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Scientists Discovered Second Species of Bacteria that Causes Lyme Disease

Scientists Discovered Second Species of Bacteria that Causes Lyme Disease

Scientists have discovered a second species of bacteria that can cause Lyme disease. This one, named Borrelia mayonii, is closely related to the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria already known to cause Lyme disease, the team at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. …

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Tamil Nadu: Suspected Meteorite Kills Man in India

Tamil Nadu: Suspected Meteorite Kills Man in India

A meteorite may have killed a man in India, officials say. While it has not been officially confirmed, scientists suspect a man in Tamil Nadu was killed by the falling star. It would be the first recorded death from a meteorite in nearly 200 years, if true. According to Tamil Nadu …

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Stonehenge: Bones of 14 High-Status Women Reveals Gender Equality 5000 Years Ago

Stonehenge: Bones of 14 High-Status Women Reveals Gender Equality 5000 Years Ago

Scientists at Stonehenge made a startling discovery about the ancient megaliths, published by a leading archaeological journal this month, that changes the way historians view the mysterious ancient societies in what is now England, societies that made Stonehenge the center of their religious and social lives. “In almost every depiction of Stonehenge …

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News Species Of Tarantula Named After Music Legend Johnny Cash

News Species Of Tarantula Named After Music Legend Johnny Cash

Scientists scouring the fields of Folsom, California found a new kind of black tarantula which they have named after Johnny Cash, the US music legend who sang of the jailhouse blues. The eight-legged creature named Aphonopelma johnnycashi is all black, the way Cash often dressed when he strummed his guitar …

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Genetic Engineering: UK Researchers Given Okay to Genetically Modify Human Embryos

Genetic Engineering: UK Researchers Given Okay to Genetically Modify Human Embryos

British scientists have been given the green light to genetically modify human embryos, for the first time in the nation’s history. The landmark decision means scientists will now be allowed to alter the DNA of embryos, for research purposes only. It remains illegal for these genetically altered embryos to be implanted in …

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Oxitec Fights Zika Virus With Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Oxitec Fights Zika Virus With Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

If you’ve been paying attention to the news for the past week, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the recent Zika virus outbreak by now. The virus, which is currently spreading across the Americas, has been linked to a rare birth defect known as microencephaly, a condition in which infants are born with abnormally …

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Earth’s Head-On Collision With Forming Planet Theia Gave Birth to Moon, Study Says

Earth's Head-On Collision With Forming Planet Theia Gave Birth to Moon, Study Says

A violent, head-on collision between the Earth and a forming planet 4.5 billion years ago created the Moon, claim researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), suggesting that this massive crash likely resulted in bsimilar chemical composition of both the Earth and the Moon. Scientists know about this high-speed …

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VIDEO 30th Anniversary: How the Challenger Disaster Changed NASA

VIDEO 30th Anniversary: How the Challenger Disaster Changed NASA

Much like the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, or the morning of September 11, 2001, most Americans remember where they were when they heard the news of the Challenger disaster. It was NASA’s first in-flight tragedy. Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on January 28, 1986. Shortly …

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Researchers Publish New Findings About How Schizophrenia Develops

Researchers Publish New Findings About How Schizophrenia Develops

For the first time, scientists have pinned down a molecular process in the brain that helps trigger schizophrenia. The researchers involved in the landmadrk study, which was published Wednesday in the journal Nature, say the discovery of this new genetic pathway likely reveals what goes wrong neurologically in a young …

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Should Americans Worry About Zika Virus?

Should Americans Worry About Zika Virus?

The Arkansas Department of Health (DOH) today announced that a resident had tested positive for Zika virus, joining at least a dozen other cases of Zika found thus far in the U.S. This announcement is certain to scare many. Zika has all the elements of yet another runaway epidemic, including staggering case …

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