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Tennessee man diagnosed with human form of Mad Cow Disease – WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

Tennessee man diagnosed with human form of Mad Cow Disease – WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

LEBANON, Tenn. — A disease that impacts one in one million people has changed the life of a Middle Tennessee family forever. WTVF reports that one year ago, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center diagnosed a Lebanon father with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), which is also known as the human form of mad cow disease. Danielle […]

Air Force launch commander 'not confident' GPS 3 will lift off as scheduled – SpaceNews

Air Force launch commander 'not confident' GPS 3 will lift off as scheduled – SpaceNews

The commander of the 45th Space Wing that oversees launch operations at Cape Canaveral said calling off the GPS 3 mission Dec. 18 was the right thing to do. WASHINGTON — SpaceX on Tuesday scrubbed the Falcon 9 launch of the Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite. Another attempt is planned for Wednesday at Cape […]

3 patients dead, 14 diagnosed in Legionnaires' outbreak at UW Health – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

3 patients dead, 14 diagnosed in Legionnaires' outbreak at UW Health – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

More Headlines MADISON, Wis. – Three patients who contracted Legionnaires’ disease after an outbreak of the disease at UW Health have died, and the hospital has confirmed a total of 14 cases during the outbreak. The hospital said in a release Monday that the three patients who died all had serious, life-limiting health conditions. Ten […]

Plagued by porch pirates? This NASA engineer set a glitter-bomb trap – MarketWatch

Plagued by porch pirates? This NASA engineer set a glitter-bomb trap – MarketWatch

Revenge can be sweet. And as a new video proves, it can also be sparkly and stinky. While millions of Americans are dealing this holiday season with the frustrating scourge of so-called porch pirates — thieves who snatch packages off their doorstep — one YouTube star decided to do something about it. Mark Rober, a […]

Chronic fatigue: Overactive immune system 'may trigger ME-like symptoms' – BBC News

Chronic fatigue: Overactive immune system 'may trigger ME-like symptoms' – BBC News

Image copyright dragana991 Image caption Researchers linked an overactive immune system with ME-like symptoms An overactive immune system may help explain the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, scientists from King’s College London have suggested. Many sufferers of CFS, or ME, say their condition began with a challenge to their immune system like an infection. The […]

New Evidence Shows Tornadoes Don't Form The Way Scientists Have Always Thought – ScienceAlert

New Evidence Shows Tornadoes Don't Form The Way Scientists Have Always Thought – ScienceAlert

Historically, tornadoes have been thought to originate in the clouds, reaching turbulent fingers down to Earth. But now a team of climatologists has demonstrated that this ‘top-down’ model of tornadogenesis might actually be wrong.   Yep. Tornadoes, their research has found, form from the ground up. Tornadoes can form surprisingly quickly, in just a couple […]

If You're Scared Of Math, Your Kids Might Be Too – NPR

If You're Scared Of Math, Your Kids Might Be Too – NPR

A spike in blood pressure. A racing heart rate. Sweaty palms. For many adults, this is what they feel when faced with difficult math. But for kids, math anxiety isn’t just a feeling, it can affect their ability to do well in school. This fear tends to creep up on students when performance matters the […]

Christmas comet close flyby tonight: How, when to see Comet 46P/Wirtanen – AL.com

Christmas comet close flyby tonight: How, when to see Comet 46P/Wirtanen – AL.com

Skywatchers will get a chance to see a passing comet in the night sky on Dec. 16. 46P/Wirtanen will make one of the 10 closest comet flybys of Earth in 70 years and you may even be able to see it without a telescope, according to NASA. The comet will approach the Earth at a […]

'I lost everything going through this': Kaiser mental health patients speak out about long wait for therapy – The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

'I lost everything going through this': Kaiser mental health patients speak out about long wait for therapy – The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Time and again, Jessica Held called Kaiser’s mental health department in Santa Rosa pleading for help. Feelings of severe anxiety and depression would weigh on her, but weren’t yet at alarming heights. […]

Dive over Jupiter's cloud-tops with Nasa's Juno craft – BBC News – BBC News

Dive over Jupiter's cloud-tops with Nasa's Juno craft – BBC News – BBC News

Nasa’s Juno mission to Jupiter has reached its halfway mark and has revealed new views of cyclones at the gas giant’s poles. As it orbits the planet every 53 days – Juno performs a data-gathering dive, speeding from pole to pole. Its sensors take measurements of the composition of the planet, in an effort to […]

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