Will terrorist attacks be the ‘new normal’ in U.S.?

NYC success shows U.S. not a safe island: The 29-year old Uzbek immigrant charged for Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York City was found to have thousands of ISIS-related photos and videos on his phone. Welcome to the new normal, experts at Read More …

Hundreds of Marine recruits get sick at boot camp

Recruits quarantined, dining facilities inspected: More than 300 recruits at the Marines’ boot camp in San Diego are suffering from diarrheal symptoms from an bacterial outbreak, officials disclosed on Tuesday. With most of the cases linked to Shiga toxin-causing E.coli bacteria, physicians Read More …

Report says some well water contains high levels of arsenic

Two million people may be exposed: More than 44 million people in the U.S. get their water from private domestic wells, which are largely unregulated. A new report estimates that about two million people who draw their water from these unregulated wells Read More …

Man’s best friend uses scent to identify pepper pest

Belgian Shepherd is this company’s worthy ally: Man’s best friend is proving to be a worthy ally in the fight against a tough greenhouse pest. Leamington, Ontario-based NatureFresh Farms is using a female Belgian Shepherd named Chili to help detect the presence of Read More …

Yes, we have no bananas

Is it the Bananapocalypse? In a hot, dry field near a place called Humpty Doo in Australia’s Northern Territory, scientists are racing to begin an experiment that could determine the future of the world’s most popular fruit, the lowly banana. Dodging the Read More …

Longer flowering season is…bad for bees?

There are fewer blooms for bees: Today in weird climate change news, it looks like a longer flowering season isn’t necessarily a better one. According to North Carolina State University scientists referencing 40 years’ worth of climate data, plants are producing Read More …

Will wine prices soar?

In California, fires devastate wine industry: The deadly firestorms raging across California’s wine country have burned hotels, small lodges, winery buildings and even some vineyards, officials in the region said. But the worst damage is likely to be to the residents who Read More …

Infernos scorch vast swaths of land in wine country

Massive wildfires burned out of control in the wine country of California’s Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people and shutting down major roadways as firefighters sought to Read More …

ISIS still inspiring followers via social media

In today’s world, loss of territory isn’t the end of terrorist groups: Just because ISIS has lost territory doesn’t mean the terrorist organization is gone. Two incidents this weekend (a car and knife attack in Canada and another knife attack in Read More …

Sonic Drive-ins may have suffered data breach

Millions of cards could be affected: Sonic Drive-In, a fast food restaurant chain with more than 3,500 locations across the United States, has apparently suffered a data breach that may have resulted in the theft of millions of payment cards. The company Read More …