Liz Menolotto

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Missouri threatens return of gas chambers for death row inmates

The state of Missouri is threatening to resurrect the use of the gas chamber for executions, as an alternative to its dwindling supply of …

The Economic Cost of Hangovers

Excessive boozing costs the economy about $1.37 in lost productivity for each drink consumed.<p>Reuters<p>The Fourth of July is beer's annual breakout party, with weekly sales often surpassing $1 billion around Independence Day. So when the Fifth of July falls on a weekday like this year, employers are …

The Sochi Winter Olympics just got a lot more expensive—and dicey

Olympic officials are downplaying this week’s call to arms by a top Chechen rebel, who released a videotape urging Islamist militants to disrupt the upcoming Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Doku Umarov, leader of the Caucasus Emirate, told his broad coalition of Muslim fighters to …

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E.T., old chap? British astronomers launch SETI network to seek aliens

British astronomers have launched a new effort to boost the United Kingdom's search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI.<p>"At the moment, America's the place that does it. There's no other place that comes close. We want to become No. 2," Alan Penny, an astronomer at the University of St. …

China Beaches Are Green With Smelly 'Sea Lettuce' Algae Due To Record-Breaking Bloom

The bloom is the size of Connecticut and officials have already removed 19,800 tons of algae from beaches. This is the largest bloom since 2008, which covered 5,000 square miles. That year, the algae cost $30 million to clean up and according to a 2011 report, cost about $100 million in damages to …

Biofuel

Arizona's deadly Yarnell wildfire nears endgame

<b>An Arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters is 80% contained and officials are scaling back the number of crews tackling it.</b><p>Residents of Yarnell, where the blaze began, are expected to be allowed to return to their homes over the weekend.<p>The fire has destroyed more than 100 homes and razed 13 …

Landing on asteroids could cause a zero-gravity avalanche

Asteroids may not be as stable as scientists thought. A recent experiment shows that the force from a landing spacecraft might easily cause an avalanche or something resembling an extraterrestrial mudslide, as a result of shifts in the dust on the asteroid's granular surface.<p>The research is …

Jobs Keep Growing. How Soon Should The Fed Stop Helping?

The latest employment report is encouraging to many economists because the stronger job growth doesn't appear to be just a one-month blip. But some worry that it's so strong the Federal Reserve may pull back efforts to boost the economy.<p>The Labor Department's newest data released Friday shows the …

Georgia's 'open doors' policy begins to tighten

<b>When the leaders of Georgia's 2003 Rose revolution found themselves in charge, they inherited a country that was chaotic, corrupt and broke, writes journalist Maria Jose del Valle. Their answer was to shake up the whole system, but that also threw up some unexpected changes.</b><p>Determined to break with …

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E-cigarettes: Is a smoking alternative being choked by regulation?

<b>Dozens of countries are introducing legislation restricting the use of electronic cigarettes, but their proponents say they are harmless and their use could in fact save millions of lives. Could they be right?</b><p>A group of friends sits around a table in a pub in south London, exchanging stories and …

Public Health

Suspect arrested with Molotov cocktails had maps to Seattle colleges, police say

Prosecutors say the Nevada man arrested near the University of Washington campus with weapons and explosives also had anti-government propaganda and directions to three Seattle colleges.<p>Justin Miles Jasper, 21, is being held in King County, Wash., in lieu of $2 million bail, said the county's …