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Are Health Apps Harmful or Helpful? Experts Debate

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:36
Health apps are everywhere, but do they do more harm than good? Doctors are debating whether such self-monitoring mobile technology is useless — or even dangerous.

Gray Whale Breaks Mammal Migration Record

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:15
The western gray whale now holds the record as the mammal with the longest known migration, researchers say.

Boneworms Dined on Ancient Sea Serpents

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:03
Bone-eating worms that can devour an entire whale carcass were also feasting on prehistoric reptiles more than 100 million years ago.

Is Marijuana Good Medicine or Dangerous? Poll Reveals What the US Thinks

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:51
Though a slim majority of Americans favor marijuana legalization, Americans are still sharply divided on the health benefits and risks of the drug, a new survey suggests

Will Mobile Labs Finally Halt Killer Frog Fungus? (Op-Ed)

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:29
With a mobile lab and portable freezer in tow, every time Tracie Seimon boards a plane, she brings hope that the tide is turning against the global scourge that's killing amphibians.

Why Humans Have Chins

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:56
The Wicked Witch of the West can thank facial evolution for her iconic, pointy chin, new research suggests. And so can everyone else. Turns out, human "domestication" may explain the prominent feature.

Holy Flying Fish! Why Jumping Asian Carp Bombard Rowers

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:55
A throng of giant flying fish that catapulted themselves towards oncoming rowers were not coordinating a fishy assault but were probably just spooked by the boat, science suggests.

Dark Matter Illuminated in New High-Resolution Maps

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:18
The dark universe is coming into view, thanks to new maps that chart the location dark matter in the cosmos. The new maps, released today, show how dark matter affects the landscape of regular matter, and provides hints about dark energy.

Ebola Vaccine Starts Testing in Sierra Leone

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 18:46
A new Ebola vaccine study starting in Sierra Leone will test the vaccine in thousands of people who are working to fight the epidemic, health officials said today.

It's a Girl! Healthy Giraffe Born at Dallas Zoo

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 17:45
The giraffe born at the Dallas Zoo last week is a healthy baby girl. The spindly-legged bundle of joy weighs 139 lbs. (63 kilograms) and stands 5 feet 10 inches (1.8 meters) tall, a spokeswoman said.

Gestational Diabetes May Be Tied to Autism in Children

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 16:34
Women who develop gestational diabetes before a certain point in their pregnancy have a higher chance of having a child with autism, new research shows.

Is Pluto Really Red? Chemistry Says It Could Be | Video

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 15:46
Ground-based and Hubble images of Pluto suggest it might be the reddest object in the Solar System. New Horizons' Principal Investigator Alan Stern explains how this could have happened.

Garmin Forerunner 920XT: GPS Watch Review

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 15:05
The Forerunner 920XT is the cream of the crop when it comes to multisport GPS watches.

Spooky Ring of Light Created by Arctic's Ice-Mapping Lasers (Photo)

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:29
An image, released by NASA's Earth Observatory, shows pulses of laser light hitting Arctic sea ice — the ice that forms and floats in Arctic waters.

Earth's Mysterious Hum Explained

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:27
Even planets can get a bad case of tinnitus, according to a new study that explains Earth's mysterious, never-ending hum. Turns out, ocean waves are the culprit behind these mysterious tremors that make the Earth ring like a bell.

Dog Family: Facts About Canines & Their Cousins

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:52
Dogs are part of a large taxonomic family called Canidae, which also includes wolves, coyotes, foxes and jackals. Members are called canids. Domestic dogs are a subspecies called Canis lupus familiaris.

Marijuana Extract May Help Reduce Epilepsy Seizures

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 23:59
An extract made from the marijuana plan could provide some relief to people with severe epilepsy, according to a new study.

How to Avoid a Shark Attack

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 23:47
Teaching people when and where to swim (to avoid sharks), and improving the emergency response to shark bites, can significantly reduce the number of deaths.

Man Tears Tendon After Playing 'Candy Crush' for Weeks

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:25
A California man tore a tendon in his thumb after playing a puzzle game on his smartphone too much, according to a new report of the case.

Acting Out Dreams Is Often Early Sign of Parkinson's Disease

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:05
A rare sleep disorder that makes people act out their dreams may be an early warning of a deadly neurological illness, a new review of previous research suggests.