Two Apollo 11 astronauts question NASA's planetary safety procedures.
- Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins revealed that there were deficiencies in NASA's safety procedures following the Apollo 11 mission.
- Moon landing astronauts were quarantined for 21 days.
- Earth could be contaminated with lunar bacteria.
Considering the U.S.'s history of biological warfare, maybe this theory isn't as crazy as it sounds.
- Some believe that the Lyme-ridden ticks on the East Coast of the U.S. are the product of government experiments in biological warfare.
- Under this theory, the ticks were released accidentally or on purpose, exposing millions to the extremely dangerous disease.
- There's good cause to be skeptical, but the U.S. has a history of conducting biological warfare tests on its own civilians; maybe there's something to it?
Activist and Big Think reader Roy M. Arce explains his idea for a new community policing team and how it can halt vicious cycles of PTSD and homelessness.
- Roy Arce is a U.S. veteran with PTSD whose traumatic experiences with police led him to draft a proposal for how communities and police can work better together.
- A new kind of police response team – made up of at least one police officer and a trained community peace representative – would be part of what Arce calls "the greatest PTSD healing curriculum" in the U.S.
- This civilian proposal would also seek to treat homelessness in one of the country's most affected regions.
Ideas are plentiful; execution is another story.
- As the homeless population soars in California, city mayors are contemplating a variety of initiatives to combat the problem.
- San Francisco mayor London Breed has published the most extensive list of solutions, including supportive housing, eviction prevention, and rental subsidies.
- Other mayors are creating tiny home villages and even considering a floating apartment complex in the San Francisco Bay.
They're hiding in your house, carrying germs, and now there's virtually no way to kill them.
- Not only are German cockroaches a major health concern, but they reproduce rapidly and are notoriously difficult to eradicate.
- A new study shows that their quick reproductive cycles means that they quickly develop resistances to pesticides, to the point where pesticides alone are effectively useless.
- The study highlights the importance of integrated pest management, such as keeping a clean house and combining different tactics to keep the critters at bay.