Monday, October 20, 2014 Headlines & Global News


Suni passed away suddenly at the age of 34.

Northern White Rhino On Brink Of Extinction After 1 Of 7 Surviving Animals Dies

Oct 20, 2014 04:23 PM EDT

The northern white rhino has been almost completely wiped out by poachers.


Venus' Mysterious Dark Spots Caused By 'Heavy Metal Frost'?

Oct 20, 2014 02:19 PM EDT

Researchers looked at old data to gain inisght into mysteries of Venus' atmosphere.

Orionid meteor captured by a NASA all sky meteor camera located in southern Arizona in the pre-dawn hours of October 12.

Orionid Meteor Shower: New Moon Will Provide Perfect Viewing Conditions And Chance Of 'Super Shower' (LIVESTREAM)

Oct 20, 2014 01:00 PM EDT

The only roadblock is a storm front that will obscure views in some of the U.S.


Birth Season Linked To Temperament, Risk Of Mood Disorder

Oct 19, 2014 08:14 PM EDT

Scientific evidence has backed up what astrologists have been saying for years.


Depression, Anxiety After Heart Attack More Common In Women

Oct 19, 2014 07:42 PM EDT

Women are more likely to experience anxiety and depression after a medical event such as a heart attack.


Tear Duct Implants Could Reduce Pain Following Cataract Surgery

Oct 19, 2014 02:00 PM EDT

A new treatment could ensure patients receive the correct amount of medicated eye drops following surgery.

Roots of the ancient mountain range in Brazil.

Ancient Mountain Range Supported Life 600 Million Years Ago (VIDEO)

Oct 17, 2014 05:14 PM EDT

Did mountain ranges support ancient aquatic life?

 Brown fat cells under the microscope.

Weight Loss Breakthrough: Brown Fat Stimulated To Burn More Energy

Oct 17, 2014 04:43 PM EDT

Researchers found a way to get brown fat to burn more energy.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar Disorder Prevented By Rare Form Of Genetic Dwarfism; Finding Could Lead To New Treatments

Oct 17, 2014 03:55 PM EDT

How can a rare genetic disease protect individuals from bipolar disorder?

A mockup of a patient in an MRI machine demonstrating the effectiveness of the novel technique.

Epilepsy Brain Operations Could Be Preformed By Robot That Enters Through The Cheek Within A Decade

Oct 17, 2014 03:18 PM EDT

The system would be much less invasive than current procedures.

Mimas is Saturn's closest moon.

Saturn's Moon Mimas Might Have Vast Ocean Beneath Its Icy Exterior

Oct 17, 2014 02:12 PM EDT

The moon's "wobble" revealed secretes of what lies beneath its surface.

Mitochondria were once "energy parasites."

Mitochondria Were 'Energy Parasites' Before They Powered The Cells Of Living Creatures

Oct 17, 2014 12:22 PM EDT

Mitochondria have a mysterious past, and a new DNA sequencing experiment could help solve some of these ancient mysteries.

Artist's impression of a comparison between a magnetic mirror with cube shaped resonators (left) and a standard metallic mirror (right).

'Magnetic Mirrors' Could Lead To Advances In Solar Cells And Photodetectors

Oct 17, 2014 10:50 AM EDT

Researchers demonstrated a new class of mirrors.

Coronal mass ejection

NASA's IRIS Spacecraft Provides Stunning Insight Into Sun's Atmosphere

Oct 16, 2014 09:32 PM EDT

The findings suggest the composition of the sun is more complicated than previously believed.

Brain networks

Vegetative State Patients Show Signs Of 'Hidden Awareness'

Oct 16, 2014 04:57 PM EDT

Some unconscious patients may not be as unaware as we thought they were.

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