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NASA's Physics-Defying Rocket Propulsion Engine EmDrive Does Not Work, New Experiment Reveals

NASA researchers who tested the EmDrive reported that they were able to measure some thrust. The new experiment, however, suggests the thrust may have come from a secondary source.

Space May 26, 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 | Science May 26, 2018

Parked Cars Can Hit Deadly Temperatures In Just 1 Hour: How To Prevent Hot Car Deaths

The heat inside a parked car could be deadly for kids in just one hour. Here are tips on how to prevent hot car injuries and death.

Feature | Health May 26, 2018

Fast-Food Giant McDonald's Rejects Proposal To Ban Plastic Straws

McDonald's shareholders decided not to ban the use of plastic straw. A consumer advocacy group claims the company distributes around 95 million single-use straws worldwide every day.

Earth/Environment May 25, 2018

FDA Warns Danger Of Teething Products With Benzocaine: Here Are Safer Remedies For Babies

Teething remedies that contain the numbing ingredient benzocaine may cause potentially deadly side effects. Here are safer remedies that can help ease and even prevent baby's pain and discomfort.

Public Health May 24, 2018

Rice Loses B Vitamins, Other Nutrients Because Of Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels

The expected concentration of carbon dioxide by the second half of the century may reduce the nutritional value of rice. More malnutrition may occur in countries that depend on it for energy and protein.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2018

Ebola Outbreak 2018: Infected Patients Escape Quarantine In Congo

Two of the Ebola patients who escaped the isolation ward of a hospital in Mbandaka have since died. The third one has fortunately been found and is now under observation.

Public Health May 24, 2018

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Successfully Drills Duluth Rock After More Than A Year Of Drilling Hiatus

Mars Curiosity rover has been on a drilling hiatus since late 2016 after its drill broke down but a new drilling method overcame the mechanical problem. How does feed extended drilling work?

Space May 24, 2018

An Egg A Day May Reduce Heart Disease Risk: How To Make Eggs Even Healthier

An egg is a healthy food that may help reduce stroke and the risk of heart disease. How it is prepared and cooked, however, matter. Here are tips on how to make egg meals healthier.

Public Health May 23, 2018

Sekisei Lagoon: Only 1 Percent Of Japan's Biggest Coral Reef Is Healthy Because Of Climate Change

Bleaching events linked to warmer water temperatures killed corals at Sekisei Lagoon, Japan's largest coral reef. Only 1.4 percent of the lagoon is now in healthy condition.

Earth/Environment May 23, 2018

Social Media Linked To Surge In Sexually Transmitted Diseases In California

Decreased condom use, lack of education, fewer STD clinics, and social media may have contributed to the spike of STDs in California. How does the internet fuel the spread of sexually transmitted diseases?

Public Health May 15, 2018

US First Lady Melania Trump Undergoes Procedure For Kidney Condition: What Is Embolization?

The White House did not elaborate on Melania Trump's kidney condition but it is highly likely the first lady had angiomyolipoma. What is angiomyolipoma and how can an embolization procedure treat this condition?

Feature | Health May 14, 2018

Universes In The Multiverse Are Potentially Hospitable To Life: Study

Computer simulations of the cosmos revealed that higher amount of dark energy would still allow life to exist in other universes if they exist. Why does it pose a problem to the multiverse theory?

Space May 14, 2018

Earth To Have Close Encounter With 'Lost' Asteroid This Week: Is There Reason To Worry?

The May 15 pass will be Earth's closest encounter for an asteroid the size of 2010 WC9, a space rock larger than the Chelyabinsk meteor that injured 1,600 in 2013. Does this 'lost' asteroid pose significant threat?

Space May 14, 2018

Researchers Use YouTube Videos To Study Dog Bites

Researchers used YouTube videos to study dog bites. They were able to identify the breeds of dogs that commonly bite, as well as behaviors leading to bites.

Animals May 13, 2018

Veteran Study Reveals Even Mild Case Of Traumatic Brain Injury May Up Dementia Risk

U.S. veterans who had mild traumatic brain injury have 2.4 times increased risk of developing dementia. Is there a way to reduce dementia risk after a brain injury?

Neuroscience May 13, 2018

Indianapolis Woman Dies From Misdiagnosed Necrotizing Fasciitis: What Are The Symptoms Of Flesh-Eating Disease?

Carol Martin may have been saved if her condition was diagnosed correctly. Symptoms of the flesh-eating disease can be confusing because they appear to be like any other illness or injury. When should you see a doctor?

Public Health May 13, 2018

WATCH: Cheetahs Chase Family Of Five At Safari Park

A French family who got out of car at a drive-through safari park in the Netherlands was chased by cheetahs. One woman was carrying a small child when the incident happened.

Animals May 13, 2018

Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday May Up Fracture Risk Of Osteoporosis Patients

Taking holiday from a bone drug prescribed for osteoporosis may up women's risk for fractures. Researchers said that patients need to be regularly assessed during their drug holiday.

Medicine May 13, 2018

Deadly Falls On The Rise Among Older Adults: How Can Seniors Prevent Falls?

The rate of deadly falls in U.S. seniors has increased by 31 percent over the past decade. Why are fall incidents increasing and what measures can be adopted to prevent injuries?

Public Health May 12, 2018

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