New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker alerted consumers that Midland Farms, located in Menands, New York, is voluntarily recalling certain milk products due to the potential of improper pasteurization. Proper pasteurization heats milk in order to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella. … [Read more...] about Consumer Alert: Improperly Pasteurized Milk in New York
Synchronous species of fireflies are often found in high densities, making it hard for female fireflies to see and register a lone male firefly's signal. This suggests that there is a problem in the female's information processing, which group synchronized flashing seems to compensate for, according to the study. … [Read more...] about Fireflies’ Synchronous Flashes Are Booty Calls, Study Shows
So some biologists are turning to less obtrusive unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to spot species including whales, dolphins, sea lions and penguins. From small helicopters to planes with a 10-foot (3 meters) wingspan, the battery-powered craft could become a popular new tool. … [Read more...] about Meet a One-Eyed, Six-Legged, Flying Whale Chaser
The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the percentage of adults in each state who meet the guidelines of doing at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity weekly (or an hour and fifteen minutes of vigorous activity), and also doing muscle-strengthening activities, such as push-ups or weight-lifting, at least two days a week. … [Read more...] about Which State Has the Biggest Percentage of People Exercising?
Kyle Silva, a self-identified HitchBOT fan who brought the robot from Boston to Connecticut, told Ars the initial plans for HitchBOT included a return north. He said after the attack, the robot was recovered in Philadelphia, taken back to Rhode Island, and planned on being sent home to Canada. (See his summary on Twitter.) … [Read more...] about We can rebuild him: Philadelphia hackers offer brotherly love to fallen robot