A highschool student collapsed in his class after drinking three caffeinated beverages over a period of two hours. The coroner said that the teenager died due to caffeine-induced heart event.
Public Health May 16, 2017
Pregnant women exposed to hot average temperature have higher risk for gestational diabetes than soon-to-be mothers who are exposed to colder temperatures. Here's how a warmer climate affects health during pregnancy.
Public Health May 15, 2017
The asteroid that created the Chicxulub crater and was blamed for the extinction of dinosaurs may have hit the waters of the Pacific or Atlantic if it arrived late. What could have happened if it was delayed for 30 seconds?
Animals May 15, 2017
Stephen Hawking and 32 other scientists penned a letter contesting alternative theory of the origins of the universe. How is the big bounce theory different from inflation theory?
Space May 15, 2017
Drone footage of narwhals confirms one theory about how they use their mysterious tusk. Watch how these toothed whales use their protruding tooth.
Animals May 13, 2017
The metallicity of planets can help scientists determine how and where they formed around their host star. What is metallicity and what does it tell about the warm Neptune exoplanet HAT-P-26b?
Space May 13, 2017
The mysterious creature that washed up on the shores of an Indonesian island was initially thought to be a boat. It was later described as a giant squid but marine experts think it is something else.
Animals May 12, 2017
Doctors have seen an increase in injuries caused by slicing avocados. What is behind incidents of people lacerating their hands while preparing the green fruit for their guacamole?
Public Health May 12, 2017
Fossils of the Zuul Crurivastator, an ankylosaur dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous period, were found to have preserved soft tissues. How does this make the specimen a rare find?
Animals May 11, 2017
The ancient Pilbara hot spring deposits in Australia offer the oldest evidence for microbial life on land. Fossils add credence to Charles Darwin's idea of 'warm little pond that suggets life on Earth started on land.
Earth/Environment May 11, 2017
Oreo released a new flavor dubbed 'Firework.' Its maker Nabisco also announced a new contest that will allow cookie fans to suggest a new flavor and get a chance to win $500,000 and other perks.
Life & Style May 10, 2017
About 34 children are sent to the emergency room each day for using cotton-tipped applicators to clean the ear. Why is it not safe to use these products?
Public Health May 10, 2017
EpiPens may still have 84 percent of stated concentration of epinephrine more than four years after the stamped expiration date. Are experts willing to use expired auto-injector for allergic reactions?
Medicine May 9, 2017
Researchers studying cancer tumors accidentally learned what causes hair to turn gray and stop growing. The discovery may pave the way for a cure for baldness and gray hair.
Public Health May 8, 2017
ESA's Thomas Pesquet, who has been at the International Space Station since November 2016, was able to participate in the French presidential election this year. How do astronauts in space cast their votes?
Space May 8, 2017
FDA has approved a new ALS treatment for thousands of Americans suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. How is it different from the older drug riluzole, which extends survival in patients?
Medicine May 7, 2017
After conducting analysis of the crescent-shaped dunes on Mars, the Curiosity rover has taken samples from a linear dune on the Red Planet. What are the differences NASA observed between the crescent and linear dunes?
Space May 7, 2017
The End Brooklyn cafe in New York claims that Starbucks's hit blended beverage Unicorn Frappuccino infringed its Unicorn Latte drink. The coffee shop wants compensation and an apology.
Life & Style May 7, 2017
The blue crayon that will replace yellow-hued Dandelion in Crayola's 24-count box is inspired by a pigment accidentally discovered in a lab. The YInMn-inspired new color still has no name.
Feature | Science May 6, 2017
Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay more than $110 million to a woman who claimed to have developed ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products for many years. What do studies say about the talcum powder and ovarian cancer link?
Public Health May 5, 2017