American infant vaccination rates high, CDC says
American infant vaccination rates high, CDC says
Vaccination coverage increased or remained stable for all routinely recommended childhood vaccines in 2013
Genetic history of the modern Artic
Genetic history of the modern Artic
Approximately 6,000 years ago, humans first populated the North American Artic, a region that today includes northern Alaska, Canada and Greenland. However, the genetic origins of the people who populated this region (Paleo-Eskimos, Neo-Eskimos and Thule), has been unclear until recently.
Wolves show empathy through yawning, researchers say
Wolves show empathy through yawning, researchers say
The results suggest that wolves may possibly experience yawn contagion.
Dragon fish could hold key information on crucial moment in evolution
Dragon fish could hold key information on crucial moment in evolution
A species of fish native to Africa could shed light on the evolutionary process that led fish to move on to dry land.
Mass die-off of fish and other wildlife in Mexico as yet unexplained
Delila Ledwith - 1 hour ago
Fish are dying off by the thousands at lake in western Mexico, authorities say.
 
Newly discovered cave art is likely the work of Neanderthals
James Sullivan - 2 hours ago
Like modern day humans, Neanderthals may have been capable of expressing abstractions.
 
Killer whale population dwindling in Puget Sound
James Sullivan - 3 hours ago
The population of the three collective pods in the area stands at 78 whales, the lowest it has been in nearly 30 years.
 
Cognitive computing could improve law enforcement ability
Delila Ledwith - 3 hours ago
Cognitive supercomputing may help improve relations between law enforcement and minority communities.
 
Researchers: Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate
Ross Cronkrite - 14 hours ago
Computer simulations of the impact of melting glaciers on the Antarctic Ocean back up the picture painted by the satellite data.
 
Amazing cholesterol-lowering drug reduces 'bad' cholesterol levels by 61 percent
Ross Cronkrite - 15 hours ago
More than 70 million Americans have high levels of LDL-C.
 
Astronomers solve the Pleiades distance problem
Jonathan Marker - Aug 31, 2014
The astronomers resolved that the distance from Earth to Pleiades is 443 light-years; Accurate, the astronomers said, to within one percent.
 
American infant vaccination rates high, CDC says
Jonathan Marker - Aug 31, 2014
Vaccination coverage increased or remained stable for all routinely recommended childhood vaccines in 2013
 
Journal challenges validity of study linking autism and vaccines
Lea Clay - Aug 31, 2014
Editors of Translational Neurodegeneration recently removed Hooker's publication, noting "serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions."
 
Iceland sees another eruption from Bardarbunga volcano
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Aug 31, 2014
After a week of on-again and off-again volcanic activity, Iceland has again raised its aviation warning level after larger eruptions were spotted near the Bardarbunga volcano.
 
Genetic history of the modern Artic
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Aug 31, 2014
Approximately 6,000 years ago, humans first populated the North American Artic, a region that today includes northern Alaska, Canada and Greenland. However, the genetic origins of the people who populated this region (Paleo-Eskimos, Neo-Eskimos and Thule), has been unclear until recently.
 
Evidence found for the "inside-out" formation of galaxies
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Aug 30, 2014
On Wednesday, Yale University astronomers discovered a "window into the early, violent formation of the nuclei of the Universe's monster galaxies," as described by the W.M. Keck Observatory where the discovery was made.
 
Study sees improvement in IPCC assements
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Aug 30, 2014
On Wednesday, a team of 27 scientists from five continents published a commentary for Nature Climate Change, in which the authors, "demonstrate how successive IPCC coastal chapters [published in the IPCC Assessment reports], have shifted from impacts towards adaptation."
 
Misleading labels may hide trans fats, study finds
Lea Clay - Aug 30, 2014
Trans fat is generally formed through hydrogenation which causes the oil to become solid at room temperature.
 
Passenger pigeons, which once filled the nation's skies, died out a century ago
Delila Ledwith - Aug 29, 2014
A new book by Mark Avery recounts the sad tale of how the most common bird in the U.S. - the passenger pigeon - was driven to extinction a century ago.
 
Eruption of Yellowstone supervolcano may not be as catastrophic as once thought
Delila Ledwith - Aug 29, 2014
The effects of a Yellowstone supervolcano eruption might not trigger the doomsday scenario previous studies predicted, a new computer simulation suggests.
 
Researchers discover world's oldest known muscles
James Sullivan - Aug 29, 2014
The creature discovered in Canada dates back to 560 million years ago, suggesting that animals with muscles existed over 700 million years ago.
 
Ancient DNA provides clues as to how the New World Arctic was populated
Delila Ledwith - Aug 29, 2014
Modern-day Native Americans are not descendants of the earliest people to settle the New World Arctic, a new study says.
 
Research raises fears of multi-decade megadrought for American southwest
Joe Chivers - Aug 29, 2014
The risk of such an event over the next century in certain parts of the region runs as high as 20-50%.
 
Humans, worms, and flies share more genetic code than you might like to think
Joe Chivers - Aug 28, 2014
Researchers examined over 67 billion gene sequences from flies, worms, and human beings, and found significant amounts of shared DNA.
 
Of mites and men: New study reveals which creatures are living on your face
Delila Ledwith - Aug 28, 2014
Human faces and bodies are teeming with mites, a new study suggests.
 
'Bonanza King' no longer a drilling target for Curiosity
Jonathan Marker - Aug 28, 2014
Bonanza King is on the northeastern end of 'Hidden Valley' where through, earlier this month, Curiosity began driving.
 
Researchers reveal how sheepdogs control unruly flocks
James Sullivan - Aug 28, 2014
For the dogs, it's a matter of active decision making.
 
MERS doesn't seem to spread easily, researchers say
Lea Clay - Aug 28, 2014
The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), caused by the coronavirus, is not as contagious as has been commonly believed.
 
Ebola cases could exceed 20,000, WHO says
Lea Clay - Aug 28, 2014
In the coming week, pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline will begin the first safety trial of an Ebola vaccine.
 
Scientists look into the heart of the sun
Jonathan Marker - Aug 28, 2014
The solar neutrinos pass through matter virtually unaffected, which makes them very difficult to detect and distinguish from trace nuclear decays of ordinary materials.
 
Bronze Age wine cellar discovered in Israel
Jonathan Marker - Aug 28, 2014
The researchers discovered 40 large storage vessels in an enclosed room located to the west of the central courtyard.
 
Pot-smoking couples experience less domestic violence, study finds
Lea Clay - Aug 28, 2014
The researchers looked for a correlation between the use of marijuana in husbands and wives during the first nine years of their marriage and the occurrence of intimate partner violence perpetration.
 
Breakfast might not help you lose weight, researchers say
Lea Clay - Aug 28, 2014
Researchers found that when comparing the effects of skipping and eating breakfast in groups of obese and overweight adults there was no measurable difference in weight loss.
 
Wolves show empathy through yawning, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - Aug 28, 2014
The results suggest that wolves may possibly experience yawn contagion.
 
NOAA adds 20 species of coral to 'threatened' list under Endangered Species Act
Delila Ledwith - Aug 27, 2014
Endangered Species Act protection is now afforded to 20 species of coral, NOAA says.
 
Burning trash has even worse health effects than previously thought
Kristy Blackmon - Aug 27, 2014
New research shows that unreported emissions from garbage burning could impact air pollution estimations.
 
New study shows yawning contagious among wolves
Kristy Blackmon - Aug 27, 2014
New research suggests that the empathetic trigger which produces contagious yawning in humans is shared by wolves.
 
Climate change could trigger deadly disease epidemics, researchers say
Delila Ledwith - Aug 27, 2014
The world is likely to see a comeback of deadly infectious diseases as a result of global warming.
 
UN document states that climate change is man-made, and potentially highly dangerous
Joe Chivers - Aug 27, 2014
The report is an amalgamation of three previous documents, and paints a clearer picture of the daunting future potentially facing humanity.
 
NASA wants to unleash robot 'Swarmies' on alien worlds
James Sullivan - Aug 27, 2014
In the near future, engineers hope that these robots will be able to scan Martian soil for signs of water.
 
Are we living in a 2-D hologram? Fermilab aims to find out
Jonathan Marker - Aug 27, 2014
Researchers say that the information about everything in our universe could in fact be encoded in tiny packets in two dimensions.
 
Best view yet of distant colliding galaxies
Jonathan Marker - Aug 27, 2014
The researchers used a galaxy-sized magnifying glass – the galaxy H-ATLAS J142935.3-002836 - to reveal otherwise invisible detail.
 
Counseling seen as solution for overweight Americans with heart risks
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 27, 2014
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.
 
Near-complete skeleton of mammoth discovered by North Texas family
Joe Chivers - Aug 26, 2014
Members of the McEwen family were digging a gravel pit on their ranch in Ellis County, just south of Dallas, when they made the discovery.