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Mysterious Moon Warming Caused By NASA's Apollo Astronauts: Here's How Space Missions Can Affect Planet Mars

The warming of the moon in the 1970s is caused by NASA's Apollo astronauts who disrupted the regolith on the lunar surface. How can space missions affect planet Mars and potential Martian life?

Space June 11, 2018

High Concentrations Of Antidepressants Found In Fish Brains In Great Lakes Region

The brains of multiple fish species in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario were found to have high concentrations of antidepressants. Waste water treatment plants currently do not test for traces of such drugs.

Earth/Environment September 2, 2017

Trader Joe’s Voluntarily Recalls Unsweetened Apple Sauce Products Due To Potential Glass Content

Trader Joe’s has recently issued a voluntary recall of its Unsweetened Apple Sauce products due to potential glass contamination. Read on for the affected products and what might have led to the presence of glass in the products.

Public Health February 27, 2017

Genetic Analysis Detects Human And Rat DNA In 250 Burgers

A new Clear Labs food report found human and rat DNA in burgers sampled. But there's no need to panic just yet, according to an expert who cited factors affecting potential food contamination and safety in the study.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2016

Fish Populations Across World's Oceans Contaminated With Toxic Pollutants: Study

A new study found that fish populations across the world's oceans are contaminated with pollutants. However, the researchers said that it is not all bad as levels continue to drop over the past decades.

Earth/Environment February 1, 2016

Gowns, Gloves Can Be Dangerous For Hospital Workers: Study Reveals Why

A new study says that hospital workers are in danger of contaminating diseases through their gowns and gloves. Health officials suggest various methods to reduce the risks.

Life October 13, 2015

FDA Report Shows Blue Bell Had Knowledge Of Listeria Contamination Since 2013

FDA reveals that Blue Bell knew about listeria contamination at its facilities since 2013. The ice cream maker suggests that it has adopted new training programs for all employees to avoid future contamination.

Life May 8, 2015

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Second Company To Recall Products Due To Listeria

Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has announced a recall of all its products on the market after discovering a possible Listeria contamination in one of their samples. This makes the company the second ice cream maker to issue a product recall in less than a week.

Life April 24, 2015

Nutrisca Dog Food Recalled Due To Fears Of Salmonella Contamination

The discovery of a possible contamination of Salmonella has forced Tuffy's Pet Foods to issue a recall order for the 4-pound bags of its Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea dog food from store shelves.

Life February 13, 2015

Beer Contaminated with Crocodile Bile Kills 52 in Mozambique

Beer contamination in Mozambique results in the death of at least 52 people and hospitalization of many more. The contaminated beer probably contains crocodile bile.

Life January 12, 2015

Scientists Use Mathematical Model to Recreate How Yellowstone Hot Springs Looked Before Contamination by Tourism

The waters of Yellowstone National Park's Morning Glory Pool were once uniformly deep blue. The current appearance has something to do with tourism-related contamination.

Animals December 21, 2014

Contaminated DNA technology can mess with microbiome studies

A new study shows that DNA testing kits may be contaminated with bacteria. This can throw off the data in studies of microbiomes.

Life November 13, 2014

Viruses spread quickly in the office. Wash your hands and be safe

Watch what you touch and put in your mouth. Study shows viruses spread quickly in office buildings but maybe not in the way you assumed.

Life September 9, 2014

Vermont town issues boil water notice as supply tests positive for E. coli

Residents of Fair Haven in Vermont were advised to boil water before use as the water supply was found positive for E.coli indicating that the water may have been contaminated with animal or human wastes.

Earth/Environment August 21, 2014

Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella

Peanut butter and almond butter under a number of brand names are being recalled for possible salmonella contamination. Products affected were sold through Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Safeway and Kroger stores.

Life August 19, 2014

Tattoo inks recalled as FDA warns of infections

Some tattoo inks have been recalled as a result of bacterial infection. The FDA warns consumers to inspect their tattoo inks before doing an in-home tattoo or getting one done.

Life August 7, 2014

Wawona Packing expands recall of fruits in U.S., Canada due to possible listeria contamination

Wawona Packing has begun recalling products that were packed between June 1 and July 17 2014. The recall is owing to probable Listeria contamination.

Life August 5, 2014

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