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Despite warnings by officials in Indonesia of a possible eruption soon by Mount Kelud, thousands of people living within the six-mile danger zone of the volcano are staying put.
The imminent eruption warning was issued on Tuesday following weeks of monitoring tremors and temperatures in the southeast Asia volcano.
Some villagers had evacuated at first, but are returning to their homes complaining that there isn’t enough food at the emergency shelters that were set up to handle the evacuees.
The warning is calling for people to stay at least six miles away from Mt. Kelud. It last erupted in 1990, with about a dozen people perishing. An eruption in 1919 killed about 5,000 people.
Volcano experts credit modern warning systems for helping keep the death tolls much lower, as long as people living in the affected area evacuate. Historians say that an eruption at the same volcano in the 16th century took an estimated 10,000 lives.
A fashion student at Cornell University has designed a line of clothing which actually kills germs on contact. The cotton clothing is coated with silver nanoparticles that deactivate bacteria and viruses. The hoods are lined with other nanoparticles that break down air pollutants.
And they look sharp, too!
Check out this article (and its pictures) about a village of supposedly uncontacted natives in Peru.
It's difficult to imagine that there could still be groups of people out there who haven't come in contact with the modern world, whether through choice or fortune. I'll take the article's word for it though.
The body of a 15-year old boy discovered by utility workers in Washington DC two years ago has been identified by scientists at the Smithsonian.
William Taylor White died in 1852 and was buried in Columbia College cemetery, and the coffin was probably left behind by mistake when the cemetery was moved. (Moving a cemetery would be interesting/horrifying/nightmare inducing/challenging.)
The body can now be placed in a properly marked grave.
Beta Gel is a soft silicone gel that absorbs impact shocks so well that an egg dropped onto a thin piece of it from 72 feet did not break. Click here to see video.
Check it out here.
A tiny Mel Gibson has been dispatched to the scene. Or maybe it was the normal Mel Gibson. I didn't read the article that carefully.