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As California drought worsens, experts urge water reforms

As mandatory water restrictions took effect Monday across California, a panel of experts called upon<p>the drought-plagued state to upgrade its water infrastructure and reform its antiquated water rights system.<p>"The reservoirs we built in California over the 20th century were designed for a climate …

Snorkeling

John Oliver vs. chicken

His segment on his HBO comedy show could help chicken farmers who feel victimized by poultry processors.<p>Feathers flew when John Oliver took on the poultry industry — and the squawking may even end up echoing in the Capitol.<p>The comedic anchorman recently used his HBO show, “Last Week Tonight,” to …

Agriculture

Supreme Court Sides With Immigrant Caught With Pills In His Sock

The Supreme Court has dealt a blow to U.S. immigration officials in a closely watched case by ruling that a broad state anti-drug law may not be enough to justify deportation.<p>By a 7-2 vote, the court ruled that a Tunisian man convicted of carrying pills in his sock should not have been removed from …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Experiment Provides Further Evidence That Reality Doesn't Exist Until We Measure It

Physicists have succeeded in confirming one of the theoretical aspects of quantum physics: Subatomic objects switch between particle and wave states …

Quantum Mechanics

Olive Garden is literally feeding Wall Street to America

That's because Wall Street is playing a starring role.<p>"Once we went on the board every single board member took a night and worked inside the restaurant," said Jeff Smith, CEO of hedge fund Starboard Value in an interview with Bloomberg TV.<p>"I was waiting on tables, greeting guests," he said.<p>This is …

2,400-Year-Old Ancient Gold Bongs Unearthed In Russia

A team of archaeologists has discovered a pair of gold "bongs," or water pipes, in southern Russia. The artifacts, which are made of pure gold, are …

Tsunami May Strike Los Angeles and San Diego

A hard-hitting tsunami may soon strike both of the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego.<p>While the movie San Andreas may make many Californians very …

Geology

Goldman Sachs' 2nd-most-powerful executive pulled an audacious move to get his 1st job on Wall Street

Cohn, 54, actually has an incredibly inspirational backstory, which is detailed in Malcolm Gladwell's best-seller "David And Goliath." And because the summer interns have just arrived, we thought we'd share it again.<p>As a kid growing up in Cleveland, Cohn found out he had dyslexia, a reading …

Adam’s Calendar: Oldest Megalithic Site in the World?

Adam’s Calendar is controversially suggested to be the oldest man-made structure in the world. Sometimes referred to as "African Stonehenge", it …

Alaska's governor hands out 10,000 layoff notes and warns of a potential government shutdown

Alaska is facing a $3 billion budget shortfall, worsened by a global oil price plunge, and lawmakers have been fighting for more than four months over how to fund day-to-day operations.<p>"The amount of difference right now being argued in the legislature is really about 1 percent of the problem," …

It's Raining Nitrogen In A Colorado Park. Farmers Can Help Make It Stop

It's May in Rocky Mountain National Park, but on a mountainside 10,829 feet above sea level, snow is falling. It's pelting Jim Cheatham, a biologist with the National Park Service. Shrugging off the cold, Cheatham seizes a teachable moment. This snow, he says, holds more than just water.<p>"Chances …

National Parks