Doyle Rice, USA TODAY

Doyle Rice

USA TODAY

McLean, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Doyle:

Oh no! Climate change threatens world's wine supply, study says

The world's wine regions could shrink dramatically due to human-caused climate change, a study released Monday suggests. → Read More

We can now hear the voice of a mummy 3,000 years after the Egyptian priest last spoke

Using 3D printing and medical scanners, scientists have recreated the voice of an ancient 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy → Read More

Walking sharks discovered near Australia but there's no need to head for the hills

Four new species of sharks that use their fins to walk have been discovered in waters off of northern Australia and New Guinea, according to a new study. → Read More

We're closer to destruction than ever before: Doomsday clock reset to 100 seconds to midnight

The Doomsday clock is reset to 100 seconds to "midnight" under the threat of nuclear war and climate change. → Read More

The night the iguanas fell: Cold snap chills Florida and now iguana meat is up for sale

Florida weather has been so cold, iguanas are falling from trees. Now, people are selling their meat. → Read More

'Falling iguana' alert issued in Florida due to cold temperatures: 'Don't assume that they're dead'

The National Weather Service in Miami has issued an unofficial warning for falling iguanas tonight due to an unusual cold snap in the Sunshine State. → Read More

Scientists just discovered that an asteroid may have ended 'Snowball Earth' 2.2 billion years ago

Some 2.2 billion years ago, an asteroid slammed into the Earth, leaving behind a massive, 43-mile-wide crater in what's now Western Australia. → Read More

Delta plane slides off taxiway amid winter storm; airlines issue travel advisories into weekend

Airlines are issuing travel waivers on account of a winter storm headed for much of the northern U.S. this weekend. → Read More

Nearly 100 million under winter weather alerts as sprawling storm picks up across US

Forecasters say blizzards are expected for the Upper Midwest. By Saturday, snow is expected in Pennsylvania, New York and much of New England. → Read More

Study: 'Blob' of hot water killed a million seabirds in Pacific

The birds – a species known as the common murre – likely died of starvation due to the warm water, which severely disrupted the birds' food supply. → Read More

'Hazardous' travel ahead: Weekend winter storm to wallop Midwest and Northeast with snow and ice

A winter storm will dump snow and ice across a wide swath of the northern USA on Friday and into the weekend. → Read More

Over 1 billion animals feared dead in Australian wildfires, experts say

The World Wildlife Fund in Australia estimates that as many as 1.25 billion animals may have been killed directly or indirectly from fires that have scorched Australia. → Read More

Eyes to the sky: The Quadrantid meteor shower will brighten the sky early Saturday with 'dazzling display'

Folks who brave the cold Friday night and early Saturday morning will have the chance to see the first meteor shower of the year, the Quadrantids. → Read More

11 dead, hundreds sickened by methanol-poisoned coconut wine in the Philippines

Known as lambanog, the wine is a favorite drink during the holidays. → Read More

Were the predictions we made about climate change 20 years ago accurate? Here's a look

Did scientists accurately predict in 2000 what would be happening now? Here's a look at how we've fared on weather disasters, rising temps and more. → Read More

Christmas travel weather forecast: Mostly smooth sailing for your holidays

Most folks traveling for Christmas this week should see quiet weather, forecasters say. Clear skies are expected in travel hubs in the Northeast and Midwest. → Read More

Search ongoing for missing Idaho children as 'devoted mother' and new husband hire lawyer

A possible connection between the disappearance of two Idaho children and a suspicious death has prompted police to ask for help in locating a couple. → Read More

A cloud in the center of our Milky Way galaxy looks like a candy cane. Take a look

What the image shows is actually a dense molecular cloud of raw materials that will eventually give "birth" to tens of millions of stars. → Read More

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Sorry, few will see snow. Here's the forecast

For most of the country, Christmas will be green or brown – but not white. Snow levels will be slightly below normal, forecasters say. → Read More

Get ready for the darkest day of the year: Saturday is the winter solstice

The winter solstice – which marks the beginning of astronomical winter in the Northern Hemisphere – is Saturday. → Read More