Distinguishing earthquake foreshocks and aftershocks

Up to now, there was no way of predicting whether a powerful earthquake was likely to be followed by one of even greater magnitude. But the results of a study recently published in Nature by Laura Gulia and Stefan Wiemer ...

Internet privacy controls challenge tech industry

The federal government has put Google, Microsoft, Apple and other technology companies on notice: Give consumers a way prevent advertisers from tracking their movements across the Web - or face regulation.

Germany questions warning system after deadly floods

As Germany mourns more than 150 people who died in floods and begins a mammoth clean-up task, questions are mounting about whether the country's weather warning system failed to keep citizens safe.

Greece sizzles on hottest day of year

Greece sizzled Thursday as temperatures topped 43 degrees Celsius (109 Fahrenheit), the year's hottest, with authorities warning the public to stay indoors if possible.

Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal

Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled Thursday to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said.

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