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Spectacular meteor shower to light up skies this week

Spectacular meteor shower to light up skies this week

The meteor shower is caused by tiny pieces of dust entering the atmosphere. To notice them, seekers must be at right place and at right time. The annual Perseid meteor shower will be particularly spectacular in 2016, NASA announced Thursday, thanks to a welcome assist from Jupiter's gravity.


This Is Why Sunflowers Turn To Face The Sun

This Is Why Sunflowers Turn To Face The Sun

At dawn, whole fields of sunflowers stand at attention, all facing east, and begin their romance with the rising sun . A young flower faces east at dawn and greets the sun , then slowly turns west as the sun moves across the sky. They found that they could disrupt the ability to track the sun , and sunflowers staked so they can' t move have less biomass and leaf area than those that do, they found.



Death of NYC woman in Massachusetts an apparent homicide

A woman out for an afternoon jog was found dead in Princeton on Sunday night after her family reported her missing. Police found the body of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte this morning in Princeton. "This was a woman who was out walking and jogging on a rural road and we are asking people to use an abundance of caution", he said. The preliminary investigation shows Marcotte was murdered, Early said, and investigators are focusing on a 1 p.m.to 4 p.m.


First case of Zika Virus reported in Leon County

First case of Zika Virus reported in Leon County

The first documented cases of local transmission of Zika infection in Florida illustrate the need for a coordinated and fully-funded plan to deal with the public health threat Zika brings with it. You will have to get a written prescription from a doctor. Take practical precautions to minimize exposure to mosquitoes. If mosquitoes may come indoors, sleep under a bed net.



Texas Governor Presses Obama to Release Federal Zika Funds

Miami, the first USA city with locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus, is bracing for the impact this news may have on its economy. Carlos Varas, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a Golden Eagle blower to spray pesticide to kill mosquitos in the Wynwood neighborhood as the county fights to control the Zika virus outbreak on August 2, 2016 in Miami, Florida.


Christopher Biggins removed from CBB house for 'offensive language'

Christopher Biggins removed from CBB house for 'offensive language'

Discussing the LGBT community with fellow housemate Renee Graziano, Biggins - who himself is gay - was accused of biphobia after saying, "I think the worst type though is, I'm afraid to say, the bisexuals". Two housemates have received official warnings from Big Brother over their behaviour in the first week. Heavy D vented, before Big Brother called him to the Diary Room to calm down.