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Mike Wehner

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face washing

Doctors say never to wash this one body part in the shower

October 9th, 2020

Doctors warn that washing your face in the shower can cause more harm than good. Hot shower water can be damaging to sensitive facial skin, and removing too much protective oil from your face can cause further problems. Washing your face with lukewarm or cooler water is a better bet, and only use a gentle …

space junk

Earth is surrounded by garbage, and it just keeps getting worse

October 8th, 2020

Space junk is a problem that just won’t go away, and it keeps getting worse. Debris orbiting Earth makes it difficult for space agencies and companies to launch missions, risking damage to spacecraft and humans in crewed missions. SpaceX’s Starlink satellite horde is making things even worse, according to Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck. Space …

boeing starliner

Boeing Starliner astronaut drops out of first crewed test flight

October 8th, 2020

A Boeing Starliner test flight pilot is now dropping out of the first crewed mission for the spacecraft. Astronaut Christopher Ferguson says he has commitments in 2021 that simply can’t be postponed and will have to sit out the first crewed mission after being named its commander. The mission is expected to take place by …

fruit recall

Throw out your cantaloupe if you live in these states

October 8th, 2020

Potential Salmonella contamination in cantaloupe has led to a recall bulletin by grocery store chain Meijer. The company is recalling whole cantaloupe and several other products containing cantaloupe after investigators discovered possible Salmonella contamination. Several states are affected by the recall. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging across the globe, most of us are just …

metformin recall

If you take this common medication, call your doctor and throw it out

October 8th, 2020

A popular diabetes drug was just recalled because it may contain a cancer-causing agent at higher-than-normal concentrations. Metformin tablets sold under the brand name Time-Cap Inc., are being widely recalled. The FDA has a list of the product codes and other identifying information, so if you have any of these meds at home, contact your …

microburst time lapse

Watch a cloud tear itself open over a lake in Austria

October 8th, 2020

A time-lapse video captured a stunning weather phenomenon playing out over a lake in Austria. The wet microburst, which is a column of rapidly descending air that carries a ton of water down with it, is incredibly intense.  A phenomenon like this can produce damage similar to that of a tornado, though in this case, …

lightning deaths

Deaths from lightning strikes may be the lowest ever in 2020

October 7th, 2020

The death toll from lightning strikes in the United States is at a record low. Fewer people are dying from being struck by lightning than in years past, due to a variety of factors. Less intense thunderstorms may be temporarily skewing the numbers down. The coronavirus pandemic has cost well over 200,000 lives in the …