Scientific Research

Parasitic Worm Squirms Through Teen's Eye, Damaging His Vision

When doctors in Mexico peered into a 17-year-old boy's eye, they got a squirming surprise: a flatworm wriggling in and out of the teen's eyeball.<p>The …

Science

There's a Much Better Option Than Pap Smears For Detecting Cancer, Evidence Shows

10 times better detection.<p>For over half a century, the Pap smear test has been the principal method for detecting abnormal cells that could lead to …

Women's News

The Dangers of ‘Home Remedies’ for Serious Illnesses

In a world where you can fix almost anything with a do-it-yourself video on YouTube, you might think curing your own illness would be a piece of cake.<p>…

Health

EXCLUSIVE: This Infographic Reveals Which Cancer Remedies Could Harm You The Most

Supplements can be poison.<p>Cancer is one of the scariest health diagnoses anyone could face, and there's a lot of information floating around about …

Science

Countdown is on to the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair

The Eskom Expo for Young Scientists, International Science Fair will award winning contestants with grand prizes such as cash prizes and bursaries.

Science

Older Parents May Both Pass Down More New Mutations

Men and women both transmit an increasing number of new mutations to their children as they age, according to a study published today in <i>Nature</i>1.<p>The …

DNA

UK strikes research deal with US in run-up to Brexit

<b>The UK and US have reached a deal to develop a special relationship for science.</b><p>An agreement between the two countries aims to make it easier for researchers to travel, collaborate and share facilities.<p>US science bodies are said to be "eager" to take advantage of research opportunities lost because …

Brexit

Canadians are confused about science vs. opinion, poll suggests

Almost half of survey respondents think the science of global warming is still unclear<p>Are scientific findings a matter of opinion? Forty-three per …

Research

Center for Infectious Disease Research launches $11.5M project to combat ‘devastating’ drug-resistant malaria

Seattle’s Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) announced Wednesday that it will lead a new $11.5 million research project to combat …

Science

Republicans distrust science news more than Democrats, study finds

Republicans are less likely to trust science coverage in the media than Democrats, according to a new analysis by Pew Research Center.<p>While most …

Research

A quarter of all 14-year-old girls are depressed, study shows

Experts say the extent of mental health problems in young people is 'reaching crisis point'.<p>Experts are highlighting the 'worryingly high' rates of …

Depression

Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft Say Removing Extremist Content Quickly Is Challenging

Removing extremist content from the Internet within a few hours of it appearing poses "an enormous technological and scientific challenge," Google's …

Research

Liberals and conservatives deny science equally: study

Denial is a river that runs both red and blue, new research suggests.<p>People on both ends of the political spectrum are similarly prone to science …

Research

The peer review system has flaws. But it's still a barrier to bad science

Democracy and scientific peer review have something in common: it’s a “system full of problems but the least worst we have”. That’s the view of …

Research

Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale

<b>Sales of a sterilisation device are being halted in all countries bar the US, weeks after the Victoria Derbyshire show reported it could cause problems.</b><p>The Essure implant, which is available on the NHS, has left some women in chronic pain, and some have even needed hysterectomies to remove it.<p>The …

Medicine

Tackle Football Before Age 12 Can Cause Brain Damage, Study Says

<b>CBS Local —</b> A new study is revealing even more unsettling news for kids who play tackle football at a young age. According to researchers at Boston …

Research

Treatment of heart attack patients depends on history of cancer

Cancer patients received less recommended drugs and interventions for myocardial infarction and were more likely to die<p>Sophia Antipolis, 20 September …

Cancer

Science communicators must consider short-term objectives while keeping their eyes on the prize

Most scientists say they got into science to make the world a better place and recognize this means sharing what they learn with a range of other …

Management

So much for the climate change ‘hoax’

New research out Monday seems at first glance to give climate doubters new ammunition in their war against climate science. In fact, it undercuts one of their essential criticisms.<p>The peer-reviewed journal Nature Geoscience released a surprising new paper finding that the world may have a little …

Climate

Antidepressants may raise death risk by a third

A new study suggests that common antidepressants may pose a serious risk to health; they drastically raise the risk of mortality.<p>The use of …

Medicine

How Monsanto Manufactured 'Outrage' at Chemical Cancer Classification It Expected

By Carey Gillam<p>Three years ago this month Monsanto executives realized they had a big problem on their hands.<p>It was September 2014 and the company's …

Agriculture

Accidental discovery reveals bacteria reduces the effectiveness of chemotherapy drug

Many great scientific discoveries have arisen out of laboratory accidents, from the mistake that led to penicillin, to revelations of LSD's …

Science

The Days Before The Day After Tomorrow?

Did you ever catch the movie <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i>? It’s a climate science fiction disaster film made less than 15 years ago depicting catastrophic climatic effects following a series of extreme weather events that lead to a new ice age. Some considered it merely a campy popcorn flick, others …

Climate Change

Waters Exposed By Massive Antarctic Iceberg Now a Protected Area

Two months ago, an iceberg half the size of Jamaica tore itself loose from Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf. As it slowly drifts north, this massive …

Research

How To Spot The Symptoms Of Stroke, Plus Tips On Prevention

The UK is 'sleepwalking towards a stroke crisis' according to experts.<p>It’s estimated there’ll be a 59% rise in the number of people suffering a stroke over the next 20 years, according to a study by the Stroke Association.<p>The charity blames high blood pressure, linked to inactivity and poor diet, …

Diabetes

Court says sobriety tests not scientific evidence for pot

BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that field sobriety tests typically used in drunken driving cases cannot be used as …

Cannabis

Escaping to the woods was the best thing Hillary Clinton did after the election, according to science

Within minutes after this snapshot of Hillary Clinton and a stranger hiking in the woods was circulated on social media, it became a meme.<p>People flocked to Twitter and Facebook to share the photo, which featured a young mom and her infant posing with Clinton and her dog on a trail in the woods of …

Hillary Clinton

Political polarization? Don't blame the web, study says

Despite the popular narrative that the web is to blame for rising political polarization, a study by a Brown University economist has found that …

Ecology

Immune function might explain why women on hormonal contraception have increased risk of depression

Depressive disorders afflict almost 10 percent of the United States population, but the incidence of depression among women is about twice that of …

Neuroscience

vincent callebaut proposes nautilus eco-resort for the philippines

<b>belgian architect vincent callebaut has designed an eco-resort in the philippines, which promises ‘zero-emissions, zero-waste, and zero-poverty’.</b> the …

Sustainability