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Tasmanian Devil’s genes evolving – Becoming resistant to cancer


In what is being called a “rapid evolutionary response,” Australia’s Tasmanian devils are developing resistance to the Devil facial tumor disease (DFTD), according to a new study.

Source: Tasmanian Devil’s genes evolving – Becoming resistant to cancer

SpaceX to launch used rocket booster into space for second time


SpaceX is set to usher in a new era in space later this year when it launches a used Falcon 9 rocket booster into space for a second time carrying the SES-10 commercial communications satellite.

Source: SpaceX to launch used rocket booster into space for second time

Will Congress let CDC run out of funds to fight Zika virus?


CDC’s director, Dr. Tom Frieden announced on Tuesday that the agency was just about out of money to fight the Zika virus, just hours before Florida reported three new home-grown cases of the virus.

Source: Will Congress let CDC run out of funds to fight Zika virus?

Virginia Hepatitis A outbreak spreads to five states – 51 sick


The Hepatitis A outbreak associated with strawberry smoothies that started in Virginia earlier this month has now spread to five states, sickening 51 people.

Source: Virginia Hepatitis A outbreak spreads to five states – 51 sick

One of world’s largest water sources is contaminated


A water crisis of monumental proportions has hit southern Asia, affecting over 750 million people in Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. At least 60 percent of their groundwater is contaminated with salt and deadly levels of arsenic.

Source: One of world’s largest water sources is contaminated

Climate change creating ‘A Brewing Storm’ in coffee production


Climate change is going to have a dramatic impact on the quality, price, and production of coffee, from consumers to the farmers growing the coffee beans.

Source: Climate change creating ‘A Brewing Storm’ in coffee production

Labrador’s caribou herd on verge of collapse from illegal hunting


In the 1990s, the Georges River caribou herd in Labrador numbered over 800,000 animals, but the once-thriving herd is now on the verge of collapse, with fewer that 9,000 caribou remaining.

Source: Labrador’s caribou herd on verge of collapse from illegal hunting

Two deaths, elevated lead cases linked to Life Rising supplement


The FDA, along with state and local health officials are investigating elevated lead levels, including two deaths that have been linked to Life Rising dietary supplements produced by Ton Shen Health/Life Rising.

Source: Two deaths, elevated lead cases linked to Life Rising supplement

Environmentalists add a tech-savvy twist to bonfire tradition


A centuries-old maritime tradition, the lighting of bonfires along the coast of Estonia was reenacted Saturday night, but with a tech-savvy environmentalist twist.

Source: Environmentalists add a tech-savvy twist to bonfire tradition

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