Raquel G. Rodriguez

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Unusually short total lunar eclipse dazzles skywatchers

The total eclipse of the moon lasted only a short time, but it still dazzled.<p>Early risers in the western U.S. and Canada should have been able to catch a glimpse before dawn Saturday. The moment when the moon was completely obscured by Earth's shadow lasted several minutes, making it the shortest …

Duke Energy agrees to pay $2.5 mln in coal ash spill settlement | Reuters

April 3 (Reuters) - U.S. power company Duke Energy Corp agreed to a $2.5 million settlement proposed by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality relating to the 2014 coal ash spill into the Dan River in North Carolina, the DEQ said on Friday.<p>Duke, the largest in the United States by power …

Environmentalism

Snapchat's drastic security measures shut down entire 'Internet neighborhoods' on the service

In the last two years the company — which was most recently valued at $19 billion — faced a series of spam problems, issues with third-party applications accessing its API, and then one of the most publicized data breaches in recent memory.<p>Of late, the company has taken an extremely firm stance on …

Gunmen kill 147 at university in Kenya

Al-Shabab gunmen rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing 147 people in the group's deadliest attack in the East African country. Four militants were slain by security forces to end the siege just after dusk.<p>The masked attackers — strapped with explosives and …