Environment
  • A powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and a wide swath of Central America on Wednesday, collapsing some houses, blocking highways and causing panic and at least one death from a heart attack.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 10:30 AM EST
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  • A steam blast at France's oldest nuclear plant Wednesday left two workers with slight finger burns and revived calls to reduce this country's heavy reliance on nuclear power.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
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  • The risk of getting diseases such as West nile virus and hantavirus is small. With the right precautions, you can still enjoy spending time outdoors.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
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  • Spacewalking astronauts armed with brushes and other homemade tools attempted to install a critical power-switching box at the International Space Station on Wednesday and revive electrical systems.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 8:00 AM EST
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  • NASA's Dawn spacecraft was set to cruise toward the most massive space rock in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter — a voyage that will take nearly three years.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 8:00 AM EST
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  • Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is ready to leave our solar system, the first time a manmade object will have escaped to the other side.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 7:00 AM EST
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