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Heart Calcification: Here’s Why The Heart Turns Into Bone And What Researchers Are Doing About It

Heart disease claims a lot of lives but many still live through heart injury. However, researchers have discovered that certain survivors experience calcium formation in their hearts during recovery.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 21, 2016

Starting At The Beginning: Archaeologists Use Chicxulub Crater Rocks, Prehistoric Teeth In Tracking Ancient Humans

Tracking ancient humans is no easy feat but researchers are getting a little bit of help from the Chicxulub impact crater and prehistoric Mayan teeth.

Ancient November 20, 2016

Chicxulub Crater Study Suggests Asteroid Impacts Could Be Home To Early Life

The Chicxulub impact may have wiped out 75 percent of life on Earth, but researchers have found that the resulting crater harbors niches that can support early life.

Earth/Environment November 19, 2016

Women Mentally Sharper After Menopause If They Had Their Last Baby After Age 35: Study

Women typically feel pressured to have babies as early as they can but researchers have found that there is actually benefit in having a last pregnancy after the age of 35. Late last-pregnancy may be associated with better cognition.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 19, 2016

Scientists Uncover 'Great Valley' On Mercury: First Evidence Of Planetary Contraction?

Scientists have discovered a great valley on Mercury extending to the planet’s Rembrandt basin. The discovery was made with the help of images from NASA's Messenger spacecraft.

Space November 17, 2016

Project Blue Kickstarter Launched: Campaign To Photograph Earth-Like Planets Around Alpha Centauri Star System Begins

Project Blue is taking a major step toward achieving its goals by launching a Kickstarter campaign. The group is turning to crowdfunding to turn its aim of spotting an Earth-like planet around Alpha Centauri into reality.

Space November 16, 2016

'Back To The Future' Inspires Solar Nanotech-Powered Clothing

Taking cues from 'Back to the Future,' a scientist from the University of Central Florida has developed solar nanotech-powered clothing that both harvests and stores energy from the sun for various applications.

Material Science November 15, 2016

Teenage Binge Drinking Can Affect Brain Function In Future Children

Binge drinking affects teen health today, but researchers have discovered that consuming alcohol in excess during adolescence may also have possible effects on the teens' future children.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 15, 2016

Lasting Drought On Mars Revealed By Meteorites On The Red Planet

After examining a cluster of meteorites in Mars' Victoria crater, researchers have determined that the lasting drought on the red planet has persisted for millions of years.

Space November 13, 2016

Treating Lazy Eye In Children: iPad Game Found Effective As Treatment For Common Eye Condition

The general consensus is that screen time should be limited for children. For kids with a lazy eye, however, spending time with a specialized iPad game could help in improving their vision.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 12, 2016

Women Remember More Than Men But Memories Fade As Menopause Sets In

Women naturally have a knack for remembering things but researchers have discovered that the memories they’ve accumulated over the years start to fade once menopause kicks in.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 11, 2016

HIV Test On The Go? Scientists Develop USB Tool For Convenient HIV Testing

An HIV test on a USB stick? Researchers have made the technology possible, making HIV tests more accessible without compromising the quality of test results.

Public Health November 10, 2016

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Growth Rate Paused: Thanks, Plants!

Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have stopped growing in recent years and researchers are attributing the pause to vegetation across terrestrial ecosystems. Thanks, plants!

Earth/Environment November 10, 2016

NASA To Launch 6 CubeSats Starting November To Better Study Earth

The RAVAN satellite will be the first of six CubeSats NASA will be launching as part of the space agency’s effort to better understand the Earth by improving how it studies the planet.

Earth/Environment November 8, 2016

Election Day 2016: Where Do I Vote Today, Predictions And How To Know Presidential Election Results

It’s been a stressful election season but Election Day 2016 is finally upon us! Here’s how you can find your polling place, learn about predictions and find out who will be the 45th president of the United States.

Life & Style November 8, 2016

Researchers Uncover Structural Similarities Between Human Cells And Neutron Stars

Human cells and neutron stars are similar, according to researchers. The two feature interior structures of the same form, despite being very different in nature.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 7, 2016

5 US States Mulling Making Marijuana Legal

Whether or not marijuana will be legal for recreational use in five states will depend on how those in Nevada, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and California will cast their votes on their state ballots.

Public Health November 7, 2016

When The 'Worried Well' Are Worried Sick: Study Finds Hypochondriacs Have High Heart Disease Risk Due To Health Anxiety

According to researchers, hypochondriacs, or the 'worried well,' are at high risk of developing heart disease. Their perpetual state of worry elevates anxiety levels, a known risk factor for heart disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2016

Smoking A Pack A Day For A Year Leads To 150 Extra Mutations In Every Lung Cell: Study

For the longest time, it was unclear how exactly smoking promotes cancer. Now, researchers are a step closer toward understanding how tobacco-related cancers develop after identifying how smoking affects the body on a genetic level.

Public Health November 4, 2016

Galactic Encounter Results In 'Nearly Naked' Supermassive Black Hole

When galaxies collide, the larger one comes out on top. In the case of one galactic encounter, the smaller galaxy's supermassive black hole survived but was left nearly naked.

Space November 3, 2016

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