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A flat tire started the deadly Carr Fire and days of devastation in California

<b>(CNN) —</b> It happens countless times on roads across America: a vehicle gets a flat tire, usually just a temporary inconvenience.<p>But on one road near Redding, California, when a tire failed last month on a trailer and its rim scraped the asphalt, the result was catastrophic for an entire region.<p>The …

Fire Fighting

Hiroshima bombing: The pictures too shocking to see

ON AUGUST 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima to hasten the end of World War II.<p>American B-29 bomber Enola Gay …

A Tech Guru Captivated Canada. Then He Fled to China.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Sun Yian was living the Canadian dream.<p>The Chinese immigrant found fortune harnessing Canadian talent to develop cutting-edge technology, everything from semiconductors to facial recognition, to take back to China. His company grew to more than 1,500 employees across …

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Blasts Trump for ‘Disrespecting’ Dead Journalists

In the final moments of his first primetime hour on Monday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo delivered a sharp rebuke of the Trump administration’s decision not to …

Journalism

NASA announces first test flights for a quieter sonic boom

Forty-four years ago over Oklahoma City, the US government conducted a curious experiment. During a six-month period, Air Force planes produced 1,253 sonic booms during daylight hours to observe the noise effects on populated areas. At the time, supersonic airliners were promised as the next big …

A holy mess: Walgreens case shows it's time to get God out of the workplace

I feel about people with strongly held religious convictions pretty much the same way I feel about people who can juggle machetes and lit torches: I’m impressed and maybe a little envious, but please be careful around others.<p>That’s been on my mind after it was reported this week that a Walgreens …

Boeing's Sci-Fi Foldable Wing Design for New 777s Gets Go-Ahead

U.S. regulators have approved a Buck Rogers makeover of Boeing Co.’s revamped 777 jetliner that will allow the tips of its massive wings to fold …

The next big thing in airplane tech is becoming a nightmare for some airlines

Pratt & Whitney's new PurePower line of geared turbofan engines is the next big thing in airplane tech. For commercial aviation engines, it's supposed to be the biggest step forward in 30 years.<p>They are set to power the next generation of narrow-body commercial airliners from Airbus, Bombardier, …

'Gimli Glider' landing getting the Hollywood treatment

A piece of Canadian history with all the elements of a Hollywood movie might actually see its day on the big screen.<p>The story of the “Gimli Glider,” …

China wages war on funeral strippers

China has launched its latest crackdown against a phenomenon which just won't seem to die in rural areas - funeral strippers.<p>The Ministry of Culture said last month that it was targeting "striptease" and other "obscene, pornographic, and vulgar performances" at funerals, weddings and traditional …

NASA turns to memory alloys for folding wings

NASA sees folding wings as a key aeronautical technology for the aircraft of tomorrow, and to make it practical, the space agency is looking to a …

Donald Trump tells anti-abortion rally 'women giving birth in NINTH month of pregnancy is WRONG and has to change'

Donald Trump said women giving birth in their "ninth month" of pregnancy is "wrong".<p>The US president made the perplexing statement during a March for …

F-14 Tomcat: The Navy Fighter It Wishes It Could Bring Back from the Dead

<i>The Navy’s F/A-XX program could be used to fill the service’s air superiority gap—which has essentially been left open since the F-14’s retirement</i> …

Gillian Anderson Confirms X-Files Exit: 'This Is It for Me'

Gillian Anderson has had her fill of the truth.<p>The <i>X-Files</i> icon is confirming that the series’ forthcoming 11th season will indeed mark her swan song …

The liberation of Goa

While Jawaharlal Nehru advised the U.S., the then Soviet Union, and other big powers to abjure force and work towards disarmament, he was himself …

End of an era for the 747 as final US flight touches down in Detroit

The last ever Boeing 747 to fly passengers with an American airline will touch down this week, marking the end of an era for an aircraft that brought air travel to the masses.<p>Delta was planning to fly its last of the original “jumbo jets” on Sunday but due to “operational need” the US carrier …

Aviation

Remembering the Chicago Pile, the World’s First Nuclear Reactor

December 2, 1942, was the coldest day in Chicago in almost fifty years. That frigid afternoon, a crew of men and women—many of them hailing from countries an ocean away, where the Second World War raged—gathered under the viewing stands of the University of Chicago’s Stagg Field to light a secret …

Pikachu gets his highest honor yet, becomes Japan city ambassador

Turns out those speaking skills came in handy for Pikachu after all.<p>The famous Pokémon has been appointed ambassador for the Japanese city of Osaka, …

Japan

Santa Monica Airport Operators Forced Out By December 12

In about two weeks, Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) will close to allow for the planned shortening of Runway 3-21. Operators of many airplanes …

Santa Monica

Who’s Smarter, Dogs or Cats? Science Now Has the Answer

They might chew your shoes, occasionally pee on the rug, or snarf down your entire dinner the minute you turn your head, but it turns out your family …

Exploding binary stars will light up the sky in 2022

by Universe Today November 28, 2017 Hard Science 44616<p>Matt Williams<p>Stellar collisions are an amazingly rare thing. According to our best estimates, …

These 20 Winter Destinations In India Will Make You Fall In Love With The Snow

Winters mean freezing breeze and chills in most parts of India, but there are some places which take a snowy avatar and turn into miles of visual …

Special Report - Nuclear strategists call for bold move: scrap ICBM arsenal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Imagine it is 3 a.m., and the president of the United States is asleep in the White House master bedroom. A military officer stationed in an office nearby retrieves an aluminum suitcase - the “football” containing the launch codes for the U.S. nuclear arsenal - and rushes to …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early

<b>A rail company in Japan has apologised after one of its trains departed 20 seconds early.</b><p>Management on the Tsukuba Express line between Tokyo and the city of Tsukuba say they "sincerely apologise for the inconvenience" caused.<p>In a statement, the company said the train had been scheduled to leave at …

Watch CRISPR edit DNA in real time

CRISPR in Real Time<p>CRISPR, or Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat, refers to the unique organization of repeating DNA sequences. …

The Pacific Gets a Little Bigger

As President Donald Trump makes his way across Asia, ears in local capitals have picked up a subtle but unmistakable change in messaging from the U.S. administration. The shift focuses on an apparently innocuous term: “the Indo-Pacific.” U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster introduced the …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

• Brandon Crossley<br>• CB / 5-11 / 175<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: Demetric Warren<p>Trent McDuffie<br>• CB / 5-11 / 175<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: Kevin Wade<p>Jared Bartlett<br>• OLB / 6-2 / …

What fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

Fruits and veggies used to look a lot different. Domestication has led to a lot of changes.<p>Wild carrots were likely cultivated around the 10th century. They were purple or white, very thin, with a very distinct, powerful flavor. Modern carrots are orange, thicker, brighter, and crunchy.<p>Wild …

Donald Trump’s dog

By Dana Milbank<p>Dana Milbank<p>Op-ed columnist covering national politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>See Rex.<p>Rex is a big dog. Rex is the top dog. Rex has a good job. Rex can fly! Rex has a jet. Fly, Rex, fly. Rex flies to other lands. Rex sits. Rex shakes. Rex speaks. When Rex speaks, Rex thinks he …

Rex Tillerson