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A new UConn study looked at the health of parasites. You know, those horrible ticks and lice and tapeworms that we do our best to avoid? Well, their prospects aren’t looking great and it could have wide-reaching consequences.

According to reports, the famous astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, won’t be available to answer any questions during Monday's solar eclipsey.  Tyson says he’ll be in an undisclosed location where he will experience this celestial phenomenon in private.   

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Scientists at Yale and the Royal Ontario Museum say they’ve discovered the fossils of a tiny predator that roamed the oceans 500 million years ago and caught its prey in its spiny mouth. The team found the creature’s fossils virtually intact at a dig site in British Columbia.

Courtesy of Cornell University Cooperative Extension

Yesterday marked the end of New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week. As part of the campaign, volunteers joined the State Department of Environmental Conservation and pulled out water chestnut weeds from the waters of Massapequa.

A key committee for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a first-of-its-kind recommendation this week, unanimously signing off on an experimental cancer treatment. Research for the treatment was funded, in part, by a Connecticut nonprofit.

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