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Could Eating Chili Peppers Help You Live Longer?

People who eat hot red chili peppers may be more likely to live longer, a new study suggests.<p>In the study, researchers found that eating these …

Longevity

Ultrafast Camera Captures 'Sonic Booms' of Light for First Time

Just as aircraft flying at supersonic speeds create cone-shaped sonic booms, pulses of light can leave behind cone-shaped wakes of light. Now, a …

Cool Stuff

ISIS Damages Iconic Monuments in Ancient Syrian City, Reports Say

A month after retaking control of Palmyra, the Islamic State group (also called ISIS or Daesh) has allegedly committed new destruction and executions …

Ancient History

Unusual Rat Virus Strikes 8 People in Illinois and Wisconsin

A virus rarely seen in the United States recently infected eight people in Wisconsin and Illinois who were working in facilities where pet rats are …

Cool Stuff

Trump Presidency: How US Leaders Stack Up

What do an actor who co-starred with a chimpanzee; a peanut-farmer-slash-nuclear-physicist; and a hat salesman have in common?<p>All three were …

Cool Stuff

Microscopic Look at Seasonal Colors Dazzles the Eyes in Video

When the seasons change, they typically usher in new splashes of color — from the bright hues of blooming flowers to the rich tones of leafy trees. …

Science

Italian Avalanche: Complex Situation Makes Rescue Operation Tricky

After an avalanche buried an Italian mountain ski hotel, trapping up to 30 people under tons of snow Wednesday (Jan. 18), rescue workers launched a …

Cool Stuff

Inauguration Delay: Why Presidents Wait 2 Months to Start

More than two months after he was elected to be the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump will be officially sworn in to office on Friday …

Cool Stuff

Most Women Who Freeze Their Eggs Don't Use Them

Egg freezing has been touted as a way for women to put off having children, giving them more time to work on their careers or search for the right …

Cool Stuff

Earthquakes or Snowstorms? Cause of Italy's Deadly Avalanche Debated

It's not yet clear what caused a deadly avalanche in Italy on Wednesday (Jan. 18), but experts said it's too soon to blame the cataclysm on a series …

Cool Stuff

Nearly Half of US Men Have Genital HPV Infections

Nearly half of American men have a genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, but a much smaller percentage have received the HPV vaccine, …

Health

Robotic Device Hugs the Heart, Helping It Pump

A soft, cup-shaped robotic device that hugs the heart could give it gentle squeezes to help pump blood in patients with weakened hearts, a new study …

Life Sciences

Good Widdle Doggie! Baby Talk Works Only for Puppies

Do you use "baby talk" to fuss over your dog? If your pup is still young, then the childish chatter may help, but older dogs don't care about that …

Mold Inside Sophie the Giraffe Toys: Should Parents Worry?

Some parents recently got a shocking sight when they cut open their child's favorite teething toy, Sophie the Giraffe: The toy's innards were teeming …

Toys

Hundreds of Thousands of Declassified CIA Documents Now Available Online

The phrase "magician walks into the laboratory" sounds like the start of a groan-inducing joke. But it's actually the title of a once-confidential …

Cool Stuff

President Bush in the ICU: Why Does Pneumonia Strike Older Adults?

Former President George H. W. Bush was hospitalized on Jan. 14 following a bout of pneumonia, CNN reported today (Jan. 18).

Republican Party

Skin Medication Can Be Lethal for Pets, FDA Warns

A cream used to treat skin cancer and abnormal skin lesions can be lethal for pets, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned today.<p>The agency …

Cool Stuff

Massive Burial Ground Unearthed at Medieval Monastery in Sudan

Four cemeteries, from which at least 123 individuals have been excavated so far, have been unearthed near the remains of a medieval Christian …

Archaeology

Trump's Inauguration: Why God Plays a Role in the Swearing In

On Friday (Jan. 20), Donald Trump will place his hand on the Bible and swear an oath to serve the United States as its 45th president and preserve …

Cool Stuff

10 Wild Tales of Famous Spies

1 of 12<p>Secret agents<p>Spies. They operate in the shadows. The public isn't supposed to know who they are. Perhaps as a result, the most famous spies …

Russia

2016 Was Earth's Hottest Year on Record

The Earth is warming and 2016 proved to be the hottest year since record keeping began more than a century ago, scientists reported today (Jan. …

Climate

Odd Football-Size Armored Creatures Solve Ancient Footprint Mystery

In a Cinderella-esque story, researchers have finally figured out the creature that left countless fossilized footprints across the ancient seafloor. …

Cool Stuff

The Science of Donald Trump Impersonations

As the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States approaches, actor Alec Baldwin said he plans to spoof the incoming …

Cool Stuff

Ketchup Bottle Physics: Scientist Unlocks Key to Splat-Free Sauce

If you've ever tried shaking ketchup out of a bottle, only to get more of the sauce on the table (or yourself) than on your fries, then you know the …

Cool Stuff

Virgin Birth: Zebra Shark Has Babies Without Mating

Sure, she used to have a mate at the Reef HQ Aquarium in Townsville, Australia. The pair even had several litters before they were separated in …

Life Sciences

Later Gator! Video of Giant 'Humpback' Alligator Goes Viral

Why did the alligator cross the road? To get to the other side … very, very, slowly.<p>A viral video of a massive, and monstrous alligator known …

Nature

Murderous Mickey: 'Zombie' Mice Triggered with Predatory Gene

The next season of the hit TV show "The Walking Dead" could include "zombie" mice now that scientists know how to switch on the rodents' predatory …

Cool Stuff

Small Honor: Tiny Moth Named for Trump

A miniscule moth with a wingspan measuring only 0.4 inches (9 millimeters) is the first species to be named for the soon-to-be president of the …

Biological Species

Why Adults Diagnosed with Asthma May Not Actually Have It

Many adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, a new study from Canada suggests.<p>Researchers found that about one-third of …

Medicine

3-Year Search Ends for Lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

The official search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was called off today (Jan. 17), nearly three years after the plane mysteriously vanished over …

Cool Stuff