Great things come in small packages. A tiny sea bird called the Arctic tern traveled the equivalent of flying twice around the planet in the longest migration trip ever recorded.
Animals June 8, 2016
An analysis of sports and exercise research discovers a gender disparity wherein women are highly underrepresented. In an editorial, experts share that the biggest barrier is the woman's menstrual cycle and how this gender gap can have dire consequences.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 8, 2016
Researchers developed a new material that can kill E.coli bacteria in as fast as 30 seconds. When tested on other drug-resistant bacteria and fungi, the material can kill the disease-causing microbes in under 2 minutes.
Material Science June 7, 2016
Bretagne, a 16-year-old Golden Retriever and the last known living 9/11 search dog at Ground Zero, was euthanized at a veterinary clinic in Houston. She also served as a therapy dog, providing comfort to the exhausted police and firefighters.
Animals June 7, 2016
China wants the U.S. to help poorer and developing nations in their fights against climate change. As the likely champion for poorer nations, China wants the U.S. to share technologies with other nations to help enforce the 2015 Paris agreement.
Earth/Environment June 7, 2016
On Sunday, authorities close down two miles of Orange County beaches, including Huntington Beach, after spotting large sharks near the coasts. On Monday, authorities will determine if the beaches can be safely reopened to the public.
Animals June 7, 2016
Antidotes for opioid and heroin drug overdoses are easier to buy today compared with years ago. Almost every state has made it legal to buy them even without a prescription.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2016
There might not be any chicken supply for this week's Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong due to bird flu concerns. After droppings tested positive for the H7N9 bird flu strain, Hong Kong has halted the sale of live chicken.
Public Health June 6, 2016
Scientists have developed a new rubber band-like material that can scatter light in intense colors when stretched or twisted. The new ‘polymer opals’ can be manufactured at a massive scale, suggesting it can have a wide range of applications.
Material Science June 6, 2016
The European Commission has approved the world's first gene therapy for children suffering from ADA-SCID, a rare disorder closely linked to the "bubble boy" disease. The new treatment uses gene-editing techniques to fix the faulty gene.
Medicine June 6, 2016
Researchers discovered E.coli genes that can survive the temperature recommended by federal authorities for cooking beef. This means ground meat-based food items need to be cooked at higher cooking temperatures to keep them safe from E.coli bacteria.
Public Health June 4, 2016
The quest for Egypt's ancient secrets continues. A team of French scientists is testing a new telescope that can scan the pyramids' hidden chambers as well as other undiscovered structures inside.
Ancient June 4, 2016
The Bionic Leaf 2.0 can power your vehicles and help address the world’s fuel consumption problems someday. This new 'artificial leaf' uses solar energy to divide hydrogen-eating bacteria and water molecules to produce liquid fuels.
Energy June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali's fight with Parkinson's disease lasted for almost three decades and the boxing champion put up a good fight. Ali died on June 3 at 74 years old in a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.
Feature | Culture June 4, 2016
The new ultra-thin and flat metalens can potentially replace the stacked, bulky lenses used in today’s modern gadgets. The new lens technology offers better focus than the current best-in-class commercial lenses.
Material Science June 4, 2016
Astronomers observe a hydrogen signal coming from a distant galaxy. While hydrogen is abundant in the universe, its presence reveals much about a galaxy since it is the primary fuel used in creating stars.
Space June 3, 2016
A Russian Rocket is expected to crash in Canada’s Arctic waters this weekend. The rocket, which is carrying highly toxic chemicals, will be diving into a biodiversity hotspot - endangering animals such as whales, polar bears and seabirds.
Earth/Environment June 3, 2016
Toxicology tests reveal that the iconic singer Prince died from an accidental overdose of opioid fentanyl, which is 25 to 50 times more powerful than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine.
Feature | Health June 3, 2016
Coffee or tea? Starbucks has both and it’s teaming up with the world’s biggest brewer to launch its new Teavana ready-to-drink line of teas in the United States.
Business Tech June 3, 2016
Precious artworks in Paris are in danger. The rising floodwaters in the French capital prompt Louvre and Orsay Museums to move several artworks to higher grounds as the water level in the Seine River continues to escalate.
Feature | Culture June 3, 2016