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Pimple-Causing Bacteria Named After Frank Zappa Pimple-Causing Bacteria Named After Frank Zappa

Researchers this week revealed that they have found a new version of the P. acnes bacteria, an organism responsible for acne in humans. This new type of P acnes has evolved to rely on grapevines for survival. In an odd …

New Research Reveals Supernova Secrets New Research Reveals Supernova Secrets

Supernovae seem easy enough to understand. Stars age, using up all of their fusion fuel and burst in a fiery display that helps to create the wide variety of elements seen throughout the universe. The trouble is, astronomers don’t yet …

Asteroid 2014: Cosmic Monster Missed Earth This Morning Asteroid 2014: Cosmic Monster Missed Earth This Morning

A couple million miles may not sound like much of a “close call” with an asteroid. But compare it to the vast and empty light years upon light years surrounding this oxygenated rock ball we ride around on in infinite …

Cortisol Linked to Depression, Especially in Young Men Cortisol Linked to Depression, Especially in Young Men

Researchers today announced that the first biomarker for clinical depression has been identified. A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has linked cortisol and depressive symptoms to clinical depression. This biomarker is especially strong …

Americans Seen Turning Against Animal Testing Americans Seen Turning Against Animal Testing

The gap in opinion between young and old in the U.S. can often be wide. The country has seen significant movement on political issues such as gay marriage and marijuana legalization in recent years, much of it due to the …

More Chemicals Linked to Child Brain Disorders More Chemicals Linked to Child Brain Disorders

A new study out of Harvard has identified six new chemicals that may be related to spikes in brain disorders in children. Researchers are concerned that toxic chemicals may be part of the rise in autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), …

Pizza MREs May Finally Exist After Years of Demand Pizza MREs May Finally Exist After Years of Demand

I’m not, nor have I ever been, in the military. But I can tell you, with complete certainty, that one of the things I would miss the most about having to subside on MREs for months would be a nice …

Proximity to Fast Food Linked to Childhood Obesity Proximity to Fast Food Linked to Childhood Obesity

Fast food restaurants are ubiquitous in the U.S. Small-town streets across the country are lined with a variety of junk food, displaying the troubled American relationship with food that has helped cause obesity levels health researchers now refer to as …

Review: Porn Addiction Isn’t a Real Thing Review: Porn Addiction Isn’t a Real Thing

The internet has laid human sexuality bare, putting it on display for anyone who cares to type a few letters into a search engine. However the wealth of stimulation available online is certainly more than humans have evolved to deal …

Seattle Mammoth Tusk Discovered At Construction Site Seattle Mammoth Tusk Discovered At Construction Site

Experts from the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture claim that a recently discovered mammoth tusk might be the largest found in the entire Seattle area. The tusk, which is also believed to have come from an Ice Age …

3,600-Year-Old Mummy Unearthed In Luxor Egypt 3,600-Year-Old Mummy Unearthed In Luxor Egypt

A routine dig in Luxor, Egypt has resulted in the discovery of a sarcophagus – with a mummy inside and intact. The team of Egyptian and Spanish archeologists that led the excavation were working on a tomb when they unearthed …

Ancient Baby DNA Linked To Native Americans Ancient Baby DNA Linked To Native Americans

A new development in the origin of the Native Americans has been unearthed recently in Livingston, Montana. In 1968, the skeletal remains of a male baby was discovered by construction workers in the northeastern part of the area, and numerous …

Let AsapSCIENCE Tackle Some Olympics-Related Scientific Queries Let AsapSCIENCE Tackle Some Olympics-Related Scientific Queries

Our favorite science illustrators AsapSCIENCE usually take a couple-week break between uploading some of the finest 2-minute animated science videos on the internet. Basically, AsapSCIENCE takes complicated topics and boils them down to their most salient points, and then presents …

Quitting Smoking Linked to Improved Mental Health Quitting Smoking Linked to Improved Mental Health

The benefits of not smoking are well-known and heavily publicized in the U.S. In addition to all of the physical health improvements, though, a new study has now shown that quitting smoking may actually lead to improved mental health. The …

Mars Rover Curiosity Successfully Surmounted a Sand Dune Mars Rover Curiosity Successfully Surmounted a Sand Dune

NASA this week revealed that Mars rover Curiosity has successfully crossed over a Martian sand dune and is now continuing on its way. The rover drove a total of 41.1 meters on Sunday, February 9. This puts Curiosity’s total distance …

NASA, CNES Team Up For Mars Lander Project NASA, CNES Team Up For Mars Lander Project

This week NASA and the Centre national d’études spatiales (the French space agency, CNES) signed an agreement to work towards a future Mars lander set to launch in 2016. The mission is known as the Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, …

Tablet Gaming Linked to Motion Sickness Tablet Gaming Linked to Motion Sickness

Tablet and smartphone gaming has become a billion-dollar industry in just a few short years. With the massive install base these devices represent, game publishers are now targeting mobile users with a wide variety of monetization schemes. The only problem …

Extreme Weather – Is Arctic Warming To Blame? Extreme Weather – Is Arctic Warming To Blame?
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The winter of 2013-14 will go down in the history books as one of the most frigid cold and snowy winters in decades. Records have been broken all over the country, record cold and snowfall levels. But what is really …

Yet Another Early-Universe Galaxy Has Been Spotted Yet Another Early-Universe Galaxy Has Been Spotted

Astronomers this week revealed that yet another galaxy from the very early universe has been spotted. The galaxy, dubbed Abell2744_Y1, is estimated to have existed just 650 million years after the big bang, which took place 13.8 billion years ago. …

Worldwide Measles Deaths Hit All-Time Low Worldwide Measles Deaths Hit All-Time Low

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week announced that measles deaths around the world hit an all-time low in 2012. The organization’s new mortality estimates count only 122,000 measles deaths worldwide in 2012, a full 78% fewer deaths than the …

Aspirin Could Cut Ovarian Cancer Risks Aspirin Could Cut Ovarian Cancer Risks

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) today revealed the results of a new study showing that daily aspirin use could significantly reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in women. The study, published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, …