Sunday, January 29, 2017

Astronomy and Physics: Metallic Hydrogen

Scientist have made metallic Hydrogen! A substance thought to be in the cores of Jupiter and Saturn. Now made in the lab you can read the story here: Metallic hydrogen has been created for the first time

Environment Science: The End of Antibiotics

A 70 year old woman died from an infection after being treated with 26 different types of antibiotics. The bacteria that killed her was a resistant strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae.

You can read the entire story here: A Superbug That Resisted 26 Antibiotics

How can you fight the Antibiotic Apocalypse? Try eating less bacon. You can read that story here: How You Can Stop Antibiotic Resistance (And Still Eat Bacon)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Environment Science: Zika here to stay.

Along with the Zika virus, many other tropical diseases are here to stay in the Southern United States due to climate change. Many mosquitoes that thrive in warmer climates are finding a new home in Florida and other states in the south due to milder winter.
You can read (or listen) about the Zika virus here: Zika May Be In The U.S. To Stay