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Bullet-resistant blanket offers kids protection against school shootings

An Oklahoma company has developed a blanket to help protect children during school shootings. The Bodyguard Blanket offers temporary shelter from falling debris during natural disasters such as tornados, but it was designed to protect against gun violence. The blanket is made from the same bullet-resistant material used in military…

Here are the five biggest threats to human existence

By Anders Sandberg, University of Oxford In the daily hubbub of current “crises” facing humanity, we forget about the many generations we hope are yet to come. Not those who will live 200 years from now, but 1,000 or 10,000 years from now. I use the word “hope” because we…

‘Weather whiplash’ is a symptom of climate change: report

Frequent and intense weather events in the US cited in climate studies as series of natural disasters plague region America has some of the wildest weather on the planet, and it turns out those extremes – which run from heat waves and tornadoes to floods, hurricanes and droughts – carry…

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