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  • NBC Feb 20

    What You Need to Know About the Toxic Blue-Green Algae That's Killing Dogs

    Temperatures soared to 96 degrees in Wilmington, North Carolina on Thursday. So, Melissa Martin and Denise Mintz gathered up their dogs Abby, Harpo and Izzy and headed to a nearby pond for a swim. Hours later, all three pups were dead.

  • Danielle Abreu Nov 25, 2019

    Stop! Washing Your Thanksgiving Turkey Could Spread Germs

    Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food say experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking on your turkey in the kitchen sink or nearby food. But it’s been a challenge trying to convince cooks to...

  • Danielle Abreu Aug 20, 2019

    Should You Wash That Chicken? The USDA Says ‘No'

    Should you rinse raw poultry? Advice over the years has been conflicting. Even cooking legends Julia Child and Jacques Pepin disagreed, but a new study from the Department of Agriculture has a definitive answer: Don’t do it! “The sink could be a source of cross contamination,” warns the USDA’s Dr. Mindy Brashears.

  • author Jun 14, 2019

    What's So Bad About Processed Foods? Scientists Offer Clues

    Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there’s something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the spread of cheap, packaged foods has been linked to rising obesity rates around the world. Yet advice to limit processed foods can seem...

  • NBC NEWS Jun 13, 2019

    Huge Mystery Blob Discovered Under the Moon's Biggest Crater

    Far under the largest crater in the solar system lies a huge blob, mystifying the scientists who recently discovered it, NBC News reported. It could be a huge metal deposit generated by the asteroid that slammed into the moon billions of years ago, creating the South Pole-Aitkin basin, according to the team of scientists who made the discovery, which was...

  • North Carolina Jun 12, 2019

    3 Life Sentences Without Parole for NC Man Who Killed 3 Muslims

    Moments after a North Carolina man pleaded guilty to gunning down three Muslim university students, a prosecutor played a cellphone video of the slayings in court Wednesday as one of the victims’ relatives fainted, others wept and a man cursed the confessed killer openly. Craig Stephen Hicks, 50, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder more than four years...

  • Canada Nov 14, 2018

    Gene-Edited Food Is Coming But Safety, Regulation Questions Remain

    The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the first foods from plants or animals that had their DNA “edited” are expected to begin selling. It’s a different technology than...

  • NEW YORK Oct 5, 2018

    US Military's Bug Gene-Altering Program: Boon Or Bioweapon?

    A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological weapon. In an opinion paper published Thursday in the journal Science, the authors say the U.S. needs to provide greater justification for the peace-time purpose...

  • Donald Trump Oct 2, 2018

    White House Authorizes FBI to Expand Kavanaugh Probe

    The White House has authorized the FBI to expand its initially limited investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh by interviewing anyone it deems necessary as long as the review is finished by the end of the week, NBC News reported Monday. NBC News cited a senior U.S. official and a separate source briefed on the matter. The New...

  • Virginia Jan 2, 2018

    Few Colleges Track Suicides, Despite Prevention Investments

    Nearly half of the largest U.S. public universities do not track suicides among their students, despite making investments in prevention at a time of surging demand for mental health services.

  • THANKSGIVING Oct 26, 2017

    Just in Time for Thanksgiving Dinner: Traceable Turkeys

    Turkey farmer Darrell Glaser buys his Thanksgiving bird at the local grocery store, just like most folks. But this Thanksgiving season, the Texas producer will be able to find out where the Honeysuckle White turkey he puts into his shopping cart was raised — and even know if it is one of the birds from his own Milam County farm....

  • New Jersey Aug 1, 2017

    Seas Rise, Trees Die: Climate Change Before Your Eyes

    They’re called “ghost forests” — dead trees along vast swaths of coastline invaded by rising seas, something scientists call one of the most visible markers of climate change. The process has occurred naturally for thousands of years, but it has accelerated in recent decades as polar ice melts and raises sea levels, scientists say, pushing salt water farther inland and...

  • Donald Trump Mar 21, 2017

    Counting Americans: A New Mideast Box on Census Is Sensitive

    The Census Bureau on Feb. 28 for the first time recommended including the new category, which would mostly affect Muslims. The Office of Management and Budget is expected to make the decision later this year. The move is the product of years of research and decades of advocacy for Arab and other groups from the region that pre-date Donald Trump’s...

  • Donald Trump Mar 10, 2017

    Dystopian Fiction Is Selling Like There's No Tomorrow

    Save the light reading for later. In 2017, dystopian fiction is all the rage. Gloomy classics depicting societies gone terribly wrong have shot to the top of best-seller lists like Amazon’s in recent months, including George Orwell’s “1984” and Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” prompting publishers to ramp up production decades after the books were first released. Others have followed...

  • California Mar 19, 2015

    Oakland Police: No Evidence Robert Durst Involved in Kristen Modafferi's 1997 Disappearance

    Oakland police on Wednesday released a statement saying there was no evidence to indicate real-estate heir Robert Durst was connected to the 1997 disappearance of 18-year-old college student Kristen Modafferi.

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