Pete Hage

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Irish potato famine mystery solved after 168 years

Scientists believe they have finally identified the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine. <i>BBC News</i> reports a research team led by The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, England, used dried leaf cuttings — some of which are nearly 170 years old — to reconstruct the spread of the HERB-1 strain …

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Your body contains 100 trillion bacteria, but that's a good thing

The human body is inhabited by bacteria and microorganisms — for every cell, there are around 10 resident microbes, which form on the surface of your skin, on your tongue, and deep inside your body. As research into the human microbiome continues to evolve, scientists are discovering how a person's …

Drone pilot burnout triggers call for recruiting overhaul

MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicles sit in a clamshell at night at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 31, 2011. Senior Airman David Carbajal<p>Driving a war drone is a stressful business. Shifts up to 12 hours long are stretches of dullness, watching and waiting, interrupted by flashes of …

Germany fears return of European jihadists in Syria

Up to 700 Europeans are fighting the Assad regime in Syria mainly as militant Islamists, the German government hassaid, warning that the militants …

Texas fertiliser factory blast: investigation says cause 'undetermined' with criminal activity not ruled out

One month after a fire triggered a massive blast at a Texas fertiliser plant that killed 15 people an official investigation has been forced to conclude that the cause of the blaze remains "undetermined."<p>Investigators narrowed the number of possible causes to three: a problem with one of the …