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Ram Semen Stored Frozen In 1968 Successfully Impregnates 34 Sheep

Australian researchers successfully impregnated 34 sheep using a ram’s semen that was frozen and preserved for 50 years. The researchers compared this success rate to recently preserved semen and found no difference between the two.

Animals March 18, 2019

New Spider Species Named After 'Star Wars' Stormtroopers

A team of scientists in Colombia discovered a new species of spiders and named it after the fictional soldiers from the 'Star Wars' movie. Now called 'Stormtropis,' the new species had never been seen in the country before.

Animals March 15, 2019

The Pentagon Reportedly Needs $14.1 Billion For A Space Force

The U.S. Department of Defense is requesting $14.1 billion to develop the country’s space force. The main goal of the Space Force is to protect U.S. and allied interests in space.

Space March 14, 2019

DNA Testing Company FamilyTreeDNA Now Allows Users To Block FBI Access To Their Genetic Data

After it had received backlash from customers, DNA testing company FamilyTreeDNA decided to change its terms of service that would allow users to prevent law enforcement agencies from accessing their genetic data.

March 14, 2019

Small Doses Of Solar Geoengineering Could Safely Cool Earth's Warming Climate, Study Finds

A new study found that injecting small doses of aerosol into the stratosphere could safely slow down global warming without unwanted side effects. It said that only 0.4 percent of the land on Earth would see climate change getting worse.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2019

SpaceX Launches Telstar 19 Vantage Communications Satellite Into Space

SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 22. The rocket was carrying the Telstar 19 Vantage rocket into geostationary orbit for Canadian satellite communications company Telesat.

Space July 23, 2018

Scientists Wipe Out Over 80 Percent Of Disease-Spreading Mosquitoes In Experiments

Australian scientists successfully wiped out more than 80 percent of disease-carrying mosquitoes in trial locations carried out in the northeastern state of Queensland, Australia. Female mosquitoes were found unable to reproduce properly after scientists introduced sterile males to the population.

Medicine July 11, 2018

Stop Spending Money On Multivitamins, Researchers Say They Don’t Work When It Comes To Heart Health

Yet another study found no link between taking multivitamins and a lower risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from cardiovascular disease. The finding came as a result of previous studies involving over 2 million people from five different countries.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 11, 2018

More Americans Spending Last Days Of Life At Home Rather Than In Hospitals, Study Finds

Where do Americans spend their last days of life? A new study based on the analysis of millions of records of Medicare beneficiaries who passed away between 2000 and 2015 revealed more people died at home, not in hospitals.

Public Health June 28, 2018

Men With Higher Levels Of Estrogen More Likely To Have Migraines, Study Finds

Estrogen is known to increase the severity of migraine attacks in women. However, it is unclear whether it also affects migraines in men. To find out, researchers took daily blood samples from 39 men to compare estrogen and testosterone levels.

Public Health June 28, 2018

These Jobs Could Increase Your Risk Of Developing Cancer

People who work in certain professions, like manufacturing, are more likely to get cancer compared to those in other occupations. Here are the jobs that may increase the workers' risk of developing cancer, according to scientific research.

Public Health June 27, 2018

New Biological Weapons Could Emerge From Today’s Technology: Here’s How That Might Happen

Scientists can now easily recreate viruses or make bacteria more dangerous, a new report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defense revealed. The report named and classified a number of biological weapons that could be created from today’s technology.

Biotech June 20, 2018

FDA May Approve First Marijuana-Derived Epilepsy Drug: But Why Are Some Parents Worried?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will soon decide whether it will approve Epidiolex, a cannabis-derived epilepsy drug from GW Pharmaceuticals. However, some Americans are worried about what the implications will be on existing laws on cannabis products.

Medicine June 20, 2018

Marriage Linked To Lower Risk Of Heart Disease, New Study Finds

Researchers found a link between marriage and the reduced risk of developing heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes. The researchers believe that the link may be attributed to a number of factors such as additional social and emotional support.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2018

Video Game Addiction Officially Classified As A Mental Disorder: Here’s Why This Is Important

The World Health Organization recently classified 'video game addiction' as a mental health disorder. The decision to classify it is believed by many to be a very important step forward. Here's why they believe this is so.

Public Health June 19, 2018

Mars Will Appear Brighter In The Night Sky Than It Has Been In 15 Years

Mars and Earth will get closer to each other than they have been in the past 15 years. The event will take place throughout the month of July as a result of a unique phenomenon known as a 'perihelic opposition.'

Space June 18, 2018

Flavoring Chemicals In E-Cigarettes Linked To Heart Attacks And Strokes, Study Finds

Researchers found a causal link between flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes and health problems associated with the heart. The findings were based on a lab study conducted on nine widely used e-cigarette flavorings including strawberry, mint, vanilla, and spicy cooling.

Public Health June 15, 2018

NASA Astronauts Complete Successful Spacewalk To Set Up HD Cameras For Incoming Spacecraft

Two NASA astronauts successfully installed high-definition TV cameras during a spacewalk performed on June 14. The cameras were set up to provide excellent views of commercial crew ships approaching the International Space Station.

Space June 15, 2018

Loss Of Coral Reefs May Cause Extreme Flooding: Here's How To Save The World's Natural Breakwaters

Coral reefs can help save the world from the devastating effects of ocean storms but managing them is still a big challenge for most countries. Here's the best way to protect the world's natural breakwaters.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2018

Dementia Risk Linked To High Blood Pressure At Age 50, New Study Finds

Researchers found a link between high blood pressure and the increased risk for dementia in people aged 50. The finding came as a result of a long-term cohort study conducted on civil servants from 1985 to 2003.

Medicine June 13, 2018

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