Early Halloween in this Greek town: 1,000-foot spiderweb

It happens every few years. Not just in Greece, but also parts of the United States.

  • Aitoliko, in Western Greece is the town these images are from.
  • Tetragnatha is the genus — known as "stretch spiders" because of their elongated bodies.
  • They can run faster on water than on land. Don't panic, though: they will be gone in days.
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British Satellite, RemoveDEBRIS, to clean up space junk

It deploys nets to capture useless space junk.

  • It's a prototype but the test just conducted has proven its viability.
  • It was designed by the University of Surrey Space Centre.
  • The video below demonstrates how it works.
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An aspirin a day keeps the heart attack away? Not so much.

It's been de rigueur for at least 50 years that a daily, small dose of aspirin helps prevent heart attacks. However...

  • The study involved 20,000 people, over 5 years.
  • Results were just published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • Side effects — among them, bleeding and cancer — are raised in those taking aspirin, and the benefits don't outweigh the risks for mostly-healthy adults.
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What is the 'pure carnivore diet'?

It's all the rage right now after the Paleo and keto diet sensations took the world by storm. But is it healthy?

  • The meat-only diet is being promoted a lot by people with right-wing political biases.
  • Until the science is studied and proven, caution is the best approach.
  • Balance, balance, balance. Have I mentioned balance?
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