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Molecule Developed To Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Carbon-Neutral Fuel By Harnessing Light

Carbon reduction efforts have a new ally in a molecule that harnesses light to convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide. According to researchers, the molecule is more efficient than any carbon reduction method around.

Energy March 9, 2017

Your Coffee Habit Could Be Protecting You Against Dementia

Need a reason to justify your coffee habit? Here’s one: your regular dose of caffeine could be protecting you against dementia, according to research from Indiana University.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 8, 2017

Head Injuries Can Alter Hundreds Of Genes, Lead To Serious Brain Diseases

Traumatic injuries hurt the brain but now researchers are saying damaging effects extend to altering genes, which then give rise to risks for serious brain diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2017

CDC Report Highlights Rise In Number Of Children Getting Sick For Drinking Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizers make it more convenient to keep bacteria at bay but easy access to the alcohol-based product has also led to a spike in ingestion, which puts children’s health at serious risk.

Public Health March 4, 2017

Cocoa, Caffeine Go Together To Boost Attention, Ease Anxiety, Says Study

Separately, cocoa and caffeine have benefits but researchers have shown that combining the two also produces positive health effects. Looks like those who love their mocha lattes are on to something!

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2017

100,000-Year-Old Human Skulls Found In China Present Mosaic Of Features, Hint At Intermixing

Fossils offer insights into the past. Human skulls believed to be 100,000 years old discovered in China are offering anything but a straightforward look at how evolution occurred in Eurasia.

Ancient March 3, 2017

Study Shows Exercise Provides Relief Against Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise has always been good for the health. Now, researchers are saying it’s also more effective at providing patients with relief against cancer-related fatigue compared with medication.

Public Health March 3, 2017

Seaweed Nutrients May Have Had A Hand In Human Evolution, Says Study

Seaweeds may be no more than just marine plants to many people today, but they actually played a critical role in human evolution, researchers are saying.

Earth/Environment March 2, 2017

First Evidence Of Rocky Planet Formation In Tatooine-Like Double Sun System Uncovered

For the first time, researchers have found evidence that rocky planets may exist in a double sun system located some 1,000 light-years away from Earth. SDSS 1557 resembles Tatooine, Luke Skywalker’s home planet in 'Starwars' that orbited twin suns.

Space March 1, 2017

Study Reveals Dogs, Toddlers Have Similar Social Intelligence

Maybe there really is merit in being told to get a dog first when you reveal you want a child. Researchers have discovered that dogs and toddlers share similarities in social intelligence.

Animals February 28, 2017

Birdwatching Near Your Home Offers Mental Health Benefits, Says Study

Researchers have found that watching birds near your home can be good for your mental health. Results were consistent whether subjects lived in urban or suburban neighborhoods.

Public Health February 27, 2017

Common Food Additive May Interfere With Small Intestine’s Ability To Absorb Nutrients, Protect Against Pathogens

According to researchers, a common food additive may be negatively affecting the function of the small intestine. Titanium dioxide is found in common food items, such as bread and candy.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 20, 2017

NASA, SpaceX Complete First Commercial Launch From Historic Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A

NASA and SpaceX have successfully launched a resupply mission to the International Space Station. En route are more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and research equipment for Expeditions 50 and 51 crew members.

Space February 20, 2017

Study Uncovers How Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly

Zika leading to microcephaly in babies is one of the reasons the virus is considered a major health threat around the world. Researchers now know how exactly the infection affects fetal brain development.

Public Health February 18, 2017

Injectable Psoriasis Drug Siliq Receives FDA Approval

Millions of people live with psoriasis in the United States. For those dealing with moderate to severe cases of the autoimmune condition, the FDA approved the injectable drug Siliq (brodalumab) as another treatment option.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 18, 2017

Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences In ADHD Patients, Suggests Condition Be Treated Like A Brain Disorder

The largest imaging study to tackle ADHD has found that the condition is associated with differences in brain structure. Given these results, researchers are suggesting that ADHD be treated like a brain disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 16, 2017

Dads, Dads-To-Be Also At Risk Of Pregnancy-Related Depression, Says Study

Pregnancy-related depression symptoms have been mostly attributed as affecting mothers but a study carried out in New Zealand has shown that fathers are susceptible to the condition as well.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 16, 2017

Cosmic Valentine? Far-Off Star Beats Like A Heart In Response To Orbiting Exoplanet

Astronomers have spotted a star beating like a heart in response to an orbiting exoplanet. Star pulsations are nothing new but this is the first time that the phenomenon was attributed to a planet.

Space February 16, 2017

Mt. Erebus Ice Caves Stand In For Frozen Alien Worlds To Help NASA JPL Test Tools

It's no Europa but Mt. Erebus’s ice caves do good work simulating the frozen environments that could be present in alien worlds in the outer solar system, providing NASA with suitable conditions to test its tools in.

Robotics February 15, 2017

Study Results Are 'Very Clear': There's No Link Between Immigration And Crime

According to a study, having a lot of immigrants doesn’t equate to increased levels of crime. The research results are relevant as the Trump administration recently issued an executive order banning nationals from seven countries.

Life & Style February 14, 2017

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