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FDA Recalls More Than 4,600 Cases of Pillsbury Flour Over Potential E. Coli Contamination

FDA Recalls More Than 4,600 Cases of Pillsbury Flour Over Potential E. Coli Contamination

This year we have seen quite a few E. coli outbreaks and it looks like that trend is going to continue for now as Hometown Food Company has revealed a potential E. coli contamination of its Pillsbury Best 5-pound Bread flour.   According... 
The buildup of ‘zombie cells’ may be what’s causing our aging!

The buildup of ‘zombie cells’ may be what’s causing our aging!

Aging cells that refuse to die are being referred to was zombie cells and according to studies may be what’s causing our aging as well as contributing to some diseases like osteoporosis and Alzheimers! Scientists and researchers... 
More Evidence Suggests Alcohol Has Zero Health Benefit (and Definite Risk)

More Evidence Suggests Alcohol Has Zero Health Benefit (and Definite Risk)

The debate over whether or not alcohol might have some health benefits may finally have come to an end:  and it is not looking good for those who like to think their glass-of-wine with dinner is more than a meal accompaniment.  According... 
AstraZeneca to Partner with Daiichi Sankyo To Expand Oncology Portfolio

AstraZeneca to Partner with Daiichi Sankyo To Expand Oncology Portfolio

By the end of the week, drugmaker AstraZeneca agreed to collaborate with Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo to help stabilize its oncology sector.  Instead of a full takeover, however, AstraZeneca is paying $6.9 billion... 
Can Science Make a Potent Potable with None of the Problematic Effects?

Can Science Make a Potent Potable with None of the Problematic Effects?

Scientist David Nutt has been developing a synthetic alcohol substitute for many years. Finally at a place where he can substantiate his claims, he has announced that this alcohol substitute—which he calls Alcarelle—can potentially... 
Could A Simple Chemical [Medical] Cocktail Help You Grow New Neurons?

Could A Simple Chemical [Medical] Cocktail Help You Grow New Neurons?

In only we could replace the neurons in our brains, we could basically have a the elastic mind of a child forever.  Indeed, if we could replace neurons, we would be able to reverse those neural deficits associated with... 
Climate Change Will Alter the Color of the Ocean

Climate Change Will Alter the Color of the Ocean

It looks like climate change deniers are going to be in for a bit of a shock if they don’t change their tune by the end of the century.  That’s because among all other extreme weather shifts we have already encountered,... 
Hubble Engineers Restore Function in Wide Field 3 Camera

Hubble Engineers Restore Function in Wide Field 3 Camera

The Hubble Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 malfunctioned a few weeks ago when it independently detected unexpected voltage levels, at which point engineers started analyzing internal data from the instrument to try to solve... 
Our Oceans Are Heating Up Faster Than We Thought

Our Oceans Are Heating Up Faster Than We Thought

The earth’s oceans are heating up at a faster rate than scientists had predicted even just a few years ago.  According to an energy systems analyst at Berkley Earth—an independent climate research group—earth oceans... 
Social Media Abuzz Over Mysterious Bright Light in the Sky

Social Media Abuzz Over Mysterious Bright Light in the Sky

As the sun was about to set along the west coast of the United States on Wednesday evening, some people reported seeing a mysterious light in the sky. During an average—read: busy—commute, many drivers throughout the Bay Area reported... 
Geneticists Discover “Enhancers” that Influence Gender in Embryonic Development

Geneticists Discover “Enhancers” that Influence Gender in Embryonic Development

Medical researchers out of Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, in Melbourne, Australia have announced their recent discovery about how a baby’s sex is determined, genetically.  Or rather, they say it is not just a matter of... 
Scientists Make A Staggering Discovery About Life on Earth Deep Blow the Surface

Scientists Make A Staggering Discovery About Life on Earth Deep Blow the Surface

Compared to its age, we still know very little about Earth; and the more we learn, the more mysterious our planet becomes.  Take, for example, a recent discovery about Earth’s interior.  An international group of scientists has... 
Scientists Detect and Analyze A Hot Neptune Rapidly Losing Its Atmosphere

Scientists Detect and Analyze A Hot Neptune Rapidly Losing Its Atmosphere

It has only been a couple decades since scientists have been able to study planets outside our solar system.  Called “exoplanets,” these extra-solar entities are not only potential ideas for another Earth—should we need one—but... 
New Detection Methods Could Improve Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention and Treatment

New Detection Methods Could Improve Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention and Treatment

The old adage says that the eyes are the window to the soul but a pair of new studies suggest that the eyes may also provide with a window to predicting cognitive decline. More specifically, these studies reveal that small blood vessels... 
Immigrating To America Changes Your Gut Bacteria

Immigrating To America Changes Your Gut Bacteria

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the Somali, Latino, and Hmong Partnership for Health and Wellness have published a new study in the journal Cell which provides evidence that the microbiome of immigrants can make a... 
Could a Common Blood Pressure Medication Pose Higher Cancer Risk?

Could a Common Blood Pressure Medication Pose Higher Cancer Risk?

Researchers in the UK and Canada have teamed up to find more evidence that links common prescription blood pressure medication with elevated lung cancer risk. According to the researchers, millions of people take angiotensin-converting... 
Will NASA’s Mars Opportunity Survive Dust Storm?

Will NASA’s Mars Opportunity Survive Dust Storm?

It has been nearly a few months since NASA has received any communication from the Mars Opportunity rover, but scientists are not necessarily pessimistic about it.   Unfortunately, a massive, planet-wide dust storm reduced exposure... 
Ocular Evolution Initiated Limb Growth For Fish To Transition to Land Animals

Ocular Evolution Initiated Limb Growth For Fish To Transition to Land Animals

Life on Earth went through, perhaps, its most important metamorphosis about 385 million years ago. This is when fish first evolved to grow legs and started to move onto the land. Obviously, it was the growth of feet that would let... 
What’s Going On with Polar Sea Ice?

What’s Going On with Polar Sea Ice?

If you happen to be oblivious to the fact that the calendar claims it is almost Thanksgiving but the weather doesn’t agree, you can count yourself lucky. However, if you are among the many people who know first hand that something... 
World’s Poorest Countries Make 100% Renewable Energy Promise

World’s Poorest Countries Make 100% Renewable Energy Promise

Amid growing concern over the pending Trump presidency—and how he will manage industry in the United States—it looks like the most disadvantaged countries across the globe are taking green matters into their own hands. Recently,... 
Alleged human sacrifice near CERN Shiva statue captured on video [watch]

Alleged human sacrifice near CERN Shiva statue captured on video [watch]

In what seems to be work of hoax, a new video showing an alleged human sacrifice at CERN (Europen Organisation for Nuclear Research) has gone viral on video streaming and social networking sites. The footage [watch below] is highly... 
Satellites in space can now predict poverty

Satellites in space can now predict poverty

Technological advances enable us to have economic advantages and helps nations combat some of the worst economic evils including poverty. While combating is an important aspect, identification of poverty is of paramount importance... 
‘Alien-like’ orbs that washed up on UK beaches are harmless sea potatoes

‘Alien-like’ orbs that washed up on UK beaches are harmless sea potatoes

Holidaymakers chilling on the shorelines of Devon and Cornwall were treated with a welcome by ‘alien-like’ orbs and while many were baffled, experts have said that these orbs are harmless. With parents ordering their children... 
Scientists scan Sting’s brain to find out how it organizes music

Scientists scan Sting’s brain to find out how it organizes music

Scientists have scanned the brain of famous musician Sting to garner an understanding of commonalities in brains of gifted individuals including musicians, scientists, politicians. Right off the bat, this would seem rather odd considering... 
NASA’s asteroid sample return mission to Bennu scheduled

NASA’s asteroid sample return mission to Bennu scheduled

It is not everyday that we get to hear about missions to asteroids and that’s the reason behind recent excitement in the world of astronomy as US space agency NASA has confirmed that its OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission... 
[Video] Textiles that self-heal could be a reality soon

[Video] Textiles that self-heal could be a reality soon

Scientists have managed to create self-healing textiles in lab setting showing that it could be one day possible to create such heal-healing protective textiles for use in military, hazardous industries and even agriculture. Scientists... 
Silverspot butterflies released by Oregon zoo [Watch Video]

Silverspot butterflies released by Oregon zoo [Watch Video]

Oregon Zoo has been working towards restoring the population of silverspot butterflies in the wild and in a step in the direction, its officials have released hundreds of butterflies. The work is being carried out by the Zoo in collaboration... 
Decoding the dance of sunflowers

Decoding the dance of sunflowers

It’s summertime, and the fields of Yolo County are filled with ranks of sunflowers, dutifully watching the rising sun. At the nearby University of California, Davis, plant biologists have now discovered how sunflowers use their... 
Most volcanic activity on Mercury stopped about 3.5 billion years ago

Most volcanic activity on Mercury stopped about 3.5 billion years ago

Volcanic activity on Mercury stopped some 3.5 billion years ago suggesting that the planet has had a long quiet period geologically as compared to Venus, Mars and Earth. Researchers from North Carolina State University used crater... 
Study unravels new form of light; paves way for circuits that work on photons

Study unravels new form of light; paves way for circuits that work on photons

Researchers have unravelled a new form of light previously unknown and this finding could pave way for circuitry that work on photons rather than electrons. Researchers at Imperial College London revealed through their study published... 
Sunflowers use their internal circadian clock to follow the sun

Sunflowers use their internal circadian clock to follow the sun

Scientists have finally managed to unearth what it takes for the sunflower to follow the sun during the day as they grow. Researchers from University of California, Davis have revealed through a paper published in journal Science that... 
Septic arthritis said to have affected dinosaurs as well

Septic arthritis said to have affected dinosaurs as well

Just like modern birds, septic arthritis may have affected dinosaurs as well suggest a team of researchers who found evidence of the disease in fossils of a Hadrosaur – a duck-billed dinosaur. Using microCT, scientists have... 
Scientists inch ahead towards general-purpose quantum computers

Scientists inch ahead towards general-purpose quantum computers

Scientists have inched towards general-purpose quantum computers thanks to a recent development involving programmable ions and reconfigurable computer module. Published in journal Nature, the latest study while doesn’t take... 
Neonicotinoid pesticides detrimental for honey bees, new study says

Neonicotinoid pesticides detrimental for honey bees, new study says

Researchers have shown through a new study that neonicotinoid pesticides are detrimental for honey bee population as they reduce bee sperm quality as well as quantity. Published in PloS ONE, the study by researchers at Mainz University... 
Solution to Jupiter’s “energy crisis” possibly found; the Great Red Spot holds key

Solution to Jupiter’s “energy crisis” possibly found; the Great Red Spot holds key

Researchers have possibly found the solution to the Jupiter’s puzzling “energy crisis” and it is likely to do with the planet’s Great Red Spot. The problem is this: the top layer of Jupiter’s atmosphere... 
Single actuator wave-like robot can crawl, climb and swim

Single actuator wave-like robot can crawl, climb and swim

Ever saw a robot that can not only crawl and swim, but can also climb without the need for changing its shape? You wouldn’t have because there wasn’t one until now. Scientists at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev... 
Possible source of mercury in Antarctic sea ice found

Possible source of mercury in Antarctic sea ice found

Scientists have said that the possible source of the toxic methylmercury – a more potent neurotoxin – in sea ice in the Southern Ocean are sea-ice bacteria. Published in journal Nature Microbiology, the new study by researchers... 
Heat treatment of suitcases decreases spread of bed bugs through luggage

Heat treatment of suitcases decreases spread of bed bugs through luggage

Bed bugs have started developing resistance to chemical insecticides and this has motivated scientists to look for non-chemical methods to controls these pests – specifically to stop them from spreading across places through... 
Black holes responsible for X-ray cosmic choir discovered by NuSTAR

Black holes responsible for X-ray cosmic choir discovered by NuSTAR

Astronomers have revealed through a new study that they have managed to resolve 35 per cent of the high-energy X-ray background of the universe – something that they call the cosmic choir being sung in the language of X-rays. While... 
Newly discovered ants named after dragons of ‘Game of Thrones’

Newly discovered ants named after dragons of ‘Game of Thrones’

Researchers have taken inspiration from ‘Game of Thrones’ to name two newly discovered ants, which are the members of the Pheidole genus. The two new ant species have been named ‘Pheidole viserion’ and ‘Pheidole... 
Much hated alligator gar pegged as natural weapon against Asian carp

Much hated alligator gar pegged as natural weapon against Asian carp

The once much hated alligator gar is now becoming one of the most sought after fish species for it is being pegged as a natural weapon against the menacing invasive Asian carp. Wreaking havoc in many US rivers, the Asian carp has been... 
Metamaterial-laden revolution in prosthetics and wearable technologies in sight

Metamaterial-laden revolution in prosthetics and wearable technologies in sight

Development of a new mechanical metamaterial holds the potential of revolutionising prosthetics and wearable technologies, researchers have revealed. Some of the main problems with prosthetics are the ill-fitting joint sockets, contact... 
Lake Tahoe warming at an alarming rate finds UC Davis study

Lake Tahoe warming at an alarming rate finds UC Davis study

UC Davis has revealed in its annual Tahoe: State of the Lake Report that the lake has been warming at an alarming rate along with significant changes in its clarity, physics, chemistry and biology over time. Researchers at the UC Davis... 
Honey bees are being affected by neonicotinoid pesticides

Honey bees are being affected by neonicotinoid pesticides

Researchers have identified a previously unknown harmful effect of neonicotinoids on honey bees and this according to them is one of the causes of the alarming bee mortality. Scientists at Mainz University Medical Center and Goethe... 
ESA switches off its radio link to Philae comet lander

ESA switches off its radio link to Philae comet lander

The European Space Agency (ESA) has switched off its radio link to Philae comet lander – one of the steps it says is in preparation to Rosetta’s end of the mission. The radio link was effectively the Electrical Support... 
New York University named among ‘Rising Stars’ by Nature Index

New York University named among ‘Rising Stars’ by Nature Index

The Nature Index has named the New York University as being one of the 2016 “Rising Stars” thanks to the tens of high quality research articles published by scientists at the University. The university was ranked 25th among... 
Mars soil likely contains iron sulfates bearing chemically bound water

Mars soil likely contains iron sulfates bearing chemically bound water

Researchers have suggested through a new study that Mars soil likely contains iron sulfates bearing chemically bound water and this they say could unravel the mystery of life on the planet. Previous investigations have revealed presence... 
Humans invoke greater fear in badgers than bears, wolves and dogs

Humans invoke greater fear in badgers than bears, wolves and dogs

Humans are a frightening lot says a new study – even more so than other predators like bears, wolves and dogs. The study by researchers at Western University says that small carnivores like badgers are more afraid of humans than... 
Electrical properties of solar cells enhanced by water, study finds

Electrical properties of solar cells enhanced by water, study finds

A new study has revealed that moisture plays a huge role behind the increase in electrical properties of perovskite solar cells thereby indicating that more research in this direction could help break the 22 per cent efficiency barrier...