Heralding him as the “Columbus of the Digital Age,” faculty at a German university have voted to award NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden an honorary doctorate. The decision was reached Wednesday by the faculty of arts at the nearly 600-year-old University of Rostock.
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant. The recent earthquake swarm, beginning on March 24 and climaxed by a 4.9 magnitude tremor on Saturday, has produced no reports of injuries or severe damage but has rattled nerves in a region where Idaho's most powerful known quake, measured at 6.9, killed two children in 1983. Saturday's earthquake was the strongest recorded in the state since 2005 and was followed on Monday by a magnitude 4.4 event that struck 10 miles north of the small ranching community of Challis, Idaho, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The likelihood of a severe earthquake coming on the heels of the recent swarm is low, but much is perplexing about the series of tremors, said Bill Phillips, a geologist with the Idaho Geological Survey at the University of Idaho.
A month ago long time investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS amid rumors that she had grown frustrated with the network stifling her investigation. Thursday night on Bill O' Reilly's Fox News program she confirmed those rumors.
Ende 2015 ist wohl Schluss mit Roaming-Gebühren in der EU. Das Europaparlament hat beschlossen, die Zusatzkosten für Handy-Nutzung im Ausland zu verbieten. Außerdem schrieb das Parlament die Netzneutralität fest - eine überraschend klare Niederlage für die Telekom-Konzerne.
Die Staatsanwaltschaft Verden ist auf einen Datensatz von 18 Millionen E-Mail-Adressen samt Passwörtern gestoßen. Betroffen sind alle großen deutschen Provider. Manche Konten werden offenbar aktuell missbraucht.
A snowstorm of record-breaking proportions is predicted to mess up the Friday morning commute in the Twin Cities. Forecasters say a mix of precipitation is expected to turn over to heavy snow after midnight Thursday and leave as much as a foot of snow in the Twin Cities by midmorning.
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Magma levels are slowly rebuilding inside Mount St. Helens, a volcano in Washington state that erupted in 1980 and killed 57 people, although there was no sign of an impending eruption, U.S. scientists said. "The magma reservoir beneath Mount St. Helens has been slowly re-pressurizing since 2008," the U.S. Geological Survey said in a statement on Wednesday. "It is likely that re-pressurization is caused by (the) arrival of a small amount of additional magma 4 to 8 km (2.5 to 5 miles) beneath the surface." The USGS said this is to be expected with an active volcano and does not indicate "the volcano is likely to erupt anytime soon." The USGS, and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at University of Washington, closely monitor ground deformation and seismicity at the volcano.
Detroit snow record: A spring storm broke Detroit's 133-year-old record for snowfall totals: This winter, Detroit got 94.8 inches of snow, topping the previous record from 1880-1881 by more than an inch.
Zuerst war es eine Forderung der Opposition, doch jetzt zeigen sich auch Union und SPD aufgeschlossen: Der neue NSA-Untersuchungsausschuss will Whistleblower Edward Snowden als Zeugen nach Deutschland laden.