International Space Station

US and Russia Begin Planning the Next Space Station

While the United States and Russia relations may be at their lowest point in decades, the space agencies are working together better than they ever have before. NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos today announced plans to build a new space station for when the International Space Station is retired in 2024.

Genetic Markers and Immune Response Reveal Origins of PTSD

While Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become highly stigmatized as a mental health condition within the armed forces, where soldiers often return home from battle with the debilitating condition, it appears that not only may some soldiers be genetically predisposed to it—some may have immunological reactions that even make it worse. In a new study published this week in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, a team of researchers with the University of Southampton (UK) and University of California, San Diego have uncovered the genetic markers that could theoretically allow them to identify soldiers or patients that may be most at risk, even before they’re deployed at all.
Thin Mints

Cyber Monday Deals May Soon Include Girl Scouts Cookies

It’s a tradition nearly a century in the making, and undoubtedly one of the most recognizable times of the year – Girl Scouts cookies distribution. Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos and Samoas, oh my! For nearly 100 years The Girl Scouts of the United States of America has instilled business values and of community in this beloved tradition. And while they have walked the walk and talked the talk, they’re looking towards a new future ahead of them by encouraging scouts to soon use the internet to sell their cookies. And with the greatest of ease, one will not only be able to order online, but also receive their orders right at their doorstep.
Pahoa Lava Spill

Hawaiian Lava Flow Prompts Evacuation on Big Island

Inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands owe their tropical homes to volcanic activity that gave rise to the US state thousands of years ago. But some fear that continued lava flows may soon engulf the homes they’ve built as a new volcanic eruption threats the rural population of the Big Island.
Dallas Ebola Outbreak

In United States 21 Days Signals Waning Ebola Infection

Today marks 21 days of quarantine since the Ebola infection spread into the US by an infected Dallas patient, who recently fled Liberia. And as none of the individuals quarantined for their close contact with the infected have developed the often fatal hemorrhagic fever, health officials are hopeful that their clean bill of health is a sign that the Ebola virus will not find a foothold here in the United States.
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