Consuming probiotics regularly may help lower blood pressure
Jonathan Marker - 3 hours ago
The researchers found that probiotic consumption lowered systolic blood pressure by an average 3.56 millimeters of mercury.
 
Global warming 'pause' is perfectly natural, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - 4 hours ago
The "pause" refers to the slowdown in rising temperatures between 1998 and 2013.
 
Deadly MERS virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn
Ross Cronkrite - 9 hours ago
Researchers gathered three air samples from a camel barn owned by a 43-year-old male MERS patient.
 
Gut bacteria allow packrats to munch on toxic plants
Holly Martin - 18 hours ago
Antibiotics kills microbes that allow animals to graze on juniper, creosote.
 
Last June hottest since NOAA records began
Joe Chivers - 18 hours ago
The NOAA say that the combined average temperature over both land and sea was 0.72 degrees centigrade higher than the 20th century average; global land surface temperatures were also 0.95 degrees centigrade higher than average.
 
Increased number of great white sharks brings sales boon in Cape Cod
Joe Chivers - 19 hours ago
An increase in the number of Great White sharks off Cape Cod is having the opposite effect than you might expect. Far from driving people away from the beach, the area has seen a huge boost in the sale of all things shark-related.
 
Florida sixth-grader makes scientific breakthrough in study of lionfish
Delila Ledwith - 20 hours ago
A sixth-grade Florida girl wows ecologists with her study of the invasive lionfish.
 
Seals feast around offshore wind farms, scientists say
Delila Ledwith - 20 hours ago
Some North Sea seals like to forage around offshore wind farms, a new study says.
 
Missing sleep may hurt your memory, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - Jul 21, 2014
Fuzzy memory can have grave consequences in areas such as criminal justice.
 
FDA warns of dangers of powdered pure caffeine products
Jonathan Marker - Jul 21, 2014
These products are basically 100 percent caffeine.
 
Lethal EEE virus detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year
Jonathan Marker - Jul 21, 2014
EEE virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.
 
New robotic hand gives you two extra fingers [VIDEO]
Jonathan Marker - Jul 21, 2014
The robot works essentially like two extra fingers adjacent to the pinky and thumb.
 
First locally-acquired case of chikungunya reported in Florida
Jonathan Marker - Jul 18, 2014
Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne viral disease first described during an outbreak in southern Tanzania in 1952.
 
Healthy, living kidney donors face 'pointless' insurance difficulties
Jonathan Marker - Jul 18, 2014
Researchers found that among 395 donors who tried to initiate or change health insurance after donation, 27 said they faced problems.
 
Niacin could have risks as cholesterol therapy, researchers say
Lea Clay - Jul 17, 2014
Concerns were raised regarding 55 percent more incidences of diabetes complications in the group taking niacin than the group that took the placebo.
 
Gay men are less likely to be obese, study finds
Lea Clay - Jul 17, 2014
Questions have been raised regarding the accuracy of the survey.
 
Researchers install sensors to monitor breakup of Arctic summer sea ice
James Sullivan - Jul 17, 2014
Researchers released robotic gliders along the ice, using GPS to monitor the separating ice.
 
Obesity may be an advantage after heart procedures
Jonathan Marker - Jul 17, 2014
Emerging data suggest the existence of an "obesity paradox," where being overweight may actually protect patients from cardiovascular mortality.
 
UAE plans mission to Mars
James Sullivan - Jul 17, 2014
The UAE is believed to have invested roughly $5.4 billion for space technology.
 
NASA panel concludes 'We are 20 years from discovering life beyond Earth'
Holly Martin - Jul 16, 2014
Advances in technology have spurred discoveries of potentially habitable planets.
 
Huge mysterious hole appears in frozen northern Russia
Joe Chivers - Jul 16, 2014
The hole, which it is estimated may be up to 262 feet wide, was spotted by a helicopter crew working for a Russian oil company
 
Curiosity snaps photo of 'alien' meteorite on Mars
Holly Martin - Jul 16, 2014
Iron meteorite may have come from an asteroid.
 
CDC director: Anthrax incident 'should never have happened'
Lea Clay - Jul 16, 2014
Seventy-four staff members are currently being monitored or prescribed antibiotics as a result of the anthrax exposure.
 
Researchers develop new anti-glare, anti-reflective display for mobile devices
Jonathan Marker - Jul 16, 2014
The researchers roughened a glass surface on a fine scale, so it could scatter light and protect against glare without damaging the glass's transparency.
 
Genes may play a role in cerebral palsy, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - Jul 16, 2014
The study used data from 1,991,625 single births and 45,116 twins born in Norway between 1967 and 2002.
 
Phase-changing material could allow for low-cost 'squishy' robots
Jonathan Marker - Jul 16, 2014
The researchers coated a foam structure in wax.
 
How did these wooly mammoth babies die?
Holly Martin - Jul 15, 2014
Evidence shows both suffered violent deaths.
 
Plenty of astronaut ice cream to go around on ISS
Holly Martin - Jul 15, 2014
Successful launch for Orbital Sciences' Antares food-filled rocket and Cygnus spacecraft.
 
New Horizons expected to reach Pluto one year from now
James Sullivan - Jul 15, 2014
New Horizons will be able to take photos of Pluto and its largest moon Charon, beginning in January.
 
3D printed anatomy may revolutionize medical training
Jonathan Marker - Jul 15, 2014
The kit will revolutionize medical education and training, particularly in countries where cadaver use is difficult.
 
Finding life beyond Earth is within reach, NASA says
Jonathan Marker - Jul 15, 2014
These future telescopes will locate and characterize a mass of new exoplanets.
 
Scientists create the smallest 'Swiss cross' using 20 single atoms
Jonathan Marker - Jul 15, 2014
The miniature cross is made of 20 bromine atoms created by exchanging chlorine with bromine atoms.
 
Humanity to get up close with Pluto in a year's time
Joe Chivers - Jul 15, 2014
Humanity will get its most detailed look at Pluto yet in July 2015, when NASA's New Horizons probe is set to perform a flyby.
 
Controversial offshore seismic blasting set to go ahead in New Jersey
Holly Martin - Jul 14, 2014
Marine life may be threatened by study to assess sea level rise due to climate change.
 
Playing games may help stave off Alzheimer's, study finds
Jonathan Marker - Jul 14, 2014
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults.
 
Scientists discover boron 'buckyball'
Jonathan Marker - Jul 14, 2014
"This is the first time that a boron cage has been observed experimentally," said one of the scientists.
 
Fireball spotted over Australian skies was space debris from Russian rocket
James Sullivan - Jul 14, 2014
It's actually fairly common for broken pieces of spacecraft to re-enter orbit.
 
Looted dinosaur bones returned to Mongolian collection
James Sullivan - Jul 14, 2014
The collector was sentenced last week to three months in prison for the illegal sale of over 30 different fossils.
 
Orbital Sciences cargo ship to bring 'Christmas in July' to space station crew
Jonathan Marker - Jul 14, 2014
The spacecraft will berth with the ISS on July 16 at approximately 6:39 a.m. EDT.
 
Military developing brain implants to restore memory
Jonathan Marker - Jul 13, 2014
DARPA hopes to hasten the development of technology needed to address the impact of traumatic brain injury on servicemembers and veterans.