By Noemi Garcia |Staff Writer|
May 8, 2016
Red tide can make you die
“A poisonous algae bloom known as red tide has affected seven major cities and dozens of fishing towns, including Chiloe in Chile,” according to NBC News.
The outbreak of the algae was caused by the temperature fluctuations of El Niño.
The red tide turns the sea water red and makes seafood toxic, according to The Guardian.
Birthing in your 40s
Having children at the age of 40 has become the new trend as opposed to having children at 30, according to CBS News.
Women are waiting longer to have children because they are focusing on their education and careers.
“The woman who’s 40 may have about a 1-in-50 chance, a 1-in-40 chance that the fetus may have a chromosome abnormality, and that increases by a lot,” said Dr. Joanne Stone in an interview with CBS News.
With the help of medical advancement, women are able to have children at a later age and be able to reduce the risk.
May 9, 2016
Rollercoaster scalped girl
An 11-year-old girl’s hair was ripped off on a carnival ride in Omaha Nebraska, according to ABC 7 News.
The young girl did not suffer any life threatening injuries, but her vision may have been impaired and may require surgery.
The malfunction of the carnival ride is undergoing investigation by the Omaha police department.
May 10, 2016
Obama visits Hiroshima
President Barack Obama is planning to visit Hiroshima on May 27, and will be the first American leader to do so after the 1945 nuclear attack, according to The Independent.
“The memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are etched in the minds of the world, and I would be honored to have the opportunity to visit those cities at some point during my presidency,” said Obama.
The government visits to Hiroshima and Nagasaki are intended to be a sign of peace.
May 11, 2016
Raccoon power destroyer
A raccoon caused a power outage in Seattle that affected over 37,000 customers, according to the Huffington Post.
“The animal’s body short-circuited the bus, causing a bright electrical explosion and doom for the raccoon,” according to City Light spokesman Scott Thomson in an article for the Huffington Post.
The power was out from 2:30 a.m. to 5 a.m., and the animal was seen getting away unharmed.
May 12, 2016
Oracle donation to USC
Larry Ellison, founder of the Oracle, donated 200 million to the University of Southern California in order to fund the cancer research center, according to ABC 7 News.
The gift will specifically fund the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine that will be built off campus.
The institute will be operated by professor of engineering and medicine David Agnes.