Biological and Chemical Warfare

Human Diet Drugs Kill Mosquitoes' Appetite Too

3 hours ago   |   Scientific American

When researchers fed mosquitoes a drug used to treat people for obesity, the insects were less interested in hunting for their next human meal ticket. Karen Hopkin reports.
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What Is Death?

3 hours ago   |   NY Times

It's not a simple biological fact. It's a complex social choice.
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WATCH LIVE: Willowbrook Sterigenics plant to be shut down Friday night

22 hours ago   |   ABC

Some top Illinois lawmakers joined in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to immediately force Sterigenics in Willowbrook to stop operating due to concerns about...
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Illinois EPA shuts down Sterigenics

Illinois EPA shuts down Sterigenics

23 hours ago   |   WGN TV

WILLOWBROOK, Ill. - The Illinois Environment Protection Agency has ordered a controversial health equipment sterilization facility in the southwest suburbs to be immediately...
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Grazing Deer Alter Forest Acoustics

1 day ago   |   Scientific American

Deer populations have exploded in North American woodlands, changing forest ecology-and how sounds, like birdsong, travel through the trees. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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Plant biologist Winslow Briggs dies at 90

Plant biologist Winslow Briggs dies at 90

1 day ago   |   Stanford

A global leader in plant genetics and physiology, Briggs published landmark research on the molecular mechanisms that plants and other organisms use to sense and respond to light.
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EPA hits chemical maker for not notifying on new compounds

1 day ago   |   National Post

RALEIGH, N.C. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a chemical maker's North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the agency before it...
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BBC Producer Says Syria Douma Chemical Attack Footage “Was Staged”

BBC Producer Says Syria Douma Chemical Attack Footage “Was Staged”

1 day ago   |   MintPress News

Now approaching nearly a year after the April 7, 2018 alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria - which the White House used as a pretext to bomb Syrian government facilities and...
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The Great Barrier Reef Is Being Covered with Vast Plumes of Polluted Floodwater That Could Kill Coral

1 day ago   |   Newsweek

Recent heavy rain in Australia has washed sediment and harmful chemicals into rivers that flow into the sea where the reef is located.
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US industrial output tumbled 0.6 per cent in January

1 day ago   |   National Post   |   3 articles

WASHINGTON - U.S. industrial production fell 0.6 per cent in January, stemming in large part from an 8.8 per cent plunge in the making of motor vehicles and auto parts. The...
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Victims of the Aurora, Illinois mass shooting included a 21-year-old intern...

Victims of the Aurora, Illinois mass shooting included a 21-year-old intern who was at his first day of work

At least five people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a local manufacturing facility in Aurora, Illinois on Friday, February 15. A 21-year-old Human Resources intern, as... Read more ...

Vatican defrocks top US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick over sexual abuse...

Vatican defrocks top US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick over sexual abuse allegations

Theodore McCarrick is one of the most high-profile figures to be expelled from the Church during the sex abuse crisis that has roiled the institution Read more ...

Chicago police release 2 men questioned in 'Empire' star's attack case

Chicago police release 2 men questioned in 'Empire' star's attack case

Chicago police have released two Nigerian brothers previously arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. Read more ...

Tim Tebow says he advised Kyler Murray to follow his heart

Tim Tebow says he advised Kyler Murray to follow his heart

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Before picking football over baseball, Kyler Murray got some advice from another famous two-sport star. Read more ...

Orioles sign All-Star SS Alcides Escobar to minor league contract

Orioles sign All-Star SS Alcides Escobar to minor league contract

Alcides Escobar went to the All-Star game with the Royals in 2015 and won a World Series for Kansas City in the same year. Read more ...

Guy, Hunter lead No. 4 Virginia past Notre Dame, 60-54

Guy, Hunter lead No. 4 Virginia past Notre Dame, 60-54

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Kyle Guy scored 22 points, De'Andre Hunter had 20 with 10 rebounds and No. 4 Virginia withstood a late push by Notre Dame to win 60-54 on Saturday. Read more ...

Curry brothers place ‘high' stakes on 3-point contest battle

Curry brothers place ‘high' stakes on 3-point contest battle

The Curry brothers have levied a wager for their head-to-head competition in Saturday night's NBA 3-point contest: Whoever loses must buy tickets for the entire Curry family... Read more ...

Pirates name Jameson Taillon opening-day starter

Pirates name Jameson Taillon opening-day starter

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NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa

NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. Read more ...

Antonio Brown takes aim at Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Tomlin in Twitter Q&A

Antonio Brown takes aim at Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Tomlin in Twitter Q&A

Steelers receiver Antonio Brown took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to air some grievances with the Steelers.  Read more ...