The so-called Doomsday Clock is now set to 2 minutes closer to midnight and impending disaster. It is the second time that the clock has been set this close to Doomsday, following the year 1953 during the Cold War.
Feature | Science January 25, 2018
An underwater landscape in Australia is reminiscent of Mordor in J.R.R. Tolkien's novels. Such hidden underwater landscapes have been difficult to study before because of their inaccessibility.
Earth/Environment January 21, 2018
Does Tamiflu really have psychiatric side effects? An 11-year-old's hallucination of the portal to hell is just one of the growing numbers of Tamiflu-related hallucination reports.
Medicine January 20, 2018
Researchers found that the famous Egyptian Two Brothers had the same mother but had different fathers. It is possible that their mother was the one who was of high social standing?
Ancient January 20, 2018
A newly developed electronic skin lets its user manipulate virtual objects easily with the help of magnetic field sensors. It could pave the way for less bulky augmented and virtual reality systems.
Feature | Science January 20, 2018
Explorers found a connection between two of the world's largest underwater caves located in the Yucatan Peninsula. Sac Actun has now overtaken Ox Bel Ha as the world's largest underwater cave.
Earth/Environment January 20, 2018
Coca-Cola has announced its plans to take one bottle for recycling for each one that it sells. The initiative is a part of the company's global vision for a waste-free world.
Earth/Environment January 20, 2018
A woman's ordeal after being left on the street by hospital staff highlighted the problem of patient dumping. Her family says her case also highlights a failed mental health care system.
Public Health January 19, 2018
Kilopower is on its way to changing the future of exploration missions in space. The nuclear power source can provide 10 kilowatts of continuous energy for 10 years or more.
Space January 19, 2018
CTE is a degenerative brain disease often associated with athletes and veterans. A new study finds that hits to the head, not concussions, trigger CTE.
Neuroscience January 19, 2018
A not-so-new recommendation suggests lowering the drunk driving threshold from 0.08 to 0.05 percent BAC. Under the recommendation, is there a way to know how much drinking is alright?
Healthy Living/Wellness January 19, 2018
A new study finds that contrary to previous reports, cycling actually has no negative impacts on the male sexual and urinary health. In fact, high-intensity cyclists even had higher erectile function scores than low-intensity cyclists.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 14, 2018
Did we just have the first alien sighting of 2018? An oddly-shaped object hovering in the sky was captured on video and UFO enthusiasts are abuzz.
Space January 14, 2018
A group of doctors urged the White House chief physician to also check on the President's mental and cognitive well-being during his recent checkup. This is not the first time doctors were concerned about the President's mental health.
Medicine January 14, 2018
Researchers found that writing a to-do list before bed can help you fall asleep faster. The act of writing things down seems to be the key ingredient in putting a pin on stress and worry.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2018
A woman was left by hospital staff at a freezing bus stop wearing nothing but a hospital gown. Her story highlights the ongoing problem with patient dumping even with the EMTALA.
Public Health January 13, 2018
A marine biologist's exceptional close encounter with a humpback whale has many amazed and others skeptical. Were the whale's motive purely altruistic or something else altogether?
Animals January 12, 2018
How did flowering plants take the reins from conifers and ferns in the battle for dominance millions of years ago? A new research may have the key to Charles Darwin's "abominable mystery."
Earth/Environment January 12, 2018
The partial skeleton of a turkey-sized dinosaur were found at a site in Australia. The dinosaur appeared to be tangled in a log-jam, suggesting it roamed in a forested environment.
Ancient January 12, 2018
Pelican spiders are a part of the 'Lazarus' taxon because they were thought to be extinct before they were found alive. In Madagascar, 18 species of the cannibalistic pelican spiders have been newly described.
Animals January 11, 2018