Several bottles of key expedition kit are making their way back home to Scotland more than 100 years after being abandoned in Antarctica by Sir Ernest Shackleton.The British explorer's unsuccessful South Pole expedition of 1907 left quite a few bottles of alcohol buried beneath a hut in Antarctica,
In case you haven't heard, it's National Radon Action Month.Every January, the Environment Protection Agency and other federal agencies hit the airwaves to tell us that radon gas can kill and that every home should be tested.
It's well known that in March 1981, John Hinckley attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan. What's not well known is that several years later the life of President Reagan and the life of his vice president, George H.W. Bush, were threatened again. In fact, not just once."
A year ago in the Haitian city of Port-au-Prince, a magnitude seven earthquake turned the city into a death-trap.Earthquake engineers say many casualties could have been avoided if buildings had been built better. So now engineers are trying to improve construction standards as Haiti rebuilds.
A newly developed test could screen would-be parents for hundreds of different disease genes, to make sure they are not passed on to any future children.The test's makers say it should cost less than $400 and that routinely offering it to prospective parents could someday eliminate many deadly child