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Friday, July 10, 2020
Do Not Fret About Asteroid 2006 QV89 There’s Just a 1 in 7000 Possibility It’ll Strike the Earth in September

Do Not Fret About Asteroid 2006 QV89 There’s Just a 1...

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Whenever scientists announce an upcoming close encounter with an asteroid, certain corners of the internet light up like the synaptic rush that accompanies a meth binge, with panicky headlines shouted straight from the brain stem. But never mind that. We’re not that corner of the internet. We’re sober, yo! The fact of the matter is,…
3rd Feline in Wyoming Identified with Plague: Here’s Why You Should not Panic

3rd Feline in Wyoming Identified with Plague: Here’s Why You Should...

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Outdoor cats can be exposed to harmful bacteria — including plague — through interactions with infected wildlife (the cat pictured is not suffering from plague). Credit: Shutterstock A house cat in Wyoming was recently diagnosed with bubonic plague; it is now the third feline in the state found to have contracted the deadly disease in…
What the Downturn in FDA Food Inspections Method for You (Spoiler: Do Not Panic Yet)

What the Downturn in FDA Food Inspections Method for You (Spoiler:...

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The ongoing government shutdown has put a halt to some food safety inspections, but that doesn't necessarily mean that your salad or sushi is any more risky to eat than before. On Wednesday (Jan. 9), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said on Twitter that due to the shutdown, the…

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