Rabid bat bites tourist in Oregon

File photo (National Park Service) “Our recommendation is they should not touch or handle bats. Particularly if they’re out during daylight hours or on the ground, they’re probably sick,” an official with the Marion County Health Department, said. The tourist was able to capture the bat. Officials recommend attempting to capture bats for testing if bitten. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The bat was the fourth to test positive for rabies in the state this year. Rabies symptoms include irritability, aggressiveness, confusion, weakness and nausea. The Associated Press contributed to this report.  Trending in Travel Original Article : HERE ;

Artificial Tongue Able To “Taste” Differences Between Whiskies With 99 Percent Accuracy

Scientists have developed artificial skin, artificial eyes, and are even in the progress of designing an artificial “brain” (of sorts) for the US military. Meanwhile, researchers from the University of Glasgow have been working on an artificial tongue for the simple (and wholesome) purpose of whiskey tasting.  They describe their invention in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Nanoscale. This isn’t the world’s first artificial tongue but it is the first single artificial tongue made with two types of nanoscale metal “tastebuds” – a feature that improves its taste-testing abilities and enables it to provide more information on the samples it tastes, and faster too. “We call this an artificial tongue because it acts similarly to a human tongue – like us, …

What set Northern Ireland’s Troubles alight?

How Derry rioting led to Army deployment Exhibition marks Battle of Bogside Watch more: ‘Ulster at the crossroads’ Royal Ulster Constabulary officers (RUC) moved in and became involved in a pitched battle with nationalist rioters around the nearby Rossville flats. Image copyright Peter Ferraz/getty images Image caption The Apprentice Boys parade in Derry on 12 August 1969 Retired school teacher Terry Wright was one of the Apprentice Boys on parade that day. He had been involved in the early civil rights movement, but became disillusioned with the campaign when some leaders started calling for the “smashing of the British state”. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionArchive footage shows how some people were burnt out of their homes …

How Rumer Willis Got Over Being Viciously Body Shamed As A Teen

Growing up in the glare of public opinion, when blogs were coming of age, has had a lasting effect on Rumer Willis. As the eldest daughter of the then-power couple of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, Willis was a frequent target of tabloid vitriol. In fact, a quick Google search reveals how common and awful the likes of Perez Hilton’s online bullying of her was in the mid-2000s ― with headlines and photos that would make even the most heinous Regina Georges of the world blush with shame. “They said I had a huge jaw. They said I had a ′potato head,’” Damon Dahlen/HuffPost Willis, now 30, said she makes a conscious effort to ground her own social media messages …

Life-Threatening Experiences Lead To Long-Lasting Changes In Animals Brains

Predators can inspire fear that causes long-lasting changes to the brains and behaviors of wild animals, helping them remember and avoid such life-threatening events in the future.  Researchers describe this as an “animal model” of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that suggests the condition may not be a maladaptive dysfunction, but rather a phenomenon that occurs in nature to enhance survival against perceived threats. Retaining a powerful and long-term memory of a life-threatening encounter is “clearly evolutionarily beneficial” if it helps an individual avoid such events in the future, note the researchers. “These results have important implications for biomedical researchers, mental health clinicians, and ecologists,” said study author Liana Zanette in a statement. “Our findings support both the notion that PTSD is not …

Young offenders ‘set up to fail’ on their release

The report also found “inadequate” planning to protect others from the risk posed by those released. Many of the hundreds of children released each year from YOIs are categorised as having “profound” needs for support and follow-up care – but the report pointed to “systemic” weaknesses in meeting these needs. ‘Poor practice’ In one example highlighted in the report, Nawaz, a 16-year-old boy with a history of possessing offensive weapons and robbery, was released and allowed to go home to his parents with “no consideration” of the threat he might pose to his family. There were three young children in the house and within weeks of his return adult men “wearing balaclavas” arrived at the house and threatened the family. …

This Is What Happened To Peoples Anxiety Levels During The Hawaii Missile False Alarm

Academics have used Hawaiian Twitter to analyze anxiety levels in the run-up to and days after the missile strike false alarm – and, unsurprisingly, people were more than a little anxious about the prospect of nuclear annihilation. Perhaps more surprising, however, is the fact that the event appeared to be more stressful for Hawaiians who are naturally less anxious than those whose anxiety levels typically run high. The results of the study are published in the journal American Psychologist.  At 8.07am local time on January 13, 2018, people in the Aloha State received a text, saying: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” This was an error made by an employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency during a preparedness …

Posing with octopus on face sends Washington woman to hospital

Jamie Bisceglia of Fox Island, Wash., was sent to the hospital after posing for a photo with an octopus on her face last Friday. (Jamie Bisceglia) KEY TO UNDERSTANDING ALIENS MIGHT BE UNLOCKED BY OCTOPUS’ TENTACLES She also asked the men to take a photo of her with the sea creature, intending to enter the snap in the derby’s photography contest: “It’s soft, it’s squishy, it doesn’t feel like it can hurt you — I put it on my face.” And at first, that wasn’t so bad. “The tentacles were squirming in my ear, my nose, it was just playing with me on my face,” she said. Jamie Bisceglia described the pain of the octopus bite as “intense,” adding that the bleeding lasted for …

‘I am DNA proof my father is a rapist’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Vicky” says she is proof of the crime A woman conceived by rape wants her father brought to justice in a so-called “victimless prosecution”, in one of the first cases of its kind, the BBC has learned. “Vicky” says her mother was under the age of consent when a family friend she claims was in his 30s raped her. She says her birth is proof of the crime and wants DNA testing to convict her dad of unlawful sexual intercourse. West Midlands Police says the law does not recognise her as a victim. Vicky – not her real name – from Birmingham, was adopted in the 1970s at seven months old. Image …

Why are thirtysomethings lonely? Because society doesnt value friendship | Arwa Mahdawi

Social media has been made the scapegoat for millennials reporting loneliness, but the cultural primacy in adulthood of career and family has much to answer for, writes Arwa Mahdawi Millennials arent just the poorest generation; they are also the loneliest. According to data from YouGov, while digital habits undoubtedly affect mental health, research hasnt provided conclusive answers regarding the relationship between the two. When it comes to loneliness, I have a feeling that the culprit isnt so much technology as the fact that many millennials are in their 30s, which is a natural time for friendship dynamics to change: people start focusing on advancing their careers and building families rather than socialising with pals. It feels as if we are …

Harry and Meghan use Instagram to spotlight the work of two CNN Heroes

(CNN)Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, continue to show that they are two of the most charitable and Instagram-savvy members of the British royal family. This month we turned to you for ideas of accounts to follow featuring people, organisations and causes that you find inspiring or noteworthy. Thank you to each and every one of you who contributed! Many of you have suggested that we use this month as an opportunity to highlight lesser known organisations and shine a light on those working hard behind the scenes that may not get the level of attention that they so rightly deserve. These accounts showcase those persevering at the grassroots level, connecting our global community through a shared lens of …

The Best Time To Use An Electric Fan, According To Science

The World Health Organization advises people to not rely too much on electric fans when temperatures rise above 35°C (95°F) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strongly advises against them at temperatures over 37°C (99°F). Researchers from the University of Sydney were curious to know if these guidelines had any scientific backing. In a small study involving 12 healthy male volunteers, they found that the advice appears to be too clean-cut and that the actual picture is more nuanced. The team found that in environments that were very hot and humid, fans were more beneficial that in dry and hot environments. The findings are reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The team used a measurement known as the …

Abused schoolgirl’s parents want record of attacks

But no reporting mechanism was introduced to make sure each teacher read the guidance and no timescale by which that should have happened. Peer-to-peer abuse is defined as when sexual violence or sexual harassment is carried out by a child, or group of children, of any age and sex on another child. The government stipulates a child as being aged under 18. Bella’s mother said she was concerned the guidelines did not insist teachers took time off to read the guidance and there was not an official record of all incidents. Image caption Bella’s mother wants there to be an official way to ensure guidelines have been met Bella had been living with threats of violence from two boys who …

Kris Kobach: why Democrats hope the GOP won’t stop his run for US Senate

Tolerance for Kansass former secretary of state is waning, with Republican politicians saying the party has become too rightwing It was only nine months ago that Kansas Democrats were bidding good riddance to Kris Kobach as Donald Trumps closest political ally in the conservative midwestern state went down in flames. But now Kobach, who briefly spearheaded Trumps commission on the illusion of voter fraud after using his stint as Kansas secretary of state to target immigrants and then losing a disastrous campaign that cost Republicans the governors office is back and narrowly unseated the sitting governor in the Republican primary but then lost in the general election amid distaste among moderate voters for some of his positions, including calls for …

The WHO Condemns In Utero Gene Editing In Wake Of CRISPR Babies Scandal

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said no to the controversial subject of in utero gene editing, which gained international headlines and infamy last November after scientist He Jiankui announced the birth of the world’s first CRISPR babies. Meanwhile, doctors in the US are getting ready to kickstart projects to treat conditions as diverse as sickle cell disease and inherited blindness using the same gene-editing technique – with the crucial difference being that their patients will be children and adults, not embryos. The WHO’s director-general issued a statement advising “regulatory or ethics authorities to refrain from issuing approvals concerning requests for clinical applications for work that involves human germline genome editing.” The notice does not outright ban the practice of using CRISPR in utero. …