In-ear Translator Breaks Down Language Barriers

May 17, 2016

Like the “Babelfish” in Douglas Adams’ Iconic Books, the Pilot Earpiece Translates While You Listen Language will No Longer be a Barrier to Communication By Kay Whatley, Editor Waverly Labs’ “Pilot” in-ear translator means a conversation between […]




Hatchlings Give Hope for Endangered Songbird’s Survival

May 17, 2016

Released by JoAnn Adkins, fiu.edu The first captive-bred Florida Grasshopper Sparrow hatched last week under the care of researchers with the Florida International University (FIU) Tropical Conservation Institute. One of the world’s most endangered birds, the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow […]




The Human-Animal Connection Works for Stuttering

May 17, 2016

Released by Greg Wilson, curleycompany.com via PR Newswire “From the Mayo Clinic to Emory University to our friends at Pet Partners®,there is growing interest in the important connection between human health and animals,” said Jane Fraser, […]




Virginia Needs Help Identifying Victims

May 17, 2016

Chief Medical Examiner Seeks Public’s Help to Identify Skeletal Remains Facial Models of Individuals Shown in Hopes of Closing Cold Cases Released by Matthew LiPani, Central Region Public Information Officer In January 2016, the Richmond VA […]




Mobile Hotel to Debut in Minneapolis

May 17, 2016

Alchemy’s “LIGHTHOUSE” Premiers at the Minneapolis Institute of Art Event Released by Geoffrey Warner, weehouse.com The LIGHTHOUSE, designed by Geoffrey Warner and built with a team of University of Minnesota students and Alchemy, makes its premier at the Minneapolis Institute […]




Bat Protection Sought by Wildlife Activists

May 16, 2016

Defenders of Wildlife Demands Endangered Species Protection for Bats Released by Haley McKey, defenders.org Defenders of Wildlife filed suit May 12, 2016, against the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for denying the northern long-eared bat full […]




Rescued Dog Tour Raising Adoption Awareness

May 13, 2016

A Formerly Homeless Dog, His Adopted Human Owner and a Big Huge Tour Bus are Raising Awareness for Rescue Dogs and Free Days with George Released by Caroline Galloway (m2mpr.com) and Bethany Weis (webershandwick.com) via […]




IBM Watson Moves Beyond Jeopardy to Cybercrime

May 10, 2016

Eight Leading Universities to Help Train Watson for Cyber Security Released by Cassy Lalan, us.ibm.com IBM Security today announced Watson for Cyber Security, a new cloud-based version of the company’s cognitive technology trained on the language […]




Additional Recalls of Foods for Listeria

May 9, 2016

By Kay Whatley, Editor In addition to recent recalls of frozen foods and sunflower seeds, additional recalls were issued noting a Listeria risk: green beans, biscuits, chicken salad, tamales, and vegetables. Recalls below were issued […]




Near-Infrared Light Regenerates Damage From Traumatic Brain Injury

May 6, 2016

Dr. Theodore Henderson Reports Mounting Evidence that “Neuro-laser” Treatment Effectively Treats Traumatic Brain Injury Reversing Inflammation, Oxidative Stress and Neurodegeneration Released by David Jahr via PR Newswire A revolutionary non-invasive brain treatment invokes a powerful restorative […]




mitú Challenge Designed to Encourage Voting

May 6, 2016

mitú Launched the “Take Action. Commit Others.” (T.A.C.O.) Challenge — A Voter Registration Initiative Targeting Latino Millennials Released by Kelly Olisky and Thomas Piland, www.mitunetwork.com mitú, the largest digital media brand for Latino millennials, in partnership with the top […]




CRF Recall Expanded – Now All Veggies & Fruits

May 4, 2016

CRF Frozen Foods Expands Voluntary Recall to Include All Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Products Due To Possible Health Risk Released by Gene Grabowski, kglobal.com As a precaution, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary […]




Grants Offered for Environmental Films

April 27, 2016

Sundance Institute Announces Major New Initiatives for Films on Climate Change and the Environment  Released by sundance.org Sundance Institute announced on April 21, 2016, a new initiative for films and emerging media projects exploring stories related to […]




Recall Expanded for Poultry Products

April 27, 2016

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Class I Recall– This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, […]




Organic Frozen Vegetables Recalled

April 23, 2016

CRF Frozen Foods Recalls Frozen Vegetables Due to Possible Health Risk Anne Struthers, rdoffutt CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is voluntarily recalling fifteen frozen vegetable items that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria […]




“Purple Rain” Screenings Planned Nationwide April 23-28

April 23, 2016

Carmike Cinemas Sets Purple Rain Tribute Screenings In Memory of Prince Released by Gina McKenzie, gemPR.biz via PR Newswire Carmike Cinemas, Inc. has scheduled special, limited screenings of Prince’s Oscar and Grammy award-winning Purple Rain (1984) […]




NASA Seeks Industry Ideas for an Advanced Mars Satellite

April 22, 2016

Released by Dwayne Brown and Laurie Cantillo, NASA Headquarters NASA is soliciting ideas from US industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s. The satellite would provide advanced communications and imaging, as […]




Chipotle Chooses Student Essays for Packaging

April 20, 2016

Chipotle Releases Final Round of ‘Cultivating Thought’ Author Series Featuring Student Essay Contest Winners 10 students from across the country will have essays featured on Chipotle’s cups and bags Released by Chris Arnold, Chipotle Mexican Grill […]




OSHA Issues Whistleblower Final Rule

April 19, 2016

OSHA Issues Final Rule Establishing Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints under the Food Safety Modernization Act Released by OSHA Office of Communications On April 18, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule […]




Nice! Brand Recall for Potential Glass Bits

April 19, 2016

Milky Way International Trading Corp. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Nice! Peach Slices and Nice! Mixed Fruits in 8-ounce Glass Jars Due to Possible Glass in Products Released by Ramita Garviso, Milky Way Int’l Trading […]




Food Safety Related Grants Available from USDA NIFA

April 18, 2016

USDA Announces $4.7 Million Available in Grants for Food Safety Training, Outreach and Technical Assistance Released by Kelly Flynn, nifa.usda.gov The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on April 18, 2016, announced the availability of $4.7 million in grants […]




Un-Approval: FDA Reverses on Pig Antibiotic

April 13, 2016

FDA takes steps to withdraw approval of the swine drug carbadox due to safety concerns No change in pork consumption recommended Released by Lauren Kotwicki,  fda.hhs.gov On April 8, 2016, the US Food and Drug […]




Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Killer

April 8, 2016

The Bald Eagle was Found in a Plastic Bag, Breasted Out, with its Talons and Part of a Leg Missing Released by Tina Shaw, fws.gov The US Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking information regarding a dead […]




Chicken Nuggets Recall for Possible Plastic

April 8, 2016

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Released by Benjamin Bell, fsis.usda.gov Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Waco TX establishment, is recalling approximately 40,780 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated […]




Removing Gender from Navy Uniform

April 6, 2016

First Female Recruits Issued ‘Dixie Cup’ Covers at RTC Released by Susan Krawczyk, Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes Public Affairs The first female recruits at Recruit Training Command were issued their new enlisted white hats, […]




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