DNA tests offer the first evidence that female Viking warriors did exist. The Viking warrior buried in a Sweden grave was a high-ranking officer with knowledge of tactics and strategy.
Ancient September 11, 2017
Rats attacked a girl in France who was sleeping in her bed. The rodents left her with hundreds of lesions. Several of the teen's fingertips were also gnawed off.
Public Health September 10, 2017
The MasSpec Pen can detect cancerous tissues in just seconds. The device is accurate 96 percent of the time and may pave way for less invasive and more precise cancer surgery.
Medicine September 7, 2017
A potential intermediate-mass black hole, or IMBH, lurks behind gas clouds near the center of the Milky Way. Observations made using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array suggest its mass is about 100,000 times that of the sun.
Space September 6, 2017
Giving teenagers more time to sleep by delaying school start time to 8:30 a.m will benefit the economy, a new study shows. Here's how more snooze time may lead to billions in U.S. savings.
Public Health September 5, 2017
The ancient eruptions of the stratovolcano Mount Takahe released high levels of chlorine and fluorine. How did these likely trigger the sudden and widespread climate change that occurred at the end of the ice age?
Earth/Environment September 5, 2017
A couple claimed to have suffered headaches and eye problems after using the eclipse glasses manufactured by American Paper Optics and sold by Amazon. The lawsuit claims the plaintiffs did not receive the recall notice.
Space September 5, 2017
Scientists developed a new camera that can detect light passing through tissues such as those from the illuminated tip of medical tools. The device is designed to track endoscope inside the human body.
Biotech September 4, 2017
Maine lobsterman Alex Todd caught a translucent white lobster in a trap. Experts said that the weird-looking crustacean is not an albino. It has a genetic condition called Leucism.
Animals September 4, 2017
Breakthrough Listen scientists detected 15 new fast radio bursts from the dwarf galaxy FRB 121102. What makes this new set of pulses stand out from other FRBs earlier observed?
Space August 31, 2017
The CDC and FDA warned the public not to buy turtles as pets or give them as gifts. A multistate salmonella outbreak is now being attributed to handling of the hard-shelled reptile.
Public Health August 30, 2017
A large diet study involving more than 135,000 people from 18 countries showed that carbohydrates, not fats, are bad for the health. Low-fat diet was tied to higher risk for early death.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 30, 2017
The Ichthyosaurus somersetensis specimen was found in the mid-1990s. Analysis revealed it was pregnant with the third known embryo for Ichthyosaurus when it died in the Early Jurassic period.
Animals August 29, 2017
People who lack REM sleep are likely to develop some form of dementia. Here are some of the signs that can indicate a person lacks enough sleep at night.
Neuroscience August 26, 2017
Cancer patients who opted to use alternative treatments were found to be at greater risk of dying early compared with their counterparts who use standard treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Steve Jobs used alternative cancer treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Public Health August 23, 2017
Eva Echeverria claimed she would have stopped using Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder had a warning been placed on it. What do scientific studies say about the link between baby powder and ovarian cancer?
Public Health August 22, 2017
High blood pressure in children may soon be easier to identify and manage with AAP's new guidelines. The guidelines recommend annual routine blood pressure measurements and use of blood pressure lowering medications.
Public Health August 21, 2017
Forty-nine-year-old Tiffany the Gorilla of Topeka Zoo in Kansas was euthanized after veterinarians discovered she has ovarian cancer that has spread. The lowland gorilla underwent a colon surgery prior to her death.
Animals August 21, 2017
Older smokers are 20 percent more likely to quit smoking with just a $1 increase in cigarette prices. Can price hikes also encourage younger smokers to quit the unhealthy habit?
Public Health August 21, 2017
Combination tests available for pregnant women in Iceland can detect the likelihood a fetus will have chromosome abnormality. Only one or two babies with Down syndrome are born in the country per year.
Feature | Health August 17, 2017