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New photos show the people of Nepal dealing with the rubble from the earthquakes Thor BensonKATHMANDU, Nepal, April 26 (UPI) -- New photos show the people of Nepal dealing with the rubble from a major earthquake and an aftershock that followed.
United Press International | 1 hour, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
100 years ago: Forest springs to life under warm noon sun Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 1 May 1915 Continue reading...
The Guardian | 4 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
As California's Economy Reels From Drought, At Least One Industry Is Doing Fine NPR's Arun Rath speaks with a California landscaper who says demand for her business is booming. | 4 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Oklahoma Now Has More Earthquakes Than California The state is accustomed to tornadoes and severe weather. But since 2008, there's been a surge of quakes linked to oil and gas drilling. | 4 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Hidden lives of Chernobyl's wildlife Scientists' camera traps offer a snapshot into the secret lives of wildlife inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
BBC News | 4 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Can we trust scientists' self-control? New biological techniques create the potential for catastrophe. The self-control of scientists is not enough to protect us, or to secure public trust. National governments must step in. Filippa Lentzos, Koos van der Bruggen and Kathryn Nixdorff argue that
The Guardian | 5 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Bitter sweet nectar: Why some flowers poison bees Plants provide pollinators with nectar as a reward for their services, so why lace it with mind-bending toxins? Their motivations are surprisingly devious (full text available to subscribers) | 6 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Trial of radioactive implants offers improved prostate cancer survival Treatment using permanently implanted radioactive seeds doubles rates of five-year tumour-free survival compared with conventional high-dose radiotherapy Continue reading...
The Guardian | 7 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Nightmare Waiting to Happen': Quake Experts Gathered in Nepal a Week Ago Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a repeat of the 1934 temblor th
MSNBC | 8 hours, 3 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Nepal quake 'followed historic pattern' Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, geologists working in the region say.
BBC News | 16 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend