Civet 'Poop' Coffee Retails for $227 a Pound, Researchers Find way to Authenticate Coffee Bean
Excrement from an animal called a civet has the ability to send coffee prices soaring. Manufacturers have long been producing fake "poop coffee" and charging unsuspecting consumers exorbitant prices, but now researchers have devised a way to test the authenticity of the feces.
Hyperactivity May be Caused by Inner Ear Defects, Researchers Say
Researchers say the source of hyperactivity among children may originate in the inner ear, according to a study published on Friday.
Poverty is Like 'Pulling an All-Nighter,' Impairs Judgement: Study Says
Worrying over money is not only a drain on mental energy, but a new study suggests it feels like "pulling an all-nighter" every day, causing people to make riskier decisions which can lead them into further debt.
Rotavirus Protects Older Children, Adults Too:CDC Says
Infants who receive the rotavirus vaccine are not the only ones who are protected from the gastrointestinal virus as new research indicates that older children and even adults were less likely to be hospitalized after the vaccine was introduced 7 years ago.
How Much Do You Trust Your Partner? 1 in 7 Feel they’re ‘Not with Their True Love’
A British survey of 2,000 people found that one in seven adults do not think their current partner or spouse is the "love of their life" and of that figure, 73 percent say they have had to "make do" with their current partner.
BPA, Phthalates Tied to Increased Waistlines in Children
Children exposed to two chemicals which is prevalent in food packaging, are more likely to be obese or show signs of diabetes precursors than those with lower exposure levels, two studies published Monday suggest.
Ovarian Cancer Research: Can Dogs Sniff it Out and How Does it Work?
Dogs are known for their keen sense of smell and some researchers are hoping to use their ability in developing a early detection diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer, researchers said Thursday.
Extroverted Mothers More Likely to Breastfeed than Bottle Feed: Study
To breastfeed or not to breastfeed? That is the question. Well, at least it was thought to be the question. New research from the United Kingdom suggests that a mothers decision to breastfeed or bottle feed is based on her personality - the more extraverted, the more likely they are to breastfeed.
Children Suffer Sport Injuries Every 25 Seconds: Football, Basketball Most Dangerous
A bump and a bruise are common and excepted when participating in contact sports. A new study released Tuesday reported that a staggering 1.35 million children and teens were admitted to emergency rooms for sports-related injuries in 2012.
US Breast Feeding Rates on the Rise: CDC Report
More US babies are being breast fed and for longer periods of times, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said Wednesday, as mothers seek out the benefits tied with nursing for their children.
Study Uncovers How Mammals Became Monogamous – Not As Romantic as Expected
Scientists have been scratching their heads for years as to the origins monogamy among mammals. Two new studies released Monday revealed different conclusions, and neither of them is romantic in the least.
Breast is Best? Harvard Study Says Breastfed Babies Have Higher IQ's
Young children who were breastfed as infants are smarter and performed higher on intelligence tests than their formula-fed counterparts, and the longer and more exclusively they were breastfed, the greater the difference, Harvard University researchers said.
Secret Last Moments of 500-Year-Old Inca Mummified Children Revealed
Three Incan mummies sacrificed 500 years ago were drugged and given alcohol to make them more submissive, before they were left on top of a 22,000ft volcano in Argentina to freeze to death as part of a human sacrifice, researchers have found.
Sungrazer Comet ISON Captured by Hubble Telescope Photo as it Speeds Towards Earth
Comet ISON, the fast approaching comet which may be visible to the naked eye later this year, is the subject of a great photo op taken by the Hubble telescope.