Florida, Mississippi Declare a State of Emergency as Alberto Churns in the Gulf

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Idaho State University lost a dirty bomb’s worth of plutonium

Well this isn’t good. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the federal agency tasked with administering the nation’s supply of fissile materials, announced on Friday that Idaho State University may be subject to fine for losing a gram of weapons-grade plutonium. While the quarter-sized chunk of radioactive rock isn’t nearly enough to generate a mushroom-cloud, it is […]

A new law in Florida restricts local access to state beaches — but some say it infringes on their rights

Michael Spooneybarger/Reuters A new law passed in March in Florida curbs public access to private beaches. This has angered Floridians and certain members of the local government, many of whom believe that access to the beaches should be sacrosanct. Local officials are taking action to preserve public access before the Real Property Act — which […]

GEDmatch, a tiny DNA analysis firm, was key for Golden State Killer case

Enlarge / Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones speaks about the arrest of accused rapist and killer Joseph James DeAngelo during a news conference on April 25, 2018 in Sacramento, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) To get a leg up in the investigation in the cold case of the “Golden State Killer” (aka the “East Area Rapist”), […]

Turkish MPs approve extension of state of emergency for 3 months

The Turkish parliament approved on Wednesday the extension for another three months of the state of emergency, Reuters reported. It was declared after a failed military coup in July 2016. The move means Turkey will hold early June 24 parliamentary and presidential elections, announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier on Wednesday, under the state […]

This is the most disproportionately popular college major in each state

Merrimack College/Flickr Some college majors are more popular than others, and some are concentrated in specific US states. Careers site Zippia calculated the most disproportionately popular college major in each state. They include uncommon fields of study such as astrophysics, oceanography, and soil sciences. At universities around the United States, you’re sure to encounter students […]