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FDA Recalls Tattoo Inks Because Of Bacterial Contamination

The Food and Drug Administration has recalled six tattoo inks with microorganisms that can cause bacterial infection. Consumers, retailers, and tattoo artists are advised to avoid the recalled products.

Public Health May 17, 2019

Twitter Users With Depression And Anxiety Tend To Post Grayscale And Low-Aesthetic Images

A scientific study suggested that a person's profile photo and images posted on Twitter could indicate depression and anxiety. The study used artificial intelligence and specific algorithms to flag certain users with such mental illnesses.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2019

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Hits Highest Level In Human History

Experts called it a scary milestone — carbon dioxide concentrations are at an unprecedented high. As of May, the Earth's atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reached 415 parts per million, the highest level in the history of mankind.

Earth/Environment May 14, 2019

NASA Wants You To Record And Share Your Memories Of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

NASA has called on the public to share their memories and recollection about the historic moon landing. The Apollo Stories project will collate recordings that will be featured in NASA's commemorative audio series and social media accounts.

Space May 13, 2019

Image Of Mars' Phobos In Full Moon Looks Like Rainbow-Colored Candy

Odyssey’s thermal imaging camera THEMIS observed Martian moon Phobos while in full moon. This new information would help scientists further study Phobos’ composition and determine its origin.

Space May 13, 2019

Penis Extensions Are Ineffective, Risky, And Wrong On Every Level: Study

A study in London reiterated that penis extension and penis enlargement procedures mostly don't work and are ineffective. Researchers said such procedures carry risks such as penile deformity and erectile dysfunction.

Medicine May 12, 2019

Famous Peruvian Chef Virgilio Martinez Stopped At LAX For Bringing Frozen Piranhas

Star chef Virgilio Martinez was recently interrogated at the Los Angeles International Airport. Martinez sneaked in a few dozen frozen piranhas that he cooked for dinner at a fancy restaurant.

Animals May 10, 2019

Japan's First Private Rocket Successfully Launches Into Space

After several failed attempts, private Japanese aerospace company Interstellar Technologies Inc. have successfully launched its MOMO F3 rocket into a test flight in space. This event is crucial for the future of Japanese private space industry.

Space May 10, 2019

Disfigured Burn Victims Sue Cooking Spray Company For Exploding Cans

Several lawsuits were filed against Conagra, maker of Pam and other cooking spray brands, following injuries sustained by individuals as faulty cans exploded or caught fire. Conagra claimed their product is 100 percent safe if used properly.

Public Health May 10, 2019

The Earth's Crust Might Be Peeling In Two And That Could Shrink The Atlantic Ocean

A hypothesis has explained why two powerful earthquakes hundreds of years apart struck the same spot off the coast of Portugal. The tectonic plate seems to be peeling away from its top.

Earth/Environment May 9, 2019

Turning Carbon Emission Into Solid Rock Is Just Like Making Fizzy Water Out Of Carbon Dioxide

Experts in Iceland have succeeded in converting carbon dioxide into rocks and stopping it from merging into the atmosphere. The process involved is said to be the safest and most economical way of carbon storage.

Earth/Environment May 8, 2019

Computer Games Can Help Train The Brain To Eat Less Sweets And Follow A No-Sugar Diet

More than 30 million adults in the United States have diabetes. An innovative research that used a brain training game may help curb cravings for added sugar that is linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2019

German Health Minister Jens Spahn Proposes Steep Fines If Children Don't Get Measles Vaccination

A health official in Germany proposed fines for parents who will not vaccinate their children against measles. This proposal came amid a highly charged debate on whether measles vaccination should be mandatory or not.

May 6, 2019

Scientists Detected A Black Hole Swallowing A Neutron Star For The First Time

Gravitational wave detectors on Earth were able to pick up something big that happened in space — an unusual smash-up between a black hole and a neutron star. This discovery will help the scientific community understand the invisible universe.

Space May 6, 2019

Silicon Valley Robot Farm Begins Selling Its First Produce

A robot farm started selling leafy greens in a local store in California. The company that uses fully autonomous robots with human oversight said it reinvented farming to grow the most delicious and consistent vegetable produce.

Robotics May 6, 2019

Risk Of Mental Health Disorders Higher For Adults Living Alone, Study Finds

A new study claimed that living alone may cause mental health disorders. Loneliness caused by lack of social relationships is said to be the triggering factor in the possibility of developing mental illnesses.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2019

Eta Aquarids Shower To Light Up The Sky This Weekend: Here's How To Watch It

Halley's comet passed by Earth a long time ago but it left remnants – the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower that will peak this weekend. Sky watchers are in for a great cosmic show.

Space May 4, 2019

Man Seriously Injured After Falling From Cliff Into Kilauea Volcano Caldera

A 32-year old soldier lost his footing and fell into the caldera or cauldron-shaped crater of Mt. Kilauea in Hawaii. The man survived, but he suffered serious injuries.

May 3, 2019

River-dwelling Shrimp Laced With Cocaine And Other Illicit Drugs Discovered In UK

A biomonitoring study showed that shrimps in rural UK rivers are contaminated with cocaine, ketamine, fenuron, and other chemicals. The presence of these contaminants highlights the impact of invisible pollution in bodies of water.

Animals May 3, 2019

FDA OKs Sale Of Philip Morris' New Tobacco Device IQOS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration green-lighted the selling of tobacco stick device IQOS from Philip Morris. Claims of reduced risk of tobacco devices do not outweigh the harmful effects of conventional and e-cigarette smoking.

Public Health May 3, 2019

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