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Ancient Babylon Tablet Holds World's Oldest Trigonometry Table

The Babylonian clay tablet called Plimpton 322 has now been revealed as an ancient trigonometric table. Although it is over 3,000 years old, its mathematical merits still have prospects for improving the modern world.

Ancient August 25, 2017

Poor REM Sleep Linked To Increased Dementia Risk: Study

Researchers found that people who experienced lesser amounts of REM sleep are more at risk of developing dementia in the long run. The results of the study show a strong correlation between REM sleep and increased dementia risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 2017

Quality Of High School Friendships Linked To Mental Health In Adulthood

Researchers found that close high school friendships directly predict mental health improvements in young adulthood. Having high-quality friendships at 15 years old predict less social anxiety and fewer signs of depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 2017

Coyote That Attacked Woman In New York Trail Tests Positive For Rabies

A woman strolling through a park in rural New York was left with severe bites after being attacked by a coyote. The coyote responsible for the attack tested positive for rabies.

Public Health August 20, 2017

Can't Get Hold Of Solar Eclipse Glasses? Make Your Own Pinhole Projector Instead

Safe solar eclipse glasses are getting harder to find. Pinhole projectors are an easy alternative to solar eclipse glasses and you can make them using household items.

Feature | Science August 19, 2017

Junk Food Linked To Increased Cancer Risk Among Normal-Weight Women

Researchers have found that normal weight women with high energy density diets have 10 percent higher cancer risks. Results show that having a normal weight does not immediately translate to reduced cancer risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017

New Technique Using Artificially Produced Sperm Could Overcome Genetic Male Infertility: Study

Collaborative efforts of researchers from London and Japan led to the development of healthy sperm in infertile mice. Could this be the answer to genetic infertility among human males?

Biotech August 19, 2017

UK Targets Calorie Reduction In Popular Food Items To Combat Childhood Obesity

Health officials in the UK aim to reduce the caloric content of popular food items such as pizzas and burgers. This is in response to the obesity and type 2 diabetes rate among children in the UK.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017

Study Suggests E-Cigarette Use Helps In Quitting Smoking

New research has shown that e-cigarette users are more likely to quit smoking compared with smokers who have never used e-cigarettes. Conflicting results on the positive and negative effects of e-cigarettes continue to surface.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017

Binge Watching Leads To Poorer Sleep Quality, Fatigue And Insomnia: Study

Researchers have found that binge-watching is linked to poor sleep quality, more symptoms of insomnia, and daytime fatigue. A majority of binge-watchers don't even intend to binge-watch in the first place.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017

Exposure To Artificial Lighting Ups Risk For Breast Cancer

Researchers find that women who are exposed to artificial lighting at night have 14 percent higher risks for breast cancer. Hormone disruption is suspected to be the likely cause of the increased risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017

WATCH: Man's Extreme Leg Cramp Wriggles Like An Alien

A man's intense muscle cramps had people describing it as a fetus or even an alien. What commonly causes muscle cramps and how can it be remedied?

Healthy Living/Wellness August 18, 2017

Oregon Man Partially Blinded By 1962 Eclipse Warns Of Viewing Danger

A man from Oregon is warning people of the possible damage that improperly looking at an eclipse can do to the eyes. Proper equipment usage is advised to enjoy the upcoming total solar eclipse safely.

Public Health August 18, 2017

This Blood Test Is A 'Liquid Biopsy' That Can Detect Early-Stage Cancers

Scientists have developed a non-invasive method of detecting cancer which can spot the disease even in its early stages. The method can also possibly reduce the number of 'false positive' cancer diagnoses.

Medicine August 18, 2017

Pilot Whale Released Back To Sea After Rehabilitation At SeaWorld

A pilot whale affectionately called Gale was returned to the sea after five weeks of rehabilitation in SeaWorld Orlando. Bringing her back to her natural habitat was achieved with the help of SeaWorld Orlando, NOAA, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Animals August 12, 2017

Hospital Sued After Mother Accidentally Smothers Her Newborn

An infant died at 10-days-old after his mother had accidentally smothered him on the bed in the middle of the night. The infant's mother is suing the hospital for negligence.

Medicine August 12, 2017

FDA Addresses Health Care Providers After Five Deaths From Weight Loss Balloon Treatment

The FDA addressed a letter to health care providers regarding five deaths linked to a weight loss balloon treatment. A similar advisory regarding its adverse effects was posted just February of this year.

Public Health August 12, 2017

Fossil Discovered In China Hints Oldest Winged Mammal From Jurassic Period

The discovery of 160-year-old fossils in China shows the existence of early mammals during the Jurassic era. Their long arms, skin membrane, and joints suggest that the long-extinct creatures were capable of flight.

Animals August 12, 2017

Scientists Create First Mutant Ants Using CRISPR Gene Editing To Study Social Behavior

Researchers used CRISPR to remove a gene in ants that allow them to sense the pheromones they also use to communicate with other ants. Without it, the mutant ants were less sociable, were strange in behavior, and had altered brain shapes.

Animals August 11, 2017

German Startup To Set Up Cellphone Tower On The Moon

A startup based in Berlin is planning to build the first telecommunications structure on the surface of the moon. The startup and its partners aim to explore the landing site of the Apollo 17 mission.

Business Tech August 11, 2017

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