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U.S. health officials urge restaurants to stop selling South Korean oysters

US health authorities have urged restaurants and food outlets to stop selling all fresh, frozen and canned oysters, clams and mussels that came from South Korea over contamination fears. “These products and any products made with them may have been exposed to human fecal waste and are potentially contaminated with…

Study finds fracking can cause earthquakes

Certain oil and gas operations that involve injecting wastewater underground can cause earthquakes, but the risk from hydraulic fracturing is generally low, said a US scientific report Friday. The report by the National Research Council found that the most significant risk of earthquakes is linked to secondary injection of wastewater…

Richard Dawkins says he wants evolution to be ‘the new classics’

Richard Dawkins has been the recipient of numerous honours and prizes, including the Kistler Prize,the Shakespeare Prize,a Galaxy National Book Award, and the Michael Faraday Prize. Of course he is also admired as an outspoken atheist. His bestseller, The God Delusion, has outsold all of his other books and it…

Scared grasshoppers leave their mark in the Earth

WASHINGTON — Grasshoppers who die frightened leave their mark in the Earth in a way that more mellow ones do not, US and Israeli researchers said Thursday. “So, indeed this sounds a little bit weird,” lead author Dror Hawlena said in an audio interview posted on the journal Science’s website.…

‘Unusually large’ asteroid to race by Earth

WASHINGTON — A newly discovered asteroid the size of a city block will zoom past Earth but poses no risk of a collision, astronomers said on Thursday. The “unusually large” asteroid will not be visible to the naked eye, but asteroid enthusiasts may watch it pass by during a live…

Experts lament poor ocean progress in 20 years

WASHINGTON — World governments have made little progress in the past 20 years when it comes to their pledges to protect marine life and reduce overfishing, experts said on Thursday. With ocean health among the top 10 issues at the Rio 20 summit on sustainable development June 20-22, international experts…

Oregon man contracts plague saving mouse from cat

An unidentified Oregon man is hospitalized in critical condition with what doctors believe is Oregon’s fifth case of plague in the last 15 years, according to a report in The Oregonian.  The rural Crook County man was bitten on the hand on Saturday, June 2 as he tried to take…

Japan will restart two nuclear reactors

A controversial decision to restart two nuclear reactors in western Japan moved closer on Thursday when the mayor of a town near the plant gave his approval, reports said. Japan’s entire stable of 50 working reactors is currently offline after a backlash against nuclear power following the quake-tsunami that sparked…

Number of U.S. cancer survivors set to reach 18 million in a decade

The number of people in the United States who have survived cancer is set to reach nearly 18 million in the next decade, up from 13.7 million currently, said a US study out Thursday. The number of survivors is growing because of better treatments and an ageing and expanding population,…

Union of Concerned Scientists backtracks on GE-funded think tank attack

The Union of Concerned Scientists has revised a report accusing major US companies of distorting the public conversation about climate change, saying it made a mistake counting donations from General Electric to thinktanks. The survey of 28 companies found a big gap in some instances between corporate messages on climate…

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