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Toxin-Eating Cell Structures May Lead To Antibiotics Alternative

(Antibiotic) resistance is futile.<p>Ever since the first antibiotic, penicillin, was used as a wonder drug in the 1940s, researchers have worried about antibiotic resistance. And with good reason. The CDC estimates that 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of infection by …

Astronomers Caught This Amazing Stellar Pulse With The Hubble Telescope

That's exactly what a cosmic phenomenon, called a light echo, does.<p>This Hubble image to the right was taken in February, 2004 and is a consequence of the revealing power of the light echo.<p>This isn't just a pretty image, though. It's one of many that the Hubble has caught that actually teaches us …

The Father of the SEAL Who Says He Shot Osama bin Laden Served Time in Prison for Fraud

You’ve probably heard the name “O’Neill” recently — Robert O’Neill is the “highly decorated” Navy SEAL who’s claiming he was the one who shot Osama bin Laden.<p>Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill (Source: Twitter)<p>While some may be calling O’Neill a hero even as other special operations service members question his …

Insights on hummingbird travel, life span revealed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets.<p>The perfecting of placing tiny numbered bands on their legs in the last decade …

Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox, boyfriend plan to leave Maine town

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend are planning to travel to southern Maine from Fort Kent, Maine, after her 21-day monitoring period ends this week.<p>Hickox, who recently returned to the United States after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, defied a quarantine in a tense standoff …

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'wounded in air strike'

Iraqi officials say an air strike wounded the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi<p>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), was wounded in a United States-led coalition air strike, Iraqi officials said last night.<p>Both Iraqi defence and …