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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

Women Who Suffer From Cardiac Arrest In Public Less Likely To Get CPR From Bystanders: Study

Gender discrepancy appears to exist when it comes to giving bystander CPR. What is the possible barrier that prevents strangers from helping women who suffer from cardiac arrest?

Public Health November 13, 2017

Air Pollution Linked To Increased Risk For Osteoporosis And Bone Fractures: Study

In older adults, researchers found an association between increased risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures and exposure to air pollution particulate matter. Here are other ways polluted air impacts older members of the population.

Public Health November 13, 2017

Tree Fossils Reveal Antarctica Had Forest Before Time Of The Dinosaurs

The now frozen Antarctica had a forest during the Permian Period, before the time of the dinosaurs. How do ancient polar forest differ with the modern day forests we see today?

Earth/Environment November 12, 2017

Buh-Bye Diet? Ketone Drink Can Burn Fat And Supercharge Your Body

HVMN's ketone drink can increase the level of fat-burning ketones in the body, often achieved through the ketogenic diet. How much does a shot-sized bottle of HVMN Ketone cost?

Healthy Living/Wellness November 11, 2017

Zombie Star: Astronomers Find Supernova That Did Not Die Even After Exploding

The supernova PTF14hls, which managed to survive an explosion in 1954, exploded again and continued to survive. What are the characteristics of this zombie star that defy astronomers' understanding of stellar death?

Space November 9, 2017

IUD May Reduce Cervical Cancer Risk By 30 Percent: Study

Women who use an IUD as birth control device to prevent pregnancy are less likely to develop cervical cancer. Here's how the contraceptive device may influence risk for the disease.

Public Health November 8, 2017

Giant Planet Or Failed Star? Planetary Object With 13 Jupiter Masses Hides At Center Of Milky Way Galaxy

A planetary object was detected hiding at the center of the Milky Way galaxy during a microlensing event. It could either be a giant planet that formed out of the stellar disk or a failed star, based on its mass.

Space November 8, 2017

Particle Physics Discovery: Fusing Heavy Quarks Can Produce 10 Times More Energy Than Nuclear Fusion

Fusing two bottom quarks can result in massive amount of energy more powerful than that of nuclear fusion. Is there reason to worry about potential threats from a quark bomb?

Energy November 6, 2017

Most Ancient Spiral Galaxy May Shed Light On Evolution Of Milky Way

Gravitational lensing helped confirm the nature of the spiral galaxy A1689B11, which existed 2.6 billion years after the Big Bang. What makes A1689B11 different from other ancient galaxies?

Space November 5, 2017

'Assassin's Creed Origins' Predicted Newly-Discovered Hidden Chamber In Egypt’s Great Pyramid Of Giza

The newly discovered chamber deep in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza appears to have long been built into 'Assassin's Creed: Origins'. How did the game developers predict the existence of this hidden void?

Ancient November 5, 2017

Rare Metal In Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid May Kill Cancer Cells

Iridium, a rare metal on Earth but abundant in rocks from space, may be used to treat cancerous cells. What makes the promising cancer treatment better than current therapies?

Space November 4, 2017

Heart Stents May Be Useless At Relieving Chest Pain: Study

Angina patients with heart stents may be benefiting from placebo effect. Those who received stents showed no difference in symptoms and exercise performance from patients who only had medications.

Public Health November 4, 2017

Woman Hospitalized For Severe Foot Infection After Pedicure At Her Favorite Spa

A bride-to-be had to be operated when she suffered from severe toe infection after a pedicure at a spa. What can potentially cause infections during a salon procedure?

Public Health November 4, 2017

New Species Of Orangutan Discovered In Indonesia Could Be Rarest Great Ape

The Tapanuli orangutan was identified as a new species and is the latest addition to the family of great apes. Unfortunately, it will be included in the list of critically endangered species because of its population and the threats it faces.

Animals November 3, 2017

Kleptopredation: Sea Slugs Use Opportunistic Strategy Of Catching Prey In The Deep Sea

Colorful sea slugs known as nudibranch were more likely to attack hydroids that have just eaten plankton. Sea slugs then consume both its prey and those the prey has captured in this opportunistic feeding strategy.

Animals November 2, 2017

Asteroid Impact That Killed The Dinosaurs Cooled Earth's Climate More Than Earlier Thought

The Chicxulub asteroid that killed the dinosaurs released more sulfur and carbon dioxide than previously thought. This means that the ensuing period of cool weather was colder than previously thought.

Earth/Environment November 2, 2017

UK To Ban Surgery For Smokers And The Obese To Reduce Health Care Costs

UK came up with a decision to ban non-urgent surgeries for individuals who smoke and are obese. This is how the controversial move can help slash health care costs.

Public Health November 1, 2017

FDA To Revoke Authorized Health Claim That Soy Protein Can Reduce Heart Disease Risk

For the first time in its history, the FDA attempts to revoke a previously authorized health claim. Here's why the federal health agency may no longer allow companies to claim soy protein may reduce heart disease risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 31, 2017

Brain Scans May Help Identify People With Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal people were found to exhibit distinct brain activity patterns. Brain scans hold potential in preventing suicide, which claimed more than 41,000 lives in the United States in 2013.

Neuroscience October 31, 2017

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