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Water Vapor Discovered on Dwarf Planet Ceres Water Vapor Discovered on Dwarf Planet Ceres

Astronomers today announced that water vapor has been detected around Ceres. Ceres is the largest object in our solar system’s asteroid belt and has been classified as a dwarf planet, like Pluto. The discovery is the first time water vapor …

Salpa Maggiore Sea Creature: A See-Through Rarity Salpa Maggiore Sea Creature: A See-Through Rarity

About 40 miles off the Karikari Peninsula, fisherman Stewart Fraser pulled a pellucid oddity out of the ocean. While fishing with his two sons, Fraser saw the animal anomaly floating atop the waters. He described his tactile experience with it …

Sharks and Rays at Risk of Extinction Sharks and Rays at Risk of Extinction

More than a thousand different species of sharks and rays live in our oceans, but 25 percent of them are at risk of extinction, a new study finds. These types of ancient fish are the most endangered animals in the …

2013 Temperatures Tie For Seventh Warmest 2013 Temperatures Tie For Seventh Warmest

Though much of the U.S. is currently experiencing cold temperatures and snow, it turns out that the previous year has easily made it into the top 10 warmest years since 1880. NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) today released …

More El Niño Heat Waves Expected in the Future More El Niño Heat Waves Expected in the Future

As high temperatures continue to scorch much of Australia this week, researchers are warning that particularly harsh summers could become more normal in the future. A new study published this week in Nature Climate Change predicts that hot El Niño- …

Rosetta Spacecraft Successfully Reactivated Rosetta Spacecraft Successfully Reactivated

The European Space Agency (ESA) today announced that the Rosetta spacecraft has successfully reactivated. The probe has been traveling in a suspended state beyond the orbit of Jupiter since June 2011. Rosetta’s internal alarm functioned as planned and the spacecraft …

Two Million in UK Could Use Weight Loss Surgery Two Million in UK Could Use Weight Loss Surgery
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It’s well-known that millions of Americans are overweight or obese. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has even classified obesity as an epidemic within the country and the American Medical Association now considers obesity a disease. Now …

Too Much Narcissism Could Hinder Leadership, Shows Study Too Much Narcissism Could Hinder Leadership, Shows Study

In the past, studies have shown that Narcissists might tend to emerge as leaders within groups. This makes a certain amount of intuitive sense, as those who think highly of their own skills and opinions might be less averse to …

Developmental Delay Test For Babies Approved by FDA Developmental Delay Test For Babies Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a new test designed to detect developmental delays and intellectual disabilities in children. The test is marketed by Affymetrix under the name CytoScan Dx Assay and can detect disabilities such as …

Acetaminophen Warning By FDA: Overdose Can Be Fatal Acetaminophen Warning By FDA: Overdose Can Be Fatal

The FDA recently asked that healthcare providers be mindful of the dosage of Acetaminophen they choose to prescribe patients. According to the government regulatory agency, more than 325 mg of the drug could have negative consequences such as severe liver …

NASA Looking For Companies to Build Lunar Landers NASA Looking For Companies to Build Lunar Landers
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NASA’s commercial spaceflight program has largely been a success for the agency. Both SpaceX and Orbital Sciences have now performed successful resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS). With commercial spaceflight a success, NASA is now moving ahead with …

Acetaminophen Warning: FDA Says Limit Dose to 325 MG Acetaminophen Warning: FDA Says Limit Dose to 325 MG
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an acetaminophen warning on Tuesday and recommends that healthcare professionals stop prescribing drugs that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is a pain medicine that you may recognize from taking Tylenol. …

Doomsday Clock Set At 5 Minutes To Midnight Doomsday Clock Set At 5 Minutes To Midnight
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If you’ve never heard of the Doomsday Clock, you’re not alone. It isn’t a clock that predicts time or doomsday events directly, it is more of a visual metaphor devised by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists to measure and analyze …

Preschooler Obesity Influenced by Parents, Sleep Preschooler Obesity Influenced by Parents, Sleep
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Though the prevalence of obese preschool-age children in the U.S. is on the decline in some states, health researchers still consider the problem of obesity to be an epidemic in the country. Now, a new study has revealed what could …

Jellyfish Aircraft Drone Revealed Jellyfish Aircraft Drone Revealed
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“Our interest ended up being a little bit weird – it was the jellyfish.” American scientists announced today that they have built the world’s first jellyfish aircraft. “We were interested first of all in making a robotic insect that would …

New Planets Found Among Star Cluster New Planets Found Among Star Cluster

Astronomers this week have announced the discovery of three planets found within the Messier 67 star cluster. The finding is significant because planets have rarely found orbiting stars that are part of star clusters. The new research shows that planets …

Driving Restrictions, Campus Interventions Curb Underage Drinking, Shows Study Driving Restrictions, Campus Interventions Curb Underage Drinking, Shows Study

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) today announced that the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommended strategies to curb underage drinking may actually be working. The institute has issued a new report published in this month’s Journal of Studies …

Children May Not Affect Life Satisfaction, Shows Study Children May Not Affect Life Satisfaction, Shows Study

Though parents around the world are likely to believe their lives have been enhanced by their children, studies have found that the stress of parenting can put a strain on marriages. Now, a new study has found that having children …

Womb Transplant of Nine Women In Works Womb Transplant of Nine Women In Works

A uterine transplant isn’t so far fetched when you think about how far the medical industry has come. Heart, liver and kidney transplants are becoming the norm these days. With the newest transplant attempts of hands, faces and other body …

Pillage Ant Subdues Slaves Via “Chemical Camouflage” Pillage Ant Subdues Slaves Via “Chemical Camouflage”

Need a break from hearing about man’s inhumanity against man? Fair enough. In lieu, let’s take a moment to observe just how brutal other sentient creatures are capable of being to one another. For example, take the new ant species …

School Drug Testing Doesn’t Work, Shows Study School Drug Testing Doesn’t Work, Shows Study

Though states such as Colorado and Washington are easing up on marijuana, the war on drugs is still in full force throughout the U.S. As part of the drug war, many high schools across the country test students for drugs. …