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War Metaphors for Alzheimer’s may do more harm than good: researchers say

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 11:10

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Using war metaphors for conditions like Alzheimer's disease may do more harm than good, a team of researchers led by Daniel R. George of Penn State College of Medicine cautioned. 

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Too much heat in kitchen increases risk of heart disease: researchers find

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 09:41

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It may be the temperature at which food is cooked, rather than the amount of oil, which may be causing heart disease, a new study published in the journal "Nutrition" suggested.

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Supermassive black hole screaming through space at speed of 2,000mph: research

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 07:36

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A supermassive black hole is screaming through space at a speed of 2,000 miles per second (mph) and it will likely never stop, a team of American astronomers estimated.

According to astronomers, including one from CU Boulder, millions of years ago, the black hole B3 1715+425 had been comfortably gulping down stars and deadly x-rays at the center of a distant galaxy.

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Additional hour of sleep can disrupt normal sleep patterns

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:35

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Americans will need to set back their clocks by one hour this Sunday as daylight saving time comes to an end, allowing people to have an additional hour of sleep.

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World’s largest space telescope JWST is complete: NASA

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 07:47

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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is complete and it will likely be launched within next couple of years, the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) announced on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

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Researchers create high resolution map of brine pool off coast of New Orleans

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 07:20

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A team of researchers has created a high resolution map of the area that is believed to be one of the oddest as well as deadliest places on Earth -- the bottomless 'jacuzzi of death or despair' in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Washington boy hospitalized with mystery paralysis dies

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 11:17

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The Washington Department of Health has confirmed that the 6-year-old Bellingham boy with mystery paralysis who was recently admitted to Seattle Children's Hospital has died.

The kid, identified as Daniel Ramirez, was hospitalized on 15th of October after he developed symptoms like drooling, slurred speech, pain in one of his legs and incontinence.

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SpaceX hopes Falcon 9 launches to resume soon

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 08:08

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is expected to return to service soon as investigators probing the Sept. 1 explosion of the commercial booster have apparently identified the root cause of the upsetting explosion.

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Church’s ‘miracle cure’ for autism is poisonous bleach: federal authorities warn

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 09:07

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The "miracle cure" offered by a church that attracted thousands of desperate parents of autistic kids is actually a kind of industrial bleach, federal authorities confirmed.

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Researchers figure out when & where AIDS first arrived in U.S.

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 07:36

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By genetically sequencing samples from individuals infected with HIIV/AIDS near the beginning, a team of scientists have finally figured out when and where the deadly virus first arrived in the United States.

In the process, the University of Arizona researchers, however, exonerated the person who allegedly triggered the demoralizing epidemic in North America.

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Ongoing ‘Bat Week’ aims to raise awareness about the unsung heroes of night

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 07:55

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The ongoing Bat Week, organized by a number of public and private organizations, aims to raise awareness and promote protection for the unsung heroes of the night.

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Women now consuming nearly as much alcohol as men: study

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 11:09

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The gap between men's and women's drinking habits has almost closed and women are now consuming nearly as much alcohol as men, results of a new worldwide survey revealed.

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Anoka County heroin overdoses kill 2, leave 1 in critical condition

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 10:30

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Two of the six people who overdosed on heroin last Saturday died and one is still in a critical condition, according to a fresh statement by the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. 

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Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ tilts entire solar system: study

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 07:31

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The hypothetical "Planet Nine," which has been bewildering scientists ever since they detected evidence for its potential existence in January this year, might have tilted our entire solar system, a new study suggested.

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Researchers discover hybrid bison species

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 06:24

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Ancient cows and steppe bison mated more than 120,000 years ago to produce a hybrid species that survived in Europe for thousands of years, according to a new study.

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Daily exposure to household chemicals costs U.S. $340bn per year: study

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 09:43

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Everyday exposure to low-levels of chemicals found in daily-use objects like in cosmetics, plastics, metal food cans and toys costs the U. S. economy billions of dollars in health care and lost productivity, a new study warned.

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Brain implant enables paralyzed man to feel again

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:10

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More than a decade after a car accident snatched Nathan Copeland's ability to control his hands and sense of touch, a first of its kind brain implant has allowed him to feel again.

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Ebola Drug ZMapp mightn’t be as efficient as thought: study

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 10:54

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Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp might not be as efficient in saving lives of Ebol patients as many believe, a new study cautioned.

ZMapp was one of the most sought-after and promising treatments for treating Ebola during the 2014 outbreak. But, results of the new study suggested that the drug might not be very helpful in treating the deadly illness.

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Distant dying star is spewing out giant superhot blobs of gas: NASA

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 07:11

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A distant bloated dying star is spewing out giant superhot blobs of gas measuring nearly twice the size of Mars, an analysis of data collected by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed.

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