| Jun 13, 2011
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, public safety leaders in Southern California concluded that the need for a unified emergency communications system was so grave that they had to build it in such a way as to avoid the traditional pitfalls for huge,...
| Aug 30, 2011
When asked what posed the greatest challenge to statesmen, Harold Macmillan, the former British prime minister, responded, "Events, my dear boy, events."
That's because events tend to throw everybody off their plan. For example, Hurricane Irene ended...
| Oct 29, 2010
Iranian video artist Shirin Neshat produces haunting, metaphorical films that meditate elusively on gender in Islamic culture. The late American painter Leon Golub scratched out some of the rawest, angriest and most monumental condemnations of war in...
| Feb 4, 2010
A magnitude-5.9 earthquake rattled the nerves of some residents living in Eureka Thursday afternoon, but did little in the way of damage or injuries.
The quake was centered along the Northern California coastline about 40 miles away from Eureka and...
| Nov 20, 2010
Astronomer Brian G. Marsden, a comet and asteroid tracker who stood sentinel to protect the Earth from collisions with interplanetary rocks and other remnants of the solar system's creation, died Thursday of cancer at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in...
| Apr 19, 2010
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H. Guyford Stever, the science advisor to Presidents Nixon and Ford who played a key role in creating NASA and then in restoring its credibility in the aftermath of the 1986 Challenger disaster, died April 9 at a retirement community in Gaithersburg, Md....
| Nov 29, 2011
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A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Monday evening 32 miles from Malibu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:56 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was......
| Nov 9, 2011
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Arctic storm sweeping in off the Bering Sea the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane, authorities say...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 4:34 AM
A shallow, magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Tuesday night east of Reno, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:40 p.m. at a depth of 0 miles. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Nevada quake's epicenter......
| Nov 10, 2011
| 4:36 AM
New Zealand Mine Disaster: charges filed in explosion that killed 29 miners....
| Nov 12, 2011
| 4:37 PM
An explosion Saturday at a missile base for Iran’s elite Republican Guard killed at least 17 soldiers and shook buildings west of Tehran. Authorities downplayed any hint of international sabotage aimed at Iran’s nuclear program....