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Lake Vampire: Invasive Sea Lampreys Abundant In Lakes Superior And Erie

Populations of invasive sea lampreys continue to thrive in Lakes Erie and Superior. Authorities are continuous in their efforts to save the lakes and the $7 billion Great Lakes fishing industry.

Animals October 8, 2017

Extremely Rare Or Non-Existent? World's Most Elusive Bird May Not Have Existed After All

The Liberian Greenbul is thought to be one of the world's most poorly known bird species. As it turns out, the Liberian Greenbul species does not exist as it may just be a variant of an already named species.

Animals October 8, 2017

City Of Newark Sues Opioid Manufacturers For False And Deceptive Advertising

The city of Newark sued pharmaceutical companies for false marketing and advertising. According to the civil lawsuit, the companies committed fraud and created a public nuisance.

Public Health October 7, 2017

Ice Shelf Split Exposes Ecosystem Hidden For 120,000 Years

An ecosystem hidden for about 120,000 years was finally exposed after a Delaware-sized iceberg split from Larsen C ice shelf. Scientists are eager to explore the area before it succumbs to the ice loss.

Earth/Environment October 7, 2017

LOOK: This Stick Insect Thought To Be Extinct Still Exists

The Lord Howe Island stick insect was believed to be extinct for three decades after black rats eradicated their population. Rock climbers found them in another island and they are on their way to returning home.

Animals October 7, 2017

Early Humans Formed Social Networks To Avoid Inbreeding

Genome sequencing suggests that the 34,000-year-old remains at the Sunghir site in Russia were from individuals that are second cousins. This suggests that unlike other hominin species, these ancient humans avoided inbreeding.

Ancient October 6, 2017

75 Percent Of World's Honey Contaminated With Bee-Harming Pesticide

Honey samples from all over the world were found to be contaminated with pesticide chemicals harmful to bee health. North American samples showed the highest contamination frequency.

Animals October 6, 2017

Watching A Hockey Game Can Stress Your Heart Out

Heart rates of hockey spectators almost double during peak moments of the game. At-risk sports fans must be wary of their heart rates so as to avoid adverse cardiovascular events.

Public Health October 6, 2017

Mom Could Go To Jail For Refusing To Vaccinate Son

An Oakland County court judge has ordered a mother to have her child vaccinated within the week. Non-compliance to the order could land the mother in jail.

Public Health September 30, 2017

ICU Grandpa: Man Volunteers To Cradle Preemies When Their Parents Can't

'ICU Grandpa' has been volunteering at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for the past 12 years. See how David Deutchman's simple habit helps the preterm babies.

Medicine September 30, 2017

Dementia Sniff Test: Inability To Smell Peppermint Predicts Disease Developing Within 5 Years

Peppermint is one of five specific scents researchers used to identify olfactory damage among their participants. Those unable to smell the five scents were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with dementia within five years.

Neuroscience September 30, 2017

Sea Creatures From Japan Traveled To US Shores On Tsunami Debris

Almost 300 non-native sea creatures have landed in North American and Hawaiian coasts since the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. Their survival was largely aided by plastic wastes in the ocean.

Earth/Environment September 29, 2017

National Coffee Day: The Good, The Bad, And The Free

Here are some of the shops giving out free coffee on National Coffee Day. Before going on your coffee run, learn the health benefits and risks of the world's leading beverage.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 29, 2017

Body Art Gone Wrong: Woman At Risk Of Going Blind After Eyeball Tattoo

A woman warns people of the dangers of getting a scleral tattoo after her own botched procedure. Although her eyesight has improved, doctors say her damaged eye is unlikely to get its full eyesight back.

Public Health September 29, 2017

Bed Bugs Attracted To Dirty Laundry, Study Finds

Researchers have found that bed bugs are more attracted to exposed used clothing compared to clean clothing. The results show a possible explanation for the bed bugs' global expansion.

Public Health September 29, 2017

WATCH: Breathtaking Video Of Aurora Borealis From International Space Station

The aurorae are incredible natural phenomena and we can witness them from space thanks to astronauts at the ISS. See the beautiful time-lapse of the natural light show.

Space September 25, 2017

Smartphone App Treatments Effective In Easing Depression Symptoms: Study

New research has found that app-based treatments are actually quite effective in reducing symptoms of depression. The accessible tools could prove useful in worldwide mental health management.

Medicine September 24, 2017

LOOK: Robot In China Successfully Performs Dental Surgery On Living Person

A robot in China successfully performed dental surgery on a brave volunteer. Along with 3D printing, this new technology could help solve China's dentist shortage.

Medicine September 24, 2017

Hardworking Babies: Infants Can Learn Persistence From Adults

Is persistence learned or innate? A new study shows how 15-month-old infants can exhibit the value of persistence and hard work if they see an adult do the same.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 22, 2017

Fossilized Poop Of Plant-Eating Dinosaurs Reveals They Sometimes Ate Crabs

Researchers found traces of crustacean within the 75-million-year-old fossilized feces of a megaherbivore. The fossilized feces contains excellent insight regarding the life and possibly more diverse diets of the hadrosaurs.

Animals September 22, 2017

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