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Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Papaya Sickens 47

A multistate Salmonella outbreak has already sickened 47 people from New York to Louisiana. Federal officials believe that the infections are linked to yellow Maradol papayas.

Public Health July 22, 2017

Cows Could Be Key To Effective HIV/AIDS Vaccine

An NIH-supported study showed cows have a fast and effective immune response to HIV immunogens. Antibodies, which HIV-infected humans take two years to develop, can be generated by cows in just 35 to 50 days.

Medicine July 22, 2017

Majorana Fermion: Evidence Of 'Angel Particle' That Is Its Own Antiparticle Found In Lab Experiment

Researchers find first solid evidence of chiral Majorana fermions, which are particles that are also their own antiparticles. It's suggested name 'angel particle' comes from the novel 'Angels and Demons.'

Feature | Science July 22, 2017

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Swimming Robot Finds Possible Fuel Debris In Reactor

TEPCO is conducting an exploration of reactor 3 in hopes of gaining insight for eventual debris removal. For the first time, TEPCO finds evidence of resolidified fuel in the reactor.

Energy July 22, 2017

Just Thinking You Are Physically Active Even If You Are Not May Extend Your Life Span

New research sheds light into the effects of perception about levels of physical activity and mortality outcomes. They found that more positive perceptions of physical activity even if you are not very active could lead to more positive health outcomes.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2017

International Space Station Tour Now Possible With Google Street View

Taking a virtual tour of the International Space Station is now possible thanks to Google Street View. The amazing feat required collaborative efforts from both space and Earth.

Space July 21, 2017

Doctors Reverse Brain Damage In Drowned Toddler: What To Know About Normobaric And Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Two-year-old Eden Carlson has almost fully recovered just over a year after incurring brain damage from drowning. Get to know the oxygen therapies that doctors used to essentially reverse the damages to her brain.

Medicine July 21, 2017

Apollo 11 Moon Dust Bag Accidentally Sold For $995 Fetches $1.8 Million In Auction

Perfectly scheduled on the Apollo 11 mission's 48th anniversary, Sotheby's' Space Exploration Auction garnered a total of $3.8 million in earnings. The star of the auction was the Apollo 11 moon dust bag, which was sold for $1.8 million.

Space July 20, 2017

Ravens Have Planning Capabilities: Here Are Other Animals With Incredible Abilities

Researchers found that ravens' planning ability parallels that of great apes and human children. Other animals also have amazing abilities that are both impressive and adorable.

Animals July 16, 2017

Infamous Experiment: Descendants Of Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment Victims Seek Remaining Settlement Money

The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment is infamous for its misleading nature. Families of the victims are now seeking to claim the remaining money from a 1975 settlement.

Public Health July 16, 2017

Here Are The Close-Up Images Of Jupiter's Great Red Spot Thanks To JunoCam And Citizen Scientists

JunoCam has sent in close-up images of Jupiter's most iconic feature, the Great Red Spot. Citizen scientists were quick to take the opportunity to process and enhance the photos.

Space July 16, 2017

Releasing 20 Million Mosquitoes May Help In Fight Against Zika Virus, Chikungunya And Dengue

Verily's technologically advanced Debug Project is already underway in Fresno County. How will releasing 20 million bacteria-infected male mosquitoes help reduce the population of disease-carrying mosquitoes?

Public Health July 15, 2017

Indestructible Tardigrades: Water Bears Can Survive The Apocalypse

Researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Harvard explore the astrophysical events that could kill tardigrades and sterilize the Earth. What they found was a resilience of life on Earth thanks to tardigrades.

Animals July 15, 2017

This 3D-Printed Silicone Heart Beats Like A Real Human Heart

Researchers have developed an artificial heart that is similar to a human heart in form and function. Though the silicone heart still has its limitations, the team's development shows a different way of creating artificial hearts.

Biotech July 15, 2017

Smart Birds: Ravens Can Plan Ahead Just Like Humans

Researchers find ravens to have planning capabilities similar to apes and human children. Thie birds were found to use this unique capability for tool usage and bartering.

Animals July 15, 2017

NOAA Suspends Whale Rescue Efforts After Rescuer's Death

The NOAA has announced their suspension of whale disentanglement efforts as a result of the accidental death of a veteran rescuer. The decision was made to review their current emergency response protocols.

Animals July 14, 2017

Powdered Mac And Cheese May Contain Toxic Chemicals Banned From Kids' Toys

Advocacy groups are conducting a test of the phthalate content of dairy products in the market. Out of the 30 cheese products tested, 29 turned out positive for containing phthalates.

Public Health July 14, 2017

Neil Armstrong Moon Dust Bag To Be Sold At Auction For Up To $4 Million

The bag which Neil Armstrong used to bring home lunar samples from the Apollo 11 mission will be auctioned off on the mission's anniversary. The moon dust bag is just one of 180 space exploration items to be auctioned off.

Space July 14, 2017

Tall Men At Higher Risk Of Death From Prostate Cancer: Study

Prostate cancer is the second leading type of cancer among men. Now, researchers have found that taller men and heavier men are more at risk of being diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer and of death from prostate cancer.

Public Health July 14, 2017

ESA's BepiColombo Mission To Explore Mysteries Of Mercury

BepiColombo is the European Space Agency’s first mission to explore Mercury. The collaborative mission between the ESA and JAXA aims to explore the planet’s inner workings, history, and origin.

Space July 9, 2017

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