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FDA to Tighten Baby Formula Standards FDA to Tighten Baby Formula Standards

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced new rules surrounding the manufacture of infant formula. The rules are meant to raise standards for formula manufacturing and ensure all formula is safe and nutritious. The new rule would improve …

18-Foot Python: Burmese Behemoth Found In Florida Almost Ties Record 18-Foot Python: Burmese Behemoth Found In Florida Almost Ties Record

An 18-foot python found in the Florida Everglades almost tied in size with the state’s record setting snake. The Miami Herald reported that the massive Burmese beast was captured on Tuesday by python control on the L-28 levee, roughly 5 …

Poison Center Calls Increase in States With Decriminalized Marijuana Poison Center Calls Increase in States With Decriminalized Marijuana

With public opinion shifting on the issue of marijuana and some states already beginning to legalize the drug, it now seems inevitable that weed is destined to become a major industry in the U.S. Along with legitimization, however, will come …

“Wobbly” Planet Spotted in Binary Star System “Wobbly” Planet Spotted in Binary Star System

NASA this week revealed that the Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a planet with a very erratic orbit. The planet, named Kepler-413b, orbits around a pair of stars and performs what astronomers are describing as a wobble as its spins. …

New Pill Camera Could Help Those with Colonoscopy Troubles New Pill Camera Could Help Those with Colonoscopy Troubles

Although your dad would argue that there are a lot of terrible things about getting older, it’s hard to deny that the dreaded colonoscopy is one of the most-referenced drawbacks of aging. The American Cancer society recommends that both men …

Bill Nye “Science Guy” Debates “Creationist” Ken Ham Bill Nye “Science Guy” Debates “Creationist” Ken Ham

The debate that has raged for centuries, or at least since Darwin’s Theory of Evolution was formulated, and consequent book, “The Origin of the Species” has had religious nuts and science nerds at odds arguing from whence we came. The …

Energy Drinks Could Be Gateway Drugs, Shows Study Energy Drinks Could Be Gateway Drugs, Shows Study

Over the past decade energy drinks have risen to prominence with ads promising to give workers that extra boost they need after lunch or jack up customers’ mood to “extreme” levels. Teens a big market for such products, and now …

Dead Dolphins Washed Ashore on the Peru Coast Last Month Dead Dolphins Washed Ashore on the Peru Coast Last Month

Wildlife experts have confirmed that last January over 400 dolphins washed up on the beaches of northern Peru, which is not too far away from the borders of nearby neighbor Ecuador. Two hundred were washed ashore within the first three …

NASA Crowdsources WISE Data Mining NASA Crowdsources WISE Data Mining

NASA this week announced a new website, DiskDetective.org. The website allows visitors to help NASA researchers cull through data to help uncover young systems that could one day spawn planets. “Through Disk Detective, volunteers will help the astronomical community discover …

Zinc Supplements Studied For The Common Cold Zinc Supplements Studied For The Common Cold
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Although Americans are hit with 1 billion colds each year, most view it as some invisible enemy to which they’ll inevitably succumb. We wait until the running nose and sore throat symptoms set in and then head to our local …

You Can Break Glass With Your Voice And Here’s The Science Behind It You Can Break Glass With Your Voice And Here’s The Science Behind It

Black Canary is an interesting super hero. Not only is she super powerful thanks to years of physical training, but she also has a sonic scream that shatters objects. While no person possesses an ability on par with Black Canary’s …

Mars Rover Curiosity Has Now Driven Over 3 Miles Mars Rover Curiosity Has Now Driven Over 3 Miles
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Following a few hiccups and a software upgrade during the holiday season, Mars rover Curiosity is now back to doing what it does best. NASA today revealed that Curiosity is currently on its way to drill another rock sample. The …

Mexico’s “Water Monster” May Be Extinct Mexico’s “Water Monster” May Be Extinct

The search is on for Mexico’s “water monster”, known as the axolotl. The animal has all but disappeared from the lakes in the Mexico City region. This is of great concern, as this region is the only known habitat of …

Labeling Obesity a Disease Could Undermine Health, Shows Study Labeling Obesity a Disease Could Undermine Health, Shows Study

Last summer the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to officially define obesity as a disease. The AMA’s members hope that the reclassification will require medical professionals to more directly intervene with obese patients. The group’s intentions were to encourage a …

Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Could Harm Baby Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Could Harm Baby
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A recent study has shown that using pot during pregnancy could harm a fetus’ brain development. It states that THC, the ingredient most active in marijuana, can interfere with brain cells and how they are wired. The study was performed …

Quit Smoking: Cold Turkey Better Than E-Cig? Quit Smoking: Cold Turkey Better Than E-Cig?
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Quitting smoking is hard, always has been and always will be. No matter how much additional tax is levied on each pack or how many videos go up on youtube to discourage smoking, there will be people who struggle to …

Andromeda Galaxy: Amazing Photo Was Captured Andromeda Galaxy: Amazing Photo Was Captured

Depending where you are in the world right now, with a telescope and camera, you have an opportunity to capture amazing images of the Andromeda galaxy. Astrophotographer Jeff Johnson took an amazing shot of the galaxy that is being shared …

Stephen Hawking: Event Horizon Likely Doesn’t Exist Stephen Hawking: Event Horizon Likely Doesn’t Exist

Respected physicist Stephen Hawking has just dropped a major bombshell: There may be no such thing as black holes as we know them. This belief would be eagerly dismissed should it have come from anyone else, but when Hawking speaks …

Noah’s Ark: Thought To Have Been Round Noah’s Ark: Thought To Have Been Round
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When we think of the story of Noah, many imagine a giant boat that managed to hold two of every animal species on Earth. And that giant boat is typically “pointy”. Apparently the image had by many was completely wrong. …

HIV Viral Load Higher in Youth, Shows Study HIV Viral Load Higher in Youth, Shows Study
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Advances in HIV research in the past two decades have enabled those with the disease to live more normal lives, keeping the virus in check and down to minimum levels within their bodies. This does note mean, however, that everyone …

Consumer Reports Warns of Carcinogens in Soda Consumer Reports Warns of Carcinogens in Soda

While cities such as New York continue to debate the dangers of excessive sugar in soft drinks, another potentially hazardous aspect of soda is now coming under fire. Consumer Reports today warned of the dagners of 4-methylimidozole (4-Mel), a chemical …