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Just 10 Minutes With Pets Can Significantly Relieve Stress, Study Finds

Do pets really contribute to people's mental health and well-being? Researchers of a new study find that just 10 minutes with pets can significantly reduce stress.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 20, 2019

Salmonella Outbreak In 27 States Linked To Pig Ear Dog Treats

Twenty seven states are now affected by a salmonella outbreak linked to pig ear dog treats. No deaths have been reported but 20 people have been hospitalized.

Public Health July 20, 2019

Heat Wave Health Risk: How To Avoid, Spot, And Treat Heatstroke And Heat Exhaustion

Record-breaking temperatures this weekend could put many at risk of heatstroke and heat exhaustion. How can one avoid them, and what should be done if someone is spotted with signs of these heat-related conditions?

Public Health July 20, 2019

EPA Not Banning Pesticide Linked To Health Problems In Children

The EPA has refused to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide that has been linked to health problems in children. According to the agency, there is no sufficient evidence of its dangers to warrant the ban.

Public Health July 19, 2019

FDA Warns Of Undeclared Ingredient In 'Big Penis' Supplement

The U.S. FDA is warning of a male sexual stimulant that was discovered to contain undeclared Viagra. It could pose health risks for those who are taking other prescription drugs.

Public Health July 18, 2019

Heat Wave Building As Record-Breaking Temperatures Hit US

Record temperatures are hitting parts of the United States, building up to a potentially deadly heat wave. The dangerously hot weather is expected even at nighttime.

Public Health July 18, 2019

Deadly Fungus Forces Ant Zombie 'Death Grip' By Taking Over The Muscles

How does the infamous zombifying fungus make ants do the so-called death grip? Apparently, the fungus does not even affect the victim's brains to do so.

Animals July 18, 2019

Fear Of Humans Suppresses Predators But Benefits Small Animals

How do humans really affect the wildlife around them? A new study found that even recordings of human voices can alter the behaviors of predators and small animals.

Animals July 18, 2019

Sewage, Fertilizers Contribute To Coral Death, Study Finds

Is climate change the only major thing that is killing off our coral reefs? Thirty years' worth of data reveals another part of the problem that people can actually do something about.

Earth/Environment July 17, 2019

Paleolithic Cold Case Solved? Ancient Skull Reveals 33,000-Year-Old Murder

Did the researchers of a new study solve the oldest known cold case? A new analysis using modern forensic techniques revealed the violent death of a paleolithic man 33,000 years ago.

Ancient July 16, 2019

Hubble's Eta Carinae Image Gives Special Ultraviolet View Of The Double Star System

Hubble Space Telescope's latest image of Eta Carinae is its highest resolution image of the double star system yet. The stunning image shows the ongoing 'Great Eruption.'

Space July 5, 2019

Restoring Forests Worldwide Could Capture Two Thirds Of Human-Made Carbon Emissions, Fight Climate Crisis

About 0.9 billion hectares of land not being used by humans is suitable for reforestation. If we fill these places with newly planted trees, they could eventually capture two thirds of man-made carbon emissions.

Earth/Environment July 5, 2019

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Clean-Up Recovers 40 Tons Of Plastic Waste

Just how much do fishing nets contribute to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? A recent clean-up in the Pacific yielded 40 tons of plastic waste and potentially dangerous fishing nets.

Earth/Environment July 2, 2019

South Pacific, Parts Of South America Set To Witness Total Solar Eclipse

Another total solar eclipse is bound to give some people an incredible experience. Now, those in the South Pacific will have the chance to witness the unique sky event.

Feature | Science July 2, 2019

Ancient Teeth Reveal Extinct Vegetarian Relatives Of Crocodiles

Do modern day crocodiles have ancient vegetarian cousins? New research reveals that the apex predators actually have ancestors who preferred to have vegetables in their diets.

Animals July 2, 2019

Moonshot No More: Beresheet 2 No Longer Going To The Moon

It is a moonshot no more as SpaceIL cancels Beresheet 2. The team will be pursuing new challenges, as another moon mission is 'not challenging enough' for the team.

Space June 28, 2019

LOOK: Massive Volcano Eruption Seen From Space

An unexpected volcanic eruption from Raikoke Volcano sent ash and volcanic gases over the North Pacific Ocean. Even astronauts from the ISS had a chance to capture images of the volcano's rare eruption.

Earth/Environment June 28, 2019

NASA's Next Mission Takes Dragonfly Drone To Saturn's Moon, Titan

NASA announced its next mission in the solar system. The next destination will be the icy world of Saturn's moon, Titan, with the Dragonfly set to launch in 2026.

Space June 28, 2019

New Drug To Boost Sex Drive In Women Gets FDA Approval

A new drug for hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women has been approved by the U.S. FDA. HSDD is a female sexual desire disorder that has been recognized as a medical condition since the 1970s.

Medicine June 23, 2019

It Is The 50th Anniversary Of The Cuyahoga River Fire That Led To The Clean Water Act

It was 50 years ago when the Cuyahoga River in Ohio went on fire. The river had been on fire several times before this incident, but it was the 1969 fire that led to the Clean Water Act.

Earth/Environment June 23, 2019

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