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  • Days after a Pennsylvania visitor became the second park guest confirmed to have died of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, the National Park Service was warned in 2010 that efforts should be stepped up to inspect for rodents in Yosemite.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 11:30 PM EST
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  • Hospitals are rife with infections and opportunities for medical mistakes. Now, a nearly $9 million project at Johns Hopkins University aims to combine engineering with the power of patients and their families to prevent mistakes.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 8:30 PM EST
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  • This undated handout photo provided by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the University of Göttingen shows photomicrographs of the two new species of ancient gall mites in 230-million-year-old amber droplets from northeastern Italy. The gall mites were named: Triasacarus fedelei, left, and Ampezzoa triassica.

    Scientists have found three well preserved ancient insects frozen in amber — and time — in what is Earth's oldest bug trap.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
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  • This undated handout artist illustration provided by NASA shows a cosmic supermom. It's a galaxy that gives births to more stars in a day than ours does in a year. Astronomers used NASA's X-Ray telescope to spot this distant galaxy creating about 740 new stars a year.

    Astronomers used NASA's Chandra X-Ray telescope to spot this distant galaxy creating about 740 new stars a year. By comparison, our Milky Way galaxy spawns about one new star each year.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 9:57 AM EDT
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  • In this Aug. 8, 2012, photo Peter Fix, a conservator, stands outside a 40-foot-long, 8-feet-wide freeze dryer at the Texas A&M University Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation in Bryan, Texas.

    Researchers at Texas A&M University are in uncharted waters as they try to reconstruct his vessel with a gigantic freeze-dryer, the first undertaking of its size.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT
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