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Alert level raised for Alaska volcano after explosion detected | Reuters

(Reuters) - Scientists raised the alert level for a remote Aleutian volcano on Monday after an explosion was detected on the mountain and heard by residents of a tiny village some 45 miles (72 km) away, a monitoring website said.<p>An aerial photograph shows the Cleveland Volcano during the time a …

Lauri Love: MPs sign letter asking President Obama to block extradition

<b>More than 100 MPs have signed a letter calling on President Barack Obama to block the extradition of a British man suspected of hacking into US computers.</b><p>Lauri Love, 31, who has Asperger's syndrome, is accused of hacking into the FBI, the US central bank and the country's missile defence agency.<p>The …

RIP, Schiaparelli: European Mars lander's crash site seen by NASA probe

Europe's ExoMars lander apparently crashed on the Red Planet, and an orbiting NASA spacecraft has spotted its grave, European Space Agency (ESA) officials said.<p>The lander, named Schiaparelli, stopped communicating with mission control about 1 minute before its planned touchdown on Mars Wednesday …

Gordon Hamilton, Climate Scientist, Dies at 50 in Antarctica Accident

Gordon Hamilton, a prominent climate scientist who studied glaciers and their impact on sea levels in a warming climate, died on Saturday in Antarctica when the snowmobile he was riding plunged into a 100-foot-deep crevasse. He was 50.<p>The National Science Foundation, which was funding his research, …

Hackers used hijacked webcams to bring down internet

A Chinese security camera maker said its products were used to launch a cyber attack that severed internet access for millions of users at the end of last week, highlighting the threat posed by the global proliferation of connected devices.<p>The attackers hijacked CCTV cameras made by Hangzhou …

International Whaling Commission debates the fate of world's remaining whales

Over 80 nations have gathered in Slovenia for the biennial International Whaling Commission meeting. Japan's controversial return to its "scientific" …

U.K. Police Arrest Man in Suspected Chemical Attack on London Airport

U.K. authorities have arrested a 25-year-old man under anti-terrorism laws in a suspected chemical attack that forced the evacuation of London City …

Oxford Is Adding a Co-Credit to Some of William Shakespeare's Plays

Oxford University Press’ new edition of William Shakespeare’s work will have the 16th-century playwright Christopher Marlowe co-credit three of …

Smoking Kills More Southerners, Study Finds

Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.<p>The American Cancer Society study found the highest rate among men in Arkansas, where 40 percent of cancer …

Pediatricians Release New Guidance For Preventing Sudden Infant Deaths

Parents can reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome by keeping their child's crib in the same room, close to their bed, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.<p>That's one of the key recommendations in new guidance released today aimed at preventing SIDS, which claims the lives of …

Some Obamacare rates rise 25% as Healthcare.gov opens for shopping

Federal regulators opened the federal exchange Healthcare.gov for consumers to browse for plans on Monday, as they announced that rates will be up 25% for the plans for which the tax subsidies are calculated.<p>The Department of Health and Human Services also warned that more than one in five …

These 2 Major Aircraft Gear Makers Have Agreed to a $6.4 Billion Merger

After two years of looking to expand, aircraft component maker Rockwell Collins has struck a deal to buy aircraft interior maker B/E Aerospace for …

Scientists say the Holocene is over

Scientists are calling for the official designation of a new earth epoch: the Anthropocene. Addressing the 'Planet under Pressure' gathering in …

Germany Warns of the Danger of War

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Oct. 8 that the situation between the U.S. and Russia today is more dangerous than it was during the Cold War. As he put it, "It's a fallacy to think that this is like the Cold War. The current times are different and more dangerous." Since …

How the UAE Is Recruiting Hackers to Create the Perfect Surveillance State

n July, Simone Margaritelli, an Italian security researcher, boarded a Boeing 777 in Rome headed for Dubai, a city now billing itself as a tech …

Authorities find no sign of braking by bus driver in crash

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Ana Car didn't remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled …