Clarification Appended: Nov. 10, 2009Lunch period at an inner-city all-boys school is an event associated with the sounds of chaos, not classical music.
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Simulated launch, real deathNASA officials had one word for the simulated launch of the space shuttle at Cape Canaveral last week: “Super!” Then disaster struck. For reasons yet to be explained, five Rockwell International technicians removed an access panel and entered a rear section of the orbiter above the engine.
Yes, It’s a Mess–But Here’s How to Fix It
Who Can’t Stop the Rain: Colombia’s Very, Very Wet 11 Months
In the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, a five-year-long downpour imprisons people in their homes, washes away the banana plantation and reduces the town of Macondo to ruins. But the deluge dreamed up by Colombian novelist Gabriel Garca Mrquez in his magical-realist masterpiece pales compared to the real-life flooding of his homeland now.
Staying Sharp: The Surprising Power of the Aging Brain
Greening the Skyline
One of the most ambitious efforts to transform city skylines around the globe is nearly invisible. That’s because the changes, aimed at drastically reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions in tall buildings, are happening in places most people never venture–in subterranean boiler rooms, behind radiators, under desks and inside the massive walls of office towers built decades ago.
Report: More than 1M preemies die in first month annually
Two quakes in the same region in a day – coincidence?
Four tropical cyclones, two major earthquakes with accompanying tsunamis, all occurring around the Western Pacific and Southern Asia within one day. So much activity in the same portion of the world, how unusual is something like this, and could they be related According to CNN meteorologist and weather producer Brandon Miller this is certainly not unprecedented as far as tropical systems go.