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Mystery Mars Rock Appears Near Opportunity Rover

Mystery Mars Rock Appears Near Opportunity Rover

A mysterious rock has suddenly appeared in front of the Mars rover Opportunity, but where could it possibly have come from? On Sol 3528, the Mars rover Opportunity captured an image of a small segment of the Martian surface. Twelve days later, on Sol 3540, a second image of the same area was taken – and this one was different. ... Read More »

No Oklahoma JC Penney Closing 33 Stores

JC Penney Closing 33 Stores

In its ongoing bid to get back on its feet, embattled retailer JC Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) announced after Wednesday’s closing bell that it is shuttering 33 underperforming stores across the U.S., including five stores in Wisconsin, a state where rival Kohl’s (KSS) has a strong presence. With that comes the dismissal of approximately 2,000 employees. Penney’s has shed more ... Read More »

Corey Knowlton : texas Rhino Hunter Gets Death Threats

Corey Knowlton texas Rhino Hunter Gets Death Threats

A hunter who paid $350,000 for the right to hunt and kill an endangered African black rhino says he has had to hire full-time security after receiving death threats. Corey Knowlton became a figure of hate after his name was leaked on to the internet after his winning bid at last week’s Dallas Safari Club auction. Speaking on state television, ... Read More »

Glassdoor : Best companies to work for 2014

Glassdoor : Best companies to work for 2014

Glassdoor just released its sixth annual 50 Best Places to Work for 2014. The list forecasts which companies will be the best to work for in 2014 based on anonymous surveys of current and former employees at companies with a minimum of 1,000 workers. More than half a million reviews were submitted to build the list. Read More »

Amsterdam alcoholics work for beer : Report

Amsterdam alcoholics work for beer

A group of alcoholics in Amsterdam are being paid five cans of beer a day in return for cleaning the city’s streets. The private, but government-funded Rainbow Group Foundation employs two groups of 10 men who work three days a week picking up litter. Each day they get paid €10 (£8) and are given one hot meal, half a packet ... Read More »

Los angeles : Study Links Valley Fever to Dust Cloud After 1994 earthquake

earthquake valley fever

Warning to Ventura County residents: The next time an earthquake hits, don’t breathe the dust. Doctors who studied 1994’s deadly outbreak of valley fever in Ventura County conclude in a report that dust clouds kicked up by the Northridge earthquake carried fungus spores that caused the disease. The report, appearing in today’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical ... Read More »

Hurricane fran category 3 : Biggest natural disasters from the last two decades

Hurricane fran category 3

Hurricane Fran made landfall 17 years ago Thursday- September 5, 1996- just southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina with sustained winds of 115 miles per hour. Heavy rains created flooding problems from the Carolinas into Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and strong winds caused widespread damage with hurricane-force wind gusts extending as far inland as Raleigh, North Carolina. 26 fatalities are ... Read More »