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Game Of Thrones Actress Emilia Clarke Writes About Surviving 2 Brain Aneurysms

Emilia Clarke revealed that she suffered from two brain aneurysms amid her contract with the ‘Game of Thrones’ series. About 30,000 people in the United States have ruptured brain aneurysms each year.

Feature | Health March 22, 2019

Bayer's Roundup Weedkiller Is Major Factor In Man's Cancer, Jury Finds

Edwin Hardeman’s case convinced a San Francisco jury that Roundup herbicide is a major factor in his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Roundup maker, Monsanto, faces 11,200 other related lawsuits.

Public Health March 21, 2019

Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet Completes Final Maneuver Before Moon Landing Bid

Israel’s Beresheet lander made its final maneuver to the moon before its scheduled landing on April 11. It will enter the moon’s orbit on April 4 and will arrive at the Sea of Serenity.

Space March 20, 2019

Texas Woman Thelma Chiaka Gives Birth To Sextuplets In Just 9 Minutes

A woman from Houston, Texas, gave birth to sextuplets or six babies within a span of nine minutes. Multiple births happen when there is more than one embryo that is attached to the mother’s womb.

Viral March 20, 2019

Distant Relatives' Medical History May Indicate Your Risk For Alzheimer's Disease

Individuals with first-degree and second-degree relatives diagnosed with Alzheimer's have an increased risk of developing the same disease. Data also showed significant differences in gender and maternal or paternal origin.

Public Health March 19, 2019

HP Recalls 78,500 Computer Batteries Following Reports Of Overheating And Melting

HP voluntarily recalled more than 70,000 laptops and battery packs due to recent reports of fire and burn hazards. The company has expanded its battery safety recall and replacement program in light of the recall made in January 2018.

Computers March 15, 2019

Orthodox Jews In New York Hit With The Worst Measles Outbreak In Decades, And Here’s Why

New York had the highest cases of measles since October 2018 due to lack of herd immunity. Public health officials said that most of the infected individuals are from the Orthodox Jewish communities in Rockland County, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Public Health March 14, 2019

WATCH: Optical Illusion Video Shows The Moon Yo-Yo Across The Sun

NASA captured strange images of the moon moving back and forth across the surface of the sun. This event called retrograde motion also happens when outer planets that move slower into their orbits are observed from Earth.

Space March 12, 2019

Stephen Hawking's Nurse Accused Of Misconduct Over Renowned Physicist's Care

Stephen Hawking’s former nurse had served him for 15 years before she was suspended due to serious misconduct. The public and media are banned from the hearing until it concludes on March 21.

Feature | Health March 11, 2019

Engineers Develop Acoustic Metamaterial That Can Cancel 94 Percent Of Sound

Loud noises can be reduced up to 94 percent using metamaterials created through 3D printing. Researchers at Boston University said this technology helps create peace and quiet amid the busy industrial life.

Material Science March 11, 2019

Israel Lunar Mission Beresheet Completes Another Maneuver On Its Way To The Moon

Israel’s Beresheet lander successfully made another maneuver to the moon after a computer glitch on Feb. 25. If successful, the spacecraft will be the first privately-funded mission to land on the lunar surface.

Space March 9, 2019

Another Dimming EPIC Star Is Likely An Alien Planet, Astronomers Say

Scientists observed irregular light patterns from a newly discovered red dwarf star called EPIC 204376071. The material that passes in front of it dimmed the star for up to 80 percent.

Space March 8, 2019

Long-Term Use Of Oral Hormone Therapy Tied To Increased Alzheimer’s Risk

Post-menopausal women have greater dementia risk due to the decline in estrogen levels in the brain. A BMJ study concluded that the slight increase in the risk of Alzheimer’s due to oral hormone therapy should not be a cause for alarm.

Neuroscience March 7, 2019

CERN Develops New Instrument To Hunt For Dark Matter

CERN is building a highly-sensitive detector that will search for particulate matter in space related to dark matter. The experiment will run between 2021 and 2023.

Space March 6, 2019

Marigold’s Natural Weapon Inspires Safer And Cheaper Alternative To Pesticides

Marigolds naturally repel whiteflies from tomato plants even without the aid of pesticides. Marigolds emit a chemical called limonene, which repels away pests without killing it.

Earth/Environment March 3, 2019

Colorectal Cancer Commonly Misdiagnosed In Younger Patients

Patients are likely to get treated for different conditions before they get a correct diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Symptoms resemble that of other conditions, which is why the cancer is often in the advanced stages once detected.

Public Health March 2, 2019

Nanoparticle Injection Gives Mice Night Vision To See In Infrared

An experiment enabled mice to see through near-infrared light using nanoparticles. Mammals can only process images with shorter wavelengths or those visible through the naked eye.

Material Science March 2, 2019

Moms Taking Prenatal Vitamins Early In Pregnancy Lower Baby's Risk Of Autism

Folate or folic acid supplementation prior to or early on the pregnancy helps reduce the risk of autism in high-risk groups. Children, whose older sibling has autism spectrum disorder, have greater risk of language delay and intellectual disability.

Public Health March 1, 2019

Fat Cells Have Biological Clock That Can Affect Metabolism

Human fat cells follow its own biological clock that regulates metabolism and appetite. This new finding helps scientists better understand the role of circadian rhythm in key body functions.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 27, 2019

Mountain Pygmy Possums Starve As Main Food Source Is Almost Gone

Bogong moths thrive in caves and cracks in the Australian alpine mountains. But severe droughts have forced these insects to leave their habitat, making mountain pygmy possums hungry and unable to feed their young.

Animals February 26, 2019

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