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Long Term Marijuana Use Linked To Increased Risk For Gum Disease

A new study finds that long-term marijuana smokers have higher risks of developing gum disease. New findings also show that these marijuana users flossed and brushed their teeth less often than the non-marijuana smokers.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 3, 2016

Street Lights Lure Moths Away From Pollinating Plants

The dark side of street lights. A new study found that street lights disturb normal moth behavior by luring them away from their nocturnal pollinator duties, which could lead to devastating effects on both insect and plant species.

Animals June 2, 2016

Uber Gets $3.5 Billion From Saudi Wealth Fund

Uber receives $3.5 billion from the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund as its key partner for its expansion in the Middle East. The recent gain makes Uber the number one highly valued, capital-backed startup company in the world.

Business Tech June 2, 2016

NASA Satellite Discovers 39 Unreported Man-made Sources Of Air Pollution

A NASA satellite discovers 39 unreported man-made sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions. Sulfur dioxide is a recognized health threat that plays a contributing role in acid rain development.

Earth/Environment June 2, 2016

More Americans Are Dying, CDC Report Reveals

A federal report has shown that more American are dying, marking the first time the mortality rates surged following the one in 2004-2005. Reasons remain unclear and experts need a thorough analysis of the data to conclude findings.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 2, 2016

Women More Prone To Smartphone Addiction Than Men: Study

Women spend more time on their smartphones than men and are more likely to get addicted to the devices, a recent survey has found. Women also admit to feeling insecure when they can’t use their smartphones.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 1, 2016

Research Links Hydropower Dams To Species Extinction

Hydropower dams might be contributing to the slow extinction of species. While flooding can cause immediate habitat and species loss, new findings suggest that the surviving species are subjected to an "extinction debt."

Earth/Environment June 1, 2016

San Francisco Police Officers Help Rescue Stranded Sea Lion Pup

Two San Francisco police officers rescued a stranded sea lion pup that was wandering along the Great Highway on Memorial Day. The disoriented mammal appears to be malnourished and dehydrated.

Animals June 1, 2016

Starbucks Introduces Coffee Infused With Nitrogen Gas

Calling all Starbucks lovers, there's a new brew in town. Starbucks is introducing the Nitro Cold Brew, a cold coffee drink infused with nitrogen gas, in more than 500 locations by the end of summer.

Life & Style June 1, 2016

Low-Carb Diet May Cut Risk For Type 2 Diabetes By Almost 90 Percent

A low-carbohydrate diet can help lower type 2 diabetes risk by nearly 90 percent. Findings suggest that a strict diet coupled with regular exercise can benefit pre-diabetes people.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 1, 2016

Earth's Inner Core Is 2.5 Years Younger Than The Crust, Math Calculations Reveal

Contrary to past estimates, mathematical computations show that the planet's core is 2.5 years younger than the crust. The new study debunked one of the widely accepted theories about our planet's core.

Earth/Environment May 31, 2016

Watch Time-Lapse Video Of BEAM Expandable Habitat Inflating On Space Station

The world’s first expandable space habitat was successfully deployed at the International Space Station. Check out this new time-lapse video showing NASA astronaut Jeff Williams inflating the BEAM module.

Space May 31, 2016

Thousands Of Counterfeit Toyota Parts Discovered At Manufacturing Facility In China

Over 30,000 counterfeit Toyota car parts were discovered at a facility in China, with a total estimated cost of $1 million. The raid followed a 2015 Federal Court case Toyota filed against two Australian traders selling fake car parts.

Car Tech May 31, 2016

Consumer Advocates Call For Tougher Regulations To Protect Children From Dangers Of Button Batteries

Consumer advocates are calling for stricter regulations on button batteries to protect children from accidentally swallowing them. Currently, only the toys meant for children below three years of age come with secure compartments for button batteries.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2016

Ancient Rice Grains, Mung Beans Hint Asian Origins Of Madagascar Inhabitants

An analysis of ancient crops in Madagascar shows first evidence of the inhabitants’ ancestral link to Southeast Asians. Findings also reveal that Southeast Asians might have colonized the nearby islands of Comoros.

Ancient May 31, 2016

8-Year-Old Girl Receives New Kidney From Teacher

A first-grade teacher donated her kidney to save the life of her 8-year-old student. Natasha Fuller, who was suffering from chronic kidney disease, is now recovering well after the successful surgery earlier this week.

Feature | Health May 30, 2016

Footage Shows Gorilla Dragging 4-Year-Old Boy Who Fell Into Enclosure [Video]

A video shows a 400-pound gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden dragging a 4-year-old boy across the animal's enclosed habitat. The toddler manages to climb through a barrier and fall roughly 15 feet into a moat.

Animals May 30, 2016

Apple Splurges On New San Francisco Store: Staircase Alone Costs $1 Million

Apple's new flagship store in San Francisco is a testament to the company's tech-savvy culture, and it doesn't come cheap. The company spent a whopping $1 million on the staircase alone.

Apple May 30, 2016

Facebook And Instagram Posts May Help Predict Those With Alcohol Drinking Problems

Those Facebook and Instagram posts could be strong indicators of an 'alcohol identity.' A new study found that social media posts about alcohol consumption are stronger predictors of booze problems compared with actual drinking.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2016

Flesh-Eating Disease In ISIS-Controlled Syria Spreads Across The Middle East

The squalid conditions in ISIS-controlled Syria create ideal breeding grounds for a flesh-eating disease that is currently sweeping across the Middle East. The conditions in conflict zones and refugee camps can bring the disease all the way to Europe.

Public Health May 30, 2016

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