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Running Is Socially Contagious: Posting About Exercise On Social Media Can Influence Friends

When you run more, chances are high that your friends will run more, too. A new global study revealed that running is socially contagious and can influence your peers in a social network.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 20, 2017

Arctic Ocean Is A Dead End For Floating Plastics: How It Happened

Plastic pollution carried by a major ocean current has found its way into the Arctic ocean, threatening the region’s pristine ecosystem, a new study revealed. Researchers say the consequences can be “disastrous.”

Earth/Environment April 19, 2017

FDA Approves Vagus Nerve Therapy For Cluster Headaches

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a handheld vagus nerve stimulation device in the treatment of cluster headaches. More than 350,000 people suffer from this extremely painful illness.

Public Health April 19, 2017

WHO Hails Major Progress In Fight Against Tropical Diseases, But Challenges Remain

The World Health Organization is on track in achieving its goals to eradicate and control neglected tropical diseases, but challenges with treatment distribution remain. Officials urge drug companies to take action.

Public Health April 19, 2017

Bubbles Form 'Magic Islands' On Saturn Moon Titan

Disappearing 'magic islands' on Titan's sea may be streams of nitrogen bubbles that appear and disappear at random, a new study suggests. The strange phenomenon is caused by several factors.

Space April 18, 2017

USPSTF Medical Guidelines May Lead To Fewer Number Of Statin Users: Study

Two conflicting medical guidelines on statin use may lead to fewer number of users in the United States, a new study suggests. Researchers compare guidelines from the USPSTF and the ACC/AHA to determine their impact.

Medicine April 18, 2017

Birth Defect Risk Among Moms With Zika Now 20 Percent Higher Than Before

The CDC has found that birth defect risk among moms with Zika virus is now 20 percent higher than before. Researchers determined the prevalence of different birth defects before the 2015 Zika virus epidemic.

Public Health March 3, 2017

Engineers Store 214 Petabytes Of Data In A Gram Of DNA: What It Means For The Future

Scientists in New York have successfully stored the highest amount of data ever kept in just a single gram of DNA. This breakthrough in data science can change how we keep and retrieve information in the future.

March 3, 2017

Probiotic Combination May Ease Allergy Symptoms: Study

Allergy season is soon to befall us. With that, a new study found that a certain probiotic combination may be effective in alleviating symptoms of mild seasonal allergies.

Public Health March 2, 2017

New Dark Matter Map Offers Insight Into Cold Particles

Astronomers successfully mapped out the distribution of dark matter in three galaxy clusters, thanks to data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. These dark matter maps offered scientists insight into the existence of cold dark matter particles.

Space March 2, 2017

Exercise Reduces Impact Of Obesity On Heart Disease Among Elderly

A new study suggests physical activity may reduce the impact of obesity on heart disease among middle-aged and elderly adults. Researchers recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity for a healthy heart.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 2, 2017

Discovery Of 208 New Man-Made Minerals May Signal New Geological Epoch

A team of scientists discovered 208 new minerals that fundamentally formed because of human activity. In a new study, researchers describe how human activity reshapes the Earth's geological makeup.

Earth/Environment March 2, 2017

25 Million UK Homes Should Be Insulated By 2050 To Reduce Carbon Emissions

One home every minute must be insulated in the United Kingdom to decrease the country's carbon emissions, a new report suggests. However, experts say achieving this standard by 2050 might prove difficult.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2017

How Do Gamers Get Better At Gaming? Researchers Examine Habits, Practices Of Players

Researchers studied the habits of 'Halo: Reach' and 'StarCraft 2' players and discovered several insights that distinguish the elite gamers from those with lesser skills. It's all about consistency and moderation, they found.

Video Games February 28, 2017

Reviving Extinct Species Might Harm Modern Conservation Efforts: Scientists

Scientists are capable of reviving extinct species, but should they? A new study suggests restoring dead animals back to life may harm conservation efforts that focus on currently living species.

Animals February 28, 2017

Niagara Falls Aquarium To Shelter Threatened Humboldt Penguins

An aquarium in Niagara Falls will soon undergo renovation and expand its exhibit to protect species of Humboldt penguins. The exhibit is expected to be completed by spring 2018.

Animals February 27, 2017

#Oscars2017 Confusion: 'La La Land' Almost Won Best Picture But 'Moonlight' Bags Award

Barry Jenkins' epic coming-of-age story of a gay black boy in Miami won over Damien Chazelle's ode to old Hollywood movies in the Best Picture category. But not without some embarrassing mix-up at the Oscars.

Movies/TV Shows February 27, 2017

Hubble Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Supernova 1987A With Spectacular Images

Hubble is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the discovery of Supernova 1987A, a blazing stellar explosion that provided insights into the nature of supernovas. NASA released spectacular images and time-lapse videos that display the supernova’s structure.

Space February 25, 2017

How We Read Emotions Is Linked To How Our Eyes See: Study

A new study suggests how we read emotions is directly linked to how our eyes see. If we squint our eyes or open them wide, they convey several mental states to the receiver, researchers said.

Neuroscience February 24, 2017

Night Owl Or Early Bird? What Time You Wake Up May Affect Your Food Choices

Are you an early morning riser or do you stay up late at night? A new study suggests what time you wake up or sleep may influence your food choices.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 24, 2017

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