ALL POSTS BY Katherine Derla

Longest Migration Trip: Tiny Seabird Travels Equivalent Of Flying Twice Around The Planet

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

Monthly Period Prevents Women From Participating In Sports Medicine Research

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

New Material Can Kill E.coli Bacteria In Just 30 Seconds

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

Last Known Surviving 9/11 Search Dog Dies In Texas

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 US To Do More To Help Poor Nations Fight Climate Change

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

Huntington Beach Closed To Public Over Reports Of Shark Sightings

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

Opioid, Heroin Overdose Antidotes Becoming Easier To Buy

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

Hong Kong Suspends Sale Of Live Chickens Over Bird Flu Concerns

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 Produce 'Polymer Opals' That Scatter Light In Intense Colors

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

Europe Gives Approval To World's First Gene Therapy For Children

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

Higher Cooking Temperatures Needed To Make Burgers Safe From E.Coli Bacteria

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

Archaeologists Test New Scanner That May Unlock Ancient Secrets Of Egypt's Great Pyramid

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

Artificial Leaf Converts Solar Energy To Fuel That May One Day Power Your Car

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

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies At 74 After Battling With Respiratory Illness

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

New Ultra-Thin Metalens Could Replace Bulky Lenses in Cameras, Phones And Telescopes

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 Detect Hydrogen Signal From Distant Galaxy

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

Russian Rocket Carrying Toxic Chemicals To Crash In Canada's Arctic Waters

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

Prince Died From Accidental Overdose Of Opioid Fentanyl, Toxicology Tests Reveal

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

Starbucks Teams With World's Largest Brewer To Launch Teavana Ready-To-Drink Tea In The US

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

Paris Floodwaters Prompt Louvre, Orsay Museums To Move Some Artwork

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

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