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Internet Infrastructure Faces Threat From Rising Sea Levels Linked To Climate Change

Rising sea levels linked to climate change could submerge internet infrastructure as early as within 15 years. Infrastructure in three U.S. cities was found to be the most vulnerable.

Earth/Environment

World's Most Endangered Sea Turtle Washes Up On Alabama Beach Entangled In Beach Chair

A Kemp's Ridley turtle was found dead in an Alabama beach. The sea turtle appears to have been strangled in the string of a beach chair that bears the logo of the University of Alabama.

Animals July 17, 2018

Vampire Horsefly Infestation Linked To Heatwave Raises Risk Of Potentially Deadly Insect Bites

Spikes in calls about insect bites coincided when the temperature peaked between June 24 and July 9. The Antibiotic Research UK said that the bite from the bloodsucking horseflies may lead to potentially deadly infections.

Public Health July 16, 2018

Ancient Iceman Otzi's Last Meal Includes Toxic Fern Bracken

Otzi the Iceman's last meal include wild fat and meat, as well as whole wheat seeds. Researchers also found toxic fern called bracken in his stomach. Why did the ancient hunter ingest the plant?

Ancient July 15, 2018

Earth's Neighboring Exoplanet Ross 128 B Has Perfect Conditions To Support Life: Study

By studying the host star of Ross 128 b, researchers determined the exoplanet is a rocky world with temperate. This means that it potentially has liquid water on the surface.

Space July 15, 2018

South Africa's MeerKAT Radio Telescope Captures Region Surrounding Milky Way Galaxy's Central Black Hole

South Africa launched the MeerKAT, which will form part of the larger Square Kilometer Array. The radio telescope already started to make science operation, capturing the region surrounding the Milky Way's central black hole.

Space July 14, 2018

NASA Captures Images Of Crawling 'Spiders' On Mars

NASA's MRO spacecraft has captured a landscape on planet Mars that features what look like crawling spiders. Scientists call this araneiform terrain. How does it form on the Red Planet?

Space July 13, 2018

Tingling Feeling In Woman's Feet Caused By Tapeworm In Her Spine: Here Are Other Signs Of The Parasitic Infection

A tapeworm in the spine turned out to be responsible for the odd sensation and pain in a French woman's feet. What are the other symptoms associated with echinococcus granulosus infection?

Public Health July 13, 2018

California Hits 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Goals In 2016 Way Ahead Of Schedule

California law mandates that the state's greenhouse gas emissions return to 1990 levels by 2020. The California Air Resources Board revealed emission have dropped to 429.4 million metric tons in 2016 from 431 million metric tons in 1990.

Earth/Environment July 12, 2018

Elon Musk Vows To Fund Fixing Of Contaminated Flint Water

Elon Musk pledged to provide funding to fix houses in Flint with contaminated water. A spokesperson for the Flint Mayor said that the city is replacing the pipes and all costs are covered.

Earth/Environment July 12, 2018

NASA Discovers Two Asteroids Hours After They Slipped Past Earth

Two asteroids safely skimmed past Earth this weekend. They were detected hours after their flyby. Why do astronomers detect near-Earth objects only after the space rocks are already close to our planet?

Space July 12, 2018

Experimental Anti-Aging Drugs Reduce Infections, Boost Immune System Of Older Adults

Elderly participants of a clinical trial who received low doses of mTOR inhibitor drugs RAD001 and BEZ235 had fewer infections compared with those who received placebo. What were the other effects of these anti-aging drugs?

Medicine July 12, 2018

Rat Infestation In Oceanic Islands Deprives Coral Reefs Of Nutrients From Bird Poop

Birds in rat-free islands in the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean average 1,243 per hectare. The ratio is just two in rat-infested islands. Here's how the decimation of seabirds by rodents affects the health of nearby coral reefs.

Earth/Environment July 12, 2018

Sexually Transmitted Infection MG Could Become The Next Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug

Doctors warned that the sexually transmitted disease Mycoplasma genitalium, or MG, could become resistant to standard antibiotics. What are the symptoms of this STI and potential effects of untreated infection?

Public Health July 11, 2018

Israel To Launch First Moon Mission This Year

Israel will launch its first lunar mission in December. The spacecraft will land on the moon in February 2019. What are the objectives of this moon mission?

Space July 10, 2018

Fossil In Argentina Suggests Giant Dinosaurs Evolved Earlier Than Previously Thought

Fossils of the creature called Ingentia prima, a species of sauropodomorph, suggest that dinosaurs grew in size 30 million years earlier than previously thought. What are the features of this prehistoric creature?

Animals July 10, 2018

NASA Switches On Laser Light Of Climate Science Satellites GRACE Follow-On

The US space agency has switched on the LRI aboard the GRACE Follow-On satellites. The mission, a collaboration between NASA and the German Research Center for Geosciences, was launched in May.

Space July 9, 2018

Fitness App Data Reveal Identity Of Spies And Their Locations

A Dutch news site revealed that the workout information recorded by the popular fitness app Polar Flow can reveal the identity of secret agents and military personnel, and their locations. Polar said that it is now addressing the issue.

Apps/Software July 9, 2018

Parasite In Del Monte Vegetables Sickens More Than 200 People: Symptoms Of Cyclosporiasis To Watch Out For

Experts suspect that there could be more cases of cyclosporiasis linked to Del Monte vegetable trays since signs of infection may emerge a week after eating contaminated food. What are the symptoms of the parasitic illness?

Public Health July 9, 2018

Wearing Neckties Can Reduce Blood Flow To The Brain By 7.5 Percent

Wearing necktie may hamper a person's creative and thinking abilities as it obstructs blood flow. An earlier study also found a link between wearing ties regularly and the risk for blindness.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 8, 2018

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