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On Thursday, Scott Harper, an influenza expert at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, was speaking at a symposium on H1N1 swine flu. With 356 confirmed cases in the city, the recent pandemic has been striking close to home. In fact, it recently struck his home...
Think a good antibacterial hand soap is keeping your skin relatively microbe and bacteria free? You might want to think again.
Scientists and germophobes alike have long known that human skin—from head to toe—is literally crawling with bacteria and microbes...
A powerful earthquake struck off the Caribbean coast near Honduras this morning, leaving four or more dead on shore, and injuring 40 others.
The magnitude 7.1 earthquake was centered 75 miles north of La Ceiba at 3:24 a.m...
How should the international community punish North Korea after Monday’s nuclear tests? While the Security Council of the United Nations was busy crafting a resolution to admonish the communist nation, the U.N...
It's been a busy week -- full of both good news and bad -- for Australia's endangered species.
One of the country's most endangered mammals, the Victorian brush-tailed rock wallaby ( Petrogale penicillata ) now has a chance at survival thanks to an innovative breeding program at Adelaide Zoo...
The coastal California gnatcatcher has been listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act since 1993. You would think that when construction of the Sky Ranch development east of San Diego was predicted to harm seven gnatcatcher breeding pairs three years ago, the government would keep close tabs on those numbers, termed “incidental take.”
Not so, says a new report issued by the U.S...
North Korea has continued to draw international ire following a nuclear test Monday by reportedly testing several short-range missiles and threatening to set aside the Korean War armistice of 1953...
You remember the time as a kid when you set an ant on fire. You positioned your dad’s magnifying glass a few inches above the ground, adjusting the angle ever so slightly until the spotlight of refracted rays rested precisely on your target.* Then you waited.
It was innocent fun—except for some of us more sensitive folk—a sort of right-of-passage, backyard science experiment...
Some parents who RBTL are worried that text messaging is G4N and a WOTAM that has ruined their kids' ability to engage in D&M conversations, and has become a new tool for KPC.
What if we didn’t try to cure cancer, but simply kept tumors from growing too big? That’s what radiologist Robert Gatenby of the Moffitt Cancer Center proposes this week in the journal Nature ...
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