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West Nile Virus Confirmed in Travis County Texas

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Travis County Texas

The West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Travis County, Texas on Thursday, July 3, 2014, according to a press release from the Texas Department of State Health Services. This is the first known case of the mosquito-borne virus being reported in Texas this season.

Shane Franklin Miller Manhunt in Rural Area of Northern California

Shane Franklin Miller Manhunt in Rural Area of Northern California

Tuesday evening, around 7:45, authorities were called to a home in the rural area six miles west of Shingletown in Northern California.  They found three dead individuals.  A manhunt is underway. The victims were Sandy Miller, 34, and her two daughters, Shelby, 8 and Shasta, 4.  The suspected killer is the husband and father of […]

Remembering John Lennon

Remembering John Lennon

Update – Thirty-two years ago, on December 8th 1980, former Beatle John Lennon was murdered in front of his apartment building at the Dakota, on the upper west side of Manhattan, near Central Park. The details of his apparent assassination are perfectly grisly, and today is not the day for reviewing them, it is a […]

NASA’s SDO Captures Images of Theoretical Magnetic Flux Rope [Video] [Images]

NASA’s SDO Captures Images of Theoretical Magnetic Flux Rope [Video] [Images]

NASA has made an extremely rare discovery – so rare in fact they kept it under wraps for 6 1/2 months. NASA has announced today that they have received extreme ultraviolet images from the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument on board NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). It occurred on July 18, 2012, and the discovery is […]

NASA: 2 Coronal Mass Ejections’ Exploded from The Sun Last Week

NASA: 2 Coronal Mass Ejections’ Exploded from The Sun Last Week

NASA is reporting that there were 2 Coronal Mass Ejection’s of our Sun in the last week, based on observations from NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), and the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). On January 23, 2013 at roughly 9:55 AM EST, a Coronal Mass Ejection was expelled the Earth’s Sun, at speeds […]

Study: IV Drug Users Are ‘Super-Spreaders’ of HCV Infections

Study: IV Drug Users Are ‘Super-Spreaders’ of HCV Infections

According to a new study published January 31st, 2013, in the Journal PLOS Computational Biology, a team of researchers from Oxford University, the University of Athens and Imperial College have developed a protocol for identifying how the initial spread of viral infections, with the HCV infection used as a model, are spread over a specific […]

FDA Approves Orphan Drug to Treat Rare Inherited Cholesterol Disease

FDA Approves Orphan Drug to Treat Rare Inherited Cholesterol Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday approved a new cholesterol drug, mipomersen sodium, marketed under the name Kynamro. This powerful new drug is to be used in conjuction with other lipid-lowering medications and diet to treat patients with a rare type of high cholesterol called homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). The addition of Kynamro […]

National Weather Service Issues Tornado Watch for Fl, Ga, SC and The Eastern Seaboard

National Weather Service Issues Tornado Watch for Fl, Ga, SC and The Eastern Seaboard

The National Weather Service, from the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of: Central and Eastern Florida panhandle and North Florida Central and Eastern Georgia Piedmont South Carolina Coastal Waters off the Eastern Seaboard This is Tornado Watch #23 Effective this Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning from 5:50 […]

CDC Report: Chikungunya Fever Outbreak in Southern U.S. Probable

CDC Report: Chikungunya Fever Outbreak in Southern U.S. Probable

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC) is reporting that the mosquito borne illness, Chikungunya Fever, has the potential to be imported to the southern United States, areas with temperate climates and large mosquito vectors. Chikungunya Fever is a viral disease, a mosquito-borne pathogen, similar to Dengue Fever. The disease is […]

Quadrantid Meteor Shower: 2013’s First Galactic Light Show

Quadrantid Meteor Shower: 2013’s First Galactic Light Show

The Quadrantid Meteor Shower

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