Jeffery Shimkus

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Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.<p>The chemical, that does not …

The U.N. Has 'Massive Evidence' Implicating Assad in Syrian War Crimes

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The United Nations' human rights chief says her office has found "massive evidence" indicating a …

Why the Carrot Isn't Working, Either

On Oct. 28, a car crashed in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, killing two innocent bystanders and injuring about 40 others. The incident appears to have …

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever seen, hit the Philippines with record force

Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines at 4am local time today with winds near 195 mph, making it the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded world history, according to satellite estimates. That astounding claim will need to be verified by actual measurements at ground level, …

Weather

Global Warming Update: Record Heat Is 4 Times More Likely Now Than In Pre-Industrial Times

Ugh, global warming.<p>Here's your latest global warming update: It's still happening. Intense heat is now four times more likely to strike in the U.S. than it was in pre-industrial times, according to a new study from Stanford University researchers.<p>July 2012 was the hottest month on record in the …

The Snowden Effect, Continued

<b>So, now we discover</b>, thanks to Edward Snowden, International Man Of Luggage, that the all-too-human, somewhat error-prone heroes at the National Security Agency pretty much have blown up any concept of privacyon the Intertoobz, probably because of what a dick Glenn Greenwald is.<p>Many users assume - …

The 8 Skincare Secrets You Need To Know Now, According To Dr. Perricone

We all want beautiful skin, but we may not know how to achieve it. Should we be slathering on more creams? Exfoliating every day? What about all of those oils being thrown at us?<p>Luckily, we got the expert opinion of Dr. Perricone himself on the confusing world that is skin maintenance. The health …

Pot grow ruled out as cause of Yosemite Fire

When a small-town fire chief suggested last month that the Rim Fire was sparked by marijuana growers, the theory was seized upon as a leading explanation of the blaze.<p>The Aug. 23 comments of Twain Harte Fire Chief Todd McNeal were circulated on YouTube and hyped on Twitter and Facebook, and his …

Same-sex spouses in the military will receive full benefits despite federal law

The Obama administration said Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages.<p>In a letter to congressional leaders, Attorney General Eric Holder said that a provision in federal law on benefits to veterans defines "spouse" to mean a …

Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

WASHINGTON — The Senate took a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war.<p>President Obama, who announced Saturday that he …

Middle East