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Ynés Mexía: Google Doodle Honors tenacious Mexican-American and explorer

Ynés Mexía: Google Doodle Honors tenacious Mexican-American and explorer

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, today’s Doodle celebrates Mexican-American botanist and explorer Ynes Mexía, who braved earthquakes, bogs, and poisonous berries to reach a remote volcano on the border of Colombia and Ecuador—all for the sake of botanical discoveries. “We started on the long journey back,” she wrote after collecting samples of the rare wax palm, “very tired, very ... Read More »

Hurricane Dorian 2019 Strengthens Slightly, Can We Nuke Hurricanes?

Hurricane Dorian 2019 Strengthens Slightly, Can We Nuke Hurricanes?

Tropical Storm Dorian could be hurricane when it approaches a Puerto Rico still in recovery. As tropical storm Dorian threatens to become a hurricane, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a statement regarding the use of nuclear weapons against massive storms. According to the agency, aside from being a ridiculous idea, nuking hurricanes also won’t work. Currently, the ... Read More »

California fires utility customers May Be on Hook for Billions

California fires utility customers May Be on Hook for Billions

California fires utility customers May Be on Hook for Billions in Wildfire Damage. As wildfires ravage large swaths of California for a second year, one of the state’s biggest utilities has declared that it faces billions of dollars in potential liability — far more than its insurance would cover. The potential losses could leave the company’s customers on the hook ... Read More »

Belgian mechanic destroys F-16: accidentally fired on the ground

Belgian mechanic destroys F-16: accidentally fired on the ground

Belgian mechanic destroys F-16: accidentally fired on the ground. A Belgian Air Force F-16 has been destroyed and another aircraft damaged when the M61A1 Vulcan 20mm cannon on board a third F-16 was accidentally fired on the ground by maintenance personnel at Florennes Air Base in the Walloon area of Southern Belgium on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Multiple reports indicate ... Read More »

Vampire burial Reveals Efforts to Prevent Child’s Return from Grave (Study)

Vampire burial Reveals Efforts to Prevent Child's Return from Grave (Study)

Vampire burial Reveals Efforts to Prevent Child’s Return from Grave (Study). The discovery of a 10-year-old’s body at an ancient Roman site in Italy suggests measures were taken to prevent the child, possibly infected with malaria, from rising from the dead and spreading disease to the living. The skeletal remains, uncovered by archaeologists from the University of Arizona and Stanford ... Read More »

Michael Rotondo: Judge orders man to move out of parents’ house

Michael Rotondo: Judge orders man to move out of parents' house

Michael Rotondo refuses to move out of his parents’ house. New York State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood ordered 30-year-old man Michael Rotondo to move out of his parents’ house in Syracuse, New York, on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. Parents Mark and Christina Rotondo took legal action against their son after he ignored their eviction letters and offers of ... Read More »

Coffee cancer warning: Does coffee cause cancer?

Coffee cancer warning: Does coffee cause cancer?

California judge affirms ruling for coffee cancer warnings. A California judge this week affirmed a ruling that coffee served in the state must have a cancer warning. The ruling comes after a Long Beach lawyer sued restaurants stating the warning is needed as coffee contains acrylamide, a carcinogen. Attorney Raphael Metzger filed a lawsuit in 2010 against companies such as ... Read More »

US Teacher Appreciation Week: Five issues educators actually need

US Teacher Appreciation Week: Five issues educators actually need

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. What do teachers really want? The Austin American-Statesman’s Nicole Villalpando compiled the next listing of belongings you may give Teachers this week and, extra importantly, all through the varsity 12 months: Your help. Lively mother and father who’re companions, not skeptics, micromanagers, street blocks. Being an energetic guardian implies that you learn the trainer’s notes. You ... Read More »