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Self-Taught Rocket Scientist Cancels First Phase Of Flat Earth Space Program

Mike Hughes was not able to push through with his plan to launch himself 1,800 feet high in a rocket made in his garage. What made him cancel the supposed first phase of a flat-Earth space program?

Space November 27, 2017

NASA E.Coli Experiment In Microgravity May Offer Clues On How To Treat Infections In Space

How do E.coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infections respond to antibiotic treatments in space? NASA's EcAMSat small satellite experiment may reveal how to more effectively fight bacteria in microgravity.

Space 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

Dopamine Makes Us Smarter Than Apes: Other Ways 'Happy Hormone' Makes Us Human

Humans are more intelligent than other primates possibly because they produce more dopamine. Here are other ways the brain signalling chemical influences human characteristics and behavior:

Neuroscience November 26, 2017

Light Pollution Is Spreading: Here's How This Will Affect Human Health

Using satellite data, researchers found that Earth gets brighter at night because of artificial lighting. What are some of the potential effects of light pollution on human health?

Earth/Environment November 26, 2017

Mouthwash Kills Mouth Bacteria But May Increase Risk For Diabetes

Mouthwash kills bad breath-causing bacteria in the mouth but too much use has been linked to a higher risk of developing diabetes and prediabetes. How can use of the antibacterial fluid cause these metabolic disorders?

Public Health November 25, 2017

Finches In Galapagos Island Evolved In Just Two Generations: Here Are Other Animals That Are Rapidly Evolving

The Big Birds became reproductively isolated from the native birds on Daphne Major, a tiny Galapagos island, in just two generations. Here are other species that are evolving fast.

Animals November 25, 2017

World's Smallest Tape Recorder Built From Gut Bacteria

Using CRISPR-Cas, researchers modified the gut bacteria Escherichia coli so these can record interactions within their environment. How can this impact works that seek to find treatment for conditions such as Parkinson's disease?

Biotech November 24, 2017

Cinnamon Could Be The Secret Ingredient To Weight Loss

Cinnamaldehyde, the essential oil responsible for the flavor and color of cinnamon was found to have potentials in boosting metabolism. How does it work to aid weight loss and potentially fight obesity?

Public Health November 24, 2017

Male Dolphins Give Gifts, Have Wingmen To Attract Potential Mates

Humpback male dolphins off the coast of Western Australia were observed giving gifts to females of the species. What present do these cetaceans offer to attract potential mates?

Animals November 22, 2017

Massive Skeleton Of Extinct Steller’s Sea Cow Found On Russian Beach

The 17-foot remains of a Steller's sea cow was found in a Russian beach. The now-extinct animal was hunted to extinction 27 years after it was discovered.

Animals November 22, 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

Ross 128 B: Scientists Discover New Exoplanet Close To Earth That Could Host Life

Ross 128 b possibly lies in the habitable zone, the spot where the temperature is right to allow liquid water to pool on the planet's surface. It orbits one of the quietest stars in the cosmic neighborhood.

Space November 17, 2017

Mixing Energy Drink And Alcohol Poses Serious Risks

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks can lead to potentially deadly health effects such as alcohol poisoning. Here are the other health risks associated with drinking these caffeinated energy boosters.

Public Health November 17, 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

Is This Proof Of Aliens And UFOs? Bright Meteor Light Seen Across Phoenix Sky

A fireball was seen streaking across the sky of Phoenix on Tuesday night, fueling conspiracy theories that this could be evidence of aliens and UFOs. What do astronomers say?

Space November 16, 2017

UAE Wants To Grow Date Palms And Strawberries On Planet Mars

The UAE Space Agency is funding research to grow palm trees, strawberries, and tomatoes on Mars. Here's why the Arabic country wants to grow date palm trees on the Red Planet.

Space November 15, 2017

World's Oldest Wine: Ancient Jars In Georgia Hold Evidence Of 8,000-Year-Old Winemaking

Ancient pottery fragments found in two archaeological sites in Georgia have traces of tartaric acid, a chemical fingerprint of grapes. What other evidences show the Eurasian country is home of the earliest winemakers?

Ancient November 14, 2017

Amelia Earhart Mystery: Giant Coconut Crabs May Have Carted Off Remains Of Lost Pilot

Amelia Earhart disappeared while attempting to circumnavigate the globe in 1937. One theory proposes that her remains were carted off and eaten by the world’s biggest land-dwelling arthropod: coconut crabs.

Animals November 14, 2017

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