Arika Woodward

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Study Warns That Science as We Know It Is Evolving Into Something Shoddy And Unreliable

Welcome to "the natural selection of bad science".<p>There's no shortage of warnings from the scientific community that science as we know it is being …

Science

University of California

Have you ever bought strawberries or other fruits and vegetables, forgot to put them in the refrigerator and later noticed they had gray mold on some of them?<p>That’s <i>Botrytis cinerea</i>, a fungal pathogen that can infect more than 1,000 plant species, including almost every fruit and vegetable and many …

UC Berkeley

Smoking Leaves Permanent ‘Footprint’ On Human DNA, Study Finds

A study found that smoking can damage the DNA, permanently altering nearly 7,000 genes that can contribute to the development of smoking-related …

Jellyfish stops a boy's heart for 2 minutes

What started as a typical, relaxing vacation for a Russian family became a living nightmare when their 2-year-old son was stung by a box jellyfish.<p>The child's heart stopped, and rescuers had to act fast to keep him alive.<p>The boy, who was not named, was on the beach at Koh Sumui Island in southern …

AOL

Scientists have worked out how this tiny bear-like creature is indestructible — and it could help shield people from radiation

Scientists from the University of Tokyo decoded the water bear's genome to find the protective protein.<p>Like water bear cells, human cells are damaged when they're exposed to X-rays. But in the lab, when the scientists manipulated human cells to be able to create the water bear shielding protein — …

Fish Mobs Fire Water Jets to Fend Off Giant Worm

The cunning Bobbit worm can be blasted into retreat, a new study finds.<p>Photo: Shown is a Bobbit worm, with only its powerful jaws protruding from the …

Congress sends bill on wildlife trafficking to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a bill boosting efforts to combat illegal wildlife poaching and trafficking, a growing problem worldwide with an estimated cost of up to $10 billion a year.<p>The House approved the bill by voice vote, sending it to the president. …

Wildlife

Up close with Oakley Radar Pace, the wearable that may help you forget Google Glass

Wearing Google Glass was probably never cool, but that doesn’t mean eyewear can’t still be both intelligent and hip. At least that’s what sunglass …

Wearable Tech

Calm Down, Cuddling With A Kitten Probably Won't Kill You

The panic around cat-scratch disease is basically media hype.<p>If there’s one thing the internet loves more than cat videos, it’s scaremongering headlines about how your cat could kill you.<p>This phenomenon was out in full force this week, with headlines like “Cuddling your cute, fuzzy kitten could …

Kitten lovers beware: CDC warns of cat-scratch disease risk

Attention cat lovers: your feline friends may be harboring germs that can make humans seriously sick.<p>Though the threat is small, experts warn that …

Public Health

Cat flap: taxidermist defends selling handbag made from dead ginger tomcat

Animal lovers attack New Zealander Claire Third for fashioning the accessory out of a runover cat and selling it online for NZ$500<p>A controversial handbag made of a dead ginger tomcat has sold online for more than NZ$500 (US$365).<p>The “cat purse” was made from the pelt and head of a dead feral cat by …