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CDC Denies That Missing Scientist Was Passed Over For Job Promotion

A month after the mysterious disappearance of Timothy Cunningham, the CDC clarified he was granted an early promotion. It contradicts the Atlanta police’s statement claiming he was upset about being turned down for a career advancement.

Public Health March 13, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Disproves The Flat Earth Theory

In a new video, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson proves the Earth is really spherical in shape and not flat. He cites several proofs ranging from an ancient Greek experiment to modern cosmological studies.

Space March 11, 2018

Stress Is Contagious, Findings Of Mice Study Reveal

Stress has been recently found to be transmittable and its effects are destructive to people on the receiving end. In the long term, it results in severe mental illnesses in both the source and the other person.

Neuroscience March 10, 2018

Exposed To Mumps At Texas Cheerleading Championship? Here Are Signs And Symptoms You Should Know

Cheerleaders and coaches who joined the national championship in Dallas, Texas last month are at risk for developing mumps. If you are among the participants, here are symptoms of the viral infection to look out for.

Public Health March 10, 2018

Trump Praises SpaceX CEO Elon Musk For Falcon Heavy's Simultaneous Booster Landing

In a cabinet meeting on March 8, President Donald Trump mentions Elon Musk and the recent simultaneous landing of the Falcon Heavy's boosters. He also explains the beneficial role of the private space companies in the aerospace industry.

Space March 9, 2018

Saving Mesoamerican Reef: Special Insurance To Protect Mexican Coasts Against Natural Disasters

It's normal for cars, homes, and people to get their own insurance but for coral reefs? In a world's first, the Mesoamerican Reef is getting its own policy protecting itself from storms, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.

Earth/Environment March 9, 2018

Human Brain Stops Producing Neurons After Childhood: Study

A new study disproved the long-standing concept that adult human brains can produce new neurons. Findings suggest that neurogenesis stops when a person reaches the age of 13.

Neuroscience March 8, 2018

This Super-Deep Diamond Reveals How The Earth's Layers Work

A tiny diamond extracted from the Cullinan Mine in South Africa contains a chunk of rare mineral from 700 kilometers below the surface. It has never been seen above the ground until recently.

Earth/Environment March 8, 2018

ESA Builds Ion Thruster Fueled By Air Molecules For Future Mars Mission

The world's first electric ion thruster is now ready to be used for longer human missions, thanks to a team at the European Space Agency. This new invention runs solely on air molecules, eliminating the need for explosive gas propellants.

Space March 7, 2018

FDA Approves 23andMe's Home Test Kit For 3 BRCA Gene Mutations

Testing for three variants of BRCA gene mutation can now be made at home using a simple test kit. All it takes is spitting into a collection tube, without needles and other painful processes involved.

Public Health March 7, 2018

Driverless Cars May Soon Feature This Laser Technology To See Around Corners

The future looks accident-free, thanks to a new laser-based imaging technique being developed at Stanford University. By bouncing laser beams off surfaces, it could record a still image of an object hidden behind a corner.

Material Science March 6, 2018

NIAID Plans To Develop A Universal Influenza Vaccine

With the influenza virus constantly mutating, the next influenza season may bring in more deaths. Fortunately, a universal flu virus by the NIH’s NIAID is coming soon with an efficiency of 75 percent.

Medicine March 3, 2018

Watch Asteroid 2018 DV1 Zoom Past Earth Today

An asteroid known as 2018 DV1 is passing near our planet on Friday at 12:54 p.m. EST. Although invisible to the naked eye, it can be viewed through a live stream by The Virtual Telescope Project 2.0.

Space March 2, 2018

No Happy Meal: Police Kicks Homeless Man, Good Samaritan Out Of South Carolina McDonald's

After doing a kind deed, Yossi Gallo encountered the unexpected. Together with the homeless man whom he shared a meal with, he was kicked out from a McDonald's at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Viral March 2, 2018

Three Space Station Crew Members Return Home To Earth Closing 168-Day Mission

Three members of the International Space Station are finally home after months of research. They landed safely on Feb. 28 in Kazakhstan through the Soyuz spacecraft.

Space February 28, 2018

Junk Food Culture Found To Cause America's Growing Problem On Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity continues to be an epidemic in the United States, where even toddlers are struggling with the health issue. Experts all point their fingers at just one culprit, junk food.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 27, 2018

Not So Silent After All: Caterpillars Actually Whistle Like Tea Kettles

If you thought that caterpillars don’t make sounds, then you couldn't have been more wrong. The insects actually use the same mechanism as a whistling kettle to cry when attacked by predators.

Animals February 27, 2018

Ultracold Physics: Scientists Create Giant Atom Filled With Over 100 Smaller Atoms

We all know that atoms are made up of protons, electrons, and neutrons but an atom within an atom? Here’s how scientists created it out of strontium atoms.

Material Science February 27, 2018

FDA Recalls And Razes Products With Opioid Kratom Linked To Salmonella Outbreak

The FDA is not batting an eye after discovering kratom as the culprit behind this recent Salmonella outbreak. For public protection, products with the opioid substitute are now being recalled and destroyed.

Public Health February 25, 2018

SpaceX Completes Falcon 9 Rocket Launch But Misses Catching Nose Cone

Hours before and after the Falcon 9 rocket launch, news of its nose cone was making noise on social media. What is so special about this rocket fairing?

Space February 23, 2018

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