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Astronomers Find Best Evidence Of Elusive Intermediate-Mass Black Hole

Astronomers detected a flare of radiation in a distant galaxy that was emitted as a star is being devoured by a black hole. The intermediate-mass black hole candidate has a mass about 50,000 times that of the sun.

Space June 19, 2018

WHO Classifies Video Game Addiction As A Mental Health Problem: What Are The Symptoms Of Gaming Disorder?

Gaming disorder is classified as a mental health problem in the new draft of the 11th edition of the ICD. What are the symptoms of this condition and does this affect many gamers?

Public Health June 18, 2018

This Species Of Bacteria May Help Humans Breathe On Planet Mars

A species of low-light adapted cyanobacteria can be sent to Mars to produce oxygen for colonists. These organisms can thrive in harsh environments and could make the Red Planet breathable to humans.

Space June 18, 2018

Extinct Frog Trapped In Amber Hints Where These Amphibians Lived During Cretaceous Period

Frogs today commonly live in wet tropical forests. A prehistoric frog trapped in amber holds clue to the habitat of these amphibians before the mass extinction at the end of Cretaceous Period.

Animals June 17, 2018

Large Hadron Collider Upgrade To Allow Exploration Beyond Standard Model Of Particle Physics

CERN has started the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider. The High-Luminosity LHC project will boost the capacity of the world's most powerful accelerator, and shed more light on the Higgs boson and physics beyond the Standard Model.

Energy June 16, 2018

Major Mediterranean Diet Study Is Flawed: What Was Wrong With The Landmark Research?

A landmark Mediterranean diet published in 2013 was flagged for its questionable data. The researchers discovered the problem after digging through their records. Did this change the findings of the original study?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2018

More High School Students Are Depressed, Attempting Suicide: How To Recognize Signs Of Teen Depression

CDC's National Youth Risk Behavior Survey revealed that fewer teens do sex and drugs but many have persistent feelings of hopeless and sadness. What are the signs of teen depression?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 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 | Science June 15, 2018

Hawaii Becomes First US State To Ban Widely Used Pesticide Harmful To Children

Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed Senate Bill 3095, which bans the use of pesticides that cause reduced IQ and developmental delays in children. Chlorpyrifos is the most commonly applied conventional insecticide in the United States.

Earth/Environment June 14, 2018

IQ Scores Dropping Since The 1970s: Is This Proof People Are Getting Dumber?

Researchers observed a reversal of the Flynn effect as IQ test scores drop by an average of seven points per generation. What factors could have influenced the declining intelligence scores?

Neuroscience June 14, 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 | Science June 14, 2018

Ancient Volcanic Eruptions Hint How Climate Change May Lead To Mass Extinction Events

The extinction of marine organisms in the Early Jurassic Period occurred after powerful volcanic eruptions sent large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. What does this tell about modern-day climate change?

Earth/Environment June 14, 2018

Is NASA's Mars Opportunity Dead? Rover Silent Amid Massive Dust Storm On Red Planet

Mission engineers failed to make contact with NASA's Mars Opportunity rover, which is now on low power fault mode after failing to recharge its batteries sufficiently. Can Opportunity survive the intense Mars dust storm?

Space June 14, 2018

Climate Change And Drought Killing Trees Around The World Including The Ancient Baobabs Of Africa

Increasing temperatures and drought are killing trees worldwide. Species of trees impacted by climate change include the sequoias, pine trees, and possibly, the iconic baobab trees of Africa.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2018

Invasive Tick Species Native To Eastern Asia Mysteriously Arrives In Arkansas

The longhorned tick can cause anemia and stunted growth in animals. It is also a known carrier of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, which can be deadly for humans.

Public Health June 13, 2018

Idaho Child Infected With Plague, Officials Uncertain Where Patient Contracted Bacterial Disease

A child in Idaho has contracted the plague, a bacterial disease that killed millions during the Black Death pandemic, and is primarily transmitted by rodents such as ground squirrels. Does the patient pose risk to others?

Public Health June 13, 2018

Flood Damage From Storms Could Double Without Coral Reefs

Coral reefs act as natural breakwaters that can reduce flooding from storms. Damages from flooding could rise by $4 billion without coral reefs. Which countries can gain the most from proper reef management?

Earth/Environment June 13, 2018

Free Office Food Is Making US Employees Fat: How To Resist Unhealthy Snacks At Work

American employees tend to consume office food that are high in calories and not aligned with dietary recommendations. Here are ways to avoid unhealthy food at work, including the sweet treats and cakes served on birthdays.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 12, 2018

Mysterious Moon Warming Caused By NASA's Apollo Astronauts: Here's How Space Missions Can Affect Planet Mars

The warming of the moon in the 1970s is caused by NASA's Apollo astronauts who disrupted the regolith on the lunar surface. How can space missions affect planet Mars and potential Martian life?

Space June 11, 2018

Pit Bull Puppy Saves Family From Fire, Tries To Drag Baby Outside By Diaper

The family's pet dog Sasha barked 'like crazy' when fire broke out in the building. The pit bull also attempted to save the baby by dragging her off her bed by diaper.

Animals June 11, 2018

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