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Mike Wehner

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prevent cat hunting

Cats love murder, but there’s a way you can prevent it

February 14th, 2021

Domestic cats are a massive burden on wildlife around the globe, with birds and small mammals being their two favorite targets. Cats that are allowed to roam free often hunt despite having food available at home, but scientists just figured out a way to prevent them from killing wildlife. Feeding a cat a diet high …

science news

What if we’re all just Martians?

February 13th, 2021

Despite the incredibly extensive study of the origins of life on Earth, we’re still not sure exactly how our planet’s first life forms were created. It’s possible, many scientists say, that life on Earth may have originated elsewhere. Right now, the leading candidate for a source of life that may have seeded Earth is our …

alien pollution

NASA says we might find alien pollution before we find aliens

February 13th, 2021

If intelligent alien civilizations exist in space, it’s possible that we may find signs of their existence before we find the aliens themselves. A new study by NASA suggests that industrialized civilizations on distant worlds may be just as bad at managing their pollution as we are, and we may be able to spot their …

water on mars

A Mars orbiter just detected something it’s never seen before

February 12th, 2021

The atmosphere of Mars is thin and, compared to Earth, barely even there at all, but it can still teach us about the history of the planet and its present-day status. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, which is a project from the European Space Agency and Russia’s Roscosmos, recently detected a gas that it never …

product recall

You might need surgery if you use this recalled nasal spray

February 12th, 2021

A nasal spray sold across the United States has just been recalled for an extremely serious reason. Manukaguard Allerclean nasal spray may be contaminated with yeast, and individuals that use it run the risk of needing serious medical attention, up to and including surgery. Infections that result from the use of the yeast-contaminated nasal spray …

space news

This new Jupiter photo is just plain gorgeous

February 11th, 2021

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been orbiting the gas giant Jupiter since 2016, and it’s taken some really fantastic shots of the massive planet along the way.  A new image of Jupiter showcased by NASA shows the planet from an angle we don’t normally see.  Visible in the image are both the Great Red Spot — …

food recall

This tasty sauce sold across multiple US states is now recalled

February 11th, 2021

A condiment sold across 10 US states is now being recalled due to the possibility of serious allergic reactions due to it containing undeclared shrimp.  Three flavors of sauce — Thai Peanut Sauce, Panang Curry Sauce, and Spicy Red Curry Sauce — are subject to recall from Delicae Gormet LLC of Tarpon Springs, Florida.  The …

weather satellite

NASA’s ‘RainCube’ satellite is now dead

February 10th, 2021

NASA launched a tiny CubeSat in mid-2018 as a proof of concept to study weather on Earth. The aim was to see if compact satellites could return “science-quality data” with a much lower cost than weather satellites that are much larger. The satellite not only outlived its original three-month lifespan, but it returned a wealth …