A new way to harness wasted methane

A new way to harness wasted methane

Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to...
New flexible sensor skin can help robots gain sense of touch

New flexible sensor skin can help robots gain sense of touch

If a robot is sent to disable a roadside bomb -- or delicately handle an egg while cooking you an omelet -- it needs...
To keep Saturn's A ring contained, its moons stand united

To keep Saturn’s A ring contained, its moons stand united

For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn's moon Janus confined the planet's A ring - the largest and farthest of the visible rings. But...
Diabetes Linked to Bacteria Invading the Colon

Diabetes linked to bacteria invading the colon

In humans, developing metabolic disease, particularly type 2 diabetes, is correlated with having bacteria that penetrate the mucus lining of the colon, according to...
New research suggests vitamin D decreases risk of cancer

New research suggests vitamin D decreases risk of cancer

Increasing vitamin D levels may lower risk for developing cancer, according to a study conducted by Creighton University with cooperation from the University of...
5 signs you could be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea

5 signs you could be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea

Sleep behaviors such as snoring are not only a nuisance, but also can be a bellwether for a serious condition: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). When...
Older adults with heart disease can become heart healthy with physical activity

Older adults with heart disease can become heart healthy with physical activity

Improving physical activity among older adults with heart disease benefits their heart health, independence and quality of life, according to a new American Heart...
5 tips for taking your blood pressure at home

5 tips for taking your blood pressure at home

People who take blood pressure medicines can monitor their blood pressure at home to help compensate for what’s known as “white coat” effect –a...
How to have a hearty workout for your heart

How to have a hearty workout for your heart

Your heart, about the size of your fist, is a highly efficient pump. According to the American Heart Association, your heart pumps nearly 2,000 gallons...
Weight Loss Surgery Can Dramatically Change Gut Microbes and Metabolic Function

Weight loss surgery can dramatically change gut microbes and metabolic function

Obesity, already a global epidemic, is on the rise. Over one third of the U.S. population is currently afflicted, according to the Centers for Disease...
Healthy diet is as effective as statins to protect your heart

Healthy diet is as effective as statins to protect your heart

Replacing foods high in saturated fats with foods with unsaturated fats can reduce one’s heart disease risk as much as cholesterol lowering drugs statins,...
How bright is the moon, really

How bright is the moon, really?

The "inconstant moon," as Shakespeare called it in Romeo and Juliet, is more reliable than his pair of star-crossed lovers might have thought. Now researchers...

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