The Wrath of Red Tide in Florida

The Wrath of Red Tide in Florida

Two large-scale algae outbreaks in Florida have killed sea life and is threatening the health of the public. The current red tide is one of the longest lasting outbreaks in Florida history. The red tide is caused by Karenia brevis. The algae produce toxins called brevetoxins. They cause gastrointestinal and neurological problems when ingested. This […]

HIV Rates Higher Among Those 50 Years and Older

HIV Rates Higher Among Those 50 Years and Older

Americans 50 years and older make up the highest group of individuals living with HIV, human immunodeficiency virus. In 2014, the CDC reported living with diagnosed HIV by age group, the two highest groups were ages 50-54 and 55-59. There is a significant drop, greater than 5,000, for ages 60-64. Ages 65 and older show a […]

20 Surprising Science-Based Facts Revealed in 2016

20 Surprising Science-Based Facts Revealed in 2016

Scientific discoveries, technological advancements, and time-saving inventions are crucial to human life and understanding the origins of the planet. Every year, papers are published, studies are conducted, and patents are filed for countless new discoveries. However, there are some revelations that could be game changers. With that in mind, here are 20 surprising science-based facts […]

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