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Trash-Eating Gulls Cause Algae Blooms with Their Poop

Trash-Eating Birds Cause Algae Blooms with Their Poop
July 19, 2017

It is easy to recognize how closely tied the environment, the economy and wildlife are to our habits and to each other because we hear stories to that effect every day.

The amazing fact of that interconnectedness can sometimes lose its punch as we are repeatedly bombarded. It loses its punch that is, until a story like this pops up.

These lifestyle choices could help prevent Alzheimer's

It's a joke at times: People tend to become forgetful as they get older. 

But there is nothing funny about Alzheimer’s disease, an age-related brain condition that gradually destroys a person’s memory and thinking skills. It eventually prevents a person from being able to do simple tasks. Alzheimer’s disease progresses slowly, and the patient’s mental decline usually occurs in three classified stages: an early, preclinical stage with no symptoms, a middle stage with mild cognitive impairment and a final stage of Alzhimer’s dementia. 

National Hurricane Center Debuts New Look for Cone of Uncertainty

You know you’ve seen it. A hurricane is approaching and the National Hurricane Center issues a forecast cone in their report to indicate the possible path and impact area of the tropical cyclone. 

Maybe you have wondered about this “cone of uncertainty.” 

It turns out a lot of people have wondered about what exactly the cone means. The problem is that the public’s understanding of the its meaning is usually wrong. So forecasters are trying to improve the tool. 

But first, just what is the cone? 

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