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Sugar Land resident reportedly tests positive for West Nile Virus

Sugar Land resident reportedly tests positive for West Nile Virus

SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) — The City of Sugar Land says they are increasing mosquito spraying to twice a week after a resident tested positive for West Nile virus. Health officials are now concerned the compounding effects of continuous wet weather is causing the mosquito population to drastically increase. “It’s been really wet, which provides […]

NASA's foldable heat-shield aimed for deep space travel is 'no ordinary umbrella'

NASA's foldable heat-shield aimed for deep space travel is 'no ordinary umbrella'

NASA says it has developed and tested an “umbrella-like” heat-shield that could help future missions into space deliver larger payloads further than currently possible.  The U.S. space agency reports in a news release it tested the Adaptable Deployable Entry Placement Technology, and two other technology demonstration payloads in New Mexico earlier this week. NASA says the […]

Hepatitis A Exposure at Michigan Renaissance Festival

Hepatitis A Exposure at Michigan Renaissance Festival

Hepatitis A Exposure at Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly, Michigan Report Your Food Poisoning Case × Home • About • Site Map • Contact Us • Sponsored by Pritzker Hageman, P.A., a Minneapolis, MN law firm that helps food poisoning victims nationally. Source link

Boss revenge, self-colonoscopy studies win 2018 Ig Nobels

Boss revenge, self-colonoscopy studies win 2018 Ig Nobels

BOSTON — Anyone who’s ever been so furious with their boss that they feel like exacting revenge really needs to listen to Lindie Liang. Liang and her colleagues found that abusing a virtual voodoo doll instead of your boss will make you feel better without getting you fired or thrown in jail, a study that […]

Sleep apnea could favour tumor growth at young ages

Sleep apnea could favour tumor growth at young ages

The lecturer Isaac Almendros, in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Barcelona. Credit: UB-CIBERES A scientific study, conducted with animal models, states that sleep apnea can favour lung cancer growth in young individuals. Thus, aging would be a protecting factor against the fast tumor development, induced by this sleep alteration. […]

Former NASA investigator closes in on missing mementos from the Apollo mission

Former NASA investigator closes in on missing mementos from the Apollo mission

A strange thing happened after Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew returned from the moon with lunar rocks: Many of the mementos given to every US state vanished. Now, after years of sleuthing, a former NASA investigator is closing in on his goal of locating the whereabouts of all 50. In recent weeks, two […]

Scientists Found a Way to Engineer Nearly 4000 Mutations of a Breast-Cancer Gene

Scientists Found a Way to Engineer Nearly 4000 Mutations of a Breast-Cancer Gene

When Lea Starita was a graduate student, her advisor would talk about analyzing BRCA1 piece by piece—creating a blueprint for the effects of every possible mutation before it’s even seen in a patient. “I remember rolling my eyes,” says Starita. “I didn’t think it was possible.” At the time, it wasn’t: Scientists were generating mutations […]

Red tide takes a toll on Florida marine life

Red tide takes a toll on Florida marine life

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What's Mine Is Yours, Sort Of: Bonobos And The Tricky Evolutionary Roots Of Sharing

What's Mine Is Yours, Sort Of: Bonobos And The Tricky Evolutionary Roots Of Sharing

A 17-year-old male bonobo eats while his son watches in the Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary, Democratic Republic of Congo. Fiona Rogers/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Fiona Rogers/Getty Images A 17-year-old male bonobo eats while his son watches in the Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary, Democratic Republic of Congo. Fiona Rogers/Getty Images An intriguing study published […]

'Mysterious radio bursts' in outer space detected by alien-hunting artificial intelligence

'Mysterious radio bursts' in outer space detected by alien-hunting artificial intelligence

Unusual and “mysterious radio bursts” have been detected 3 billion light years away, thanks to artificial intelligence. (Credit: REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters ) E.T. may have been trying to “phone home” but new evidence suggests he may now be trying to reach us. Unusual and “mysterious radio bursts” have been detected 3 billion light years away […]