Daily Archives: May 4, 2013

Chinese Scientists Create Killer Hybrid Flu Virus In Lab

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Author: Steve Connor

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Senior scientists have criticised the “appalling irresponsibility” of researchers in China who have deliberately created new strains of influenza virus in a veterinary laboratory. They warned there is a danger that the new viral strains created by mixing bird-flu virus with human influenza could escape from the laboratory to cause...

30 Toxic Chemicals at High Levels at Exxon Arkansas Tar Sands Pipeline

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Author: Steve Horn

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An independent study co-published by the Faulkner County Citizens Advisory Group and Global Community Monitor reveals that, in the aftermath of ExxonMobil's Pegasus tar sands pipeline spill of over 500,000 gallons of diluted bitumen (dilbit) into Mayflower, AR, air quality in the area surrounding the spill has been affected by high levels of cancer-causing chemicals. Roughly four weeks after the spill took place, many...

16-Year-Old Girl Arrested and Charged With a Felony For Science Project Mistake

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Author: Steven Hsieh

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A Florida teen with an exemplary record is facing federal charges after conducting what a classmate calls “a science project gone bad.” 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot is accused of mixing housing chemicals in a small water bottle at Bartow High School, causing the cap to fly off and produce a bit...