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Oroville dam spillway may fail, 188,000 told to evacuate

Update: A mandatory evacuation affecting nearly 200,000 people around Lake Oroville in California was downgraded to an evacuation warning Tuesday — with the caution that the condition of the dam … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Earth algae can survive over a year in vacuum of space

Here’s one more clue that enhances the theory that life was seeded on earth from space. Algae from the Arctic Circle are used to tough weather, and it turns out … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

The 8 richest men have as much wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you are wealthy compared to most of the rest of the world. Keep that in mind. The gap between the super-rich and the poorest … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to age more slowly

Centenarians reach age 100 because they age more slowly. Genetics play a part in resisting damage that accumulates over time, but there are things anyone can do to slow the aging … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Is Mbah Gotho 146 years old?

A centenarian who claims to be the world’s oldest man says he recently celebrated his 146th birthday. According to his ID card, Mbah Gotho, from Indonesia, was born on 31 … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chilling Chile Christmas quake

Update: No deaths reported, but it did some damage. Original: I receive earthquake alerts on my phone and this is the largest I’ve seen in a while. An alert says hazardous … Continue reading

December 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rudolph the radioactive reindeer reminds us …

Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, radioactive reindeer walk the snow-capped mountains in Scandinavia. This is not unexpected. The explosion in 1986, which was, before Fukushima, considered … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · Leave a comment