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Anti-vaccination trend is fueling deadly measles outbreak in Samoa

November 27th, 2019

The island nation of Samoa is in the midst of a truly devastating measles epidemic. Over 2,600 confirmed cases of the disease have been tallied, with hundreds of new cases being added by the day. A total of 33 people have died at last count, including dozens of children. When disease begins to spread across …

space news

Astronomers snap gorgeous image of interstellar visitor

November 27th, 2019

A few months back an amateur astronomer spotted something very special. It was a comet that, based on its trajectory and speed, had to have come from outside of our own solar system. It’s only the second time in history that scientists have spotted such an object, and astronomers scrambled to learn more about it. …

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Here’s what a NASA Moon lander might look like

November 26th, 2019

NASA wants to send humans back to the Moon, and it hopes to achieve that goal by 2024. Whether or not such a mission is possible on such an abbreviated timeline remains to be seen, but the space agency is slowly moving forward with its lunar exploration projects and just offered the world a glimpse …

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Romaine lettuce is dangerous again as new E. coli outbreak spreads

November 26th, 2019

Hey, remember back exactly one year ago when the CDC begged everyone to throw away romaine lettuce because it was making people sick? Well wouldn’t you know it, it’s happening again! Over two dozen people have already been hospitalized with severe E. coli infections across 16 states, and the CDC is once again sounding the …

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Maybe Jupiter’s Great Red Spot isn’t dying after all

November 26th, 2019

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is one of the most easily-recognizable features of any planet in our solar system. The rusty red-orange blob is featured prominently in most images of the planet, and its size is truly staggering. In recent years, however, scientists have noticed a troubling trend that might suggest the storm is dying. Recent …

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If you don’t love NASA’s big fat Super Guppy, you’re dead inside

November 26th, 2019

NASA’s incredible rovers, landers, and satellites tend to get the bulk of the attention because, well, they’re awesome machines. But there’s one vehicle in NASA’s arsenal that is incredibly cool despite the fact that it never actually leaves Earth. It’s the Super Guppy, and it’s an absolute joy to see. When you need to transport …