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Danielle Nelson’s best monitor for the emissions billowing out of the oil refineries and chemical plants surrounding her home: The heaving chest of her 9-year-old asthmatic son. On some nights, the boy’s chest shudders as he fights for breath in his sleep. Nelson suspects the towering plants and refineries are to blame, rising like a …

New road technology could repair potholes on the spot which would help underfunded councils fix damage to their roads. The experts say old methods were often costly as damaged roads had to be completely ripped up before fresh asphalt could be fitted. New technology could help local councils save money as the tools can recycle …

The Nashville Fire Department is responding to approximately 40 structure collapses around the city, a tweet from the agency said. Police in Mt. Juliet, a suburb 20 miles east of Nashville, are searching for injured people. “There are multiple homes damaged and multiple injuries. We have requested mutual aid from allied agencies. We continue to …

We all recognize them: Lincoln standing for a portrait, Lenin addressing Russian soldiers, a woman crouched beside a student’s body on the ground at Kent State University in 1970. But did you know those canonized points-in-time were altered?  Photo manipulation has been around for almost as long as the technology itself, a practice reserved for …

Burglary charges are expected to be filed today against a 61-year-old man accused of breaking into a family’s home near Desert Hot Springs, cooking the family’s food and then taking off his pants. Deputies on Tuesday arrived about 7:30 a.m. to a burglary-in-progress call at a home in the 16000 block of Via Corto East …

Image copyright Thinkstock US researchers have warned that the availability of sex robots with artificial intelligence (AI) poses a growing psychological and moral threat to individuals and society. They say the technology is escaping oversight because agencies are too embarrassed to investigate it. The scientists want action to prevent the unregulated use of such robots. …

A serious water main break in flooded a street in Chelsea early Saturday, leaving buildings damaged and residents without running water. The break occurred on Sagamore Avenue around 8:30 a.m., according to Chelsea police. It created a river-like flood that moved rapidly down the street. “I thought it was raining. The firemen open the door …

Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered a unique pattern of DNA damage that arises in brain cells derived from individuals with a macrocephalic form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The observation helps explain what might go awry in the brain during cell division and development to cause the disorder.“Division, or replication, is one …

Crews are assessing the damage after a water main broke in a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood, city officials say. According to Fort Lauderdale officials, a contractor doing work in the intersection of Northeast 4th Street and Northeast 7th Avenue, within the Victoria Park neighborhood, struck a 12-inch water main. The intersection will stay closed as crews …

Image copyright Katie Joy Image caption The detection system took a beating as it bounced across the hard, rough ice UK scientists’ bid to find a hidden population of iron meteorites in the Antarctic has been beaten into submission. The University of Manchester team had developed a detection system it hoped would reveal the metal …