Russia in secret plan to save Earth from asteroid: official
Russian scientists will soon meet in secret to work on a plan for saving Earth from a possible catastrophic collision with a giant asteroid in 26 years, the head of Russia's space agency said Wednesday.
Australia issues 'catastrophic' alerts as fires rage
Australia has issued "catastrophic" alerts after record-breaking temperatures and wild lightning storms sparked more than 100 fires across the country, officials said Saturday.
Catastrophic Darkness: How Life Survives an Asteroid Impact
A dinosaur-killing asteroid may have wiped out much of life on Earth 65 million years ago, but now scientists have discovered how smaller organisms might have survived in the darkness following such a catastrophic ...
Energetic bottleneck factors in catastrophic winter seabird losses
It's a terrible sight: hundreds of dead seabirds washed up on the seashore. These catastrophic events occur in the winter and are known as winter wrecks. No one knows why the birds perish, and it is almost impossible to study ...
UN warns of 'megadisasters' linked to climate change
The United Nations on Tuesday raised the prospect of "megadisasters" affecting millions of people in some of the world's biggest cities unless more is done to heed the threat of climate change.
Obama moves to curb road-building in forests
(AP) -- The Obama administration is ordering a one-year moratorium on most road-building and other development on about 50 million acres of remote national forests.
UN: Growth of slums boosting natural disaster risk
(AP) -- The rampant growth of urban slums around the world and weather extremes linked to climate change have sharply increased the risks from "megadisasters" such as devastating floods and cyclones, a U.N. ...
Space junk raises risks for Hubble repair mission
(AP) -- Space shuttle Atlantis is now in a rough orbital neighborhood - a place littered with thousands of pieces of space junk zipping around the Earth at nearly 20,000 mph. There are more pieces of shattered ...
Policies on organ donation after cardiac death vary considerably among children's hospitals
Although a large number of children's hospitals have developed or are developing policies regarding organ donation after cardiac death, there is considerable variation among policies, including the criteria for declaring ...
Ka-Boom!!! Retired mass-transit bus bombed to smithereens to test forensics camera
Ruggedized, self-contained cameras, similar in concept to the black box used in aircraft, would record video data that could be retrieved by investigators following a catastrophic incident.
Study Finds 'Pre-Existing Condition' Fueled Killer Cyclone
(PhysOrg.com) -- A "pre-existing condition" in the North Indian Ocean stoked the sudden intensification of last year's Tropical Cyclone Nargis just before its devastating landfall in Burma, according to a ...