North American burning caused fire-resistant trees such as oak and pine to dominate forests in the eastern United States. However, when the practice stopped, fire-resistant trees started to lose ground.
Earth/Environment May 22, 2019
A new law will direct funds toward the implementation of interventions focusing on early detection and risk reduction of Alzheimer's. The neurodegenerative disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
Public Health January 7, 2019
An average citizen in Spain can expect to live up to the age of 85.8 years old, according to a new study that predicted life expectancy around the world by 2040. The United States, meanwhile, was overtaken by China.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2018
A new study by NOAA revealed that the increasing temperature of the water in the Atlantic Ocean is responsible for the formation of six major hurricanes last year. Experts warned about more frequent major hurricanes in the future.
Earth/Environment September 28, 2018
Doctors and nurses know how to properly care for a woman during childbirth, including constantly monitoring blood pressure and blood loss. So why aren’t they doing it?
Public Health July 28, 2018
The United States is championing international sanctions that are preventing medical supplies against tuberculosis from entering North Korea. Tuberculosis is under control in developed countries through vaccines and medicine, but the disease is getting worse in North Korea.
Public Health July 16, 2018
The Union of Concerned Scientists released a study that showcased 16 states could be in danger of constant flooding due to rising sea levels. They also predicted that the constant flooding could last 30 years.
Earth/Environment June 18, 2018
With the capability to do 200 quadrillion calculations per second, the Summit supercomputer unseated the competition to grab first place. The machine made by IBM, together with other companies, is currently rated as the world's fastest system.
Computers June 9, 2018
A new study reveals that India ranked as number 10 on the list of countries with the least amount of cancer cases. Australia, New Zealand, and the United States ranked as the top three countries to have the highest amount of cancer incidences.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2018
Scientists are heading to Antarctica to study the Thwaites Glacier and how its melting could affect the sea level rising. The two organizations that are spearheading the research are the National Science Foundation and Natural Environment Research Council.
Earth/Environment April 30, 2018
According to the State of Global Air, almost all of the world's population are breathing unhealthy air. The report also disclosed that India is now the country suffering the most from outdoor deaths due to unsanitary pollution.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 18, 2018
Huawei has been having some troubles in the United States according to recent reports, and it's not over. Best Buy is reportedly dropping Huawei phones, phasing them out over the next few weeks.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 22, 2018
Believe it or not, the EPA has just been around since 1970 before that pollution was rampant in much of the U.S. When it was created, it was tasked with cleaning up the environment to help with human health.
Earth/Environment March 13, 2018
U.S. customers may now also avail of the Blackberry KEYone Black Edition. This limited edition version is already being sold online by a couple of retailers.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 3, 2018
Apple announced that it will invest $390 million in optical communications components maker Finisar. The manufacturer will use the money to refurbish its Texas plant, create more than 500 jobs, and make laser chips for iPhones.
Apple December 14, 2017
There's a 90 percent chance that temperatures will rise from 2 degrees to 4.9 degrees Celsius by 2100, a new study noted. Know what its findings say about the greenhouse gas emissions targets of the Paris climate change agreement.
Earth/Environment August 1, 2017
Last Thursday, July 20, China announced its intention to be the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030. Learn more about this ambitious plan in the Chinese AI industry to challenge the dominance of American AI companies.
Computers July 21, 2017
Diabetes rates in the United States paint a picture of low awareness and increasing statistics, a new CDC report has showed. Experts continue to call for optimal nutrition as key in diabetes treatment and prevention.
Public Health July 19, 2017
A total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States on Aug. 21. Learn more about this rather mysterious natural phenomenon and the simulator called the Eclipse Megamovie Project.
Earth/Environment June 13, 2017
The Trump Organization announced plans to launch a new 'American Idea' mid-market hotel chain with a patriotic theme. The first hotels will open in Mississippi, where Trump won by 18 percentage points in the presidential race.
Business Tech June 6, 2017
The State Department has formally approved the Trump administration's proposal for tougher vetting that would cover one's social media presence as well. A new visa application questionnaire requires applicants to submit their social media handles from the past five years.
Business Tech June 2, 2017
Brazil has lifted its public health emergency over the mosquito-borne illness Zika virus. This occurs 18 months after its worst outbreak, which causes severe birth defects like microcephaly in newborns.
Public Health May 12, 2017
Former President Barack Obama reportedly warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn. News surfaced just as Sally Yates prepares to testify about Flynn's misleading statements regarding his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States.
Life & Style May 8, 2017
As warm weather makes its way to the United States, the threat of Zika virus is revived anew, and states are gearing up for battle. Various states, for instance, are now acting against the spread of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
Public Health May 2, 2017
Serious and even deadly cases of malaria may be striking the United States more often than previously reported. Learn more about malaria incidence in the country, according to a new report.
Public Health April 25, 2017
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year around the world. What are steps you can take to contribute to this celebration and help mitigate climate change in your own way?
Earth/Environment April 22, 2017
A new report calls for an independent non-governmental Research Integrity Advisory Board (RIAB). This is to guide scientific research in the United States and protect against research misconduct and other detrimental practices.
Earth/Environment April 13, 2017
U.S. airlines generally had a better performance last year, according to the results of Airline Quality Rating 2016. Find out how the airlines fared in terms of baggage handling, flight arrivals, and government-filed complaints.
Business Tech April 10, 2017
A Tennessee poultry farm under contract with Tyson Foods Inc. is now placed under quarantine by the U.S. Department of Agriculture officials afrer it was found infected with H7 strain of pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
Public Health March 6, 2017
Using satellite mapping as an indicator, a new metric has been developed for tracking deforestation in the United States. The satellite mapping can detect the average distance to the nearest forest from any point in the United States.
Earth/Environment March 2, 2017
Google’s mobile payment service, Android Pay is now reportedly supporting over 600 banks in the U.S. Nearly 31 new financial institutions have been now added to the list of Android Pay.
Apps/Software March 2, 2017
A staggering 84 percent of all wildfires in the United States are caused by humans, with the remaining 16 percent ignited by lightning. Learn more about human-induced wildfires and how they can be managed and controlled.
Earth/Environment February 28, 2017
The flow of Colorado River, the source for water to some 40 million people, is expected to drop to as much as 50 percent by 2100 due to rising temperatures in the basin.
Earth/Environment February 28, 2017
A new report has been released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report suggests that the U.S. has seen a tremendous increase in the death rates due to drug overdose since 1999.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017
Average life expectancy is set to rise globally by 2030. But is the perceived gender gap in life expectancy narrowing, and what factors are potentially at play?
Public Health February 22, 2017
The life expectancy of American men and women by the year 2030 will be comparable to those of middle-income countries like Mexico and Croatia. What are the factors behind low life expectancy in the U.S.?
Public Health February 21, 2017
It has been thought in the past that West Nile virus epidemics spread in most ideal temperatures of transmission. The new study, however, shows us how West Nile virus transmission is higher during drought.
Public Health February 12, 2017
More than 77,000 spit samples have been analyzed by a genealogy company to trace and understand migration patterns in the United States. The results can have real applications for medical research.
February 8, 2017
Millions of credit cards in the United States have been turned into 'smart cards' or those equipped with EMV technology. Criminals, however, have easily adapted and moved their operations online.
Security February 2, 2017
Last December, frozen pork belly supply in the U.S. dropped to a record low following a massive demand for bacon, but there's no need to panic because no shortage is likely to occur, pork industry representatives say.
Business Tech February 2, 2017
A new survey by the Guttmacher Institute has found that in 2014, there were 14.6 abortions for every 1,000 women of childbearing age, reflecting the biggest recorded drop since abortion was legalized by a Supreme Court ruling.
Public Health January 18, 2017
Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of nonviolent protests -- while fighting for equality -- lives on. Here are seven facts about the civil rights leader.
Life & Style January 17, 2017
Positive relationships seems to flourish in the states of Mississippi, Utah, and Wisconsin, according to one study. Other states, however, fall behind as the worst places for lovers.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2017
In records since 1895, 2016 ranked second warmest in the United States, with every single state and city in the Lower 48 states showing to be warmer than usual last year.
Earth/Environment January 10, 2017
Xiaomi has raised quite some interest at CES 2017, but it's still not ready to launch its smartphones in the United States. The company says it will enter the U.S. smartphone market 'eventually,' but don't get your hopes up for this year.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 7, 2017