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‘Fortnite’ Addiction Now A Recognized Mental Health Disorder: What Health Experts Say

Gaming disorder is classified as a mental health problem by WHO. Experts weighed in on children's addiction to video games like 'Fortnite' and what can be done to prevent it.

Public Health June 28, 2018

Science Thinks Popcorn Tastes Better When Eaten Using Chopsticks

A new study found that people actually had a better and more immersive experience eating popcorn with chopsticks. The findings highlighted that novel ways of eating food is likely to improve regular meals.

June 28, 2018

After 3 Years, Japan Probe Reaches Ryugu Asteroid: What Now?

The Hayabusa2 mission of the Japanese space agency rendezvoused with Ryugu asteroid after launching in 2014. It then began its 18-month stay in space to bring samples back to Earth to gain insights about the solar system’s formation.

Space June 28, 2018

The Keto Question: What Fats Are Ideal For This Diet?

Here are ideal fat sources while on a ketogenic diet, according to nutrition coach Amber - Fitness FT. These high-quality fats just might be what you need while on a low-carb, high-fat diet for weight loss or another health goal.

June 28, 2018

How Much Personal Stuff Can Astronauts Bring To Space?

NASA instructor and flight controller Robert Frost answered the mind-boggling question of what personal items astronauts can bring to space. He also talked about what's inside the care package astronauts receive.

Space June 27, 2018

Humans Need to Venture Beyond Earth, Become A ‘Spacefaring Civilization’: Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the SpaceX CEO, tweeted Monday the need for humans to colonize space and extend life to other planets. The call came in response to a new study dwelling on the possibility of finding alien life in the universe.

Space June 27, 2018

Polio Outbreak Hits Papua New Guinea For The First Time In 18 Years

Papua New Guinea recently confirmed its first polio outbreak in 18 years, with the case of a 6-year-old boy from Morobe province. Polio vaccine campaigns and better surveillance were initiated to contain the outbreak.

Public Health June 27, 2018

In The Name Of Conservation, Animals Now Have Their Own Facebook

Wildlife conservation found an ally in Wildbook, an open-source software that tracks and collects wildlife data from sites such as YouTube and Flickr. The AI-powered tool enhances research collaboration and efforts to prevent species extinction.

Animals June 26, 2018

Is It Lyme Disease Or Not? New Test May Provide Accurate Diagnosis

While still highly experimental, initial findings on Lyme disease diagnosis may outperform current laboratory tests for uncovering early-stage Lyme. Researchers may be able to tell Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases apart with greater accuracy.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 18, 2017

Immunotherapy Trial Shows Promise In Peanut Allergy Treatment

A combination immunotherapy treatment has proven effective against peanut allergies four years after being administered in children. The treatment shows promise in fighting the deadly allergy that has increased in years.

Medicine August 18, 2017

How Did The First Animals Appear On Earth? Algae Blooms May Have The Answer

How did the first animals appeared on Earth and paved the way for the existence of complex life and humans? Algae blooms that followed the melting of snowball Earth may hold the answer.

Animals August 17, 2017

‘Frankenstein Dinosaur’ Emerges As Missing Link In Dino Evolution

The Chilesaurus dinosaur, dubbed the Frankenstein dinosaur, is considered the missing piece of the puzzle of dinosaur evolution. Learn how it establishes the link between plant-eating dinos and carnivorous ones.

Animals August 17, 2017

You’re Likely Hurting Yourself When Grooming Your Pubic Hair: Study

In a new study, one out of four individuals has reported getting injured while doing pubic hair removal and trimming. Find out the range of pubic hair grooming injuries in this research on nearly 7,600 American adults.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 17, 2017

This 100-Year-Old Antarctic Fruitcake Still Looks ‘Like New’ And Edible

A 100-year-old fruitcake that still looks excellent is among the latest Antarctic artifacts discovered and conserved by experts. Learn more about this interesting piece of history from the Terra Nova expedition from 1910 to 1913.

Ancient August 11, 2017

China’s Quantum Satellite Sends Hack-Proof Signals Through Space

A Chinese quantum satellite is believed to pave the way in forming an unhackable global quantum communication network. Learn more about this recent feat in quantum key distribution and its potential applications.

Space August 11, 2017

Your Instagram Photos May Be Able To Tell If You Are Depressed

Your Instagram feed could lend important insight on depression and mental health. This is the finding of a new study that used a computer program to analyze thousands of Instagram photos from 166 users.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 9, 2017

Biggest Known Dinosaur To Walk Earth Just Got Named

Researchers just officially described and named the largest dinosaur on Earth to have ever lived: the Patagotitan mayorum. Learn more about the biggest member of the sauropod dinosaur family.

Animals August 9, 2017

Africa Enters Space Race With Ghana’s First Satellite Now Orbiting Our Planet

GhanaSat-1, Ghana’s first satellite, has recently started to orbit around Earth. Learn more about the launch of the satellite technology funded by the Japan space agency and which is heralding Africa's entry to the space race.

Space August 8, 2017

NASA’s Voyager Reaches 40th Year: Why It’s An Important Solar System Probe

Revisit the feats and accomplishments of the twin probe on the 40th anniversary of the Voyager mission. See how long they are likely to survive interstellar space and send valuable data back to Earth.

Space August 8, 2017

Australian Teen Attacked By Marine Flesh Eater: What Are Those Mysterious Sea Critters?

What seemed like an ordinary trip to the beach ended up as a medical emergency for 16-year-old Sam Kanizay of Australia. What caused his wound that led to profuse bleeding and lots of skin marks: sea lice or sea fleas?

Animals August 8, 2017

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