Fewer than fifty percent in U.S. get flu shots, CDC says
Fewer than fifty percent in U.S. get flu shots, CDC says
The flu virus kills more than 30,000 people yearly worldwide.
Researchers: Modern Europeans descended from three groups of ancestors
Researchers: Modern Europeans descended from three groups of ancestors
Now, researchers have now documented a genetic contribution from a third ancestor: Ancient North Eurasians.
Huge ancient monument discovered in Israel might be older than Great Pyramid
Huge ancient monument discovered in Israel might be older than Great Pyramid
Pottery excavated from the monument has been dated to around 3050-2650 BCE.
Untethered 'cheetah' robot could outrun humans soon [VIDEO]
Untethered 'cheetah' robot could outrun humans soon [VIDEO]
By using a force-based mechanism, they hope that the robot will also be able to climb extreme terrain such as mountains.
Researchers developing amazing skin-like space suits
Jonathan Marker - 4 hours ago
Although skintight spacesuits have been proposed in the past, the persistent design hurdle has been finding a feasible way to squeeze in and out of a pressurized suit that is engineered to be extremely tight.
 
Single dose of antidepressant changes the brain within three hours
Jonathan Marker - 4 hours ago
The researchers' whole-brain network analysis shows that one dose of the SSRI reduces the level of built-in connectivity in most parts of the brain.
 
Obama declares war on superbugs
Jonathan Marker - 5 hours ago
In the absence of effective antibiotics, healthcare providers will no longer be able to treat bacterial infections reliably and rapidly.
 
Report: World population to hit 11 billion by 2100
Jonathan Marker - 6 hours ago
The majority of the anticipated growth is in Africa, where population is projected to quadruple from approximately 1 billion today to 4 billion by the end of the century.
 
Fewer than fifty percent in U.S. get flu shots, CDC says
Lea Clay - 7 hours ago
The flu virus kills more than 30,000 people yearly worldwide.
 
Global temperatures during August 2014 were highest on record, NOAA says
Delila Ledwith - 19 hours ago
Most regions of the world saw record-high temperatures in August.
 
NASA picks SpaceX and Boeing for $6.8 billion in 'space taxi' contracts
Delila Ledwith - 19 hours ago
NASA's new space shuttle contracts with Boeing and SpaceX may end Russia's monopoly on astronaut transport to and from the International Space Station.
 
A puzzle: Antarctic sea ice grows to record high while Arctic sea ice shrinks
Delila Ledwith - 19 hours ago
Scientists solve the enigma of why ice sheets in the Antarctic are at record highs despite warmer temperatures.
 
Report: Crest to remove plastic microbeads from toothpaste
Lea Clay - 23 hours ago
The microbeads, also common in facial scrubs, are flowing into large bodies of water including the Great Lakes and have most recently been found in some of the fish intended for human ingestion.
 
NASA's Maven spacecraft to reach Mars this weekend
Jonathan Marker - Sep 18, 2014
The spacecraft's mission timeline will place the spacecraft in orbit at approximately 9:50 p.m. EDT Sunday.
 
Astronomers discover smallest known galaxy with a supermassive black hole
Jonathan Marker - Sep 18, 2014
A small galaxy named M60-UCD1 has a black hole with a mass equal to 21 million suns.
 
Researchers: Modern Europeans descended from three groups of ancestors
Jonathan Marker - Sep 18, 2014
Now, researchers have now documented a genetic contribution from a third ancestor: Ancient North Eurasians.
 
Fireball meteor soared above Eastern US, 'turned night into day'
Joe Chivers - Sep 17, 2014
The phenomena was reported from Virginia to New Hampshire, and was even seen in central Ohio.
 
Modern European gene pool is from three sources, new study finds
Joe Chivers - Sep 17, 2014
Researchers have discovered that the modern European gene pool comes from three source groups who were in the area over 7000 years ago.
 
Artificial sweeteners may increase diabetes risk, researchers say
Lea Clay - Sep 17, 2014
The team found that the mice consuming non-caloric artificial sweeteners tended to develop glucose intolerance.
 
'Tornado Alley' seeing earlier tornadoes than half-century ago
Delila Ledwith - Sep 17, 2014
People living in 'Tornado Alley' states should prepare for an earlier tornado season, experts say.
 
Researchers to use exosuit to explore ancient wreck off Greece
Joe Chivers - Sep 17, 2014
The ship has already yielded an incredibly significant find, the Antikythera Mechanism, thought to be one of the first computers, which was used to track and predict the movement of stars and eclipses, and dates to the 2nd Century BCE.
 
U.S. bellies are expanding fast, CDC says
Lea Clay - Sep 17, 2014
Based on the study's findings, by the year 2012, 54 percent of Americans were abdominally obese by contrast to the 1999 value of 46 percent.
 
Dinosaur-killing meteorite helped forests bloom
Jonathan Marker - Sep 17, 2014
Researchers studied about 1,000 fossilized plant leaves collected from a location in southern North Dakota.
 
Boeing, SpaceX contracted to develop 'space taxis' for NASA
Jonathan Marker - Sep 17, 2014
The agency announced its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively, with a target of ending the nation's sole reliance on Russia in 2017.
 
1.3 billion-year-old Martian meteorite helps make case for possibility of life on Mars
Jonathan Marker - Sep 17, 2014
These findings are important because they add to mounting evidence that beneath the surface, Mars does provide all the conditions for life to have formed and evolved.
 
Keystone XL would likely increase oil sands production, greenhouse gas emissions
Jonathan Marker - Sep 17, 2014
To assist in gauging the effect of KXL on the climate, Near Zero surveyed a variety of oil sands experts about the impact of KXL on future oil sands production.
 
Study: Early Earth less hellish than previously thought
Jonathan Marker - Sep 17, 2014
Zircon studies revealed that the Hadean Earth was not the equally hellish place previously imagined.
 
Leonardo DiCaprio to serve as climate change representative
James Sullivan - Sep 17, 2014
DiCaprio has been appointed the UN representative on climate change, a decision that was praised by its Secretary General Ban Ki Moon as a "perfect match."
 
Huge ancient monument discovered in Israel might be older than Great Pyramid
Joe Chivers - Sep 16, 2014
Pottery excavated from the monument has been dated to around 3050-2650 BCE.
 
Thousands evacuating as Philippines' most active volcano threatens to erupt
Delila Ledwith - Sep 16, 2014
Philippine authorities order the evacuation of 50,000 people amid fears the Mayon volcano may soon erupt.
 
Untethered 'cheetah' robot could outrun humans soon [VIDEO]
James Sullivan - Sep 16, 2014
By using a force-based mechanism, they hope that the robot will also be able to climb extreme terrain such as mountains.
 
Male-pattern baldness linked to aggressive prostate cancer, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - Sep 16, 2014
There was no noteworthy link between other patterns of baldness and prostate cancer risk.
 
International Whaling Commission review processes 'need to be improved,' scientist argues
Joe Chivers - Sep 16, 2014
There have been several calls for the IWC's scientific credibility to be boosted.
 
Chinese sturgeon, around for 140 million years, now at risk of extinction
Delila Ledwith - Sep 15, 2014
Construction of dams in China over the past several decades has brought many animal species, including the ancient wild Chinese sturgeon, to the brink of extinction.
 
Giant tower to monitor greenhouse gases in the Amazon
Delila Ledwith - Sep 15, 2014
A thousand-foot-high observatory tower in the Amazon rainforest will help scientists better understand the global carbon cycle and global climate change.
 
'J' marks the spot: ESA reveals site for comet landing
Jonathan Marker - Sep 15, 2014
Comet 67P is one of numerous short period comets which have orbital periods of less than 20 years and a low orbital inclination.
 
Check it out: Rare Blue Moon Diamond goes on display in Los Angeles
Jonathan Marker - Sep 15, 2014
The exhibit will run through January 6, 2015, and will allow museum patrons to view the gemstone and learn more about it.
 
Wearable robot will give soldiers herculean legs [VIDEO]
Jonathan Marker - Sep 15, 2014
Besides its military application, the Harvard team will team up with clinical partners to develop a medical version of the suit that can help stroke patients, who often experience a slow, bungling gait and could greatly benefit from walking assistance.
 
'Happy wife, happy life' is the key to marital bliss, study finds
Jonathan Marker - Sep 15, 2014
Ultimately, the researchers found that the quality of a marriage can affect the health and well-being of older individuals as they continue to age.
 
Astronomers: Quasar mystery solved after 20 years
Jonathan Marker - Sep 15, 2014
According to NASA, quasars exhibit a broad range of outward appearances when viewed by astronomers, reflecting the variety in the conditions of the regions close to their centers.
 
Researchers: Eating fish may save your hearing
Lea Clay - Sep 14, 2014
Results, which revealed hearing loss development in 11,600 of the participants, indicated a 20 percent lower risk of hearing loss in women consuming 2 or more servings of fish on a weekly basis.
 
Scary: Poisonous 'puss caterpillar' sends two-year-old girl to the ER
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 14, 2014
Some people experience severe reactions to a puss caterpillar's poison, while others only experience an itching or burning sensation.
 
Powerful solar flare tonight could generate auroras as far south as Pennsylvania
Delila Ledwith - Sep 13, 2014
A powerful coronal mass ejection may cause minor disruptions in power and communications but could also treat skywatchers to extraordinary displays of Northern Lights in skies as far south as Oregon and Wisconsin.
 
North American birds seriously threatened by climate change, new study says
Delila Ledwith - Sep 12, 2014
The National Audubon Society has issued a grim report saying that more than half of North American birds are threatened with extinction because of climate change.