Mosquito control is key to limit the spread of the potentially deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV). Here Sarah MacGregor (C), owner of Dragon Mosquito Control, speaks to employee Andrea Frey while fellow employee Devin Hanington looks on, while spraying a swamp for mosquitoes. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images) Its acronym is appropriately EEE. Because, “eeeee”,
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As of this writing, flood waters continue to rise in many areas of North Carolina and points north and east due to the tremendous rainfall brought by (former) Hurricane Florence. Both North and South Carolina set records for the greatest precipitation associated with tropical systems. As Hurricane Florence approached the Carolina coast, forecasts called for
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What do most people misunderstand about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Paul Mainwood, Doctorate in Philosophy of Physics, on Quora: Most people get the logic of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity entirely backwards.
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Astronomers announced the discovery of an exoplanet with 8.47 times Earth’s mass and twice Earth’s radius in the 40 Eridiani star system, distant 17 light-years from our Sun. In the Star Trek universe, the Eridiani constellation is mentioned as the star system where the planet Vulcan
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Early on the night of May 5, a team of scientists snuck out onto the white beaches of south Florida to attach a transmitter in the shell of a nesting leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). They nicknamed her Isla, and for months, members of the non-profit organisation Florida Leatherbacks, Inc. have been following this turtle as
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For hundreds of years, geologists have thought the modern-day British mainland was formed by the collision of two ancient land masses, Avalonia and Laurentia. Now, new research suggests a third continent was involved – Armorica, which today makes up the northwestern region of France. That’s according to some geological detective work that considers, among other
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Our lifestyle and daily routine can impact significantly the environment. A 2016 study of pollutants in Great Britain showed, not surprisingly, traces of pesticides, derived from farming, and PAHs, polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons derived from burning fuel, in the groundwater. A cup of coffee. Image by Wikipedia/Julius Schorzman ,
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In coming weeks, long after Hurricane Florence’s winds and rains have faded, its aftermath will still pose life-threatening hazards: snakes, submerged sharp objects, bacterial infections and disease-carrying mosquitoes. People are trapped by floodwaters and facing dwindling supplies of medicines, food and drinking water. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a danger as people crank up portable generators,
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