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Child diagnosed with illness, prompts day care closure

Child diagnosed with illness, prompts day care closure

Health officials confirmed a case of typhoid fever at a Quincy day care yesterday — a particularly dangerous disease for children that can lead to alarmingly high fevers and, sometimes, death. “It is a serious infectious disease that can be deadly if not treated appropriately,” said Dr. Mary Montgomery, infectious disease physician at Brigham and […]

NASA Finds X-Ray Pulsar With Fastest Known Orbit In Binary System

NASA Finds X-Ray Pulsar With Fastest Known Orbit In Binary System

The universe is full of phenomena that boggle the mind, given how difficult it is to imagine the sheer scale and speed of many things. Adding to that list is the discovery of an X-ray pulsar with the fastest known orbit for its class of pulsar binary systems. Pulsars are rapidly spinning neutron stars, which […]

Baleen Whales Had Teeth First, Filter-Feeding A Later Evolution

Baleen Whales Had Teeth First, Filter-Feeding A Later Evolution

They are the largest extant animals on the planet, and yet, baleen whales don’t really hunt for food, using instead the baleen in their mouths to filter large amounts of sea water and feeding on krill, other zooplankton, small crustaceans and fish. However, these massive animals were once perhaps ferocious predators with sharp teeth, much […]

Congress Wants to Put a Bunch of Money into the Search for Aliens

Congress Wants to Put a Bunch of Money into the Search for Aliens

The Owens Valley Radio Observatory looks like it exists on another world, though the telescopes are grounded here on Earth in California, where they scour the heavens for radio signals, some of which could come from extraterrestrial intelligence. Credit: David Clapp/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images A climate denier may be the reason the […]

Army doctors grow new ear on soldier's forearm for transplant

Army doctors grow new ear on soldier's forearm for transplant

When one soldier lost her left ear in a car accident, she wasn’t sure if it could be reconstructed. However, doctors were able to grow a new one in her arm in a “first of its kind” procedure in the Army. » RELATED: This new device may be able to stop ringing in the ears, study says Plastic […]

Engineers and Soil Scientists May Have Solved Mystery of Pisa's Leaning Tower

Engineers and Soil Scientists May Have Solved Mystery of Pisa's Leaning Tower

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, or simply the Tower of Pisa, is a bell tower of the Cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt. Why has the Pisa tower survived the strong earthquakes that have hit the region since the middle ages? This is a long-standing question a team […]

LA SpaceX Rocket Manufacturing Facility Ready for Launch

LA SpaceX Rocket Manufacturing Facility Ready for Launch

LOS ANGELES (CN) — SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company, received approval from the Los Angeles City Council Tuesday to construct spaceships and interplanetary rockets at a 19-acre Port of Los Angeles plot in San Pedro. The City Council unanimously granted SpaceX, which is based out of Hawthorne, California, a 30-year lease agreement to take over […]

Warren Relay For Life celebrates silver anniversary

Warren Relay For Life celebrates silver anniversary

WARREN — In its first 24 years, the Warren edition of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life has raised $8.3 million for research, treatment and other aids in the fight to end cancer. This year, the 25th anniversary year, the Warren Relay is projected to add another $250,000 to that total, said Philip M. […]

Huge discovery about Predators stuns scientists

Huge discovery about Predators stuns scientists

In the victories of animal populations, large predators are becoming more and more prevalent in places where people think that they should not be ‘places’. This is mainly due to the protection of species and the protection of species once the prey is on the verge of extinction. Although some people believe that animals are […]

Melanoma Monday: Protecting your family from skin cancer

Melanoma Monday: Protecting your family from skin cancer

It’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and today is “Melanoma Monday,” when all of us are urged to self-examine our skin and go to a doctor if we find any sign of the most malignant form of skin cancer.  More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. One in five […]