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Hershey's Redesigning Chocolate Bar For The First Time In History

Hershey's is changing its classic milk chocolate bar for the first time in history. The company is set to incorporate emojis on their treats to represent emotions and foster sharing.

Life & Style May 16, 2019

Scientists Who Selfie On Instagram Gain More Public Trust

Scientists can win more hearts with Instagram selfies. A new study shows that people perceive seemingly serious scientists as warmer and more deserving of public trust when their social media accounts have their actual photos in it.

Life & Style May 11, 2019

SpaceX Confirms Dragon Crew Capsule Exploded In Ground Test

SpaceX Dragon crew capsule exploded in a ground test, making the company's goal of launching astronauts this year more elusive. The company started investigations, but a clear reason behind the failure has not yet been identified.

Space May 3, 2019

New Drug Improves Empathy And Social Skills In People With Autism

Scientists found that a new medication may improve social skills of patients with autism. Two new studies showed that targeting vasopressin is a safe and effective way to enhance empathy, communication, and adaptive behaviors for both adult and pediatric patients.

Medicine May 2, 2019

Peculiar Black Hole Spins Like A Top As It Warps Space Around It

Scientists were able to observe a black hole that fires rapid jets of plasma clouds in different directions. The extraordinary event made the peculiar black hole looked like a spinning top as it warps space nearby.

Space April 30, 2019

WHO Says Children Below 2 Should Not Have Sedentary Screen Time

WHO released a new guideline, saying that children under 2 should not have any screen time. The panel said childhood health is best achieved through physical activity and good sleep.

Public Health April 25, 2019

Marsquake: NASA'S InSight Lander Detects First Tremor In Planet Mars

Scientists were able to detect the first Marsquake via NASA's InSight lander. The recorded tremor was faint but was the kind that scientists have been waiting for for months.

Space April 24, 2019

First Medical Device To Treat ADHD In Children Gets FDA Approval

FDA gave the green light to the first medical device designed to treat ADHD. Results of clinical trials showed promise, lowering symptoms of children diagnosed with moderate to severe disorder.

Neuroscience April 23, 2019

Letter Written By Titanic Steward Richard Geddes Details Ship's Near Miss Days Before Iceberg Collision

A husband's letter to his wife shed new light on other possible things that might have led to the Titanic disaster. A letter penned by steward Richard Geddes detailed how the ship suffered a near miss before the actual iceberg collision.

Feature | Culture April 20, 2019

Experiment Restores Some Function In Dead Pig Brains 4 Hours After The Animals Died

Pig brains showed signs of cellular function hours after its owners died. The scientists were surprised, as the experiment challenged the notion that brain death is irreversible.

Animals April 17, 2019

Human Face Evolved Because Of Diet, Social Structure

Scientists found that changes to diet and social structure over time influenced how the human face evolved. The past contributed a lot to how humans look like in modern times.

Ancient April 16, 2019

This Is How Tiger Woods Recovered From Crippling Back Injury

Tiger Woods showed that he has fully recovered from his crippling back injury with a recent Masters win. His journey was a tough road to tread, with numerous surgeries and painful setbacks along the way.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 16, 2019

Scientists Develop Brain Training Technique That Can Change Your Brain In Less Than 1 Hour

Scientists found that one can actually train the brain to follow what is merely in the imagination. The study sparked hope for patients with neurological conditions, involving impaired brain connectivity.

Neuroscience April 15, 2019

Woman Discovers Tie-dye Rash All Over Her Body Was Rare Sign Of Anal Cancer

A Kansas woman suffered from a distinct type of rash all over her body for 11 months. Little did she know that it was already a rare sign of anal cancer.

Public Health April 12, 2019

Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet Crashes Into The Moon, Fails To Make History

Israel failed to make history as the first nation to send a privately funded spacecraft to the moon. The robotic vehicle Beresheet crashed into the lunar surface instead of making a soft landing.

Space April 11, 2019

Meijer Recalls 43,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef For Possible Contamination With Hard Plastic

The Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that Meijer recalled more than 43,000 pounds of ground beef. Some customers complained finding hard plastic in the products.

Public Health April 11, 2019

Poetic Justice? Rhino Poacher In South Africa Killed By Elephants, Eaten By Lions

Elephants and lions teamed up to bring justice to their rhino friend. A poacher was found dead in a national park in South Africa, with very little bodily remains, suggesting he was killed and eaten afterward.

Animals April 9, 2019

Blood-based Screen Shows Promise For Colon Cancer Detection

Researchers were able to discover a blood-based screen that could potentially lead to non-invasive screening techniques for colon cancer. The discovery showed promise for better patient compliance and prevention of disease overtreatment due to complex diagnostic processes.

Public Health April 9, 2019

Moderate Drinking May Not Be Healthy At All, New Study Suggests

Researchers found that drinking alcohol moderately may not be as healthy as previously thought. A large study suggested that alcohol, regardless of amount, may increase stroke and high blood pressure risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 6, 2019

FDA Releases List Of 'Safe' Blood Pressure Drugs Amid Sartan Recalls

FDA published a list of drugs that the public can take in place of recalled sartan medications. Amid the issues on impurity-containing products, the agency encouraged patients to still take their blood pressure medications.

Public Health April 6, 2019

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