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Children's Cough Syrups Recalled Over Overdose Concerns

Children's cough syrups being sold with incorrectly marked dosage cups are being recalled. Two flavors of cough syrup sold nationwide are involved in the voluntary recall.

Life January 13, 2016

Mysterious Result Of LHC Collision Stuns Scientists; Evidence Of New, Unknown Particle?

An anomaly in data from particle collisions in the Large Hadron Collider has researchers scratching their heads. Is this evidence of new particles that could turn the Standard Model of Physics on its head?

January 12, 2016

Most Young Adults Unaware Of Stroke Symptoms, May Delay Treatment, Survey Finds

Younger patients underestimate the seriousness of stroke symptoms and may delay getting to a hospital, a survey shows. Many say they would wait to see if symptoms improved, a decision doctors say is dangerous.

Life January 12, 2016

Incredibly Powerful New Climate-Modeling Supercomputer Is In The Works (Video)

A new supercomputer dubbed 'Cheyenne' will help unravel mysteries of climate change and other earth science subjects. The new machine will replace an existing supercomputer at the University of Wyoming.

Animals January 12, 2016

New Material Soaks Up And Stores Solar Heat, Can Release It Later On Demand

Researchers have developed a new material that could be used in self-warming clothing or for melting ice on car windshields. The simple polymer film stores the sun's energy in a chemical state.

Animals January 11, 2016

Despite Overall Decline, Cancer Is The Number One Killer In 21 States

As deaths from heart disease decline, cancer becomes the leading cause of death in many states. However, cancer death rates are dropping overall, driven largely by a reduction in the number smokers in the US.

Life January 11, 2016

Think You Sleep Badly? Spare Some Sympathy For Single Moms

Single mothers are the most sleep-deprived group of people in the U.S., a survey finds. And women in general in all kinds of familes are more likeley than men to report sleep problems, researchers say.

Life January 9, 2016

Dino Posing? Dinosaurs May Have Engaged In Mating Dances Similar To Those Of Some Modern Birds

Scrape marks in ancient rocks suggest male dinosaurs 'danced' to impress potential mates, researchers say. Marks in 100-million-year-old Colorado rocks suggest dinosaurs had mating behaviors similar to their bird descendants.

January 8, 2016

Suffer From Allergies? You Can Blame Ancient Neanderthals, Researchers Say

Neanderthal DNA helped evolve the modern human immune system, researchers suggest. However, it may have made some people more prone to allergies, they say.

January 8, 2016

Screen Fatigue: Digital Eye Strain AfflictsTwo-Thirds Of Americans, Survey Finds

Long hours looking at display screens can fatigue the eyes, a survey confirms. The problem is worse for people who multitask with multiple screens.

Life January 7, 2016

NASA To Turn Donated Spy Satellite Into Another Hubble-Like Space Telescope (Video)

Repurposed spy satellite will spy on universe's mysteries, including dark energy and exoplanets, NASA says. The space agency is accelerating a program meant to put it into orbit in 2024.

Space January 7, 2016

Astronomers Detect Shock Waves Revealing Dozens Of Milky Way's 'Runaway' Stars

Runaway stars speeding through our galaxy reveal themselves in 'bow waves' of glowing gas, astronomers say. Dozens of such stars have been identified this way, they explain.

Space January 7, 2016

Visible Light From Black Hole Activity Observed For The Very First Time (Video)

The intense glow created as a black hole swallows surrounding material gives astronomers a locator 'beacon,' astronomers say. Visible light detection of black hole is a first, they say.

Space January 7, 2016

Scientists Probe For Secret Of Why Ancient 'King Kong' Ape Went Extinct

An ancient giant ape was probably doomed by climate change, researchers say. Restricted to one kind of habitat and limited food choices, the 'King Kong' ape proved unable to adapt to environmental change, they say.

January 7, 2016

Millions Of Teens Being Targeted By E-Cigarette Advertising, CDC Says

The e-cigarette industry is spending tens of millions of dollars to target teens with advertising, the agency says. The industry faces little in the way of federal regulation of such advertising, it points out.

Life January 6, 2016

No Risk Of Developmental Delay For Kids Conceived Through Fertility Treatments: Study

Children conceived through in vitro fertilization or other assisted fertility treatments develop normally, study finds. Developmental assessments of children born through such treatments and other children show no difference, researchers say.

January 5, 2016

Researchers Forecast Impact Of Invasive Asian Carp On Lake Erie's Native Fish Species

If Asian carp reach Lake Erie, they could eventually make up a third of the total weight there, researchers predict. Native species like walleye and trout could decline, they say.

January 5, 2016

Tiny Chameleon Makes Up For Diminutive Size With Strongest, Quickest Tongue (Video)

The smaller the chameleon, the mightier its tongue, study finds. To capture an insect meal, a chameleon's tongue out-accelerates and out-powers that of any other reptile, bird or mammal based on body size and muscle mass.

January 5, 2016

Scientists Baffled By Failure Of Humpback Whales To Return To Hawaiian Waters

The unusual absence of humpback whales’ annual winter migrations to Hawaiian waters has puzzled researchers. El Niño effects on ocean waters may be a factor, they said.

Earth/Environment January 5, 2016

At Start Of New Year, Hawaii Raises Legal Smoking Age to 21

Hawaii institutes the first statewide measure in the U.S. raising the legal smoking age to 21. Military bases in Hawaii will also comply and say they support the move.

Life January 2, 2016

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