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Tests on mosquito confirms West Nile Virus in Logan City

Tests on mosquito confirms West Nile Virus in Logan City

LOGAN, Utah — West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Logan. According to a post on the city’s Facebook page, Logan City Mosquito Abatement has been notified by the Utah State Public Health Laboratory that one recent mosquito sample tested positive West Nile Virus. The mosquito trap where West Nile was confirmed was located in […]

Scientists identify exoplanets where life could develop as it did on Earth

Scientists identify exoplanets where life could develop as it did on Earth

Artist’s concept depicting one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b. Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle Scientists have identified a group of planets outside our solar system where the same chemical conditions that may have led to life on Earth exist. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge and the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC […]

ADPH investigating whooping cough outbreak in Jefferson, Shelby counties

ADPH investigating whooping cough outbreak in Jefferson, Shelby counties

The Alabama Department of Public Health’s Immunization Division is investigating a pertussis outbreak in Shelby and Jefferson counties. The ADPH has identified nine children with positive lab-confirmed cases of pertussis–otherwise known as whooping cough–and 22 more people with pertussis-like illness. The people with lab-confirmed cases and illnesses similar to pertussis attended one or more of […]

Meteor Hits Near Thule Air Force Base in Greenland

Meteor Hits Near Thule Air Force Base in Greenland

Getty The milky way and meteors of the April Lyrids annual meteor shower are seen in the night sky over Burg auf Fehmarn on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn, northern Germany, on April 20, 2018. A meteor hit close to a U.S. Air Force base in Greenland, it was confirmed by NASA but the […]

Birds learn another 'language' by eavesdropping on neighbors, scientists say

Birds learn another 'language' by eavesdropping on neighbors, scientists say

For birds, understanding neighborhood gossip about an approaching hawk or brown snake can mean the difference between life or death. Wild critters are known to listen to each other for clues about lurking predators, effectively eavesdropping on other species’ chatter. Birds, for example, can learn to flee when neighbors cluck “hawk!” — or, more precisely, […]

Gold lunar module replica stolen from museum is still missing

Gold lunar module replica stolen from museum is still missing

August 3, 2018 at 12:00a.m. Associated Press CLEVELAND It’s been just over a year since a thief broke into the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Ohio and stole an 18-karat gold replica of the Apollo 11 lunar module and other artifacts that have yet to be recovered or suspects arrested. The replicas created by […]

Does Abstinence and Heavy Drinking Increase Dementia Risk?

Does Abstinence and Heavy Drinking Increase Dementia Risk?

People who abstain from alcohol or who drink in excess of the UK recommended guidelines of 14 units a week during middle age may be at increased risk of developing dementia, according to a study. The research, published in The BMJ, said that the underlying mechanisms were likely to be different in each case. Previous […]

When Is the Perseid Meteor Shower? How to Watch the Year's Best Light Show

When Is the Perseid Meteor Shower? How to Watch the Year's Best Light Show

The Perseid meteor shower—perhaps the most popular light show of the year—is upon us again, and in 2018 it will be even better than usual with no bright moon to contend with. So find somewhere open and dark with a great view of the sky and settle in for two nights of spectacular stargazing. “This year the moon will […]

10-Year-Old Boy Recovers Impressively After One-Sixth of His Brain Is Removed

10-Year-Old Boy Recovers Impressively After One-Sixth of His Brain Is Removed

A representation of the brain matter the patient had removed from his right brain hemisphere at age six.Illustration: Liu, et al. (Cell Reports) A new case study from Pittsburgh highlights the resilience of the human brain. It details a boy who, despite losing one-third of the right hemisphere of his brain when he was six, […]

NASA Just Released Two Years' Worth of Apollo 11 Mission Audio

NASA Just Released Two Years' Worth of Apollo 11 Mission Audio

Everyone recognizes “One small step for man,” Neil Armstrong’s quote from July 21, 1969, as he stepped off of the steps of the lunar lander for the first time and onto the dusty regolith of the Moon’s surface. What’s been lost over the years, however, are the hours and hours of conversations, commands, and quips […]