MENU

ALL POSTS BY Athena Chan

Mediterranean Diet Just As Good As Drugs In Controlling Acid Reflux Symptoms

Is the Mediterranean diet a better treatment for the symptoms of acid reflux? New research shows the plant-based diet is just as effective as traditional drugs, if not better.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2017

Want To Keep Your Brain Healthy As You Age? Take Note Of 7 Things

The American Heart Association suggests keeping 'Life's Simple 7' in mind to keep the brain healthy. These health factors and behaviors help keep both the heart and brain in optimal conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2017

AI Gaydar: Computer Can Detect Sexual Orientation Based On Your Face

Can an AI tell if you're gay or straight just from your facial features? A team of researchers created just that, and it's pretty accurate.

Computers September 9, 2017

Scientists Unravel Secret Of Stain In 800-Year Old Vatican Scroll

The complete story of Laurentius Loricatus is kept in an 800-year-old parchment that has incurred mysterious purple stains. Scientists have now identified the bacteria responsible for the damages.

Ancient September 8, 2017

Dwarf Planet Pluto Surface Features Get First Official Names

Pluto is getting the attention it deserves as the official names for 14 of its surface features were recently announced. Some of the dwarf planet's features were named after mythologies around the world.

Space September 8, 2017

Monarch Butterfly Could Be At Risk Of Extinction

The number of migrating western monarch butterflies has dropped from millions to just approximately 300,000. Is it time for the monarch butterfly species to be listed under the Endangered Species Act?

Animals September 8, 2017

Traces Of Boron On Mars Could Be Evidence Of Life

Scientists report the discovery of the presence of boron on the surface of Mars. As boron is a key ingredient in the creation of RNA, the presence of it on Mars may provide evidence of the planet's habitability.

Space September 8, 2017

Obesity Report: 1 In 5 Americans Are Obese

One in five Americans is still obese. There is still hope as the rate increase slows down, and as long as policies and programs are bolstered.

Public Health September 3, 2017

5.7-Million-Year-Old Human-Like Footprints From Greece Challenge Human Evolution Timeline

A new study describes the discovery of strikingly human-like 5.7-million-year-old footprints in Greece. Could this be evidence of early humans in Greece or of an unknown human-like primate species?

Ancient September 3, 2017

Is There A Limit To How Long Humans Can Live?

Researchers of a new study used extreme value theory in order to find the maximum human lifespan. The topic is a controversial one as many disagree that there is a limit to our lifespan at all.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 3, 2017

High Concentrations Of Antidepressants Found In Fish Brains In Great Lakes Region

The brains of multiple fish species in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario were found to have high concentrations of antidepressants. Waste water treatment plants currently do not test for traces of such drugs.

Earth/Environment September 2, 2017

Half Of Men Unable To Identify Vagina On Diagram, Women Just As Confused

A recent survey found that half of men cannot point out the vagina in an anatomical diagram. Surprisingly, women were just as clueless as men.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 2, 2017

Homeopathic Teething Bracelet Causes Lead Poisoning In 9-Month-Old Baby

A nine-month-old baby had lead poisoning because of a homeopathic teething bracelet with exceeding amounts of lead. The CDC warns that there is no safe level of lead for children.

Public Health September 2, 2017

Royal Diet: How Honeybee Diet Determines Development Of Queen Bees And Worker Bees

Researchers found that the early diet of honeybees can determine which bee will become the queen of the colony. Do plants have anything to do with this?

Animals September 2, 2017

Coral Reef Fish Can Adapt To Fluctuating Carbon Dioxide Levels: Study

Researchers found that coral reef fish are actually more resilient to fluctuating carbon dioxide levels in the ocean. However, the discovered resilience still has a limit.

Animals September 1, 2017

Older Dads? More New Fathers In America Over The Age Of 40

Stanford University researchers found that the paternal age of men in the United States increased in the last 44 years. The number of fathers in America over the ages of 40 and 50 has increased as well.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 1, 2017

Skeleton From Cave In Mexico Could Be Oldest Human Remains In Americas

Excellently preserved skeletal remains were found by divers in an underwater cave in the Yucatan Peninsula. Despite difficulties in carbon dating, they found that the remains are likely 11,300 to 13,000 years old.

Ancient September 1, 2017

Almost 400 New Species Found In Amazon Rainforest But Deforestation Threatens Discovery Of More

Latest WWF report shows the highest rate of species discovery yet in the Amazon rainforest. Though 381 new species were recently discovered, more are threatened due to deforestation and other large-scale projects in the rainforest.

Earth/Environment September 1, 2017

Aetna Mailers Accidentally Expose HIV Status Of Thousands Of Clients

On July 28, possibly 12,000 Aetna clients received mailers from the health insurance provider, exposing private medical information. Clients are taking legal action as a result of the serious privacy breach.

Public Health August 26, 2017

Chemicals In Yoga Mats And Furniture Can Lower Chances Of Successful IVF Pregnancy: Study

Researchers find that women with high levels of flame retardant (PFR) chemicals in their urine had significantly lower chances of successful IVF pregnancies. Couples trying to conceive through IVF are advised to avoid materials with PFR.

Public Health August 26, 2017

Real Time Analytics