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Sep 10, 2019

Three Americans Have Died After Contracting Rare Brain-Infecting Virus Spread by Mosquitoes

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On Monday, Rhode Island health officials reported that a resident had died after contracting the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus. The death marks the third fatality linked to EEE reported this year, and the second such case documented in less than a week.

The summer is winding down for many in the U.S., but this rare viral infection spread by mosquitoes is still claiming lives. Health officials first reported the resident’s case of EEE in late August, noting at the time that the person was in critical condition. It was the first case reported in Rhode Island since 2010. The resident, only disclosed to be in their 50s, died Sunday, making theirs the first EEE-related death documented in the state since 2007.

Sep 10, 2019

Japan to Launch Robotic Cargo Ship to Space Station Today. Watch It Live

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Update: JAXA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have postponed today’s launch of the HTV-8 cargo ship due to a fire near the mission’s H-IIB rocket’s launchpad.

An unpiloted Japanese supply ship will launch to the International Space Station today (Sept. 10) and you can watch it leave Earth live courtesy of NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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Sep 10, 2019

Can DARPA CREATE an AI for unmanned-unmanned teaming?

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

A new opportunity would fund development of an AI framework to coordinate actions between a mix of machines on the battlefield.

Sep 10, 2019

Google collects face data now. Here’s what it means and how to opt out

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The new Face Match technology isn’t everywhere yet, but it’s always looking. Find out what’s happening with your face data and what you can do to stop it.

Sep 10, 2019

Chicken study reveals that environmental factors, not just chance, could drive species evolution

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, evolution, genetics

In the version of evolutionary theory most of us are familiar with, randomly occurring variation in traits, caused by mutations in our DNA, can be fixed in a population through natural selection. However, writing in Epigenetics journal, a team of Swedish researchers from Linköping University suggests that mutations that can be caused by environmental changes, not just random chance, might be responsible for species diversity.

Until quite recently, it was assumed that DNA causing new gene variations occurred more or less randomly. While random mutations do occur, recent research has shown that can be altered by environmental influences too. According to a study published in Epigenetics journal, a particular type of mutation, linked to , has, over time, led to new animal breeds—and could be responsible for whole new species.

Sep 10, 2019

Stem Cells From Baby Teeth Could Be Used To Fix Dental Injuries

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Sep 10, 2019

Honey With Turmeric The Most Potent Antibiotic That Not Even Doctors Can Explain

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The amazing properties and unique flavor of turmeric have been valued and used for centuries. This incredibly healthy deep-yellow spice offers a myriad of medicinal qualities, and is commonly used in the Chinese, Indian and Ayurvedic medicine. health, medicine, science, health, medicine, science, health, medicine, science, health, science.

People have used turmeric in the treatment of wounds and cuts, skin issues, muscle sprains, liver diseases, respiratory issues, and gastric issues, as well as digestive problems, inflammations, infections, and malignant tumors.

Its active ingredient, curcumin, provides powerful antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Turmeric effectively fights inflammation in the body, osteoarthritis, gastritis, microbes, gastric and peptic ulcers, improves the function of the brain and treats Alzheimer’s disease, and helps in the case of countless other health issues. health, medicine, science, health, medicine, science, health, medicine, science, health, science.

Sep 10, 2019

Can Frogs Survive Being Frozen?

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Warm weather brings thoughts of spring peepers and leaping bull frogs. But what happens to frogs in the winter? If they can’t dig down far enough into the soil to avoid the ice or aren’t lucky enough to live in warmer climates, some actually freeze.

Fortunately for them, they don’t freeze to death: Most survive to mate another spring.

There are five known species of freeze-tolerant frogs in North America, including the well-studied wood frog, as well as Cope’s gray tree frog, the eastern gray tree frog, spring peepers and the western chorus frog. In the fall, these frogs bury themselves under the leaves on the forest floor — but not deeply enough to escape the icy fingers of Jack Frost.

Sep 10, 2019

🏺That time where it rained for two million years

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🏺 That time where it rained for two million years.

Fyodor R.

At the beginning of the Triassic Period, the world was hot, and very dry. But then 234 million years ago, it started to rain and didn €™t stop for two million years. This period of intense rain called the Carnian Pluvial Episode killed of many of the early reptiles and set the stage for the dinosaurs to take over the world.

Sep 10, 2019

SpaceX to launch SES’s O3b mPower constellation on two Falcon 9 rockets

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SpaceX received a contract to launch the first seven O3b mPower satellites using Falcon 9 rockets, the companies announced Sept. 9.