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Child Suffers Second-Degree Burns From Wearing Popular Light-Up Sneakers

A 9-year-old child suffered from chemical burns after the batteries of his Skechers brand "Sketch Rayz" sneakers spewed corrosive when the shoes got wet. The incident gave the boy phobia of wearing shoes.

Public Health July 6, 2018

Woman Trapped By Subway Train Did Not Want To Call An Ambulance Because She Can't Afford It

A woman who had an accident at a Boston train station last week asked other passengers not to call the ambulance because it is expensive. How much does an ambulance ride cost?

Public Health July 6, 2018

Mother's Lifestyle Habits May Influence Risk Of Obesity In Children

Researchers found that children whose mothers observe healthy habits have lower risk for obesity. What are the lifestyle habits in women that are strongly associated with obesity in children?

Public Health July 6, 2018

Here's What Life On Other Planets Might Look Like According To Scientists

NexSS scientists have compiled strategies that can help distinguish living planets. Different biosignatures need to be considered since other worlds may have life forms that look different from those seen on Earth.

Space July 5, 2018

Working 45 Hours Per Week Can Increase Women's Diabetes Risk: How To Prevent This Lifestyle Disease

Women who work at least 45 hours per week have a 63 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Here are ways hardworking individuals can lower their risk for this lifestyle disease.

Public Health July 4, 2018

NASA's Dawn Captures Sharper Images Of Weird Bright Spots On Dwarf Planet Ceres

Dawn captured the most detailed pictures of Ceres as it orbits from a proximity of 22 miles above the surface. The new orbit allowed the spacecraft to get a sharper image of Ceres's weird bright spots at the Occator crater.

Space July 4, 2018

Can Aspirin Cure Alzheimer's Disease? Study Suggests Drug May Reduce Amyloid Plaques In Dementia Patients

Aspirin, an inexpensive drug for pain relief, holds promise for Alzheimer's disease patients. A study involving mice shows it can decrease amyloid plaques in the animals.

Neuroscience July 3, 2018

Parasite Sickens Dozens Of People In Texas: Symptoms Of Cyclospora Infection

At least 56 people in Texas have been sickened by the parasite Cyclospora since May. Past outbreaks were associated with consumption of fresh produce. How is this intestinal illness treated?

Public Health July 3, 2018

Collision With Massive Object Twice The Size Of Earth Gave Uranus Its Odd Tilt

A young protoplanet twice the size of Earth may have hit Uranus during the formation of the solar system about 4 billion years ago. The collision can help explain the gas giant's odd tilt, as well as shed light on other characteristics of the planet.

Space July 3, 2018

Virus From Koi Goldfish Linked To Fish Kill In Minnesota Lakes

The koi herpes virus from a colored variety of carp native to East Asia is behind the massive number of dead carp in a southern Minnesota lake. The DNR blames the illegal introduction of the goldfish into the wild.

Animals July 2, 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 | Science July 2, 2018

Maintaining Healthy Eyesight May Protect Against Mental Decline In Old Age

A study of more than 2500 American adults shows a link between vision loss and mental decline. Here are ways to keep the eyes healthy and reduce one's risk of developing eye diseases such as cataract and macular degeneration.

Public Health June 30, 2018

NASA Reschedules James Webb Space Telescope Launch To 2021

NASA announced that the launch of James Webb Space Telescope will happen in March 2021. What influenced the decision of the space agency to push back the observatory's launch for the second time this year?

Space June 30, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Captures Image Of Massive Globular Cluster That Hosts 10-Billion-Year-Old Stars

Hubble's Wide-Field Camera 3 or the WFC3 instrument captured images of the massive globular cluster NGC 6139 that orbits the Milky Way galaxy. The star cluster hosts stars that formed as early as 10 billion years ago.

Space June 30, 2018

India To Launch Chandrayaan-2 Mission That Will Hunt For Nuclear Fusion Fuel On The Moon

ISRO will launch the new moon mission Chandrayaan-2 to find traces of water and helium-3 on the lunar surface. The mission will make India the first country to visit the south side of the moon.

Space June 30, 2018

NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Files Suit Against His Children Over Finances And Claims He Has Dementia

Buzz Aldrin sued his children in a Florida state court on June 7. The lawsuit came a week after his children filed a petition claiming that their father has dementia and other mental health problems.

Neuroscience June 29, 2018

Doctors Remove 50-Pound Ovarian Cyst From Woman Who Looked 9 Months Pregnant

Doctors at Jackson Hospital in Alabama removed a giant cyst from a woman who was not losing weight and was suspected to be pregnant of twins. The woman had mucinous cystadenoma.

Public Health June 28, 2018

Palm Oil Production Is Driving Endangered Species To Extinction

Palm oil production is behind 9 percent of the world's deforestation between 1990 and 2008, driving plants and animals to extinction due to habitat loss. What are the other effects of palm oil production?

Earth/Environment June 28, 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 | Science June 28, 2018

Children With Allergies At Increased Risk Of Developing Immune Condition That Causes Esophagus Inflammation

Children with three existing allergies are nine times more likely to develop eosinophilic esophagitis, an immune condition that causes painful inflammation of the esophagus. Is it as deadly as anaphylactic food allergies?

Public Health June 28, 2018

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