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Robot dogs join the US Space Force

'Robot dogs' are being tested by the US Space Force so they can carry out patrols of the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The $150,000 four-legged bots can be equipped with a wide variety of optical and acoustic sensors, allowing them to serve as the 'eyes and ears' around sensitive areas of the base.​

 

Unexpected Solar Wind Stream Hits Earth at 372 Miles Per Second

On Sunday, Earth's magnetic field was pelted by a solar wind stream reaching velocities of more than 600 kilometers (372 miles) per second. While that's nothing too alarming – solar storms often pummel our planet triggering spectacular auroras – what is weird is that this storm was totally unexpected.​

 

Burden of Disease Attributed to PFAS Exposure High in the U.S.

The economic burden associated with exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the United States is at least $5.52 billion annually, according to a study published online July 26 in Exposure and Health.

 

Air pollution linked to higher stroke rate in kids, expert warns can lead to ADHD as well

Blood samples show that children have elevated markers of inflammation, such as interleukin 6 if they were exposed to higher air pollution.

 

Supermarket food could soon carry ECO-LABELS

Supermarkets could soon carry eco-labels that will allow shoppers to check the environmental impact of their food before buying it.

 

Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Disease

For the past six decades, the U.S. dietary advice has warned against eating cholesterol-rich foods, claiming dietary cholesterol promotes arterial plaque formation that leads to heart disease. We now have overwhelming evidence to the contrary, yet dogmatic thinking can be persistent, to say the least.​

 

Noses Might Be Kids' Secret Weapon Against COVID

This discovery is nothing to sniff at. The linings of kids' noses are better able than those of adults to guard against SARS-CoV-2 infection, Australian researchers report.

 

Pot Users Less Likely to Think Cigarettes Are Unhealthy: Study

Could cannabis end up being a gateway drug for cigarettes? Possibly, said researchers from Columbia University, who found that adults who use pot daily do not perceive smoking a pack a day as being as harmful as those who do not use pot do.

 

Worker Develops Bronchitis After Mixing Cleaning Chemicals

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) recently published an incident in which a worker on a tug boat mixed two cleaning solutions, resulting in his exposure to toxic chemical vapors.​

 

Sunshine really IS good for you: Getting the daily recommended dose of vitamin D from natural light can reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease, study finds

Getting sun can do more than just boost your mood, as the vitamin D from natural light can even help prevent devastating conditions like diabetes and heart disease, a new study finds.

 
 
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