Monday, December 22, 2014 Headlines & Global News


The disease is prevalent in North American deer.

Vaccine For 'Mad Cow-Like' Disease Could Lead To Protection For Livestock, Humans

Dec 22, 2014 04:44 PM EST

Researchers have developed the first vaccine that fights a mad cow-like disease in deer.


Fast Food Could Cause 8th Graders To Flunk Math

Dec 22, 2014 03:39 PM EST

A new study suggests the amount of fast food a child eats could influence their grades in school.


Bone Loss Drugs Could Cut Women's Risk Of Endometrial Cancer In Half

Dec 22, 2014 02:18 PM EST

A new study suggests women who take osteoporosis-fighting drugs called bisphosphonates have about half the risk of developing endometrial cancer as those who do not.


Could Memories Be Restored In Alzheimer's Patients? I Snail Suggests So

Dec 22, 2014 01:25 PM EST

New research suggests lost memories could potentially be restored in Alzheimer's patients, and a small snail species helped them prove it.

Could A Bottle Of Champagne Hold Secrets To Improved Energy Efficiency?

Dec 22, 2014 11:26 AM EST

The behavior of champagne bubbles could lead to new breakthroughs in the energy industry.

Are you using your inhaler properly?

Asthma And Allergy Home Treatments Not Being Used Properly By Most Patients

Dec 19, 2014 08:52 PM EST

Millions of Americans with severe allergies and asthma are prescribed medical devices to help relieve symptoms of the condition, but new research suggests very few people are using these treatments correctly.

A photograph of Morning Glory Pool.

Yellowstone's Hot Springs Could Be A Brilliant Blue If Tourists Didn't Throw Coins, Garbage

Dec 19, 2014 08:18 PM EST

Researchers determined what Yellowstone's famous hot springs would look like if coin-throwing tourists had not contaminated them.

A diagram showing how mantle circulation delivers new rock to the crust via mid-ocean ridges.

Earth May Have Created Its Own Water Deep Within; And There's Still Enough There To Fill The Pacific

Dec 19, 2014 06:57 PM EST

A new study suggests the Earth may have made its own water deep within its crust, as well as receiving the vital substance from extraterrestrial objects such as icy comets.


Hepatitis C Drug Fourth Treatment For Condition Approved By The FDA This Year

Dec 19, 2014 05:32 PM EST

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug to treat the hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection, even in patients with an advanced liver disease known as cirrhosis.

Brazilian rain forest deforestation

Deforestation Could Alter Rainfall Patterns, Boost Global Warming

Dec 19, 2014 04:53 PM EST

A new study showed cutting down rainforests increases carbon dioxide release, triggering amped up global warming and altered rainfall patterns. The report also showed these effects put future agriculture productivity at a significant risk.

The ESA/NASA Cluster and NASA's IMAGE missions were in a position around Earth on Sep. 15, 2005.

Scientists Solve Mystery Of High-Latitudes 'Theta' Auroras

Dec 19, 2014 03:54 PM EST

The phenomenon, also known as the Northern or Southern lights, are caused by solar winds hitting the Earth's atmosphere.

A rattail found at around 6000 meters.

World's Deepest Fish Discovered 5 Miles Below Ocean's Surface (VIDEO)

Dec 19, 2014 03:10 PM EST

A previously-unknown snailfish species found lurking at the bottom of the Mariana Trench broke depth defying records.


Humpback Whales Have Vocal 'Dinner Bell' Used When Hunting In The Deep Dark Ocean

Dec 17, 2014 06:20 PM EST

New research suggests humpback whales use audio cues to help find prey at the bottom of the ocean, but researchers are still not sure how they hunt at night.

Gas Emission

Carbon-Trapping 'Sponges' Could Help Fight Global Warming

Dec 17, 2014 06:07 PM EST

A newly-invented powder was found to perform better than what is seen in most of today's carbon-trapping methods.


Stroke Patients Given New Hope With Biggest Breakthrough In Treatment Seen In 2 Decades

Dec 17, 2014 05:48 PM EST

New research provides new hope for the thousands upon thousands of Americans who suffer strokes every year.

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