Social media has gone haywire over the past couple of days all thanks to a report that NASA had shifted the astrological dates. The shift has reportedly caused the zodiac signs to change plus a 13th zodiac being added to the original 12 signs. However, the space agency has issued a statement about the controversy that has veered across international publications as well.
There are calls to lift NIH's restrictions on the controversial chimera studies. But are we ready for this most controversial study yet?
After capturing a rare bird that hasn't been seen in half a century, researches decided to kill the bird for further studies. Whether or not this decision was in the species' best interest is now the topic of a heated debate.
On Thursday, a federal appeals court overturned the EPA's decision to approve marketing of sulfoxaflor, a pesticide that acts like the same neonicotinoids class associated with bee declines. The blocking of this approval has now put the EPA under careful scrutiny by environmental watchdog groups around the US, with the agency's commitment to pollinator protection being called into question.
New moms around the world can rest easy knowing that their gardening chores won't put their children at risk. According to a new and independent study conducted by university researchers, the herbicide glyphosate cannot accumulate in mother's breast milk.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently ruled that the North American gray wolf will remain classified as an endangered species despite its speedy recovery across the continent. Strangely enough, many conservationists looking to compromise with angry farmers and state officials are saying that this is not the good news they were hoping to hear.
For as long as it has been in society's crosshairs, homosexuality has been part of a very simple debate: is it natural or is it a choice? The question of whether it was helpful to a species was never considered; after all, do we question whether it's better for humanity to boast a specific eye color or personality? Now however, a new study has revealed that the trait can be very helpful to a species, and you won't believe how.
Early Tuesday morning, April 7, Colorado state wildlife officials seized more than 100 prairie dogs from a Castle Rock woman's garage. Now they have no place to go, after a New Mexico ranch that previously agreed to take on the animals has rescinded its offer.
Back in 2009, at the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change, nations around the world drew a hypothetical line in the sand, pledging to do everything in their power to prevent the world annual average temperature from warming an additional two degrees Celsius (3.6 °F) - known as the Copenhagen Accord. Now, nearly six years later, experts are saying that even this lofty goal won't be enough to save many nations.
Unlike a great many other first-world environmental agencies, the UK's Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) remains fairly uncertain about neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides commonly called "neonics." Officials frequently cite one large-scale study in particular to argue that these chemicals are mostly harmless. Now, however, one researcher has set out to tell DEFRA that they've been wrongly interpreting that key study for the last two years.
There is some exciting news for people in desperate need of organ transplants, as researchers have successfully grown a fully-functioning human kidney in the body of a lab rat. However, like many major medical advancements, this one comes with a pretty controversial catch.
Nearly 700 koalas have been killed in what local media agencies are calling a "secret culling" conducted by Victoria state government employees in Australia. Officials are defending the decision, saying that the koalas were so overpopulated and starving that they were "falling out of the trees," but critics are saying that it should have never gotten to that point in the first place.