Scientists Bring Sci-Fi Technology to Life by Creating Working Tractor Beam
Oct 30, 2015 The concept of tractor beams, as seen in the "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" films, has always belonged to the realm of science fiction. But recently, a team of scientists were able to create a real-life tractor beam that can levitate, pull and rotate objects in mid-air.
WHO Says Tuberculosis Going Head-to-Head with AIDS as Leading Cause of Death
Oct 29, 2015 A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that tuberculosis has killed more people than HIV/AIDS last year. Based on the agency's report, despite the successfully efforts to cure the infectious disease, it is fast becoming one of the world's leading causes of death.
Shampoos, Body Lotions, Sunscreen and Other Personal Care Products Found to Contain Cancer-Causing Agent
Oct 28, 2015 A team of researchers has discovered a chemical additive commonly found in cosmetic and personal care products such as shampoo and body lotion that can increase the risk of breast cancer development. The findings of the researchers were detailed in a report published on October 27 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
Disappearance of Large Animals and Their Waste Not Good for the Environment
Oct 28, 2015 Researchers reported that aside from the decreasing diversity, the loss of large animals that once roamed the Earth has another direct effect on the environment. According to the researchers, these animals' waste, or generally speaking their poop, plays a major factor in fertilizing the planet.
WHO Confirms Processed Meat Including Bacon and Hot Dogs can Cause Cancer
Oct 27, 2015 The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that processed meat can cause the development of cancer. WHO issued the statement following a study conducted by its cancer research department.
Hot Dogs Found to Contain Human DNA According to Investigation
Oct 26, 2015 A food analytics company has made a startling discovery while closely studying different types of hot dogs and sausages. According to the firm, a small portion of the samples studied contained human DNA.
Scientists Discover New Giant Tortoise Species in Galapagos
Oct 26, 2015 A team of researchers working in the Galapagos Islands has discovered a new species of giant tortoises living in a region in the archipelago. According to the researchers, the new discovery will usher in new efforts geared toward the conservation and protection of these rare animals.
Antibiotics Usage Linked to Obesity Risk Among Children
Oct 22, 2015 A new study conducted by a team of researchers from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health revealed the correlation between consumption of antibiotics and long-term weight gain among children. According to the researchers, the duration of antibiotics exposure directly affects a person's body mass index.
Antioxidants Found to Promote Spread of Cancer Cells According to New Study
Oct 20, 2015 Over the past few years, consuming food items rich in antioxidants have been regarded as an effective method in preventing the development of diseases. However, according to a new study conducted by researchers for the Children's Research Institute at UT Southwestern, antioxidants can actually speed up the spread of cancer cells.
Popular Halloween Treat Caramel Apples Found to Contain Listeria Bacteria
Oct 16, 2015 A new study details how caramel apples can turn into breeding grounds for listeria bacteria. The study was conducted in response to a listeria outbreak that led to the deaths of 7 individuals in the U.S. earlier this year.
Thousands of Emergency Room Visits Blamed on Dietary Supplements
Oct 15, 2015 A new study has revealed that the usage of dietary supplements is responsible for sending over 20,000 people to emergency rooms in the U.S. each year. According to the researchers, this is due to the complications or side effects associated with taking supplements.
Miami, New York City, New Orleans and Other Coastal Areas in Danger of Going Underwater due to Rising Sea Levels
Oct 14, 2015 A team of researchers warned that if carbon emissions are not drastically reduced within the next decades, rising sea levels could end up washing away several coastal cities in the U.S. Although some cities such as New York can still be saved, the researchers said other cities are already doomed to sink.
Scientist Warns Ice Age Scenario in ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ Film Possible
Oct 12, 2015 A new study warns that a combination of various environmental factors including global warming could cause a catastrophic event similar to the one portrayed in the disaster film "The Day After Tomorrow." This is according to the results produced by a climate model.
Scientists Discover Way to Create Exercise Pill
Oct 08, 2015 Scientists from the University of Sydney in Australia and Denmark's University of Copenhagen said that they have found a way to create a pill that can mimic the effects of exercise. This discovery can potentially revolutionize the way people achieve their fitness goals.
Researchers Warn of More Wildfires in Colorado Due to Rising Temperatures
Oct 07, 2015 Researchers warned that as the temperature continues to rise due to global warming, more destructive wildfires will occur on Colorado. This is according to their findings after studying the area's history over the past 2,000 years.