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Gene Sequence For Freckles May Have Been Found Gene Sequence For Freckles May Have Been Found

A new study published today in the journal Cell shows that researchers may have isolated a genetic sequence that promotes both sun sensitivity and freckles. The study looked thousands of Icelandic citizens, comparing their DNA to determine where traits may …

Your Next-Gen Condoms Could Be Made of Graphene Your Next-Gen Condoms Could Be Made of Graphene

This past May, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation lamented that the condom, one of the most simple tools ever devised to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, hasn’t really been improved upon in five decades. …

Nut Consumption Linked to Lower Death Rates Nut Consumption Linked to Lower Death Rates

A new study has found that eating nuts can significantly lower the risk of death for all causes. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at two large, long-term study databases from the Nurses’ Health Study …

Astronomers Confirm Milky Way Particle Jet Astronomers Confirm Milky Way Particle Jet

Astronomers this week have revealed the confirmation that the black hole at the center of our galaxy is ejecting a stream of high-energy particles. The new findings have been published in The Astrophysical Journal. Researchers for some time have assumed …

Bioluminescence Bay Stops Glowing Bioluminescence Bay Stops Glowing
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A bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico has lost its glow and scientists are anxious to find out why. The bioluminescent bay, also called Mosquito Bay and The Bio Bay, is listed as a national natural landmark. The bioluminescence comes from …

Ohio Earthquake Shakes Things Up Ohio Earthquake Shakes Things Up
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A 3.5 magnitude earthquake shook Ohio today and alarmed residents. The earthquake took place near Nelsonville, Ohio, a small town just North of Athens and East of Columbus. It took place at 12:59 p.m. and was felt throughout southern Ohio …

Study Suggests Staggered National Flu Vaccinations For China Study Suggests Staggered National Flu Vaccinations For China

A new study from a combined team of American and Chinese scientists is suggesting that China implement a new national flu vaccine strategy. The paper, published today in the journal PLOS Medicine, states that China should use a staggered flu …

Mars Rover Curiosity Halted Over Electrical Issue Mars Rover Curiosity Halted Over Electrical Issue

NASA today announced that Mars rover Curiosity‘s planned research has been suspended temporarily. The rover is still functional, but has been put on hold while researchers examine an electricity issue that has been detected. This news comes just a week …

We’re Less Than A Decade Away From A 3D Printed Heart We’re Less Than A Decade Away From A 3D Printed Heart
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3D printing and medicine have been best buds as of late with researchers using the technology to print everything from blood vessels to working organs. Now one group of researchers wants to use 3D printers to replicate the heart. A …

NASA Successfully Launches its MAVEN Mission to Mars NASA Successfully Launches its MAVEN Mission to Mars
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On Monday afternoon NASA successfully launched its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The probe’s solar arrays were deployed soon after it’s final rocket stage, sending it on its months-long journey to the planet …

Stephen Hawking Upset with “God Particle” Discovery Stephen Hawking Upset with “God Particle” Discovery
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At 71 years old, Stephen Hawking is the oldest survivor of ALS, a motor neuron disease. Despite being diagnosed with ALS at age 21, Hawking has defied the odds to continue living and become an extremely productive member of the …

CDC Recommends Limits For Antibiotic Use in Children CDC Recommends Limits For Antibiotic Use in Children

The U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week issued a new report and guidance urging physicians to cut back on antibiotic use in children. Specifically, the CDC has called on doctors to cut back on prescribing antibiotics …

Conehead Skull Found in Multicultural Necropolis Conehead Skull Found in Multicultural Necropolis
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The site of Obernai in France was occupied by one people or another for the last 6000 years. Now, a series of graves found there date from 4000 years ago to 2000 years ago. These 38 tombs span a fantastic …

Mt. Etna: First Major Eruption Since 1992 Mt. Etna: First Major Eruption Since 1992
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Mt. Etna in Sicily erupted over the weekend. Lava and hot ash began spewing out on Saturday, and tapered off on Sunday. Etna is Europe’s most active volcano, with 16 paroxysmal, or sudden, eruptions this year and the last major …

Cholesterol Guidelines – 5 Ways to Lower It Cholesterol Guidelines – 5 Ways to Lower It

With heart disease on the rise, to the tune of 1 in 2 people have it some form of it, and the newest FDA, The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations, it’s opening up the …

Comet ISON – Find It With An App Comet ISON – Find It With An App

The super comet ISON is burning brighter as it gets closer to earth and if you want to see it before it passes and is gone for good, the time is now. ISON is now visible with the naked eye …

Cholesterol Guidelines – New Guidelines Could Put 35 Million More Americans On Statins Cholesterol Guidelines – New Guidelines Could Put 35 Million More Americans On Statins
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It is about time the American Heart Association changed the cholesterol guidelines for 25 percent of Americans over 40. Too many people are walking heart attacks waiting to happen. At least they’re acknowledging that there is a problem, but are …

Coney Island Dolphin Found Dead Coney Island Dolphin Found Dead

The baby Bottlenose dolphin that was spotted Thursday about 11 AM was believed to have escaped the muddy creek at Cropsey Avenue and Bay 54th Street, known as the Coney Island Creek in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday evening. It …

World’s Oldest Animal Dies During Research World’s Oldest Animal Dies During Research

The world’s oldest animal died today during research that was being done to confirm its age. Researchers at Bangor University were attempting to pry a bivalve mollusk apart to test its age when they accidentally killed it. Recent tests show …

Hubble Finds Young Milky Way-Like Galaxies Hubble Finds Young Milky Way-Like Galaxies

Astronomers this week detailed findings showing how our own galaxy, the Milky Way, may have looked when it was first forming. The research, published recently in The Astrophysical Journal, shows that the Milky Way was likely once a blue-hued, gas-filled, …

Epilepsy-Treating Brain Implant Approved by FDA Epilepsy-Treating Brain Implant Approved by FDA
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a brain implant designed to treat epilepsy. The implant is now approved for use in the U.S. to help reduce the frequency of epilepsy-related seizures for patients who haven’t responded to …