Fisherman dies due to flesh-eating bacteria from oyster cut

Fisherman dies due to flesh-eating bacteria from oyster cut

A popular Texas fishing-boat guide tragically died last month after contracting a ravenous “flesh-eating” bacteria from a seemingly innocuous wound. South Padre Island’s Raymond “Skipper” H. Mock, 61, had reportedly been infected with vibriosis, or fish poisoning — a bacterial infection most commonly associated with eating raw or undercooked seafood or exposing open wounds to … Read more

Ohio family accidentally trashes $25K while cleaning house

Ohio family accidentally trashes $25K while cleaning house

Well, they saved a boatload of money — just not in the traditional way. An Ohio family brought new meaning to the term “getting cleaned out” after accidentally tossing away $25,000 while tidying up their grandmother’s messy home. The freak incident came to light Wednesday after Republic Services, a waste collection agency in Lorraine County, … Read more

School districts struggle to hire bus drivers amid post-pandemic shortage

School districts struggle to hire bus drivers amid post-pandemic shortage

School districts from coast to coast are struggling to hire enough bus drivers coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.   “This has been the perfect storm,” says Curt Macysyn, the Executive Director of the National School Transportation Association. Most school districts say they had a huge problem attracting and retaining drivers before the pandemic – but now their … Read more

U.N. climate report likely to deliver warnings on warming

U.N. climate report likely to deliver warnings on warming

LONDON, Aug 5 – Eight years after its last update on climate science, the United Nations is set to publish a report Monday that will likely deliver even starker warnings about how quickly the planet is warming – and how damaging the impacts might get. Since the last report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2013, both greenhouse gas emissions and the average global temperature have only continued … Read more

Stonehenge rocks are nearly 2 billion years old: study

Stonehenge rocks are nearly 2 billion years old: study

It’s a rock of the ages. A long-lost piece of Stonehenge has revealed the prehistoric monument is nearly 2 billion years old — giving new insight into its super-durable makeup, according to a new study. Robert Phillips, a worker restoring the monument in England in 1958, took home a rock fragment that was recently unearthed and … Read more