Geiger Counters Unlikely to Detect Radiation in Food, Water

Geiger counters are probably ineffective for consumers in detecting hazardous levels of radiation in food and water at home, scientists, professors and device makers said. Large samples should be tested in laboratory-like settings to obtain results, said Joseph Rotunda, who heads the radiation measurement division at toolmaker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Determining whether food, water […]

California gun sales jump; gun injuries, deaths fall Read more here

Gun deaths and injuries have dropped sharply in California, even as the number of guns sold in the state has risen, according to new state data. Dealers sold 600,000 guns in California last year, up from 350,000 in 2002, according to records of sale tallied by the California Attorney General’s office. During that same period, […]

Facebook tells employers: Hands off our users’ passwords

Facebook has now weighed in on the brewing controversy of employers requiring applicants to hand over their log-in information. Their reply: Hands off. Erin Egan, the company’s chief privacy officer, posted a note Friday on Facebook explicitly stating the company’s position:”As a user, you shouldn’t be forced to share your private information and communications just […]

Florida judge rules red light cameras unconstitutional

A man from Pasco County, Fla., who got nabbed by a traffic camera to catch red light runners believes the camera was wrong — both in snapping his license plate and constitutionally. On the constitutional front, Thomas Filippone now has a county judge’s ruling to back him up. The Tampa Bay Tribune reports that Filippone […]

What’s Hiding Behind the Buzzwords in Job Ads? How to navigate in the New World order

Or perhaps, confusing jargon suggests that the company has an ill-defined mission or strategy. “Most people have no idea what the development plans really are; they don’t know where they’re going,” says Fleming. With that in mind, we’ve asked Fleming, Ullrich and other career experts to help us decode the most commonly used jargon in […]

Mayan Light Beam Photo: Message from Gods, or iPhone Glitch?

When Hector Siliezar visited the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza with his wife and kids in 2009, he snapped three iPhone photos of El Castillo, a pyramid that once served as a sacred temple to the Mayan god Kukulkan. A thunderstorm was brewing near the temple, and Siliezar was trying to capture lightning crackling […]

Arizona man arrested after rescuing and adopting drowning raccoon

When 57-year-old Stan Morris saw a raccoon drowning in the Colorado River, he decided to put his own health at risk by saving the struggling animal. Seven months later, the good-hearted deed landed Morris in jail. Before his arrest, Morris and the raccoon he affectionately named “Sonny,” had developed quite a bond, according to the […]

The Afghanistan Report the Pentagon Doesn’t Want You to Read

ShareThis The Afghanistan Report the Pentagon Doesn’t Want You to Read By Michael Hastings 10 Feb 2012 [Lt. Colonel Daniel] Davis last month submitted the unclassified report – titled “Dereliction of Duty II: Senior Military Leader’s Loss of Integrity Wounds Afghan War Effort” – for an internal Army review. Such a report could then be […]

Ron Paul Secretly Won the Caucuses

They all laughed at Ron Paul. They all laughed when he took a stage in Minnesota, having come in a solid second place, and reminded the faithful of a “little thing called delegates!” They were serious about it. Paul’s people believe that they understand the delegate process, and that the media does not. There is […]

Utah Bill aims to ban DUI checkpoints

Supporters of the bill, sponsored by David Butterfield, R-Logan, say that DUI checkpoints aren’t as productive as other methods of DUI enforcement and violate civil rights. “We say that citizens have a right against unreasonable searches,” said Butterfield. “The Utah Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court have both held that they are constitutional […]