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Bad summer for Wisconsin mosquitoes blamed on mild winter

Bad summer for Wisconsin mosquitoes blamed on mild winter

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Biologists say this is a particularly bad summer for mosquitoes in Wisconsin because many of the insects survived the mild winter. The mild temperatures along with significant snow cover helped the mosquitoes survive, according to Jamee Hubbard, an associate professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Hubbard told Wisconsin […]

Boeing Hits Snag During Latest Test Of Its Starliner Spacecraft For Astronauts

Boeing Hits Snag During Latest Test Of Its Starliner Spacecraft For Astronauts

Boeing experienced a setback in the development of its Starliner spacecraft, after the company detected a propellant leak during a static launch abort test in late June. Boeing has encountered yet another problem in the development of its CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, which might end up pushing back this year’s test flight once again, reports the […]

Eppie's Celebrates its Last Great Race

Eppie's Celebrates its Last Great Race

Please enable Javascript to watch this video SACRAMENTO — After 45 years, today marks the last Eppie’s Great Race. Often referred to as “the world’s oldest triathlon,” Participation in the race, which started in 1974, has dwindled in recent years. However, this year brought more than double the number of racers from last year. “It […]

Newly discovered dinosaur species had conelike armor on its head

Newly discovered dinosaur species had conelike armor on its head

A drawing shows the newly discovered dinosaur Akainacephalus johnsoni, which lived 76 million years ago in Utah. It is surrounded by the crocodilian Denazinosuchus. (Andrey Atuchin/Denver Museum of Nature & Science via Reuters) by Reuters July 21 at 10:21 PM With its head and snout covered in bony armor shaped like cones and pyramids, a […]

NASA performs another test of Orion's parachute system

NASA performs another test of Orion's parachute system

Derek Richardson July 21st, 2018 Orion’s parachute system completes the seventh drop in a series of eight qualification tests. Photo Credit: NASA Last week, NASA tested the parachute system for the space agency’s Orion spacecraft, which is being designed to send astronauts into deep space in the 2020s. The July 12, 2018, test took place […]

Could Diet Soda Help Curb Colon Cancer's Return?

Could Diet Soda Help Curb Colon Cancer's Return?

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that colon cancer patients who regularly drink diet sodas have a much lower risk of their tumor coming back, or of dying from the cancer. In a study funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute, researchers tracked outcomes for more than 1,000 colon cancer […]

Want to Name the Next European Mars Rover? Here's Your Chance

Want to Name the Next European Mars Rover? Here's Your Chance

The European Space Agency (ESA) is sending a rover to Mars, and they want you to name it. The six-wheeled robot, currently called ExoMars, is under construction at the Airbus factory in Stevenage, England. Once complete, it will head to our neighboring planet in 2020 to search for signs of past or present life. When […]

Cancer patients who use alternative medicine die sooner, study finds

Cancer patients who use alternative medicine die sooner, study finds

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Cancer patients who choose alternative medicine over standard, proven cancer treatments are more likely to die, researchers reported Thursday. Complementary medicine did no apparent harm if people used it alongside conventional surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, the researchers found. […]

Geologists think there could be a quadrillion tons of diamonds inside our planet

Geologists think there could be a quadrillion tons of diamonds inside our planet

Despite their incredible reputation for being exquisitely rare and valuable, diamonds are more common than you might think. Other planets, like Uranus, are probably chock full of them. They’re floating around on some space rocks even right now. As it turns out, us Earthlings might be sitting on top of a motherlode of diamonds — […]

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Fort Collins for 1st time this season

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Fort Collins for 1st time this season

DENVER – Mosquitoes traps in Fort Collins, Weld County and the Town of Berthoud have tested positive for West Nile Virus for the first time this season, health officials said Wednesday. While the risk remains low, officials said, the traps revealed Culex mosquitoes infected with the disease. City officials said the vector index – the […]

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