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Computers Goofed by 6,000 Miles on Quake

Russian quake mistaken for California tremor

(Newser) - A huge earthquake under the ocean in one of the most remote parts of the planet was erroneously detected by US computers yesterday as tremors in California and Idaho, reports the Los Angeles Times. The US Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center corrected the error within minutes, but the goof-up... More »

New Fungus Linked to Bat Die-Offs

Scientists probe mass deaths in caves

(Newser) - Scientists have identified a new fungus that might be responsible for the mass deaths of bats in the Northeast. If the findings are borne out, they could help researchers understand and eventually stop the contagion—dubbed white-nose syndrome—that has wiped out entire colonies in their caves, the Los Angeles ... More »

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