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Ticks that carry Lyme disease are spreading fast

Ticks that carry Lyme disease are spreading fast

Think you live in a place that’s free from disease-carrying ticks? Don’t be so sure. Citizen scientists found ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded, a new study reports. All told, disease-carrying ticks were detected in 83 […]

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Just Got An Emmy Nomination

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Just Got An Emmy Nomination

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciencies is honoring NASA’s Cassini spacecraft by nominating it for an Emmy Award for its death plunge into Saturn’s upper atmosphere. Dubbed Cassini’s “Grand Finale,” it involved sending the probe plunging into the totally unexplored area between Saturn’s rings and its boiling atmosphere, an event that was covered live. […]

Autopsy: Ohio police chief died of fentanyl overdose

Autopsy: Ohio police chief died of fentanyl overdose

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio – Kirkersville Police Chief James Hughes Jr. An Ohio police chief died of an overdose of fentanyl, according to an autopsy report released Friday. Kirkersville Police Chief James Hughes Jr., 35, was found unresponsive in the bathroom of his Reynoldsburg home on May 25. He was pronounced dead a short time later. An autopsy […]

NASA Juno data indicate another possible volcano on Jupiter moon Io

NASA Juno data indicate another possible volcano on Jupiter moon Io

Data collected by NASA’s Juno spacecraft using its Jovian InfraRed Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument point to a new heat source close to the south pole of Io that could indicate a previously undiscovered volcano on the small moon of Jupiter. The infrared data were collected on Dec. 16, 2017, when Juno was about 290,000 miles […]

Put The Honey Smacks Down, CDC Warns After Salmonella Outbreak

Put The Honey Smacks Down, CDC Warns After Salmonella Outbreak

“Do not eat this cereal.” That’s the frank message the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had for lovers of the breakfast staple Honey Smacks on Thursday after 100 people were infected with salmonella and 30 of them hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. OUTBREAK Update: 100 Salmonella infections in 33 states linked to Kellogg’s […]

GAO report on Commercial Crew: 'The hell they will launch before 2019'

GAO report on Commercial Crew: 'The hell they will launch before 2019'

Jason Rhian July 13th, 2018 NASA hopes that its Commercial Crew Program will allow the agency to send astronauts to the International Space Station and free the agency from its dependence on Russia. Image Credit: Nathan Koga / SpaceFlight Insider Predictions by SpaceX’s president, Gwynn Shotwell, that the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft would fly with […]

Air pollution increases risk for type 2 diabetes, study finds

Air pollution increases risk for type 2 diabetes, study finds

A new global study links air pollution to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes – a troubling finding particularly for California’s Central Valley, with its notoriously high levels of hazardous particulates. Air pollution has long been widely known to pose a health threat: Consequences include asthma and other lung problems, and within the last […]

Two Asteroids Slipped Past Earth Undetected Last Weekend

Two Asteroids Slipped Past Earth Undetected Last Weekend

Two tiny asteroids sneaked safely past Earth last weekend, only to be discovered hours after they’d buzzed our planet. 2018 NX and 2018 NW zipped past our blue-green orb at distances of just 72,000 miles and 76,000 miles, respectively. That’s about one-third of the distance from Earth to the moon. Scientists think the asteroids both stretched between about 16 […]

Health officials: 548 sick after zipline experience; E. coli possible

Health officials: 548 sick after zipline experience; E. coli possible

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) — In response to a survey sent out by health officials, at least 548 people reported gastrointestinal illness after visiting CLIMB Works in Gatlinburg, Tennessee since June 15. That number is likely a low estimate. According to Gail Harmon, East Tennessee regional assistant director with the Tennessee Department of Health, 2,901 surveys […]

Oxygen levels on early Earth fluctuated several times

Oxygen levels on early Earth fluctuated several times

Oxygen levels on early Earth fluctuated several times  The Tribune Alien Planets Without Detectable Oxygen –“Could Be Teeming with Life”  The Daily Galaxy (blog) Oxygen levels on early Earth rose and fell several times before the successful Great Oxidation Event  Astrobiology Magazine Full coverage Source link