Monthly Archives: August 2015

In The Fight Against Tsetse Flies, Blue Is The New Black

If you were a tsetse fly, you would be irresistibly attracted to these blue flags. Courtesy of J.Esterhuizen/LSTM Tsetse Project hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of J.Esterhuizen/LSTM Tsetse Project Walk along one of the many streams and rivers in the West Nile region of Uganda, and you’ll notice something funny. All along the riverbanks, you’ll see small pieces of blue ...

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Did Beijing's Olympics Song Lift Parts Of 'Let It Go'?

Fireworks explode behind a skiing sculpture to celebrate Beijing being chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics last week. Jason Lee/Reuters /Landov hide caption itoggle caption Jason Lee/Reuters /Landov It starts with the opening bars of “The Snow and Ice Dance,” the song’s critics say, then it builds: an eerie sense that the song — an official melody of the ...

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Your Pill Is Printing: FDA Approves First 3-D-Printed Drug

A product image provided by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals shows Spritam 750 mg, foreground, and 1,000 mg tablets. The 3-D-printed pills have been approved by the FDA. AP hide caption itoggle caption AP In a first, the Food and Drug Administration has given approval to a drug that is produced on a 3-D printer. The pill, produced by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, treats seizures. ...

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Circus Tent Collapse Kills 2 During Storm In New Hampshire

Officials are investigating the cause of a tent collapse that killed two people and injured more than a dozen others. Chris Jensen/NHPR hide caption itoggle caption Chris Jensen/NHPR A man and a girl were killed while watching a traveling circus show Monday evening, after a strong storm dislodged the circus tent’s poles and caused a collapse. Officials are now working ...

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Women, There's A Reason Why You're Shivering In The Office

It may be August, but in the office it feels like January. And there’s a mysterious man to blame. iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto He was probably about 40 years old, 155 pounds, white, and wearing a suit. And he’s the reason why women are shivering at their desks in air-conditioned buildings. At some point in the 1930s, someone ...

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Families Of Newtown Massacre Victims Reach $1.5 Million Settlement

A small memorial lined a road near Sandy Hook Elementary School about a month after the Dec. 14, 2012, shootings in Newtown, Conn. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption John Moore/Getty Images The relatives of 16 victims of the 2012 elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., reached a proposed $1.5 million settlement Monday against the estate of the shooter’s ...

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