Jessica Y. Holguin

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Researchers Find Biggest Viruses on Earth. They Have Named Them Pandoravirus

Mimiviruses, which are extremely large viruses, were discovered about ten years ago. The discovery prompted the scientific community to reconsider …

Private Company To Put A Telescope On The Moon

Lunar citizen science by 2016!<p>Private space exploration is coming to the Moon, and soon. The world's first mission to the Moon's sunny South Pole will put a private telescope on a the lunar peak Malapert Mountain as early as 2015.<p>Moon Express, a private 'lunar commerce' startup, and the …

Sudden outbreak of measles linked to vaccine fears in the 1990s

Fears that vaccines cause autism led to an explosion of measles cases this year in southwest Wales, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Between November and July, 1,219 people in southwest Wales contracted the measles, compared with 105 cases in all of Wales in 2011, according to the report.<p>The</i> …

Minn. teen fights cancer in costume

MINNEAPOLIS - Jonah Skrove is a bit of a character.<p>The Zimmerman High School junior says his favorite childhood memories are of acting in plays.<p>"I actually got a part with lines," said Jonah. "I was Starkey from Peter Pan. He's one of the pirates."<p>But last fall, Jonah was cast in a story no one …

Cancer

Cheap food is an addiction we must break

The brilliant American writer Wendell Berry once wrote that "eating is an agricultural act". His point was that since we all eat, we're all …