A first: Micromotors used to treat stomach infection
A first: Micromotors used to treat stomach infection
The micromotors are biodegradable and the magnesium cores along with their binding polymer layers are dissolved by the stomach's gastric acid without harmful effects.
CT scans of tyrannosaur skull hold clues to predator's evolution
CT scans of tyrannosaur skull hold clues to predator's evolution
Because Bisti's skull was so thick, only the laboratory's microtron electron accelerator produced X-rays with sufficient high energy to see inside it.
'Snowball Earth' may have helped give rise to Earth's first animals
'Snowball Earth' may have helped give rise to Earth's first animals
A group of researchers led by scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have shed light on the mystery of how animals first appeared on Earth, a recent study published in the journalNaturereports.
Dark Energy Survey maps 26 million galaxies
Dark Energy Survey maps 26 million galaxies
The Universe may be a little less lumpy than previously thought, according to the newest, biggest map to date of its structure.
A first: Micromotors used to treat stomach infection
Robert Balkovich - 19 hours ago
The micromotors are biodegradable and the magnesium cores along with their binding polymer layers are dissolved by the stomach's gastric acid without harmful effects.
 
CT scans of tyrannosaur skull hold clues to predator's evolution
Ed Mason - 19 hours ago
Because Bisti's skull was so thick, only the laboratory's microtron electron accelerator produced X-rays with sufficient high energy to see inside it.
 
'Snowball Earth' may have helped give rise to Earth's first animals
Adam Widmer - 20 hours ago
A group of researchers led by scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have shed light on the mystery of how animals first appeared on Earth, a recent study published in the journalNaturereports.
 
Dark Energy Survey maps 26 million galaxies
Ed Mason - 20 hours ago
The Universe may be a little less lumpy than previously thought, according to the newest, biggest map to date of its structure.
 
Syria fighters predict U.S. force will stay in Syria for "decades"
Jeremy Morrow - 21 hours ago
There is no quick exit out of Syria for the United States, in the eyes of local militias whom the U.S. military is supporting in their fights against both Islamic extremists and the Assad regime.
 
New treatment could cure peanut allergy
Ian Marsh - 21 hours ago
A new experimental study has resulted in a cure for two-thirds of children treated with immunotherapy for peanut allergy. The ability to eat peanuts lasted for as long as four years after treatment.
 
Most opioid abuse starts with primary-care doctor visits, not surgeries, says study
Kristy Douglas - 21 hours ago
Some Americans blame surgeons for giving out opioid prescriptions and enabling the nation's surging rates of opioid addiction, but a new study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Surgery suggests that this may not be fair.
 
Torture case against CIA psychologists settles without trial
Wilson Soto - 21 hours ago
 
Risk of death more than doubles with alternative cancer therapies
Delila James - 21 hours ago
A new study finds that people who opt for alternative therapies over conventional medicine surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy to treat curable cancers have a greater risk of premature death.
 
New blood test detects early-stage cancers
Alex Bourque - Aug 19, 2017
In a development that could help people at increased risk for cancer, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have devised a non-invasive blood test that can detect early-stage cancers with a good degree of accuracy.
 
Origins of complex life on earth decoded
Andrew McDonald - Aug 19, 2017
The team suggests that life got a kick-start from the huge amounts of nutrients and carbon dumped into the oceans by melting glaciers.
 
Plague-infected fleas found in Arizona
Adam Widmer - Aug 19, 2017
Arizona public health officials are warning residents that plague-infected fleas have been found in two of the state's northern counties.
 
Natalee Holloway's dad orders DNA test of suspected remains
Kara Menard - Aug 19, 2017
Van Der Sloot was re-arrested for another murder case and is now behind bars. He has more than once confessed to either killing Natalee Holloway or seeing her die but has retracted or changed his confession more than once.
 
Drinking a little wine or beer extends life, new study says
Billy Kirk - Aug 19, 2017
Men who were heavy drinkers had a 25 percent higher risk of dying during the study and a 67 percent increased risk from cancer compared to males who never drank.
 
Unusual new dinosaur find may be evolutionary "missing link"
Joseph Scalise - Aug 19, 2017
But Chilesaurus had flattened teeth, which suggests it ate only plants; and an inverted, bird-like hip structure that sets it apart from the theropods. Some researchers posited that it belonged to another dinosaur group, the ornithischia.
 
'Frankenstein' dinosaur mystery finally solved
Billy Kirk - Aug 19, 2017
Now, the team from Cambridge believes it is one of the first ornithischians, a group that includes both Triceratops and Stegosaurus.
 
Teen drug overdose rate has doubled over the last 15 years
Wilson Soto - Aug 19, 2017
Researchers have found that teenage drug overdose deaths have tripled since 1999, and they also rose more than 19 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to new data released by the National Center for Health Statistics.
 
Meet Chilesauraus, the 'missing link' in dinosaur family tree
Alex Bourque - Aug 19, 2017
In Baron's updated family tree, therapods and ornithischians share a common ancestor, so the mixed traits of Chilesaurus could indicate a transitional species from both groups.
 
Ancient knee joints shed light on osteoarthritis
David Sims - Aug 18, 2017
Researchers from Harvard University found that, even after adjusting for both age and body mass index, osteoarthritis of the knee is twice as common now as it was in the 1950's.
 
Binge-watching TV could lead to less sleep, study reports
Ed Mason - Aug 18, 2017
Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Leuven have found that binge-watching TV shows, while fun, can affect your sleep, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
 
Trappist-1 planetary system formed as long ago as 9.8 billion years, NASA says
Chad Young - Aug 18, 2017
On the other hand, the planets could have thick atmospheres that may have protected them from damaging radiation.
 
Nearly 100 volcanoes found lurking beneath Antarctica
Andrew McDonald - Aug 16, 2017
Scientists from the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh have discovered 91 previously undetected volcanoes in West Antarctica, some buried as deep as two miles beneath the ice.
 
Stem cells reverse signs of aging, new study shows
James Carlin - Aug 16, 2017
Before the injections, the researchers took baseline measurements of the rats' heart function, exercise capacity, and various blood markers.
 
TRAPPIST-1 is billions of years older than our solar system, study reports
Clint Huston - Aug 16, 2017
The distant system sits roughly 40 light-years from Earth and, according to the new research, is between 5.4 and 9.8 billion years old.
 
Antarctica harbors more volcanoes than previously thought
Sam Klein - Aug 16, 2017
While there is no definitive proof, the team believes the recently discovered formation is the largest volcano chain on Earth. In addition to the 91 volcanoes uncovered in the study, 47 others have been previously noted in the region as well.
 
Goldfish create alcohol to survive harsh winters
Jeremy Morrow - Aug 16, 2017
Carassius fish -- a group that includes goldfish and crucian carps -- produce alcohol in their cells as a way to survive in cold, icy water, according to new study published in Scienctific Reports.
 
House-sized asteroid to buzz Earth on Oct. 12
Tobi Gerdes - Aug 15, 2017
The asteroid, named 2012 TC4, will zip by Earth at a distance of about 27,300 miles (44,000 kilometers), which is an eighth of the distance from the Earth to the Moon.
 
100-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica in 'excellent condition'
Harry Marcolis - Aug 15, 2017
Conservators with the Antarctic Heritage Trust, based in New Zealand, recently found the fruitcake in a hut at Cape Adare the oldest building in Antarctica.
 
Moon's magnetic field lasted much longer than previously thought
Andrew McDonald - Aug 15, 2017
The reason for that difference is because our planet's core is a dense mix of iron and nickel surrounded by flowing rock. That balance keeps charged particles moving in what is known as a dynamo.
 
New technology could help create pig-to-human transplants
Cliff Mooneyham - Aug 15, 2017
The litter had 37 piglets in all, and not one of them had traces of the Active Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus, or PERVs. That is a big step towards growing organs in animals.
 
Ancient fruit cake 'still edible' after 100 years in Antarctica
Clint Huston - Aug 14, 2017
Conservators working at the Antarctic Heritage Trust have found an intact, 100-year-old fruitcake tucked away in one of Antarctica's oldest buildings.
 
Transplants of pig organs into humans possible with CRISPR
Cliff Mooneyham - Aug 14, 2017
In a scientific breakthrough, researchers have edited the genes of piglets to make their organs safer for transplant to humans.
 
Amazing device can heal with single touch
Carmelo Sheppard - Aug 14, 2017
Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have developed a chip that can heal damaged body functions with a single touch.
 
Nearest Sun-like star orbited by four Earth-sized planets
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 11, 2017
Sun-like stars seen as best hopes for harboring Earth-like worlds.
 
Study finds Milky Way teeming with black holes
Kathy Fey - Aug 11, 2017
A new study suggests that the Milky Way galaxy is home to around100 million black holes.
 
Climate change report paints dire picture of global warming
Jeremy Morrow - Aug 11, 2017
Estimates show waters are rising because of melting glaciers and ice sheets, as well as thermal expansion of the ocean water as it warms.
 
Ancient skull may reveal link between humans and apes
Tobi Gerdes - Aug 11, 2017
However, despite that research, little is known about the evolution of the ape and human ancestors that existed before 10 millions years ago.
 
Fossils reveal evolution of early gliding mammals
Alex Bourque - Aug 11, 2017
Modern winged mammals glide using areas of skin membrane that stretches out between their fore and hind limbs. While the fossils exhibited that trait, they also had a wide range of other strange characteristics.
 
Alaska coastal towns endangered by rising sea levels as climate-change aid dries up
Wilson Soto - Aug 11, 2017
Shishmaref's residents voted in August to relocate to the mainland, but they have no funding to do so. Newtok requested federal funds in January to help its residents relocate but has so far been left emptyhanded.
 
Four potentially-habitable exoplanets found 12 light years from Earth
Clint Huston - Aug 11, 2017
The celestial bodies are the closest Earth-like worlds ever discovered, and, at 1.7 Earth masses, they are also the smallest on record.