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Ancient Reptile Could Detach Tail To Escape Predators

The ancient reptile captorhinus, which lived in Pangea about 289 million years ago, was capable of detaching its tail to evade predators. Was it capable of regenerating its tail just like modern lizards?

Animals March 8, 2018

Photo Captures Giant Whale Shark Looming Beneath Boat Full Of Tourists

A photo taken at the Ningaloo Reef in Australia showed a giant whale shark with its mouth open swimming underneath a boat with passengers and some think the photo is a fake. Is it?

Animals March 8, 2018

Babies Who Look Like Their Father Are Healthier At First Birthday

Babies in single-mother families who look like their father are likely to spend more time with their dad than those who do not resemble their father and they are also healthier by their first birthday. Here's why.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2018

Smoke From Fires In South Africa Helps Cool Earth And Fight Greenhouse Effect

Smoke from wildfires and man-made fires in South Africa help cool Earth and even help fight greenhouse effect linked to global warming. How does smoke help cool our planet?

Earth/Environment March 7, 2018

Teens Using E-Cigarette Have The Same Toxic Chemicals Found In Smokers

Toxic compounds found in those who smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes were also found in teens who just used e-cigarettes. The same chemicals were also detected in teens who used flavored e-cigarettes without nicotine.

Public Health March 6, 2018

Garbage On The Moon: 400,000 Pounds Of Junk Are On Lunar Surface

A bible, a falcon feather, and a document proclaiming "University of Michigan alumni of the moon" are among the junk on the moon. Humans have left about 400,000 pounds of trash on the lunar surface.

Space March 6, 2018

Artificial Photosynthesis Using Iridium Catalyst May Generate And Store Clean Energy More Efficiently

Using iridium catalyst for artificial photosynthesis could pave way for more efficient means of harvesting and storing solar energy. What makes this better than generating clean energy using solar panels?

Energy March 5, 2018

What Happens When Tesla Roadster Contaminates Mars (Or Other Planets) With Bacteria From Earth?

Some scientists fear that the bacteria from planet Earth brought by Elon Musk's Tesla into space may contaminate other worlds. What would be the problem if this happens?

Space March 5, 2018

South Africa Listeria Outbreak That Killed 180 Linked To Sausage Meat

South Africa warned the public against eating processed meat products after tracing deadly listeria outbreak to sausage meat. The outbreak has infected nearly 1,000 and killed 180 people.

Public Health March 5, 2018

Scientist May Have Found Evidence Of Fossilized Alien Tracks On Mars

An astrobiologist who has published studies and books on Mars thinks he found fossilized alien footprints after studying images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. He plans to present his hypothesis about trace fossils on Mars in a June conference.

Space March 5, 2018

Charged Black Holes Can Erase Your Past And Give You Infinite Number Of Possible Futures

A mathematician said that a particular type of non-rotating black hole with an electrical charge and a cauchy horizon within the event horizon has a reset button. It can reset the past and complicate the future.

Space March 4, 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

Contaminated Cantaloupe Causes Deadly Listeria Outbreak In Australia

A listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe or rockmelon left three dead in Australia. The outbreak prompted the country’s melon industry to adopt measures to avoid similar incidents in the future.

Public Health March 4, 2018

Peanuts, Pecans May Lower Death Risk Of Colon Cancer Patients: Here Are More Reasons To Eat Nuts

Consuming tree nuts and peanuts may help Stage III colon cancer patients. Studies also showed that nuts could benefit healthy individuals through fat loss and reduced risk for early death.

Public Health March 3, 2018

Tummy Tuck Not Just A Cosmetic Procedure: Abdominoplasty May Reduce Back Pain, Urinary Incontinence

Women who had abdominoplasty with repair of the abdominal muscles reported major improvements in disability caused by back pain and urinary incontinence. How does tummy tuck help address these health issues?

Public Health March 3, 2018

'Flying Brain' That Can Recognize Astronaut Alexander Gerst To Assist International Space Station Crew

CIMON will serve as an artificial intelligence assistant to help astronauts conduct experiments at the ISS. It can recognize and even greet its handler Alexander Gerst with a friendly face.

Space March 3, 2018

Selfies Can Make Your Nose Look 30 Percent Bigger

A mathematical model revealed that people's nose may look bigger in their selfies. What's a good distance between the face and the camera to avoid this distortion in photos?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2018

Tree Nuts Such As Pecans, Almonds, And Walnuts May Help Improve Colon Cancer Survival

Stage III colon cancer patients who consumed nuts were found to have reduced risk for cancer recurrence and death. Disease-free survival was better among nut consumers who ate tree nuts instead of peanuts.

Medicine March 2, 2018

Penguin Supercolony In Antarctica Discovered Through Pictures From Space

NASA satellite imagery revealed telltale signs of guano suggestive of a previously undiscovered penguin supercolony on the Danger Islands in Antarctica. How many birds did researchers survey in the area?

Animals March 2, 2018

NASA Finds Lots Of Water In Hot Saturn's Atmosphere: Can Exoplanet WASP-39b Host Life?

The exoplanet WASP-39b that circles a quiet sun-like star 700 light-years away has three times the amount of water in Saturn. Does the presence of water vapor in its atmosphere mean the planet can host life?

Space March 2, 2018

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