Tuesday 9/4

Airport security trays carry more viruses than toilet surfaces, scientists find
The Guardian
The University of Nottingham said the most common virus found in the survey was rhinovirus, which causes the common cold, while the swabs also picked up the influenza A virus.

Brit voters having buyer’s remorse on Brexit
The Independent

Gordon, moving fast, aims to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane
AP

Weapons prosecutions way up under “pro-gun” admin
Courthouse News Service

Viking Cruises says leave the kids at home
LA Timesvik

Fire at Brazil museum destroyed oldest human remains in Americas
Live Science
The most famous of those artifacts was Luzia, the 11,000-year-old skull of a Paleoindian woman whose remains are the earliest discovered in the Americas. A number of irreplacable artworks and Egyptian mummies are also believed lost, though a full accounting is not yet possible,.

Nike hires Kaepernick, stocks hammered
Bloomberg

Lybia’s lunatics put battle plans on Facebook
Seattle Times

Paranoid Russkies say somebody sabotaged space station
Phys.Org

Grizzlies Have Recovered, Officials Say; Now Montanans Have To Get Along With Them
NPR
The bear population is growing here, but so is the human population. For each of the past four years, Glacier saw its most visits in history. Tourism is driving millions of dollars into the Montana economy. But it’s also driving people into bears.
On an average year, 23 bears are killed or relocated among the grizzly population around Glacier. This year, that number is already up to 30. Officials expect a boom in mortality in the fall as bears venture closer to homes while loading up on calories for the winter.bear

Democrats protest as high court nominee’s chaotic hearing opens
Reuters
The Senate confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court pick, opened in chaos on Tuesday, as Democrats complained about Republicans blocking access to documents stemming from the nominee’s previous work in the White House under President George W. Bush.
News photographers clicked pictures of a smiling Kavanaugh as he entered the hearing room. But moments after Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley opened the hearing, Democrats protested the withholding of the documents and asked to have the proceedings adjourned.

Planet Nine Possibly Exists But Invisible To Telescopes
Circumstantial evidence points at the existence of Planet Nine, the hypothetical planet that some astronomers think lies in the outer region of the Solar System beyond Neptune.
Scientists think that the existence of this world could explain the strangle looping of the trans-Neptunian objects or TNOs at the edge of the star system. Unfortunately, no telescope has so far been able to spot this elusive world.


Palo Alto nurse discovers new colleague is baby she treated decades ago

A California nurse who never forgot a premature baby she cared for early in her career has been reunited with her patient – now a doctor at the same hospital where he was born 28 years ago.

Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, in a post that exploded on Facebook, says Vilma Wong recognized pediatric resident Brandon Seminatore’s name when he was performing rounds at the hospital in San Jose.


 

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