Study: 1% chance of catastrophic eruption striking Japan in 100 years

° ° Asahi Shimbun ° The probability of a large volcanic eruption bringing catastrophic damage to Japan over the next 100 years is 1 percent, a Kobe University research team said. In a worst-case scenario, a huge eruption in the Kyushu region would emit pyroclastic flows … ° Yahoo News UK ° Wall Street Journal (blog)

PRTB report: Rent controls would make market worse

° ° Irish Independent ° Ailish O'Hora Twitter · Email. Published 23/10/2014 | 08:22. 0 Comments; Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email. THE introduction of rent control into the Irish market would make it worse and would lead to fewer properties being made available to tenants, … ° Irish Times ° ° ° °

Amazon Fire TV Now On Sale In UK For £79, Includes BBC iPlayer and Netflix

° ° Lifehacker UK ° The UK availability was announced at IFA last month, but Amazon's Full HD Fire TV has now gone on sale for £79. It competes with a bunch of streaming devices already on the market including Google Chromecast and Sky's Now TV – but it's squarely aimed … ° ° TechRadar UK

Smog returns to Beijing with pollution levels set to worsen by weekend

° ° South China Morning Post (subscription) ° A forecaster at Beijing's weather observatory said a southerly wind was bringing pollution from southwest Hebei province to Beijing and central Hebei, where windless conditions are preventing the pollutants from dispersing, the Beijing Morning Post … ° Aberdeen Press and Journal ° Xinhua ° Deadspin ° - °

Forget Ebola, Journey to Mars May Be More Lethal Death Sentence

° ° Science Times ° Since 2012, when Dutch nonprofit Mars One led by Bas Lansdorp announced plans for a permanent colony to be established on Mars, many have been questioning whether or not the company will be able to make good on its promise. But researchers at MIT … ° Sci-Tech Today ° The Mary Sue ° Pentiction Western News