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Brain Scans May Spot Autism In Babies As Early As 6 Months Of Age

In a first, researchers used brain imaging to spot changes in how specific infant brain regions synchronize, predicting the risk of autism in babies as young as 6 months. Find out how artificial intelligence ups the accuracy of the predictions.

Neuroscience June 8, 2017

Tick Bite May Have Caused 2-Year-Old Indiana Girl’s Death

A tick bite may have led to the death of a two-year-old girl in Indiana, who was diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. This condition is only one among different tick-borne diseases potentially leading to death.

Public Health June 8, 2017

Is Whole Wheat Bread Healthier Than White Bread? Answer May Vary From Person To Person

A new study has found no 'clinically significant' differences between the two effects of whole wheat bread and white bread on health markers. One's gut microbiome is pinpointed as the potential force behind these largely individualized effects.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2017

The Price Astronauts Have To Pay For The Mars Mission? Cancer, New Study Warns

A new study has found that the risk of cancer doubles for long-term missions outside Earth's magnetic field. Cancer and the other risks of cosmic ray exposure are among the leading concerns on the planned human Mars mission.

Space June 6, 2017

NASA All Set To ‘Touch The Sun’: Here’s What The Bold Mission Is For

NASA is gearing up for the launch of the Parker Solar Probe summer of 2018. Learn the role of solar storms and space weather in this daring mission, the first flying into the sun's atmosphere.

Space June 6, 2017

NASA Experiment To Fill Sky With Red And Green Clouds Gets Postponed

The launch of the Terrier Improved Malemute sounding rocket from NASA’s Virginia facility has been postponed Sunday morning. Find out why the launch has been delayed, and when the artificial clouds will be finally seen in the East Coast.

Space June 5, 2017

Newly Tattooed Man Dies From Infection: How Soon Can You Go Swimming After Getting Inked?

Can you swim after getting a tattoo? Here's the answer plus safe tattoo care and healing tips, following the case of a 31-year-old man who died after contracting flesh-eating bacteria upon swimming with his new body art.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2017

America First, Lost Jobs, And Empowering Other Polluters: Here's Trump's Argument For Backing Out Of Paris Climate Deal

On Thursday, President Donald Trump has announced that the United States would back out of the Paris climate change agreement. Here's his argument for the exit, so far his strongest assertion of his 'America first' policy.

Earth/Environment June 2, 2017

More Than 500 California Patients Sought Life-Ending Prescriptions In 1st Year Of Law

Nearly a year after the California law on assisted suicide was passed, advocacy group Compassion and Choices estimated 504 persons opted for end-of-life prescriptions. Know the data and stories behind the controversial law.

Medicine June 2, 2017

Were India’s First Few Zika Cases Hidden From The Public After They Were Detected?

Did the government deliberately hide the first few confirmed cases of Zika virus in India? Today, national guidelines are spread to prevent a Zika outbreak in the country already hit by other mosquito-borne illnesses.

Public Health May 30, 2017

Antibiotic Gets Supercharged To Stop Resistant Bacteria In Their Tracks

Scientists are structurally modifying vancomycin to make it more powerful in the fight against antibiotic resistance. Why it took a long time for vancomycin-resistant enterococci to strike offers clues on the antibiotic's potential.

Medicine May 30, 2017

Minimoon: How Skywatchers Can Observe June Full Moon

The June full moon, called the minimoon, can be observed in different parts of the United States and the world. What is a minimoon, what's it called in different cultures, and how does it differ from a supermoon?

Space May 30, 2017

Safe Drone Crash-Landing? This NASA Technology Can Help

NASA researchers are developing a software for safe drone crash-landing. After all, drone emergencies can potentially become more common as the unmanned aerial vehicles increase in numbers.

Robotics May 30, 2017

Not Halal Pepperoni: Muslim Man Sues Little Caesars Over Pork Topping On Pizza

A Muslim man in Dearborn, Michigan, has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Little Ceasars Pizza, saying he was served and unknowingly consumed pork despite ordering halal pepperoni pizza. Learn more about this pizza lawsuit.

Business Tech May 29, 2017

Ohio Leads In Nation's Fatal Drug Overdoses With 4,000 Dead In 2016: Survey

The Columbus Dispatch's new survey has revealed more than 4,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016 in Ohio. Learn more about the opioid overdose epidemic in the state and the role of powerful synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.

Public Health May 29, 2017

These 5 Earth Science Missions Of NASA Are Getting Axed

What are NASA's planned and ongoing Earth science missions on the chopping board? The Trump administration’s fiscal 2018 budget request allots $19.1 billion for NASA, a $561 million decrease over previously enacted levels.

Space May 26, 2017

Not Just Heart-Friendly: How Chocolate Can Benefit Your Overall Health

Regular consumption of chocolate benefits the heart and helps reduce risk of atrial fibrillation, notes a new study. Here are the other gains one can get from regularly eating dark chocolate and its flavonoids and other healthy components.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2017

Controversial IVF Doctor Helps Make Mothers Out Of Indian Women Age 50 And Beyond

An Associated Press report introduced Dr. Anurag Bishnoi, who employs in-vitro fertilization treatment on Indian women over age 50 and well into their 70s. Learn more about his controversial IVF technique and criticism of his practice.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2017

3D-Printed Bricks From Fake Lunar Soil May Help Build Human Colonies On The Moon Someday

In a new experiment done by the European Space Agency (ESA), bricks were 3D-printed out of fake lunar soil and given solar heat. Learn more about these 3D-printed moon bricks and their role in future human colony on the moon.

Space May 25, 2017

Acting NASA Chief Upbeat About Agency’s Proposed 2018 Budget

The 2018 NASA budget is tied at $19.1 billion, a $561 million drop from previously enacted levels. The agency's acting administrator Robert Lightfoot chooses to stay positive over the development, highlighting the agency's wins.

Space May 24, 2017

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