- How The COVID-19 Omicron Subvariant BA.5 Became A Deadly Master Of Disguise
The omicron subvariant known as BA.5 was first detected in South Africa in February 2022 and spread rapidly throughout the world. As of the second week of July 2022, BA.5 constituted nearly 80% of COVID-19 variants in the United States. ...
Article - The Conversation - Jul 26 2022 - 10:19am
- Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce, Warns CDC Two Weeks Late
After 32 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 in 11 states between October 8th to October 31st, the CDC is now warning people about Romaine lettuce. All of it, whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, an ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 18 2022 - 8:06am
- Science Vs Nature: How To Prevent Rot In Half Of All Food
Whole Foods and other high-priced alternatives like Farmer's Markets sell imagery of pretty, thin people carrying bountiful produce, but the icky reality is that, unless it is canned or frozen, most food purchased rots quickly. It is nature at work. R ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 23 2022 - 11:19am
- Another Virus From China Has Been Detected In Switzerland
Two years before SARS-CoV-2, the Alongshan (ALS) virus emerged in China. It was alarming because it was found to be a member of the flavivirus family along with the devastating tickborne encephalitis (TBE) virus, which can cause inflammation of the brain ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 8 2022 - 2:24pm
- How Pasteur Made Our Modern Food Bonanza Possible
The death of a three-year-old child caused by drinking unpasteurized milk late last year invited much commentary about food safety and regulation. But little has been said about the man who gave his name to the process that makes dairy products, and many ...
Article - The Conversation - Mar 9 2023 - 3:55pm
- Warmer Temperatures Alter ‘Missing Link’ Of Microbial Processes In Peat Moss
If you’re a gardener, you may use peat moss- decomposed Sphagnum moss- in soil because it helps retain moisture. Peatlands, wetlands characterized by a thick layer of water-saturated, carbon-rich peat beneath living Sphagnum moss, trees, and other plant l ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 3 2023 - 2:56pm
- Britain's Bubonic Plague Of 2000 BC
Two cases of Yersinia pestis in human remains found in a mass burial in Charterhouse Warren in Somerset and one in a ring cairn monument in Levens in Cumbria show that the Plague may have erupted a few times in severe form across Europe, and it was even in ...
Article - News Staff - May 30 2023 - 1:04pm