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Joshua Trees To Be Nearly Extinct By 2070 Due To Climate Change

A study disclosed that greenhouse gas emissions are killing the Joshua Tree. This iconic tree would likely be extinct by the end of the century if no efforts are made to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Earth/Environment

'Half-Blood Moon' Partial Lunar Eclipse Coincides With 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 Liftoff

Skywatchers saw the moon in varying colors of red during a rare lunar event dubbed as half-blood moon partial eclipse. This celestial phenomenon was visible in most parts of the world on July 16.

Space July 17, 2019

NASA Reveals First Fruit To Be Grown On The International Space Station

NASA announced plans to make the Chile peppers the first fruiting plant onboard the International Space Station. The Espanola pepper plant from New Mexico can withstand space conditions, and provide vitamins and minerals for astronauts.

Space July 16, 2019

India Cancels Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission Launch Minutes Before Takeoff

India's Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission launch that will probe the south side of the moon was postponed due to technical problems. The Indian Space Research Organization will announce a reschedule date for the liftoff.

Space July 15, 2019

Study: White Meat Can Increase Cholesterol Levels Just The Same As Red Meat

New research revealed that white meat has almost the effect on cholesterol levels as red meat. To decrease the risk of heart diseases, experts advise the consumption of lean meat and healthier food options.

Public Health June 7, 2019

Scientists Solved Bizarre Mystery Of 'The Galaxy Without Dark Matter'

The NGC1052-DF2 ultra-diffuse galaxy was first discovered and presented as the ‘galaxy without dark matter’. Astronomers from Spain found new evidence disputing the previous estimates of the galaxy’s mass and distance.

Space June 6, 2019

Ariana Grande Cancels Concerts Due To Tomato Allergy

Multi-awarded pop superstar Ariana Grande canceled concert dates in her world tour due to an allergic reaction to tomatoes. The singer is recovering, but the food allergy made her sick and her throat almost closed.

Public Health June 1, 2019

Proof Of Life: Man Snaps Photo Of Elusive Colombian Weasel For The First Time

The rare Colombian weasel is not extinct after all, as proof of its existence finally emerged. Architect Juan M. de Roux photographed the animal in a bathroom near his house several years ago.

Animals May 31, 2019

Lego Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Set Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Historic Moon Landing

Lego released a really awesome building set that replicates the Apollo 11 Eagle lunar lander. This 1,087-piece brick set is Lego's way of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Space May 31, 2019

Money Problems Could Be An Early Sign Of Dementia

A new study revealed that troubles in managing money among aging adults may be an early warning signal of dementia. According to researchers, this condition could be correlated to the number of protein deposits built up in the brain.

Public Health May 31, 2019

Psychiatrists Warn About Dangers Of Taking Antidepressants

The Royal College of Psychiatrists in UK has warned against prolonged use of antidepressants and the resulting withdrawal symptoms when coming off medication. It also recommended a range of actions to promote the optimal use and management of antidepressants.

Medicine May 30, 2019

Elephant Poaching In Africa Sees A Decline But Animals Remain Threatened

Experts said elephant poaching in Africa declined but the animals still face many threats. However, Botswana, where the largest population of elephants can be found, has reinstated the hunting of elephants.

Animals May 30, 2019

Father-Friendly Cues In OB-GYN Offices May Get Men To Be More Involved In Prenatal Care

A room or OB-GYN clinic with more father-friendly cues increased an expectant father’s confidence to be more involved in prenatal care and in fatherhood. A study by a New Jersey university conducted trials related to this research.

Public Health May 30, 2019

Service Dogs May Help In The Rehabilitation Of Veterans With PTSD

An ongoing study by Purdue University revealed how veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder may benefit from using service dogs. The research aims to understand the physiological and behavioral processes, PTSD symptoms, and service dogs in general. 

Public Health May 28, 2019

Vietnam Culls 1.7 Million Pigs As African Swine Fever Spreads

A total of 1.7 million pigs were culled in Vietnam as the African Swine Fever virus further spreads. The disease has been proven fatal to animals up to 100 percent mortality but considered not harmful to humans.

Public Health May 28, 2019

Lightning Strikes Russian Soyuz Rocket During Satellite Launch

Lightning struck the Soyuz-2-1b rocket shortly after the launch vehicle's liftoff. No damage happened and the rocket was able to deliver its payload — a replenishment satellite for Russia's orbital navigation network in mid-Earth orbit.

Space May 28, 2019

Study: Regulating Gut Bacteria May Help Ease Symptoms Of Anxiety

A meta-analysis of several studies showed that eating well and taking probiotics may help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety. The study highlighted the importance of regulating gut bacteria to positively impact anxiety levels.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 27, 2019

Rare Albino Panda Spotted At Nature Reserve In China

An all-white giant panda, believed to be an albino, was spotted inside a nature reserve in Sichuan, China. An expert said the existence of the rare albino panda can be attributed to a genetic mutation.

Animals May 27, 2019

All-Purpose Flour Sold At Aldi Grocers In 8 States Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

A grocer chain recalled a flour product sold in its retail locations across eight states due to E. coli. Consequently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reiterated its warning to the public against eating raw dough and batter.

Public Health May 27, 2019

Alpine Marmot Lost Its Genetic Diversity Due To Climate Change

A study on alpine marmots by the Charité Institute of Biochemistry showed why their large populations can coexist even with very low genetic diversity and variation. However, these animals could be more vulnerable to climate change.

Animals May 27, 2019

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