Category Archives: Nature

Monkeys Living Near Fukushima Have Blood Changes

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Author: Bahar Gholipour

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Wild monkeys living in forests of Fukushima — the Japanese city that was the site of a nuclear power plant meltdown in 2011 — have lower blood cell counts than monkeys from northern Japan, and carry detectable levels of cesium in their bodies, researchers have found. The researchers studied blood...

Do Animals Have ESP?

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Author: Tara MacIsaac

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Veterinarian Dr. Michael Fox has encountered many stories of dogs seeming to sense from a distance that their masters are in trouble and other such experiences that seem to indicate animal clairvoyance. Dr. Fox believes that animals can tap into what he calls the “empathosphere,” where thoughts and feelings physically...

Ten Plagues are Hitting America Right Now

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Author: PressTV

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Why are so many plagues hitting the United States all of a sudden? Yes, one can always point out bad stuff that is happening somewhere in the country, but right now we are facing a nightmarish combination of crippling drought, devastating wildfires, disastrous viruses, dying crops and superbugs that scientists...

Earthquake Maps Reveal Higher Risks for Much of U.S.

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Author: National Geographic

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Look out, South Carolina, Illinois, and Missouri. Although California is well known for earthquakes, new federal government maps extend the high-risk zones for temblors across much more of the country. On Thursday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) announced updated U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps, which reflect the most current...

Animals and Insects That Can Detect Cancer and Disease

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Author: Dr. Becker

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You already know that dogs have a sense of smell so powerful, law enforcement relies on them to sniff out drugs and explosives and track missing children. Domestic canines are also used to detect the presence of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from all kinds of cancers and other diseases, sometimes...

Rare Supersonic Earthquake Has Shown Up In An Unexpected Place

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Author: Becky Oskin

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One of the world's deepest earthquakes was also a rare supersonic quake, upending ideas about where these unusual earthquakes strike. Only six supersonic (or supershear) earthquakes have ever been identified, all in the last 15 years. Until now, they all showed similar features, occurring relatively near the Earth's surface and...

Time to Start Paying Attention to Fracking’s Earthquakes

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Author: Sarah Zielinski

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Swarms of small earthquakes that have surged in Oklahoma since 2008 can be blamed on wastewater from fracking being injected into the earth, and they represent a potential hazard for the state capitol, Oklahoma City, according to a study published today in Science. This is not the first set of...