| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Concluding a three-day visit to Japan, Olympic inspectors expressed satisfaction Friday with early preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games.
The four-man contingent visited a number of existing and potential venues and held discussions with the host...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:17 AM
The lessons of cataclysmic events tend to be overlooked when we remember them only on major anniversaries. The sinking of the U.S. nuclear submarine Thresher is a perfect example.
The Thresher went down during a trial cruise off the coast of Maine 51...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:01 AM
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are still a long way off, but not too distant to fuel continuing controversy.
From the start critics raised concerns about lingering radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Now comes a different sort of complaint....
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:05 PM
The nation’s two largest conventional grocery chains, Kroger and Safeway, have announced that they will not sell genetically engineered salmon. They join several other chains, including Target, Whole Foods (of course) and Trader Joe’s. Now...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Up and down the West Coast, starfish are dying.
Casualties of a mysterious disease known as seastar wasting syndrome, they are dying in Alaska, deteriorating in San Diego and disappearing from long stretches in between.
Death from the disease is quick...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:09 PM
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has no option but to expand its nuclear power plant program despite growing public concern over safety in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster in 2011 and a series of scares that closed two reactors last year.
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
TOKYO - After years of largely bad news, crowds in Tokyo roared in excitement as they watched the announcement, streamed live here, that their city has been selected as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
"The outlook has not been so bright for the...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Beverly Findlay-Kaneko has used her memories of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan two years ago to start making a change in her new home of Huntington Beach.
Findlay-Kaneko was in Japan when those natural disasters led to three...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 6:51 AM
TOKYO -- A powerful earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday evening, rattling buildings in Tokyo and setting off a small tsunami.
It also jarred nerves in a nation still recovering from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:18 PM
A nova was discovered this week, and you can get a closer look at it live, right here.
Slooh.com will be pointing its Canary Island-based telescope at the nova - a runaway nuclear explosion occuring on a star - with audio commentary provided by...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:30 PM
SCOTT FOUNDAS: And so another summer movie season comes to an end, with both a bang (in terms of record-breaking box office) and the collective whimpers of ousted executives and even an entire studio placed on and off the chopping block by hedge fund...