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Animal Bites Likely To Rise Due To Climate Change And Land Development

Researchers warned that animal-related injuries are likely to rise because of warming temperatures and human activities that reduce the amount of land that serves as a habitat for animals. Who are the people most likely to be injured by animal bites?

Public Health

Russian Cosmonauts Conduct ISS Spacewalk To Find Out Cause Of Mysterious Soyuz Hole

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopyev spent seven hours and 45 minutes on a spacewalk. Samples from the hole's surface may reveal who or what caused the hole in the Soyuz spacecraft.

Space December 12, 2018

Prehistoric Shark Megalodon May Have Gone Extinct Because Of Its Body Temperature

The megalodon, one of the largest marine predators that ever lived, had higher body temperature than modern-day sharks. How did this contribute to the extinction of the species 2.6 million years ago?

Animals December 12, 2018

Breast Cancer Risk In Women May Increase After Childbirth

Women who have given birth were found to have increased risk of developing breast cancer up to 23 years after their most recent childbirth. Should mothers be alarmed of this risk?

Public Health December 12, 2018

Internet Therapy Apps Effectively Reduce Depression, Psychologists Find

Psychologists found that internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy apps can effectively alleviate depression. Does this mean that people with mental health problems can forego antidepressants and face-to-face therapy?

Public Health December 9, 2018

Gemstones Retrieved From Opal Field Turn Out To Be Dinosaur Fossils

Gemstone retrieved by Australian miners turned out to be the opal-filled fossils of a previously unknown dinosaur species. The creature's teeth and jaw size suggests the fossils belonged to a group of bipedal herbivores called ornithopod.

Animals December 9, 2018

Is ‘Oumuamua An Alien Spacecraft? SETI Finds No Artificial Signal From Interstellar Object

SETI scientists who were looking for signals that could prove the ‘Oumuamua incorporates some technology came up empty-handed. This isn't the first time researchers tried to eavesdrop on the interstellar rock for signals that could suggest of alien origin.

Space December 9, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Delivers Christmas Treats To Space Station: Here's What Astronauts Get This Holiday

SpaceX's cargo ship brought 5,600 pounds of equipment and supplies to the International Space Station. These include fresh fruits and holidays treats for astronauts who will celebrate Christmas and New Year onboard the ISS.

Space December 9, 2018

4,000 Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Workers To Go On Strike In California

Four thousand mental health workers are anticipated to participate in a five-day strike organized by the National Union of Healthcare Workers. What are they demanding from Kaiser Permanente?

Public Health December 8, 2018

Internal Facebook E-mails Unveil Social Network's Controversial Practices

Facebook internal emails sent between 2012 and 2015 revealed that the social media giant engaged in controversial practices. The UK parliament released the correspondence, which was disclosed by Facebook as part of a lawsuit.

Business Tech December 6, 2018

Video Shows ISS Robot CIMON Going Rogue At The International Space Station

CIMON initially answered Alexander Gerst's questions and followed his instructions. Later, however, the ISS robot refused to follow the astronaut's command and even asked Gerst to be nice.

Space December 5, 2018

Gravitational Waves Detected From Biggest Black Hole Collision Ever Observed

Scientists detected four black holes collision by re-analyzing data from the first two observing runs of Advanced LIGO. One of these mergers was so powerful it produced gravitational waves and resulted in the birth of a massive black hole.

Space December 5, 2018

Russia Suspected Of Launching Secret Space Weapon Into Orbit

A rocket Russia launched on Nov. 30 was supposed to leave four objects in orbit. The U.S. military, however, noticed that the rocket left five orbital objects, one of which may have the ability to destroy satellites in orbit.

Space December 5, 2018

Chinese Scientist He Jiankui Who Claimed He Edited Babies' Genes Is Missing

The Chinese scientist who used CRISPR gene-editing tool to edit the DNA of twin babies is missing. Is he detained by China’s government? Pictured is He Jiankui at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong.

Biotech December 4, 2018

OneBlood Launches Worldwide Search For Rare Blood That Can Save Life Of 2-Year-Old Cancer Patient Zainab Mughal

The non-profit blood donation organization OneBlood launched a campaign in a bid to find people who can donate blood to Zainab Mughal. The 2-year-old neuroblastoma patient has a rare blood type because of a genetic mutation.

Public Health December 4, 2018

Apple's Dedicated Store For Active Military And Veterans Offers 10 Percent Discounted Pricing

Apple launched an online store with discounted pricing for current and veteran members of the U.S. Military, National Guard and Reserve. The program is also extended to their immediate family members.

Apple December 4, 2018

Can Dogs Detect Cancer? Siberian Husky Sniffed Out Marine Veteran Stephanie Herfel's Ovarian Cancer 3 Times

Stephanie Herfel said that her Siberian husky named Sierra detected she had ovarian cancer three times. Do dogs have the ability to smell the unique odors of cancer?

Public Health December 4, 2018

Toddler's Photo Falling Asleep On A Swing Contained Clues She Has Cancer

Dave Fletcher took a photo of his daughter falling asleep at a playground. Several weeks later, he and his wife learned that the photo actually provided a clue that their 3-year-old daughter has cancer.

Public Health December 3, 2018

Microsoft Slashes Xbox One Prices By $50 For The Holidays

Microsoft announced on Sunday that it is offering its Xbox One S and Xbox One X console bundles at $50 off the normal pricing. It also offered discounts for its wireless controllers and Xbox Game Pass subscription.

Microsoft December 3, 2018

Elysium Space To Send Cremated Remains Of 100 People Into Space

Memorial spaceflight company Elysium Space will send the ashes of 100 individuals into space aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Monday. How much does this kind of space funeral service cost?

Space December 3, 2018

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