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Murder-Suicide Case Linked To New Mother's Postpartum Depression?

A Missouri family was found dead in their home in an apparent case of murder-suicide. Could a pregnancy-related mood disorder possibly be to blame for the tragedy?

Public Health February 9, 2018

Tiny 3D Glasses On Mantis Reveal New Form of Stereo Vision

Praying mantises evidently have a unique way of utilizing their 3D vision. Instead of looking at all the details like human eyes do, praying mantises are only concerned with one thing: their moving prey.

Animals February 9, 2018

Bird Brain Damage? Woodpecker Brains Have The Same Protein Found In People With CTE

A new research finds that woodpeckers have an accumulation of tau proteins in their brain. In humans, abnormal tau protein accumulation is a major sign of CTE.

Neuroscience February 4, 2018

13-Year-Old Was Led To Believe He Was Dying Of Cancer, Parents Charged With Child Abuse

A couple was charged with fraud and child abuse after allegedly convincing their young son that he was dying of cancer in order to gather money from donations. Is the father also a victim of fraud?

Public Health February 4, 2018

Can Volcanoes Help Cool The Earth? Scientists Are Preparing For The Next Big Eruption

In 1991, the eruption of Mount Pinatubo resulted in a 1 degree Fahrenheit drop in average global temperature in the following years. Could it be possible to mitigate climate change with geoengineering?

Earth/Environment February 3, 2018

LOOK: These Twin Toddlers Battling The Flu Comfort Each Other With A Hug

Two young boys battling the flu had a moment of comfort, which was shared to the world thanks to social media. The twins are just two of the many affected by the current flu season.

Public Health February 3, 2018

Million-Dollar Lottery Winner Dies Of Stage IV Cancer Weeks After Jackpot

A New York man died of stage IV cancer just weeks after winning the jackpot in a scratch-off lottery. Before he won, he was saving to have enough money for a long overdue checkup.

Medicine February 3, 2018

A Little Alcohol Is Good For 'Cleaning' The Brain: Study

Fancy having a drink or two at the end of the day? A new study shows that low alcohol consumption could help improve the brain's waste removal process.

Neuroscience February 2, 2018

10-Year-Old Tourist Discovers 90-Million-Year-Old Fish Fossil In Monastery

A 10-year old boy discovered the remains of an ancient fish while on tour in a monastery in Colombia. The fossil was amazingly preserved even after being in a walkway for 15 years.

Animals February 2, 2018

Standing Instead Of Sitting For Six Hours A Day Could Aid In Weight Loss: Study

Sitting time in the United States reaches up to seven hours. The findings of a new research could be a potential solution to a sedentary lifestyle.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 2, 2018

Pre-Aztec Remains In Spiral Formation Discovered In Mexico

The remains discovered in an ancient burial site were arranged in a circular or spiral manner. Is the strange positioning of the bodies evidence of a ritualistic burial?

Ancient February 2, 2018

Replacing Sedentary Time With 30 Minutes Of Housework Can Benefit Health

A new study highlights the health benefits of everyday activities such as household chores. The study involved measuring the physical activity of over 800 men and women in a span of 15 years.

Public Health January 28, 2018

Honeybee Conservation May Be Good For Agriculture But Bad For Wild Pollinators

Out of the over 20,000 bee species, the spotlight seems to be shining on the honeybees when it comes to conservation efforts. As it turns out, managed honey bees can cause harm to wild pollinators and even to their environment.

Earth/Environment January 28, 2018

Lost NASA Satellite Found After A Decade By Amateur Astronomer

After over 10 years of being "lost in space," NASA's IMAGE satellite finally phoned home. It was discovered by an amateur astronomer who was looking for signals from Zuma.

Space January 28, 2018

Over 2,000 Artifacts Recovered From Norway's Melting Glaciers

Artifacts that were hidden for thousands of years are being recovered from Norway's melting glaciers. What can these items reveal about human activity in the past?

Ancient January 27, 2018

T-Shirt Ad For A Kidney Donor Succeeds, New Jersey Dad Finally Gets Kidney Transplant

A New Jersey dad took an unconventional approach in searching for a kidney donor by stating it on the T-shirt he wore to a theme park. Robert Leibowitz's story shows the power of social media and the kindness of strangers.

Medicine January 27, 2018

Human Migration Rewritten? Oldest Known Human Fossil Outside Africa Discovered In Israel

The oldest early human fossil out of Africa has been discovered in a cave in Israel. Is it about time to rewrite the traditional 'out of Africa' theory?

Ancient January 27, 2018

LOOK: Fish Skin Used To Successfully Treat Wildlife Burned In California Wildfire

The California wildfire affected both human and animal inhabitants of the affected area. Veterinarians at UC Davis treated the wild animal burn victims using Tilapia skin and other unconventional methods.

Medicine January 26, 2018

NASA Honors Fallen Astronauts On Day Of Remembrance 2018

On Day of Remembrance 2018, NASA paid tribute to the crew members of the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia. The pilots of NASA Armstrong who died in the line of duty were honored and remembered as well.

Space January 26, 2018

'Doomsday Clock' Now Two Minutes To Midnight, What Now?

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

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