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Remote-Controlled Probe Picks up Radioactive Debris at Fukushima for the First Time

Tepco, the state-owned operator of the badly damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, has conducted an important test in which a remote-controlled probe managed to grasp several small grains of radioactive debris, AFP reports. The successful operation marked an important achievement for the company as it prepares for a clean…Read more...
Tags: Science, Robots, Disasters, Fukushima, First Time, Afp, Tepco, Nuclear Reactors, Nuclear Meltdowns, Fukushima disaster


Jeff Bezos Nudes, Self-Aware Fish, and Brain Zapping: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

A good rule of thumb if you’re going to threaten to publish nude photos of the richest man on the planet unless he says you’re not working with the Saudi government is: Probably don’t do that! And if for some reason you are reckless enough to do that, you probably shouldn’t do so in writing!Read more...
Tags: Google, Star Wars, TV, Science, Technology, Movies, Instagram, Net Neutrality, Labor, Drugs, Horror, Funerals, China, Social Media, Star Trek, Fish


Brazilian Mining Disaster Leaves Dozens Dead, Hundreds Missing After Waste Dam Collapses

Authorities said this weekend that the death toll from an industrial disaster in Brumadinho, Brazil in Minas Gerais state has climbed to at least 34, with some officials saying that the true toll could reach the hundreds, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Environment, Infrastructure, Mining, Conservation, Brazil, Disasters, South America, Wall Street Journal, Vale, Minas Gerais, Brumadinho Brazil


At Least 66 Dead in Mexican Gasoline Pipeline Explosion, Dozens More Injured

At least 66 people are dead and over 70 more are injured following a massive gasoline pipeline explosion Friday night in the town of Tlahuelilpan, north of Mexico City in the state of Hidalgo, with authorities putting the blame on fuel thieves.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Mexico, Fuel, Explosions, Mexico City, Disasters, Gas Explosion, Pemex, Hidalgo, Pipelines, Tlahuelilpan, Fuel Theft


Chicago Firefighters Safely Rescue Riders After Skyscraper Elevator Falls 84 Floors

An express elevator in a Chicago building formerly called the John Hancock Center until earlier this year, the 100-story tower at 875 North Michigan Avenue that is the fourth-tallest skyscraper in the city, fell from the Signature Room restaurant on its 95th floor all the way down to the 11th due to a “broken hoist…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Chicago, Infrastructure, Disasters, Elevators, North Michigan Avenue, Signature Room, John Hancock Center, Whew


Search Team Finds Missing Argentine Submarine ARA San Juan in Pieces on Floor of Atlantic Ocean

Almost precisely a year later, authorities have found the ARA San Juan, the Argentine submarine that went missing on Nov. 15, 2017, with all 44 people on board reported missing still unaccounted for.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Military, Argentina, Disasters, San Juan, Atlantic Ocean, Submarines, Ara San Juan


After Lion Air Crash, Boeing Reportedly Will Warn That the 737 Max Can 'Abruptly Dive' by Mistake

Aerospace giant Boeing is preparing to alert pilots of its new 737 Max line of passenger jets warning that inaccurate readings in an onboard flight-monitoring system can cause the planes “to abruptly dive,” Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a source with knowledge of the matter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Bloomberg, Aircraft, Airplanes, Disasters, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing, 737 Max, Lion Air crash, Lion Air Crash Boeing


Catastrophic Escalator Failure in Rome Sends Crowd Speeding to Bottom, With 20 Injuries Reported

At least 20 people, many of them Russian fans on their way to attend a Champions League soccer match between AS Roma and CSKA Moscow, were injured after an escalator in the metro station at Rome’s Piazza Repubblica went haywire, CNN International reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Rome, Soccer, Italy, Disasters, CSKA Moscow, Roma, Piazza Repubblica, Escalators, CNN International, Rome Escalator Accident


Pieces of Ancient Luzia Skull Recovered From Scorched Brazilian Museum

A recovery team working at the site of Brazil’s burnt-out National Museum in Rio de Janeiro have rescued several pieces of the 11,500-year-old Luzia skull—one of the most ancient human fossils ever discovered in the Americas. Read more...
Tags: Science, Museums, Fires, Anthropology, Brazil, Disasters, Rio De Janeiro, Good News, LUZIA, National Museum In Rio De Janeiro, Luzia Fossil, Americas Read


Hundreds Confirmed Dead in Indonesian Tsunami, With Officials Warning Toll Will Rise [Updated]

The 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the eastern Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday is confirmed to have killed hundreds of people, the New York Times reported on Saturday, with at least 405 confirmed deaths in the city of Palu and the toll likely to rise much higher as search-and-rescue…Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, New York Times, Earthquakes, Geology, Disasters, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Sulawesi, Earth Sciences, Palu, Tectonics


Hundreds Confirmed Dead in Indonesian Tsunami, With Officials Warning Toll Will Rise

The 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the eastern Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday is confirmed to have killed hundreds of people, the New York Times reported on Saturday, with at least 405 confirmed deaths in the city of Palu and the toll likely to rise much higher as search-and-rescue…Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, New York Times, Earthquakes, Geology, Disasters, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Sulawesi, Earth Sciences, Palu, Tectonics


FEMA's New 'Presidential Alerts' System Will Be Tested This Week, Though Don't Worry

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will test a system at 2:18pm ET on Thursday afternoon that lets the president send a message to most cell phones across the U.S. following a disaster, terrorist attack, or other serious threat to public safety.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fema, Disasters, Emergencies, Don, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, WEA, Emergency Alert System, Wireless Emergency Alerts, Presidential Alert


Flames Engulf Brazil's National Museum, Destroying Massive Cultural and Scientific Collection

11,000 years’ worth of artifacts went up in smoke as the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro—one of the largest collections in the Americas—burned down in a massive firestorm on Sunday night.Read more...
Tags: Science, Americas, History, Museums, Fires, Brazil, Disasters, Rio De Janeiro, Natural History, National Museum of Brazil


California's Devastating Carr Fire Is Now at Least 89,000 Acres, With Five Dead and More Missing

California’s devastating Carr Fire is now measured to have spread to over 89,000 acres on Sunday, resulting in at least five deaths, hundreds of destroyed structures, and severe damage to western parts of the city of Redding after it ravaged the nearby communities of Shasta and Keswick.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Global Warming, Wildfires, Disasters, Redding, Natural Disasters, Shasta, Keswick, Carr, California wildfires


Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Has Likely Now Destroyed at Least 350 Homes on Big Island

A terrifying wall of lava from Kilauea volcano in its East Rift Zone has destroyed two entire tracts of suburban housing containing at least 280 units in the eastern part of Hawaii’s Big Island, Reuters reported on Wednesday, meaning that the ongoing eruption there has now claimed at least 350 homes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Volcanoes, Disasters, Kilauea, Big Island, Kilauea Volcano, East Rift Zone, Mount Kilauea, Big Island Reuters


Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Has Likely Now Destroyed at Least 350 Homes on the Big Island

A terrifying wall of lava from Kilauea volcano in its East Rift Zone has destroyed two entire tracts of suburban housing containing at least 280 units in the eastern part of Hawaii’s Big Island, Reuters reported on Wednesday, meaning that the ongoing eruption there has now claimed at least 350 homes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Volcanoes, Disasters, Kilauea, Big Island, Kilauea Volcano, East Rift Zone, Mount Kilauea, Big Island Reuters


Man Building 'Nuclear Bunker' Under House Charged With Murder After Worker Dies in Fire

Authorities have charged 27-year-old Bethesda, Maryland stock trader Daniel L. Beckwitt with involuntary manslaughter and second-degree murder after worker Askia Khafra died in a fire while building an elaborate 200-foot network of underground tunnels designed to protect Beckwitt from a North Korean nuclear attack.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Disasters, Nukes, Nuclear Shelter, Nuclear Bunker, Bethesda Maryland, Askia Khafra, Beckwitt, Daniel L Beckwitt


Scientists Fight Volcano Myths As Kilauea Erupts

Is Hawaii part of the Ring of Fire? Could the ongoing eruption at Kilauea volcano trigger similar outbursts along the West Coast, or explode like Krakatoa? If it weren’t for volcanoes, would the Earth itself explode?Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Hawaii, Volcanoes, Disasters, West Coast, Kilauea, Science Communication, US Geological Survey, Krakatoa


Authorities Warn Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Could Explosively Erupt, With 17 Fissures Now Reported

The eruption at Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has technically been going on for over 30 years, but became a problem in recent weeks when a collapse on its eastern flank started draining its lava lake into surrounding parts of the island. It’s continued to get worse since then, and as of Sunday, CBS reported a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Volcanoes, Disasters, Cbs, Kilauea, Big Island, Kilauea Volcano, Volcanology, Mount Kilauea


At Least 10 Volcanic Fissures Have Now Opened Up Near Hawaii's Mt. Kilauea, Destroying 21 Homes [Updated]

The eruption of the Mount Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has continued to progress, with massive lava flows pouring out of what is now believed to be at least 10 fissures in the nearby residential neighborhood of Leilani Estates, the Washington Post reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Geology, Volcanoes, Disasters, Kilauea, Big Island, Volcanology, Mount Kilauea, Leilani Estates the Washington Post


At Least 10 Volcanic Fissures Have Now Opened Up Near Hawaii's Mt. Kilauea, Destroying Nine Homes

The eruption of the Mount Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has continued to progress, with massive lava flows pouring out of what is now believed to be at least 10 fissures in the nearby residential neighborhood of Leilani Estates, the Washington Post reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Geology, Volcanoes, Disasters, Big Island, Volcanology, Mount Kilauea, Kilauea Destroying Nine Homes, Leilani Estates the Washington Post


Eruption of Kilauea Volcano Triggers Mandatory Evacuations on Hawaii's Big Island

The governor of Hawaii has declared a local state of emergency in the vicinity of the Mount Kilauea volcano following an eruption late yesterday on the state’s Big Island. Dramatic video footage of the eruption showed plumes of magma shooting into the air, while lava poured from a fissure that opened up near a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Volcanoes, Disasters, Lava, Eruptions, Kilauea, Natural Disasters, Big Island, Kilauea Volcano, Mount Kilauea


North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site Has Caved In, Geologists Suspect

Earlier this month, North Korea announced the closure of its nuclear testing site, saying it’s suspending all nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests. The surprise move by President Kim Jong Un may be an attempt to ease relations prior to a summit with Donald Trump, but a new reports suggests the collapse…Read more...
Tags: Science, North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Geology, Disasters, Donald Trump, Nuclear Proliferation, Earth Sciences, Geopolitics, Nuclear Tests, Nuclear Test Facilities


Trump Tower Fire That Killed Tenant Resulted From Power Strips Plugged Into Each Other, FDNY Says

The fire that raged through President Donald Trump’s famous New York skyscraper and headquarters, Trump Tower, and killed residential tenant Todd Brassner on April 7th appears to have been the result of too many power strips, the New York Fire Department said on Monday.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Electronics, Safety, Fire, Disasters, Donald Trump, Trump Tower, New York Fire Department, Trump Tower Fire, Todd Brassner


Report: Engineer Told Officials Not to Worry About Crack in Miami Bridge Just Hours Before Collapse

The death toll from the collapse of a pedestrian bridge over a road at Miami’s Florida International University on March 15th has risen to at least six, with the university admitting on Saturday that one of the project engineers had waved off concerns over a crack just hours before.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Safety, Infrastructure, Engineering, Disasters, Miami, Construction, Florida International University, Miami Bridge Collapse, Miami Bridge


Russian An-148 Jet Crashes After Takeoff From Moscow, Killing At Least 71 People

A Russian An-148 regional jet airliner carrying at least 71 people crashed after takeoff from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, with authorities saying everyone on board was killed, the Wall Street Journal reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Planes, Plane Crashes, Airplanes, Moscow, Disasters, Airlines, Aerospace, Domodedovo Airport


After Disastrous Hawaii Incident, Senators Propose Ending States' Power to Send Missile Alerts

In mid-January, the Hawaiian state Emergency Management Agency sent out an erroneous text to all cell phones in the state warning of a “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII,” sending many residents into an hour-long panic as they ran for cover from what they feared was a North Korean nuclear bomb. Though it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, North Korea, Hawaii, Fema, Nuclear Weapons, Disasters, Nuclear War, Nukes, Emergency Management Agency, Our Garbage Apocalypse


'Potentially Hazardous Asteroids' Are Not The Asteroids You Should Worry About

In some industries, sex sells. In the science journalism industry, however, potentially killer asteroids sell even more. Due to a quirk of how NASA refers to the many asteroids it tracks, countless headlines like these fill Google News every month: “Massive and Potentially Dangerous Asteroid Will Approach Earth…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Armageddon, Nasa, Physics, Disasters, Asteroids, Google News, Astrophysics, Iau, Not Actually Hazardous


'Potentially Hazardous Asteroid' Does Not Mean What You Think It Does

In some industries, sex sells. In the science journalism industry, however, potentially killer asteroids sell even more. Due to a quirk of how NASA refers to the many asteroids it tracks, countless headlines like these fill Google News every month: “Massive and Potentially Dangerous Asteroid Will Approach Earth…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Armageddon, Nasa, Physics, Disasters, Asteroids, Google News, Astrophysics, Iau, Not Actually Hazardous


Lost Spy Satellite Won’t Kill SpaceX’s Relationship With Air Force

We still don’t know what happened to Zuma, a secretive spy satellite that failed to reach orbit after launching from Cape Canaveral earlier this month. SpaceX has consistently claimed that its Falcon 9 rocket worked perfectly—a claim with added credence, now that the U.S. Air Force has said it’s not going to dismiss…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, US military, Disasters, Rockets, Air Force, Falcon 9, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Falcon 9 Rocket, Northrop Grumman, Zuma, U S Air Force, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rocket Science, Zuma Satellite



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