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fish antibiotics

Americans are taking fish antibiotics to save money

December 11th, 2019

Health care costs in the United States are, well, pretty insane. A decent insurance plan helps mitigate out-of-pocket costs for certain medications, but those with no health coverage can find themselves with enormous bills and no hope of paying them down. It’s a bizarre situation, and as elected officials continue to debate just how broken …

alcohol cancer risk

Even a little alcohol can raise your risk of getting cancer, study finds

December 10th, 2019

Over the years, there has been no shortage of studies focused on alcohol consumption. Some studies suggest there are benefits to moderate consumption of alcohol on a regular or semi-regular basis, while others warn of the many potential dangers. A new study published in the journal Cancer falls squarely in the latter category. The research, …

sls tank failure

NASA broke the SLS fuel tank, but swears it did it on purpose

December 9th, 2019

NASA Space Launch System, the rocket system that will eventually provide the means for the space agency to send spacecraft and astronauts to the Moon, is a very big deal. The project has been in the works for a long time, and now that it’s finally starting to come together, NASA wants to make sure …

polar bear invasion

Polar bears won’t stop invading this small village in Russia

December 9th, 2019

A group of polar bears in Russia is celebrating the holidays in a truly spectacular way, much to the dismay of local residents. Locals in Ryrkaypiy, a small village of less than a thousand residents, have seen their quaint little town invaded by dozens of seemingly malnourished polar bears. Reports from Russia’s news group RIA …

potato shortage

Brace yourself: A french fry shortage may soon sweep the US

December 9th, 2019

Chilly temperatures and wet weather have given potato farmers across the United States and Canada a serious setback. Many farmers have been unable to harvest large portions of the potato crops they were counting on to round out the year. As Bloomberg reports, some of the highest potato-producing regions of North America are seeing significant …