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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
'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
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
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
Jacob Thompson has an incurable neuroblastoma, and he may not live until December. His family is now fast-tracking the holidays and encourages everyone to send him Christmas cards as presents.
Feature | Health November 6, 2017
In 1922, Albert Einstein tipped a bellboy at Imperial Hotel Japan with a handwritten note about happiness. He told the boy to keep it because its future value could surpass that of a standard tip.
Feature | Science October 25, 2017
Using CRISPR, scientists in China created pigs with the UPC1 gene. Besides having less body fat, the genetically modified animals also have other characteristics that can benefit pig farmers.
Feature | Science October 25, 2017
A genital reconstructive surgeon has been providing gender reversal surgery to transgender patients who regretted going through sex change procedures. Miroslav Djordjevic is also concerned over the psychiatric evaluation and counseling patients who consider gender reassignment receive.
Feature | Health October 3, 2017
People whose face is wider and shorter as well as more square have higher sex drive. What are the physical traits of men comfortable with the idea of casual sex?
Feature | Health September 23, 2017
Eclipse chasers will not have to wait another century for another total solar eclipse. Some major U.S. cities will witness another total eclipse in April 2024.
Feature | Science August 25, 2017
A stranded juvenile gray whale was successfully rescued back to the water. The whale was beached for 3 days but managed to stay alive with human intervention.
Feature | Science August 20, 2017
Ohio teenager who got a new lease on life after a successful transplant collapses on the way to school. He passed away an hour later.
Feature | Health August 20, 2017
Safe solar eclipse glasses are getting harder to find. Pinhole projectors are an easy alternative to solar eclipse glasses and you can make them using household items.
Feature | Science August 19, 2017
ISS astronauts have received more equipment for scientific research aboard SpaceX’s Dragon capsule. NASA also rewarded their hard work with a freezer full of real ice cream.
Feature | Science August 18, 2017
Combination tests available for pregnant women in Iceland can detect the likelihood a fetus will have chromosome abnormality. Only one or two babies with Down syndrome are born in the country per year.
Feature | Health August 17, 2017
Retired Marine Lance Cpl. Hank Brandon Lee's death certificate says he died from fentanyl overdose but how did this happen? How was he able to obtain the powerful opioid painkiller while under VA's watch?
Feature | Health August 7, 2017
Researchers find first solid evidence of chiral Majorana fermions, which are particles that are also their own antiparticles. It's suggested name 'angel particle' comes from the novel 'Angels and Demons.'
Feature | Science July 22, 2017
After nearly four decades of attempting to get pregnant, a 59-year-old woman finally gave birth to a baby boy. What helped Akosua Budu Amoako to have a successful pregnancy?
Feature | Health July 18, 2017
A team of Chinese scientists has achieved another feat for teleporting a photon particle to space. Could science teleport humans by using the same technology soon?
Feature | Science July 15, 2017
The Great American Eclipse happening in August has already caused a great hype across the continent. Find out what makes the celestial event so rare.
Feature | Science July 7, 2017
Male roach fish now exhibit more feminine traits, with some of them even starting to produce eggs. Chemicals present in birth control pills and other household products flushed down household drains are blamed for these changes.
Feature | Health July 4, 2017
A family in Indiana was surprised when their expected bouncing baby boy turned out bigger than most. The newborn baby weighed 16 pounds at birth.
Feature | Health July 1, 2017
A CDC report reveals a sharp decline in teen pregnancy because of contraceptive use. Learn why efforts to prevent adolescent pregnancy are important to save lives.
Feature | Health June 24, 2017
Women in India are advised to avoid eating meat and engage in lustful thoughts during pregnancy. Doctors raised concern over the advice because of the danger it poses to pregnant women and their babies.
Feature | Health June 20, 2017
Elon Musk may change humanity to avoid AI singularity. How could linking the human brain to computers push the limits of human abilities in the future?
Feature | Science June 18, 2017
The Great American Total Solar Eclipse is happening on Aug. 21 across the United States. Here are some tips on how to make the most of the experience.
Feature | Science June 17, 2017
A survey commissioned by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy returns shocking results. Seven percent of Americans believe brown cows produce the chocolate milk they drink.
Feature | Culture June 16, 2017
A 15-year-old teen danced in his hospital bed barely a week after he had a heart transplant. The boy from Maryland was born with a heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Feature | Health June 13, 2017
United Pet Group has recalled five brands of rawhide dog chews that could make dogs sick because of chemicals used in the manufacturing process. Here are the affected products and brands.
Feature | Health June 12, 2017
The Nokia 3310 reboot is tougher than most smartphones out in the market today. A series of drop tests show just how durable the 3310 is.
Feature | Tech June 4, 2017