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Here Are The Healthiest And Most Challenged States In 2018, According To A New Report

Which of the states are the healthiest and which are the most challenged? Hawaii nabbed the number one spot in 2018 after dropping to number two in 2017.

Feature December 14, 2018

Microscopic Signaling Chips May Pave Way To Smaller Mobile Devices With Better Functionalities

Mobile devices today have limited capabilities to transmit and receive high-frequency signals. But a new research on quantum computing showed that manipulation of phononic devices at the atomic level can drastically improve its functionality.

Feature December 14, 2018

Inherited Neanderthal Genes Influence Shape Of Human Skull And Brain

Researchers found two Neanderthal gene variants with a subtle effect on the skull shape of modern humans. Does having more Neanderthal DNA make people more likely to have an elongated head?

Feature December 14, 2018

Mothers Not Informed By Doctors About Link Between Breastfeeding And Breast Cancer Risk Reduction: Study

Do doctors tell mothers about the link between breastfeeding and reduced risk of getting breast cancer? A new study shows that most of those who know about it did not get their information from their doctor.

Feature December 8, 2018

Woman Dies Of Brain-Eating Amoeba After Using Neti Pot: Are Neti Pots Safe?

Are neti pots safe? Authorities and experts say they are safe and effective as long as instructions are followed, and only the right kind of water is used.

Feature December 8, 2018

Mom Searching For Bone Marrow Donor Finds A Match, Gives Birth To Twins

A mother's plea for a bone marrow donor succeeded, as she has finally found the right match. About 40,000 people signed up to be a donor after her story came out.

Feature December 8, 2018

SouljaGame: Rapper Soulja Boy Releases Handheld Game Console

Rapper Soulja Boy says he has already earned $250,000 in just 24 hours off of his game console sales. One of his latest products is SouljaGame, a handheld game console.

Feature December 7, 2018

Oregon Zoo Mourns The Death Of Youngest Elephant A Day Before Her Sixth Birthday

Lily, the Oregon Zoo's young elephant, suddenly passed away just a day before her birthday. She died from a rapidly progressing and often-fatal disease that often affects calves.

Feature December 1, 2018

Mom With Leukemia Expecting Twins This December, Hopes For Bone Marrow Donor

A mother with leukemia is hoping for a bone marrow donor, especially since she is about to give birth to twins this December. Her mixed heritage is making it harder for her to find a donor match.

Feature November 24, 2018

Life Expectancy Gap Between Rich And Poor In UK Increasing: Study

The life expectancy between the poorest and the most affluent people in the UK has increased in recent years. The 'worrying' trend shows the poorest members of society dying nearly 10 years earlier.

Feature November 23, 2018

ISS Astronauts Have Thanksgiving Meal In Space

Three International Space Station astronauts shared turkey and pound cake more than 250 miles away from Earth on Thanksgiving. In a clip, two of the flight engineers sent their well-wishes.

Feature November 23, 2018

Doctor Mistakes Healthy Kidney For Cancerous Tumor, Removes It During Routine Back Surgery

A surgeon mistook a patient's healthy kidney for a cancerous tumor and removed it during a routine surgery. An administrative case is now filed against him for the unfortunate mistake.

Feature November 3, 2018

Doctors Livestream Texas Woman's Surgery For Breast Cancer Awareness

Doctors at a Texas hospital livestreamed a patient's breast cancer surgery for everyone to see. It was their way of honoring this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Feature October 26, 2018

Obituary For Woman Who Died Of Opioid Addiction Goes Viral, Highlights Crisis

A woman's obituary went viral for its moving message about the opioid crisis. She leaves behind a young son, highlighting the devastating effects of the opioid crisis on the families of the affected.

Feature October 21, 2018

China Planning To Launch 'Artificial Moon' Predicted To Be 8 Times Brighter Than The Real One

China is reportedly planning to launch an artificial moon above the province of Sichuan by 2020. Should it prove successful, the country will launch three more in 2022.

Feature October 21, 2018

10-Foot Inflatable Colon Used To Educate People About Colon Cancer Stolen

A $4,000-worth giant inflatable colon was stolen while on its way to a scheduled relay walk. It is an important asset to the colon cancer awareness campaign called 'Get Your Rear In The Gear.'

Feature October 20, 2018

'Vampire Burial': Remains Of Child With Stone In Mouth Discovered At Ancient Burial Site

Are the children's remains at an ancient site in Italy proof of Roman vampire burials? More than from evil, the children likely suffered and died from malaria.

Feature October 15, 2018

Young Boy's Rare Condition Causes Fragile And Blistering Skin: What Is Epidermolysis Bullosa?

An Arizona family shares the story of their little boy to raise awareness for his rare skin condition. What makes his fragile skin blister and "fall off"?

Feature October 15, 2018

Cancer Survivor Says He Was Asked By Store Owner To Cover His Disfigured Face

A cancer survivor with a facial disfigurement went home in tears after a South Carolina store manager allegedly treated him rudely. He says he was told to cover his face if he was going to eat at the store.

Feature October 13, 2018

Healthy Mouse Brood Born From Same-Sex Parents Via Stem Cells And Gene Editing

Stem cell technology and gene editing allowed scientists to create a healthy brood of baby mice from same-sex parents. It was also easier to create the baby mice from two females compared to two male parents.

Feature October 11, 2018

October 1918 Remembered As One Of History's Deadliest Months Because Of Spanish Flu Pandemic

October 1918 is considered as one of America's deadliest months, and it was not because of the ongoing war. The Spanish flu took over 195,000 American lives in that month alone.

Feature October 8, 2018

Fifth Grader With Diabetes Dies After Dramatic Blood Sugar Drop During Sleepover At A Friend's House

Sophia Daugherty dealt with Type 1 diabetes her entire life. Last Wednesday, she died of complications just days after her blood sugar dramatically dropped at a sleepover.

Feature September 21, 2018

Researches On Voodoo Dolls And Roller Coaster For Kidney Stones Among Winners Of 2018 Ig Nobel Prize

This year's Ig Nobel Prize winners have been announced and honored at a ceremony at Harvard. The Nobel Prize parody celebrated the funniest and strangest researches of the year.

Feature September 15, 2018

ADHD Prevalence Increase: 10 Percent Of US Children Diagnosed In 2015-2016

Are there more children diagnosed with ADHD today compared to two decades ago? New federal data shows an increase in ADHD diagnoses among U.S. children since 1997-1998.

Feature September 1, 2018

Newborn Surrounded By IVF Needles In Viral Photo

The photo of a newborn surrounded by IVF syringes is going viral for its unique and inspiring concept. The syringes symbolize the four years, seven attempts, three miscarriages, and over 1,600 shots it took just to have her.

Feature August 19, 2018

Top 5 Best Technology Law Firms In Chicago, IL In 2018

The rise in data privacy lawsuits, as well as lawsuits relating to infringement of patent, trademark and copyrights, a handful of technology law firms in Chicago have grown to make a formidable name for themselves, effectively representing and advising clients in matters relating to copyright, domains, patent, social media, trademarks, trade secrets and more.

Feature August 19, 2018

CDC Releases Graphic Novel About Variant Flu And Disease Detective Work

What could a CDC- and USDA-released graphic novel possibly be about? Naturally, it's about a mystery illness and the meticulous disease detective work that happens during outbreaks.

Feature August 17, 2018

Toy Whistle Stuck In Airway Causes 4-Year-Old's 'Whistling Cough'

A 4-year-old child's whistling cough was found to be caused by a toy whistle that was lodged in his airway. Doctors say foreign objects in airways are common, but the whistling made his case rare.

Feature August 12, 2018

Genetic Study Involving 1.1 Million Participants Finds Genes Play Role In Educational Attainment

A large genetic study has identified 1,271 gene variants linked to a person's educational attainment. Researchers also developed a scoring system that can give a rough prediction of how educated a person is based on his or her DNA.

Feature July 24, 2018

Experts Say DNA Study Of Atacama 'Alien' Mummy Is Flawed And Unethical

Experts raised concern that the DNA study of the Atacama mummy known as Ata is flawed and unethical. They said that the genetic study of the bizarre specimen should not have been conducted in the first place.

Feature July 23, 2018

World’s First Colored Human X-Ray Applies CERN Technology Used In Search Of ‘God Particle’

The world’s first colored x-rays of a human’s body parts were released on July 10. The historic images were taken by the breakthrough technology called the MARS spectral x-ray scanner.

Feature July 13, 2018

3-Year-Old Girl FaceTime's Mom At Work To Save Dad Who Had A Stroke

More than 85 percent of people who experience the same stroke as Trevor McCabe end up dead. His survival is thanks to his 3-year-old daughter's quick thinking to call her mom for help.

Feature July 13, 2018

Paranormal Researcher May Have Found Time Warp Outside Las Vegas

Paranormal investigator Joshua Warren said that he found a spot in the desert just north of Las Vegas where he watched time slow down for 20 milliseconds. What are the possible causes of this anomaly?

Feature July 2, 2018

Scientists Built This Nerve Agent Detector Using Lego Blocks And A Smartphone

Researchers designed a nerve agent detector that uses Lego bricks and a smartphone to sense the presence of the deadly substance used in chemical warfare. How does it work?

Feature June 28, 2018

AI Reconstructs Periodic Table In A Few Hours, Humans Took A Century

Physicists at Stanford University just devised a new AI program that was able to arrange the periodic table in a span of a few hours. The machine could prove itself the new benchmark of machine intelligence in the future.

Feature June 27, 2018

How To Stop Annoying ‘Plink Plink’ Sound Of Dripping Tap Based On Science

An experiment had finally figured out what produces the annoying ‘plink plink’ sound of water from a dripping faucet or leaky roof. The study also suggested one simple way to finally stop the nuisance which pestered generations of people.

Feature June 23, 2018

A ‘Parasite’ Jumping Gene Turns Out To Be Critical For Embryo’s Survival

An experiment revealed 'jumping gene' that was rendered by experts as useless is actually integral to the process of embryonic development. The study revealed that while cells normally restrained this jumping gene, embryonic cells actually unleashes them.

Feature June 22, 2018

Videos Capture Professor Teaching Students Moon Landing Was Fake, Other Conspiracy Theories

A sociology professor was caught on video telling students about conspiracy theories on the moon landing and the holocaust. This is not the first time he is being investigated for his claims.

Feature June 15, 2018

Researchers Construct Face Of God Based On Survey Of American Christians

What does God look like? Psychologists constructed a composite image of God based on how a sample of American Christians perceive him to be. Here's why the result is surprising.

Feature June 14, 2018

Physicists Stare At Atomic Clocks For 14 Years To Test Albert Einstein’s Theory Of General Relativity

A team of physicists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology watched 12 atomic clocks from November 1999 until October 2014. The experiment became the most accurate test performed to confirm Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

Feature June 6, 2018

‘Second Brain’ Found In The Gut Might Be Smarter Than Brain In The Head

Scientists described for the first time how the ‘second brain’ in the gut perform its specific functions. The team found that this ‘second brain’ work autonomously from the central nervous system.

Feature May 31, 2018

Drinking Water Actually Comes In Two Forms: Ortho-Water And Para-Water

A team of scientists from Switzerland introduced the less-known forms of water: the ortho-water and para-water. The team became the first group to successfully differentiate the two H2O types from each other.

Feature May 30, 2018

Former US President George HW Bush Hospitalized Due To Low Blood Pressure And Fatigue

George HW Bush, the country’s 41st president was hospitalized on Sunday for low blood pressure and fatigue. He attended a pre-Memorial Day event where he spent a day with military veterans before he was admitted to a hospital in Maine.

Feature May 27, 2018

TLC Launches Show About Family With Over 80 Pets

TLC's controversial new show 'Our Wild Life' shows what it’s like to live with over 80 animals at home. The show has since gotten reactions that vary from amused to critical.

Feature May 27, 2018

Learning Physics Activates Part Of The Brain Linked To Episodic Memory

Students who learned from a physics course that used modeling instruction showed changes in brain activity. Using fMRI, researchers found that the posterior cingulate cortex became more active after learning.

Feature May 26, 2018

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