Tech & Science
Will The World End Saturday? What Exactly It Would Take To Destroy All Life
Doomsday predictors may think that the tomorrow, September 23, marks the beginning of the end, but scientists have other views.
Safe Air Pollution Doesn’t Exist: Even Low Levels May Cause Kidney Damage
Air pollution may be a major contributor to declining kidney health, and even lead to kidney failure.
Nurses May Have Flipped Off ‘Mini Satan’ Newborns Because Crying Babies Make Us Crazy
Two nurses were recently fired for acting inappropriately around newborns, but research suggests infant cries can do crazy things to our brains.
No More 'Bad Fat'? A Potential Weight-loss Treatment Could Make Fat Burn Itself, According to a New Study
A recent study may have revealed a novel way to combat obesity by turning "bad" fat into "good" fat.
Children's IQ Could Be Lowered By Mothers Drinking Tap Water While Pregnant
Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fluoride during pregnancy may be at risk of having a lower IQ.
Bad Health Care And Medications Are Killing People With Schizophrenia
Individuals with schizophrenia are dying sooner than those without, but their mental health condition isn't completely to blame.
Want to Drink Less at Night? This Drug Could Help
A drug that works by targeting the brain's immune system could help drinkers curb nighttime cravings for alcohol.
Rapunzel Syndrome: Compulsive Hair Eating Teen Dies From Organ Failure
Eating your hair can cause a fatal blockage in the digestive tract that may be deadly if left untreated.
Being Born in September Means You’re Smarter Than Everyone Else, According to This Study
New research suggests children born in September may be more confident and do better in school than children born in August.
College Students May Suffer Permanent Brain Damage from Binge Drinking, Study Shows
Research from Europe has found troubling new evidence about the dangers of alcohol.
Yes, Your Desk Job Is Killing You, New Study Confirms
Sitting too long may lead to an early death, but getting up for frequent breaks during the day may help minimize this risk.
After Hurricane Harvey, Some Texans Are Walking in Streets Contaminated With Their Own Poop
E. coli and hepatitis are among several dangers that could be lurking in the floodwaters.
Bad Teeth? Don’t Blame Your Genes—Blame Yourself
A recent study finds that hereditary bacteria play a small role in determining whether we develop cavities.
Is the iPhone 8 Waterproof? New Phone Features Revealed at Apple Event 2017
Apple revealed new waterproof features of its three new iPhones set to be released this year.
Can You Drink While Pregnant? Even Light Drinking Can Cause Problems
New research has once again investigated how much alcohol pregnant women can drink, but ultimately failed to find a clear "safe" amount.
Cleaning Products May Increase Your Risk Of Chronic Lung Diseases Like Asthma, Study Shows
New research suggests that increased exposure to certain industrial cleaning products may compromise lung health and increase risk of developing COPD.
Researchers Locate Dormant HIV Cells, Raising Treatment Hopes
By identifying a certain protein marker, doctors may be able to target hidden HIV and rid a patient's body of the virus.
New Approach May Allow Doctors to Attack Alzheimer's Protein
Researchers have created a 'metal-based substance' that works like scissors to cut out the protein most associated with Alzheimer's development.
Science Inches Closer to a Universal Blood Test for Cancer
Researchers have found a new clue in the blood that they hope can lead to quick, effective cancer diagnosis.
HIV Cure? Research May Show a Way to Eliminate Virus
Scientists have developed a method of preventing HIV from disabling immune cells that help to destroy infections.
Did London Doctors Find a Way to Cure 2 Babies of Leukemia?
The infants were treated with genetically modified T cells but also received chemotherapy, making it difficult to say what cured them.
Antibody Trial Puts Science Closer to HIV Vaccine
The eventual hope is that a combination of several HIV-specific antibodies will help to completely destroy the virus and that this same treatment could double as an HIV vaccine.
Reconsidering the Appendix: Research Suggests it May be Useful After All
New study theorizes the appendix may play a role in regulating intestinal health.
Researchers Explore Why Binge Eating Follows Binge Drinking
A new study suggests there may be a biological reason so many turn to overeating after drinking heavily.
Swearing Associated With Honesty? Damn Right, Study Says
Cursing is used to express feelings, and those who do portray themselves in an honest light, research claims.