Saturday, February 28, 2015 News for a Mobile Generation

REBEKAH MARCARELLI

Clostridium difficile is a huge problem in the U.S.

Clostridium Difficile Infected Half A Million Americans In Only 1 Year

Feb 27, 2015 05:04 PM EST

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest the bacteria Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), which can cause fatal infections, is a significant problem in the U.S.

DNA Strands

Leukemia Mutations Occur In Over 70 Percent Of People Over The Age Of 90

Feb 27, 2015 04:25 PM EST

New research suggests that it is "almost inevitable" that one will develop genetic mutations associated with leukemia as they age.

Cyanobacteria is rapidly proliferating in lakes across North America and Europe.

Cyanobacteria That Could Cause Alzheimer's On The Rise: Is Climate Change A Factor?

Feb 27, 2015 04:00 PM EST

Dangerous algae is multiplying at alarming rates in lake across North America and Europe.

Over the past 12 months NASA has added five missions to its orbiting Earth-observing fleet.

NASA Reveals Global Rain And Snow Patterns, Carbon Concentrations In Busiest Earth Science Year To Date (VIDEO)

Feb 27, 2015 02:26 PM EST

NASA's new observations could even settle climate change debates.

Virginia Beach, Virginia Ocean

Global Warming Pause Caused By Cooler Pacific Ocean Temperatures?

Feb 27, 2015 01:17 PM EST

A new study shows the recent "pause" in global warming is most likely linked to an interaction between Atlantic and Pacific climate oscillations.

Bumblebees

Bumblebees Would Be Bad Crime Witnesses, Create False Memories Just Like Humans

Feb 27, 2015 12:07 PM EST

Humans are prone to creating "false memories," and new research suggests bumblebees may experience the same phenomenon.

ESO's MUSE revealed the most clear 3-D image ever taken of the universe.

ESO's MUSE Captures Best-Ever 3-D Image OF The Universe, Revealing Hidden Galaxies

Feb 27, 2015 10:57 AM EST

The MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope has captured the most spectacular 3-D view of the universe ever seen by scientists.

Wheat

Wheat Trade May Have Taken Place In England Long Before Dawn Of Farming

Feb 26, 2015 03:03 PM EST

Britons may have been trading wheat thousands of years earlier than researchers previously believed.

Kim Kardashian

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Finds 2014 Was 'Year Of The Butt'

Feb 26, 2015 02:38 PM EST

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is in the process of compiling statistical data that will reveal the plastic surgery trends of 2014.

New bionic hands could improve the quality of life in people with debilitating injuries.

Bionic Hands Allow 3 Injured Austrian Men To Complete Everyday Tasks Following Elective Amputation (VIDEO)

Feb 26, 2015 01:02 PM EST

Three Austrian men became the first humans to undergo a new technique called "bionic reconstruction" which allows them to control a prosthetic hand with their minds.

Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have identified two optical structures within the blue-rayed limpet’s shell that could inspire transparent displays.

Mollusk Shell's Brilliant Blue Stripes Could Inspire Futuristic Transparent Displays (VIDEO)

Feb 26, 2015 12:22 PM EST

Structures inside the shell of the blue-rayed limpet give the mollusk its striped appearance and cause its shell to flash brilliantly, but the feature could also help scientists develop groundbreaking transparent displays.

lab mouse

Animal Experimentation On The Rise In The U.S., Despite Public Outcry

Feb 26, 2015 11:32 AM EST

The use of animals in lab experiments had been on the rise in the U.S., despite growing public opposition and evidence that animal studies do not always translate to humans.

Sleep

Stroke Risk Could Be Higher In People Who Sleep For Longer Than 8 Hours A Night

Feb 26, 2015 10:28 AM EST

Could sleeping for more than eight hours a day raise your risk of suffering a stroke?

 The Lone Star geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

Geysers Erupt Because Of Loopy 'Underground Plumbing' (VIDEO)

Feb 26, 2015 09:46 AM EST

New research reveals geysers like Yellowstone National Park's Old Faithful periodically erupt as a result in "loops or side-chambers in their underground plumbing."

Depression

Heart Attack Warning Signs Often Ignored By Young Women, Making It A Leading Cause Of Death

Feb 26, 2015 08:57 AM EST

Younger women are more likely to die in the event of a heart attack than men of the same age because they are more likely to ignore the earliest warning signs, such as pain and dizziness.

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