NASA’s Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere...

Scientists create first sensor package that can ride aboard bees

Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health. But these machines need so much power to...

New foldable drone could fly through narrow holes in rescue missions

Scientists from the University of Zurich has developed a new drone that can retract its propeller arms in flight and make itself small to...

Baking soda filled microcapsule could capture CO2 emissions

Although the use of renewable energy is on the rise, coal and natural gas still represent the majority of the United States energy supply. Even...

Black walnuts could help stave off obesity and heart disease

Black walnuts are a major industry in the Midwest, with about 23 million pounds processed annually in Missouri alone, and they are a ubiquitous...

A vacation could prolong your life, new study shows

Taking vacations could prolong life. That’s the finding of a 40-year study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. “Don’t think having an otherwise...

Exercise after heart attack may improve survival

Exercising after a heart attack, even a long walk around the neighborhood, can be frightening for survivors. But those fears may be eased by new...

You can avoid overeating and weight gain at Christmas

In a new study, researchers found regular weighing at home and simple tips to curb excess eating and drinking can prevent people from piling...

Women after child birth have higher breast cancer risk

In a new study, researchers found that younger women who have recently had a child may have a higher risk of breast cancer than...

People with diabetes should pay attention to their heart failure risk

In a new study, researchers have found that the incidence of heart failure was around two-fold higher in people with diabetes. It found that patients...

Scientists develop better pain killers

In a recent study, researchers from Berlin developed a new generation of pain medications. They used computer simulations to develop new opioids that will only...

These foods can help lower your blood cholesterol

High blood cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. To avoid or control the health condition, you can change what you eat. Recent...
Earth's magnetic poles could start to flip. What happens then

Earth’s magnetic poles could start to flip. What happens then?

As Earth's magnetic shield fails, so do its satellites. First, our communications satellites in the highest orbits go down. Next, astronauts in low-Earth orbit can no...
How vitamin D could rapidly improve arterial stiffness

How vitamin D could rapidly improve arterial stiffness

In a recent study, researchers find that high doses of vitamin D could reduce arterial stiffness in just four months. Rigid artery walls are a...
Hydrokinetic energy from running water could charge electrical vehicles

Hydrokinetic energy from running water could charge electrical vehicles

Lif-E-Buoy takes advantage of the natural hydrokinetic energy of running water—abundantly available in most river-based urban centers—to generate clean energy for electric vehicles and...