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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 …

New Bird Flu Infects First Human New Bird Flu Infects First Human

Zoonosis occurs when a disease or sickness in a non-human animal is transmitted to a human being. Approximately 61% of 1415 pathogenic infections to human beings are zoonotic. The first case of a bird-to-human transmission of infection came in China …

The Earliest Life Form Found So Far is in Australia The Earliest Life Form Found So Far is in Australia

The Guardian is reporting that Earth’s earliest life form has been found in Australia. An Aussie research team accompanied by some U.S. scientists discovered a series of “complex microbial ecosystems” they date to 3.5 billion years ago. The find was …

Time-Lapse Video Captures Northern Lights Time-Lapse Video Captures Northern Lights

Canadian photographer Richard Gottardo recently spent 7 hours in Southern Alberta, capturing the remarkable color changes displayed by the northern lights, or the aurora borealis, which were seen over the Rocky Mountains. The aurorae, from the Latin word for “sunrise,” …

Rare Sighting Of Asian Unicorn In Vietnam Rare Sighting Of Asian Unicorn In Vietnam

The twin-horned saola, also known as the Asian unicorn has been sighted in Vietnam. The animal is on the endangered species list and is sighted less often every year. The World Wildlife Federation set up cameras to try to spot …

NASA Declares Commercial Space Program a Success NASA Declares Commercial Space Program a Success
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Over one year on from the first successful commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA today declared its commercial space program a complete success. This comes as NASA is ending its Comercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) initiative, …

Mars Rover Curiosity is Back in Action Mars Rover Curiosity is Back in Action
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NASA today announced that Mars rover Curiosity is now out of safe mode and operating normally. The rover had rebooted into safe mode unexpectedly last week while transferring data between the rover and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Curiosity is expected …

Obesity Increases Heart Risks, Regardless of Health Obesity Increases Heart Risks, Regardless of Health
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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention, obesity has become an epidemic in the U.S. The dangers of obesity have traditionally been lumped in with metabolic syndrome, a group of health issues that include high blood pressure, …

Astronomers Spot Newborn Star Spouting Gas Astronomers Spot Newborn Star Spouting Gas

NASA today unveiled a new image of the stellar object known as HH 46/47. The picture shows that the object is a newly-formed star that is shedding some of the gasses from which it formed. The new observations have been …

Study: Most Herbal Supplements Contain No Herbs Study: Most Herbal Supplements Contain No Herbs

The New York Times noted a study last week from a Canadian research team claiming roughly three out of four herbal supplements contain little more than weeds or powdered rice. The research team used a test called DNA barcoding, which …

GOCE Satellite Falls To Earth- Where Did It Land? GOCE Satellite Falls To Earth- Where Did It Land?

Satellite GOCE fell to earth tonight and many people are wondering where it landed. The satellite belongs to the European Space Agency and fell sometime Saturday evening. Satellites fall to earth pretty often, and it is usually easy to estimate …

New Dinosaur Species Related To Tyrannosaurus Rex New Dinosaur Species Related To Tyrannosaurus Rex

The discovery of a new dinosaur is always exciting, especially when the new species turns out to be a cousin of the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex. The new species was named Lythronax Argestes and was discovered in 2009. Scientists have been …

Were First Dogs our Best Friends, or Savage Beasts? Were First Dogs our Best Friends, or Savage Beasts?

Man’s best friend, the canine, who is always there to greet us with joy and excitement when we come home, who love us and are one of the best animal companions man has ever known, didn’t start out that way. …

Olympic Torch: Watch Its Return to Earth Olympic Torch: Watch Its Return to Earth
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Olympics fans, space buffs and just about anyone who likes interesting events will likely want to watch the Olympic torch return to Earth tonight. At around 9:49 pm EST, the torch will return from its trip to the International Space …

Deadly Dolphin Virus Strikes The East Coast Deadly Dolphin Virus Strikes The East Coast

A deadly virus has caused over 700 dolphins on the east coast to wash up on shore dead. The virus appears to be similar to the measles virus that is known to attack humans and the organism responsible is called …

Trans Fat:  FDA Banning the Artery Clogger Trans Fat: FDA Banning the Artery Clogger

Just when you thought you’d given up on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation of food; think food and drug recalls, criminal investigations into their employees and scientists, and worse, they start acting like they care. But do they? …

Hammerhead Shark Species Found Off South Carolina Coast Hammerhead Shark Species Found Off South Carolina Coast
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With the growing list of animal species doomed to extinction, and many already extinct, it’s thrilling finding a brand new species, especially an ocean genus. Amazingly a team of biologists found this new hammerhead shark species just off the coast …