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'Entirely possible' to die of infected insect bite in Britain, expert warns

'Entirely possible' to die of infected insect bite in Britain, expert warns

Infected insect bites could kill you right here in Britain, an expert has warned. Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) has said the hot weather has seen populations of bloodsucking horseflies reach Mediterranean levels. The insects have razor sharp jaws and can cause a very painful bite. And the chief executive of the charity has raised concerns […]

NASA's Webb Space Telescope to Inspect Atmospheres of Gas Giant Exoplanets

NASA's Webb Space Telescope to Inspect Atmospheres of Gas Giant Exoplanets

This is an artist’s impression of the Jupiter-size extrasolar planet, HD 189733b, being eclipsed by its parent star. Credits: ESA, NASA, M. Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble), and STScI In April 2018, NASA launched the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Its main goal is to locate Earth-sized planets and larger “super-Earths” orbiting nearby stars for further study.  One of […]

These types of pet foods could cause heart disease in dogs, report says

These types of pet foods could cause heart disease in dogs, report says

Want to keep your pup healthy? You may have to avoid certain foods, because some could cause heart disease, according to the United States Food & Drug Administration.  » RELATED: Dog owners less likely to die of heart attacks, study reveals The agency issued a warning this week after assessing reports that have associated certain diets with […]

Puzzling New Research Shows The Rate Of Expansion In The Universe Varies In Different Locations

Puzzling New Research Shows The Rate Of Expansion In The Universe Varies In Different Locations

Scientists have conducted a new study which shows that the universe’s rate of expansion differs markedly when nearby locations are compared with distant ones. New research has shown that the universe’s rate of expansion is even odder than scientists had thought, with fresh data showing there to be a discrepancy in this rate when nearby […]

Nationwide Smoking Ban In And Near Public Housing Takes Effect End Of July

Nationwide Smoking Ban In And Near Public Housing Takes Effect End Of July

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a smoke-free policy in and near local public housing two years ago. HUD said the policy, that will strictly take effect on July 31, was aimed at encouraging people to quit smoking.   ( Pixabay ) By end of this month, smokers will no longer be allowed […]

NASA Captures Images Of Crawling 'Spiders' On Mars

NASA Captures Images Of Crawling 'Spiders' On Mars

NASA’s MRO spacecraft has captured a landscape on planet Mars that features what look like crawling spiders. Scientists call this araneiform terrain. How does it form on the Red Planet?  ( NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona ) NASA has shared a landscape view of a surface on Planet Mars that features what appears like crawling spiders. Image […]

Obesity alone does not increase death risk: Study

Obesity alone does not increase death risk: Study

Washington: According to a study, obesity sans other metabolic risk factors does not increase the risk of death. The results of this study could impact how we think about obesity and health, said Jennifer Kuk, who led the research team at York University. “This is in contrast with most of the literature and we think […]

Hubble and Gaia team up to fuel cosmic conundrum

Hubble and Gaia team up to fuel cosmic conundrum

Using the power and synergy of two space telescopes, astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date of the universe’s expansion rate. The results further fuel the mismatch between measurements for the expansion rate of the nearby universe, and those of the distant, primeval universe – before stars and galaxies even […]

Health officials trying to find link in McHenry County Legionnaires' cases

Health officials trying to find link in McHenry County Legionnaires' cases

McHenry County health officials still are seeking the source and common denominator that led to nine people contracting Legionnaires’ disease between June 7 and July 1. Those who became ill live in Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Huntley, McHenry, Union and Wonder Lake and range in age from 46 to 82, McHenry County Department of Health spokeswoman […]

When Is The Next Solar Eclipse? How To See The July 2018 Supermoon Eclipse

When Is The Next Solar Eclipse? How To See The July 2018 Supermoon Eclipse

We’re officially in eclipse season, and this year the earth gets a partial solar eclipse on a very special day (especially for the more superstitious of us): Friday the 13th. Not only is it the first Friday the 13th solar eclipse in over 40 years, but it’s also a supermoon — spooky! According to Space.com, […]

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