A Strange Radioactive Cloud Likely Came From Russia 0

WIRED – Meredith Fore, 15 August 2019 –  ON OCTOBER 2, 2017, scientists from an Italian laboratory issued an alert: They had detected radioactive ruthenium-106 in the air in Milan. It was not enough

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Astronaut Photography Benefiting The Planet

ESA – 18 Feb 2019 – When astronauts take photographs of our planet while orbiting 400 km above our heads, they are doing much more than just taking pretty pictures.

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‘Shock therapy’ Isn’t as Scary as its Name – or the Movies – Suggest

POPULAR SCIENCE – Nicole Westman – 31 January 2019 – Contrary to popular thought, under the right conditions, electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, doctors argue, is usually safe and effective. For

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Measles outbreak spreads across anti-vaccine ‘hotspot’ in Washington

BIG THINK – Stephen Johnson – 24 January 2019 – A measles outbreak has spread across an anti-vaccination “hotspot” in Clark County, Wash., causing officials to declare a public health emergency.

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Vaccine-Refusing Community Drove Outbreak That Cost $395K, Sickened Babies

(ARS TECHNICA) 30 July 2018 by Beth Mole – A 2013 measles outbreak rooted in a vaccine-refusing community in Brooklyn, New York cost the city’s health department an estimated $394,448,

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Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab – Here Are the Facts

(NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC) – Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs. By Erin Blakemore In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created

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‘5-D Protein Fingerprinting’ Could Give Insights Into Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

(NANOTECH NOW) – In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely

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Scientists Turn Salmonella Into ‘Cancer-Seeking Missile’ To Destroy Brain Tumours

(HUFF POST) – Salmonella is one of the most common forms of food poisoning, leaving victims bedridden with some pretty nasty symptoms. By Oscar Williams But what if, rather than

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China Tells Local Meteorological Bureaus to Stop Smog Alerts

(TERRA DAILY) – China is suspending local meteorological bureaus from issuing smog alerts, media reported Wednesday, raising suspicions the government is attempting to suppress information about the country’s air pollution

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Do We Need an International Body to Regulate Genetic Engineering?

(GIZMODO) – Imagine a scenario, perhaps a few years from now, in which Canada decides to release thousands of mosquitoes genetically modified to fight the spread of a devastating mosquito-borne

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