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5 scary health facts to spook you this Halloween

Spooky, scream-inducing characters whose health has clearly taken a turn for the worse – skeletons and ghosts, for example – are as much a...

This Halloween, people more scared of root canals than spiders, snakes, sharks

Part of the fun of Halloween is being afraid – very afraid – but, it turns out at least one of our top fears...

NAZI scientists created an alternative to DDT pesticide

DFDT, a fast-acting insecticide, has an alarming history, researchers report. “We set out to study the growth of crystals in a little-known insecticide and uncovered...

Scientists rediscover fast-acting German insecticide lost in the aftermath of WWII

Fluoridated DDT swiftly kills disease-carrying mosquitoes, which may lower its environmental impact -- but its history is alarming. A new study in the Journal of...

Nobel Prize winners’ exoplanet discovery started a ‘remarkable era of discovery’

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded Tuesday to a Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists for their work in understanding how the universe...

Why some greens turn brown in historical paintings

Enticed by the brilliant green hues of copper acetate and copper resinate, some painters in the Renaissance period incorporated these pigments into their masterpieces. However,...

Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, doctors say

Sen. Bernie Sanders had a heart attack this week, his campaign said Friday as the presidential candidate was discharged from a Las Vegas hospital. He had...

Scientists discover a real Jurassic Park in Utah

An ancient desert covered in sand dunes as far as the eye could see, where dinosaurs and small mammals once roamed, may have been...

Scientists prove what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

Scientists at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management have established a causal relationship between failure and future success, proving German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's adage...

New computer model could turn simple film scripts into animations

A new computer model can translate text describing physical movements directly into simple computer-generated animation, a first step toward someday generating movies directly from...