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Asthma is a serious disease causing wheezing, difficulty breathing,  and coughing. Over a lifetime, it can cause permanent lung damage. About 16% of black children and 7% of white children have asthma. While we don’t know what causes asthma, we do know how to prevent asthma attacks or at least make them less severe. Today,…

When astronauts are on their first test flight aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will take them farther into the solar system than humanity has ever traveled before, their mission will be to confirm all of the spacecraft’s systems operate as designed in the actual environment of deep space. After an Orion test campaign that includes ground…

Oumuamua: In Depth Discovery The first known interstellar asteroid, 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua, was discovered Oct. 19, 2017 by the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope, funded by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Observations (NEOO) Program, which finds and tracks asteroids and comets in Earth’s neighborhood. While originally classified as a comet, observations revealed no signs of cometary activity…

Driving in the winter can be harrowing, especially where blizzard and icy conditions crop up seemingly out of nowhere. But new safety technologies are being added to cars at a record rate. Some can even take control of the vehicle to help us avoid crashes. One such technology that’s particularly useful in winter is traction control.…

Documentary Recalls Chrysler Corporation’s Role in Roosevelt’s Great Arsenal of Democracy In recognition of the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s historic “Arsenal of Democracy” radio broadcast (December 29, 1940), FCA US LLC has released “Automakers and the Arsenal of Democracy,” a short documentary that chronicles the role of the Chrysler Corporation as one of…

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation When someone’s blood flow or breathing stops, seconds count. Permanent brain damage or death can happen quickly. If you know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), you could save a life. CPR is an emergency procedure for a person whose heart has stopped or is no longer breathing. CPR can maintain circulation and…

Your computer’s been hijacked by malware — how do you get it back? You can’t turn your computer on or off. It’s acting up, running slow, opening pages you didn’t click, displaying pop-ups constantly. There’s a good chance your computer’s been hacked or infected with a virus and needs your help. Stop shopping, banking, and…

Your email’s been hacked — what do you do? Your friends and family are getting e-mails from you that you didn’t send. Or maybe you want to check your e-mail, but wait, you can’t login. Sound familiar? Chances are your e-mail’s been hacked. Don’t panic. The situation can be fixed. Start by updating or installing…

Cyberbullying is bullying or harassment that happens online. It can happen in an email, a text message, a game, or on a social networking site. It might involve spreading rumors or images posted on someone’s profile or passed around for others to see, or creating a group or page to make a person feel left…

If you can’t access a retirement plan sponsored by your job or you lack other retirement savings options, you could be eligible for a MyRA account. MyRa is a new retirement savings plan backed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. It’s an investment plan with: no risk of losing money no start-up costs or…

  Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels, universities, and other public places are convenient, but often they’re not secure. If you connect to a Wi-Fi network, and send information through websites or mobile apps, it might be accessed by someone else. To protect your information when using wireless hotspots, send information only to…

First Flight On the morning of December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright took turns piloting and monitoring their flying machine in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Orville piloted the first flight that lasted just 12 seconds and 120 feet. On the fourth and final flight of the day, Wilbur traveled 852 feet, remaining airborne…

Top 10 Baby Names For 2013 Rank Male name Female name 1 Noah Sophia 2 Liam Emma 3 Jacob Olivia 4 Mason Isabella 5 William Ava 6 Ethan Mia 7 Michael Emily 8 Alexander Abigail 9 Jayden Madison 10 Daniel Elizabeth   Popularity in 2012 Rank Male name Female name 1 Jacob Sophia 2 Mason…

Did you know that one in six Americans will get sick from food poisoning this year alone? This problem is more serious than many people realize. Food poisoning not only sends more than 100,000 Americans to the hospital each year – it can also have long-term health consequences. But, following four simple steps can help…

Dolomite Alps, Italy The Dolomites are a mountain range in the Alps. They are located for the most part in north-eastern Italy. One national park and many other regional parks are located in the Dolomites. In August 2009, the Dolomites were declared a natural heritage site by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization).…