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Researchers unlock mysteries of rare 'gigantic jet' lightning

Researchers unlock mysteries of rare ‘gigantic jet’ lightning

Comment on this story Comment An ordinary lightning bolt can be startling enough, but researchers are unlocking the secrets behind a rarely observed species of electrical discharge called “gigantic jets.” These are extraordinary bursts of light from the top of clouds that can brush up as high as the edge of space. Only five observations …

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Rare type of galaxy dazzles in new Webb telescope image

Rare type of galaxy dazzles in new Webb telescope image

Video above: NASA quietly releases terrestrial test photos of Jupiter captured by the James Webb Space TelescopeThe James Webb Space Telescope has peered through cosmic dust to reveal new details and a stunning image of a rare type of galaxy.The space observatory’s latest image shows the Cartwheel galaxy, a ring galaxy located 500 million light-years …

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Jonathan Simoson, 3, of Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania, was hospitalized for 12 days after a tick bit him while he was swimming in a neighbor's pool

Pennsylvania boy, 3, contracts  rare tick-borne disease while swimming in a neighbor’s pool

A Pennsylvania toddler caught a rare, tick-borne disease that left him hospitalized after the bug bit him while out swimming in a neighbor’s pool.  Jamie Simoson, of Harveys Lake, said she was ‘terrified’ after her three-year-old, Jonathan, was infected with the rare Powassan virus, which triggered an inflammation of the brain and the thin tissue …

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Pennsylvania toddler contracts rare illness from tick bite

Pennsylvania toddler contracts rare illness from tick bite

Fifteen minutes.  That’s all it took to transmit a rare, dangerous and debilitating tick-borne disease that seriously sickened an energetic, witty and generally healthy 3-year-old Pennsylvania boy. Jamie Simoson’s motherly intuition pushed her to seek further medical treatment for something her youngest son’s pediatrician assured her was a virus that needed to run its course. …

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