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Astronomers identify 121 giant planets likely to host habitable moons

Astronomers identify 121 giant planets likely to host habitable moons

Science
June 14 (UPI) -- Astronomers have identified 121 giant planets that potentially host habitable moons. Scientists believe the next generation of telescopes will be able to target alien moons in search of signs of life. Scientists identified the candidates among exoplanet data collected by NASA's Kepler telescope. Kepler's main goal is to help astronomers locate habitable planets outside the solar system. Exoplanets are said to exist in the habitable zone when they orbit their host star at a distance that allows water to persist in solid, liquid and gas forms. Earth-like rocky planets are the first choice for astronomers searching for potentially habitable alien worlds, but as recent studies inside the solar system have revealed, moons surrounding gas giants also possess the potential for ...
How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?

How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?

Health
A man in America died when his vape pen exploded, but how dangerous are e-cigarettes?The case has made headlines around the world, and is believed to be the first death caused by vaping products in the US. The man, Tallmadge D'Elia, died at his home in Florida when his device blew up and projected fragments into his skull. He was said to have suffered burns over 80% of his body.But how common are these kinds of incidents? In the UK, e-cigarettes have caused burns and fires, yet these cases are rare.Experts say the man who died was using a particular kind of vape pen, known as a mechanical mod, which is not that common in the UK. Mechanical mods do not use inner circuitry to regulate the voltage, and most e-cigarettes have more bu...
Fake pot likely tainted with rat poison kills 3, sickens 100

Fake pot likely tainted with rat poison kills 3, sickens 100

Health
Fake marijuana likely contaminated with rat poison has killed three people in Illinois and caused severe bleeding in more than 100 others, including a few in four other states. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has alerted doctors nationwide that patients with severe, unexplained bleeding may be additional cases. The CDC is helping Illinois authorities investigate the outbreak in that state, which began in early March. Illinois reported seven more cases on Tuesday, bringing the nationwide total to at least 116. Several patients and samples of so-called synthetic marijuana from Illinois have tested positive for a lethal ingredient often used in rat poison, the CDC and Illinois authorities said. Symptoms include coughing up blood, blood in the urine, severe bloody noses...
Tell us what you think: What's most likely to derail the market?

Tell us what you think: What's most likely to derail the market?

Finance
China on Monday announced it was imposing new tariffs on 128 U.S. products, firing the latest salvo in its ongoing back-and-forth over trade with the U.S.Those goods matched a list of U.S. imports Beijing proposed last month in response to U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs.While the move is noteworthy, the import value of those goods stood at just $ 3 billion in 2017, compared to a total of $ 130.4 billion worth of U.S. goods exported to China last year, according to government data. Trade-related fears roiled global stock markets last month as investors worried that rising trade tensions could potentially result in a trade war that would dent economic growth and hurt corporate profits. The recent sell-off in tech stocks stateside was also fresh in the minds of investors, although the sharp ...