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'Baby Dragon' Olm

'Baby Dragon' Olm Eggs Hatch In Ancient Slovenian Cave

Jun 03, 2016 04:17 PM EDT

After four months, two "baby dragon" olm eggs have hatched in the ancient Slovenian Postojna Cave, giving rise to the unique sightless creatures that rely on smell and sense to survive.

NASA’s Juno probe Reveals Interesting Facts about Jupiter

Jupiter Radio Map Reveals Ammonia Gas Behind Planet's Colorful Clouds [VIDEO]

Jun 03, 2016 03:56 PM EDT

Scientists have created a new radio map of Jupiter that is the most detailed yet, shedding light on the massive movement of ammonia gas behind the planet's colorful clouds.

Dementia

Undiagnosed Dementia Increases Likelihood Of Patients Participating In Unsafe Activities

Jun 03, 2016 03:40 PM EDT

Patients with undiagnosed dementia are significantly more likely to participate in unsafe activities, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University researchers.

Flat Lens

Flat Lens Made Of Titanium Dioxide Could Revolutionize Optical Technology

Jun 03, 2016 02:38 PM EDT

A team of Harvard researchers has created a flat lens that could revolutionize optical technology and lead to the creation of smaller, more compact cameras and telescopes.

Larval Fish

Larval Fish Prefer Plastics To Natural Food Sources; Experiencing Stunted Growth, Behavioral Changes

Jun 03, 2016 02:08 PM EDT

Larval fish exposed to levels of microplastics that mirror those in today's marine ecosystems prefer them over natural food sources. In addition, these plastics are connected to stunted growth and behavioral changes, according to a new study.

Remains Of Underwater 'Lost City'

Underwater 'Lost City' Created By Ancient Microbe Civilization, Not Greeks

Jun 03, 2016 10:01 AM EDT

A new study reveals that the strange remains of an "underwater city" discovered close to Alikanas Bay were actually created by ancient microbes, not Greeks.

Stroke Patient

Scientists Inject Stem Cells Directly Into Brain, Help Stroke Patients Walk Again

Jun 03, 2016 10:00 AM EDT

A small study involving the injection of stem cells directly into the brains of chronic stroke patients showed positive results for each patient, with some even walking again.

Smoking Marijuana

Smoking Marijuana Associated With Gum Disease, Tooth Loss; Not Risk Factor For Lung Function, Heart Disease, Diabetes

Jun 02, 2016 03:51 PM EDT

A new study suggests that long-term marijuana use is associated with gum disease and tooth loss, but not risk factors for lung function, heart disease and diabetes.

Human Genetics

Scientists Reveal Plan To Synthesize Human Genome From Scratch

Jun 02, 2016 03:23 PM EDT

After the secret Harvard genetic modification meeting in May, scientists have revealed the details of their proposed project: the synthesis of the entire human genome from scratch.

Opioid Prescription

Florida's Opioid Crackdown Might Be Curbing Number Of Prescriptions

Jun 02, 2016 02:49 PM EDT

The two policies implemented in late 2011 to reduce the use of opioids might be connected to a decrease in their prescriptions among the top prescribers of the drugs in the state.

Big Bang Creating Universe

Hubble Space Telescope Suggests That Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Thought

Jun 02, 2016 02:20 PM EDT

New data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope suggests that the universe is expanding five to nine percent faster than we thought.

Wheat Crop

Climate Change Increasing Toxins In Our Food, Report Warns

Jun 02, 2016 01:47 PM EDT

A report from the United Nations Environment Programme suggests that the extreme weather conditions stemming from climate change are increasing the toxins in our food.

Hydrogen Gas

Astronomers Observe Hydrogen In Distant Galaxy, Smash Cosmic Record

Jun 02, 2016 01:31 PM EDT

Astronomers have used the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope to detect hydrogen in a distant galaxy over five billion light years away, smashing the cosmic record.

Brain Cancer

Brain Cancer Treatment Utilizes Tumor-Killing Virus, Almost Doubles Survival Time Of Cancer Patients

Jun 02, 2016 10:01 AM EDT

Researchers have developed an experimental brain cancer treatment that uses a tumor-killing virus called Toca 511 to destroy cancer cells.

Sulfur Dioxide

NASA Satellite Reveals Unreported Sources Of Hazardous Air Pollutant Sulfur Dioxide

Jun 02, 2016 10:00 AM EDT

Using NASA satellite data, scientists have discovered 39 previously unreported and man-made sources of sulfur dioxide emissions, a toxic pollutant.

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