Afghanistan earthquake kills over 1,000 and injures 1500, officials say

Placeholder while article actions load SHARANA, Afghanistan — Heavy rain and strong winds were frustrating search and rescue efforts late Wednesday after a massive earthquake struck eastern Afghanistan, killing more than 1,000 and injuring more than 1,600, government officials said. A sudden downpour washed away roads leading to some of the hardest-hit areas in Paktika … Read more

University officials mark high point in new Center for Science and Technology Innovation – The Oxford Eagle

University of Mississippi officials and others celebrated a milestone in the construction of the emerging Jim and Thomas Duff Center for Science and Technology Innovation during a topping-out ceremony Thursday (June 23) on campus. Touting the economic and academic implications of 202,000-square-foot science, technology, engineering and mathematics building, Chancellor Glenn Boyce was among some 100 … Read more

Poliovirus detected in London sewage, UK officials warn

A strain of poliovirus that can sometimes cause paralysis has cropped up in the sewers of London and may be spreading among closely-linked individuals in the north and east regions of the city, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) warned (opens in new tab) Wednesday (June 22). The UKHSA has launched an investigation to understand … Read more

School, officials believe DeSantis will fund USF science center • St Pete Catalyst

While surprised at Gov. Ron DeSantis’ veto of funding for a new oceanographic science center on the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus, many local stakeholders expressed their belief that state support was just a year away. Speaking at the first USF Board of Trustees meeting since DeSantis slashed $ 75 million for a … Read more

Landslide near Steamboat Point not a safety concern, officials say | Local News

DAYTON – A spot being monitored for a potential landslide on US Highway 14 east of Steamboat Point does not pose safety concerns for motorists, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. “We’re not concerned about safety,” WYDOT Senior Public Relations Specialist Laura Dalles said. “It’s something we’ve been watching for a number of years. … Read more

Footage of hypersonic metallic UFO revealed by Pentagon officials at historic hearing

Pentagon officials speaking at the first public hearing on UFOs since the 1960s have shown previously classified footage of an unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP), a split-second video of a metallic sphere zooming across the flight path of a military jet at hypersonic speeds. The object, captured through the cockpit window of an FA-18 fighter jet … Read more

Southwestern Wisconsin officials contemplate next steps after study shows widespread contamination of private wells

A landmark study of groundwater contamination in southwest Wisconsin’s private wells has come to a close, but county officials and scientists say it’s only the first step in helping residents deal with vulnerable wells. The Southwest Wisconsin Groundwater and Geology, or SWIGG, study tested 978 samples from 816 private wells in Grant, Iowa and Lafayette … Read more

In the face of continuing COVID pandemic: Dangerous “science experiment” being carried out on music fans, musicians by industry officials

A recent Science & Medicine article in the Los Angeles Times, “Coronavirus Today: When live music becomes a science experiment,” points to a disturbing trend: the return to “normal” in the concert world. The trend is being driven, above all, by the large conglomerates who dominate the field. The author, Times Science and Medicine editor, … Read more

Scientists Warn U.S. Health Officials Against “New Normal” Strategies for COVID-19

Health experts caution US leaders and health officials against ‘new normal’ strategies for COVID-19, warning that they fail to incorporate important lessons from the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Strategies ignore COVID pandemic’s early lessons around chronic diseases. Experts are cautioning US leaders and health officials against national strategies for a “new normal” … Read more

Kansas public health officials get lesson in behavioral science and why pandemic messages failed – The Lawrence Times

Share this post or save for later TOPEKA – When the University of Kansas wanted to encourage students to take a COVID-19 test upon returning to campus for the 2020 fall semester, administration turned to a team of behavioral scientists for advice. The university could offer students a $ 5 incentive to get tested, a … Read more