A Pox No More

It is one of my earliest childhood memories: I am three years old and standing by a bathtub, furiously scratching the itchy lesions just recently slimed with fluorescent pink calamine lotion in a vain attempt to alleviate the misery of chickenpox. Thanks to a wildly successful vaccine that has now vanquished what was once a ubiquitous viral infection, my memories of chickenpox are a woeful experience that few children today will ever experience.

Varicella infection, popularly known as ch

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Military Drone Mothership May Get Giant Claw

Anyone with a fear of flying robots and giant claws may not want to hear what the maker of the U.S. military’s Predator drone has planned for the future. The military contractor General Atomics is working on transforming a huge cargo aircraft into a drone mothership that uses a mechanical arm to grab returning drones in midair.

The drone mothership claw is part of a General Atomics proposal for the U.S. military’s “Gremlins” program that envisions manned aircraft deploying swarms of small

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UFO Sighting in Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Quebec on 2015-08-20 20:30:00 – 3 ã  5 orbs: ovale sphã©rique de couleur blanc / jaune orange lumineux.

Vers le 20 aoã»t 2015 ã  sainte-marthe-sur-le-lac, dehors avec mes 2 enfants, 3 de leurs amis, une voisine et mon ami.

mon ami a attirã© notre attention sur des flash ã©toilã© orangã©, sã»rement colorã© par les couleurs du couchã© soleil, mais c’est brillantes ã©toiles se sont mis ã  apparaã®tre et disparaã®tre (du bas vers le haut des cimes des arbres) tout en restant sur place. une apparã»t et disparã»t, ensuite 3 apparurent presque en mãªme temps. mais c’est flash en forme d’ã©toile ce sont mis s’adoucir en laissant voir leurs forme ovale, blanc ã  l’intã©rieur et jaune orange extã©rieur, puis ils ont filã©es vers le nord/ouest ou nord direction mirabel en une fraction de seconde.

nous ã©tions 7 tã©moins excitã© et heureux. 2 enfants de 5 ans, 1 de 6 ans demi et 1 de 7 ans et 3 adultes 34, 40 et 56 ans environ. nous avons tous vue la mãªme chose et ã©tions d’accord sur le fait que c’ã©taient des ovni.

personne n’a eu peur, quand mãªme qu’ils ã©taient loin de nous.
quelques petits allo de la main et sont partie.

mais: seule avec mon amis en jasent de cette expã©rience sous le ciel ã©toilã©, une brillante ã©toile a attirã© mon attention au dessus de nous.
une brillante lumiã¨re blanche/argentã© pareille comme les 5 autres, celle-ci ã©tais plus brillante, comme une ã©toile mais plus grand en diamã¨tre, je me suis mise ã  l’observer attentivement et ã§a lueur c’est mise a diminuer pour apparaã®tre d’un belle sphã¨re blanche et up, elle est partie en hauteur vers l’espace, en un claquement doigt je suis restã©e bouche bã©!

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UFO Sighting in Saint Petersburg, Florida on 2016-09-30 22:15:00 – Observed north to south over st. petersburg, fl; a large boomerang shape, no lights, no sounds

1. with neighbor, walking dog, down our street.
2. movement
3. did not know; exclaimed:”what is that? what is that?
4. it was very dark, boomerang shaped, definitely mechanical, yet emitted no sound or light, completely silent. i was looking down the sidewalk facing west when i looked up and saw it. it glided swiftly over us from north to south over a cloud bank.
5. in shock, awe, very glad that my girlfriend and neighbor also saw it. reaction was “what is that” “what am i seeing”. we watched the area intensely during and after sighting the object, then saw two high altitude jets going the same direction very fast.
6.It went over a large cloud bank.

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Eerily beautiful images captured 10 years apart reveal the Sun’s shocking split personality

Here at ImaGeo, I love posting big, beautiful images of the Sun in all its fiery glory. So when I saw the composite of two images above, there was just no way I could resist — and not just because the colors and patterns are so dang pretty.

The before and after composite reveals something I’ve never seen demonstrated so dramatically before: the Sun’s split personality. (And by the way, make sure to click on it, and then click again to zoom in close.)

The Sun as seen on the left is show

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Rosetta: March 2, 2004 – September 30, 2016

On this cold boulder-strewn surface lies Rosetta. The European spacecraft launched 12.5 years ago, into a life filled with exploration. Most of that time was spent traveling to her destination, Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where Rosetta has since perished. She arrived at that target on August 6, 2014, and spent 786 days exploring the comet’s long-hidden secrets. Her life ended this morning, with an intentional and controlled crash-landing into her two-year home.

During her life,

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UFO Sighting in Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Quebec on 2016-08-19 00:00:00 – Objets en forme de 2 sphã¨res collã©es, arriã¨re grosse ã  l’avant plus petite, gris taupe.

Le 19 aoã»t 2016, j’ã©tais sainte-marthe-sur-le-lac ã  la maison, sur mon perron profitant du beau coucher de soleil avec mes outils de dessin. j’ai levã© les yeux vers le ciel et j’ai aperã§ue deux grosses tã¢che noir dans le ciel (environs 250-150m) du sol ce dirigeant vers nord/ouste au dessus de la 640 ouest (45*32′ 27″ n / 73* 57′ 22″ w) direction mirabel. d’une durã©e de 60sec.

aprã¨s 5 min de recherche sur mon cellulaire, mon regard fut attirã© pour une deuxiã¨me fois sur 2 autres objets mais cette fois plus proche et plus dã©taillã©, cela ressemblais ã  2 sphã¨res collã©es, grosse ã  l’arriã¨re et petite ã  l’avant, couleur gris taupe foncã© et flou, mãªme les derniers rayons du soleil laissait ã  peine une lueur de reflet sur le dessus de la sphã¨re arriã¨re.

dans mon environnement on voit, entend les avions passã©, cargo, ses na, hydravion, hã©licoptã¨re et quelque amateur de parapente con motor… mais tous font du bruit tandis que les 4 o.N.V.I. glissait dans l’atmosphã¨re sans bruit.

ils ont apparue ã  environ: altitude: 45* 32′ 8″ n
longitude:73* 57′ 16″ o en direction de mirabel, beaucoup de champs d’agriculture, 1 autodrome et bien sur l’aã©roport mirabel,
altitude: 45* 40′ 40″ n longitude: 74* 2′ 4″ w

les objets ont disparã»t en descendent plus bas que les cã®mes des arbres qui longue la 640 o.

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There’s a New Record for the Deepest Underwater Cave

A cave in the Czech Republic has just been crowned the world’s deepest underwater cave.

On Sept. 27, a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) reached the bottom of Hranická Propast, at a depth of 1,325 feet. The team piloting the ROV was led by Polish diver Krzysztof Starnawski, who has been exploring the cave and attempting to hit rock bottom since 1999.
Years of Effort
This year’s expedition follows dives in 2014 and 2015 that failed to find the bottom, although they did come clos

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Open Data and CFS/ME – A PACE Odyssey Part 1

Writing in STAT last week, Julie Rehmeyer discussed the release of raw data from the PACE study, a clinical trial which has long been controversial amongst the very population it studied: people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME).

Rehmeyer, a CFS/ME patient herself, reports:

Under court order, the [PACE] study’s authors for the first time released their raw data earlier this month. Patients and independent scientists collaborated to analyze it and posted their

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Protect Your Local Watershed: Become a Streamkeeper!

By: Nohra Murad and Jenny Cutraro

Maintaining clean waterways: it’s a challenge confronted at the local level by communities across the globe. Stormwater runoff, trash, even sewage overflow, often contaminate urban waterways, degrading wildlife habitat, reducing opportunities for recreation, and placing drinking water supplies at risk.

To confront this challenge, citizen scientists across the country have come together to monitor and protect their watersheds. One such example is Tookan

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