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More Time Outdoors Early In Life May Prevent Nearsightedness

People who spent more time outdoors when they were between the ages 14 and 29 years had reduced risk for nearsightedness. How does sunlight help ward off the condition also known as myopia?

Healthy Living/Wellness December 2, 2016

High School Students Replicate Martin Shkreli's $750 Malaria Drug Daraprim For $2

Students from Sydney Grammar School in Australia were able to replicate the active ingredient in Turing Pharmaceuticals' malaria drug Daraprim in the school lab. The drug they produced costs only about $2 per dose.

Medicine December 2, 2016

Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay More Than $1 Billion To Patients Injured By Pinnacle Hip Implants

Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopedics were ordered to pay $1.04 billion in compensatory and punitive damages to patients who were injured by the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants. The amount is the third largest jury award of 2016.

Feature | Health December 1, 2016

Prostate Cancer Patient Cured After Being Given Male Hormone Testosterone To Shock Tumors

A patient with advanced prostate cancer did not show traces of the disease after receiving bipolar androgen therapy. The treatment involves flooding and starving the body with testosterone.

Medicine December 1, 2016

Strong, Thick Arm Bones Hint Lucy The Australopithecus Climbed Trees Like Chimpanzees

The human ancestor Lucy the Australopithecus climbed trees regularly, scans of her arm and thigh bones revealed. Why did the creature climb trees frequently despite an ability to walk upright?

Ancient December 1, 2016

China's First Astronaut Reveals Hearing Mysterious Knocking Sound In Space

Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, heard a knocking sound during his maiden flight in space. Other Chinese astronauts heard it as well. What could be behind this mysterious sound?

Space December 1, 2016

German Lunar X-Prize Team Lunar Mission Could Debunk Apollo Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories

Part-Time Scientists' plan to send a pair of rovers to the Apollo 17 landing site may finally put an end to the moon landing conspiracy theories. The German team is one of the 16 teams that compete for the $30 million Google Lunar X-Prize.

Space November 30, 2016

Scientists Reveal Why Great Molasses Flood Of 1919 Was So Deadly

Nearly 100 years after the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston, scientists revealed why the sticky flood was deadly. How did the cold temperature influence the fatality of the flood?

Feature | Science November 30, 2016

Chernobyl Disaster Site Enclosed: Shelter Placed On Top Of Exploded Nuclear Reactor In Ukraine To Prevent Radiation Leaks

In what is considered as among the world's most ambitious projects, workers installed a massive shelter over the damaged reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. Workers will start to dismantle the parts of the original cover, the sarcophagus.

Energy November 30, 2016

Drug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Dairy Bull Calves Bought From Livestock Markets In Wisconsin

Twenty-one people were infected with multidrug resistant Salmonella in eight U.S. states. Infection was linked to contact with ill calves that were purchased from livestock markets.

Public Health November 30, 2016

Multiple Timelines In Parallel Universes Could Make Time Travel Possible

If the theory of parallel universes with multiple timelines is correct, time travel would be a possibility. The idea could mean that in some universes, the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs missed Earth.

Feature | Science November 30, 2016

Japan Amusement Park Freezes 5,000 Dead Fish In Ice Skating Rink To Attract Visitors

Space World in Japan issued an apology after receiving negative reactions for its ice skating rink concept. The rink had 5,000 dead fishes that were frozen into the ice.

Animals November 29, 2016

Fatal Thunderstorm Asthma Outbreak In Melbourne Claims 6th Victim

The thunderstorm outbreak in Melbourne, Australia claimed its sixth victim, who died Saturday, Nov. 26, after suffering from medical complications. A number of other patients are still in hospitals.

Public Health November 28, 2016

Japan To Build World's Fastest Supercomputer By 2017

Japan aims to build the world's fastest supercomputer by the year 2017. How will the machine dubbed ABCI fare when compared with the current record holder, China's Sunway TaihuLight?

Feature | Science November 27, 2016

Earthquake Warnings Could Be Made Seconds Earlier With Gravity Signals

Scientists found a potentially faster method of detecting an incoming earthquake. The method involves gravity signals which occur earlier than seismic waves.

Earth/Environment November 25, 2016

Bronze Age 'Thinker': Ancient Clay Figurine Seated On Top Of Ceramic Jug Discovered In Israel

Archaeologists and students in Israel have discovered a clay figurine of a seated person appearing to be in deep thought. The statuette is 3,800 years old and is seated on top of a ceramic vessel.

Ancient November 25, 2016

NASA’s Spirit Rover May Have Found Biosignature Of Alien Life On Mars In 2007

The Spirit Mars rover may have encountered potential signatures of past life on Mars in 2007. Stromatolites at El Tatio, Chile suggest the structures found in the Red Planet's Gusev crater may have been influenced by Martian life.

Space November 24, 2016

Many LASIK Patients Experience New Eye Problems After Surgery

Patients who undergo LASIK eye surgery developed new vision problems after the procedure. What are the eye problems that patients developed after the surgery?

Medicine November 24, 2016

7,000-Year-Old Lost Civilization: Archaeologists Discover Ancient City In Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient city in Egypt believed to be the home of the builders of royal cemeteries in Abydos. The city and cemetery are believed to be 7,000 years old.

Ancient November 24, 2016

Recalled Toys For Sale: Consumer Watchdog Warns Hazardous Toys Are Still Sold Online

A consumer watchdog group warned that some toys that have already been recalled are still for sale online. What should shoppers do to ensure they are buying safe toys this holiday season?

Public Health November 23, 2016

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