Michael Kepler

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The Human OS

If you’re one of the approximately 36 million adults in the United States with high blood pressure (also called hypertension), your doctor may have …

How building capacity leads to better outcomes in disasters

How do some countries and regions escape relatively unscathed from major disasters, while others struggle to recover from these events? Many factors …

Climate Change Could Push Temperatures In Persian Gulf Countries Beyond What Humans Can Endure

Close<p>By the end of this century, climate change could drive temperatures up in the Persian Gulf region to levels that humans cannot tolerate, a study …

Deadline for train safety technology undercut by industry lobbying

Until a train barreled off the tracks at 9:26 p.m. on May 12, it had been business as usual on Capitol Hill. Among the bills quietly making their way toward a final vote was one that would postpone by several years a multibillion-<br>dollar safety-enhancement deadline facing the railroad industry.<p>A …

Trains

In the era of GPS, Naval Academy revives celestial navigation

The same techniques guided ancient Polynesians in the open Pacific and oriented astronauts when Apollo 12 was disabled by lightning — the techniques of celestial navigation.<p>A glimmer of the old lore has returned to the Naval Academy.<p>Officials reinstated brief lessons in celestial navigation this …

Here’s every billion-dollar weather disaster in the U.S. since 1980 - Harvey could be the second most expensive

Hurricane Harvey (not included in totals)<p>August 2017<p>Est. cost<p>$80.0B<p>Hurricane Matthew<p>October 2016<p>Cost<p>$10.3B<p>Deaths<p>49<p>Hurricane Sandy<p>October 2012<p>Cost<p>$70.2B<p>Deaths<p>159<p>Hurricane Isaac<p>August 2012<p>Cost<p>$3.0B<p>Deaths<p>9<p>Tropical Storm Lee<p>September 2011<p>Cost<p>$2.8B<p>Deaths<p>21<p>Hurricane Irene<p>August …

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey 'in serious condition'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1199000/1199316_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529722377_25dba374e9487b499890a2ffdfd15651<p><b>A Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone last year is in a "serious condition" after being readmitted to an isolation unit in London.</b><p>NHS …

Disease

CSX moves crude oil through heart of Baltimore, documents show

CSX Transportation moves up to five trains, each carrying 1 million gallons or more of a kind of crude oil, through Baltimore weekly, according to …

‘Climate change a scapegoat, disasters in Turkey are man-made’

Barçın Yinanç - barcin.yinanc@hdn.com.tr<p>The main reason behind the deadly floods and landslides that have hit Turkey’s Black Sea region over the last …

Earth tremors are up in Mexico this year

The National Seismological Service says it has registered 6,455 earth tremors in Mexico so far this year, 920 of which exceeded four on the Richter …

New drug protects against the deadly effects of nuclear radiation 24 hours after exposure

And will be available to those in need at a price only the wealthy can afford.<p>And will be available to those in need at a price only the wealthy can …

San Francisco earthquake: Is the 'Big One' coming?

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake on the Hayward fault line has increased fears that the 'Big One' could come any day<p>When and where did the latest earthquake happen?<p>The Hayward fault line experienced a 4.0 magnitude earthquake at 6.49am (2.49pm BST), on August 18. The quake occurred in northern …

Photos show desolate, abandoned Six Flags New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina - SFGate

Nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, one landmark remains vacant as a testament to the city’s devastation following the storm.<p>Six Flags New Orleans has been abandoned since the 2005 hurricane made landfall: empty roller coasters and attractions fill the ghostly scene, which …

Futurism - Building the future together

You might "not be matched with any provider" if Uber thinks you’re in an "unusual" state.<p>June 8, 2018<p>It wasn't feasible before. But now, it might …

The Future

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Milwaukee

Thousands of people still without power after Brainerd-area storm

Thousands of residents and businesses in the Brainerd area are still without power days after a Sunday storm blew through the area and toppled trees …

How the plunging price of oil has set off a new global contest

HOUSTON — He’d spent years touting his vision that America would one day dominate one of the world’s most powerful markets. And when Harold Hamm, a pioneer in discovering vast reserves of shale oil under American soil, took the stage in front of several hundred oil luminaries, he never acknowledged …

The outbreak has required that farmers resort to fire-extinguisher foam to kill off infected flocks. Can commercial farms protect themselves, or is US chicken farming fundamentally unsustainable?<p>The avian flu outbreak that has more than doubled egg prices across the country has also led to the …

Agriculture

Death of health worker hailed as ‘heroic staff member’ brings total number of Ebola deaths in Sierra Leone to 3,947 as intermittent flare-ups continue<p>A nurse working for the charity International Medical Corps has died of Ebola in Sierra Leone.<p>The health worker, a Sierra Leonean national, worked at …

Disease

Terrorism, Ukraine and the American threat: the view from Russia

Former Russian spy chief Nikolai Patrushev, now head of the powerful security council that advises the president, believes his country is under threat – from terrorists, from colour revolutions and, particularly, from America. Ahead of a recent conference to discuss global instability, Patrushev …

Russia

Iran deal exacerbates Norway’s oil risks as supply set to swell

MIKAEL HOLTER<p>OSLO, Norway (Bloomberg) -- Norway’s oil industry, already struggling after crude prices collapsed last year, is being dealt another …

Red Cross responds to flooding in Solomon Islands as heavy rains deluge isolated communities

<b>Honiara – 10</b><b>th</b> <b>July, 2015</b>.After days of heavy rains in the Solomon Islands, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies …

Has The War In Ukraine Moved To A Second Front?

If Ukraine's east is a combustive mix of languages and loyalties, its west can be even trickier.<p>In Transcarpathia, many residents live within …

Barber Foods Recalls 1.7 Million Pounds of Salmonella Chicken

IPAA: Iran deal a disadvantage to America’s oil producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) President Barry Russell released the following statement Tuesday after the …

Sixty Britons killed after joining Isil fighters in Syria and Iraq

Exclusive: Dozens of British jihadis have been killed after travelling to Syria and Iraq to fight with Islamic State<p>MORE than 60 Britons have died while fighting for Islamic terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.<p>The figure, confirmed by government sources, is twice …

Extremism

Scientists: Sun's irregular 'heartbeat' could mean future freeze

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have made a discovery about the sun's "heartbeat" that they say indicates that Earth's Northern Hemisphere could experience a deep freeze in 15 years.<p>The sun has a "solar heartbeat," or cycle of activity, that produces energy that causes sunspots and solar flares. Scientists at …