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Faint Young Sun Paradox: Why Young Earth Did Not Freeze Despite Dimmer Sun

Scientists were able to solve the faint young sun paradox. Superflares still exist, but the numerous changes on Earth may signify why it did not freeze over time.

Space May 25, 2016

Great Apes Use Cooperative Communication Just Like Humans

Great apes were found to use cooperative communication just like humans. Bonobos and chimpanzees particularly use gestures and turn-taking behaviors to communicate with one another.

Animals May 25, 2016

Gas-Filled Balloon Pill May Be The Next Big Thing In Obesity Treatment

Gas-filled balloon pill may be the key to obesity treatment, a new study has found. The inflatable pill called Obalon has shown better weight loss outcomes than diet modifications and exercise alone.

Medicine May 24, 2016

Structure Of Cities May Affect Weather, Dispersal Of Air Pollutants

The structures of cities may affect the weather and dispersal of air pollutants, a new study has found. Research suggests that new weather prediction models should include this factor for better forecasting.

Earth/Environment May 24, 2016

Higher BP Fluctuations Linked To Faster Decline In Brain Function

Higher fluctuations in blood pressure may increase the risk of brain function decline, a new study has found. Higher variability in BP readings may signify inconsistent blood flow, which may lead to cognitive problems and other health conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2016

Study Reveals Why Men Find Submissive Women Attractive

Men find submissive women more attractive, while women like dominant men better, a new study has found. The explanation for this can be attributed to genetics.

Life & Style May 24, 2016

Squids, Octopuses And Other Cephalopods Boom In The Oceans Amid Climate Change

Cephalopods are increasing in number amid climate change, a new study has found. The species, which include octopuses and squids, appear to benefit from the changing oceans, unlike other marine animals.

Animals May 24, 2016

Ancient Pottery Reveals Ingredients Of 5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe

Ancient Chinese pottery revealed 5,000-year-old beer ingredients. The discovery suggests that people during that time had already developed advanced beer-making techniques.

Ancient May 23, 2016

This Is Why Ovarian Cancer Becomes Resistant To Chemotherapy

The reason why ovarian cancer develops resistance to chemotherapy has been identified by researchers. The discovery may pave the way for more effective treatments for the said cancer.

Medicine May 23, 2016

Jupiter Moon Europa May Have Ocean With Earth-Like Chemical Balance

Jupiter's moon Europa may have an ocean with a chemical balance similar to Earth's, a new study has found. Researchers found that Europa has similar features with our planet in terms of supporting life and biological processes.

Space May 23, 2016

Jillian Michaels Disagrees With Study Saying 'The Biggest Loser' Changes Contestants' Metabolism

Jillian Michaels disagrees with a study that says 'The Biggest Loser' changed the metabolism of the contestants. For her, exercising and eating right would never interfere with diet.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 23, 2016

Yamuna Bug Causes India's Taj Mahal To Turn Green

The Taj Mahal is turning green, prompting officials to start investigations. The reason for the discoloration is said to be the Yamuna bugs.

Feature | Science May 23, 2016

Puerto Rico Faces Zika Virus Spread Amid Debt Crisis

Puerto Rico is faced with Zika virus spread and an ongoing debt crisis. These two problems may take a toll on the country's tourism industry.

Public Health May 22, 2016

FDA Unveils New Food Label To Help Consumers Make Healthy Choices

The FDA has released a new food label to help people make better health choices. The new Nutrition Facts includes revamps on vitamin and information on 'added sugars.'

Public Health May 22, 2016

World's Largest Solar Power Plant Catches Fire

The world's largest solar power plant caught fire, crippling the operations of the facility. The fire was immediately extinguished, but the incident's impact on the electric power supply of California has yet to be determined.

Energy May 22, 2016

Chinese Firm Plans For Space Expedition In A Balloon

A China firm plans to have a space expedition using a balloon. The participants will fly up in space and go back down to Earth via a parachute.

Space May 22, 2016

Obama Wants Children To Submit Science And Tech Ideas For New Advisory Committee

President Barack Obama wants kids to share their thoughts about science and technology. The leader set up a new children advisory panel as he believes the future of the country lies in these young scientists' innovations.

Feature | Science May 21, 2016

Female WWII Pilots Can Now Be Buried At Arlington National Cemetery

President Obama has signed a law allowing female World War II pilots to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The move aims to bring back the honor due to these deserving service members.

Life & Style May 21, 2016

UN Appoints Mexican Diplomat Patricia Espinosa Cantellano As New UN Climate Chief

United Nations has appointed Mexican diplomat Patricia Espinosa Cantellano to be the new climate change chief. The newly appointed head has had years of experiences in international relations, climate change talks and other related works.

Earth/Environment May 20, 2016

Unethical Amnesia May Explain Why We Forget Our Bad Behavior

Forgetting unethical actions and practicing dishonesty seem very common. A new study found that unethical amnesia may explain why people tend to forget their bad behavior.

Neuroscience May 20, 2016

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