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The bacteria that left hundreds sick after it was found in well water

The bacteria that left hundreds sick after it was found in well water

Health
After more than 500 people became sick from well water used at a Tennessee resort, many with vomiting and diarrhea, health officials confirmed this week that the culprit was E.coli. The food-borne bacteria is common and some strains are notorious for causing serious gastrointestinal illness. The same kind of bacteria, though possibly a different strain, was blamed in the romaine lettuce-related illnesses earlier this year. Here is more about how some strains of E. coli can make people sick. What is E. coli? The name E. coli, short for Escherichia coli, refers to a large group of bacteria that has different forms. Most strains aren’t harmful and are a normal part of everyone’s body. However, some others can cause diseases, ranging from bladder infections to fatal multi-or...
Mysterious black sarcophagus found in Egypt

Mysterious black sarcophagus found in Egypt

Technology
An enormous black sarcophagus has been discovered during an archaeological dig in Egypt alongside an eerie alabaster head. The mysterious coffin is 265cm (104in) long, 185cm (72in) tall, and 165cm (65in) wide, making it the largest that has ever been found in the city of Alexandria.It was discovered by an Egyptian archaeological mission after an ancient tomb dating back to the Ptolemaic period was uncovered during a construction dig.Construction laws in Egypt require developers to excavate the ground beneath their planned developments before building. Image: An alabaster head was found in the catacombs. Pic: Egypt Ministry of Antiquities Made of black granite, the sarcophagus was found five metres beneath the surface o...
Love Island star's boyfriend found dead after her funeral

Love Island star's boyfriend found dead after her funeral

Entertainment
The boyfriend of Love Island star Sophie Gradon has been found dead days after her funeral. The body of 25-year-old Aaron Armstrong was discovered at a property in Blyth, Northumberland, on Tuesday afternoon.Northumbria Police - which did not name Armstrong - told Sky News there was not believed to be "any third party involvement" and a report will be prepared for the coroner.In an emotional tribute to Gradon shortly before his death, Armstrong said: "I will see u very soon my angel so keep are bed worm for me." He had also shared an image of the order of service from her funeral, writing: "I love you with all my heart my beautiful angel."I'm absolutely heartbroken, I can't stop crying and I can feel your spirit in my soul. RIP Sophie Hannah Gradon."TV personality Gradon di...
Nazi-themed goods found on Amazon marketplace

Nazi-themed goods found on Amazon marketplace

Technology
Amazon is helping hate groups profit by letting them sell Nazi-themed goods on its store, a report suggests.The study found many hate groups were selling goods on Amazon's store branded with Nazi imagery, including clothing, jewellery and replica military regalia.Some hate groups were also selling music and books celebrating their views via Amazon, it said.Amazon has now removed some listings and said anyone who broke its guidelines would face "swift action".Slow responseThe report by two US organisations, the Partnership for Working Families and the Action Center on Race and the Economy, looked at the way white supremacist groups used Amazon to fund themselves.It said Amazon's "weak and inadequately enforced" policies gave racis...
Steve Ditko: Spider-Man co-creator found dead at 90

Steve Ditko: Spider-Man co-creator found dead at 90

Entertainment
Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko has died aged 90 in New York, police say.He was found unresponsive at his flat in Manhattan on 29 June and was declared dead by paramedics who attended the scene.Fans, including author Neil Gaiman, have paid tribute to the artist.Ditko rose to fame for his work with Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, working with the company's future CEO Stan Lee on ideas including Spider-Man and Doctor Strange.Lee came up with the idea of a teen superhero with the powers of a spider, says BBC North America correspondent Chris Buckler.But it was Ditko who created Spider-Man's distinctive blue and red costume and the web-shooters he wore on his wrists.Ditko left the company in 1966 after reportedly falling out with...