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  • Maker of GPS device sued in yacht race crash that left 4 sailors dead

    Maker of GPS device sued in yacht race crash that left 4 sailors dead
    Relatives of one of the sailors killed when their boat ran aground during the annual Newport-to-Ensenada yacht race have filed suit against the manufacturer and distributor of the GPS device that was installed in the vessel.
  • 'Age of Radiance' adds depth and drama to the nuclear age

    'Age of Radiance' adds depth and drama to the nuclear age
    Early in his new history of humanity's embrace of nuclear energy and radiation, Craig Nelson writes about the impoverished 19-year-old Manya Sklowdowska and her lover, Casimir Zorawski, the eldest child in a wealthy Polish farming family for whom she...

    Oklahoma Fox station accidentally cuts evolution scene from 'Cosmos'

    Oklahoma Fox station accidentally cuts evolution scene from 'Cosmos'
    On Sunday night, the premiere of the science documentary series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on the Oklahoma City Fox affiliate KOKH was briefly interrupted by a local news promo. These things happen all the time on TV. Big deal, right?  Well, it...

    Nuclear plant safety improves despite lapses, watchdog group says

    Nuclear plant safety improves despite lapses, watchdog group says
    U.S. commercial nuclear power plants had 10 serious incidents in 2013 that could have resulted in damage to nuclear reactors, but the industry's overall safety record improved, the Union of Concerned Scientists said Friday. The Washington-based watchdog...

    Blast that killed 4 Marines probably caused by grenade, report says

    Blast that killed 4 Marines probably caused by grenade, report says
    CAMP PENDLETON — The explosion that killed four enlisted Marines during a Nov. 13 training exercise was probably caused when a grenade round was accidentally "dropped, kicked or bumped," according to an investigation report released Thursday....