Lab Brews Beer Without Hops Using Genetically Modified Yeast

Using genetically modified yeast, scientists produced beer with a flavor similar to those of naturally hopped brews. A brewing expert described it as having the flavor characteristics of Fruits Loops and orange blossom.

Feature | Science March 21, 2018

Words By Stephen Hawking: Inspirational Quotes From Cosmology's Brightest Star

Stephen Hawking's profound but gentle and humorous ways of communicating science to the public made him an icon of contemporary science. Here are some of the most inspirational quotes from Stephen Hawking, a great physicist and human genuis.

Feature | Science March 15, 2018

Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking, Author Of 'A Brief History of Time', Dies At Age 76

British physicist Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday at age 76. He was given only two years to live when he was diagnosed of ALS when he was 21 years old, defying odds when he lived for more than 50 years.

Feature | Science March 14, 2018

Startup Company To Build 3D Print Homes For $10,000

Austin-based company ICON collaborated with non-profit New Story to build 3D printed homes for just $10,000. A model home was unveiled during the SXSW show this month.

Feature | Tech March 13, 2018

World's Oldest Message In A Bottle Thrown To The Sea In 1886 Found In Australia

A 132-year-old gin bottle with a rolled note inside it was found at a beach in Australia. The paper was dated June 12, 1886, and had a faint handwriting.

Feature | Science March 11, 2018

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Who Raised Daraprim Drug Price By More Than 5,000 Percent Gets 7 Years In Prison

The most hated man in America, Martin Shkreli, was sentenced to 7 years in prison. The judge said that the punishment for the founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals is not for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug, nor for his abrasive behavior.

Feature | Health March 10, 2018

Amelia Earhart Mystery May Have Been Solved By New Forensic Analysis

A new forensic analysis may have solved the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance. Previously misidentified bones found in the Pacific Islands in the 1940s due to the lack of development in forensic osteology could actually be those of the aviation pioneer.

Feature | Science March 9, 2018

False News Spreads Faster Than Real News On Twitter: Study

Despite the said role of bots in spreading false news, a study finds that humans are still the primary driver of the spread of false news on Twitter. Study coauthor suggests Twitter users should 'think before you retweet.'

Feature | Science March 9, 2018

Study Reveals Truth About Premonitions That Accompany Déjà Vu

Researchers used a video game to create virtual reality scenarios that can induce a sensation of déjà vu. What did they learn about the premonitions people sometimes feel when they have the feeling of “being there before?"

Feature | Health March 4, 2018

Minnesota Toddler Is Allergic To Water And Her Own Tears: Other Odd Allergies You May Not Know Exist

A toddler in Minnesota was diagnosed with aquagenic urticaria, a condition that makes her allergic to water. Here are other things that oddly cause allergic reactions to some people.

Feature | Health February 27, 2018

Researchers Create Artificial Eye By Combining Metalens With An Artificial Muscle

A team of researchers developed an artificial eye, which operates more closely to human eyes. They created it by combining metalens with an artificial muscle.

Feature | Science February 28, 2018

New Study Confirms Prevalence Of Sexting Among Teens

Analysis of 39 sexting studies showed that one in seven teens have sent sexts and one in four have received them. Up to 13 percent of kids forward sexually explicit images and videos they received without sender’s consent.

Feature | Health February 27, 2018

Scientists Grow Sheep Embryos With Human Cells To Revolutionize Organ Transplant

Sheep embryos that contain human cells may increase the supply of organs for transplant and pave way for genetically tailored organs that can reduce odds for transplant rejection. About one in 10,000 cells in the sheep embryos are human.

Feature | Science February 18, 2018

High-Pitched Sounds May Have Caused Neurological Symptoms Among US Personnel In Cuba

Could high-pitched sounds be the reason behind neurological symptoms suffered by U.S. Embassy personnel in Havana? American scientists believe they could be the result of exposure to a non-natural source.

Feature | Health February 16, 2018

Winner Of Science Photo Contest Captures Picture Of An Atom

University of Oxford quantum physicist David Nadlinger took the winning photo of the fifth EPSRC science photo competition. The winning image shows a strontium atom held by electric fields.

Feature | Science February 14, 2018

Flat Earther Mad Mike Hughes Fails To Launch Himself Aboard Homemade Rocket

Mad Mike Hughes failed to launch himself aboard his rocket last year because he could not get permit from Bureau of Land Management. What prevented the flat Earth conspiracy theorist and his rocket to lift off this time?

Feature | Science February 5, 2018

Naked Mole Rats May Hold Clue To Fountain Of Youth

Naked mole rats should have a lifespan of six years but they can live to more than 30 years. These burrowing rodents may hold the secrets of longevity and treatment to age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's.

Feature | Health January 30, 2018

Dying Teenager Diagnosed With Rare Cancer Marries High School Sweetheart

With only weeks to live, a Florida teenager wished to marry his longtime girlfriend. With the help of family, friends, and strangers, they were able to turn his dream into reality.

Feature | Health January 29, 2018

Dog Almost Died From Skin Burns Caused By Human Hair Dye

A Maltese mix was badly injured from the hair coloring product her previous owner used on her fur. Here's why human hair dye should not be used on pet animals.

Feature | Health January 26, 2018

'Doomsday Clock' Now Two Minutes To Midnight, What Now?

The so-called Doomsday Clock is now set to 2 minutes closer to midnight and impending disaster. It is the second time that the clock has been set this close to Doomsday, following the year 1953 during the Cold War.

Feature | Science January 25, 2018

Scientists Successfully Cloned Macaque Monkeys: Will They Clone Humans Next?

Chinese scientists successfully cloned two macaque monkeys using SCNT, the cloning method that produced Dolly the Sheep in the 1990s. Does the team plan to also clone humans?

Feature | Science January 26, 2018

Indian Minister Who Criticized Darwin's Theory Of Evolution Draws Flak From Scientists

Indian Minister Satyapal Singh recently criticized Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution and called for its removal from the academic curriculum. The country's scientific community disputed Singh's opinion on the issue.

Feature | Science January 23, 2018

Federal Judge Rules 11-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Can Bring Medical Marijuana To School

Ashley Surin is now back in school. She was earlier prohibited from attending class because she uses a prescribed marijuana patch and cannabis lotion. Can school staff help her with her medication?

Feature | Health January 23, 2018

Oolitic Limestones Used To Build Pentagon, Empire State Building Are Made Of Dinosaur-Era Microbes

The Pentagon, Empire State Building, and the Buckingham Palace used oolitic limestones as building materials. Researchers revealed these stones were made of microbes dating back from the Jurassic Period.

Feature | Science January 22, 2018

Dinosaur Tail Auction Causes Controversy In Mexico

The auction of a 165-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur tail has raked up controversy between Morocco and Mexico. Moroccan officials want to know how the fossil left the country and reached auctioned status.

Feature | Science January 22, 2018

LOOK: This Thin Electronic Skin Let's You Move Virtual Objects Just By Moving Your Hand

A newly developed electronic skin lets its user manipulate virtual objects easily with the help of magnetic field sensors. It could pave the way for less bulky augmented and virtual reality systems.

Feature | Science January 20, 2018

New DNA Research Method Solves Ancient Epidemic Mystery in Mexico

New methods of DNA research in skeletons helped scientists dig into the cause of an ancient epidemic. The study points to Salmonella as the possible killer of millions of Mexicans in the 16th century cocoliztli plague.

Feature | Health January 17, 2018

Asia's Smallest Surviving Baby Was Born Weighing Less Than A Chocolate Bar

Manushi was born weighing only 400 grams and her feet were only slightly bigger than a fingernail. On Thursday, the now 6-month old baby was finally discharged from the hospital.

Feature | Health January 13, 2018

Largest Prime Number Discovered Is 23.2 Million Digits Long

Jonathan Pace from Germantown discovered the largest known prime number. The newly found prime dubbed as M77232917 can fill up 9,000 pages.

Feature | Science January 11, 2018

Study: Labeling Women As ‘Witches’ In China Has Deep Social Causes And Implications

A new study has found that some women in rural China are branded as 'witches' and are known as ‘zhu’. These women are ostracized by society and face many social stigmas.

Feature | Health January 10, 2018

Nursing Could Be A Promising Career For Men

Could nursing be the next big career opportunity for men in the United States? Find out how nursing has steadily grown as a promising career and can bring about more employment for men.

Feature | Health January 8, 2018

Parents In Portuguese Village Encourage Young Children To Smoke At Epiphany Festival

Parents in the village of Vale de Salgueiro in Portugal give cigarettes to children as young as 5 years old during the annual Epiphany celebrations. Why do they do this?

Feature | Health January 7, 2018

Bangkok Hospital Offers Penis Whitening Laser Treatment For Men

A hospital in Bangkok started to offer a laser treatment to change the pigmentation of the penis' skin. Most of the clients belong to Thailand's LGBTQ community. Is the procedure safe?

Feature | Health January 5, 2018

Ketchup Packet Found In Intestine Of Woman Who Complained Of Crohn's Symptoms

Ingested Heinz ketchup package left in a woman’s stomach mimics symptoms of Chron’s disease. The woman thought she had an intestinal bowel disorder but it turned packets of ketchup in her gut is causing her stomach pain.

Feature | Health January 4, 2018

This Optical Illusion Reveals 'Curvature Blindness' Of The Brain

A psychologist discovered that the brain may experience curvature blindness, which swaps waves for corners. The curvature blindness illusion proves this. What are the possible mechanisms behind this phenomenon?

Feature | Science December 14, 2017

Doctor Created 3D-Printed Euthanasia Machine That Can End Life Painlessly

Sarco capsule, a euthanasia machine that can be created using a 3D printer and can be assembled anywhere, can end life painlessly. What happens to users who change their mind?

Feature | Health December 5, 2017

The Science Of Skin Color: Skin Pigmentation More Complex Than Previously Believed

A decade-long research finds that skin pigmentation is more complex than previously believed. As it turns out, the closer a population is to the equator, the more complex the skin pigmentation becomes.

Feature | Science December 1, 2017

Quantum Simulator Can Solve Problems That Fastest Conventional Computers Cannot

Two different teams of physicists have recently presented a new procedure for creating superconducting interconnects. The process has helped them to create a quantum simulator that can compute faster than classic type of computers.

Feature | Science December 3, 2017

What Is Pica? Depressed Man With Eating Disorder Swallowed Coins And Nails

A man with mental health problems swallowed 7 kg of bizarre objects that include metals and coins. He suffered from pica. What characterized and caused this eating disorder and how can it be treated?

Feature | Health November 28, 2017

84-Year-Old Doctor Who Does Not Use Computer Can't Regain Medical License

Anna Konopka, the doctor who does not use computer, surrendered her medical license earlier this year over allegations from the New Hampshire Board of Medicine. A judge now dismissed her request to regain her license.

Feature | Health November 27, 2017

Doctors Find Hundreds Of Coins, Blades, And Glass In Man's Stomach

Doctors found coins, nails, and shards of glass in the stomach of a man who has been complaining of abdominal pains. What caused the 32-year-old man to swallow these objects?

Feature | Health November 27, 2017

Cancer In Vietnam War Veterans May Be Linked To Lethal Parasite From Southeast Asia

War veterans suffering from cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer, may have been infected by liver fluke from the rivers of Vietnam. How did the soldiers contract the slow-killing parasite?

Feature | Health November 22, 2017

Self-Taught Rocket Scientist Who Thinks Earth Is Flat To Launch Steam-Powered Rocket

'Mad' Mike Hughes will launch himself in a homemade rocket on Saturday. The 61-year-old, who thinks the Earth is flat, claims to be the only person to design, build and launch himself in a rocket.

Feature | Science November 21, 2017

Hundreds Attend Flat-Earth Conference That Discussed Conspiracy Theories

The Flat-Earth Conference, the first of its kind, was recently held in Raleigh. It was attended by hundreds of people who believe the Earth to be flat.

Feature | Science November 19, 2017

Woman Who Posed With 20,000 Bees On Her Belly In Viral Maternity Shoot Suffers Stillbirth

The pregnant beekeeper in the viral maternity shoot that featured 20,000 bees covering her baby bump said she lost her unborn son. What is the possible cause of the stillbirth?

Feature | Health November 16, 2017

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