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Can energy drinks cause hepatitis?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 50-year-old man developed acute hepatitis from excessive energy drink consumption, according to a new case report published this week in BMJ Case Reports.<p>The man, who was not identified, is a construction worker who worked long, labor-intensive days. When he entered the emergency room, he …

Hepatitis

Humans arrived in Australian interior 49,000 years ago, archaeologists believe

Site yields artefacts including tools and a bone from huge wombat-like creature that indicate human activity 10,000 years earlier than previously thought<p>Humans arrived in the arid interior of Australia 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, archaeologists working at a site in South Australia …

Anthropology

China's Tiangong-1 space station 'out of control' and will crash to Earth

Chinese authorities confirm the eight-tonne ‘Heavenly Palace’ lab will re-enter the atmosphere sometime in 2017 with some parts likely to hit Earth<p>China’s first space station is expected to come crashing down to Earth next year, fuelling concerns that Chinese space authorities have lost control of …

Space Exploration

Tardigrade protein helps human DNA withstand radiation

Experiments show that the tardigrade’s resilience can be transferred to cultures of human cells.<p>Tardigrades, or water bears, are pudgy, microscopic …

Biology

New York explosion that injured 29 was 'intentional act,' mayor says

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Police are hunting for answers on what caused an explosion that injured 29 people in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, shortly before a second suspicious device was found nearby.<p>New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters early indications are that the explosion at 23rd Street …

Bill de Blasio

Here's the truth about whether access to medical marijuana reduces opioid overdose deaths

<b>The claim</b>:<p>When legal medical marijuana dispensaries start operating in a state, deaths from opioid overdoses in that state drop.<p><b>Tell me more</b>:<p>In the United States, 25 states have legalized medical marijuana, including 19 that let patients with a prescription buy pot from dispensaries. Proponents …

Earth - Bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics in just 11 days

In this video from Harvard Medical School, you can see bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics before your eyes

When Is It 'Time To Fold 'Em?'

<b>When is it "time to fold 'em?"</b><p><i>The Practice:</i><p><b>Let it go.</b><p><b>Why?</b><p>Most people, me included, are holding onto at least one thing way past its expiration date.<p>It could be a belief, perhaps that your hair is falling out and you are ugly and unlovable as a result, that you can't say what you really feel in an …

Humans and Neanderthals had sex. But was it for love? - Vox

An investigation.<p>In 1911, Marcellin Boule, a French paleontologist, published the first scientific description of the Neanderthal species. And let’s just say it didn’t have a lot of sex appeal.<p>The skeleton in Boule’s volume, dubbed the "Old Man of La Chapelle," was a wretched creature: a …

University of Washington

U.S. Ocean Leadership: Getting from 1% to 30% Marine Protection

Wildlife<p>The U.S. Department of State is set to host the third annual Our Ocean conference this week. This gathering of political leaders, philanthropists, scientists, diplomats, NGO executives, filmmakers, and private sector leaders, will be focused on the themes of marine protected areas, climate …

Conservation

South African national park to kill animals in response to severe drought

Rangers in South Africa’s biggest wildlife park are to kill about 350 hippos and buffaloes threatened by the impact of a severe drought.<p>The national parks service says the numbers of hippos and buffaloes in Kruger national park, about 8,000 and 47,000 respectively, are at their highest-ever …

Wildlife

Motherless babies possible as scientists create live offspring without need for female egg

Motherless babies could be on the horizon after scientists discovered a method of creating offspring without the need for a female egg.<p>The landmark experiment by the University of Bath rewrites 200 years of biology teaching and could pave the way for a baby to be born from the DNA of two men.<p>It was …

What Pneumonia Experts Say About Clinton’s Case

If Hillary Clinton brushed aside medical advice to rest after getting a diagnosis of mild pneumonia, she was risking developing a more serious case, medical experts said Monday.<p>Pneumonia — which leads to infiltration of fluid into the lungs, leaving a patient short of breath and often feverish but …

Farewell, Rosetta: space mission to end on collision course with comet

After a two-year journey that has shaped our understanding of the solar system, the orbiter is to be crashed into Comet 67P<p>In a few days, European Space Agency controllers will order their Rosetta space probe to make an orbital correction that will send the craft on a collision course with the …

Space

Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

Studies suggest that regenerating soil by turning our backs on industrial farming holds the key to tackling climate change<p>It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles …

Climate Change

10 Lies You Shouldn't Tell Your Doctor

Doctors have this nasty habit of asking a lot of questions, many of which make us uncomfortable or self-conscious. So we bluff. A lot. Here are 10 …

This is an amazing ancient city but there’s no one here

A private tour of the Parthenon in Athens, perhaps, where there are no ropes stopping you from venturing inside. Or maybe an early morning walk …

Warming of oceans could be humanity's 'greatest hidden challenge', report warns

The warming of the oceans may become the “greatest hidden challenge” of our generation, a major new report has warned.<p>The 456-page document, …

Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

CAIRO (AP) — WikiLeaks' giant data dumps have rattled the National Security Agency, the U.S. Democratic Party, and the Saudi foreign ministry. But its spectacular mass-disclosures have also included the personal information of hundreds of people — including sick children, rape victims and mental …

Surveillance

The Strange Case of the Butterfly and the Male-Murdering Microbe

A battle between an insect and a microbe led to one of the fastest evolutionary changes ever observed.<p>Hurbert Walter Simmonds had only been in Fiji for a year before he was appointed as Government Entomologist in 1920. It was an unusual role, but an important one. The island was repeatedly …

Scientists Solve Mystery of 5,300-Year-Old Ice Man's Clothes

About 5,300 years ago, a man now known as Ötzi had a very bad day. Nobody knows exactly how things unfolded but it all ended with an arrow to the …

Anthropology

Patients on social media cause ethics headache for doctors

<i>(Reuters) –</i> As more and more sick patients are going online and using social media to search for answers about their health, it’s raising a lot of thorny ethical questions for doctors.<p>“The internet and ready access to vast amounts of information are now permanent aspects of how we live our lives, …

Special drug rushed to help brain-eating amoeba patient

A pharmaceutical company has rushed a special drug that once saved the life of a girl who contracted a usually deadly brain-eating amoeba to a South Carolina hospital with its own patient fighting the disease.<p>A courier drove the drug, called miltefosine, six hours from the company's Orlando, …

Scientists Ponder an Evolutionary Mystery: The Female Orgasm

An eye is for seeing, a nose is for smelling. Many aspects of the human body have obvious purposes.<p>But some defy easy explanation. For biologists, few phenomena are as mysterious as the female orgasm.<p>While orgasms have an important role in a woman’s intimate relationships, the evolutionary roots of …

The comfort food that took over the world

Every year, tens of billions of instant ramen noodles are enjoyed – a simple meal that only needs the addition of boiling water. Veronique Greenwood looks at the invention of a food revolution.<p>There was a time in my life when I ate a bowl of instant ramen every single day. When you're a moody …

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Scientist Reminds Us

If you've recently had a drink, we have some terrible news for you.<p>An opinion piece published in the scientific journal Addiction in July gathers evidence to argue that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body.<p>The article reviews 10 years’ worth of studies from several …

Evolution Is Happening Faster Than We Thought

Amsterdam — A FRIEND recently invited me over to see the blackbird that had taken up residence in a potted plant on her balcony.<p>Serenely incubating eggs in the inner city, this bird had little in common with its shy, reclusive ancestors that nested in Europe’s forests. Early in the 19th century, …

northamerican

16th-century Christian symbols found in Caribbean cave

Archaeologists have made a fascinating discovery in a remote Caribbean island cave: 16th-century Christian symbols left by European explorers alongside ancient indigenous art, offering a glimpse into the colonization of the Americas.<p>The small island of Mona, which sits between the Dominican …

How Ernest Hemingway Taught the World to Drink

On Hemingway’s 117th birthday, Philip Greene, who wrote the book on Papa and cocktails, argues that the famed author changed how we all drink.<p>Like …