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Live weather radar

Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

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FDA asks hospitals to report safety glitches in digital health systems

Concern over safety risks posed by health information technology has led the Food and Drug Administration to step up scrutiny of the products, including digital medical records systems on which the government plans to spend billions of dollars in coming years.... Read more»

'Bond, James Bond'

Dude, you gotta get a jetpack

When James Bond escapes via jetpack in 1965's "Thunderball," we all wondered how soon we could have our own jetpack. Well, the time has come. ... Read more»

F-35

Heads up for Friday fighter jet basing meeting

A Friday meeting will be the final opportunity to have the Air Force respond in writing to questions on basing the new F-35 at TIA.... Read more»1

DNA deception

Infant blood in Texas given to feds without parental OK

When Texas health officials were sued last year for storing infant blood samples without consent, they said it was for medical research. They never said they were turning over samples to the federal government to help build a vast DNA database. ... Read more»1

Chilean earthquake

Quake shifted Earth's axis, shortened our day, NASA says

The Feb. 27 earthquake that shook Chile and killed 700 was so powerful it actually shifted the earth's axis and shortened our days.... Read more»2

Border & immigration

Gaps in 'virtual' border fence project raise questions

A multibillion dollar project to create a virtual fence along the U.S.-Mexico border has suffered budget setbacks and system glitches, pushing the projected completion date back three years and sparking concern among law enforcement officials.... Read more»

Slate: Feds killed 10,000 by poisoning alcohol during Prohibition

A federal program to curb illegal drinking during Prohibition may have killed as many as 10,000 people. The federal government was so frustrated that people continued to drink during Prohibition, that it poisoned ingredients it knew would be used by bootleggers, reports Slate.com's Deborah Blum.... Read more»

Opinion

Small foreign news staffs threaten US democracy

The CBS London bureau now stands half empty, and the dwindling band of survivors wonder who will go next. Now ABC News has announced much deeper cuts. The Baltimore Sun now has only a skeleton staff. You would be silly to spend money buying a copy. You could read it in 10 minutes. ... Read more»

Comic: Pharmacology

Just say no to drugs (except on 1st & 10)

The NFL is in favor of performance enhancing drugs. Sort of.... Read more»

Chilean earthquake

Tsunami: Pacific nations wait, and exhale

TOKYO, Japan – Dozens of countries in the Pacific region spent an anxious 24 hours bracing for massive waves after Saturday’s magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile sent a tsunami coursing halfway around the world.... Read more»5

Health care & religion

Catholic directive may thwart end-of-life wishes

A woman in Oklahoma suffered a massive stroke and although she had a directive specifying no artificial hydration or nutrition if she weren’t going to recover, her nephew insisted the local bishop’s directive on feeding tubes required the Catholic hospital to install one. ... Read more»

Hungarian solar car splits into 2 smaller cars

Although Hungary is not particularly known for its automotive innovations - remember the Yugo - one company has created a solar-electric car that can split into two smaller cars. ... Read more»

Silicon Sweatshops: Another black eye for Apple supplier

A Taiwanese manufacturer that makes LCD screens and components for tech giants like Apple confirmed Thursday that more of its workers in China were sickened by chemical exposure than it previously reported.... Read more»

Nazi nuclear program

Uranium discovered in Netherlands belonged to Nazis

Forensic nuclear scientists have determined that bits of uranium found last year in a Dutch scrapyard came from a Nazi nuclear program... Read more»

Comic: Neocon cyborg

Dick Cheney's heart & the butterfly effect

With former Vice-President Dick Cheney in the hospital after his fifth (!) heart attack, the ramifications are far-reaching... Read more»

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