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Scientists Explain 'Scratch Marks' on Mars

Levitating dry ice causes deep gullies: scientists

(Newser) - No, a giant cat has not been clawing at the surface of Mars, though it might look like that. According to scientists, "scratch marks" or linear gullies on the Martian plains of Hellas Planitia were caused not by life forms but by dry ice—in fact, levitating dry ice.... More »

EPA Tells Cities to Stop Killing Rats With Dry Ice

'This is not necessarily one of those logical things'

(Newser) - Killing urban rats with dry ice is a cheap, effective, and non-toxic method of pest control, authorities say—but the Environmental Protection Agency wants it to stop. The EPA has informed authorities in cities including New York, Chicago, and Boston that the method is illegal under federal law because... More »

Urban Rats Have a Deadly New Enemy

3 major US cities are using dry ice to combat their rodent problems

(Newser) - Rats have a deadly new enemy, and and isn't cats with tiny knives strapped to their paws. USA Today reports three major US cities are combating their rodent problem with dry ice. It works like this: Pieces of dry ice are dropped into rat burrows in city parks, then... More »

2nd Suspect Arrested in LAX Dry Ice Explosions

Miguel Angel Iniguez, 41, held on $500K bond

(Newser) - Police have arrested a second airport employee in connection with several dry-ice bomb explosions at Los Angeles International Airport this week. Forty-one-year-old Miguel Angel Iniguez was reportedly arrested while he was working at the airport yesterday, and was booked on suspicion of possession of a destructive device near an aircraft.... More »

Baggage Handler Busted in LAX Dry Ice Bombings

Cops suspect worker was angered by labor dispute

(Newser) - A baggage handler has been arrested following a police investigation into two dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport. Dicarlo Bennett, a 28-year-old employee of ground handling company Servisair, was booked for possession of a destructive device near an aircraft and he is being held on $1 million bail.... More »

Things Get Weirder at LAX: More Dry Ice Bombs Found

One exploded last night

(Newser) - A dry ice bomb exploded at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday night—and yesterday, three similar bombs were found, including another one that exploded last night, the LA Times reports. The first bomb was placed in a restroom the public cannot access, and the devices found yesterday were also in... More »

Disneyland Vendor Arrested in Dry-Ice Blast at Park

22-year-old accused of setting off explosion in Toontown

(Newser) - Police have arrested one of Disneyland's own employees after yesterday's dry-ice explosion in the Toontown section of the park, reports the Los Angeles Times . Christian Barnes, a 22-year-old vendor who sold soda and water from a cart, is being held on $1 million bond. Police say he filled... More »

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