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West Nile Virus returns to the state, Stanislaus County

West Nile Virus returns to the state, Stanislaus County

As of June 15, there are 12 counties in California that have confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus, with the four illnesses occurring in Los Angeles, Kern and Riverside counties. A total of 21 dead birds have tested positive for the virus in California, including one in Stanislaus County. By this time last year […]

Ramp-up in Antarctic ice loss speeds sea level rise

Ramp-up in Antarctic ice loss speeds sea level rise

The late summer sun sets over mountains and icebergs around Adelaide Island, Antarctic Peninsula, as 24-hour daylight gives way to the long polar night of winter. BAS/HAMISH PRITCHARD Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inches in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment […]

'Helicopter Parenting' May Hinder How Kids Manage Emotions, Behavior

'Helicopter Parenting' May Hinder How Kids Manage Emotions, Behavior

A new study shows that over-controlling parenting, or “helicopter parenting,” can harm a child’s ability to manage his or her emotions and behavior. The findings, published in the journal Developmental Psychology, assert that children need space to learn and grow on their own, without Mom or Dad hovering over them. The study found that over-controlling […]

Stephen Hawking's Voice to Reach Black Hole in 3500 Years

Stephen Hawking's Voice to Reach Black Hole in 3500 Years

Stephen Hawking’s legacy extends far beyond Earth: The late professor’s voice was beamed into space Friday, as his remains were laid to rest in London. During a memorial ceremony at Westminster Abbey, the European Space Agency (ESA) helped pay tribute by transmitting Hawking’s voice, accompanied by music from composer Vangelis, toward the nearest known black […]

Alternative Medicine Supplement Use Doubles Among Teens, Kids

Alternative Medicine Supplement Use Doubles Among Teens, Kids

Nearly one third of children and adolescents in the United States used dietary supplements between 2013 and 2014, new data show. Whereas the overall supplementation rate appears to have remained stable in the last 10 years, the use of alternative herbal, nonvitamin, and nonmineral supplements has nearly doubled, researchers report in a letter published online […]

US Eyes Robot Moon Missions as It Prepares for Astronauts' Return

US Eyes Robot Moon Missions as It Prepares for Astronauts' Return

US Eyes Robot Moon Missions as It Prepares for Astronauts’ Return  U.S. News & World Report Retired Astronaut Believes That NASA, SpaceX And Blue Origin Rockets Could Not Transport Humans To Mars  Tech Times Trump’s Moon Shot May Start With Robots Before Astronauts  Bloomberg Full coverage Source link

Illinois officials warn of increase in ticks

Illinois officials warn of increase in ticks

Updated 10:10 am, Saturday, June 16, 2018 AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A county health department in northeastern Illinois has issued a warning about ticks. The Kane County Health Department has worked with the county’s Forest Preserve District to put up displays at forest preserve locations to warn residents about ticks, The Courier-News reported. The displays also […]

Strange Bacteria Could Help Humans Breathe On Mars

Strange Bacteria Could Help Humans Breathe On Mars

Organisms that thrive in some of the most extreme environments on Earth could help humans colonize Mars and find traces of life in outer space. Living in inhospitable and low-light conditions, cyanobacteria are among the largest groups of bacteria on Earth. These organisms have been around for more than 2.5 billion years. Certain cyanobacteria exist […]

Relay for Life plans 'Quack Down on Cancer'

Relay for Life plans 'Quack Down on Cancer'

RUSSELLVILLE — Volunteers for Relay for Life of Pope, Yell and Conway Counties are working furiously to plan the Aug. 25 fundraiser, but it almost didn’t get off the ground — not until Arkansas Tech University student Kori Bull of Dardanelle stepped up to serve as chairwoman. “It was just a fell-in-my-lap sort of thing; […]

Science and space takeover downtown Huntsville for 5th annual NASA in the Park

Science and space takeover downtown Huntsville for 5th annual NASA in the Park

Please enable Javascript to watch this video HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The 5th annual NASA in the Park event took over Big Spring Park Saturday. The Marshall Space Flight Center and Downtown Huntsville Inc. partnered together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. “This is one of the best events all year long […]

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