The Gulf of Mexico oil spill 2010, which reached the shoreline Friday, could be one of the worst environmental disasters in history. Thursday cleanup officials determined the oil spill leaking from the wellhead is five times worse than first thought. Following the explosion and sinking of an oil rig 50 miles off the Louisiana coast
Over the past few years, there has been a rising number of real-life comic book style superheroes. Real people are putting on costumes and going out to perform charitable works and try to fight crime. Costumed crusaders were the subject of “Superheroes,” a documentary that was shown at the Slamdance Film Festival. Caped crusaders break
Rube Goldberg has become one of the hottest topics on the web in a way that would make the late artist and inventor Rube Goldberg proud. Rube Goldberg became a sensation all the way back in the 1930s, creating complex machines using chain reactions to perform simple tasks. He’s a household name again, at least
Tarballs showed up at Key West beaches as a preview of coming attractions for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association said traces of the BP oil leak are starting to enter the Gulf of Mexico loop current, which could carry the oil spill to Florida in
She is known as “the secret millionaire who donated her fortune”, but during her life Grace Groner was just the wonderfully kind and older lady next door. Much of her adult life, this secret millionaire lived in a one-bedroom home and lived extremely frugally. When she died, she left her estate to her alma mater.
Wikileaks, the controversial news website founded by Julian Assange, released 92,000 classified documents containing sensitive information about the war in Afghanistan. In what is being called one of the biggest stories in recent years, Wikileaks gave the classified documents to the New York Times in the U.S., The Guardian in Britain and Der Spiegel in
The West Virginia mine explosion is one of the worst mining disasters in living memory, and a mine explosion such as the Montcoal mine explosion takes a lot of fast cash to clear up. Coal mining is a dangerous trade with a long and rich history in the U.S. and worldwide. Coal dust is volatile
In New Haven, Conn., a 26-year old man is being questioned about explosives. The New Haven Explosives, which have been erroneously called homemade bombs, were found Wednesday night. No charges have been filed, as the “homemade bombs” found may have actually been fireworks. Reports of smoke led to New Haven explosives called ‘homemade bombs’ On
A new drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico was issued Monday by the Obama administration. Last month a federal court judge, citing oil drilling jobs, overturned the first deep water drilling moratorium. Interior secretary Ken Salazar vowed to come back with another one courts would accept. The first deep water drilling moratorium singled out
A federal judge has overturned the Obama administration’s six-month deep water drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling issued Tuesday cited economic hardship as a result of the ban and said the government overreached by suspending all deep-water drilling operations either in progress or planned in the gulf. Oil companies hailed the ruling.
The Times Square bomb that failed to explode in New York Saturday night would have likely killed people if it had, according to the New York Police department. As law enforcement authorities look for a person of interest captured on video, the owner of the SUV packed with explosives has been tracked down. As the
Plane crash in Austin linked to suicide note The story of the Austin plane crash and Joe Stack is bizarre and sad. Though Joe Stack’s death is tragic, I am grateful that reports so far say all the office workers in the building he crashed into made it out alive. The Huffington Post reports Joe
In Florida this morning, a robber walked into Coral Gables Bank of America and took hostages. The Miami hostage situation may have started with a kidnapping earlier in the day, though investigations will be ongoing. At approximately 11:42 this morning, Coral Gables police confirmed that the last person was out of the bank and the
Palo Alto Plane Crash kills all aboard A small plane, a Cessna 310, descended out of the sky around 7:55 am in Palo Alto, California, slamming into a residence and bursting into flames. According to the Associated Press, all three aboard the small plane died in the crash, and all fires were extinguished quickly, with
The BP oil spill Pensacola had watched close in for days arrived on its white sandy beaches Friday. BP placed a cap over the gushing oil in an attempt to slow down the flow as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010 has fouled shorelines in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and now Florida. President
At the Dorothy Height funeral in Washington D.C. Thursday, President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy. Before he spoke at the service held in the Washington National Cathedral, he issued an executive order directing that the American flag fly at half staff on land and at sea worldwide. The Dorothy Height biography establishes her as the
Warnings of a super storm in California surged across the Internet Monday. A storm with the potential to dump 10 feet of rain and cause $300 billion in damage was discussed in a government press release published last Friday. But the California super storm was explained as merely a hypothetical scenario once the sensationalism subsided.