Moon’s Tug Doesn’t Cause Big Quakes

An analysis of more than 200 earthquakes over the past four centuries concludes there’s no connection between moon phases and big earthquakes. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com from Scientific American: Energy & Sustainability http://ift.tt/2BhfpTa

EPA will stay open all next week even if the government shuts down, Pruitt says

The Environmental Protection Agency’s operations will continue all through next week even if government funding expires at midnight, Administrator Scott Pruitt informed agency employees in a message Friday. “At this time EPA has sufficient resources to remain open for a limited amount of time in the event of a government shutdown,” he said in the…

Squirrel Sex Is Complicated

Only 35 Mount Graham squirrels remain in the wild, but five captive squirrels could hold the key to their long-term survival—if we can get them to breed — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com from Scientific American: Energy & Sustainability http://ift.tt/2DTpKb7