Leigh Sevy

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Triple-digit fall temperatures roasting California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While people in some other parts of the country are watching the leaves turn a kaleidoscope of fall colors as they contemplate …

New Mexico police shooting ruled unjustified, charges weighed

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - A special prosecutor may soon be appointed to determine whether to press criminal charges against two New Mexico police officers after a grand jury ruled that a 2013 shooting of a motorist in Santa Fe was unjustified, the District Attorney said on Friday.<p>The grand jury …

Reports: Major fire burning at Flight 93 memorial

A major fire has destroyed three administrative buildings at the Flight 93 National Memorial in central Pennsylvania, where a plane hijacked by terrorists went down on Sept. 11, 2001.<p>One of the buildings stored some of the memorial's archival and curatorial collections, said Michael Litterst, …

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

Watch Bill Murray Sing Along to Bob Dylan

"Shelter from the Storm" never sounded, or looked, so good<p><b>There are many reasons</b> we love Bill Murray — from vanquishing evil as Dr. Venkman and crashing engagement shoots to taking tickets at a minor league game. He's as approachable as he is amazing. His audience is instantly comfortable and …

Work on NASA's space taxis delayed after protests over contract allocation

Waiting for a space taxi? It looks like it might show up a little late. Of course, it's only NASA astronauts currently in line for one of the agency's recently commissioned spacecraft, but both companies involved -- Boeing and SpaceX -- will have to down-tools after the third company in the mix …

Movie theaters and studios continue to bury their heads in the sand with technology

WhereToMadrid<p>Last week, some of the largest movie theater chains in the US (AMC, Cinemark, Carmike and Regal) and world (Cineworld & Cineplex) refused to show “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2” because the movie was scheduled to be released on Netflix at the same time it hit the theaters. In the …

Hundreds Of Bluetooth Beacons Secretly Track New York City Passersby

NYC has publicized its plans to modernize old public pay phones, but not this.<p>**Update: **<i>New York City officials have told Titan to remove its tracking beacons from city phonebooths, Buzzfeed reports. The removal request came just hours after Buzzfeed pubished its story on the beacons.</i><p>A company …

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The Death of the Patient: Moving from 'Healthcare' to 'Health' and 'Patient' to 'Person'

Today, if you speak to anyone in the healthcare world, the discussion always begins and ends with making the change to a “patient centered care model” or putting the patient at the center of the care continuum. So much so, we recently added a “5th P” – Personal Responsibility – into our healthcare …

The cookie is dead. Here’s how Facebook, Google, and Apple are tracking you now

The lifespan of the tracking cookie is about to expire. With the rapid emergence of mobile devices, the big three — Facebook, Google, and Apple — have turned to new and more potent methods for advertisers to keep track of you across multiple devices.<p>The impending death of the cookie can be traced …

All California wildfires under control for first time in months

For the first time in months, wildfires across California are under control or nearly there, according to state and federal firefighting agencies.<p>Two of the state's biggest wildfires -- the 98,000-acre King fire in El Dorado National Forest and the 133,000-acre Happy Camp Complex fires in Klamath …

Teaching kids to code, and to empathize, lies at the heart of Codemancer

There's a special moment in Rob Lockhart's Kickstarter video for his game, called <i>Codemancer</i>. It's a shot from behind the screen of a laptop where a little brown-haired girl — she's all of seven years old — is tapping away with a mouse. Her tongue is pressed tightly into the space where her two …

Facebook Possibly Planning A Secret New Use For Messenger, Leaked Screenshots Reveal

Many people don't want to trust Facebook with their real names. Now new evidence suggests that Facebook wants people to trust them with their money.<p>Last summer, Facebook starting forcing users to switch to a separate messaging app, Facebook Messenger. We knew Facebook was trying to diversity and …

These Stories Will Help You Understand Why It Can Be Hard To Be A Woman In Science

Are sexist comments keeping women from pursuing careers in science and technology?<p>When we posed that question to users on the Whisper app, the responses flooded in. As a follow-up, here are the stories our own readers shared with us (scroll down). We've shortened some a bit and highlighted the most …

The (Mismatched) Evolution of Man and Its Influence on Injury

The fundamental ethos of natural selection dictates that species optimally adapt to a given environment over time. A present-day demonstration of this evolutionary principle is the pink salmon of Auke Creek, Alaska. This resilient species of fish migrates sooner every year in order to adapt to a …

Nobel prize find: search for ‘soul of rat’ revealed brain’s navigation system

John O’Keefe – who shares this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – once jokingly told me that he was searching for the soul of the rat, but missed and struck lucky with his discovery of place cells – a kind of “you are here” mapping signal in the brain.<p>His discovery and the accompanying …

Here's Why The Night Sky Is Dark Even Though Jillions Of Stars Are Shining Light Our Way

There are <i>a lot</i> of stars out there--an estimated 70 billion trillion. With so many stars beaming their light our way, it seems only logical that the night sky would be as bright as day.<p>This is the essence of the so-called dark night sky paradox, also known as Olbers' paradox after German astronomer …

In virtual mega-drought, California avoids defeat

A few years ago a group of researchers used computer modeling to put California through a nightmare scenario: Seven decades of unrelenting mega-drought similar to those that dried out the state in past millennia.<p>"The results were surprising," said Jay Lund, one of the academics who conducted the …

Giant King fire burns 10 homes, could be whipped up as weather shifts

The King fire in Northern California grew this weekend, destroying at least 10 homes, as officials worried that changing weather conditions could fuel the massive blaze even more.<p>National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Clapp said meteorologists were watching closely to see whether shifting …