Michael Blasquez

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Rare long-eared jerboa They are desert dwelling animals, and use those big ears to help cool themselves.

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Shows Asia Is Rushing to Disaster

It took the West 50 years to reach the level of air safety that Asia is trying to reach in 10. The difference can be deadly.<p>The dreadful dragging out …

Patriot Act Author: CIA Spying Is ‘Almost Nixonian’

“We prob­ably do,” Cole said in re­sponse to a string of ques­tions from Issa dur­ing a House Ju­di­ciary hear­ing in Feb­ru­ary. “But we’re not …

Senate Reaches Deal To Extend Unemployment Insurance Benefits

The new deal has five Republican co-sponsors, which should be enough to overcome a GOP filibuster.<p>WASHINGTON — The Senate has reached a bipartisan deal to extend expired unemployment insurance benefits for five months, breaking a months long deadlock over the expired program.<p>The agreement, between …

Study Finds Evidence of Secret Sea

Do you remember the vast ocean Jules Verne wrote about in his novel <i>Journey to the Center of the Earth</i>? Turns out the sea might be more than science fiction fantasy.<p>Scientists have found a mineral that suggests the existence of a massive reservoir buried more than 250 miles beneath our feet. It …

Orion Star Factory May Be Deadly to Planets

Changing Planet<p>Artist’s concept of two proplyds, or protostars, around a massive O-type star. The nearer proplyd is having its planet-forming dust and gas blasted away by the radiation from the star. The farther one retains its planet-making potential.<br>Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; B. Saxton<p><b>The Great Orion</b> …