The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact. This comes after the French health ministry confirmed a second man had contracted the virus in a possible case of human-to-human transmission. Two more people in Saudi Arabia are also reported to have died from the virus, according to… Read more →
By the age of two, children in America receive an average of 26 vaccinations, and most parents agree that this is a vital step in keeping their kids healthy. In some areas, families do have the option to opt out of the practice and the state of Oregon leads the country in parents exercising that right. So should it be… Read more →
(Photo: Reuters) - France has identified its first case of a new strain of coronavirus emerging from the Middle East in a person recently returned from the United Arab Emirates, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The ministry said it had opened an investigation into what it said was the first and only confirmed case of the virus in France and would hold a… Read more →
After 17 years, they’re back! Cicadas are popping up between the Carolinas and Connecticut and there’s nothing you can do about them.
Photo: The Independent Experts warn of danger that the new viral strains created by mixing bird-flu virus with human influenza could escape from the laboratory to cause a global pandemic killing millions of people. Senior scientists have criticised the “appalling irresponsibility” of researchers in China who have deliberately created new strains of influenza virus in a veterinary laboratory. They warned… Read more →
After over a decade of work, the so-called “RoboBee” has taken flight. Harvard University Researchers have been dedicated to creating an insect-sized robot for years and the work has finally paid off. According to the researchers, the robot half the size of a paperclip and weighing less than a tenth of gram, was able to hover for a few moments… Read more →
The list containing the number of locations that have received record May snowfall from a storm that brought up to 2 feet of snow over the central Rockies continues to grow. The storm is still going on Thursday and could reach even more unlikely locations over the Plains, Midwest and the South before it is all said and done. Omaha,… Read more →
New drug-resistant strains of the parasite that causes malaria have been identified by scientists. Researchers found parasites in western Cambodia that are genetically different from other strains around the world. These organisms are able to withstand treatment by artemisinin – a frontline drug in the fight against malaria. Reports of drug resistance in the area first emerged in 2008. The… Read more →
In this era of threatening superbugs, products for fighting hospital infections seem to be multiplying as fast as the germs themselves. Hospitals can now fight superbugs with devices that resemble Star Wars robots. (April 29)
China has made aerospace history by launching its first high-resolution satellite that can predict natural disasters. Report by Lisa Hartle.