The Entergy Corporation recently announced it would soon close two aging nuclear power plants in the northeast US. At the same time, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted the company a new license to operate a Tennessee reactor that some experts consider one of the least safe in the nation. What does this portend for nuclear energy in the US?
Japanese researchers say they've found a species of algae that could help decontaminate radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. But they say the plant's owners don't seem very interested in the idea.
For the first time ever, one state has provided four of the 16 teams still alive in the men's NCAA basketball tournament. But beyond Ohio, the Midwest United States is home to the majority of the still playing teams.
Research from the U.S. Forest Service found that in 19 of 20 U.S. cities surveyed, urban trees are on the decline. The vital piece of urban infrastructure are declining an average of three percent per year.
A third person has stepped forward to accuse long-time Syracuse basketball assistant Bernie Fine, center, of sexual assault, leading the school to fire him. Also on Sunday, ESPN released audio of his wife seeming to acknowledge she knew of her husband molesting young boys.
Archimedes figures in today's Geo Quiz: The early Greek mathematician and inventor was born in a seaport city on the island of Sicily. We're looking for this city, where Archimedes came up with his many inventions and scientific ideas.
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