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World's Earliest Figural Tattoos Found On 5,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummies

A pair of Egyptian mummies were found to have been inked with the oldest known figural tattoos. The tattoos cannot be seen under normal light, but can be distinctly seen under infrared light.

Ancient March 3, 2018

Researchers Propose Five Clusters Of Diabetes Instead Of Two Types

Instead of the current classification of diabetes, researchers of a new study are proposing five clusters of diabetes. It is more specific and could lead to more targeted treatments for patients.

Medicine March 3, 2018

Young Father Of Two May Lose Penis To Aggressive Penile Cancer

The lump on a man's penis grew to the size of a grape in just three weeks. Still, he remains positive and eager to live his life with his fiancée and children.

Medicine March 2, 2018

Doctors Acknowledge That Menstrual Cramps Can Be Almost As Painful As Heart Attacks: What Now?

Doctors agree that menstrual cramps can be almost as painful as a heart attack. Why aren't more people taking it as a serious public health issue?

Medicine March 1, 2018

Mane Attraction: Zoologists Still Don't Know Why Bridget The Lioness Grew A Mini Mane

Oklahoma City Zoo's Bridget the lioness began growing a mane last March and zoologists are trying to understand why. While the case is definitely unique, it's not completely unheard of.

Animals February 25, 2018

Surgery And Anesthesia May Affect Immediate Memory, Study Finds

Researchers of a new study found immediate memory decline among patients who had surgery and anesthesia. The decline they found was small but still significant.

Medicine February 25, 2018

The Amazon Rainforest Is At A Tipping Point, Research Finds

Deforestation, climate change, and the use of fire has brought the Amazon dangerously close to its tipping point. The Amazon rainforest's health is important to the overall health of the planet.

Earth/Environment February 25, 2018

One In A Million: Rare Yellow Cardinal Spotted In Alabama Backyard

A Northern Cardinal surprised a bird watcher with its unconventional yellow plumage. Could its unique color be a result of genetic mutation, or is the bird having health issues?

Animals February 24, 2018

What Will Happen When Humans Make Contact With Aliens? Physicist Michio Kaku Says It Depends

Michio Kaku Ph.D. believes that it's likely that the aliens might be peaceful if they had a longer time of resolving fundamental issues. However, they might not think the human race is even worth communicating with.

Space February 24, 2018

Oldest Known Cave Art Found To Be Of Neanderthal Origin, Shows Symbolic Behavior

Were Neanderthals really just the brutish cousins of early modern humans? A new study shows they might have been into art and symbolic behavior as well.

Ancient February 23, 2018

Drug That Can Kill Flu Virus In A Day Approved In Japan

Xofluza has just been approved by Japanese authorities as a swift and effective antiviral drug that can kill the flu in a day. It stops the virus by preventing it from taking over human cells to begin with.

Medicine February 23, 2018

2 Marijuana Legalization Myths Debunked: It Doesn't Increase Recreational Use But Also Doesn't Reduce Opioid Deaths

Can marijuana legalization really lead to more recreational users among adolescents or can it actually help combat the opioid epidemic? Two new studies found no evidence to support both myths.

Public Health February 23, 2018

LOOK: This Soft Robot With Kirigami Skin Slithers Like A Snake

Just like a snake, a newly developed soft robot has scales, which help it to move forward. The snake-inspired robot developed by researchers from Harvard SEAS was inspired by nature and constructed with art.

Robotics February 23, 2018

Heads Up, Pet Owners: FDA Warns Of Possible Euthanasia Drug Contamination In Major Dog Food Brands

J.M. Smucker called for a voluntary recall of some of their dog food brands after testing positive for a euthanasia drug. The contamination was in very low doses, but pentobarbital is never acceptable in pet food.

Public Health February 18, 2018

Trying To Conceive? Experts Share Sex Tips To Increase The Odds

Trying to conceive and start a family can be stressful for many couples, and that really does not help their cause. Experts share some simple tips to help increase the chances of conception.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 18, 2018

Parents Are Feeding Their Kids Bleach To 'Cure' Autism, What Is MMS?

Some parents have been getting in trouble for giving their children a bleach-like 'miracle cure' for autism. What exactly is MMS and what are its potential effects?

Medicine February 18, 2018

Chemical Cleaning Product Use Linked To Lung Function Decline Among Women: Study

Women who use chemical spray cleaning products were found to have greater lung function decline comparable to smoking about 20 pack-years. Results show a need to ficus on the harmful effects of such chemicals.

Public Health February 17, 2018

Cuttlefish Unmasked: Secrets Behind The Cephalopod's 3D Camouflage Skills Revealed

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have unmasked some of the cuttlefish's camouflage secrets. Even with the researchers' new findings, there are still more to learn about the cephalopod.

Animals February 17, 2018

Humanity Is Pretty Chill About Alien Life, Likely To React Positively To Discovery Than Panic: Study

Researchers found that humans are likely to react positively toward the discovery of alien life instead of panicking and causing mass hysteria. Perhaps humans take comfort in the knowledge of not being alone in the universe.

Space February 17, 2018

Mother Of 5 Dies Of TB Meningitis After Migraine Misdiagnosis

A mother of five lost her life in 2015 after her TB meningitis was misdiagnosed with a migraine. According to her husband, she could have been saved had proper diagnosis procedures been followed.

Medicine February 11, 2018

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