Historic Flood Disaster Unfolding in South Carolina After Two Feet of Rain Reported

An intense and historic flood disaster—unrelated to Hurricane Joaquin, but influenced by it—continues to unfold across the Carolinas this afternoon, with South Carolina taking the brunt of the tropical deluge. Some communities near Charleston have recorded more than two feet of rain in the past three days. »10/05/15 12:41pm2 minutes ago

This is What Radiation from a Chunk of Uranium Looks Like

Radiation tends to strike fear in the hearts of the general populace, particularly the ionizing variety produced by X-rays and radioactive elements. But most have no idea what actual radiation looks like. Now a French organization called CloudyLabs has found a way to let us see the process in action using a simple… »10/05/15 12:20pm23 minutes ago

Snooze Emails Until Just the Right Time With Inbox By Gmail

Don’t forget about Inbox, the Gmail spin-off that tries to manage most of your messages automatically. It may not have the traction of Google’s primary email client just yet, but it’s still getting new features on a regular basis—including the ability to snooze specific emails until a delivery or event date mentioned… »10/05/15 9:40amToday 9:40am

This Startup Wants To Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones

Deforestation downs 10 billion trees around the globe annually. Replanting trees by hand is slow, expensive, and barely puts a dent in reversing the damage. But one startup wants to use drones that can reforest our increasingly tree-strapped Earth, on a big enough scale to replace slow and expensive hired humans. »10/05/15 9:30amToday 9:30am