Dawn Phillips

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How long to orbit Milky Way’s center?

One journey of our sun and planets around the center of our Milky Way galaxy is sometimes called a cosmic year. That’s approximately 225-250 million …

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New Yellow Hypergiant Star Found in the Milky Way

A powerful telescope in Chile has imaged the largest yellow star ever discovered.<p>The star, called HR 5171 A, shines 12,000 light-years from Earth in …

Q&A: Which Is Better to Skip at Dinner Out: The Bread Basket or Dessert?

Q&A: Which Is Better to Skip When Eating Out: The Bread Basket or Dessert?<p>Find out which one's less damaging if you're trying to lose weight.<p>Shutterstock<p><b>The question:</b> You always hear experts say you should pick one "treat" at dinner: bread or dessert. But which is the best option if you're trying …

Lupus Patient Makes Antibodies To Fight HIV

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 03/12/2014 08:33 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>One woman's uncommon ability to fight her HIV infection may provide new insights for developing a vaccine that triggers a special immune response against the viral disease, researchers said.<p>Scientists studied a 33-year …

The 8 Healthiest Condiments

<b>Lemon Juice</b><br>Fresh lemon juice is a superfood for so many reasons: It supports weight loss and balances your body's pH. What's more, it gives nearly any meal a fresh, bright flavor. Add a squeeze of lemon to your favorite salad dressing, a piece of fresh fish, or chicken. <b><br>Calories per tablespoon: 4</b><p><b>Hot</b> …

Secret Diet Destroyers: The 11 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

By Yelena Shuster, <i>Glamour</i><p>Think you're a master dieter? These common weight-loss mistakes can ruin even the most disciplined action plan (and you might not even be aware you're making them). If you're eating healthy and working out and wondering why you're still not at your goal weight, these common …

Dark Skin May Have Evolved to Protect Against Skin Cancer

Darwin and others said skin cancer couldn't influence the evolution of skin color. A new study makes the case that it did.<p>When it comes to skin color, the idea that we're really all the same isn't just a utopian dream. A look at skin cancer from an evolutionary perspective suggests that maybe once …

Genghis Khan's Secret Weapon Was Rain

Tree-ring studies suggest that a long wet spell gave him the resources to invade and conquer.<p>For unsuspecting herdsmen in the 13th century, April showers didn't bring May flowers—they brought Mongol hordes.<p><b>New research by tree-ring scientists from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth</b> …