Tuesday's science stories


Hispanic Heritage Month: Gracias, México, for color TVs

Diagram from the patent granted Guillermo González Camarena for his chromoscopic adapter, which allowed TV cameras to capture color.
The patent diagram (left) from Guillermo González Camarena's chromoscopic adapter, and he and the engineer (right inspecting TV equipment around 1955 in Mexico City. Photos: U.S. Patent Office and Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia de México
Yacob Reyes
Updated Sep 20, 2021 - Science

Thousands flee after volcano erupts on Spain's La Palma

A river of lava approaches houses as Mount Cumbre Vieja erupts in El Paso, spewing out columns of smoke, ash and lava
A river of lava approaches houses as Mount Cumbre Vieja erupts, spewing out columns of smoke, ash and lava on the Canary island of La Palma on Sept. 19. Photo: Desiree Martin/AFP via Getty Images

White House aims to protect workers from extreme heat

Pear pickers pose during a heat wave in the Pacific Northwest.
Two pear pickers in Hood River, Ore. on Aug. 13. Photo: Michael Hanson/AFP via Getty Images