Mosquito Bite Leaves Woman Paralyzed From Neck Down During Australian Vacation
What was meant to be a relaxing vacation, turned into a dangerous one. A British tourist in Australia was left paralyzed from the neck down and in a wheelchair for three weeks - by a mosquito bite.
Splenda May Have Ties with Diabetes, Study Says
Artificial sweetener sucralose, which sold as Splenda, Aqualoz, and Canderel, was found to cause blood sugar and insulin levels to jump higher than when consumers only drank water, a new study found.
Early Humans' Diet Diverged From Apes' 3.5 Million Years Ago, Study Reveals
A new report published Monday revealed that early humans' diet started diverging from apes' at about 3.5 million years ago, about 1 million years earlier than previously thought.
Scientists Looking for 'Crooked' Cicadas
Researchers at North Carolina State University have launched a search for crooked cicadas. And by crooked they mean with one wing slightly shorter, or with a wing containing an odd number of veins, or a little leg segment that's not quite right length.
Don't Pack Food, Just 3D Print it in Mars, NASA Says
With all this talk of "rats" being found on Mars and plans of settling a human colony on Mars by 2023, one question remains, what will humans eat on the Red Planet? 3-D printed food, of course.
Ahh Rats! NASA Captures 'Rat' on Mars, Has Own Twitter Account
Is there life on Mars? A photo of a rat on Mars was captured by NASA’s curiosity rover in 2012, and is now making the rounds online. The only catch is it’s actually a stone that resembles a rat.
Mermaid Hoax Documentary Draws Largest Animal Planet Audience
Mermaid documentaries prove to be just a popular to audiences, even if they are hoaxes. Animal Planet debuted Mermaids: The New Evidence on Sunday, May 26, which follows up last year's "documentary," Mermaids: The Body Found.
Evolution of the Turtle Shell: Scientists Learn Turtles Lived in Shells Earlier than Predicted
Ever wondered how a turtle gets its shell? They are one of the most unique animals as they form a shell on the outside of their bodies through a fusion of modified ribs, vertebrae and shoulder girdle bones. However, scientists have been left dumbfounded for more than two centuries as to how and when did the turtle's shell originated.
Mars Voyagers Warned They Face Lifetime Limit of Radiation Exposure: NASA
Future missions to Mars will likely expose astronauts to a staggering amount of radiation during the trip which equates to about what a human can handle in a lifetime, NASA scientists said Thursday.
ADHD Med’s Don’t Lead to Drug, Alcohol Abuse Later in Life
Children taking medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not at a greater risk of abusing drugs or alcohol later on in adulthood, researchers report.
Twins Stroke at 26: Healthy Arizona Sisters Suffer Stroke Just 9 Months Apart
A pair of twins from Tempe, Ariz. Katherine and Kimberly Tucker suffered strokes just nine months apart from each other at the age of 26, according to ABC News.
Female Childhood Abuse Survivors More Prone to Food Addiction Later in Adulthood
Women who experienced childhood abuse, including severe physical or sexual, are at a higher risk of developing a food addiction in adulthood compared to women who did not experience any abuse, according to a new study released Wednesday.
First SARS-Like Virus Related Death Reported in France
A French patient infected with a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS died Tuesday of the disease, which has already killed 22 of its 44 known victims, the Associated Press reported.
Children Poisoned by Candy-looking Marijuana Products
Since the change of medical marijuana in Colorado, a growing number of young children have been treated for accidentally eating marijuana-laced cookies and candies, according to a new study by medicos from the University of Colorado.