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'It scared the hell out of people': Looking back at Three Mile Island 40 years ago

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:03:59 -0400

The March 28, 1979, accident at the nuclear power plant led to widespread fear in the region. Today, though, the plant just seems to be part of the landscape.....
Some remains of Guatemala volcano victims unidentified: official

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:28:32 -0400

Guatemalan investigators have been unable to identify about 110 pieces of remains from victims of a volcanic eruption that killed 202 people and left 229 missing last June, a forensic official said Sa....
US underground nuclear waste dump explained

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:53:44 -0400

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It wasn't long after the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan and World War II ended that the United States began to realize it had to do something with the waste that was bei....
First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:52:06 -0400

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep....
5,000 breast cancer sufferers could be spared chemotherapy if offered gene testing, study suggests

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 17:00:00 -0400

THOUSANDS of women with breast cancer could be spared chemotherapy if they were offered gene tests which show whether their disease is likely to spread, a major trial has found. The British study sugg....
Bitcoin miner builds electrical transformer in rented space, lawsuit follows

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:20:25 -0400

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice.The post Bitcoin miner builds electrical transformer in rented sp....
Hitler's Air Force Had a Fatal Flaw: No Heavy Bomber (And It Cost Him)

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:00:00 -0400

In the absence of a heavy bomber, the Luftwaffe pushed its medium bombers in World War II to the limits of their endurance.....
Wow: U.S. gov't warns there's a spring flood risk for two-thirds of the Lower 48

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:50:36 -0400

In Nebraska and Iowa there's a brown sea where there should be homes, roads, gas stations, and open country.  Historic floods have deluged vast swaths of the Midwest — even flooding a third of th....
U.S. Army Tanks Want Some Very High-Tech Fighter Gear

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:00:00 -0400

The vehicle display project comes as the U.S. Army grapples with how to replace its Cold War tanks and armored vehicles with twenty-first-century designs.....
Houston petrochemical disaster stretches to sixth day, impacting key port

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:53:21 -0400

Fallout from a petrochemical fire outside Houston continued for a sixth day on Saturday, with emergency workers struggling to remove volatile fuels from exposed tanks and ship traffic disrupted on the....
If you live in the northern U.S., you could see a radiant celestial treat Saturday night

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:08:15 -0400

Some of us Earthlings may see dancing, green lights in the sky on Saturday night. The sun blasted out a flare of energized particles into space on March 20, and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Admi....
These Weighted Blankets Can Alleviate Stress and Anxiety

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:00:00 -0400

Get an extra 15 percent off these weighted blankets.....
Transgender men have functional ovaries after a year of testosterone injections

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:55:08 -0400

The ovaries of transgender men appear to remain functional even after a year of receiving hormonal treatment with testosterone, according to a small Israeli study presented Saturday in the United Stat....
3 Cancer Treatment Stocks to Buy in March

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:14:00 -0400

Find out why these oncology-focused companies stand out as great opportunities right now.....
American anti-vaxxers quarantined after children contract measles in Costa Rica's first case for 13 years

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:07:50 -0400

Two American children who had not been vaccinated by their parents have fallen ill with measles in Costa Rica, in the first case to originate in the country for 13 years. The Ministry of Health annou....
Italy endorses China's Belt and Road plan in first for a G7 nation

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:14:47 -0400

Saturday's signing ceremony was the highlight of a three-day trip to Italy by Chinese President Xi Jinping, with the two nations boosting their ties at a time when the United States is locked in a tra....
Personal Data of 2 Million Disaster Victims Botched by FEMA

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:46:14 -0400

Personal details including individuals’ home addresses and bank account numbers -- data that exposes victims to potential identity theft and fraud -- were improperly given to a contractor hired by FEM....
NASA posts image of a powerful fireball exploding over Earth

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:33:13 -0400

Boom. A radiant fireball exploded over the remote Bering Sea in Dec. 2018, though it wasn't until some three months later that scientists, scouring satellite images, discovered the dramatic event....
How the Navy Wants to Take on Russian and Chinese Submarines: Robot Subs

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:00:00 -0400

Could that be the future?....
Drinking One Coke A Day Could Cause Colon Cancer, Study Reveals

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:27:00 -0400

It's time to cut the addiction.....
Finishing What Darwin Began

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:30:40 -0400

In This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution, evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson continues the project of scientific imperialism that has defined much of the latter part of his car....
Hundreds of Algerian lawyers protest against Bouteflika

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:24:58 -0400

Hundreds of Algerian lawyers protested again on Saturday in the capital to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who has been for 20 years in power. The powerful military....
Apple's Reinvention as a Services Company Starts for Real Monday

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:00:00 -0400

The chief executive officer is expected to unveil streaming video and news subscriptions, key parts of Apple’s push to transform itself into a leading digital services provider. The company may even ....
7 ‘Hidden’ Things I Don't Let Show About My Life With Primary Immune Deficiency

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 04:03:48 -0400

A woman with primary immune deficiency shares things about her life that others can't immediately 'see.'....
China's F-16: Meet the J-10 Fighter (Possibly Thanks to Israel)

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:00:00 -0400

Here's what happened.....
Tyrannosaurus rex found in Canada is world's biggest

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:58:25 -0400

The towering Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in western Canada in 1991 is the world's biggest, a team of paleontologists said Friday, following a decades-long process of reconstructing its skeleton. Nic....
Twin cyclones batter Australia

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:57:00 -0400

A "very destructive" category 4 cyclone slammed into Australia's remote northern coast on Saturday, while a second, equally powerful storm bore down on the country's west. Cyclone Trevor, pushing a b....
We Know You'll Love This Cute Pink Café So "Matcha" Too—Take the Tour

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:30:00 -0400

The San Diego hot spot is Instagram heaven.....
Indonesia busts Russian smuggling drugged orangutan

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:29:36 -0400

A Russian tourist attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Indonesia in his suitcase to bring home and keep as a pet has been arrested in Bali, police said Saturday. Andrei Zhestkov was detai....
Mom questions hospital after infant's meningitis death

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:34:16 -0400

In a matter of days, a Salem mother watched her 7-week-old baby goes from happy and alert to gravely sick with meningitis to dying in her arms.....
A Firearm with No Equal: All Hail the Handheld Rocket Gun

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:00:00 -0400

A little too much firepower?....
Scientists find abundance of 500,000,000-year-old fossils in China

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:03:35 -0400

The thing about fossils is the older they are, the rarer they are. Earth doesn't keep anything around forever, and the farther you go back in time the less likely you are to find evidence of the p....
Is China Getting Ready to Build Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers?

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:00:00 -0400

There is at least some evidence to suggest exactly that.....
Texas petrochemical fire prompts hundreds to visit health clinic

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:25:57 -0400

Hundreds of neighborhood residents of a petrochemical plant that burned for three days and briefly emitted cancer-causing benzene into the air brought their coughs, headaches and other symptoms to a m....
Rare albino penguin makes debut at Polish zoo

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:13:00 -0400

A rare three-month-old albino penguin made its first public appearance at a zoo in the Polish Baltic port city of Gdansk, where its keepers claim it is the only one of its kind in captivity. The all-....
Houston petrochemical fire put out after it re-ignites, had added to shipping woes

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:13:55 -0400

A petrochemical fire was quickly put out after it had re-ignited Friday at a fuel storage facility outside Houston, which had compounded the danger from a containment wall breach earlier in the day th....
Nobody knows if NASA’s OSIRIS-REx can pull off its daring asteroid-sampling maneuver

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:05:19 -0400

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft first arrived at the large space rock known as Bennu late last year, and it's spent the first few months of 2019 observing its new space companion and teaching NAS....
Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:38:14 -0400

Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase.....
Pinterest Joins U.S. IPO Wave With Fast Revenue Growth

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:16:35 -0400

Pinterest in its filing for an initial public offering Friday reported strong user growth internationally and even a profit in the fourth quarter. The San Francisco-based company filed with an initia....
Soda’s Last Straw? Corn Syrup May Fuel the Growth of Cancerous Tumors, Research Finds

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:13:04 -0400

Soda’s Last Straw? Corn Syrup May Fuel the Growth of Cancerous Tumors, Research Finds....
Trump dangles investment to Caribbean leaders who back Venezuela's Guaido

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:47:48 -0400

"It's absolutely important that it's not just talk - that there will be real investment," Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness told reporters after the meeting. The nations have broken from other m....
Space station’s crew upgrades batteries and prepares for all-female spacewalk

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:46:47 -0400

Two rookie spacewalkers took on a battery replacement project on the International Space Station that will continue next week with history’s first all-female spacewalk. During today’s six-hour, 39-min....
Here’s What Else Stephen Moore, Trump’s Nominee For The Fed, Has Been Wrong About

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:10:42 -0400

Moore has written for The Wall Street Journal's op-ed page and is a visitingfellow at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank....
The FDA Is Holding a Breast Implant Safety Hearing Next Week—Here’s What to Know

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:09:31 -0400

Following hundreds of reports linking certain breast implants to chronic illness, cancer and even death, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) will hold hearings on Monday and Tuesday to discuss their....
A Massive Solar Storm Is Hitting Earth This Weekend

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:07:00 -0400

Don't worry, it's not going to be harmful. If you're lucky, you'll get to see a good sky show.....
NASA publishes images of the meteor no one saw

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:00:13 -0400

NASA on Friday published satellite photos of a powerful meteor which appeared just above the Bering Sea on December 18 but went unnoticed until months later. The photographs were taken by two NASA in....
Pelosi calls Green New Deal 'a list of aspirations,' and her Democratic party isn't sold on it either

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:56:00 -0400

Democrats agree that climate change needs to be addressed. Pronto. But they're divided on if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' Green New Deal is the answer.....
EU leaders postpone decision on 2050 climate goal

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:41:19 -0400

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday pushed back a decision on the bloc's long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries opposing a pledge to end most emissions of gree....
A rare albino penguin makes its debut at zoo in Poland

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:25:24 -0400

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An extremely rare albino penguin has made its debut at Gdansk Zoo in northern Poland.....
Correction: Southern Flood Threat story

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:07:03 -0400

In a story March 21 about the U.S. flooding outlook, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a weather forecaster. He is Kevin Low, not Lao.....