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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

Child With Cancer Wants Cards For Christmas: Here's How To Send Him Early Holiday

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

Einstein's Handwritten Note On Theory Of Happiness Fetches $1.5 Million At Auction

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

CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool Creates Pigs With 24 Percent Less Body Fat

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

Sex Change Regret: Growing Number Of Transsexuals Wants Gender Reversal Surgery

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

Men With Wide And Square Faces More Likely To Cheat: Study

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

Missed The 2017 Solar Eclipse? US To Witness One In 2024

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

Gray Whale Stranded On The Beach For Three Days Successfully Rescued

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

Boy Who Received Heart Transplant Dies On First Day Of School

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

Can't Get Hold Of Solar Eclipse Glasses? Make Your Own Pinhole Projector Instead

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

NASA Resupplies ISS Astronauts With Tons of Scientific Cargo And Ice Cream

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

Iceland Close To Eradicating Down Syndrome As Prenatal Screening Tests Detect Chromosome Abnormality During Pregnancy

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

Wife Of Marine Vet Who Died From Fentanyl Overdose Wants To Know How Husband Obtained Opioid Drug

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

Majorana Fermion: Evidence Of 'Angel Particle' That Is Its Own Antiparticle Found In Lab Experiment

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

59-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth After Decades Of Attempting To Get Pregnant

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

Scientists Teleport Particles To Space: Will Human Teleportation Become Possible In The Future?

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

Here Is The Reason Total Eclipse Happens Rarely

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

Transgender Fish: Contraceptive Pills Flushed Down Water Drains Cause Male Fish To Mutate Into Females

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

Massive Bundle Of Joy: Indiana Woman Delivers 16-Pound Baby Boy

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

Contraceptive Use Lowers Teen Pregnancy In The US: Why It Matters

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

India Government Advises Pregnant Women To Avoid Meat And Lustful Thoughts

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 Wants To Link Brain And Computers: How This Can Give Humans Superpowers

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

How To Best Experience The Great Total Solar Eclipse

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

16.4 Million Americans Think Chocolate Milk Comes From Brown Cows, Survey Reveals

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

Teen Dances In Hospital Bed Days After Successful Heart Transplant [Video]

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

Dog Owners, Beware: 5 Brands Of Rawhide Dog Chews Recalled As They Could Make Dogs Sick

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

Here's What Happens When You Throw The New Nokia 3310 From A 4th Floor Window

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

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