Site of Worst Nuclear Disaster Now a Nature Reserve for Wild Animals
Oct 06, 2015 A new scientific study highlights the thriving wildlife at the decommissioned nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, which was the site of the worst nuclear disaster that occurred almost 30 years ago. According to the scientists who conducted the study, their findings underscore the negative effects of human activities and presence on animals.
Researchers Discover Evidence of Megatsunami 73,000 Years Ago; Is the World At Risk of Facing Another Devastating Wave?
Oct 05, 2015 While conducting studies on the Cape Verde islands west of Africa, researchers discovered that a gigantic tsunami occurred there 73,000 years ago. According to the researchers, the force of the wave was so strong that it was able to catapult boulders the size of delivery vans out of the ocean
Researchers Uncover Link Between Height and Cancer Risk
Oct 05, 2015 A new study conducted by researchers from Sweden revealed a correlation between people's height and their risk of developing cancer. According to the study, the tallness of a person can determine his or her chance of getting the disease.
Researchers Propose New Theory About Extinction Event that Wiped Out the Dinosaurs
Oct 02, 2015 It is widely believed that the extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by a massive explosion from a gigantic asteroid that hit Earth over 60 million years ago. However, other scientific groups argue that the extinction event was actually triggered by a series of volcanic eruptions.
Return of the Bubonic Plague? Scientists Find Traces of Black Death Virus in Ancient Flea Preserved in Amber
Oct 01, 2015 A recent discovery has uncovered what could possibly be the oldest ancestor of the black death, the plague that wiped out more than half the population of Europe during the 14th century. The researchers discovered the ancient bacteria on a flea that was entombed in amber 20 million years ago.
New York and New Jersey to Experience Devastating Floods Every 25 Years, Researchers Say
Sep 29, 2015 A new study conducted by a team of researchers from various universities revealed that the cities of New York and New Jersey could be hit by devastating storms every 25 years, and not 500 as previously predicted. The researchers warned that this could lead to massive storm surges along the coasts and major flooding within the cities.
Researchers Recommend Fidgeting to Prevent Development of Heart Diseases, Obesity
Sep 25, 2015 When we were young, we were constantly told by our parents to sit properly and stop fidgeting. But, according to the findings of a new study, this form of restless behavior and twitchy mannerism may actually save us from serious health problems.
Enamel on Teeth Traced Back to Prehistoric Fish
Sep 24, 2015 A discovery made by a group of researchers has offered new insight regarding the origin of the enamel that covers human teeth. By studying the evolution of prehistoric fish, the researchers concluded that enamel originated from the scales before developing on teeth and bones.
Study Finds Each Person Leaves a Unique Cloud of Bacteria Like a Fingerprint
Sep 23, 2015 Researchers from the University of Oregon recently discovered that people leave traces of their own bacteria wherever they go. According to the researchers, this new finding can even be used to determine the identity of people, just like fingerprints.
8 Trillion Microbeads from Beauty Products Found to Pollute US Aquatic Habitats
Sep 22, 2015 Plastic packaging and other garbage are not the only objects polluting the oceans. Now, according to a group of scientists from the Oregon State University, microbeads from cosmetic products are building up in U.S.' marine environments.
Air Pollution Kills 3 Million People a Year; Death Toll Could Double by 2050
Sep 17, 2015 A new study released by researchers from various countries warned that the number of deaths caused by air pollution can increase to more than six million a year by 2050. In addition, the study also revealed a surprising major contributor in the world's pollution level.
Scientists Planning to Revive Prehistoric Giant Virus; Is The World at Risk of Another Deadly Outbreak?
Sep 10, 2015 Scientists are planning on bringing back an ancient virus back to life after discovering it in the Siberian permafrost. According to the researchers who made the discovery, reviving the 30,000-year-old frozen virus is part of a study to determine the possibility of a deadly outbreak caused by global warming.
Health News 2015: Not Making Your Bed Can Save You from 1.5 Million Dust Mites
Sep 10, 2015 For the millions out there who refuse to make their beds immediately after waking up, a scientific study is finally backing you up. According to researchers from the Kingston University in the U.K., leaving your bed unmade can save you from the millions of dust mites living there
Study Reveals How Reading E-Books from Mobile Devices Disrupts Sleep
Dec 29, 2014 A recent study revealed that reading e-books, instead of traditional books, using mobile devices such as laptops and tablets before going to bed can have negative effects on a person’s sleeping habit. According to the researchers, those who prefer to use their gadgets to read have a harder time falling asleep as compared to others who read paper-based books.
Researchers Discover New Way to Get Rid of Bedbugs
Dec 26, 2014 Researchers from British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University have discovered a way to trap bedbugs and lure them away from people. They learned that these tiny insects are attracted to a type of chemical that can be used commercially to keep them out of people’s beds.