The Underappreciated Threat of Volcanic Tsunamis

Tsunamis caused by volcanoes are responsible for nearly a quarter of all deaths caused by eruptions, yet we have only now started to understand them.

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Dormant viruses reactivate during spaceflight

Washington DC (SPX) Mar 19, 2019
Herpes viruses reactivate in more than half of crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions, according to NASA research published in Frontiers in Microbiology. While only a small proportion develop symptoms, virus reactivation rates increase with spaceflight duration and could present a significant health risk on missions to Mars and beyond. NASA's rapid viral detecti

Why you shouldn’t bury your pet in the backyard

Companion animals are part of our families, but inevitably the time comes for us to say goodbye to them due to old age or disease.Many pet lovers opt to bury their pets in the backyard. However, there are some hidden risks to this,...

Scientists argue for more comprehensive studies of Cascade volcanoes

Scientists argue for more 'synthesis' research looking at the big picture of volcanology to complement myriad research efforts looking at single volcanoes.

South Africa: SA Ecologist Wins Big in Stockholm

[SAnews.gov.za] South African born aquatic ecologist Dr Jackie King has been named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contributions to global river management.
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