Shirley Arbet

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An Interactive Map of Earth Photos Tweeted by Astronauts

There's not a lot of downtime for the astronauts on the International Space Station. When they're not busy running scientific experiments, they're …

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The Swine Flu You Can Get From American County Fairs

A new genetic study finds just how closely related human and pig flu viruses were during a 2012 outbreak.<p>Before 2012, outbreaks of so-called "influenza A variant" infections in the U.S. only popped up once in a while in the medical literature. The strain normally infected pigs and was rarely seen …

Why the calls of the wild may be more complex than zoologists first thought

From ultrasonic bat chirps to eerie whale songs, the animal kingdom is a noisy place. While some sounds might have meaning – typically something like “I’m a male, aren’t I great?” – no other creatures have a true language except for us. Or do they?<p>A new study on animal calls has found that the …

Fatal Superbugs: Antibiotics Losing Effectiveness, WHO Says

"Genetics is working against us, almost like a science-fiction story."<p>The spread of superbugs—bacteria that have changed in ways that render antibiotics ineffective against them—is a serious and growing threat around the world, according to the World Health Organization's first global report on …

Neanderthal abstract art found in Gibraltar cave

Discovery is a significant shift in our understanding of human development, say experts<p>The oldest known example of abstract art has been discovered in a cave in Gibraltar. The work, a series of criss-crossed lines cut into stone, was carried out 40,000 years ago.

Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle of Mexico

In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …