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October 14, 2017

Californians say they didn't receive emergency wildfire alerts

When the wildfires in Northern California broke out this week, they spread so fast that many residents were caught off guard. {$excerpt:n} Source: cnn-us
October 14, 2017

Bodycam video shows dramatic wildfire rescue

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office released bodycam video of deputies driving through wildfires in Northern California and rescuing a local resident. {$excerpt:n} Source: cnn-us
October 14, 2017

California inmates help battle raging wildfires

At first glance, these crews battling the devastating California wildfires look like normal firefighters. {$excerpt:n} Source: cnn-us
October 13, 2017

She died in her husband's arms hiding in pool

When a wildfire engulfed their hilltop rental house without warning, Armando and Carmen Berriz took shelter in a swimming pool, their mouths and noses poking out […]
October 13, 2017

Week of wildfires polluting air as much as year of cars

The wildfires blazing across Northern California this week produced the same amount of air pollution as vehicles did in the state in one year. However, not […]
October 10, 2017

Wildfires blaze in California's wine country

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October 10, 2017

Over 20,000 evacuated in Northern California

Fifteen wildfires raged across Northern California, with the biggest ones scorching the state’s famous wine country, killing at least 10 people, and burning over 1,500 homes […]
October 10, 2017

'This is my neighborhood, in flames'

Homes, hospitals and hotels have been evacuated in California’s Napa and Sonoma counties in response to fast-spreading wildfires in the region. {$excerpt:n} Source: cnn-us
October 9, 2017

Hospitals evacuated as wildfires spread

At least two hospitals in Northern California evacuated patients as more than 14 wildfires spread across at least 57,000 acres of land, destroying 1,500 structures, officials […]
October 9, 2017

Health official: More than 100 hospitalized

CNN’s Dan Simon reports on the wildfires ablaze across California. {$excerpt:n} Source: cnn-us
October 5, 2017

Standing is good for your mind as well as your body

An upstanding British gentleman OFFICE desks at which you stand are all the rage. Abundant evidence suggests that sitting down for long periods is bad for […]
October 5, 2017

Birds choose where to live based on their personalities

IN 2015 a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported on the personality types of people living in various London boroughs. […]
October 5, 2017

Body clocks, gravitational waves and studying protein structure

NOBEL week, a round of lectures and ceremonies held every December in Stockholm, which climaxes with the award of the prizes themselves and a subsequent banquet, […]
October 5, 2017

Pollution from ships is changing maritime weather

MODERN, broad-beamed merchant vessels are well able to withstand the rough and tumble of the waves, but sailors still prefer to avoid storms at sea if […]
October 4, 2017

Researchers who change country produce more influential work

SCIENCE is an international affair. Researchers from different countries frequently collaborate with each other, a process made ever easier by the rise of electronic communications. Sometimes, […]
October 4, 2017

How to look at proteins without distorting them

THIS year’s Nobel prize for chemistry has been awarded to Jacques Dubochet of Lausanne University, in Switzerland, Joachim Frank of Columbia University, in New York, and […]
October 3, 2017

The Nobel physics prize goes to the spotters of gravitational waves

WAITING for a Nobel prize can be time consuming. Since 1985, more than half of the prizes in physics have been awarded for work done more […]
October 2, 2017

Shooter in Skyscraper Lodging Executes No less than 58 in Las Vegas

Las Vegas (AP) – A shooter on the 32nd story of a Las Vegas lodging clubhouse rained substantial fire down on a horde of more than […]
October 2, 2017

A Nobel prize for medicine for the understanding of body clocks

NOBEL week, a round of lectures and ceremonies held every December in Stockholm, which climaxes with the award of the prizes themselves and a subsequent banquet, […]
September 27, 2017

Counting raindrops using mobile-phone towers

It’s going to get wet NO ONE knows exactly how many people died in a series of mudslides that happened in and near Freetown, the capital […]
September 27, 2017

Some birds use discarded cigarettes to fumigate their nests

Smoking kills—bugs NESTS are made from things birds find in the environment. For those that live far from human dwellings, twigs and leaves predominate. For those […]
September 24, 2017

Puerto Rico officials describe 'apocalyptic' conditions after Maria

Days after Hurricane Maria pounded the island of Puerto Rico, killing at least 10 people, authorities are starting to see firsthand the scope of devastation that […]
September 23, 2017

Athletes call out Trump after national anthem, Curry remarks

President Donald Trump drew the ire of professional athletes for comments he made at a rally in Alabama on Friday night and on Twitter on Saturday […]
September 23, 2017

US East Coast warned to monitor storm

After clobbering Caribbean islands through the week, Hurricane Maria could bring “direct impacts” to the US East Coast in the coming days. {$excerpt:n} Source: […]
September 23, 2017

Irma brought out the truth about the Florida Keys

It takes a special breed of cat to settle in the Florida Keys. {$excerpt:n} Source: cnn-us
September 23, 2017

Puerto Rico dam: Evacuations begin along river

All people living near the Guajataca River in northwest Puerto Rico should evacuate immediately because of a possible dam breach, the National Weather Service in San […]
September 22, 2017

Anxious relatives make frantic search to contact their loved ones

Those anxious to learn about the fate of their loved ones in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria say that waiting for word is […]
September 22, 2017

3 million Americans without power. Is help on the way?

Imagine having no electricity for months. Credit and debit cards are useless. ATMs are out. No Internet, television or air conditioning. Dead cellphone batteries. Everything from […]
September 22, 2017

Limited flights resume to battered Puerto Rico

A handful of flights are returning to Puerto Rico, two days after Hurricane Maria battered the island. {$excerpt:n} Source: cnn-us
September 22, 2017

Without sleep, Puerto Rico's weather service forecasters carry on

A chat room conversation between the staffers and their counterparts in the Miami office took a turn from the usual current weather conditions to how they […]