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Smoking, Drug Use Doubles Stillbirth Risks Smoking, Drug Use Doubles Stillbirth Risks
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Its been known for years now that pregnant women smoking and imbibing other harmful substances can put their fetus risk. A new study today shows just how serious that risk can be. The study, published in the journal Obstetrics & …

FDA to Tackle Antibiotic Use in Food Animals FDA to Tackle Antibiotic Use in Food Animals
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The practice of using antibiotics in farm animals has been debated for decades now. Farms will often put antimicrobials into the feed or water of animals bound for the dinner table to enable faster growth using less feed. Critics have …

Scientist Warns of Possible Space Weather Disasters Scientist Warns of Possible Space Weather Disasters
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For the past few months the sun has been blasting out a series of massive solar flares. The behavior is in line with predictions for the current solar maximum – a period every 11 years when greater solar activity can …

6-Year-Old Tries to Save NASA with White House Petition 6-Year-Old Tries to Save NASA with White House Petition
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With NASA budget cuts looming, one 6-year-old kid is taking as direct a route as he can to ask President Obama to save the nation’s space program. Connor Johnson of Denver, Colorado loves space and hopes to be an astronaut …

Aspartame is Deemed Safe in Colas By Europe Aspartame is Deemed Safe in Colas By Europe
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After Coca-Cola America president Steve Cahillane acknowledged that Diet Coke sales were down because of artificial sweeteners back in October, the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) has announced that the use of aspartame to sweeten Diet Coke and other colas …

Satellites Help Pinpoint the Coldest Spot on Earth Satellites Help Pinpoint the Coldest Spot on Earth

With temperatures in the U.S. plunging this week, researchers have found a way to make the snow-packed streets of the east coast seem like a tropical paradise. Scientists at the American Geophysical Union meeting this week in San Francisco unveiled …

Mars Rover Curiosity Dates a Rock, Makes Other Discoveries Mars Rover Curiosity Dates a Rock, Makes Other Discoveries
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Mars rover Curiosity has been on Mars now for over one year. In that time the rover has performed a variety of science observations, revealing to scientists even more about the surface of the red planet. Today, NASA announced that …

Periplaneta Japonica, a new Cockroach, Invades NYC Periplaneta Japonica, a new Cockroach, Invades NYC

There is a widely-held belief that if a nuclear explosion were to occur, the only surviving things would be cockroaches. While the Mythbusters have proven this belief to be plausible, but not certain, there is a new species of cockroach …

New Hepatitis C Treatment Approved in the U.S. New Hepatitis C Treatment Approved in the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that a new treatment for hepatitis C has been approved. The drug, marketed as Sovaldi, is now approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) – the second such …

Ice Storm Hits Majority of the U.S. Ice Storm Hits Majority of the U.S.

A major storm has hit the largest part of the western U.S. Thursday, and continues to wreak havoc on this country – causing flight cancellations, traffic accidents, school closings, and overall treacherous conditions that are expected to last through the …

Oklahoma Earthquake Magnitude-4.5 Shakes State Oklahoma Earthquake Magnitude-4.5 Shakes State

For anyone that lives in an earthquake zone knows, when that ground starts rocking and rolling, it can be terrifying. The feeling of nowhere to go to escape – can be overwhelming. But, when Central Oklahoma experienced a 4.5 magnitude …

Alien Planet Found That Raises Many Questions Alien Planet Found That Raises Many Questions
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A new planet has been discovered, one that is approximately eleven times the size of our own gas giant, Jupiter. The massive planet has been named HD 106906 b. What’s so special about the newly discovered exo-planet? According to calculations, …

Fate of Comet ISON Still Undetermined Fate of Comet ISON Still Undetermined

More than one week on from comet ISON‘s close approach to the sun, astronomers are still working hard to determine what exactly happened to the object. The comet approached the sun on November 28 after traveling for millions of years …

Bent-Penis Drug Approved by the FDA Bent-Penis Drug Approved by the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a drug for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease, a medical condition that causes severe curvature of the penis. The drug, branded as Xiaflex, is the first FDA-approved medication for the treatment …

Bill Nye Urges Obama to Up Planetary Science Budget Bill Nye Urges Obama to Up Planetary Science Budget
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Bill Nye is urging President Obama to make sure the Planetary Science Division of NASA receives as much funding as Americans spend on dog toys per year. His magic number is $1.5 billion. As of right now, the White House’s …

Measles Still a Threat Worldwide, Says CDC Measles Still a Threat Worldwide, Says CDC

Though measles has been conquered in many parts of the world through the use of vaccines, the infection still poses a risk to global health, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). …

Mars Rover Curiosity Has Fired its Laser a Lot Mars Rover Curiosity Has Fired its Laser a Lot

NASA today officially announced that Mars rover Curiosity has fired its infrared laser more than 102,000 times. The 100,000th blast came back near the end of October, when the rover shot over 300 blasts at a rock named “Ithaca” from …

You Can Walk On Liquid Thanks To The Power Of Science You Can Walk On Liquid Thanks To The Power Of Science
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One of the most famous miracles from the New Testament is when Jesus walks on water. While it’s technically impossible for a mortal man to replicate this, we can walk on liquid with the power of science. Up and coming …

New Saturn North Pole Storm Images Released New Saturn North Pole Storm Images Released

NASA today released new images of Saturn taken by the Cassini spacecraft. The images are the highest-ever resolution photos of the planet’s north pole. The images depict the so-called “hexagon” jet stream located near the north pole of Saturn. The …

Tablets Help Students Learn Science, Shows Study Tablets Help Students Learn Science, Shows Study

Many of the concepts taught in science classrooms are inherently difficult to explain in a classroom or through a book. Physics in particular is hard to illustrate beyond the mathematics of it. Newer technology seems poised to help with this …

Brains of Males and Females Are Wired Differently Brains of Males and Females Are Wired Differently

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, or something like that. A study recently published by Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences through work completed by the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine analyzed “connectomes” to determine …