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That NASA climate science program Trump axed? House lawmakers just moved to restore it

That NASA climate science program Trump axed? House lawmakers just moved to restore it

Representative John Culberson (R–TX), center, with NASA officials in 2015. NASA SMAP/T. Wynne By Jeffrey Mervis, Science News StaffMay. 17, 2018 , 4:32 PM A U.S. House of Representatives spending panel voted today to restore a small NASA climate research program that President Donald Trump’s administration had quietly axed. (Click here to read our earlier coverage.) […]

Immediate threat of tainted romaine lettuce wilts as E.coli outbreak cause still unknown

Immediate threat of tainted romaine lettuce wilts as E.coli outbreak cause still unknown

Federal investigators have yet to determine the source of the ongoing E.coli outbreak that has so far left 172 people sick after eating romaine lettuce, but they have one glimmer of hope: lettuce wilts. The fact that lettuce is perishable means that while investigators with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) haven’t yet figured out […]

Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever seen, and it's got a monster appetite

Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever seen, and it's got a monster appetite

Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever seen in the universe, and they’re calling this one a monster with an appetite. It’s growing so fast it can devour a mass the size of the sun every two days. CREDIT: NASA/ESA/D. Coe., J. Anderson, and R. Van Der Marel (STSCI) Astronomers have found the fastest-growing […]

Illnesses mount in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

Illnesses mount in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

Illnesses mount in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak  Los Angeles Times E. Coli-Tainted Romaine Lettuce Likely No Longer on Store Shelves  Live Science Romaine lettuce outbreak update: 172 sick in 32 states  Washington Post Full coverage Source link

How China plans to challenge SpaceX with reusable rockets

How China plans to challenge SpaceX with reusable rockets

From Elon Musk’s SpaceX to Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, US companies are pumping billions of dollars into developing reusable rockets that can safely return to Earth — and then take off again later. Now China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation — the country’s state-run space contractor — has thrown its hat into the ring, announcing […]

FDA: Egg farm cited for salmonella had 'unacceptable rodent activity'

FDA: Egg farm cited for salmonella had 'unacceptable rodent activity'

By KRISTINE PHILLIPS | The Washington Post A North Carolina egg farm that authorities say is responsible for a salmonella outbreak that has sickened several people in nine states has had a heavy rodent infestation and failed to take actions to reverse it, according to an inspection report. Dozens of rodents, some alive and some […]

Strange readings from a dead spacecraft reveal new evidence of water on Europa

Strange readings from a dead spacecraft reveal new evidence of water on Europa

As he listened to her talk, lead author Xianzhe Jia, a space physicist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, came to a realization: One of those possible plume spots lay near a region visited by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft, which explored the Jovian system from 1995 to 2003. Perhaps additional evidence of a plume […]

Taiwan issues travel alert for DR Congo due to Ebola outbreak

Taiwan issues travel alert for DR Congo due to Ebola outbreak

Taipei, May 15 (CNA) Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Tuesday issued a travel warning for the Democratic Republic of Congo, citing a new outbreak of the Ebola virus there. In its Level 2 travel advisory, the CDC cautioned against travel to the affected areas and urged people to stay away from wildlife if […]

Stephen Hawking's Memorial Might Have Time Travelers in Attendance

Stephen Hawking's Memorial Might Have Time Travelers in Attendance

Future people who missed Stephen Hawking’s 2009 time-traveler party will have a second chance to pay their respects to the physicist. Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Physicist Stephen Hawking, who died March 14 at age 76, will be remembered primarily for his pioneering work in studying black holes and describing the origin of the universe. […]

Fentanyl drives rise in Minnesota opioid deaths

Fentanyl drives rise in Minnesota opioid deaths

Opioid overdose deaths increased in Minnesota last year, due largely to a surge in cases related to the potent synthetic drug fentanyl. Preliminary figures showed 172 deaths linked to synthetic drugs in 2017 — a 74 percent increase from 2016 — the Minnesota Department of Health reported Monday morning. Almost all of those deaths involved […]