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Health Sep 07Cancer ‘moonshot’ panel releases blueprint, but lacks guarantees on funding
The cancer moonshot Blue Ribbon panel releases a 10-point plan for fighting the multifaceted disease, as Congress deliberates the funds for the initiative.
Science Sep 023 reasons why America’s ‘major hurricane drought’ is misleading
Hurricane Hermine has caused severe damage in Florida and is predicted to pummel the mid-Atlantic Coast. But it won't be classified as a “major” tropical storm. Here’s why.
Science Sep 01SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral, $195 million satellite destroyed
No casualties were reported after a SpaceX rockets exploded Thursday morning at Cape Canaveral.
Science Aug 30Zika stays in the family, mother mosquitoes pass virus to eggs
The inheritance of Zika virus may guarantee its long-term survival in mosquito (and human) populations.
Health Aug 26Symptomless man linked to sexual transmission of Zika for first time
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report a Zika case transmitted by sex with an asymptomatic person in Maryland, while the U.S. Food and Drug administration expands its advisory for blood screening.
Science Aug 24How do you stop invasive lionfish? Maybe with a robotic zapper
A nonprofit company is engineering robots to cull invasive lionfish, a detrimental species in the Atlantic Ocean.
Science Aug 12Inside the extraordinary nose of a search-and-rescue dog
Rescue dogs are super-smellers, and the motley crew of scientists is figuring out why.
Health Aug 0114 Zika cases linked to Miami mosquitoes; CDC cites possible insecticide resistance
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to activate their Emergency Response Team, after the state's health officials identified 10 additional cases of Zika virus infection that appear tied to local mosquitoes.
Health Jul 29Florida mosquitoes ‘likely’ spreading Zika virus, Puerto Rico labeled ‘epidemic’ by CDC
Florida health officials concluded local transmission of Zika virus is occurring in Miami-Dade County, while Puerto Rico continues to be hit hard by the disease.
Health Jul 282 Florida counties halt blood donations, as evidence mounts for local Zika transmission
FDA has temporarily suspended blood donations in two Florida counties due to fears over Zika virus.