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Testimonial Warning Labels On Tobacco Products More Effective At Motivating Attempts To Quit Smoking: TCORS Report

Warning labels are there to deter smoking. However, researchers have found that testimonial warning labels are better than text-based ones in motivating smokers to quit.

Public Health December 12, 2016

NASA Cancels Launch For Eight Microsatellites Designed To Better Forecast Hurricanes

NASA's CYGNSS mission launch was cancelled after pump problems arose. Teaming up with Orbital ATK, the space agency would have launched eight microsatellites into orbit Dec. 12 in an effort to better understand and forecast hurricanes.

Earth/Environment December 12, 2016

Food-Borne Bacterium From Improperly Cooked Chicken Found To Cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Researchers have found that improperly cooked chicken meat contain a bacterium that can cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Their findings also hinted at how treating the autoimmune condition can be improved.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 11, 2016

Scalp-Cooling Cap Reduces Hair Loss In Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

Hair loss adds emotional stress to cancer patients, especially women. Researchers tested a scalp-cooling device and found the cap effective at reducing hair loss in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, addressing this concern.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 10, 2016

Researchers Mix Graphene And ‘Silly Putty’ To Create Sensors Sensitive Enough To Detect Spider Footsteps

Silly Putty may be a kid’s toy, but upgrade it with some graphene and it turns into a highly sensitive material that can be used to build sensors for various applications.

Material Science December 9, 2016

High-Fat Diet Found To Fuel Cancer Metastasis By Feeding Cancer-Spreading Protein

A high-fat diet has been associated with negative health effects before but researchers have also now linked fatty meals to increased chances of metastasis in various cancer types.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 9, 2016

Unique ‘Flashing Light Therapy’ Holds Promise As New Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

MIT researchers have devised a unique flashing light therapy that holds a lot of potential as a treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease patients, utilizing a strip of LED lights to induce certain brain changes.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 8, 2016

C-Section Births May Be Influencing Human Evolution

Sometimes, babies and mothers need help during delivery. C-sections do a lot to improve the well-being of babies and mothers but researchers are saying the procedure also has a hand in human evolution.

Life & Style December 7, 2016

What Makes Your Voice Yours? Researchers Investigate How To Characterize And Quantify Voice Quality

Every person has their own voice. Researchers set out characterizing and quantifying voice quality to determine what it is exactly that makes your voice your own.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 4, 2016

Water Should Be Boiling But Turns Solid Instead In Carbon Nanotubes

Inside the confines of carbon nanotubes, water behaves differently. According to researchers, this unusual behavior gives rise to unusual applications like ice-filled wires that are highly conductive.

Earth/Environment November 30, 2016

Astronomers Propose Low-Mass Supernova May Have Triggered The Formation Of The Solar System

How did the solar system form? According to some astronomers, it all began when a dust and gas cloud was disturbed, a process possibly triggered by a low-mass supernova.

Space November 29, 2016

New Stars Discovered In Milky Way Core: Discovery Sheds New Light On Globular Clusters, How The Galaxy Formed

A new family of stars has been discovered in the core of the Milky Way as part of a project carried out through the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The discovery offered new insights on how the galaxy was formed.

Space November 28, 2016

Variable, Not Constant: Speed Of Light Theory Challenging Einstein’s Physics Can Now Be Tested

Physics laws follow the idea that speed of light is constant but two researchers think differently. Now, these researchers have come up with a way to numerically predict that speed of light is variable, allowing their theory to be tested.

Space November 27, 2016

First Thanksgiving Site Discovered: Researchers Uncover Evidence Of Original 1620 Plymouth Settlement

Researchers have discovered the site of the original Plymouth Colony that pilgrims founded in 1620. The discovery offers insight into settlement life and colonial history.

Ancient November 26, 2016

Scientists Discover Mechanism In Potent Antibody Capable Of Neutralizing Zika Infection

Researchers have uncovered how a potent antibody is able to neutralize the Zika virus and prevent an infection from taking place. The discovery holds potential as a treatment target in the fight against Zika.

Public Health November 26, 2016

Black Friday Store Hours 2016: Opening And Closing Times For Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Staples, Kohl's, JCPenney, KMart, Lowe's, Macy's And More

There’s always a mad dash for stores when Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday come around because of the awesome holiday deals they bring. Make sure you know those store hours so you don’t miss out on anything!

Life & Style November 25, 2016

Researchers Develop Low-Cost, Wearable ‘Lab On The Skin’ To Analyze Sweat For Health Monitoring

Sweat contains a number of chemicals that can give clues about the body’s physiological state. Researchers developed a 'lab on the skin' device that analyzes sweat for health monitoring.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 25, 2016

Palliative Care Improves Quality Of Life And Survival, Lessens Patient Symptoms: Study

Palliative care has been found to improve quality of life and survival rates and lessen symptoms for patients with serious illness. Researchers are pushing to have palliative care offered as a standard health care practice, not merely as an add-on.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 24, 2016

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016: What Time, Route, Performers Line-Up, Where To Watch

Macy’s Thanskgiving Day Parade 2016 is upon us! Here’s how and where you can watch the parade and who will be performing in the annual event.

Life & Style November 23, 2016

Faintest Dwarf Satellite Galaxy In The Milky Way Discovered

Researchers just discovered the faintest dwarf satellite galaxy in the Milky Way. Called Virgo I, the dwarf satellite galaxy is believed to hint at the presence of more in the Milky Way.

Space November 22, 2016

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