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Omaha to celebrate the Relay for Life on Saturday

Omaha to celebrate the Relay for Life on Saturday

The American Cancer Society will host the annual Relay for Life in Omaha this Saturday. The event will take place at Turner Park in Midtown Crossing. The relay will be free and open to people to participate. This is organized to celebrate the strength of those who are fighting cancer.

Massachusetts: None of extra cigarette tax revenue used to stop smoking

Massachusetts: None of extra cigarette tax revenue used to stop smoking

Sin taxes are considered good for society for two reasons. Firstly, they reduce reliance on ‘bad’ things, and secondly, they increase money for targeted causes.

Though the data is divided on the first, Massachusetts news is proving that the latter isn’t always a reality.

DCHHS ‘ready to go’ with spraying insecticide from planes over carefully selected areas

DCHHS ‘ready to go’ with spraying insecticide from planes over carefully selected areas

Cities throughout Dallas County have been considering various options over how they can fight West Nile virus after county commissioners approved aerial spraying usage this week, but not everybody is on board.

The Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Director Zachary Thompson said that DCHHS is ‘ready to go’ with spraying insecticides from planes over cautiously chosen regions.

Amber Chunk Provides Evidence of roughly 50 million years old extremely fortunate bug

Amber Chunk Provides Evidence of roughly 50 million years old extremely fortunate bug

A large piece of amber discovered along the Russia’s Baltic Sea has given proof nearly 50 million years back of a very lucky bug. On Thursday, an Oregon State University scientist explained an amazing chunk of amber, fossilized tree sap, consisting of a mushroom, mammalian hair strand and the lately shed exoskeleton of an insect that escaped the oozing sticky stuff in time, avoiding eternal entombment.

Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Coronal Hole on surface of the Sun

Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Coronal Hole on surface of the Sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) detected a dark region on the surface of the Sun. The region is called coronal hole. Such an event occurs occasionally, so one need not worry. This is an area on the Sun that is cooler and less dense.

Out of 56 non-flying mammal species in Luzon, 52 are not found anywhere else in world

Out of 56 non-flying mammal species in Luzon, 52 are not found anywhere else in world

Luzon, an island in the Philippines, has the highest concentration of unique mammals in the world, unveils a 15-year project. The research paper published in the journal Frontiers of Biogeography, out of 56 species of non-flying mammal species known to live on the island, 52 are not found anywhere else in the world.

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