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US Salamander Hotspot Could Fall to New Disease

A newly described fungal disease is killing salamanders and newts in Europe and could soon land on U.S. shores, according to a major new study. The disease invades the skin of salamanders and newts, and is related to another fungus … Continue reading

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Magma ‘Pancakes’ May Have Fueled Toba Supervolcano

The most catastrophic volcanic eruption in the last 2 million years may owe its superpower to stacks of hot molten rock layered like the jelly filling inside a sky-high wedding cake. By recording tiny natural vibrations, scientists have built the … Continue reading

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Individual genetic differences may affect Ebola survival: study

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – Scientists have been puzzling for years over why some people survive Ebola while many others perish. A new study provides strong evidence that individual genetic differences play a major role in whether people die … Continue reading

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Skin-eating Asian fungus imperils world’s salamanders

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A skin-eating fungus that infiltrated Europe through the global wildlife trade is threatening to inflict massive losses on the continent’s native salamanders including extinction of whole species and could do the same in North … Continue reading

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Kilauea Lava Flow Consumes Cemetery, Reaches Town

Weeks of grim waiting ended yesterday (Oct. 28) for two homeowners in Hawaii’s Pahoa village, as they became the first to lose their yards and fences to Kilauea volcano’s relentless river of lava. The June 27 lava flow now threatens … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Meningitis B Vaccine

The first vaccine designed to prevent a common type of bacterial meningitis has been approved for use in the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it has approved Trumenba, which is made by a … Continue reading

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Unmanned U.S. Atlas rocket blasts off with GPS satellite

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) – An unmanned Atlas rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday to deliver a Global Positioning System navigation satellite into orbit for the U.S. Air Force. The … Continue reading

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Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied

By Ian Simpson and Irene Klotz WALLOPS Va./CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) – Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying cargo and … Continue reading

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NASA Warns Public to Stay Away from Antares Rocket Debris

People who live near the Virginia site where a private Antares rocket crashed and burned Tuesday (Oct. 28) should take special care to avoid contacting any of the booster’s remains, NASA officials warn. The rocket, built by Orbital Sciences Corp., … Continue reading

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Weight-Loss Superfood: 6 Tips for a Healthy Gut

Katherine Tallmadge is a registered dietitian; president of Personalized Nutrition noted motivational and wellness speaker; author of “Diet Simple: 195 Mental Tricks, Substitutions, Habits Inspirations“; (LifeLine Press, 2011) and a regular contributor to LiveScience.com. This article is an exclusive for … Continue reading

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