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Zika virus cases in Rajasthan rise to 51

Zika virus cases in Rajasthan rise to 51

Fresh mosquito samples have been collected from various parts of Jaipur by a team from the National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR) as the number of Zika patients in the Rajasthan capital rose to 51. Of the total 50 patients who have tested positive for the Zika virus, 11 are pregnant […]

Moonmoons (Moons That Orbit Other Moons) Could Exist, Scientists Say

Moonmoons (Moons That Orbit Other Moons) Could Exist, Scientists Say

Could Earth’s moon have its own moon? Science says: in theory. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute True to form, the internet has endeavored to name an unnamed thing, and the results are hilarious. From the people who brought you Boaty McBoatface— the Arctic research drone that has already returned some very interesting discoveriesfrom the world’s […]

Should Breast Surgery Be Its Own Medical Specialty?

Should Breast Surgery Be Its Own Medical Specialty?

In 2018, breast cancer will be the most common newly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with 286,670 new cases, outstripping lung cancer (in both men and women) by more than 50,000 new cases, according to projections from the American Cancer Society. For nearly all of those breast cancers, patients will undergo surgery to remove […]

Scientists in China breed healthy mice from two females

Scientists in China breed healthy mice from two females

“We also revealed some of the most important imprinted regions that hinder the development of mice with same sex parents, which are also interesting for studying genomic imprinting and animal cloning.” The scientists conducting the study, published in the journal Cell Stem Cell Thursday, said they were interested in answering why some reptiles, fish and […]

Coping in Public: How Hollywood Flipped the Script on Mental Health

Coping in Public: How Hollywood Flipped the Script on Mental Health

It wasn’t all too long ago in the grand scheme of things that mental health wasn’t a subject for polite company. And having a psychological problem certainly wasn’t something you admitted to. Women didn’t want to be labeled “crazy” or written off as unstable, and men couldn’t admit to being depressed, having been led to […]

No one's ever seen a moonmoon but the internet already loves them

No one's ever seen a moonmoon but the internet already loves them

Why can’t our moon have its own moonmoon? Science Photo Library – ANDRZEJ WOJCICKI Scientists are exploring the possibility of a smaller moon going around a larger moon, and there are some truly adorable names being kicked around. One name being considered is “moonmoon,” according to New Scientist. No known moons have a moonmoon, but Sean […]

After last year's deadly season, health care providers brace for flu

After last year's deadly season, health care providers brace for flu

Local health care officials and providers are strongly urging residents to take precautions and get flu shots this year after the 2017 flu season was the deadliest since 2009. Cynthia Burnham, a registered nurse and medical division coordinator at the Joplin Health Department, said there were 180 pediatric deaths in the United States as a […]

Dead Whales Once Saved Polar Bears From Climate Change, But Not This Time

Dead Whales Once Saved Polar Bears From Climate Change, But Not This Time

Polar bears done in a bowhead whale carcass on Wrangel Island, Russia. Chris Collins/Heritage Expeditions Polar bears need ice, because ice leads them to seals, and seals are their favorite. But as soon as 2040, the warming Arctic is going to be ice-free for longer periods each year, and polar bears will have to turn […]

India is dealing with its largest ever outbreak of the Zika virus

India is dealing with its largest ever outbreak of the Zika virus

On 9 October, officials from the health department of Rajasthan confirmed that there had been 29 verified cases of the Zika virus in the state. The first case of Zika was reported on 23 September in an 85-year old patient at the at the Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur. The virus, which is transferred […]

Mount Vesuvius murdered its victims in more brutal ways than we thought

Mount Vesuvius murdered its victims in more brutal ways than we thought

For nearly two millennia, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius has served as a stark reminder that nature is capable of some serious violence. The helpless residents of Pompeii and Herculaneum were inundated by volcanic horror, bludgeoned by hot ash avalanches that asphyxiated them while preserving their bodies for centuries afterward, within an unforgettable necropolis. At […]