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Thousands of patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis at NJ surgery center asked to take blood tests

More than 3,000 patients of a surgery center in Bergen County, New Jersey, may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, according to the New Jersey Department of Health and the HealthPlus Surgery Center in the town of Saddle Brook. On Tuesday, officials issued a new statement asking patients who received a procedure at HealthPlus Surgery Center between January and September of this year to get a blood test for hepatitis and HIV.
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Showdown in the Sky: America's F-22 Raptor vs. Russia's Su-57 Fighter (Who Wins?)

Here is what we can tell you...
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Why you can smell rain, explained by science

When those first fat drops of summer rain fall to the hot, dry ground, have you ever noticed a distinctive odor? I have childhood memories of family members who were farmers describing how they could always “smell rain” right before a storm. Of course rain itself has no scent. But moments before a rain event, an “earthy” smell known as petrichor does permeate the air. People call it musky, fresh – generally pleasant. This smell actually comes from the moistening of the ground. Australian scienti...
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Elon Musk shows off stainless steel ‘Starship’

It was just last month that Elon Musk took to Twitter to unceremoniously announce that he was changing the name of the crew module and rocket booster of SpaceX's BFR rocket program to "Starship" and "Super Heavy," respectively. Now, in another spontaneous update from Musk via Twitter, we're getting our first good look at the Starship section in all its stainless steel glory. In the early morning hours, Musk tweeted out an image of the top section of the spacecraft with the simple captio...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Starship, Twitter Musk, Big Falcon Rocket, Super Heavy, Stainless Steel Starship


NASA’s New Horizons is poised for a historic New Year’s Day flyby

It was back in August that NASA showed off images from its New Horizons spacecraft which had just spotted its next flyby target sitting a whopping 100 million miles away. Well, in the months since that updated the probe has been speeding along at over 30,000 miles per hour and, as luck would have it, it'll reach its current destination on New Year's Day. The probe's current target is an object known as Ultima Thule. Ultima Thule is a frozen chunk of material left over from the earli...
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California’s Brown orders new DNA testing in old murder case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered new DNA tests that a condemned inmate says could clear him in a 35-year-old quadruple murder case, which has drawn national attention. On Monday, Brown ordered new testing on four pieces of evidence that Kevin Cooper and his attorneys say will show he was framed for […]
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New Jersey surgery center possibly exposed thousands of patients to HIV, hepatitis, other infections

More than 3,000 patients of a surgery center in Bergen County, New Jersey, may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, according to the New Jersey Department of Health and the HealthPlus Surgery Center in the town of Saddle Brook. A letter from the HealthPlus Surgery Center was sent out this month notifying patients who had a procedure there between January and September that they may have come in contact with various infections.
Tags: Science, New Jersey, New Jersey Department of Health, Bergen County New Jersey, Saddle Brook, HealthPlus Surgery Center


Central US to be slammed by heavy, windswept snow in wake of Christmas

As people hit the road and take to the sky in the days following Christmas, a snowstorm is expected to take shape over part of the central United States.
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Clever Cosplayer Designed a Helmet That Makes His Eyes Intensely Glow Like Thor's Do

You know someone or something is about to get an Asgardian-level beatdown when Thor’s eyes start to glow. It’s an effect in the movies that’s created by visual effects artists in post-production, but YouTuber KyleofAsgard has figured out how to create in real life with a custom-built Thor helmet and special contact…Read more...
Tags: Costumes, Science, Marvel, 3d Printing, Hacks, Thor, Cosplay, YouTuber KyleofAsgard


10 great minds we lost in 2018

We lost a great deal of internet pioneers and geniuses of physics in 2018. Creations of fiber optic cables, men on the moon and the unsung heroes of the life sciences made their mark on the scientific enterprise. The loss of men like Stephen Hawking leaves a hole in the sciences, but his work and many others will continue to inspire the generations to come. Death is an inevitability every passing year. As time marches on to the eternal beyond, we look to some of the great minds we lost in 2...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Business, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Computers, New York Times, Innovation, Stephen Hawking, Heart, Albert Einstein, Invention, Cheney, Neil Armstrong, Francis Crick


50 Years Later, the Iconic Apollo 8 Earthrise Photo Still Gives Us Chills

On December 24, 1968, Apollo 8 astronauts William Anders, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman reached lunar orbit, allowing them to become the first humans in history to witness an Earthrise. The images captured that day, showing our planet in context with the lunar landscape, remain among the most enduring photos taken…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Moon, Astronauts, Apollo 8, Frank Borman, Earthrise, William Anders Jim Lovell


Exxon quiet on plans to resume Guyana marine survey after Venezuela dispute

Exxon Mobil and a seismic research company it hired to search for oil off the coast of Guyana declined on Monday to say when they might resume exploration work halted after a weekend confrontation with Venezuela's navy. A century-long border dispute has heated up in recent years as Irving, Texas-based Exxon has discovered more than 5 billion barrels of oil and gas off Guyana's shores. Two ships owned by Norway's Petroleum Geo-Services halted seismic survey activities after a confrontation ...
Tags: Science, Exxon Mobil, Venezuela, Norway, Guyana, Exxon, Irving Texas, Petroleum Geo Services


Oil plunges 6 percent as economic slowdown fears grip market

Oil prices plunged more than 6 percent to the lowest in more than a year on Monday, pulling back sharply late in the session as fears of an economic slowdown rattled the market. U.S. crude futures and global benchmark Brent fell to the lowest since the second quarter of 2017 during the session, putting both benchmarks on track to lose about 40 percent in the quarter. "What's happening in the stockmarket is raising fears that the economy is grinding to a halt and thereby will basically kill...
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China vs. Russia (In the Air): J-20 Stealth Fighter vs. Su-57 (Who Wins?)

Here is what we can tell you. 
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Deck the Halls in Less Than 30 Seconds With This Time-Saving Holiday Decorating Cannon 

The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year for some, but only when all of the baking, shopping, and decorating is done. Decking the halls and trimming the tree can often be a gruelling all-day affair, but YouTube’s the Hacksmith has come up with a time-saving solution in the form of a yuletide cannon.Read more...
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Back to Work as She Recovers From Lung Cancer Surgery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Back to Work After Lung Cancer Surgery
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The Shockingly Simple Brain Fog Remedies Doctors Recommend

It all boils down to a few lifestyle tweaks.
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Horse Skeleton With Saddle and Harness Still Attached Uncovered at Pompeii

The volcano that destroyed Pompeii in 79 AD affected both the citizens of the ancient Roman city and their animal companions, as a remarkable new discovery shows.Read more...
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How engineers (and astronauts) made Apollo 8’s ‘Earthrise’ trip to the moon possible 50 years ago

It’s been 50 years to the day since Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders’ “Earthrise” photo changed our world forever, but that mission to the moon and back wouldn’t have happened the way it did if it weren’t for a giant leap in technology. That comes through loud and clear in “Apollo’s Daring Mission,” a NOVA documentary making its debut on public television on Wednesday. “NASA usually went step-by-step. In this case, they jumped three or four steps,” the 85-year-old Anders, who now lives in Anacorte...
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How engineers (and astronauts) made Apollo 8’s ‘Earthrise’ possible 50 years ago

It’s been 50 years to the day since Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders’ “Earthrise” photo changed our world forever, but that mission to the moon and back wouldn’t have happened the way it did if it weren’t for a giant leap in technology. That comes through loud and clear in “Apollo’s Daring Mission,” a NOVA documentary making its debut on public television on Wednesday. “NASA usually went step-by-step. In this case, they jumped three or four steps,” the 85-year-old Anders, who now lives in Anacorte...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Anders, Bill Anders, Anacortes Wash


Oil at lowest in year following global stock market tumble

Oil fell more than 2 percent on Monday to the lowest in over a year as global stock markets tumbled under pressure from concerns about a U.S. government shutdown and worsening world economy. Crude futures have fallen by more than 30 percent so far this quarter to the lowest since the third quarter of 2017, as investors have grown increasingly wary of the impact to global growth, and crude demand, from an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China. Markets across asset classes...
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Bizarre ‘dark fluid’ with negative mass could dominate the universe – what my research suggests

It's embarrassing, but astrophysicists are the first to admit it. Our best theoretical model can only explain 5% of the universe. The remaining 95% is famously made up almost entirely of invisible, unknown material dubbed dark energy and dark matter. So even though there are a billion trillion stars in the observable universe, they are actually extremely rare. The two mysterious dark substances can only be inferred from gravitational effects. Dark matter may be an invisible material, but it ex...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Physics, Innovation, Oxford, Universe, Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Big Bang, String Theory, Cosmos, Jamie Farnes Research, Research Centre University of Oxford


Explaining the deadly volcanic tsunami that hit Indonesia

Hundreds are dead, with more missing, following a tsunami that took the Indonesian coast by surprise on Dec. 22.  But this was no typical tsunami. Rather, it was a volcanic tsunami, and understanding what that means may help explain why this particular manifestation of nature's power was so devastating.  The tsunami that struck between the Sumatra and Java islands was triggered not by an earthquake — as is typically the case with tsunamis — but instead by an active volcano in the area known...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Nbc News, Cnn, Al Jazeera, University Of Southern California, Northwestern University, Sumatra, Emile Okal, Okal, Dwikorita Karnawati, Anak Krakatau, Tsunami Research Center, Costas Synolakis, Tsunami Warning Centers


18 Viral Photos and Videos From 2018 That Were Totally Fake

It’s that time of year again. It’s time to take a look at the most popular fake photos, quotes, and videos that were circulating on the internet throughout the year. And what a year it was for fakes.Read more...
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Monday's Best Deals: Anker Lightning Cables, Smart Oven, Insulated Backpacks, and More

An Anker battery pack, Breville smart oven, and a 20-pound board game lead off Monday’s best deals.Read more...
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Russia: Hole drilled from inside Int'l Space Station capsule

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian cosmonaut who explored a mysterious hole in a capsule docked to the International Space Station said Monday that the opening was drilled from inside the spacecraft and Russian law enforcement agencies are investigating what caused it.
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Court says Justice Ginsburg up and working after surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is up and working as she recuperates from cancer surgery.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg back working the Supreme Court 72 hours after lung cancer surgery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back up and working despite undergoing surgery for lung cancer 72 hours prior, the Associated Press reported. Court spokesperson Kathy Arberg said the 85-year-old liberal stalwart remained at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on Sunday to recover from the surgery. It is unclear when Ms Ginsburg will be able to return home.
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Associated Press, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ginsburg, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Kathy Arberg


Climate change is destroying Lebanon's biblical cedar trees

The cedar trees of Lebanon have survived for millennia. King Solomon is said to have used the tall, strong evergreens to build his temple in Jerusalem. The Phoenicians chopped them down to build ships, the ancient Egyptians to make paper. But conservationists are warning the usually resilient trees are now facing the biggest threat to their existence - climate change. Today in the Chouf Biosphere Reserve south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, black branchless trunks jut from the ground where youn...
Tags: Science, Jerusalem, Unesco, Beirut, Lebanon, Mediterranean, Jesus Christ, Solomon, Chouf Biosphere Reserve, Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat, Nabil Nemer, Nemer, Jaj Cedar Reserve Forest, Cedrus Libani, Jouzour Lubnan, Jouzour


People who understand the benefits of exercise may spend more time being active

Researchers at Central Queensland University surveyed 615 people to explore their knowledge of the benefits of physical activity and the risks of inactivity. The survey also included questions to measure time spent in walking activity, moderate intensity activity (e.g., gentle swimming) and vigorous intensity activity (e.g., cycling). Writing in PLoS One, senior author Stephanie Schoeppe and colleagues say regular physical activity "reduces the risk of all-cause mortality by 30 percent, reduce...
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