Megan Overton

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Comet Fans Psyched For A Celestial Feast On Thanksgiving Day

While most Americans are sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, astronomers will be looking up at an unusual comet passing near the sun.<p>The comet, known as ISON, has been hyped as "the comet of the century." It may not quite live up to that billing, but astronomers say it is a one-of-a-kind …

Comet ISON Update November 2013: Will Comet Survive Pass by the Sun?

Comet ISON is skyrocketing toward the sun and the latest news is about whether the comet will survive its encounter.<p>The comet is slated to pass near …

Rehab survey: Oxycodone is first choice

Because of the high it produces, the prescription painkiller oxycodone is the most popular drug of choice among opioid drug abusers in …

Medicine

Snack test links gene to childhood obesity

Research has suggested that a particular gene in the brain’s reward system contributes to overeating and obesity in adults. The new study links this …

University of Toronto

Experience Comet ISON’s encounter with the sun online

ISON’s moment of truth is here – its closest approach to the sun – today. Here are some ways to experience it online.<p>Comet ISON has traveled for at …

High sodium levels in drugs 'putting patients at risk'

Researchers have called on manufacturers provide clearer labelling of the salt content of medicines after they found that millions of people taking soluble aspirin, paracetemol, vitamin C and other drugs were at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes when there were high levels of sodium in the …

Beer-Tapping Physics: Why A Hit To A Bottle Makes A Foam Volcano

Beer tapping: the classic jerk party move, now scientifically explained. Credit: Morgan Walker/NPR<p>Ah, the old beer-tapping prank: One strong hit on the top of an open beer bottle, and poof! Your IPA explodes into a brewski volcano.<p>"In one second, most of your beer has really turned into foam," says …

Born Wet, Human Babies Are 75 Percent Water. Then Comes The Drying

Look at this baby.<p>Lovely, no? Now think of this baby abstractly — as a sack of hundreds of millions of atoms. Here's the atomic formula for a new human being, arranged by elements, according to scientist Neil Shubin.<p>Notice that the two most plentiful atoms are H (hydrogen) and O (oxygen) which …

The Nine Hundred Dollar iPhone Photo

I’m not going to say that we flew down to Florida to get a picture, because we didn’t. We flew down to Florida to see my grandfather, who is …

Interesting Photo of the Day: The Brilliant Blue of a Rolling Iceberg

Why can’t ice cubes from our refrigerators look like this? Well, glacial ice isn’t just frozen water; it’s dense, compacted snow that gets that …

Photos

Incredible Collection of Pictures from and Inspired by Alexander Payne's Film 'Nebraska'

Most of us brush off notices either on SMS or via email that we have won some kind of prize. These can range from winning a car to large cash …