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Vitamin D Supplements May Prevent Cancer Deaths

According to a new study published in the March issue of Anticancer Research, the International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment, higher concentrations of vitamin D could help reduce mortality rates among breast cancer patients. In their study, titled “Meta-analysis …

Crowd-Sourced Science Actually Works, Shows Study

For a few years now NASA and other scientific researchers have been using the collective power of the internet to help gather data for scientific research. In addition to older projects that crowdsource computing power for math-intensive research, other projects …

California Earthquake: A Bullet Dodged, but Threat Remains

The 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Eureka, California on Sunday may be over, but scientists say that Northern California will remain under threat for many years to come. The Cascadia subduction zone in the Pacific Northwest continues to be a …

Oil Cleansing And Pulling: 20 Minute Mouth Remedy

When a friend replied to me recently, saying he was busy “oil pulling” and would get back to me, I really didn’t want to know what that meant. He told me anyway. Essentially, the idea is that you slosh around …

Largest Yellow Star Yet Seen Spotted in Binary System

Astronomers this week revealed that they have spotted the largest yellow star ever seen. The object is more than 1300 times the diameter of our Sun and is also one million times brighter. It is also one of the ten …

FDA Approves Cefaly Migraine Treatment Marketing

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the marketing of Cefaly, a device marketed to provide drug-free preventative treatment for migraine headaches. Cefaly is a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device that provides electrical stimulation to a user’s …

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Functional Following Computer Swap

NASA today confirmed that the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is still functional following a reboot into safe mode on March 9. According to the agency the orbiter rebooted itself after an unscheduled swap of its main computer to a backup. In …

Barack Obama: Special Message On “Cosmos” Debut

For the fans of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos series, you might just be pleasantly surprised that the series is back with a ‘big bang’, not to mention updates on all of the new discoveries in the universe. As if the debut …

California Earthquake: 6.9-Magnitude Strikes Eureka Coast

An offshore earthquake struck Northern California Sunday night, which was mainly centered in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 10 miles. Sources say that the earthquake occurred around 10:18 p.m., 50 miles offshore of Eureka, Calif. The magnitude of the …

‘Cosmos’ Reboot Features Unlikely Tandem Of Neil DeGrasse Tyson And Seth MacFarlane

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage was a 13-part TV series that first appeared on television in 1980. The series tackled a wide range of scientific topics including Carl Sagan’s perspective of our existence in the universe and the origin of life. …

Carl Sagan Made Science Sexy; New “Cosmos” Is Bringing It Back

Spring forward, everyone! Yep. We may be losing an hour of sleep – but starting today you’ll get to see our cosmic morning star for more hours every day for the next several months. And tonight, after it’s set, another …

No “Planet X” Found in WISE Data

For decades before Pluto, Eris, and other distant objects in our solar system were discovered, astronomers had posited that there must be another planet beyond Neptune that would make observed orbital calculations for Neptune and Uranus add up. This planet …

NASA to Conduct Twin Astronaut Studies

The physics behind spaceflight are well understood, but what exactly being in orbit does to the human body is still being uncovered. To help out with this research NASA today announced that it now has plans to study the physiological …

Asteroid Near Earth And Uncomfortably Close

An asteroid named 2014 EC, considered small to astronomers, (25 feet wide) is zooming past earth at a surprisingly close proximity. It’s actually between the moon and the earth, and within 38,300 miles from us. It passed by us early …

Radars Might Be Used to Predict Sinkholes

One month ago a 40 foot-wide hole in the ground opened up underneath a showroom floor at National Corvette Museum and swallowed eight cars including a black 1962 Corvette and a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder (which was recently recovered, mostly intact). …

Here’s A TEDx Talk On 3D Bioprinting

You could say that 2013 was the year of bioprinting. Researchers and private companies alike made huge strides in printing live human tissue, from ears to livers. From 2014 onward, we’re going to see some amazing advancements made in the …

Distant Black Hole Spin Measured by Astronomers

Astronomers this week revealed that the spin of a very distant black hole has been directly measured. The new measurement is part of a new report published this week in the journal Nature and should help cosmologists further investigate the …

Winklevoss Twins Use Bitcoins To Go To Space

While others are busily speculating as to whether or not recent scandals, including multi-million dollar theft and even murder, will help spell the end for Bitcoins….these guys just used theirs to buy tickets to space. Clearly the Winklevoss Twins aren’t …

HIV Cure For Babies: Success Number Two Raises Optimism

Doctors at an AIDS conference in Boston revealed on Wednesday that a female baby that was born with the AIDS virus may have possibly been cured after getting treated soon after birth. The baby, born in Los Angeles, California last …

Baby Is HIV Free? Early Treatment May Have Cured

The news that a second infant may have been cured of HIV has raised possibilities for the early treatment of infected newborns. On Wednesday doctors shared that an infant girl born to a high-risk mother in the Los Angeles area …

You Can Totally Make A Boat Out Of Cardboard

Cardboard can be just about anything when you’re a kid. The possibilities are nearly limitless and all you need is a box and some imagination. Things aren’t as much fun when you’re a boring adult, but you can at least …