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Agriculture, Wetlands May Be Responsible For Global Spike In Methane, Not Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuel use still has its drawbacks but it looks like we can’t blame it for all our greenhouse gas problems. According to a new research, rising methane levels around the world may actually be attributed to agriculture and wetlands.

Earth/Environment October 7, 2016

How To Reduce Risks Of Dementia? Ladies, Have A Cup (Or Three) Of Coffee A Day

Researchers have discovered that caffeine may have a hand in reducing dementia risk in women. Sounds like a great reason for a coffee break, right ladies?

Healthy Living/Wellness October 7, 2016

MIT Researchers Developing Beaver-Inspired Wet Suits To Keep Surfers Warm

MIT researchers wanted to create sustainable, functional wet suits and they’re drawing inspiration from semiaquatic animals like beavers. These beaver-inspired wet suits were particularly designed to keep surfers warm while shedding water quickly at the same time.

Material Science October 6, 2016

New Ocean World? Subsurface Ocean Present On Saturn Moon Dione, According To Cassini Mission Data

Researchers have interpreted data from the Cassini mission and concluded that Dione has a subsurface ocean. The Saturn moon is the newest to join the group of ocean worlds in the solar system.

Space October 6, 2016

Scientists Discover New Fault Along Southern California’s Salton Lake Parallel To San Andreas

Not long after Southern California endured a swarm of earthquakes, researchers are saying they have found a new fault along Salton Lake. How will this new fault affect the San Andreas system?

Earth/Environment October 6, 2016

Marijuana Use Actually Dulls Creative Thinking, Says Psychologist

Weed users continue to grow in number in the U.S., many of whom boast of taking cannabis for the substance’s benefits on creativity. A psychologist begs to differ, however, saying that marijuana use actually dulls creative thinking.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 5, 2016

Training The Trainer: Scientists Discover Bumblebees Can Be Trained, Pass On Learned Ability To The Colony

Bees are complex little creatures. In a recent study, scientists saw that it’s possible to train bees and they have the ability to pass on what they’ve learned to the benefit of their colonies.

Animals October 5, 2016

Will You Wear An Air Bag Bike Helmet?

Stanford researchers’ version of an air bag bike helmet is a foam helmet that pops out when potential collision is detected. Will you wear one for a safer bike ride?

Healthy Living/Wellness October 5, 2016

NASA Curiosity Rover Begins Next Chapter Of Mars Exploration

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover is ready for its two-year mission extension. As the rover begins a new chapter in its Martian mission, it’s making its way to another destination in an effort to learn more about the red planet.

Space October 4, 2016

Want To Stand Out In A Crowd? Researchers Say Attractiveness Depends On Who You’re With

People are often judged in relation to others. In terms of attractiveness though, researchers have found that how people see you will depend on who you’re with.

Life & Style October 3, 2016

Researchers Uncover Clues To Heart Disease: Thanks, Thai Water Bug

Heart disease has long been a topic for studies and researchers continue to explore ways to shed light on the health condition. Now, researchers have tapped a surprising study aid: the Thai water bug.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2016

FDA Warns Against Homeopathic Teething Tablets, Gels For Babies

Teething can appear to be distressing to a baby but the FDA is cautioning parents and guardians against teething tablets and gels. In particular, the agency has issued a warning against homeopathic teething products.

Public Health October 2, 2016

Scientists Develop Two Universal Flu Vaccines To Protect Against Future Pandemics

Flu season is here and the CDC is urging Americans to get vaccinated. Understanding the importance of flu vaccines, researchers have developed two universal formulations offering better, longer-lasting protection.

Medicine October 1, 2016

Hormonal Contraceptives Linked To Higher Depression Risk: Study

Contraceptive use has been found to increase the likelihood of antidepressants being prescribed to women, researchers say. It’s important to note side effects but experts urge women not to overreact.

October 1, 2016

Is It Worth It? Here’s How Your Brain Decides Between Effort And Reward

The brain has always been involved in decision-making processes. Now, researchers have identified specific regions in the brain responsible for assessing if effort required is worth the reward.

Neuroscience September 30, 2016

CDC Wraps Up Contaminated Flour Investigation, Warns Illnesses Expected To Continue

The CDC has finished its investigation into the contaminated flour that led to a multi-state E. coli outbreak. But while its questions have been resolved, the agency warned that illnesses may continue.

Public Health September 30, 2016

Breastfeeding Also Protects Moms From Premature Death And Serious Diseases: Study

Breastfeeding has long been treated as a child health issue but researchers have found that it also has a hand in protecting mothers. According to their findings, breastfeeding as recommended reduces risks of premature death and serious diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 30, 2016

Combination Treatment To Remove Blood Clots Shown To Reduce Disability After A Stroke

Researchers discovered that combining the use of clot-removal devices and clot-dissolving agents lead to less disability as ischemic stroke patients recover. Turning to combination treatment then can help in improving patient outcomes.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 29, 2016

Tyson Foods Voluntarily Recalls Chicken Nuggets Due To Plastic Contamination

Tyson Foods issued a recall of its Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets, citing plastic contamination. The company has advised consumers to discard affected products bought, releasing information on how to get a full refund.

Public Health September 28, 2016

Mercury Is Tectonically Active Like Earth And Still Shrinking

Mercury is no larger than the Earth’s moon and it’s still shrinking! Researchers came to this conclusion after discovering small fault scarps on the planet, which also shed light on Mercury’s active tectonic activity.

Space September 28, 2016

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