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Too Much Tech Tied to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

College students who are glued to their devices may show early signs of developing the painful condition carpal tunnel syndrome, a new study suggests.<p>…

Pain

'Microneedle' Patch Promises Painless Flu Vaccine

Would you be more likely to get your flu vaccine if, instead of getting a shot, you could simply stick a patch on your skin? A small new study …

Medicine

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The microneedle patch<p>Researchers in Georgia have developed a "microneedle patch" that can deliver the flu vaccine through a person's skin. In a new …

Cool Stuff

Portly Pets: Report Highlights Obesity in US Dogs & Cats

As Americans are getting fatter, so are their pets — a new report says that about a third of pet cats and dogs in the United States are overweight or …

Pets

3 People Have Caught Plague in New Mexico This Month

Three people in New Mexico have been infected with plague this month, which is close to the number of plague cases that the state saw in all of 2016, …

Public Health

Toothpick Crossbow: What They Are, How They Work and Safety Concerns

A dangerous new toy craze is sweeping Chinese school rooms: pocket-sized crossbows that can launch toothpicks, nails and needles at unsuspecting …

Cool Stuff

Can Your Pet Go Blind from the Solar Eclipse?

If you have plans to watch the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on Aug. 21, you likely have a long checklist of things to do. …

Astronomy

DNA Solves 200-Year-Old Mystery of Weird Ice Age Creature

An odd extinct mammal that lived in South America during the last ice age had a long neck like a llama's, three-toed feet like a rhino's and what may …

Evolution

Can Acupuncture Treat Women's Health Issues? Studies Find Mixed Results

Whether acupuncture can really help treat certain health conditions is controversial, and now two new studies on the ancient practice have reached …

Pregnancy

Why We Find It Harder to Filter Out Background Noise As We Age

The problem becomes more common as we age: A friend is talking to you, you see his mouth moving and you hear his voice, but amid the din of other …

The Brain

Monkey-Mapping Satellites Could Identify At-Risk Populations

In the Amazon rainforests that are home to hundreds of known species of monkeys — and likely more that have yet to be discovered — it can be …

Cool Stuff

Why Fake News Goes Viral: Science Explains

People's limited attention spans, plus the sheer overload of information on social media may combine to make fake news and hoaxes go viral, according …

Cool Stuff

Nearly a third of the world's largest ocean species may have died during what researchers are calling the Pliocene marine megafauna extinction, which occurred 2-3 million years ago.

Credit: Mary Parrish, Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural HistoryThe largest known shark that ever lived, <i>Carcharocles megalodon</i>, ruled the seas …

Extinction

Internet History Timeline: ARPANET to the World Wide Web

Credit for the initial concept that developed into the World Wide Web is typically given to Leonard Kleinrock. In 1961, he wrote about ARPANET, the …

Internet

Can You Put a Price on the Great Barrier Reef? Economists Just Did

Its biodiversity may be priceless, but the Great Barrier Reef has a real economic value — 56 billion Australian dollars ($42.5 billion) of real …

Oceans

Ancient Samurai Scroll Describes Blinding Powders, Moonless Battles

An enigmatic samurai text known as the "Sword Scroll" has been translated into English for the first time, revealing instructions for successful …

Cool Stuff

New Zealand's Long-Lost Pink and White Terraces May Have Been Found

The location of a long-lost natural wonder in New Zealand has been identified, thanks to an accidentally found diary of a 19th century geographer.<p>The …

Cool Stuff

No, NASA Hasn't Found Alien Life

NASA is not preparing to drop an alien-life bombshell, despite what you may have heard.<p>Last week, the hacking group Anonymous posted a video on …

Aliens

Drug May Help with Common Form of Vision Loss

An experimental drug reduces eye damage in people with a common form of vision loss for which there is currently no available treatment, a new study …

Medicine

Amazon's Delivery Drones Could Take Off from Beehive-Like 'Airport'

If Amazon's package-carrying drones ever become a reality, they may one day pick up deliveries from beehive-shaped buildings strategically placed in …

Drones

Who Would Win a Human-vs.-Chimp Wrestling Match?

If you were to wrestle a chimpanzee in some kind of bizarre battle of the species, you'd be at a serious disadvantage.<p>Pound for pound, our closest …

Evolution

Babies Retain Their Early Exposure to Foreign Languages

Babies may be more language-savvy than scientists thought: A small study of people who were adopted as babies suggests that infants younger than 6 …

Research

Puppy Love! How Baby Animal Photos Could Help Your Marriage

That "squeee!" you feel when you look at pictures of cute puppies or bunnies might be good for your love life. A new study finds that looking at …

Marriage

A Bizarre New Form of Liquid Water Is Discovered

Liquid water comes in two forms — low density and high density, scientists have found.<p>The findings add to the anomalous properties of this …

Chemistry

‘Burung Harry Potter’ Owls Found in Indonesian Markets

(Inside Science) -- In the wizarding world of Harry Potter, owls are magical companions that deliver the post. But in Indonesia, wild owls are stolen …

Harry Potter

Bread's Done! This Company Wants to Help Astronauts Bake in Space

A team of engineers and scientists may have just found a way for astronauts to enjoy fresh bread in space.<p>Currently, astronauts on the International …

Space

4 Dead, Liverless Sharks Wash Ashore in Weird Whodunit

Orca whales have claimed the life of another great white shark by eating its liver and leaving it for dead, making it the fourth such gristly death …

Oceans

Space Robots to the Rescue! How NASA Will Service Aging Satellites

Uncrewed satellites orbiting Earth and other planets in the solar system travel at thousands of miles per hour, their missions spanning years or even …

NASA

Why Total Solar Eclipses Are Total Coincidences

Total solar eclipses, when the moon nearly perfectly covers the sun, have fascinated humans since at least the time of the earliest civilizations. …

Astronomy

Edges of Black Holes Re-Created in a Bathtub of Water

Mathematicians and scientists have simulated the region around a black hole using waves as they circled a drain in a simple tub of water.<p>The new …

Physics