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NASA Timelapse Reveals How Earth Changed Over The Past 20 Years

NASA released a time-lapse animation showing how Earth changed in a span of 20 years. The remarkable collection of images shows that Earth is indeed a unique living planet.

Space November 19, 2017

Astronaut Captures Video Of Fireball Falling To Earth

ESA astronaut shared a time-lapse video of a fireball as it enters the Earth's atmosphere. Could it be a fireball or a leftover space debris?

Space November 19, 2017

Doctors Claim Pediatric Death Is Not Due To Marijuana Overdose

The so-called first marijuana-associated death of an 11-month-old child turns out to be a misinterpretation of the case report. Is the report baseless or cannabis can indeed cause overdose and death?

Public Health November 19, 2017

Controversial Neurosurgeon Completes Successful Head Transplant On A Corpse

Italian Neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero announced his team have completed a successful head transplant on a corpse. The surgeon said they will release a detailed report of the procedure on a surgical journal.

Medicine November 18, 2017

Rapid Extinction Of Passenger Pigeon May Be Due to Lack Of Genetic Diversity

Evolutionary biologists found that passenger pigeons became extinct as a result of natural selections. The loss of genetic diversity did not allow them to adapt well to sparse groups when their number started to decline.

Animals November 17, 2017

Arecibo Observatory, Home To World’s Second-Largest Radio Telescope, Will Remain Functional But With Lower Funding

The 54-year-old Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will continue its operations after the NSF announced its decision that it will only reduce the observatory's funding. The world's second-largest radio telescope suffered minimal damage from Hurricane Maria last September.

Space November 17, 2017

American Heart Association President Suffers From Mild Heart Attack During Scientific Conference

The American Heart Association president John Warner suffered a mild heart attack hours after delivering his speech at the organization's Scientific Sessions. The interventional cardiologist is now recovering post-coronary stenting.

Medicine November 17, 2017

Dream Chaser Inches Closer To Space Station Cargo Runs With Successful Glide Test

Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser completed a successful glide test at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. The reusable spacecraft now advances its mission of delivering cargo to the ISS.

Space November 15, 2017

FDA Warns About Deadly Risk Associated With Using Kratom As Opioid Painkiller Alternative

The FDA issued a statement warning consumers about the opioid-like effects of kratom. The Southeast Asian herbal supplement has the potential to cause addiction and death.

Medicine November 15, 2017

Gravitational Waves Generated By Collision Of Two Supermassive Black Holes To Be Detected Within 10 Years

Researchers said collision of two supermassive black holes will produce powerful gravitational waves. Within the next ten years, it is possible for pulsar stars to record rhythmic changes suggesting the presence of cosmic ripples.

Space November 14, 2017

New Health Guidelines Say Millions Of Americans May Need To Lower Blood Pressure

Medical experts released a new set of guidelines for diagnosing and treating patients with high blood pressure. The lowered blood pressure criteria will increase the number of Americans with high blood pressure by as much as 32 percent.

Medicine November 14, 2017

Study Reveals What Influences Bug Diversity In Our Home

More species of bugs prefer to live in high-traffic, ground-level areas. The type of outdoor environment surrounding each household affects the diversity of bug species.

Animals November 12, 2017

Baby Monkey Crashes From Caffeine Overload After Stealing Tourist's Coffee

A 6-month-old baby monkey passed out after binge-drinking a strong brew coffee. The animal, treated in a veterinary hospital, has been released back to its troop.

Animals November 11, 2017

St. Louis Zoo Elephant Treated For Tuberculosis

Ellie, a 46-year-old elephant living in St. Louis Zoo, is undergoing treatment for tuberculosis. Zoo officials claim the elephant will not have any complications following treatment.

Animals November 11, 2017

Old Donor Lungs May Be Good For Transplant: Study

Five-year survival rate of patients who received double-lung transplantation from older lung donors do not differ much from younger donors. Scientists urge the use of older lungs to increase lung donor pool.

Medicine November 11, 2017

Giant Coconut Crab Attacks And Eats Sleeping Seabird

A video shows a giant coconut crab pinched and eventually ate a sleeping seabird. These crabs have a pinch force comparable to a lion's bite force.

Animals November 11, 2017

IUDs Linked To Lower Cervical Cancer Risk: Contraceptive Device Also 99 Percent Effective For Birth Control

Aside from conferring protection against cervical cancer, IUD is also an effective birth control device. IUDs can offer long-term protection lasting from three to 12 years.

Public Health November 11, 2017

Asgardia: World's First Space Nation Set For Saturday Launch

The virtual nation, dubbed as the first space nation, will launch on Saturday aboard the Cygnus spacecraft. The space kingdom contained in a cubesat contains several of Asgardia's data.

Space November 11, 2017

Is There Life On Mars? Man Claims Of Past Life On Red Planet

A man claimed to be a Martian in his past life. A new paper revealed microorganisms can live for several millions of years underneath Mars' surface. Suggesting the presence of extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet seems to support his statements.

Space November 10, 2017

Facebook Warning Says You Can Overdose From Touching Fentanyl On Shopping Carts: Is This True?

Facebook warns the public about the dangers of fentanyl overdose while using shopping carts. Experts, however, debunked the possibility of topical absorption of fentanyl in powder form.

Public Health November 10, 2017

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