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Binh Phan National Transportation Safety Board Train Missouri Mph Truck
- The National Transportation Safety Board says an Amtrak passenger train was going about 87 mph when it collided with a dump truck at a rural Missouri railway crossing, killing four people MENDON, Mo. -- An Amtrak passenger train was going about 87 ... [Read More]


Pitcher Plants Pitchers Prey Plant Michal Golos
- Carnivorous plants are already quite fascinating, but a newly discovered one ratchets up the weirdness factor even further. It's a type of pitcher plant, and it captures prey that lives underground. Ordinarily, pitcher plants lure and catch insects ... [Read More]

Source: newatlas.com

Plants Heat Temperatures Plant Cbp60g Acid
- Heat waves are not good for people, but they can be just as bad for certain plants. Hot conditions can affect the immune systems of plants such that they no longer function efficiently. This means that plants are more susceptible to infection by ... [Read More]

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Covid Nose Runny Nose Covid 19 Congestion Symptoms
- Nasal congestion and a runny nose are common symptoms of COVID-19, especially in the omicron era. Here's why, and how to feel better. Medically Reviewed One night in June 2022, Nina Rayburn Dec started feeling sniffly and congested. She took a ... [Read More]


Nasa Administrator Bill Nelson Webb Years Universe Questions Webb Telescope
- NASA administrator Bill Nelson said Wednesday the agency will reveal the "deepest image of our Universe that has ever been taken" on July 12. NASA administrator Bill Nelson said Wednesday the agency will reveal the "deepest image of our Universe that has ever been taken" on July 12, thanks to the newly operational James Webb Space Telescope. "If you think about that, this is farther than humanity has ever looked before," Nelson said during a press briefing at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, the operations center for the $10 billion observatory that was launched in ... [Read More]


Webb Images Webb's Telescope Image Rocky World
- The world's newest satellite telescope is the deep space paparazzo we need. It's now been six months since the Webb Space Telescope launched from French Guiana towards its observation point in space, one million miles from us. Now the telescope's ... [Read More]

Source: gizmodo.com

Cases Monkeypox Countries Children Transmission Vaccines
- The virus has now been identified in more than 50 countries outside of Africa - where the viral disease is endemic - with one death confirmed and cases exceeding 3,400 since the outbreak was first reported in May. The World Health Organization has ... [Read More]

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Mexico City Mexico City's Archaeologists Juan Carlos Campos Garibaldi Plaza Mexico's National Institute
- MEXICO CITY, June 29 (Reuters) - In the heart of Mexico City's bustling historic center, Mexican archaeologists have discovered the burial site of four Aztec children laid to rest some five centuries ago. Archaeologists from Mexico's National ... [Read More]

Source: reuters.com

Bison Yellowstone National Park Man Nps Release Nps Dennis Jorgensen
- On Monday, a 34-year-old Colorado man, whose name has not been released, was gored by a bison near Yellowstone's most recognizable attraction, Old Faithful, according to a release from the National Park Service (NPS). Dennis Jorgensen, the bison ... [Read More]

Source: newsweek.com

Wine Amphorae Approach Pollen Analysis Roman Empire
- Wine played an important role in the history of the Roman Empire — and the Roman Empire played an important role in the history of wine. Many Romans believed you should drink wine every day , which made the drink "democratic". Wine wasn't just a drink for the aristocrats; it was enjoyed by craftsmen and slaves; men and women; urban dwellers and rural inhabitants. If you were a Roman, the odds are you drank wine at least occasionally. Without the Romans' love for wine, the drink may not be nearly as popular today. Consuming wine on this scale also meant that you had to produce and ... [Read More]


Wolf Wolves Hybrids Coyotes Coyote Dna
- A hidden reservoir of red wolf DNA has been found in coyotes in southwestern Louisiana – and it could be used to help the endangered wolves grow their wild population By A genetic reservoir of red wolf "ghost DNA" has been found hidden in ... [Read More]


Animals Permian Mass Feeders Recovery Years Study
- Life on Earth was devastated by the end-Permian mass extinction 252 million years ago – the largest such event in our planet's history, which killed over 90 percent of animal and plant species. Afterwards, it took millions of years for ... [Read More]

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Mars Atmosphere Nasa Data Mars' Mars Project
- Cloudspotting on Mars is a new initiative for the public to team up with NASA to study Mars' atmosphere, so it's releasing 16 years' worth of data. The landscape of Mars is rocky and barren, but the planet's skies sometimes hold clues to its past ... [Read More]

Source: gizmodo.com

Storm Gulf Coast Texas Coast System Thursday Rain
- A developing tropical system in the Caribbean Sea – one that's already knocked out power to parts of Trinidad and Tobago – continued to race across the region Wednesday as it sets its sights on Central America, where it's forecast to ... [Read More]

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Burmese Pythons Pythons Florida Species Snakes State
- Burmese pythons have become a hugely successful invasive species in southern Florida over the past few decades. But how did these huge snakes establish themselves in this part of the United States? Burmese pythons, as the name suggests, are native to Southeast Asia. However, there are now a large number of these snakes, which can grow to lengths of 20 feet and weigh more than 250 pounds, living in the south of the Sunshine State. The exact size of the Florida Burmese python population is not known because the snakes are very hard to detect, but estimates range from the tens of thousands, to ... [Read More]

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Weizmann Institute Fire Evidence Flint Researchers Site
- By analyzing flint tools, researchers find new evidence of an 800,000-year-old fire in northern Israel While scientists have long hypothesized that early humans started using fire about one million years ago, evidence dating back that far is difficult to come by.  Now, artificial intelligence might be able to change that. In a study published this month in the  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , researchers from the  Weizmann Institute of Science may have found the remnants of an 800,000-year-old fire in Israel. Previously, to determine whether a fire had once ... [Read More]


East Africa Fossils Study Purdue University Mrs Ples South Africa
- Fossils of early human ancestors in a cave in South Africa are a million years older than researchers previously thought, according to a study published this week that gives insight into the history of humankind. The study of fossils from the Sterkfontein Caves, which yielded the near-complete skull of a cave woman nicknamed Mrs. Ples, found they date back 3.4 million to 3.6 million years. The findings suggest hominins in South Africa existed around the same time as others in East Africa, such as the renowned 3.2-million-year-old skeleton Lucy, which was discovered in 1974 in Ethiopia. East ... [Read More]


Paxlovid Fauci Course Symptoms Covid Treatment
- Fauci said that when he first tested positive, he had very minimal symptoms. After testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that he has joined a growing group of people experiencing a Paxlovid rebound, following treatment with Pfizer's antiviral. Fauci, 81, said that when he first tested positive two weeks ago, he had very minimal symptoms. However, when he began to feel worse, "given [his] age," he was prescribed Paxlovid. Other than fatigue and a bit of congestion, Fauci reported that he felt "really quite well," and after his five-day course of ... [Read More]


Viruses Gut Norovirus Virus Gland Pups
- Norovirus lives in the gut – but mouse studies suggest it may also survive in salivary glands, and the discovery implies there are additional measures we could take to limit infections By Three gut viruses, including norovirus, can spread through saliva in mice. The discovery – coupled with the finding that norovirus can be grown in human salivary gland cells – might encourage new recommendations for minimising infections, and eventually may lead to new antiviral treatments. , rotavirus and astrovirus are known to infect the gut, where they lead to vomiting, diarrhoea and ... [Read More]


Dogs Wolves Wolf Time Francis Crick Institute Genomes
- DNA study closes in on solving the mystery of where and when dogs were domesticated. More on: genome sequencing Where and when dogs were initially domesticated by our ancestors is one of the most puzzling unresolved questions of human prehistory. We know that modern dog breeds originated from the grey wolf ( Canis lupus ) and were domesticated some time during the last Ice Age – at least 15,000 years ago. But exactly where it happened, and if it were in one single location or multiple places , is still undetermined. In a new study published in Nature , researchers used the DNA of ... [Read More]