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Trump Reportedly Rejects Phone Security Measures: What Is At Risk?

President Donald Trump uses two iPhones, one for phone calls and one for Twitter. He is reportedly refusing to follow security measures to protect his phones from hacking.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech

5-Year-Old With Autism Speaks First Words In A McDonald's Drive-Thru: What Is Nonverbal Autism?

Briana Blankenship recorded her 5-year-old daughter, Taylor, saying her first words while in a McDonald's drive-thru. Taylor has nonverbal autism and has been in speech therapy since age 3.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Computer Simulations Reveal That Saturn's Inner Moons Got Their Odd Shapes From Collisions And Mergers

Scientists have long wondered why Saturn's inner moons are oddly shaped. A new study reveals that the moons' shapes are due to collisions and mergers.

Space

Sleep-Deprived People Are 5 Times More Likely To Have Increased Lapses Of Attention

A new study found that lack of sleep could cause performance impairments and other cognitive problems. Researchers compared experimental data from participants who experienced less sleep.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Humans Are 0.01 Percent Of Life On Earth, And There Are 7,500 Plants For Each Human

A latest study has discovered that humans make up 0.01 percent of life on Earth, but they have caused the loss of 83 percent of wild animals. There are also 7,500 plants for every one human.

Animals May 21, 2018

Obsolete Pregnancy Drug DES Might Have Triggered A 36 Percent Increase Of ADHD In Grandchildren

Researchers found that defunct pregnancy drug DES might have caused users' grandchildren to be 36 percent more likely to get diagnosed with ADHD. DES was around from 1938 to 1971.

Medicine May 21, 2018

Elon Musk Leaks Image Of An Exclusive Sneak Peak Of The SpaceX Crew Dragon

Elon Musk shared a photo to social media of the SpaceX Crew Dragon in May 2018. The spacecraft is currently being tested to handle up to seven passengers in space.

Space May 21, 2018

Deadly Nipah Virus With A 70 Percent Mortality Rate Kills At Least 9 People In India

Several people in India have died due to the Nipah Virus. The disease, which has a 70 percent mortality rate, is often transmitted by animals, such as fruit bats.

Public Health May 21, 2018

How A New App Called Siempo Will End Your Smartphone Addiction Once And For All

Siempo is an app that allows users to end their smartphone addictions. It offers a white background and bland icons that help prevent smartphone distractions.

Apps/Software May 19, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak From Caterer Sickens 70 People And Hospitalizes 4 In Newton County, Georgia

At least 70 people in Newton County, Georgia received medical treatment following a salmonella outbreak. Officials believe that a local catering company caused the outbreak.

Public Health May 19, 2018

Researchers Say More Young People Are Selecting Marijuana As Their First Drug

Researchers discovered that teenagers today are more likely to choose marijuana as their first drug instead of tobacco or alcohol. The number of teens abstaining from drugs has also increased.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2018

How Teachers Are Using Emojis To Help Students Learn About Shakespeare

Some educators are incorporating emojis into lesson plans to teach students about Shakespeare. Other educators oppose the concept, saying that it will cause students to fall behind.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 18, 2018

NASA Will Test A New Method To Fix Mars Curiosity Rover's Drill On May 19

NASA is testing a new technique that might allow the Mars Curiosity rover to drill again. In 2016, a mechanical failure with the brake caused the drill to stop working.

Space May 18, 2018

How The Resistance To Antifungal Drugs Became An International Problem During The Past 30-40 Years

During the past 30 to 40 years, resistance to antifungal drugs increased. Researchers say that this is largely due to the overuse of antifungal chemicals, especially on farms.

Medicine May 18, 2018

Scientists Say The Internal Pressure Of A Proton Is 10 Times Greater Than A Neutron Star

Researchers have measured the pressure inside of a proton for the first time ever. The subatomic particle has 10 times the internal pressure of a neutron star.

Material Science May 17, 2018

CDC Suggests Staying Out Of Hotel Pools If You Have Diarrhea

A report from the CDC revealed there were more than 27,000 illnesses caused by nearly 500 outbreaks in recreational water between 2000 and 2014. Hotel swimming pools and cases of diarrhea accounted for many illnesses.

Public Health May 17, 2018

An 18-Year-Old Develops 'Wet Lung' After Vaping For 3 Weeks

An 18-year-old Pennsylvania hostess developed wet lung after vaping an e-cigarette for three weeks. She was treated at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and had to use a a mechanical ventilator for five days.

Public Health May 17, 2018

33 Scientists Say That Octopuses Are Aliens From Space That Arrived To Earth On Icy Bodies

A new theory by 33 scientists suggests that octopuses are aliens that arrived to Earth on icy bodies. Many other scientists have criticized the theory and the entire concept of panspermia.

Animals May 17, 2018

FDA Approves Lucemyra, The First Non-Opioid Drug For Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms Up To 14 Days

The Food and Drug Administration approved of Lucemyra, a treatment for adults suffering from opioid withdrawal symptoms. It has been approved for patients to use up to 14 days.

Medicine May 16, 2018

NASA Scientists Reveal 14 Locations With The Most Dramatic Global Water Supply Changes Caused By Humans

NASA has located the specific areas in the world with the biggest freshwater challenges. Of the 19 hotspots with the most changes, 14 of them can be attributed to human activity.

Earth/Environment May 16, 2018

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