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Expedition probes ocean's smallest organisms for climate answers

Satellite images of phytoplankton blooms on the surface of the ocean often dazzle with their diverse colors, shades and shapes. But phytoplankton are more than just nature’s watercolors: They play a key role in Earth’s climate by removing heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. Yet a detailed account of what becomes of that […]

How Does a Poppy Seed Bagel Trigger a Positive Drug Test?

How Does a Poppy Seed Bagel Trigger a Positive Drug Test?

A mother in Maryland said that eating a poppy seed bagel caused her to test positive for opiates while she was giving birth, according to news reports. But how does this happen? The woman, Elizabeth Eden, ate a poppy seed bagel the morning she gave birth to her daughter in April, according to […]

How NASA's New Solar Probe Will 'Touch' Sun … and Why

How NASA's New Solar Probe Will 'Touch' Sun … and Why

An artist’s depiction of the Parker Solar Probe at work in orbit around the sun. Credit: Steve Gribben/NASA/Johns Hopkins APL We see it every day, but our sun still poses countless mysteries. On Saturday (Aug. 11), that will begin to change, as NASA launches its Parker Solar Probe, the first mission ever to […]

Allegheny County plans mosquito spraying to prevent West Nile virus

Allegheny County plans mosquito spraying to prevent West Nile virus

Allegheny County plans mosquito spraying to prevent West Nile virus  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Mississippi editorial roundup  Miami Herald Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile  U.S. News & World Report Full coverage Source link

NASA's newest spacecraft will fly through the Sun's scorching hot atmosphere

NASA's newest spacecraft will fly through the Sun's scorching hot atmosphere

In the wee hours of Saturday morning, a car-sized NASA spacecraft will embark on its journey to the center of our Solar System, where it will mingle with the scorching hot atmosphere of our Sun. The vehicle is the Parker Solar Probe, and it’s destined to get within 4 million miles of our parent star, […]

The star endorsed diet that might be making you sick

The star endorsed diet that might be making you sick

It’s a fashionable diet, endorsed by a range of A-list celebrities including Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow and Megan Fox. But trying to lose weight by following an expensive keto diet can lead to nausea, insomnia and dizziness, claims a dietitian. Sophie Medlin, a lecturer in nutrition and dietetics at King’s College […]

Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Generates Incredible Magnetic Waves

Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Generates Incredible Magnetic Waves

Artist concept of Ganymede and Jupiter Illustration: NASA NASA’s Galileo spacecraft surprised scientists when it revealed that Jupiter’s moon Ganymede generated its own magnetic field. But new research shows Ganymede also creates incredibly powerful waves that rocket particles to enormous energies. Scientists revealed these huge electromagnetic waves while studying old data from Galileo, which orbited […]

Two confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus in Colorado

Two confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus in Colorado

KUSA — State health officials confirm two people have tested positive for West Nile virus in Colorado. The cases, out of Weld County and Delta County, are the first reported human cases of the virus in 2018. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, weekly mosquito testing starts in June across the […]

ISS end-of-life options

ISS end-of-life options

NASA expects to end support of the International Space Station (ISS) in about six years. Several people have already made a number of suggestions regarding the future of the ISS. One obvious choice is to simply de-orbit the million-pound vehicle into an ocean. This can be done by attaching a propulsive de-orbit module that […]

Sun Pharma launches Kapspargo Sprinkle in US; drug can treat chest pain, high blood pressure

Sun Pharma launches Kapspargo Sprinkle in US; drug can treat chest pain, high blood pressure

India’s largest drug maker Sun Pharma, has launched Kapspargo Sprinkle in the US. The drug is used in the treatment of chest pain, heart failure and high blood pressure. Kapspargo Sprinkle, approved by USFDA is a patented formulation of metoprolol succinate, the only extended-release sprinkle formulation of the beta1-selective adrenoreceptor blocking agent called beta-blocker. The metoprolol succinate […]