Dana Waugh

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June 2015

How Cuba Could Help Prevent Lung Cancer In The U.S.

Cigars aren't the island nation's only export<p>For the U.S., reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba means more than imports of the world’s best cigars—it could mean a better way to stop their damage. Cuban scientists spent decades developing a lung cancer vaccine, called Cimavax. Now …

Cancer

I saw a flash in the night sky. What is it?

We can’t always say for sure what you saw in the night sky. But it might have been a flare from an iridium satellite.<p>Many people ask us about <i>flashes</i> …

Astronomy

How Tornadoes Form and Why They’re so Unpredictable

A look at storm science after severe weather kills in the Midwest.<p>More than 70 tornadoes were reported over the weekend in the Midwest and Great Plains of the United States, killing at least three people, with at least ten more still missing and significant damage in Arkansas and Texas.<p>More …

Rare Spanish Shipwreck From 17th Century Uncovered Off Panama

The cargo ship went down in 1681 with crates of swords, nails, and bolts of cloth.<p>Archaeologists searching for real-life pirates of the Caribbean stumbled on a mysterious shipwreck in 2011. Now after years of historical detective work, they know what they discovered.<p>In 1681, the Spanish merchant …

Is Secondhand Vaping Harmful To Your Health?

Short answer: It's not as bad as secondhand smoking<p>A small but disturbing study published last summer found that vaping indoors--even in a well-ventilated room--releases ultrafine particles and potentially carcinogenic hydrocarbons into the air. “Our data confirm that e-cigarettes are not …

Public Health