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NOAA Investigates Unusual Humpback Whale Die Off In The East Coast

The NOAA is declaring last year’s unusually high humpback whale die off as an ‘unusual mortality event.’ The declaration is prompting immediate action and expert investigation.


This 25-Pound Blanket Can Help Relieve Stress And Anxiety, Clinical Studies Show

Gravity is a blanket that’s designed to make its users feel as if they are being embraced or swaddled. Its weighted design is made to be a stress and anxiety reliever.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Drugged Driving More Complex And Fatal Than Drunk Driving: Report

A report shows that drugged driving is overtaking the number of recorded fatalities among drunken driving incidences. The numbers are concerning, but the topic of drugged driving is more complicated than it seems.

Public Health

Cassini Sends Back To Earth First Images From Its Saturn Ring Dive

Cassini’s first dive between Saturn and its inner rings proved to be successful. Along with its successful dive comes new and closer-than-ever images of Saturn’s atmosphere.


Rare Second Parchment Copy Of Declaration Of Independence Found In England

Researchers from Harvard found the only other parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence in the archives of West Sussex. The Sussex Declaration bears certain differences from the original parchment.

Feature | Culture April 24, 2017

Golf Ball Pieces In Frozen Hash Brown Prompts Recall

Two hash brown products are voluntarily being pulled from the shelves due to possible golf ball pieces in the product. The recall adds to FDA’s list of latest food product recalls.

Public Health April 23, 2017

Apple iPad Pro 2 Release Looming? 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Going 'Out Of Stock' In Stores

Apple seems to be having stock issues with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Does the lack of stock availability mean that the company is getting ready to release the iPad Pro 2?

Apple April 23, 2017

iPhone 8 Leaks And Rumors: Specs, Features, Release Date And What We Know So Far

Rumors and Leaks continue to surround Apple’s highly anticipated 10th anniversary handset. Here is a quick round-up of what we know so far about the iPhone 8’s specs, features, and release date.

Apple April 22, 2017

Fountain Of Youth May Be Hiding Within Human Body: Blood From Babies' Umbilical Cord Reversed Aging In Mice

New evidence suggesting overall improvement in memory and cognitive function through cellular infusion shows promising results in age reversal. Human DNA and cell analyses pave the way to unlock the fountain of youth.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 22, 2017

California Health Officials Fine Hospitals For Substandard Care

Hospitals in California were fined for infractions on Health and Safety Codes that led to patient injuries and deaths. The medical facilities have to pay a combined amount of over $1 million.

Public Health April 22, 2017

NASA's Cassini Captures Image Of Earth Through Rings Of Saturn: Here's What Our Planet Looks Like From Afar

Cassini takes a photo of Earth from between Saturn’s rings before its 'grand finale' set to begin by the end of April. The photo of Earth is reminiscent of Voyager 1’s ‘Pale Blue Dot.’

Space April 22, 2017

Slovakia-Based Startup Now Ready To Accept Preorders For $1 Million Flying Car

A Slovakia-based startup launched a true flying car that can be used both on land and on air. AeroMobil doesn’t come cheap, but it is a truly unique vehicle.

Car Tech April 21, 2017

Petco Not Liable For Death Of Boy Who Suffered From Rat Bite Fever: Jury

Jury finds Petco not liable in the case of 10-year-old boy who died in 2013. The boy’s death is linked to rat-bite fever despite not having been bitten or scratched.

Public Health April 21, 2017

Naked Mole Rats Can Survive Without Oxygen Using Plant Sugar Strategy

Researchers find that naked mole rats can survive in low to zero oxygen conditions. Find out just how fructose-driven metabolism helps the hairless rodents to survive.

Animals April 21, 2017

SeaWorld Announces Birth Of Last Baby Orca Born In Captivity

SeaWorld announces the birth of an orca calf in San Antonio. The birth marks their last orca birth in captivity, and a last chance for guests to watch an orca calf’s growth up-close.

Animals April 20, 2017

Reports Of Measles And Mumps Cases Continue To Rise; What Should You Know About MMR Vaccine?

Cases of measles and mumps continue to rise, and vaccinations are the best means of protection. Here are some things you need to know about the MMR vaccine.

Medicine April 16, 2017

April The Giraffe Finally Gives Birth To Male Calf: Here Are Some Giraffe Facts You May Want To Know

After a long journey, April the giraffe finally gave birth to a male calf on Saturday morning. Here are some facts about giraffes that you may want to know.

Animals April 16, 2017

Couple Trying IVF Treatment Supposedly Learn They Are Twins: What Are The Risks For Children With Blood-Related Parents?

Reports of a young couple finding out they are twins while trying for IVF are circulating the internet. The legitimacy of the story is starting to crack, but what are the risks for children of consanguineous couples?

Feature | Health April 15, 2017

California DMV Confirms Apple Is Now Permitted To Test Self-Driving Cars, Adds To List Of Companies Testing In State

Apple Inc., is now officially added to the list of companies permitted to test autonomous vehicles in California. Their name on the list stands as a silent confirmation to the company’s movements in the growing autonomous vehicle industry.

Car Tech April 15, 2017

Latest Recalls: Here Are Some Of The Most Recent Product Recalls, From Contaminated Salad To Homeopathic Teethers

Certain companies have been busy with recalls and investigations of late. Here are some product recalls you may want to know about, from contaminated salads, to garbage disposal hazards.

Public Health April 15, 2017

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