Traci Richardson

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Cure-all vaccine? Scientists trick immune system to attack viruses - and cancer cells

Vaccines have long come in handy in preventing viral infections, but now German scientists say they can also fool our immune system into going after …

Earth - How cancer was created by evolution

Will we ever win the "war on cancer"?<p>The latest figures show just how distant a prospect victory is right now. In the US, the lifetime risk of developing cancer is 42% in men and 38% in women, according to the American Cancer Society. The figures are even worse in the UK. According to Cancer …

Immunotherapy drug sustains father of 5 living with stage 4 bladder cancer

Kevin Williamson has coached every one of his five children’s basketball teams, but in recent years, stage 4 bladder cancer has forced him to sit on the sidelines. Now, he’s back on the court— coaching his only daughter’s team— thanks in large part to an immunotherapy drug that has shrunk his …

Spike in Alaska wildfires is worsening global warming, US says

Report from US Geological Survey says northern wildfires must now be seen as significant driver of climate change, not just a side-effect<p>The devastating rise in Alaska’s wildfires is making global warming even worse than scientists expected, US government researchers said on Wednesday.<p>The sharp …

Saving salamanders: Searching for signs of a deadly fungus

SUNDERLAND, Vt. (AP) — Holding a sandwich bag containing a squirming, Eastern red-spotted newt, Evan Grant inspects its shiny skin for signs of a killer.<p>If he finds what he's looking for, a gruesome fate awaits the amphibian. Ulcers would cover its body, eating away the skin and killing it outright …

A Scientist Recorded the Bone-Chilling Sound of All the World's Creatures Going Extinct

As the argument for climate change continues to gain traction, one scientist has made it possible to literally hear the effects of it.<p>Bernie Krause, …

Climate Change

What happens if we burn all the fossil fuels?

Relationship between temperature and carbon is linear for longer than we thought.<p>It has been decades since we recognized the threat of climate …

Boil-water alerts in Texas on the rise for many reasons

DALLAS (AP) — A glass of drinking water hasn't been easy to come by lately for the 320,000 people in Corpus Christi.<p>The Texas Gulf Coast city has issued three orders in less than a year telling residents to boil their water to ensure it's safe to consume, including a two-week order this month that …

Water

Why Are The Trees Green?

Consider the logical beauty of the blood test.<p>Its underlying theory is simple: The cocktail of molecules that is your blood is actually the mirror of active processes throughout the body in which chemicals — fats, proteins, sugars, enzymes, hormones, etc. — push and pull against each other.<p>Disease …

Global warming could lead to record numbers of shark attacks in the US

Shark attacks could reach unprecedented levels this year according to one expert, who is blaming global warming for what he expects to be an uptick …

Root intelligence: Plants can think, feel and learn

STEVE SILLETT has been hanging out with giants all his working life. He climbs and studies the canopies of giant redwoods along the coast of northern …

The Best Visualization of Climate Change isn’t a Graph—It’s a Death Spiral

If you think you’re hot right now, just wait.<p>NOAA’s land & ocean temperature records for April, 2016. Global temperatures can be broadly summarized …