Google: Facebook and Microsoft Efforts to Reveal PRISM Requests Not Good Enough
The controversial PRISM program has not only challenged our trust in the government, but has also made Americans rethink the trust they bestow upon technology companies to which we often open our lives and secrets.
Antarctica's Ice Sheet Is Melting From Below
Oceans' warm water currents are causing Antarctica's ice carpet to melt, scientists say, and as much half of the ice will melt down along the coastline of the Earth's southernmost continent.
Altitude Affects the Way Language is Spoken, Study Suggests
Throughout the animal kingdom communication takes different shapes and form. However, humans are essentially the only representatives of the animal order of life that communicate through organized sounds, meanings and gestures on rational basis. There are roughly about 7,000 spoken languages on Earth today.
Study Finds Link Between BPA and Obesity in Girls
Several studies have linked the compound chemical bisphenol A, or BPA to potential health problems including asthma and behavior problems in children.
Daily Potent Pill Prevents Half of HIV Infections Among Intravenous Drug Users
A new drug is leading the way in preventing the spread of the HIV virus among drug users, after a test found that by taking a daily dose of the Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Viread pill, HIV infection rate among intravenous drug users in Thailand were cut by 49 percent.
Parents Admit to Having a Favorite Child: Survey Says
"I love my children equally," says yet another parent when asked if they have a favorite child. It turns out that over a third of mothers actually have a favorite child.
Overweight or Obese Pregnant Women More Likely to Have Preterm Baby
Pregnant women who are overweight or obese are at a higher risk of being going into labor ahead of the expected due date, a new study says.
Heading a Soccer Ball Over Time May Lead to Brain Damage
Heading a soccer ball is common practice in any game, particularly during the crucial moments when a snap opportunity arises to score a goal. However, researchers have found that heading a ball anywhere between 6 to 12 times during a single game is enough to cause brain damage over time.
Prostate Cancer Patients: Eat More Vegetable Fats, Olive Oil and Nuts for Better Survival Rate
Men with prostate cancer had a lower risk of dying from the disease if they increased their consumption of vegetable fat, nuts and olive oil, a new study suggests.
Exceptional Meteor Shower May Strike Tuesday, Has Not Been Seen in 80 Years
A very rare and mysterious meteor shower, called the Gamma Delphinids, is expected to take place on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The last time this meteor shower was seen was in the 1930's.
New Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome, Less Invasive than Current Methods
A new non-invasive test may determine if an unborn baby has Down syndrome during the first trimester of a pregnancy, found a new study by UK researchers.
Language May Have Evolved From Gestures, New Study of Apes, Toddlers Shows
From toddlers to bonobos and chimps, almost all simian primates make use of gestures to communicate.
Woman Gives up Food, Living off Water and Sunlight for Six Months
A Seattle woman is endeavoring to live without food for six months, and sustain herself with only water and sunlight in an experiment she calls "Living on Light." She has been documenting her journey to survive as plants do on Facebook and YouTube.
FDA Allows Girls of Any Age to Buy Morning After Pill
The 2nd U.S Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lift the age restriction on the access over the counter to generic versions of emergency contraception without prescriptions.