Douglas Morales

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Zika Map In Florida Raises Questions

Zika hot spot in Downtown Miami.<p>Zika. It's no joke. Neither is rare pediatric cancer.<p>Within days after evidence that four cases of Zika virus were contracted in Miami, Gov. Rick Scott and his Florida Department of Health released a map of where, exactly, they suspected the Zika-bearing mosquito …

'It's Destroyed People's Lives': The Shocking Rise in Hepatitis C-Related Deaths

Hepatitis C is preventable and curable—but it now kills more Americans than any other disease. According to experts, stigma against intravenous drug users and sex workers may be to blame.<p>In 2014, deaths related to hepatitis C reached a record high, according to a recent report from the CDC. In …

The True Size Shows You How Big Countries and States Really Are

Most maps you see don’t show Earth according to its true proportions, so it’s easy to get confused over the size of different countries, states, and …

How to calm an anxious mind: Researchers are making mental health treatments easier 'for those who need it most'

Researchers are making mental health treatments easier 'for those who need it most'<p>Anxiety disorders and related problems such as …

Nvidia backs GPU-powered data analytics tool MapD in $10 million round

MapD, a startup with a cloud-based data analytics service powered by a GPU-enabled database, is announcing today a $10 million funding round. Nvidia’s GPU Ventures participated in the round, as did Alphabet’s GV venture capital division, and Verizon Ventures.<p>GPUs (graphics processing units) are not …

Python Programming in a Box Computing At School

Python Programming in a Box<p>A set of resources I have used with a number of schools in England and the USA<p>Created by Michael Jones<br>last edited Dec 17 …

Programming

Quake risk in parts of central U.S. as high as in fault-filled California

Northern Oklahoma is just as susceptible to a damaging earthquake within the next year as the most quake-prone areas of California. That’s because …

Geology

NOAA's Tiny Boat Drones Map The Ocean's Shallow Floors

The robottom of the ocean<p>What shore knows not our maps? Most of them, it turns out. While satellites map much of the globe on a daily basis, there are parts of the planet so small and changing that they’re tricky to pin down exactly. NOAA, America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, …

Demolition firm that tore down the wrong house after Google Maps glitch apologizes for its error

The demolition company that tore down the wrong house in Texas after a Google Maps glitch has apologized for its error.<p>WFAA reported last week that Billy L. Nabors Demolition mistakenly tore down a duplex at 7601 Calypso Drive in Rowlett, instead of a duplex at 7601 Cousteau Drive, one block away. …

Need for tetanus booster every 10 years overturned with new study

Tetanus, or as it is commonly called, lockjaw, is a very serious disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 13 …

Public Health

Maps of the Week

In the year 1 C.E. the population of planet Earth was around 170 million. It is expected to reach 10 billion by the year 2100. You can explore the …

Maps

Comprehensions in Python the Jedi way

by Bjørn Friese<p>Beautiful is better than ugly. Explicit is better than implicit.<p>-- The Zen of Python<p>I frequently deal with collections of things in …

Here's where more people are dying than being born in America

The Census Bureau recently released its annual estimates of population change in the US's 3,142 counties and county equivalents between July 1, 2014, …

Gene thought to cause obesity works indirectly

Researchers have discovered a “genetic switch” that determines whether people will burn extra calories or save them as fat.<p>A genetic variant tightly …

Body Fat

Earth - The surprising origin of humanity's most deadly disease

Malaria is one of several deadly diseases that has jumped the species barriers from animals into humans.<p>It kills almost half a million people per year, and can be transmitted into humans by a single mosquito bite.<p>The most deadly form of malaria is caused by the <i>Plasmodium falciparum</i> protozoan …

15 Interesting Maps That Will Change The Way You See Canada

Discover a new side of Canada.

There's an Intact Ancient Virus Lying Dormant in Human DNA

Don’t worry. It probably won’t come back to life.<p>Research has shown that our DNA houses the ghosts of viruses fended off by your ancestors, and some …

Explainer: what's the link between insomnia and mental illness?

Poor sleep can make us feel down, worried and stressed. So it’s no surprise that how well we sleep has a direct impact on our physical and mental …

Depression

Company that makes sleep apnea masks to pay $34M in lawsuit

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A company that makes breathing masks for people with sleep apnea has agreed to pay $34.8 million to settle claims it paid …

Blood test can predict risk of developing TB disease long before it manifests

Blood Tests

This Amazing Gravity Map Of Mars Is The Most Precise Ever

Scientists have used a rather ingenious method to measure gravity on Mars more precisely than ever before. Using small perturbations in the positions …

Here's how heroin flows all over the world

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is out with its "Transforming World Atlas" research note, which examines global economic trends through a series of maps.<p>One particular map that stood out showed the trafficking flows of opiates (namely, heroin) around the world.<p>The map suggests the three main heroin …

Cardiovascular disease burden traced to race and geography - Scope

Cardiovascular disease is increasingly common in the southern United States, a trend that is related to economic conditions, access to health care …

Medical Research

China vaccine scandal: 37 arrested

<b>Thirty-seven people have been arrested in eastern China over a huge vaccine scandal, state media report.</b><p>It comes after police in Shandong announced last month they had arrested a mother and her daughter accused of buying and selling vaccines illegally.<p>The estimated $88m (£61m) worth of vaccines …

The Ultimate Python Coding Bundle

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>If you suffer from <b>Ophidiophobia</b> you can relax. Today’s Daily Deal, the Ultimate Python Coding Bundle, has seven courses and …

Cool Stuff

This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.<p>Engineers from the University of …

Diabetes

The best teas for sleep, anxiety, bloating, cramps and more

Got a bloated belly? There’s a tea for that. And also one for the jitters, insomnia, even crippling period cramps. It turns out that herbal brews can help remedy more than a few common health complaints. Read on to find the right sip to ease your discomfort.<p><b>For bloat</b><p>Fennel tea is a hero to the …

What happens to your body when you sit for too long?

Sitting for long periods of time – be it at work, in class, or on the sofa – can actually cause more harm than good.