People on social media pilloried them as the “measles family” after they became infected with the virus during their Disneyland vacation and brought the disease back to their hometown of Kearny, Arizona.
Yslas-Roach told The Arizona Republic that the variation and ambiguousness of their measles symptoms, as well as doctors’ unfamiliarity or lack of urgency when faced with potential measles cases, resulted in delays in diagnosing. This left the family more opportunities to expose others to the disease over several weeks in January. In all, because family members made multiple trips to different health centers or ran errands, the group is thought to have exposed about 1,000 people in Arizona to the virus, including those too young or immunocompromised to get the vaccine.
“I never in a million years thought this would go as far as it has,” Yslas-Roach said to the Arizona newspaper. “I’m a believer that if you do not vaccinate your children, you have a responsibility to keep your kids out —> Read More Here
When recalling memories, some individuals can remember items incorrectly. Tiny, buzzing little insects known as bumblebees can be unreliable witnesses too, according to a new study published in the journal Current Biology – the first to explore false memories in any non-human animals. “We discovered that the memory traces for two stimuli can merge, such [...] —> Read More Here
Russia says it will support U.S. plans to keep the International Space Station operating through 2024, but then wants to split off three still-to-be launched modules to form a new orbital outpost. —> Read More Here
This past December, our team trekked up a remote, active volcano in Ecuador known as Sangay, “The Giver.” We collected more than 60 geologic samples from lava flows and rocks all up and down the slopes, which will help us better understand the working of this and other volcanoes around the world.
One month after we departed, Sangay started erupting with ferocity again. This renewed activity, first detected by airline pilots, was captured in photographs from the Macas, Ecuador region and has been imaged by satellite, all seen below.
Brooks Hays BOSTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) — Scientists were recently able to detail the photonic structures embedded in the blue-rayed limpet’s shell that give the species its signature shiny streaks. —> Read More Here
Scientists at Stockholm University in Sweden say compared to humans, animals don’t remember specific events, but instead tend to retain useful information that could help them survive. —> Read More Here
Some of us are tall, some of us short, some just average height. Clearly, save the occasional exception, our species seems to have hit a height, er, ceiling? What keeps us from being fee-fi-fo-fumming giants? —> Read More Here
High performance materials for gas storage, thermal insulators or nanomachines need a thorough understanding of the behavior of the material down to the molecular level. Thermodynamics, which have been developed two hundred years ago to increase the efficiency of steam engines, typically observes and averages over a large number of molecules. Now a team of scientists has developed a methodology, to investigate the equilibrium thermodynamics of single molecules. —> Read More Here