Putting aside mind-blowing cost overruns, along with delays at a Chinese steel fabrication plant, engineers and scientists are following the equally mind-blowing construction feats in the eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge.
If successful, the process could prove instrumental in the vexing environmental challenge of dealing with landfill-hogging tires. In Europe alone, 325,000 tons of tires are buried in landfills each year.
Zotos International, Inc., of Geneva, N.Y., a company begun years ago as a maker of hair dyes, in July announced plans for a $7 million, 3.3 MW on-site wind power project, 30 percent of which is to be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
A new form of voter fraud was reported in the May 10 Philippine general elections: some qualified voters were paid to not vote.
Women who fear social or religious consequences of having sex outside of marriage are turning to “re-virgination” doctors and products to offer the illusion of virginity.
Women business owners are less optimistic about the economy than their male peers, and the young entrepreneurs of Gen Y seem to be downright upbeat compared to their senior generations.
One billion condoms may not be enough for South Africa’s World Cup matches in June. With 40,000 prostitutes from Africa and Eastern Europe said to be headed to the world’s biggest HIV/AIDS battleground, there are warnings of “a potential HIV time bomb.”
The biggest news on the football coaching front comes from Washington D.C., where Calvin Coolidge High School named Natalie Randolph as its new varsity coach—the only woman football coach in the U.S.
For the second straight year, the much-loved California Brown Pelican population is experiencing a mystifying die-off.
As of now, it is perfectly A-OK to pack loaded, concealed guns into most U.S. National Parks and Wildlife Refuges. Congress said so. President Obama concurred.