coast. Initial funding of $3.3 million has been given to the Highlands and Islands Enterprise to develop the site. “This spaceport grant will help kick-start an exciting new era for the UK space industry,” Graham Turnock, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, said in a statement.“We are committed to supporting a commercial market for access to space in the UK, and we will continue to engage with any company who seeks to operate here.”…

UK To Start Launching Rockets From Scottish Spaceport In 2020s

The UK Space Agency has announced that Britain will be getting its very own launch pad, set to open in the early 2020s, IFL Science reports. The agency announced Sunday that the spaceport would be located in Sutherland, a remote peninsula on Scotland’s north coast. Initial funding of $3.3 million has been given to the Highlands and Islands Enterprise to develop the site. “This spaceport grant will help kick-start an exciting new era for the UK space industry,” Graham Turnock, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, said in a statement.“We are committed to supporting a commercial market for access to space in the UK, and we will continue to engage with any company who seeks to operate here.”…

UK To Start Launching Rockets From Scottish Spaceport In 2020s

The UK Space Agency has announced that Britain will be getting its very own launch pad, set to open in the early 2020s, IFL Science reports. The agency announced Sunday that the spaceport would be located in Sutherland, a remote peninsula on Scotland’s north coast. Initial funding of $3.3 million has been given to the Highlands and Islands Enterprise to develop the site. “This spaceport grant will help kick-start an exciting new era for the UK space industry,” Graham Turnock, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, said in a statement.“We are committed to supporting a commercial market for access to space in the UK, and we will continue to engage with any company who seeks to operate here.”…

UK To Start Launching Rockets From Scottish Spaceport In 2020s

The UK Space Agency has announced that Britain will be getting its very own launch pad, set to open in the early 2020s, IFL Science reports. The agency announced Sunday that the spaceport would be located in Sutherland, a remote peninsula on Scotland’s north coast. Initial funding of $3.3 million has been given to the Highlands and Islands Enterprise to develop the site. “This spaceport grant will help kick-start an exciting new era for the UK space industry,” Graham Turnock, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, said in a statement.“We are committed to supporting a commercial market for access to space in the UK, and we will continue to engage with any company who seeks to operate here.”…

Archaeologists Discover Earliest Evidence of Bread In Jordan

A small number of crumbs found in an ancient fireplace helped unlock an archaeological mystery on Monday after it was identified as the earliest example of bread, prepared long before the widespread use of agriculture, according to The Guardian. The millimeters of bread remains were found by archaeologists at a worksite in the Black Desert in Jordan but were able to sue radiocarbon-dating to help identify the bread as being made over 14,000 years ago. “Bread has been seen as a product of agriculturist, settled societies, but our evidence from Jordan now basically predates the onset of plant cultivation … by at least 3,000 years,” said Dr. Tobias Richter, co-author of the study from the…