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  • A blue whale’s heartbeat has been recorded for the first time – and the results are fascinating

    For the first time, scientists have recorded the heart rate of a blue whale, uncovering new information about the biology of the world’s largest mammal. After measuring the heart rates of diving emperor penguins and captive whales, researchers from the University of Stanford decided to try to measure the heart rates of wild whales. Using suction cups, biologists attached electronic sensors to a blue whale’s left flipper to measure its heart rate — with surprising findings. The experts discovered that the […]

  • London to Sydney flight breaks world record with a 19 hour, 19 minute flight time

    Until someone invents a device to teleport humans from one side of the Earth to the other, this is the next best thing. An experimental research flight operated by Australian airline Qantas touched down in Sydney on Friday, after flying nonstop from London — a journey that pushes the frontier of modern aircraft capabilities — smashing two aviation records and witnessing a rare double sunrise along the way. Flight QF7879 became the world’s longest passenger flight by a commercial airline […]

  • China fears young people are addicted to video games. Now it’s imposing a curfew

    China has announced a curfew on online gaming for minors among new measures aimed at curbing video game addiction. The official government guidelines will be applied to all online gaming platforms operating in the country, mostly notably Tencent, the world’s biggest gaming company. Under the new rules, gamers aged under 18 will be banned from playing online games between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. On weekdays, minors can only play for 90 minutes, while they may play up to three hours per day […]

  • These are the new spacesuits for the first woman and next man on the moon planned for 2024

    A human hasn’t landed on the moon since 1972, but NASA’s Artemis program aims to land the first woman and the next man on the lunar surface by 2024. Part of that process involves upgrading the classic spacesuits worn by Apollo-era astronauts in the 1960s and 70s. NASA revealed two new spacesuits for the Artemis astronauts on Tuesday with live demonstrations. The suit for the planned landing at the lunar south pole is called the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or xEMU, because […]

  • Decoding food labels

    If you’re at the grocery store and one item is labeled “natural” and the other is not, which do you go for? If you said natural because it seems healthier, you’re not alone. A Consumer Reports survey in 2016 found 73% of us seek out food with “natural” on the label. That’s up from 62% in 2015. We think these labels mean something, when many times, these terms on food labels are not regulated at all. We’re helping you decode […]

  • Hong Kong protesters storm government headquarters, break into legislative chamber

    A group of protesters has stormed the Hong Kong government headquarters, smashing glass doors and prizing open metal shutters to enter the building, then spray-painting slogans on the walls of the Legislative Council chamber. The semi-autonomous city marked the 22nd anniversary of its return to Chinese rule on Monday, an occasion which is marked annually with protests calling for greater freedoms. From early on Monday there were clashes between angry protesters and riot police, with tensions high following weeks of protests over […]

  • HPV Vacinnes

    CDC panel’s new recommendations for HPV vaccine for men and women

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, known as ACIP, voted unanimously on Wednesday to recommend HPV vaccines for both boys and girls and men and women through age 26. Previously the CDC recommended that teen girls and young women who had not been adequately vaccinated receive the human papillomavirus vaccine through age 26, but the recommendation for teen boys and young men only went through age 21. The CDC’s recommendation that children start receiving two doses […]

  • More than 14,000 bags of flour recalled over possible E. Coli contamination

    A brand of flour sold at retailers nationwide has been recalled over E. coli fears. Five-pound bags of unbleached, all-purpose flour made by King Arthur Flour Inc. may be contaminated with E. coli., the Food and Drug Administration said. King Arthur Flour, a Vermont-based food manufacturer, is voluntarily recalling 14,218 cases of the flour. The lot codes and “best used by dates” for the recalled products are: Best used by December 7, 2019; Lot number L18A07C Best used by December […]

  • CES 2019 kicks off with mass-producing bread-making machine

    The largest technology show in the world has a large amount of mediocre gadgets and a small handful of gems. On the eve of CES 2019, the annual consumer technology conference in Las Vegas, reporters and aspiring tech companies fill a conference hall for a first look at some of this year’s offerings. The “CES Unveiled” event is a chance to see what technology themes will fill up the show this year. Many of the companies showed similar innovations, such as […]

  • Fife Police go on Santa Run to bring toys to kids

    FIFE, Wash. — The annual Santa Run in Fife is back on thanks to the help of a local tribe. Every year, the Fife Police Department hands out toys and candy to thousands of kids for the holidays for the Santa Run. But this year, it almost didn’t happen because some donors weren’t able to participate. So the Fife Police Chief Pete Fisher reached out to the Puyallup Tribal Council for help. They were able to donate $5,000 to the […]

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