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New York hunter likely died from eating squirrel brains, researchers reveal

New York hunter likely died from eating squirrel brains, researchers reveal

Researchers believe that the death of a New York man infected with an extremely rare neurological disease was likely caused by eating squirrel brains. The unidentified 61-year-old man arrived at a hospital in 2015 with symptoms of muddled thinking and difficulty walking. A brain scan showed similarities with people suffering from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), […]

Dinosaur-Era Super-Piranha Terrorized Jurassic Seas

Dinosaur-Era Super-Piranha Terrorized Jurassic Seas

An artist’s reconstruction of the piranha-like fish, showing off its crazy ferocious teeth. Credit: The Jura-Museum, Eischstatt, Germany A piranha-like fish with a mouth full of pointy teeth (some even jutting down from the roof of its mouth) once swam the Jurassic seas, ripping flesh or even fins from the bodies of other aquatic […]

4 Your Health: Feeling better with seafood

4 Your Health: Feeling better with seafood

4 Your Health: Feeling better with seafood  KVOA Tucson News Key to Healthy Aging: Eat More Seafood, Says 22-Year Study  Newsmax Eating Fish May Help Keep You Healthy Into Old Age, Study Says  TIME Full coverage Source link

Virtual reality can boost empathy

Virtual reality can boost empathy

Virtual reality could be used to boost empathy, new research suggests. The tool could be used to encourage tolerance and acceptance of marginalized groups. Empathy is the ability to understand and relate to other perspectives, thoughts and emotions of others. Studies show higher levels of empathy are linked with altruistic behavior. For research purposes, behavioral […]

Breast cancer vaccines could help your body fight back against cancer

Breast cancer vaccines could help your body fight back against cancer

One-in-8 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women, only after skin cancer. But there may be new hope for this disease. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL are conducting clinical trials for vaccines for people with breast cancer. RELATED | Breast […]

Indian American Physics professor Abhay Ashtekar to be honoured with prestigious Einstein Prize

Indian American Physics professor Abhay Ashtekar to be honoured with prestigious Einstein Prize

Indian American Professor of Physics, Abhay Ashtekar will be awarded the Einstein Prize for 2018 for his contribution to the field of Gravitational Physics. The prize, awarded by the American Physical Society carries an award of $10,000 and will be announced on October 23. The citation states, “For numerous and seminal contributions to general relativity, […]

Hunter who died of rare disorder may have eaten squirrel brains, doctors say

Hunter who died of rare disorder may have eaten squirrel brains, doctors say

NEW YORK – A 61-year-old who experienced a severe cognitive decline before his death may have had squirrel brains to blame. A new report on the 2015 death in Rochester, New York, finds that he may have suffered from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), a rare brain condition you’ve likely heard of as “mad cow disease.” […]

Astronaut Nick Hague says there was no time to panic

Astronaut Nick Hague says there was no time to panic

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE American astronaut Nick Hague — days after he was forced to make an emergency, ballistic descent — said Tuesday he didn’t have any time to panic as his journey went haywire and could have ended […]

See how 1918 flu pandemic impacted your Michigan county

See how 1918 flu pandemic impacted your Michigan county

The uptick in April 1918 represents the first, less lethal, wave of the influenza pandemic. The second wave, in which the flu virus had morphed into a much more deadly strain, struck Michigan in late September and deaths skyrocketed in October.  By mid-October, the governor and state health department ordered the closing of churches and […]

In cadaver caves, baby beetles grow better with parental goo

In cadaver caves, baby beetles grow better with parental goo

Growing up inside a dead mouse could really stink, but not for some burying beetles. Their parents’ gut microbes keep the cadaver fresh, creating a nursery where the larvae can thrive. What burying beetle parents can do with a small dead animal is remarkable, says coauthor Shantanu Shukla of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical […]

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