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Beehives Located In Cities Can Be Used To Monitor Pollution

A novel study claimed that urban bees can help determine pollution levels in a city. The scientists analyzed the chemical composition of honey extracted from six neighborhoods in Vancouver and found the city to be extremely clean.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2019

Scientists Finally Understand How Grapes Produce Plasma In A Microwave

A new study has discovered the reason why sliced grapes erupt into plasma fireball when microwaved. The researchers also revealed that the effects are not unique to grapes and can be applied to other round items like olives and cherries.

March 6, 2019

More Women Are Getting Affected By Heart Attack, Says Study

According to new research, women accounted for more hospital admissions for heart attacks. The study findings revealed that young women between the ages of 35 and 54 are at a higher risk of acute myocardial infarction.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2019

New Study Sheds Light On How Fruit Flies Live Without Sleeping

In new research, scientists provided proof that sleep is not as necessary for survival as previously believed. The study findings suggested that sleep may not be crucial to perform basic biological functions the way food does.

Animals February 23, 2019

Common Protein May Be Causing Heart And Metabolic Health Issues, Says Study

New research suggested that a form of protein known as clusterin is linked to cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS) risk due to its actions in the liver. CMS is a collection of conditions that elevates a person’s risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Public Health February 9, 2019

Scientists Use 'MERMAIDS' Floating In The Ocean To Scan Interior Of The Earth

Seismologists used a network of buoyant devices to scan the earth’s interiors. Seismographs obtained by these floating sensors help researchers gain access to the unmonitored ocean floor and learn more by listening to waves created by deep earthquakes.

Robotics February 9, 2019

NASA Warns Climate Change Could Cause Increase In 'Extreme Storms'

NASA’s recent climate change study warns that an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide may rise tropical ocean surface temperatures. Scientists predict that if the trend continues, it may cause an almost 60 percent increase in the frequency of extreme storms.

Earth/Environment February 4, 2019

Aerobic Exercise Good For The Brain, Says Study

A first-of-its-kind study revealed that daily aerobic exercise significantly improves brain health in young and middle-aged adults. The findings suggested that aerobic training may prevent or delay some age-related cognitive decline.

Neuroscience February 4, 2019

Christie's To Auction Heart-Shaped Meteorite This Coming Valentine's

British auction house Christie’s announced that the auction of a rare heart-shaped meteorite will be between Feb. 6 and Feb. 14. This precious specimen from outer space is estimated to be around 320 million years old.

Space February 3, 2019

Study Sheds Light On Why Sleep Deprivation Makes Your Body Ache

A recent study at the UC Berkeley identified the reason why sleep loss increases body’s sensitivity to chronic pain. Their findings also explained how lack of sleep contributes to global issues such as consistent pain and even opioid addiction.

Neuroscience January 31, 2019

Researchers Create Soft Robot That Moves Like Plant Tendrils

Scientists have created a soft robot that mimics the movement of plant tendrils, curling and climbing like a vine. They studied the plant’s natural water transportation mechanism and replicated it as artificial tendril to perform reversible movements.

Robotics January 31, 2019

GMO Chickens Can Lay Eggs That Can Kill Cancer Cells

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have genetically modified chickens to produce proteins with cancer-fighting abilities. Researchers believe that this method can help develop an economical way to produce drugs in the future.

Medicine January 29, 2019

Scientists Solve Mystery Behind Effectiveness Of Hagfish Slime

According to a new paper, scientists discovered how the hagfish is able to spew slime that can grow 10,000 times its original size. This self-defense mechanism can suffocate a predatory shark and work in under one second.

Animals January 21, 2019

Spring Migration Causes 2 Billion Birds To Cross Gulf Of Mexico, Says Study

A new study found that an average of 2.1 billion birds migrates through the Gulf of Mexico each spring. The findings also revealed that the highest activity, with 26,000 birds per kilometer, occurs along the western coast of Texas.

Animals January 10, 2019

Eye Color May Be Linked To Seasonal Depression, Says Study

Scientists found that people with brown eyes are likely to suffer from winter blues. According to the new study, the dark irises may trigger increased melatonin production that makes people more vulnerable to Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.

Public Health January 9, 2019

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Captures Image Of Volcanic Plume In Jovian Moon Io

Space scientists have spotted a volcanic eruption on Jupiter’s moon Io. The image was captured by NASA’s probe, Juno, which is currently on its 17th flyby over the gas giant.

Space January 8, 2019

MIT Researchers Create Program That Can Create 2D Nanostructures Using DNA

MIT and Arizona State University researchers designed a unique computer program that allowed non-technical users to create 2D nanostructures using DNA. The new program can transform a free-form design into DNA structures for applications across various fields.

Material Science January 8, 2019

Women Who Suffer From Frequent Hot Flashes More Prone To Breast Cancer, Says Study

Women who experienced persistent hot flashes during menopause are likely to develop breast cancer, new research revealed. Scientists claimed that highs and lows in estrogen exposure may trigger the condition years later.

Public Health January 6, 2019

Chicago Hospital Makes History With Back-To-Back Triple Organ Transplants

A team of surgeons from the University of Chicago Medicine created history by successfully performing back-to-back triple organ transplants. The surgeries lasting 17 and 20 hours replaced failing heart, liver, and kidney of two 29-year-old patients.

Health January 5, 2019

Study Shows Marked Increase In Both Price And Potency Of Cannabis In Europe

A recent study revealed that herbal cannabis and cannabis resin have increased significantly in price and potency. The study findings are first of its kind to report the changes in cannabis across Europe.

Public Health January 4, 2019

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