Iceland: Alarm sounded over ‘beautiful but deadly’ black sand beach and sneaker waves

Iceland’s most famous black sand beach is a lure for international visitors, but a combination of geology and the raw power of the ocean make it a deadly attraction. The black sands and roaring waves of Reynisfjara beach are among the main attractions along the scenic south coast of Iceland. It’s known for its haunting … Read more

Deadly Afghanistan quake challenges scientists trying to study it

An earthquake in Afghanistan in late June has killed more than 1000 people.Credit: Ali Khara/Reuters/Alamy Two weeks after a deadly earthquake hit central-eastern Afghanistan, researchers are still trying to pin down important details about the event, which could help to assess the risk of future tremors in the region. The magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck at … Read more

Scientists Have Created a Method To Prevent Deadly Infections Without Antibiotics

The newly developed method involves putting a small coating of zwitterionic material on a device and binding it to the underlying substrate using UV light. The resultant barrier prevents bacteria and other harmful organic materials from attaching and causing infection. UCLA researchers have created a new surface treatment that prevents bacteria from sticking to medical … Read more

How Can We Make Heat Waves Less Deadly?

How Can We Make Heat Waves Less Deadly? Maximum temperatures across the United States for June 14, 2022. White and gray indicate temperatures in the triple digits. Image: Pivotal Weather, based on data from the National Weather Service. For journalists: A list of heat wave experts at Columbia Climate School. This summer is coming in … Read more

The Deadly Science Behind Sulfur Pits in Dr. Stone

Dr. Stone follows protagonist Senku Ishigami in a primitive world 3700 years in the future. Thanks to his superhuman knowledge of scientific principles, processes, and elements; Senku is able to manufacture modern wonders in an inchoate world. Although the artist Boichi has a degree in physics, the writer Riichiro Inagaki does not seem to have … Read more

Scientists devise method to prevent deadly hospital infections without antibiotics — ScienceDaily

A hospital or medical clinic might be the last place you’d expect to pick up a nasty infection, but approximately 1.7 million Americans do each year, resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths from infection-related complications and roughly $ 30 billion in direct medical costs. The biggest culprits, experts say – accounting for two-thirds of these infections … Read more

Deadly Consequences of Not Prosecuting Misdemeanors: Why “Data and Science” Don’t Say What Rogue Prosecutors Claim

Did you know that crime goes down when you do not prosecute criminals for breaking the law? Yep, that’s the whopper the rogue prosecutor movement and its divorced-from-reality cheerleaders want everyone to believe. And to double down on this claptrap, they claim that “data” and “science” back up this upside-down logic. That’s not true either, … Read more

What is fentanyl and why is it behind the deadly surge in US drug overdoses?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Buying drugs on the street is a game of Russian roulette. From Xanax to cocaine, drugs or counterfeit pills purchased in nonmedical settings may contain life-threatening amounts of fentanyl. Physicians like me have seen a rise in unintentional fentanyl use from people buying prescription opioids and other drugs laced, or adulterated, … Read more

The deadly problem of illegal oil refining in Nigeria

For many Nigerians, the deadly practice of illegal oil refining rings familiar. The siphoning, the “cooking,” and the accidental fires have been ongoing since 1958, when fossil fuel corporations began extracting crude oil and gas from the Niger Delta. But after an explosion on April 22 rocked the Abaeze forest and killed 100 people in … Read more

Why is deadly brain cancer glioblastoma so difficult to treat?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Brain cancers, in general, present many challenges when it comes to treatment. The blood – brain barrier is the most significant factor working against us, because it leads to a drug delivery challenge. This barrier is generally a good feature of the body’s design, a “security system” that protects the brain … Read more