Riverside, California - More than 120 wildfires are burning across 1.6 million acres in the United States. Firefighters aren’t just struggling to battle these blazes, they’re also facing the dangers posed by unauthorized drone flights over or near the fires. Firefighters across the nation have repeatedly been forced to cease helicopter and airplane operations because the presence of drones prevented them from flying safely. In these circumstances, the minutes or hours of flight delay could mean lost lives and destroyed property.

West Lafayette, Indiana - The Motion Picture Association of America has been under fire for its R-rating of “Eighth Grade,” an independent film about a middle school student directed and written by comedian Bo Burnham. The movie garnered the rating for explicit language and some sexual material, according to its IMBd webpage.

Escondido, California - An almost 7-week-old greater one-horned rhino calf and her mother charged into their expansive Asian Savanna field exhibit together for the first time, earlier today (Aug. 8, 2018) at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The female calf, named Carole, and her mother, Asha, emerged from a protected area called a boma, where they have been staying since the calf’s birth on June 22. The pair’s one-on-one time in the boma gave them a chance to properly bond before interacting with other wildlife in their 40-acre habitat. While the calf ran around exploring her new surroundings, a layer of young, pink skin was still visible underneath the folds of her thickening, armor-like, dark gray top layer of skin.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today alerted women and their doctors about serious adverse events related to the improper use of tests intended as an aid in detecting if a pregnant woman’s water has broken (also known as a rupture of the membranes containing amniotic fluid). A rupture of the membranes (ROM) can pose immediate and severe risks to the patient and developing fetus without proper patient management and timely intervention.

Gaithersburg, Maryland - Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used a laser detection and ranging (LADAR) system to image three-dimensional (3D) objects melting in flames. The method could offer a precise, safe and compact way to measure structures as they collapse in fires.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Poteligeo injection for intravenous use for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory mycosis fungoides (MF) or Sézary syndrome (SS) after at least one prior systemic therapy. This approval provides a new treatment option for patients with MF and is the first FDA approval of a drug specifically for SS.