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astronaut
Space Travel Changes Astronauts Heart Shape, Makes It More Spherical
Mar 31, 2014 11:07 AM E
New findings suggest that long periods of microgravity in space results in the heart becoming more spherical, which can lead to cardiac problems.
Cell Phone Tower
Is Cell Phone Radiation A Threat? Recent Research Says Yes... And No
Mar 27, 2014 17:28 PM E
Academic health research over the last few years has tried to definitely prove or discredit the idea that cells phones and base station towers make people sick. The jury is out, but the threat seem negligible.
JT
How To Attract A Woman On The Dance Floor: Move Your Head And Right Knee A Lot [VIDEO]
Mar 24, 2014 18:30 PM E
A new study in Biology Letters analyzes the dance moves men should do to attract women. Researchers from Northumbria University in England and the University of Gottingen in Germany used a motion capture system to record 30 male participants' dance moves, and show animated avatars of the dancing men to a group of women.
Inner Ear
Our Inner Ear Pores Let Us Tune In And Out Of Conversations
Mar 23, 2014 14:26 PM E
For those without hearing impairments, the human ear can filter out noises to focus on one sound — like somebody talking across a noisy room. But until now, scientists never knew how this worked.
E. coli
Scientists Create Radiation Resistant E.Coli To Learn How Bacteria Develop Antibiotic Resistance
Mar 15, 2014 16:31 PM E
As antibiotic-resistant bacteria become stronger, scientists are trying to learn how they are able to mutate and develop resistance. In this experiment, they learned how E. coli can become resistant to radiation.
Infant Gorilla Delivered by C-Section is in Distress
Baby Gorilla In Intensive Care After Rare C-Section Delivery At San Diego Zoo [VIDEO]
Mar 14, 2014 15:38 PM E
An infant gorilla at the San Diego Zoo is showing complications Friday afternoon after an unusual birth by C-Section.
Thrush
Good Fungi Can Be Used To Reduce Bad Fungi That Causes Oral Thrush
Mar 14, 2014 15:08 PM E
Anew treatment for oral thrush has been discovered. It uses the therapeutic effects of the beneficial fungal yeast.
google
Why Google’s Big Data Pill May Not Be Best Medicine For Flu Bug
Mar 13, 2014 14:12 PM E
Google Flu Trend (GFT) is a web service operated by Google and provides up-to-date estimates of influenza activity for more than 25 countries.
traffic
Traffic-Related Air Pollution Associated With Changes In Heart Health
Mar 11, 2014 11:55 AM E
The damaging effects of vehicular air pollution on the heart and lungs are well known.
Mallard
Bird Flu Database Will Help Track Future Outbreaks
Mar 09, 2014 14:06 PM E
With bird flu cases on the rise each year, a team of scientists have compiled a database with information on every strain of the flu virus found in birds around the world, which will help track outbreaks.
Music Is The Universal Language
The Magic Of Music Isn't For All: Some Students Prefer Sex, Food, And Exercise
Mar 09, 2014 13:27 PM E
Music may be the language of love, joy, sadness, and cooperation around the globe, but a new study found a small percentage of college students in a group of 1,000 just don't find pleasure in music, but they did make it a choice among positive experiences if a monetary reward came along with the music.
insecticide
Scientists Discover Gene That Makes Mosquitoes Resistant To DDT And Other Insecticides
Feb 25, 2014 15:10 PM E
Dr. Charles Wondji and his team of researchers have discovered that a single genetic mutation in mosquitoes makes them resistant to popular insecticides.
condom
Shocking Condom: The Next Generation Of Protection May Electrocute You [VIDEO]
Feb 25, 2014 11:19 AM E
A prototype condom takes the principles of a shock collar and applies them to a male's most sensitive nether regions. Raising funds for the project on Indiegogo, the developers promise to "make you one of these devices" in exchange for $350.
camel
MERS Virus In Saudi Arabian Camels Is 'Widespread,' Has Been Present For At Least 20 Years
Feb 25, 2014 00:01 AM E
Camels have been infected with the MERS virus for at least 20 years, according to a study published today in mBio. Previous studies have shown that camels have been infected with MERS since 2003. Whether or not MERS was transmitted from camels to humans still remains unknown, though the scientists behind the mBio study say it is indeed possible.
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