If it's April in Panama City, Fla., it must be spring break.Here and in other beach towns along Florida's panhandle, hotel and restaurant owners are smiling once again, a year after the worst oil spill in history.
It's bug season again. And once again, most people won't bother spraying or slathering on repellents.That bugs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because biting insects are more than an itchy annoyance. Tick bites cause 30,000 Lyme disease infections every year.
Have you ever thought, "If only there were more hours in the day?"Well, some people are able to function with far less than the recommended seven or eight hours of sleep a night."Short sleepers" make up just a small percentage of the population.
Let’s consider the beauty of a seething swarm of carrion beetles picking clean the carcass of a dead rat.Sorry – were you eating breakfast?To a scientist, that grisly scene might evoke the cycles of ecosystems, the connectedness of life and death, and the elegant efficiency of a life form sculpted b
The Japanese government on Tuesday raised the rating of the crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant to a level 7. That's the highest possible level on the international scale used to evaluate the seriousness of nuclear incidents.
Nuclear engineers in Japan are dealing with two problems at the same time: They are working to fully stabilize the reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, and they are trying to control the release of radioactive material.It could take weeks or months to stabilize the reactors.