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'Doomsday Clock' Now Two Minutes To Midnight, What Now?

The so-called Doomsday Clock is now set to 2 minutes closer to midnight and impending disaster. It is the second time that the clock has been set this close to Doomsday, following the year 1953 during the Cold War.

Feature January 25, 2018

Scientists Successfully Cloned Macaque Monkeys: Will They Clone Humans Next?

Chinese scientists successfully cloned two macaque monkeys using SCNT, the cloning method that produced Dolly the Sheep in the 1990s. Does the team plan to also clone humans?

Feature January 26, 2018

Indian Minister Who Criticized Darwin's Theory Of Evolution Draws Flak From Scientists

Indian Minister Satyapal Singh recently criticized Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution and called for its removal from the academic curriculum. The country's scientific community disputed Singh's opinion on the issue.

Feature January 23, 2018

Federal Judge Rules 11-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Can Bring Medical Marijuana To School

Ashley Surin is now back in school. She was earlier prohibited from attending class because she uses a prescribed marijuana patch and cannabis lotion. Can school staff help her with her medication?

Feature January 23, 2018

Oolitic Limestones Used To Build Pentagon, Empire State Building Are Made Of Dinosaur-Era Microbes

The Pentagon, Empire State Building, and the Buckingham Palace used oolitic limestones as building materials. Researchers revealed these stones were made of microbes dating back from the Jurassic Period.

Feature January 22, 2018

Dinosaur Tail Auction Causes Controversy In Mexico

The auction of a 165-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur tail has raked up controversy between Morocco and Mexico. Moroccan officials want to know how the fossil left the country and reached auctioned status.

Feature January 22, 2018

LOOK: This Thin Electronic Skin Let's You Move Virtual Objects Just By Moving Your Hand

A newly developed electronic skin lets its user manipulate virtual objects easily with the help of magnetic field sensors. It could pave the way for less bulky augmented and virtual reality systems.

Feature January 20, 2018

New DNA Research Method Solves Ancient Epidemic Mystery in Mexico

New methods of DNA research in skeletons helped scientists dig into the cause of an ancient epidemic. The study points to Salmonella as the possible killer of millions of Mexicans in the 16th century cocoliztli plague.

Feature January 17, 2018

Asia's Smallest Surviving Baby Was Born Weighing Less Than A Chocolate Bar

Manushi was born weighing only 400 grams and her feet were only slightly bigger than a fingernail. On Thursday, the now 6-month old baby was finally discharged from the hospital.

Feature January 13, 2018

Largest Prime Number Discovered Is 23.2 Million Digits Long

Jonathan Pace from Germantown discovered the largest known prime number. The newly found prime dubbed as M77232917 can fill up 9,000 pages.

Feature January 11, 2018

Study: Labeling Women As ‘Witches’ In China Has Deep Social Causes And Implications

A new study has found that some women in rural China are branded as 'witches' and are known as ‘zhu’. These women are ostracized by society and face many social stigmas.

Feature January 10, 2018

Nursing Could Be A Promising Career For Men

Could nursing be the next big career opportunity for men in the United States? Find out how nursing has steadily grown as a promising career and can bring about more employment for men.

Feature January 8, 2018

Parents In Portuguese Village Encourage Young Children To Smoke At Epiphany Festival

Parents in the village of Vale de Salgueiro in Portugal give cigarettes to children as young as 5 years old during the annual Epiphany celebrations. Why do they do this?

Feature January 7, 2018

Bangkok Hospital Offers Penis Whitening Laser Treatment For Men

A hospital in Bangkok started to offer a laser treatment to change the pigmentation of the penis' skin. Most of the clients belong to Thailand's LGBTQ community. Is the procedure safe?

Feature January 5, 2018

Ketchup Packet Found In Intestine Of Woman Who Complained Of Crohn's Symptoms

Ingested Heinz ketchup package left in a woman’s stomach mimics symptoms of Chron’s disease. The woman thought she had an intestinal bowel disorder but it turned packets of ketchup in her gut is causing her stomach pain.

Feature January 4, 2018

This Optical Illusion Reveals 'Curvature Blindness' Of The Brain

A psychologist discovered that the brain may experience curvature blindness, which swaps waves for corners. The curvature blindness illusion proves this. What are the possible mechanisms behind this phenomenon?

Feature December 14, 2017

Doctor Created 3D-Printed Euthanasia Machine That Can End Life Painlessly

Sarco capsule, a euthanasia machine that can be created using a 3D printer and can be assembled anywhere, can end life painlessly. What happens to users who change their mind?

Feature December 5, 2017

The Science Of Skin Color: Skin Pigmentation More Complex Than Previously Believed

A decade-long research finds that skin pigmentation is more complex than previously believed. As it turns out, the closer a population is to the equator, the more complex the skin pigmentation becomes.

Feature December 1, 2017

Quantum Simulator Can Solve Problems That Fastest Conventional Computers Cannot

Two different teams of physicists have recently presented a new procedure for creating superconducting interconnects. The process has helped them to create a quantum simulator that can compute faster than classic type of computers.

Feature December 3, 2017

What Is Pica? Depressed Man With Eating Disorder Swallowed Coins And Nails

A man with mental health problems swallowed 7 kg of bizarre objects that include metals and coins. He suffered from pica. What characterized and caused this eating disorder and how can it be treated?

Feature November 28, 2017

84-Year-Old Doctor Who Does Not Use Computer Can't Regain Medical License

Anna Konopka, the doctor who does not use computer, surrendered her medical license earlier this year over allegations from the New Hampshire Board of Medicine. A judge now dismissed her request to regain her license.

Feature November 27, 2017

Doctors Find Hundreds Of Coins, Blades, And Glass In Man's Stomach

Doctors found coins, nails, and shards of glass in the stomach of a man who has been complaining of abdominal pains. What caused the 32-year-old man to swallow these objects?

Feature November 27, 2017

Cancer In Vietnam War Veterans May Be Linked To Lethal Parasite From Southeast Asia

War veterans suffering from cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer, may have been infected by liver fluke from the rivers of Vietnam. How did the soldiers contract the slow-killing parasite?

Feature November 22, 2017

Self-Taught Rocket Scientist Who Thinks Earth Is Flat To Launch Steam-Powered Rocket

'Mad' Mike Hughes will launch himself in a homemade rocket on Saturday. The 61-year-old, who thinks the Earth is flat, claims to be the only person to design, build and launch himself in a rocket.

Feature November 21, 2017

Hundreds Attend Flat-Earth Conference That Discussed Conspiracy Theories

The Flat-Earth Conference, the first of its kind, was recently held in Raleigh. It was attended by hundreds of people who believe the Earth to be flat.

Feature November 19, 2017

Woman Who Posed With 20,000 Bees On Her Belly In Viral Maternity Shoot Suffers Stillbirth

The pregnant beekeeper in the viral maternity shoot that featured 20,000 bees covering her baby bump said she lost her unborn son. What is the possible cause of the stillbirth?

Feature November 16, 2017

Child With Cancer Wants Cards For Christmas: Here's How To Send Him Early Holiday

Jacob Thompson has an incurable neuroblastoma, and he may not live until December. His family is now fast-tracking the holidays and encourages everyone to send him Christmas cards as presents.

Feature November 6, 2017

Einstein's Handwritten Note On Theory Of Happiness Fetches $1.5 Million At Auction

In 1922, Albert Einstein tipped a bellboy at Imperial Hotel Japan with a handwritten note about happiness. He told the boy to keep it because its future value could surpass that of a standard tip.

Feature October 25, 2017

CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool Creates Pigs With 24 Percent Less Body Fat

Using CRISPR, scientists in China created pigs with the UPC1 gene. Besides having less body fat, the genetically modified animals also have other characteristics that can benefit pig farmers.

Feature October 25, 2017

Sex Change Regret: Growing Number Of Transsexuals Wants Gender Reversal Surgery

A genital reconstructive surgeon has been providing gender reversal surgery to transgender patients who regretted going through sex change procedures. Miroslav Djordjevic is also concerned over the psychiatric evaluation and counseling patients who consider gender reassignment receive.

Feature October 3, 2017

Men With Wide And Square Faces More Likely To Cheat: Study

People whose face is wider and shorter as well as more square have higher sex drive. What are the physical traits of men comfortable with the idea of casual sex?

Feature September 23, 2017

Missed The 2017 Solar Eclipse? US To Witness One In 2024

Eclipse chasers will not have to wait another century for another total solar eclipse. Some major U.S. cities will witness another total eclipse in April 2024.

Feature August 25, 2017

Gray Whale Stranded On The Beach For Three Days Successfully Rescued

A stranded juvenile gray whale was successfully rescued back to the water. The whale was beached for 3 days but managed to stay alive with human intervention.

Feature August 20, 2017

Boy Who Received Heart Transplant Dies On First Day Of School

Ohio teenager who got a new lease on life after a successful transplant collapses on the way to school. He passed away an hour later.

Feature August 20, 2017

Can't Get Hold Of Solar Eclipse Glasses? Make Your Own Pinhole Projector Instead

Safe solar eclipse glasses are getting harder to find. Pinhole projectors are an easy alternative to solar eclipse glasses and you can make them using household items.

Feature August 19, 2017

NASA Resupplies ISS Astronauts With Tons of Scientific Cargo And Ice Cream

ISS astronauts have received more equipment for scientific research aboard SpaceX’s Dragon capsule. NASA also rewarded their hard work with a freezer full of real ice cream.

Feature August 18, 2017

Iceland Close To Eradicating Down Syndrome As Prenatal Screening Tests Detect Chromosome Abnormality During Pregnancy

Combination tests available for pregnant women in Iceland can detect the likelihood a fetus will have chromosome abnormality. Only one or two babies with Down syndrome are born in the country per year.

Feature August 17, 2017

Wife Of Marine Vet Who Died From Fentanyl Overdose Wants To Know How Husband Obtained Opioid Drug

Retired Marine Lance Cpl. Hank Brandon Lee's death certificate says he died from fentanyl overdose but how did this happen? How was he able to obtain the powerful opioid painkiller while under VA's watch?

Feature August 7, 2017

Majorana Fermion: Evidence Of 'Angel Particle' That Is Its Own Antiparticle Found In Lab Experiment

Researchers find first solid evidence of chiral Majorana fermions, which are particles that are also their own antiparticles. It's suggested name 'angel particle' comes from the novel 'Angels and Demons.'

Feature July 22, 2017

59-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth After Decades Of Attempting To Get Pregnant

After nearly four decades of attempting to get pregnant, a 59-year-old woman finally gave birth to a baby boy. What helped Akosua Budu Amoako to have a successful pregnancy?

Feature July 18, 2017

Scientists Teleport Particles To Space: Will Human Teleportation Become Possible In The Future?

A team of Chinese scientists has achieved another feat for teleporting a photon particle to space. Could science teleport humans by using the same technology soon?

Feature July 15, 2017

Here Is The Reason Total Eclipse Happens Rarely

The Great American Eclipse happening in August has already caused a great hype across the continent. Find out what makes the celestial event so rare.

Feature July 7, 2017

Transgender Fish: Contraceptive Pills Flushed Down Water Drains Cause Male Fish To Mutate Into Females

Male roach fish now exhibit more feminine traits, with some of them even starting to produce eggs. Chemicals present in birth control pills and other household products flushed down household drains are blamed for these changes.

Feature July 4, 2017

Massive Bundle Of Joy: Indiana Woman Delivers 16-Pound Baby Boy

A family in Indiana was surprised when their expected bouncing baby boy turned out bigger than most. The newborn baby weighed 16 pounds at birth.

Feature July 1, 2017

Contraceptive Use Lowers Teen Pregnancy In The US: Why It Matters

A CDC report reveals a sharp decline in teen pregnancy because of contraceptive use. Learn why efforts to prevent adolescent pregnancy are important to save lives.

Feature June 24, 2017

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