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Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes And SEC Reach Settlement Over Blood-Test Technology Scandal

On March 14, the SEC has filed fraud charges against Theranos and its chief executive Elizabeth Holmes over the Edison. The blood-testing machine turns out to be a fake and that investors have only been misled all along.

Public Health March 16, 2018

Retirees To Outnumber Children In The US By 2035: Census Bureau

Those who haven't secured their retirement should start acting now. With the number of seniors rapidly rising and the number of young adults declining in the next decades, it is best to prepare for potential pension and healthcare problems.

Public Health March 16, 2018

Exploring Ultima Thule: New Horizons' Next Target MU69 Gets Mythical Nickname

New Horizons' next flyby target has been given the nickname Ultima Thule, which is used for places 'beyond the known world.' As the most primitive and distant object to be explored in history, the name fits MU69 just perfectly.

Space March 16, 2018

Measles Alert: Detroit Metropolitan Airport Travelers At Risk Of Exposure To Contagious Infection

Travelers who were at Detroit Metropolitan Airport's North Terminal on March 6 afternoon are at risk of contracting measles. This warning comes after a passenger who arrived on such day was confirmed to have the contagious respiratory infection.

Public Health March 15, 2018

University Hospital Faces Lawsuits Over Embryo Storage Malfunctions

More than a thousand eggs and embryos have been destroyed as University Hospitals Fertility Center experienced an equipment malfunction. Over the weekend, three lawsuits have been filed and more are coming while the institution investigates the mysterious incident.

Biotech March 13, 2018

CDC Denies That Missing Scientist Was Passed Over For Job Promotion

A month after the mysterious disappearance of Timothy Cunningham, the CDC clarified he was granted an early promotion. It contradicts the Atlanta police’s statement claiming he was upset about being turned down for a career advancement.

Public Health March 13, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Disproves The Flat Earth Theory

In a new video, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson proves the Earth is really spherical in shape and not flat. He cites several proofs ranging from an ancient Greek experiment to modern cosmological studies.

Space March 11, 2018

Stress Is Contagious, Findings Of Mice Study Reveal

Stress has been recently found to be transmittable and its effects are destructive to people on the receiving end. In the long term, it results in severe mental illnesses in both the source and the other person.

Neuroscience March 10, 2018

Exposed To Mumps At Texas Cheerleading Championship? Here Are Signs And Symptoms You Should Know

Cheerleaders and coaches who joined the national championship in Dallas, Texas last month are at risk for developing mumps. If you are among the participants, here are symptoms of the viral infection to look out for.

Public Health March 10, 2018

Trump Praises SpaceX CEO Elon Musk For Falcon Heavy's Simultaneous Booster Landing

In a cabinet meeting on March 8, President Donald Trump mentions Elon Musk and the recent simultaneous landing of the Falcon Heavy's boosters. He also explains the beneficial role of the private space companies in the aerospace industry.

Space March 9, 2018

Saving Mesoamerican Reef: Special Insurance To Protect Mexican Coasts Against Natural Disasters

It's normal for cars, homes, and people to get their own insurance but for coral reefs? In a world's first, the Mesoamerican Reef is getting its own policy protecting itself from storms, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.

Earth/Environment March 9, 2018

Human Brain Stops Producing Neurons After Childhood: Study

A new study disproved the long-standing concept that adult human brains can produce new neurons. Findings suggest that neurogenesis stops when a person reaches the age of 13.

Neuroscience March 8, 2018

This Super-Deep Diamond Reveals How The Earth's Layers Work

A tiny diamond extracted from the Cullinan Mine in South Africa contains a chunk of rare mineral from 700 kilometers below the surface. It has never been seen above the ground until recently.

Earth/Environment March 8, 2018

ESA Builds Ion Thruster Fueled By Air Molecules For Future Mars Mission

The world's first electric ion thruster is now ready to be used for longer human missions, thanks to a team at the European Space Agency. This new invention runs solely on air molecules, eliminating the need for explosive gas propellants.

Space March 7, 2018

FDA Approves 23andMe's Home Test Kit For 3 BRCA Gene Mutations

Testing for three variants of BRCA gene mutation can now be made at home using a simple test kit. All it takes is spitting into a collection tube, without needles and other painful processes involved.

Public Health March 7, 2018

Driverless Cars May Soon Feature This Laser Technology To See Around Corners

The future looks accident-free, thanks to a new laser-based imaging technique being developed at Stanford University. By bouncing laser beams off surfaces, it could record a still image of an object hidden behind a corner.

Material Science March 6, 2018

NIAID Plans To Develop A Universal Influenza Vaccine

With the influenza virus constantly mutating, the next influenza season may bring in more deaths. Fortunately, a universal flu virus by the NIH’s NIAID is coming soon with an efficiency of 75 percent.

Medicine March 3, 2018

Watch Asteroid 2018 DV1 Zoom Past Earth Today

An asteroid known as 2018 DV1 is passing near our planet on Friday at 12:54 p.m. EST. Although invisible to the naked eye, it can be viewed through a live stream by The Virtual Telescope Project 2.0.

Space March 2, 2018

No Happy Meal: Police Kicks Homeless Man, Good Samaritan Out Of South Carolina McDonald's

After doing a kind deed, Yossi Gallo encountered the unexpected. Together with the homeless man whom he shared a meal with, he was kicked out from a McDonald's at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Viral March 2, 2018

Three Space Station Crew Members Return Home To Earth Closing 168-Day Mission

Three members of the International Space Station are finally home after months of research. They landed safely on Feb. 28 in Kazakhstan through the Soyuz spacecraft.

Space February 28, 2018

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