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E. Coli Food Probe Hones in on German Bean Sprouts: German scientists are working to confirm an organic vegetable farm as the source of an outbreak of mutant E. Coli bacteria that has already killed 22 people and sickened more than 2,200. The scare has caused many people across Europe to be uneasy about eating raw vegetables.
Hospitals in northern Germany are being overwhelmed as they struggle to provide enough beds and medical care for patients stricken.
Four people in the U.S. were apparently sickened by the food poisoning outbreak in Europe. Three are hospitalized with a serious kidney complication. All four were in Germany in May, and officials are confident that they were infected in that country.
Scientists Close in on Antimatter: Scientists have trapped and stored anti-hydrogen atoms for a record 16 minutes, a stunning technological feat that promises deeper insights into the mysteries of antimatter.
Volcanoes in Chile and Mexico Erupt: One of the volcanoes in the Caulle Cordon of southern Chile has erupted violently, billowing smoke and ash high into the sky and prompting more than 3,500 people nearby to evacuate. Meanwhile, the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico began rumbling again, shooting a blast of ash about 2 miles above its crater.
New Photos of Spy Plane Launch Area 51 Intrigue: Area 51, the top secret military base which “doesn’t officially exist,” has been the source of conspiracy theories for decades. What actually went on there? We’ll probably never really know for sure, but a series of recently released photos provides some tantalizing new clues.
The photos, published by National Geographic, show a titanium A-12 spy plane. Although the photos don’t prove that alien life exists, they do go a long way toward proving the government hasn’t been forthcoming with what has been going on at Area 51. Cue the “X-Files” theme song!
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