Medicinal marijuana has been legalized in 29 U.S. states because of its numerous health benefits. Researchers have studied the active ingredients in the cannabis plant and found it can ease a variety of ailments, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Medicine May 10, 2017
Spirit Airlines canceled multiple flights on Monday night, May 8, causing rage among the passengers stranded at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida, which lead to three arrests. The flight cancellations stemmed from a labor dispute between the airline and union pilots.
Business Tech May 10, 2017
Linac 4, the new linear particle accelerator acquired by CERN, will deliver higher energy beams to the Large Hadron Collider, leading to a High Luminosity LHC. The scientific applications of this technology could benefit both cancer patients and art conservationists.
Material Science May 10, 2017
NASA is looking forward to the next exploration mission of our solar system and is mulling over a dozen proposals submitted through the New Frontiers Program. This is the program’s fourth robotic probe to be sent into the unknown, destination pending.
Space May 9, 2017
The measles outbreak in Minnesota was fueled by anti-vaccination groups, health experts suggest. Anti-vaxx advocates, including Andrew Wakefield, are actively engaged in misinformation campaigns against the MMR vaccine, targeting the Somali community in Minneapolis.
Public Health May 9, 2017
Grandparents raising their grandchildren typically rely on old-school parenting techniques, which are outdated and in conflict with the latest child care guidelines and recommendations. Old health care method and practices can be harmful to children and lead to parenting mistakes.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2017
The American Health Care Act, a GOP plan designed to replace Obamacare, passed through Congress. The House of Representatives’ vote will influence health insurance coverage for people relying on the Affordable Care Act, particularly those with pre-existing conditions.
Public Health May 8, 2017
The U.S. Air Force secretive military plane X-37B landed with a big boom in Florida last weekend. The unmanned mini space shuttle returned to Cape Canaveral after completing its fourth mission, OTV-4, in the Earth’s lower orbit.
Space May 8, 2017
Meet the new 'space fabric,' a versatile, pliable 3D-printed material courtesy of NASA engineers. This highly flexible metallic fabric resembling chain mail has multiple scientific applications and could be used to shield spacecraft from asteroids and insulate astronaut spacesuits.
Space May 5, 2017
The European XFEL, the biggest and most powerful X-ray laser in the world, completed its first lasing. Its key component, the superconducting linear accelerator developed by DESY, produces electron streams a billion times brighter than conventional synchrotron X-ray radiation.
Energy May 5, 2017
Bret Stephens’s first column for The New York Times stirred vivid reactions from the publication’s readers as well as fellow journalists. Stephens was accused of climate change denial after the columnist expressed his skeptical take on global warming.
Earth/Environment May 2, 2017
‘Stealthing,' the new trend that implies nonconsensual condom removal, could be construed as sexual assault. Already punishable under Irish law as a sex crime, this practice inflicts emotional and physical trauma comparable to other forms of sexual abuse.
Public Health May 1, 2017
Archaeologists found ancient human DNA belonging to the Neanderthals and the Denisovans in several caves in Europe, like the Vindija Cave in Croatia. The DNA samples were recovered not from human fossils, but from cave sediments preserving mitochondrial DNA.
Ancient May 1, 2017
The spacesuits used by NASA astronauts, like the one worn by Peggy Whitson on her Jan. 6 spacewalk, are outdated. The agency made inefficient investments in spacesuit technology, which might challenge the upcoming Mars missions, says a NASA audit.
Space April 28, 2017
Scientists discovered what they believe are the oldest fungi fossils in the world. The archaeological discovery, carried out in South Africa, pushes back the timeline of the fungus fossil record one to two billion years.
Ancient April 26, 2017
Aspiring to one day help premature babies, researchers developed an artificial womb that perfectly mimics the uterus. Fellow scientists welcome the successfully tested device but wonder about its potential ethical concerns.
Biotech April 26, 2017
The increasingly warmer temperatures might inspire Americans to be more physically active and spend time outside. A new study finds there is a link between global warming and increased outdoor exercise as the only positive outcome of climate change.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2017
Artificial womb that can sustain tiny lambs offers new hope for premature babies. The new device perfectly mimics the conditions inside the uterus.
Biotech April 26, 2017
Sudan, the last remaining male white rhino on Earth, now has a Tinder account. Viewers can check out Sudan’s Tinder profile and help support the cause of the northern white rhinos, who are now facing extinction.
Animals April 25, 2017
Eggs and red meat contain an essential nutrient called choline, which was found to increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. Digested by gut bacteria, choline creates a by-product that makes blood prone to clotting, leading to heart attacks.
Public Health April 25, 2017