Science and Technology

Is Facebook Ruining Marriages?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently got married — but ironically, he may want to keep his new wife off the social media site he founded. A new survey shows divorce cases mentioning Facebook are on the rise.
Does Your Homeowners Insurance Cover Earthquakes?
Two relatively minor low magnitude earthquakes have struck the area between Nacogdoches and Center in the past two weeks.  Nobody was hurt, and no major property damage has been reported, but a number of businesses and homes have minor to serious structural or interior damage.
Now people in that area…
Forest Service Surveys Drought Destruction
The Texas Forest Service has estimated that last year's drought killed hundreds of millions of trees, but those are only educated guesses.  Now the agency is launching a more scientific survey that will provide a much more accurate picture of the destruction the drought left behind.
US Postal Service to Stop Shipping Electronics to Troops Overseas
In an announcement made earlier this month, the US Postal Service told customers that as of May 16, they will no longer ship electronics like iPads, Kindles, smartphones and other devices containing lithium batteries overseas.
This means that people who want to ship electronics to troops serving abro…
Are “Smart” Electricity Meters Really Smart?
A good many people don't think the new high tech "smart" electricity meters are as smart as their electric utility company says they are.  Some people want nothing to do with them, and are fighting efforts to replace the old meters with the new ones.

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