Science/Environment

Does Illinois earthquake portend coming of Blago, or Mothra?

A 3.8 register Illinois earthquake woke the people of Chicagoland at 4 a.m. this morning. This doesn't happen to them every day, apparently.

College Study Attempts to Link Payday Loans and Violence

Is the location of payday loan stores in at-risk communities in Seattle the sole logical cause of violent crime there? It's simply illogical. READ THE STORY HERE!
Is this person singing the inner city blues over payday loans? Don't bet that it's that simple. (Photo: flickr.com)

Great Pacific Garbage Patch | We Headed For Space Yet?

If you wonder where the plastic goes that hits the sewers, wonder no longer. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a serious problem that science is studying...

Is Applying For A Payday Loan Through A Direct Lender The Best Option?

Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.
Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.

X Prize for new oil spill cleanup technology worth $1 million

The X Prize Foundation will award $1 million to the innovator who creates the winning new technology for the Oil Cleanup X Challenge-READ ON
An oil skimming vehicle in action on a polluted beach

200 cows dead in Wisconsin – viruses suspected

In yet another mass animal die-off, over 200 dairy cows were found dead in Wisconsin. No dangerous disease or conspiracy is suspected.
Dairy Cow

Fahrenheit to Celsius temperature conversion merges in cold snap

Fahrenheit to Celsius conversion became necessary in the 1960s after most of the world converted to Celsius as the U.S. stuck with Fahrenheit.
temperature conversion

How Can Installment Loans Help Protect Your Credit Rating?

There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.
There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.

Cost of Cyclone Yasi to Australia will be in the billions

Cyclone Yasi has devastated the state of Queensland in Australia. The cost of the cyclone is expected to be more than $2 billion in total.
Cyclone Yasi

Graphene | Flexible Like Plastic, Harder Than Diamond

Graphene is stronger than diamond, yet light and flexible. Once perfected, it should be cheaper than other materials used in cars, computers, cell phones...

A brief history of British Petroleum

Since British Petroleum is implicated in flooding the Gulf of Mexico with oil, some may wonder just what the history of BP is. READ MORE...
Buncefield Fuel Fire of 2005

Do Not Fall Behind On Your Bills - See How Short Term Loans Can Help Prevent Late Fees and Penalties.

Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.
Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.

The world is almost out of helium – be very afraid

The world is almost out of helium, and it will take billions of years to make more. Why is this a big deal? READ ON, and stop wasting…
A bunch of mylar helium balloons shaped like popular children's characters like Sponge Bob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer.

Flying snakes attract the attention of DARPA

Flying snakes in southeast Asia that can change direction in mid-air have DARPA very interested in studying possible military application...
File photo of the chrysopelea ornata, or ornate flying snake.

Federal agencies question clean energy bonds for homeowners

The Federal Housing Finance Agency questions another federal program, PACE loans, which finance projects to make homes more energy efficient.
Solar Panels

How To Get A Cash Advance Even With Bad Credit and Bankruptcy On Your Record

Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.
Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.

Bloom Energy Hopes to Get Businesses off the Grid

Bloom Energy has launched a new solid-oxide fuel-cell energy server that can generate enough power for one small office building or 100 average U.S. homes...

Geminids meteor shower tonight said to be the best of the year

The Geminids meteor shower peaks in the predawn hours Tuesday morning, and up to 120 meteors per hour may be seen until early Wednesday...
Geminids meteor shower, from asteroid phaethon

Shark attacks worldwide in 2010 rose to highest level since 1980

Shark attacks increased 25 percent worldwide, but the recession and BP oil spill may account for a reduction of shark attacks in Florida ...
shark attacks worldwide

Keep Your Debt to Credit Ratio Down By Using Personal Loans Instead of Credit Cards

The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.
The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.

Lyssianasid amphipod forces scientists to rethink definitions

NASA recently discovered a lyssianasid amphipod under the Antarctic ice. What is a lyssianasid amphipod, and what does this discovery mean?
Amphipod in a biosphere

Earth Hour: Because change is hard

Earth Hour will be observed Saturday, March 27, 2010, at 8:30 p.m. local time. Switch off the lights and think about riding a bicycle...