Fukushima nuclear plant out of space for radioactive water
Aug09

Fukushima nuclear plant out of space for radioactive water

The utility company operating Fukushima’s tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant says it will run out of space to store massive amounts of contaminated water in three years, adding pressure on the government and the public to reach a consensus on what to do with it. Three reactors at the plant suffered meltdowns in a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan. The plant has more than 1 million tons of...

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These frogs are surviving rising temperatures for now, but they have a limit
Aug09

These frogs are surviving rising temperatures for now, but they have a limit

This is an Inside Science story. (Inside Science) — Human body temperature typically hovers close to 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. But for many amphibians, including poison frogs, their bodies don’t have the ability to maintain a constant temperature. Instead, they depend on their surroundings to regulate their body heat. That makes them more susceptible to climate change and deforestation. According to new research published today...

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Asteroid whizzing by Earth this weekend won’t come close to impact, experts say
Aug09

Asteroid whizzing by Earth this weekend won’t come close to impact, experts say

Residents of planet Earth fret not — a 1,000-foot asteroid whizzing by our precious planet this weekend won’t even come close to making impact. In fact, while asteroid 2006 QQ23 is considered to be a “potentially hazardous asteroid,” its passage will be about 5 million miles away from Earth, “just barely into the zone that we start to keep closer track of these objects,” NASA Planetary Defense...

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Huawei unveils phone system that could replace Android
Aug09

Huawei unveils phone system that could replace Android

Huawei has unveiled its own operating system for smartphones that it says can replace Android if U.S. sanctions on the Chinese tech giant cut off access to the Google system. Huawei Technologies Ltd., the No. 2 global smartphone brand, says the first handset using the HarmonyOS system will be released Saturday under its Honor brand. The head of Huawei’s consumer unit, Richard Yu, said Friday the company wants to use Android but...

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