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Fierce winds spawn flaming funnels

San Marcos, California (CNN) — The good news: Temperatures and winds across scorched parts of southern California are starting to subside. The bad news: Unruly wildfires keep barreling across the region, destroying homes and spawning “firenadoes” — funnels of flames that look like tornadoes. With 10,000 acres of land already devoured, thousands of homes are still […]


‘Chaos’ reigns as deadly tornadoes slam several states

By Ed Payne, Joe Sutton and Devon Sayers Mayflower, Arkansas (CNN) — A brutal band of severe weather battered the central Plains and mid-South late Sunday, killing at least 16 people in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma. Some of the worst damage was north of Little Rock, Arkansas, where reported tornadoes devastated the towns of Mayflower and Vilonia. “It’s […]

One of the best Science Universities of the World: The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

Innovation success: Switzerland tops European innovation list

Mar 30, 2013 – 10:44 Switzerland is the most innovative country in Europe, comfortably ahead of second-placed Sweden, according to an annual study by the European Union. The Innovation Union Scoreboard 2013, published this week, gives a comparative assessment of the innovation performance of the EU’s 27 member states and the relative strengths and weaknesses […]

Earthquakes: The map

Source: USGS.GOV Seems like everyday, there is another earthquake. Here is a map of all tracked events. Earthquakes – 7732 in last 30 days M Location Click event below for details Time UTC Lat Lon D km 1.4 10km ESE of Cloverdale, California 2012-09-07 11:57:16 38.772°N 122.900°W 5.9 1.7 58km NE of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska 2012-09-07 […]


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