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NASA is using satellites to track California's terrible drought

Last year was the driest for most of California since record-keeping began in 1849. That's caused stress for farmers, state officials, and the federal government, which has lined up aid packages and legislation to bolster drought-related relief. Now California's Department of Water Resources and …

Inside One Of The FAA's New Drone Test Sites

The FAA has chosen six states as test beds for integrating flying robots into U.S. airspace. Popular Science visited one site in North Dakota to get a look at the future of domestic drones.<p>Earlier this week, flying barely under the wire of its 2013 deadline, the Federal Aviation Administration …

Drones

Is Industrial Hemp the Ultimate Energy Crop?

Bioenergy is currently the fastest growing source of renewable energy. Cultivating energy crops on arable land can decrease dependency on depleting …

Hemp

5 Radical Ideas To Protect Coastal Cities From the Next Big Storm

A bridge that deploys huge inflatable buoys to slow storm surges. A barrier reef grown from minerals harvested by electrical currents. An artificial …

Quest to grow human organs inside pigs in Japan

<b>I am standing in a fully functioning operating theatre. A surgeon and team of specialists in green smocks are preparing to operate. But I'm not in a hospital. I am on a farm deep in the Japanese countryside. On the gurney about to undergo the knife is a six-month-old female pig.</b><p>Standing over her, …

Biotechnology

'You're Invisible, But I'll Eat You Anyway.' Secrets Of Snow-Diving Foxes

I'm a fox. It's January. I'm hungry. I want a meal. My food, however, is buried 3 feet down, deep in the snow, hiding. It's alive, in motion, and very small, being a mouse. So how does an above-ground fox catch an underground mouse? Well, the answer is nothing short of astonishing. Here's a …

The Rise and Fall of the Battleship (And Why They Won't Be Coming Back)

Those who cover the militarized aspects of the ocean eventually will encounter a group of people who want the U.S. Navy to get back into the battleship business.<p>The argument goes like this: The four remaining World War II Iowa-class battleships are cheaper to operate, cheaper than building new …

Military

Your Guide To Eco-Friendly Birth Control

So you’re having safe sex. Good for you! But is your contraceptive safe for the environment? Here is some information about the environmental impacts of a few of the most popular non-permanent forms of birth control in the U.S. Note that sterilization is not included because it is permanent (but …

Women's Health

Turkey 'coup plot': Military demands retrial

<b>The high command of the Turkish armed forces has demanded a retrial for dozens of military officers convicted of plotting to topple the government.</b><p>A statement from the general staff, quoted by Turkish media, accused the judiciary and police of manipulation and fabricating evidence.<p>The legal …

South Asia

US and Canada snowstorm causes travel chaos

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1041000/1041205_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522334045_f00069ac39ed3120034654c202eaf065<p><b>A winter storm has blanketed parts of Canada and the north-eastern US with up to 2ft (61cm) of snow.</b><p>The storm has been blamed for 11 deaths and forced …

Weather

Flu now widespread in the United States

The U.S. flu season is well underway and the main circulating strain is H1N1, the type responsible for the global flu pandemic of 2009-2010.<p>This year's flu season is now in full swing. Nationally people are beginning to be hospitalized and die due to the flu, which is in all parts of the country …

Cambodian police shoot garment workers demanding $7 a day to make your T-shirt

At least three garment workers in a suburb of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, have been killed by police while demonstrating for an increase in minimum wage to $160 a month. A human rights group, Licadho, says about 23 people have been injured during the protests on Jan. 3.<p>Cambodia’s garment …

Clothing

Killer storm: 13 deaths blamed on winter blast as snow piles up

A massive winter storm dumped snow across the Northeast and ushered in dangerously cold temperatures Friday, leaving travelers stranded and cutting a deadly trail across several states.<p>The treacherous conditions have led to at least 13 deaths in the eastern United States, according to The …

WW2 bomb blast kills digger driver in Germany

<b>A World War Two bomb has exploded at a construction site near a west German town, killing a man and injuring eight others, police say.</b><p>The explosion occurred after a digger accidentally struck the device during excavation work in Euskirchen in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.<p>The machine's …

Extremism

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A Dickensian Christmas For Greece’s New Poor

Greece is edging out of recession thanks to EU bailouts, but for many from the country’s former middle class, homelessness and extreme poverty haunt …

EU threatens Italy with legal action

The European Commission threatened Italy with legal action on Wednesday in reaction to images of young Africans being sprayed for scabies in a detention centre in Lampedusa.<p>Captured on a mobile phone, the images of the naked migrants remind Europe of what some call a shameful situation for migrants …

Chinese sewage is feeding superbugs that no antibiotic can kill

Antibiotics have saved hundreds of millions of lives and extended billions of others. But paradoxically, the more they are used the more the bacteria they fight get stronger, with potentially lethal consequences.<p>While some “superbugs,” as antibiotic-resistant bacteria are known, can be killed with …

Medicine

Indian fury deepens over strip-searching of diplomat

US scrambles to limit fall-out from strip-search of a female Indian diplomat as government in Delhi describes incident as "national outrage"<p>Indian outrage at the strip-searching of a consular official in New York deepened further on Wednesday as the government promised to "restore the dignity" of …

Prince Harry, teammates evacuated from Antarctica to beat storm

Following a grueling trek to the South Pole to raise money for charity, Prince Harry and his team of adventurers had to leave earlier than expected on Wednesday in order to avoid a major storm in Antarctica that could have prevented them from being home by Christmas.<p>Prince Harry, 29, and a team of …

Prince Harry

Russian amnesty gives hope to Greenpeace crew

Russian parliament approves amnesty bill which paves way for release of 30 activists, including six Britons, and two jailed Pussy Riot members<p>Russia’s parliament have unanimously passed an amnesty bill that could free 30 crew members of a Greenpeace ship and two women from the punk protest band …