Jenna Schneider

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Orlando roller-coaster gets stuck in vertical position

Thrill-seekers are stranded for three hours when a 17-storey roller-coaster in Orlando breaks down<p>Passengers on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit were experiencing an adrenaline-filled ride at the Universal theme park in Florida on Wednesday, when it became lodged in a vertical position.<p>Firefighters …

NASA Flies Student Experiments in Low Gravity

NASA will send 14 groups of students and their experiments on a plane that NASA uses to train some of its astronauts for missions in space. The plane …

For the past 3 weeks, the space thriller survival film Gravity (written and directed by Alfonso Cuaron) has been the #1 movie in the States and …

Central Texas Flooding Forces Evacuations Around Austin Area

By Karen Brooks<p>AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Halloween began with frightening weather in central Texas on Thursday as torrential rains produced flooding and evacuations of some low-lying areas, a harbinger of storms forecast for a large section of the central United States later in the …

Chinese Teacher Allegedly 'Forced' A Student To Jump To His Death

The fifth-grade primary school student had been ordered to write a 1,000-character apology by his teacher for talking in class, China National Radio (CNR) reported on its website, citing a neighbour.<p>The educator allegedly told him to jump out of a building after he failed to complete the task, the …

Education Policy

Geoengineering the climate would reduce vital rains, says study

Technological approaches to reduce future global warming could also interfere with rainfall and snowfall.<p>Although a significant build-up in …

This Week in Plagues: The Origin of Syphilis, Cheese Made from Armpit Bacteria, And More

Here are some links on infestations contagions, and controls from around the web, as well as a few on clever ways to use microbes. Have more? Add them in the comments.<p><b>In outbreak news:</b><p>In response to the confirmed polio outbreak in Syria, the UN is preparing to vaccinate 2.5 million children. The …

Microbiology

New bat virus in China can infect people - Futurity

Scientists have discovered a new SARS-like coronavirus in Chinese horseshoe bats that can infect people.

Rising temperatures challenge Salt Lake City’s water supply

Warming western temperatures may mean that some of the creeks and streams that Salt Lake City relies on will dry up several weeks earlier in the …