FROM Richard Allen
An Earthquake Early Warning System for California? All Californians know they're vulnerable to the Big One, but we're way behind Japan —even Mexico — in developing an alert system. But 30 scientists, working on a shoestring budget, are developing ShakeAlert at the US Geological Service, Cal Tech and the University of California, Berkeley. Richard Allen directs UC Berkeley's Seismological Laboratory.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.