Megan Pierce

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Apocalyptic reality of a nuclear war

Today, thanks to sophisticated weather models built to analyse global warming, we know that even a relatively small nuclear skirmish would be …

An Air Force Academy cadet created a bullet-stopping goo to use for body armor

After a little more than a year of research and more than 20 attempts to get the right materials, an Air Force Academy cadet and professor have developed a kind of goo that can be used to enhance existing types of body armor.<p>As part of a chemistry class project in 2014, Cadet 1st Class Hayley Weir …

Is America dying or is it being born again?

Behind the vulgarity and racism of Trump's America, a different vision of what it means to be an 'American' is rising.<p>In a characteristically timely and insightful essay for The New York Times, Pankaj Mishra has recently mapped out the tortuous passage of the United States from exceptionalism to …

Native Americans

Americans Think They're Healthy But Doctors Don't Agree

A majority of Americans think they’re healthy, rating their own personal health positively, but according to a new report, health care professionals don’t agree, sending a major wake-up call to people who may be sleepwalking their way to poor health.<p>According to Philips’ (NYSE:PHG) new future …

11 Easy to Follow Java Programming Tutorial Steps

Whether it’s the interesting mini-game that helps you pass time or the programs that you use on your laptop to perform certain tasks, the use of Java …

What Is Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome?

Multiple autoimmune syndrome, by definition, is the combined occurrence of at least three autoimmune diseases in the same person. About 25 percent of …

Here's How Little Exercise You Need to Boost Your Mood

It’s no secret that exercise can produce powerful mood-boosting endorphins. But do you really need to break a sweat to reap those benefits? A new …

Self-improvement

Caffeine binge kills teen after he chugs a latte, Mountain Dew and energy drink, coroner says

A coroner says a healthy 16-year-old South Carolina high school student died from heart problems after drinking too much caffeine.<p>Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Monday that Davis Cripe had no preexisting heart condition that might have caused him to collapse and die in a classroom last …

Riders on the storm: the scientists who chase tornadoes - in pictures

With funding from the US National Science Foundation and other government grants, scientists and meteorologists from the Center for Severe Weather Research try to get close to supercell storms and tornadoes. They’re trying to better understand tornado structure and strength, how low-level winds …

Weather

Drenching on the way for Queensland region ravaged by cyclone

Up to 200mm of rain is forecast to fall in parts of Queensland in coming days, just weeks after powerful ex-Cyclone Debbie brought destruction to the …