Andre Valcourt

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Update: 10-foot-long great white shark stranded on Santa Cruz beach dies

<i>UPDATE: The stranded great white shark has died, reports ABC7 and NBC. Researchers believe the cause of death to be a hook caught in its mouth or a nervous system infection.</i><p><i>Original story:</i><p>A 10-foot-long great white shark washed up on a Santa Cruz beach Friday evening.<p>Dozens of onlookers perched in …

Is There Wood Pulp In That Parmesan? How Scientists Sniff Out Food Fraud

If you've been following any of the big news stories on food fraud lately, you'll know that it's tough to know what exactly is in our food — and where it's been before it makes it onto our dinner plates.<p>Earlier this year, Wal-Mart was sued for stocking tubs of Parmesan cheese that contained …

Agriculture

Scientists are warning of a ‘superstorm’ climate shift that could happen within decades

Climate scientists are warning the threat of global warming could be even more dangerous than previously believed, suggesting "killer storms", the rise of sea levels and the "disintegration" of large parts of the polar ice sheets can happen sooner than thought.<p>The paper<i>, Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise</i> …

Air Force to Have Lasers on Its Fighters by 2020

Cheap and powerful, directed-energy weapons pods could be mounted on jets just five years from now.<p>The Navy has a seaborne deathlaser on patrol in the Gulf Coast, futuristic railguns in testing, and wants better versions of both in the next five years. Meanwhile, the Air Force isn't slacking; it's …

Nano-Sized Synthetic Coral Could Suck Up Ocean's Pollutants

Absorbing more heavy metal than Scandinavia<p>Corals are great at absorbing toxic heavy metals, which is one of the many reasons they are dying off. Now researchers have created synthetic corals that use these same properties to soak up the pollutants instead.<p>Industrial and manufacturing processes …

Nanotech

This is what you don’t want to do in Palm Springs

<i>Sometimes things don't go as planned – and those moments often make for the best stories. Tripping columns offer readers a chance to share their wild adventures.</i><p>When I suggested we top off our four-day jaunt to Palm Springs with yet another tour, my husband was not thrilled. We had already …