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Romaine lettuce is safe to buy again, CDC says

Romaine lettuce is safe to buy again, CDC says

  If you’ve taken romaine lettuce out of your diet since the multi-state E.coli outbreak in April, you can now feel safe adding it back onto your menu. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared it is now safe to eat the leafy green once again. From March 13-May 2, 172 people […]

Mars rock named for Duluth

Mars rock named for Duluth

“Duluth has one of the coolest climates in the U.S. due to its proximity to the world’s largest and one of the deepest freshwater lakes,” Wiens wrote in a recent blog. “The drill target ‘Duluth’ on Mars was also once near the shore of a large freshwater lake. Its climate is also relatively cool, so […]

Horse owners encouraged to vaccinate against West Nile Virus

Horse owners encouraged to vaccinate against West Nile Virus

Animal Industry Services of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry is encouraging horse owners to take precautions and vaccinate their animals to protect against the West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. In years past, Oklahoma averaged approximately 40 cases per year of positive diagnoses of mosquito-carried diseases in horses. The bird population […]

NASA's Atomic Refrigerator Will Create Coldest Spot In The Universe On ISS

NASA's Atomic Refrigerator Will Create Coldest Spot In The Universe On ISS

This year, a new atomic refrigerator will be sent to International Space Station, where it will create a spot colder than the vacuum of space. The facility will help researchers observe processes in a way that would not be possible to replicate on Earth. Space itself is an extremely cold place. The temperature here can […]

Mosquito Spit Disturbs Human Immune Cells for Days

Mosquito Spit Disturbs Human Immune Cells for Days

When mosquitoes take a blood meal, they deposit saliva into their host’s skin, provoking an immune response even in the absence of pathogens. The saliva alone, because of the proteins it contains, causes cytokine levels in the blood to rise, while altering the size of immune cell subpopulations. Such changes have been observed in studies […]

Having Babies on Mars Is Going to Be a 'Titanic Challenge'

Having Babies on Mars Is Going to Be a 'Titanic Challenge'

A new report from the journal Futures forecasts that having babies on Mars is going to be a little more difficult than the birds-and-bees mechanics we experience here on Earth. In fact, the researchers go so far as to suggest that reproducing on the Red Planet—essential for the success of human colonization—could be downright dangerous. […]

County Grand Jury Report Finds Shortcomings In Hepatitis Response

County Grand Jury Report Finds Shortcomings In Hepatitis Response

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – A San Diego County grand jury report released Thursday identified “a number of shortcomings” in existing plans and procedures for dealing with local health emergencies such as the recent hepatitis A outbreak that killed 20 people. Upwards of 600 people contracted the highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis […]

Privatize the International Space Station? Not so fast, Congress tells Trump

Privatize the International Space Station? Not so fast, Congress tells Trump

US President Donald Trump’s plan to privatize the International Space Station—seen here in a NASA TV frame grab during a spacewalk by a pair of US astronauts May 16, 2018—is encountering stiff opposition in the US Congress US President Donald Trump’s controversial plan to privatize the International Space Station beginning in 2025 has met with […]

Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients

Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients

Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12, greatly reducing the risk of heart damage it sometimes can cause, a study suggests. It’s good news, but it comes nearly two decades after the […]

NASA finds 'human fingerprint' in many areas of water-supply change worldwide

NASA finds 'human fingerprint' in many areas of water-supply change worldwide

CLOSE Farmers face a serious groundwater crisis in India as aquifers dry. Steve Elfers, Ian James This map shows shifts in total freshwater between 2002 and 2016, as measured by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites. The losses and gains include changes in all water stored in aquifers, ice, lakes, rivers, snow and soil.(Photo: […]