Category: Science News

How Stress and Negative Emotions Can Lead to Heart Problems

Heightened activity in the brain’s fear center can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests.

/ January 13, 2017

Cancer Death Rates Down 25% Since 1991

The death toll from cancer in the U.S. this year is projected to be 25% lower than a quarter-century ago, a decrease attributed to steady reductions in smoking rates and new breakthroughs in detection and treatment.

/ January 10, 2017

The Science of Political Belief: Why We Get Passionate About Politics

A new study holds fascinating clues as to why people get so worked up about politics.

/ January 5, 2017

EPA Study Confirms Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its highly anticipated final report on hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” confirming that the drilling process may contaminate drinking water "under some circumstances."

/ December 21, 2016

Want to Live Forever Through Technology? There’s an App for That.

We all die sooner or later, leaving behind family and friends with a few precious memories, which are then eventually erased when our loved ones pass away. But what if you could be remembered forever?

/ December 20, 2016
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EPA Panel to Investigate Cancer Risk with Monsanto’s Roundup

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a three-day series of meetings this week dedicated to examining evidence linking Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller to cancer.

/ December 13, 2016
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Alzheimer’s Cure Within Reach After Successful Drug Trial

A drug that ‘switches off’ production of toxic proteins caused by Alzheimer’s disease is raising hopes that a cure could finally be within reach.

/ December 12, 2016

Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence Over the Next 20 Years

Artificial intelligence has gone mainstream. With major tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook making huge investments, there’s bound to be incredible developments in AI over the horizon. From deep-learning cyborgs to doomsday scenarios, here are five leading theories about...

/ November 23, 2016
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No Aloe Found in Aloe Vera Gels from Walmart, CVS, Target

Lab tests on many store-brand aloe vera gels "showed no indication of the plant," but did find sugar substitutes, according to Bloomberg News.

/ November 22, 2016

Massive Earthquake Off Coast of Japan Sparks Fukushima Fears

A tsunami warning was in effect Tuesday for Japan's Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Honshu, threatening regions devastated in the 2011 mega-disaster that killed 20,000 people.

/ November 22, 2016