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Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature

World Sep 9, 2017

Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature

With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts. Some of these disasters, like Friday's earthquake in Mexico, are natural. Others may end up having a mix of natural and man-made ingredients after scientists examine them. ...

World Nov 30, 2015

Earth is a wilder, warmer place since last climate deal

This time, it's a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save. The last time that the nations of the world struck a binding agreement to fight global warming was 1997, in Kyoto. As leaders gather for a conference in Paris on ...

Solving the whodunit of the SpaceX rocket explosion

World / Science & Health Jun 30, 2015

Solving the whodunit of the SpaceX rocket explosion

A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for "Rocket Science CSI." After 18 straight successful launches, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket broke apart Sunday morning minutes after soaring away from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Lost with the rocket was a capsule packed ...

Nepal quake was foreseen by experts

World Apr 26, 2015

Nepal quake was foreseen by experts

Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get the poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for ...