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New research: Calif. quake scientists detail impact of 'Big One'
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The "Big One," as earthquake scientists imagine it in a detailed, first-of-its-kind script, unzips California's mighty San Andreas Fault north of the Mexican border. In less than two minutes, Los Angeles and its sprawling suburbs are shaking like a bowl of jelly. The jolt from the 7.8-magnitude temblor lasts for three minutes - 15 ti....(more) (added: May 21, 2008 at 04:46 pm)

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Surfer's monster ride puts big-wave spotlight on Europe
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When it comes to monstrous surf, Europe doesn't get much respect among surfers who ride big waves for a living. But that could soon change thanks to Benjamin Sanchis' recent taming of a bona fide monster beyond the Basque Country south of Hossegor, France. The ride (see video), at a break called Belharra, has made Sanchis a leading contende....(more) (added: Feb 19, 2011 at 10:24 am)

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U.S. says MetLife too-big-to-fail lawsuit should be dismissed
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MetLife had in January became the first nonbank to challenge a decision by the Financial Stability Oversight Council, a panel led by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, that it qualified as a systemically important financial institution. Companies with the designation are subjected to Federal Reserve oversight, and could face tighter capital and liquidit....(more) (added: May 11, 2015 at 08:42 pm)

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Big-cat experts say tiger unlikely to be provoked by waving, yelling
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Yelling and waving hands at a tiger likely wouldn't be enough to provoke it to attack, and even throwing rocks wouldn't necessarily cause the cat to leave its home and track down its taunter, according to two experts. What might fuel a tiger to jump 12 1/2 feet to get outside its pen? "Hitting it in the face, or poking any animal rep....(more) (added: Jan 19, 2008 at 04:04 pm)

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New California rules target big-rig pollution
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California's Air Resources Board on Friday released long-awaited draft rules to clean up big-rig pollution that can aggravate asthma, cancer and heart disease. The statewide rules, which are scheduled to take effect in 2010, would apply to more than 1 million heavy-duty diesel trucks, many of which transport merchandise from the ports of L.A. ....(more) (added: Oct 24, 2008 at 11:46 pm)

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Exercise during pregnancy lowers risk of C-section, too-big baby
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Birthing a normal-sized baby naturally is more likely to occur for women who exercise during their pregnancies, according to a new study. "We found that women who exercised had a 31 percent reduction in the risk of having a large baby without changing the risk of having a small baby or an earlier baby," says lead researcher Margie Davenpo....(more) (added: May 13, 2015 at 10:42 am)

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Hints of 'time before Big Bang'
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A team of physicists has claimed that our view of the early Universe may contain the signature of a time before the Big Bang. The discovery comes from studying the cosmic microwave background (CMB), light emitted when the Universe was just 400,000 years old. Their model may help explain why we experience time moving in a straight line from yester....(more) (added: Jun 10, 2008 at 08:10 am)












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