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Mike Wehner

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food recall

If you bought these tasty chips, don’t eat them

April 16th, 2021

Undeclared allergens are one of the most common reasons for a food product to be recalled. It can happen for any number of reasons, but all of them are totally preventable if a manufacturer has everything in order. I mean, you just need the food to make it into the correct packaging and have that …

human hybrids

Scientists create human-monkey hybrid embryos in a lab

April 15th, 2021

“Has science gone too far?” has become something of a meme of late. People post the question sarcastically on images of homemade Oreos with cream from 100 of the cookies, or a fast-food sandwich where the buns are replaced with fried chicken. It’s funny, but scientists are now legitimately asking the question after a team …


Here’s what NASA’s asteroid probe did to space rock Bennu

April 15th, 2021

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe is now in a holding pattern after a lengthy mission that visited the space rock known as Bennu. The probe is still in the vicinity of the asteroid that it sampled many months ago, and before it heads back to drop off its sample containers, NASA did a close flyby of …

modified mosquitoes

Scientists are now playing god with mosquitoes

April 15th, 2021

Preventing illnesses in humans is a high priority for scientists that devote their lives to finding cures and techniques that keep people healthy, but sometimes a plan comes along that is so wild it can cause even the most devoted science fans to furrow their brow. In Florida, dengue fever regularly sickens over 100 people …

food recall

If you bought this delicious snack, don’t eat it

April 15th, 2021

If your regular trips to the grocery store include a stop in the snack aisle, you’re not alone. Companies like Hostess have built huge businesses on the assumption that we’re never going to stop eating sugary treats, and they’re probably right. Unfortunately, packaged snacks aren’t any more immune to product recalls than any other type …

noise pollution

Noisy humans are preventing forests from regrowing

April 14th, 2021

Humans are great (well, that’s debatable) but we’re also super noisy. Think about all of the noise we make with our vehicles, machines, various types of entertainment devices, and even our voices and you’ll quickly come to the conclusion that humans as a species are one of the noisiest around. We’re so noisy, in fact, …

lunar rover

UAE hires Japanese firm to launch its Moon rover in 2022

April 14th, 2021

A whole lot of science news has been focused on Mars as of late, and for good reason, but let’s not forget that Earth’s own moon still has many secrets left to unlock. The Moon is still the only other natural object in space that humans have ever visited in person, and while those missions …

insight lander

NASA’s Mars InSight lander may be in deep trouble

April 14th, 2021

Of all the missions that NASA has sent to Mars over the past decade, the InSight lander might be the one that has caused the most problems. The lander successfully touched down on Mars a couple of years back and it quickly became clear that something wasn’t working as intended when it deployed its self-hammering …

pet food recall

Stop feeding your pet this popular pet food immediately

April 14th, 2021

Pet owners will do whatever they can to keep their pets healthy (if you have a pet and don’t feel that way, you probably shouldn’t have a pet), and that includes providing quality food. Unfortunately for cat lovers, one of the most popular brands of cat food just issued a recall for bags that were …