Category Archives: Science

Climate change: How bad can it get?

Ministers in Paris have until Friday to conclude a 195-nation pact to stop Earth's climate becoming inhospitable to humans & other species. If humankind continues to emit greenhouse gases unabated,…

'Training takes care of apprehension', British astronaut reveals ahead of launch

British astronaut Tim Peake says he is relaxed & ready for his historic launch into space on December 15. Asked if he was experiencing any last-minute nerves, the former Army…

Childhood Bullying Can Have Lasting Effects on Mental Health

Bullying can have a lasting effect on a person's mental health: A new study finds that children who were bullied frequently when they were 8 years old were more likely…

Only Half of Overweight Americans Are Serious About Weight Loss

Most overweight Americans want to lose a few pounds, yet only half say they are seriously trying to do so, a new poll suggests. In the Gallup poll, approximately one-third…

Novel Chemical 'Washes Away' Alzheimer's Plaque in Mice

Scientists in Korea have found a small molecule that, when added to the drinking water of mice bred to develop Alzheimer's disease, washed away the protein plaques associated with the…

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Make Your Gifts Meaningful

Holiday gift buying can feel a little empty, when all of those endless lists, long lines at the mall & dollars spent lead to a 5-minute frenzy of flying wrapping…

What would a strong climate pact look like?

Ministers from 195 nations entered the home stretch Wednesday of decades-long UN climate talks tasked with delivering a pact that can protect humanity from the ravages of runaway global warming….

Being Happy Doesn't Really Increase Your Life Span

Being pleased is nice & all, yet don't count on happiness to add years to your life — a new study finds that how pleased you are doesn't seem to affect…

Secrets of Vampire Stars Revealed in Hubble Telescope Data

New observations from the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed the hidden hosts feeding vampirelike blue straggler stars, strange objects that appear to stay uncannily young-looking instead of growing into old…

Orbital ATK's Private Cygnus Supply Ship Arrives at Space Station

An unmanned Orbital ATK cargo ship filled with tons of vital supplies for the International Space Station arrived at the orbiting lab early Wednesday (Dec. 9) where it was captured…