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Happy Wife, Happy Life? Having A Happy Spouse Could Be Good For Your Health, Says Study

Having a happy spouse often leads to good health, researchers have found. Their findings reiterate the importance of social support in an individual’s overall well-being.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 28, 2016

Elon Musk, SpaceX To Make Big Mars Announcement: Here’s What We Know And How You Can Watch

Elon Musk has always been vocal about his plans of bringing man to Mars. He’ll be revealing more details about those plans in a speech at the International Astronautical Congress.

Space September 27, 2016

Physicists Demonstrate What Occurs When Black Holes Collide In Simple Equation

A supermassive black hole will have no trouble sucking in objects in space, including a much smaller black hole. Theoretical physicists have come up with a simpler equation to demonstrate the moment the two black holes’ event horizons meet.

Space September 27, 2016

Astronomers Carry Out Deepest Ever Millimeter Observations Of Early Universe Using ALMA Telescope

Building upon what is currently known about the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, astronomers used the ALMA telescope to get a better look at the early universe. This resulted in the deepest observations at the millimeter wavelength.

Space September 27, 2016

Police Release Video Of Mom Who Overdosed Beside 2-Year-Old In Dollar Store

A woman overdosed at a dollar store, much to the distress of her 2-year-old daughter, who tried her best to revive her mother. Police released a video of the incident to shed light on the opioid crisis sweeping the nation.

Public Health September 26, 2016

Can Nicotine Protect An Aging Brain?

Outside of tobacco use, nicotine may have protective benefit for aging brains. This opens the possibility that the substance can be used in addressing neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 25, 2016

NASA Sounding Rocket Program Solves One X-Ray Mystery, Uncovers Another

X-rays abound in space and NASA’s Sounding Rocket Program has finally determined where they come from. In the process, however, researchers uncovered another mystery to be solved.

Space September 24, 2016

Rat Trousers, Living Like A Badger And More: Here Are The 2016 Ig Nobel Prize Winners

The Ig Nobel Prize has been recognizing eccentric projects since 1991. This year, it honored 10 works in various fields, ranging from the effects of trousers on rats and rock personalities to horsefly-proof horses and merits of collecting flies.

September 23, 2016

Supplier Counters Blue Bell Claims Cookie Dough Has Listeria

Two of Blue Bell’s ice creams were recently recalled by the company over listeria concerns. According to the ice cream maker, the cookie dough ingredient it used was the cause of the contamination, but supplier Aspen Hills refutes this claim.

Public Health September 23, 2016

Why Are 27,000 UK Women Being Denied Affordable Breast Cancer Treatment?

Thousands of women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Unfortunately, a significant portion of them are not receiving affordable but effective treatment they are eligible for.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 22, 2016

Feeding Babies Eggs, Peanuts Early May Prevent Food Allergies From Developing Later On

Babies are prone to allergic reactions because their immune system is still developing. Researchers, however, found that feeding babies eggs and peanuts early may reduce the risks of developing allergies to these food later on in life.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 22, 2016

NASA Changed Zodiac Signs? Don't Freak Out, You Still Have The Same Zodiac Sign

The zodiacs are still the same. NASA has clarified that it has not made changes to the zodiac, pointing out that it is focused on astronomy and not astrology.

Space September 21, 2016

Researchers Beam Light Particle Across Fiber Network, Sets Quantum Teleportation Record

A quantum teleportation record has just been set! Researchers, in cooperation with The City of Calgary, were able to teleport a light particle over a straight-line distance that has never been achieved before.

Energy September 21, 2016

Eggos Need To Go: Kellogg’s Recalls Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles For Possible Listeria Contamination

Kellogg’s Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles are being recalled. According to the Kellogg Company’s recall notice, the Eggo product is being pulled out because of possible Listeria contamination.

Public Health September 20, 2016

H1N1 ‘Swine Flu’ Vaccine Unlikely To Cause Increased Risks Of Birth Defects

A number of factors can lead to birth defects but swine flu vaccine is unlikely to be one of them. Researchers were able to determine this after comparing children exposed and not exposed to the vaccine in Sweden.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 20, 2016

Foodborne Bacteria Thrive On Immune System Responses Designed To Repair Damage They Caused

According to the CDC, 48 million people get sick from foodborne diseases each year. This may be partly because of how foodborne bacteria create an ideal gut environment for their survival.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2016

Researchers Show Effects Of Long-Term Marijuana Use On The Brain

There’s a lot to be learned about how marijuana affects the body. For now, researchers have determined what long-term marijuana use will do to a user’s brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2016

FDA Cracks Down On Online E-Cigarette Sales, To Fine Stores Selling To Minors

The FDA is serious about keeping e-cigarettes off the hands of minors. The agency recently warned online retailers that fines will be imposed on those who will be selling e-cigarettes to underage buyers.

Public Health September 17, 2016

Studies Uncover 'Echoes' Of Black Holes Eating Stars

When a black hole eats a star, a burst of energy is released, destroying nearby dust. Researchers finally know more about these flares, documenting their findings in two studies.

Space September 16, 2016

Study Identifies 4 Basic Personality Types: Envious Most Common

Even friends with the same interests can have different personalities. And according to researchers, majority of the population can be segregated into four basic personality types.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 16, 2016

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