Shaking 'swarm' fuels California's quake jitters

A "quake swarm" that has shaken southern California with hundreds of moderate temblors in quick succession is fueling jitters in the Golden State, long braced for the Big One.

New mileage standards would double fuel efficiency

The Obama administration has finalized regulations that will force automakers to nearly double the average gas mileage of all new cars and trucks they sell in America by 2025.

Widespread flight delays hit United Airlines

United Airlines passengers were stranded at airports around the United States for hours on Tuesday due to network outages that affected its airport and website operations.

Kepler finds first multi-planet system around a binary star

NASA's Kepler mission has found the first multi-planet solar system orbiting a binary star, characterized in large part by University of Texas at Austin astronomers using two telescopes at the university's McDonald Observatory ...

Male snails babysit for other dads

(Phys.org)—Pity the male of the marine whelk, Solenosteira macrospira. He does all the work of raising the young, from egg-laying to hatching—even though few of the baby snails are his own.

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