Kyann Kainz

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What States Are the Most at Risk for the Zika Virus?

The once-rare mosquito-borne virus called Zika has spread rapidly in recent months throughout Latin America, with Brazil the hardest hit.<p>Brazil has about 460 confirmed cases of microcephaly, which is thought to be caused by the virus and is investigating about 3,850 other suspected cases. …

Full Story About What’s Going on In Oregon – “Militia” Take Over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge In Protest to Hammond Family Persecution…

Grab a Cup of Coffee – Because This is Soup-to-Nuts.<p>Many people will awaken today to the news of approximately 100 to 150 armed militia taking …

Hydropower,Renewable energy,Rivers,Energy,Environment,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Africa,World news,Asia Pacific,Wildlife<p>Plans to build huge dams in the Amazon, Mekong and Congo could devastate freshwater biodiversity in these tropical river basins, say ecologists<p>One third of the world’s …

Hydroelectric Power

Crops Can ‘Communicate’ Their Needs Through Revolutionary IoT Technology Phytech

<i>This article was first published by The Times of Israel and was re-posted with permission.</i>Sygenta, one of the world’s biggest agriculture technology …

Fines, Fees, and Bail: An Overlooked Part of the Criminal Justice System That Disproportionately Impacts the Poor

Given the stark statistics, it is not surprising that much of the discussion around fixing our criminal justice system focuses on mass incarceration. About 2.2 million Americans are now behind bars, and Federal, State, and local jurisdictions spend $80 billion a year keeping them there. At the same …

DOJ to Investigate Chicago Police Dept.

Gene Editing: Group Says OK Do It, But Be Careful

There’s no reason to stop scientists from doing gene editing, experts agreed Thursday, but researchers need to be careful and no one’s ready yet to do “germline” editing that could be passed to future generations.<p>Experts and advocates wrapped up a three-day meeting on the subject with an agreement …

That Beer Belly May Actually Be Killing You

<i>By Anna Breslaw for GQ.</i><p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Research is a beautiful thing. It cures disease. It sent us to the moon. It determined the color that looks good on everyone. But research can also be alarming. For instance, a bunch of people with several letters after their names (specifically MD's and …

'Racing Extinction' sounds the alarm for vanishing species

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Discovery Channel's "Racing Extinction" debuts worldwide, the documentary's creators will be looking for more than ratings …

5 reasons why anxiety is so difficult to cope with (and what you can do about it)

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Melanie Greenberg<p>December 1, 2015 9:00am (UTC)<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid …

Trump threatens to boycott CNN debate, demands $5 million

Donald Trump on Monday night threatened to boycott the next Republican presidential debate unless hosting network CNN donates $5 million to charity.<p>“How about I tell CNN, who doesn’t treat me properly, I’m not gonna do the next debate, OK?” Trump said at a rally in Georgia. “How about we do this …

One statistic helps explain Donald Trump's support

That number reflects the percentage of Republican voters who have a favorable opinion of him, as a political person. Right now it's 69, according to the most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll.<p>The size of the number itself isn't what makes it surprising. Sixty-nine percent is pretty good for a …

Trump calls Washington Post blogger 'a real dummy'

Donald Trump went after the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin on Tuesday, just after the conservative writer wrote a post titled, “Is Donald Trump too chicken to debate?”<p>“Highly untalented Wash Post blogger, Jennifer Rubin, a real dummy, never writes fairly about me. Why does Wash Post have low IQ …

17th-century nuns on the run

James Kelly shows how a surprisingly large number of Catholic women fled Protestant England to join European convents in the 17th and 18th</i> …

Think Usain Bolt is fast? Scientists say fish are the world’s best athletes

Humans toss around sports titles like they own them. “World’s Greatest Athlete.” “World Record Holder.” “Fastest Alive.”<p>Name any winner at any Olympics at any event in track and field and this much is almost certain, a new research paper argues: A wide variety of athletic fish would blow right by …

We Must Keep Fighting for Equality Between Mental and Physical Health

Creating equality between mental and physical health in the NHS was one of my top priorities as Care Minister, but the fight is far from over.<p>The …

Scientists build 'frozen zoo' to save endangered species

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a small lab, full of huge ideas.<p>The University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center is building what's being called a "frozen zoo," a genetic storage center that their scientists believe will someday save endangered big cats (and eventually other species) from extinction.<p>This …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Ecology

Pope Francis Just Said the "Very Existence of the Human Species" Is Under Threat

Pope Francis issued a stark warning to the United Nations on Friday morning, telling world leaders assembled for the General Assembly that …

Veterinarians concerned about northern white rhino at San Diego Safari Park

Worrisome news from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Nola, the aging northern white rhino, underwent a medical procedure Thursday for an abscess on her right hip and has been placed on antibiotics.<p>At 41, Nola is geriatric and has been treated for several age-related ailments, including arthritis. She …