December 7, 2023

Rutgers had no duty to alter MD program for bipolar student, judge says

By Charles Toutant, From New Jersey Law Journal Rutgers University’s medical school had no obligation to waive its time limit for graduation or to ease its testing standards in order to accommodate a student with bipolar disorder, a federal judge in Newark has ruled. The school is entitled to deference on its decision that the accommodations […]

Kepler telescope discovers 100 Earth-sized planets

By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News Nasa’s Kepler telescope has discovered more than 100 Earth-sized planets orbiting alien stars. It has also detected nine small planets within the so-called habitable zone, where conditions are favourable for liquid water – and potentially life. The finds are contained within a catalogue of 1,284 new planets detected […]

Newly-discovered species of parasitic wasp named after Brad Pitt

By Enrico de Lazaro From Sci News An international team of scientists has described a previously unknown species of wasp from South Africa and has named it Conobregma bradpitti, after the American actor and producer Brad Pitt. Conobregma bradpitti belongs to a widespread group of wasps parasitizing moth and butterfly caterpillars. “These wasps lay their eggs […]

Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week launched

From St. Lucia Times Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 9 May, 2016. Eliminating mosquito breeding sites, avoiding mosquito bites, and protecting pregnant women from Zika virus are the key messages of the inaugural Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week, launched today by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the […]

Flare erupting from the sun

NASA captures magnificent 4K video of a flare erupting from the sun BY MIRIAM KRAMER From Mashable A high-definition 4K video of a flare erupting from the sun is just as great as you’d expect. NASA released a video of a flare that burst forth from Earth’s nearest star on April 17, as seen by […]

Wade’s mission to seek out man-eating sea monsters takes him to the Caribbean

By Diana Duel From Hartford Pets Examiner Professional angler Jeremy Wade’s lust for adventure sent him on a mission to learn more about the legendary Lusca Monster renowned for attacking swimmers and divers in the Bahamas. Results of that quest were featured yesterday on Animal Planet’s May 5th River Monsters, episode “Terror in Paradise.” The show featured […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s statement re MRCU & Oxitec partnership to control mosquitoes

Announcement of MRCU and Oxitec partnership to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito. By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Thursday, 5 May, 2016 Legislative Assembly Madam Speaker, I am pleased to announce today that the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has partnered with United Kingdom (UK)-based biotechnology company Oxitec to undertake new mosquito […]

Cayman Islands issues Yellow Fever Alert Internationally

From Cayman Islands Public Health Department The Public Health Department is closely monitoring the presence of yellow fever internationally and especially in the region. This is in light of reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) of a large outbreak of yellow fever that is ongoing in the African nation of Angola, including Luanda, and […]

Dust devil on Mars

NASA rover snaps photo of a dust devil swirling on Mars By Miriam Kramer From Mashable More than 4,000 Martian days after NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity began exploring the surface of the red planet, the little robot caught sight some something truly stunning. Opportunity snapped a photo of a dust devil swirling in the Meridiani […]

Seaworld & Guy Harvey partner for ocean health and Shark Conservation

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (SEA) and world-renowned marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey have announced a new partnership focused on ocean health and the plight of sharks in the wild.  The two organizations will partner to raise awareness of these important issues, and collaborate on science and research to increase understanding of how to better […]