Lava Caves in Hawaiian Islands Have Fascinating Collection of Novel Microbes

Lava Caves in Hawaiian Islands Have Fascinating Collection of Novel Microbes

Scientists recently discovered a fascinating collection of novel microbes living in lava tubes, geothermal caves, and volcanic vents in Hawaii. Microbes are tiny, ubiquitous life forms almost everywhere on Earth, including in cold, Mars-like lava caves. These habitats, built 65 and 800 years ago, receive little to no sunlight. Toxic minerals and gases may also […]

Racial Disparities in Pulse Oximeter Readings

Racial Disparities in Pulse Oximeter Readings

A recent study found that Black people are more likely to receive inaccurate readings from fingertip pulse oximeters. They are also less likely to have these devices checked by a doctor, which is a significant problem since these false readings can have serious consequences. Pulse oximeters are small medical gadgets that attach to the fingertips […]

Pope Francis Apologize to Families of Indigenous People Abuse Victims

Pope Francis Apologize to Families of Indigenous People Abuse Victims

After a government-funded report said that Native American children were sexually abused and physically oppressed at the mostly Catholic-run schools, Francis apologized to the abuse victims. On Monday, Pope Francis apologized on Canadian soil, speaking in Maskwacis, Alberta, for Catholic officials’ physical and sexual abuse of Indigenous children in residential schools. The apologies came years […]

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