Livestock Workers May Carry Staph Bacteria from Pigs
Pig farm
September 17th, 2014
A small study of hog workers in North Carolina found that many carried staph bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) and some carried drug-resistant strains of the bug, including MRSA.
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Saving Nemo: Pet Goldfish Recovers from Tumor Removal
Goldfish Surgery
September 17th, 2014
A little goldfish just underwent a big operation. The pipsqueak, named George, had a life-threatening tumor removed from his head last week at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
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Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony Honors the Hilarious Side of Science
The Ig Nobel Prize mascot.
September 17th, 2014
Don't think science is funny? Think again. The 24th annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, an event that honors the hilarious side of scientific research and discovery, is being held this week.
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Historic 'Ghost Ships' Discovered Near Golden Gate Bridge
Historic photo of Selja
September 17th, 2014
Researchers have discovered the sites of three wrecks off the coast of San Francisco: the 1910 SS Selja shipwreck, an unidentified early steam tugboat wreck and the 1863 wreck of the clipper ship Noonday.
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Ancient Egyptian Woman with 70 Hair Extensions Discovered
The remains of a 3,300-year-old woman who wore a complex hairstyle with 70 hair extensions was discovered in the ancient city of Armana.
September 17th, 2014
More than 3,300 years ago, in a newly built city in Egypt, a woman with an elaborate hairstyle of lengthy hair extensions was laid to rest. She is one of hundreds of people, including many others with intact hairstyles, buried in a cemetery.
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Astronomy Detectives Reveal Origin of Monet's 'Impression' Painting
Monet's Impression, Sunrise
September 17th, 2014
Astronomical clues could pinpoint the day Claude Monet painted "Impression, Soleil Levant (Impression, Sunrise)," the piece that lent its name to the Impressionist art movement.
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