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FDA Strengthens Warning Regarding Link Between Breast Implants And Cancer But Continues To Allow Implant Sales

Despite acknowledging that breast implants can increase cancer and autoimmune disease risks, the Food and Drug Administration isn’t planning to ban their sales yet. Instead, it issues guidelines to improve patient and healthcare provider information.

Public Health May 4, 2019

Monkey Brains Experience Pleasure After Looking At AI Generated Images

Scientists tried to figure out what stimulates every neuron in the brain’s visual cortex by hooking up monkeys with a computer capable of deep learning. The result: bizarre and abstract AI-generated images.

Animals May 4, 2019

NASA Keeps Close Watch On Giant Ocean Vortex Using Satellites In Space

Using satellite data, NASA scientists learned more about the giant vortex that grows annually near Somalia, Africa. Called the Great Whirl, it may be large enough to have significant impact on India’s monsoon season.

Earth/Environment May 3, 2019

InSight Takes Snapshot Of The Sunrise And Sunset On Mars

NASA’s InSight just followed the tradition set by its predecessors and colleagues: it took images of the sunrise and sunset in Mars. It also captured the movement of clouds as the sun set on the Red Planet.

Space May 3, 2019

Researchers Warn Against Dangers Of 'Plant Blindness'

Scores of humans experience plant blindness, a nature deficit disorder characterized by underappreciation for plants. Researchers believe it can have an impact on the survival of plants, which have significant roles in religion, culture, and medicine.

Earth/Environment April 30, 2019

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Is Slowly Moving South

The Great Barrier Reef is slowly inching toward the south and away from the equator to escape the warmer temperatures of the ocean. The scientists, however, believe it won’t be able to leave Brisbane waters.

Earth/Environment April 29, 2019

New 2020 Mars Rover Already Assembled In Preparation Of Testing For Next Year's Launch

NASA announced it’s on track in launching its Mars Rover in July 2020. In its clean room, the team had already assembled the parts using a method called stacking. It is now undergoing more tests, simulations, and checks.

Space April 22, 2019

Scientists Make Self-Organizing And Self-Assembling Robots From DNA

Using the concept of artificial metabolism, a team from Cornell University designed lifelike machines using synthetic DNA. These self-organizing and self-assembling robots can also evolve and grow, but the scientists say they are only lifelike, not alive.

Robotics April 22, 2019

Large Majority Of Teen Dating Violence Victims Are Female, Says Study

Not only is teen dating violence common, but it can also be deadly. Most of the victims are females with crimes perpetrated by men older than them, according to a new study.

Public Health April 17, 2019

Meteorites Slamming Into Moon Can Expose Water Hidden Underground

A new study revealed the moon may be losing a lot of water every time meteorites strike. These findings can impact lunar explorations and desire for human colonization in the future.

Space April 17, 2019

New York Heroin Use Figures Higher Than US Average

Many New York workers tested positive for heroin, according to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. The state’s average use rate for the opiate is higher than the national average.

Public Health April 15, 2019

Sun Spitting Out Giant 'Lava Lamp-like' Blobs 500 Times Bigger Than The Earth

By studying decades-old data, NASA discovered unusual but consistent patterns in the Sun. The center of the solar system emits lava like-lamp blobs that can be as much as 500 times larger than Earth.

Space April 15, 2019

A Whopping One-Third Of Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine Without Informing Their Doctors

A U.S. study revealed cancer patients are not only using complementary and alternative medicine. Almost 30 percent of them do so without telling their doctors, raising concerns about safety and efficacy.

Medicine April 13, 2019

Climate Change Is Turning Parts Of The Arctic Brown

Extreme weather events in the Arctic are leaving a trail of vulnerable plants. Known as the Arctic browning, this phenomenon may affect the survival of the region in the midst of climate change.

Earth/Environment April 12, 2019

Curiosity Rover Drills Into Martian Clay Hoping To Analyze Rock Powder

After more than six years, Curiosity Rover has successfully drilled a hole into a clay unit in Gale Crater. The sample can help provide more information on the minerals on the planet and whether they can help sustain life.

Space April 11, 2019

2-Year-Old Roman Dinkel With Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus Continues To Defy Odds

A 2-year-old boy continues to inspire online users with his charm and fighting spirit despite his condition. Roman Dinkel is walking and running even after being diagnosed with hydrocephalus and spina bifida.

April 10, 2019

Japan Wants To Build Moon Base Using Robots

Together with three schools and a construction company, the Japanese space agency plans to construct a moon base using robots. To know the possibility, they are already performing simulations on Earth.

Space April 9, 2019

Children Diagnosed Via Telemedicine More Likely To be Given Drugs Instead Of Other Treatments Says Study

Considered as the next healthcare frontier, telemedicine could end up doing more harm than good for the children. A new study suggested the kids were more likely to receive an antibiotic prescription in this method compared to traditional consultations.

Medicine April 8, 2019

Russian Progress Cargo Ship Launch Breaks Records With Superfast Trip

Russian Progress cargo ship broke another record of taking the fastest trip from Earth to the International Space Station. Progress 72, which carried 3 tons of supplies, reached its destination in only 3 hours and 21 minutes.

Space April 8, 2019

Cannabis Sold In Spain Tested Positive For High Levels Of Fecal Matter

An overwhelming 75 percent of cannabis samples in Spain contained fecal matter while some still smelled like feces, according to a new study. Over 80 percent were unfit for human consumption and posed danger to human health.

Public Health April 6, 2019

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