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22 of MayThe center of tornado activity is shifting. These researchers want to know why. Tornado season, which generally spans from March to June in the United States, is upon us. There have been more than 130 reports of tornadoes across the country in the last five days, and earlier this year, 23 people were killed in a cluster of tornadoes near the border of Georgia and Alabama. Although tornado deaths have been on the decline thanks to advances in scientific understanding of the storms and better warning systems, there’s still a lot scientists don’t know.
22 of MayGetting the lead and other metals out: Better detection can save lives Some of the metals people are exposed to every day – even through typical activities such as eating and drinking water – have been linked to cancer, Parkinson’s disease and other serious illnesses.