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  • Survey shows little confidence that world prepared for pandemic
    Survey shows little confidence that world prepared for pandemic
    There is a high concern for another global epidemic like Ebola, there is little confidence that we are prepared, according to the results of a new research survey "Preparing for the Next Outbreak." The survey of 4,000 people from France,...
  • 'Alone' recap: The potty talk is worse than the whining
    'Alone' recap: The potty talk is worse than the whining
    History Channel aired another episode of “Alone” on Thursday night. Viewers settled in for the hour reluctantly, assuming it would be more of the same: men whining in the wilderness. Surprisingly, the four remaining contestants in this...
  • The Hunted by Matt de la Peña
    'The Hunted' by Matt de la Peña: Sequel to survival story 'The Living'
    Matt de la Peña's "The Living," and its sequel, "The Hunted" are not just about survival, although the teens in the story must try to survive against horrific odds in both stories. It's much more than an adventure book ...
  • UCLA study offers new hope to prostate and pancreatic cancer patients
    UCLA study offers new hope to prostate and pancreatic cancer patients
    Researchers at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have found a new process that delivers a key substance that fuels the growth of pancreatic and prostate cancer cells. The findings could lead to not only new diagnostic methods but also new...
  • Mission Operations Control (MOC) gets proof of life message from probe
    New Horizons probe phones home after close encounter with Pluto
    According to NASA Mission Operations Control, The New Horizons space probe is sending back messages to Earth, confirming its survival after its recent close encounter with Pluto.From the initial report, it appears that the probe is in good health...
  • Near the North Pole
    Book review – In the Kingdom of Ice
    In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette, by Hampton Sides (Doubleday, 2014) is a detailed and haunting account of an expedition to the North Pole in 1879. At that time, the world was obsessed with the...
  • Texas woman survives on pond water
    Texas woman, 75, survives on pond water, soda for days until crash discovered
    A Texas woman is telling her survival story this week after a terrifying car crash that left her wondering if anyone would ever come across her vehicle, trapped down inside a wooded ravine and unable to be seen from the highway above. The elderly...
  • Into the Killing Seas by Michael P. Spradlin
    'Into the Killing Seas' by Michael P. Spradlin: Thrilling survival tale
    "Into the Killing Seas" by Michael P. Spradlin is a fiction story based on a real event which Spradlin discusses in the Afterword. It's about the USS Indianapolis, a naval cruiser that served as a flagship of the admiral of the...
  • Survival for ovarian cancer improving in the US
    Survival for ovarian cancer improving in the US
    According to UCLA Health System, ovarian cancer is the ninth most common form of cancer among women, and approximately 21,980 new cases of ovarian cancer occurred in the U.S. in 2014. A new study evaluated survival trends for the malignancy from...
  • Survival of extremely preterm infants varies between hospitals
    Survival of extremely preterm infants varies between hospitals
    In recent decades, significant progress has been made in the treatment available for premature infants. There is a limit below which survival is impossible; however, that limit has continued to inch downward. A new study has found that survival is...
  • Tunnels in Turkey
    Should preppers consider living underground?
    If you must.National Geographic reports the following: “Massive Underground City Found in Cappadocia Region of Turkey, Subterranean retreat may have sheltered thousands of people in times of trouble.”When disaster strikes, one needs a...
  • Halo Found Hope by Helo Matzelle
    Author Helo Matzelle Found Ray of Hope in Darkest of Circumstances
    Helo Matzelle thought her relationship with God was as good as it could get. As a busy stay-at-home mom and devoted wife, she would have described her life as beautiful. Then, one Friday afternoon in 2011, her life changed. In her new book, Halo...
  • Early season fly fishing: Cold water survival
    Early season fly fishing: Cold water survival
    Early season fly fishing is upon us and it's looking pretty cold. This morning's air temp, as read in my car while I drove along Owego Creek, was a bone-chilling 5 degrees. The creek itself had skim ice forming in the slack water areas,...
  • 'Kalahari' by Jessica Khoury: Young adult survival/ scifi story
    'Kalahari' by Jessica Khoury: Young adult survival/ scifi story
    Jessica Khoury stays true to her theme of evil corporate entity messing with nature in "Kalahari." Khoury, like several adult authors (Michael Crichton and Robin Cook, to name a couple), keeps to a consistent theme in her first three...
  • New study shows emperor penguins may survive climate change
    New study shows emperor penguins may survive climate change
    Emperor penguins, the iconic waddlers that can handle temperatures a low as negative 76 degrees Fahrenheit, may survive global climate change in the same place they survived the last ice age. This is the hopeful conclusion of research conducted by...
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