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  1. More than 3,700 dead in Nepal quakeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 min ago |

    The death toll from Nepal's earthquake has soared past 3,700 and is expected to rise further as rescue workers struggle to reach remote villages two days after the disaster. Reports received so far by the government and aid groups suggest that many communities perched on mountainsides are devastated or struggling to cope.


  2. Chile volcano quietens but remains unstableRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | AlertNet

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  3. Roadshow to explain food waste collectionRead the original story

    5 min ago | Selkirk Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. A series of information sessions for households on the new food waste collection service will be held during the coming weeks.


  4. How earthquakes are measuredRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KESQ-TV Palm Desert

    Scientists used the Richter Scale for many years but now largely follow the "moment magnitude scale," which the U.S. Geological Survey says is a more accurate measure of size.


  5. Powerful aftershock rocks Nepal, causes panicRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Nepalese evacuate with belongings to safer areas in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Sunday. A powerful, magnitude 6.7 aftershock shook the Kathmandu area of Nepal on Sunday, a day after the massive earthquake devastated the region and destroyed homes and infrastructure.


  6. Rescuers struggle to reach remote Nepal areas as toll risesRead the original story

    8 min ago | KDWN

    The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,700 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster. Reports received so far by the government and aid groups suggest that many communities perched on mountainsides are devastated or struggling to cope.


  7. Shocks terrify survivors of Nepal quakeRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | The Daily Record

    Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalis braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors of the massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation a day earlier, killing more than 3,218people. Acrid, white smoke rose above Nepal's most revered Hindu temple, where dozens of bodies were being cremated at any given time.


  8. New training centre aims to help anxiety sufferersRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Droitwich Advertiser

    A NEW centre where health and wellbeing practitioners can train to help people with anxiety disorders has opened in Worcestershire. The Linden Tree Education Centre, in Comberton Road, Kidderminster, will offer training for existing health professionals or people who want to learn how to help others.


  9. Stephen Hawking: Zayn Malik is still in One Direction in a parallel universeRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies The famed physicist has suggested that the singer may still be in the boyband, albeit in a parallel universe yet to be discovered.


  10. Rescue crews expand helicopter sorties to reach remote villagesRead the original story

    15 min ago | The Washington Post

    With international aid flowing in and desperation rising, rescue crews in Nepal Monday began expanding helicopter operations into some of the remote villages believed to be the worst hit in an earthquake that's already claimed 3,300 lives. Sitanshu Kar, a spokesman for India's defense ministry, said on Twitter that Indian Air Force pilots had been flying rescue sorties over the country's rugged terrain with their Nepalese Army counterparts since Sunday, dropping supplies and rescuing more than 100 people.


  11. 3D-printable AstroGro system to foster astronauts' green thumbsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Gizmag

    Manned missions beyond Earth orbit face the rather important problem of how to feed the crew and maintain the capsule environment for years on end without any resupply from home. The product of a NASA challenge, AstroGro is a space garden pod aimed at addressing this problem.


  12. Hands Omni haptic glove lets gamers feel virtual objectsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Gizmag

    The Hands Omni haptic glove gives its wearer the sense that they're physically holding a virtual object While virtual reality has progressed leaps and bounds in the past few years, with motion-based inputs and a plethora of promising VR headsets close on the horizon, our ability to actually feel what we see in virtual worlds remains limited - especially in the consumer space. But a team of engineering students at Rice University is trying to solve this problem with a haptic glove that lets you feel virtual objects and environments like they're actually there.


  13. Cigarette tax hike unlikelyRead the original story

    17 min ago | Martinsville Bulletin

    The illicit cigarette trade is evolving in Virginia as criminals obtain business licenses and open fronts for trafficking in order to move millions of dollars in untaxed cigarettes out of Virginia for illegal resale in the Northeast.


  14. Holographic Stephen Hawking says Zayn is still in One DIRECTION in an ...Read the original story

    19 min ago | Corks 96fm

    Holographic Stephen Hawking says Zayn is still in One DIRECTION in an alternate UNIVERSEHolographic Stephen Hawking says Zayn is still in One Direction in an alternate universe Stephen Hawking knows the pain that the One Directioners out there are feeling in the wake of Zayn quitting the band, but he has some good NEWS for them to soften the blow. Sure they might be sad and mourning the loss over the last few weeks, but if they decided to turn their ATTENTION to the field of theoretical physics, they may well find some solace.


  15. Ferrum College goes green with boilerRead the original story

    19 min ago | Franklin News-Post

    Courtesy Photo: This Biomass Energy and Research Facility, consisting of two separate boilers designed to burn sustainable fuels, supplies thermal energy to heat 17 buildings at Ferrum College. Ferrum College is now one of the greenest private colleges in Virginia since its new Biomass Energy and Research Facility began supplying thermal energy to heat 17 buildings this semester.


  16. Opening Statements To Begin Monday In Colorado Theater Shooting TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | KQED

    It's been nearly three years since 12 people were killed in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight premier of the Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises . James Holmes' legal team admits he was behind the massacre, but there are two key questions: Was he insane and should he be put to death? When the gunman stormed the theater and began firing into the crowd, Tom Teves says his son Alex made a split-second decision to shield his girlfriend.


  17. Findings open pathway to studying bat brains to understand certain human language disordersRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | Medical News

    Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center and American University have shown that, like humans, mustached bats use the left and right sides of their brains to process different aspects of sounds. Aside from humans, no other animal that has been studied, not even monkeys or apes, has proved to use such hemispheric specialization for sound processing -- meaning that the left brain is better at processing fast sounds, and the right processing slow ones.


  18. Brooklyn students grow foods in school gardensRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | New York Daily News

    ... The program involves all of the school's 600-plus students, who use math principles to measure plots and learn the science behind how wheat is processed. "The lessons I learn at the garden and the kitchen class fascinate me," said fifth-grader Jaden ...


  19. Increased human protections offered as H5N2 outbre...Read the original story

    28 min ago | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication as a preventative measure in recent days, U.S. public health officials said. To date, the virulent H5N2 influenza, which has infected turkeys and chickens on Midwestern poultry farms, has not affected humans.


  20. Justice Department Drops Its Appeal On Buffalo National River Hog Farm CaseRead the original story

    29 min ago | National Parks Traveler

    A decision by the Department of Justice to drop its appeal in a case involving a hog farm upstream of the Buffalo National River means the Farm Service Agency and Small Business Administration will have review the project's potential environmental impacts. A federal judge back in December had ruled that the two agencies failed to do such a review before issuing more than $3 million in loan guarantees for the C&H Hog Farms operation.