early field testing showed that recipients of a new malaria vaccine had a six-fold increase in malarial antibodies, which is apparently a good thing. did you know that malaria is a leading cause of death in Africa, killing over 1 million people each year?
new blackest material ever made has reflectance of .16%. on a scale of 1-10 it is really, truly, quite black. they claim they'll use it to make more efficient solar panels by absorbing more light, but i'd bet that the first application was actually on one of the researcher's leather jackets.
specific parts of california will flood badly at some point. this is expected and everybody has been warned. so, if you live there, buy insurance and keep a raft in the attic. and when there eventually is a flood, i don't even want to hear about it. and you definitely shouldn't expect any help from the government or any of my money to pay to have your house fixed.