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4 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

Solar system surrounded by a big gas bubble

And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long , and its walls are made of hot gas.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Explosion, Astronomy

8 hrs ago | ABC2 Maryland

Former Naval Academy dairy farm to be organic

Anne Arundel County officials say the current tenants of the former Naval Academy dairy farm will resume organic operation of the property.


Related Topix: Naval Academy, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD, Gambrills, MD, Agriculture

Tue Aug 26, 2014

NBC Chicago

More Quakes, Aftershocks Rock Napa

Two days after the biggest earthquake in 25 years hit the Bay Area, four more smaller quakes and aftershocks rumbled through wine country.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Vallejo, CA, Geology, American Canyon, CA

Lake Cowichan Gazette

B.C. VIEWS: Ruts in road to farmland changes

The month-long Agricultural Land Commission consultation closed Aug. 22, and the B.C. government is compiling the feedback received from a province-wide tour and invitation to comment.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Canada, Opinion

The Washington Post

2 new Maya civilization centers studied in Mexico

Archaeologists in Mexico have found an ancient Maya city in the state of Campeche and rediscovered another forest-covered site that first was stumbled upon in the 1970s.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, World News

KTVK Phoenix

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous.


Related Topix: Environment, Global Warming


California firm recalls Caesar salad kits

A Southern California food company has recalled nearly 93,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Club stores over concerns of possible listeria contamination.


Related Topix: California, Agriculture, Food Science


Activists file complaint over 25 monkey deaths

An animal-rights group has filed a federal complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture against an Everett research lab over the deaths of 25 monkeys shipped to Washington.


Related Topix: Agriculture

Quake hits Iceland volcano, still no eruption

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano overnight, the biggest since tremors began 10 days ago, but there is still no sign of an eruption, the country's Meteorological Office said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Geology

Brandon Sun

Guatemala declares state of emergency in 16 of country's 22 provinces because of drought

The Guatemalan government has declared a state of emergency in 16 of the country's 22 provinces because of a drought that has caused major agricultural losses in Central America.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Deal looks to allow computing as core requirement

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas.


Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Computer Science, Education Etc., Computers

WTVR Richmond

Boy stumbles upon an ancient arrowhead on a New Jersey beach

Ten-year-old Noah Cordle kicked off his summer vacation by dipping his toes into the Atlantic Ocean, only to make an ancient discovery when a sharp object hit his foot.


Related Topix: Beach Haven, NJ, Archaeology, Anthropology

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Facebook to display less "click-bait"

In a move that will have repercussions for a wide array of media companies, Facebook is changing its all-important algorithms to discourage what it calls "click-baiting headlines."


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Computer Science


Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology


Napa earthquake: Timing left many fumbling in the dark

A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Oakland, CA


California quake: The one before the 'Big One?'

The 6.0-magnitude tremor that jolted Northern California on Sunday sparked concerns about whether a more catastrophic earthquake is looming.


Related Topix: California, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Gavin Newsom, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA)

Northern Life

Simulated universe to spur galactic conscious...

Matt Mazur sits for a photograph with a projection from his "Multiverse" universe simulator at his home in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday August 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Canada, Science / Technology, Space, Astronomy,

Sun Aug 24, 2014


Questions and Answers About California Earthquake

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday. Scientists say it was the largest earthquake to hit the region in 25 years.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Pasadena, CA, Geology, San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA

Brandon Sun

US Geological survey reports large magnitude 6.9 earthquake in central Peru

A large 6.9-magnitude earthquake has struck a sparsely populated area of central Peru, the U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, US Geological Survey, Technical Services

The Tribune

California winemakers cleaning up after quake

Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Glen Ellen, CA, Napa, CA