James A. Foley
Emu Oil May Eventually be Used to Treat Bowel Cancer
If novel research from Australia shows promise, bowl cancer may eventually be treated orally with emu oil.
Village Turns to Mass Grave as Landslide Kills More than 2000 in Afghanistan
A village in Afghanistan turned into a mass grave Friday after a series of rain-induced landslides left more than 2,000 dead.
Grotesque Goblin Shark Hauled up in Gulf of Mexico, Only Second Time Ever
Shrimp fishermen working in the Gulf of Mexico hauled up a lot more than they bargained for last month when they netted a rare goblin shark.
Maternal Mortality on the Rise in US, One of Just Eight Nations Seeing the Trend
The number of women who die during childbirth in the US has risen in the past decade, according to a new study, which reports that only eight nations worldwide showed the trend.
NASA's Cassini Probe Photographs Uranus from Saturn
NASA's Cassini probe, which has been studying Saturn for nearly a decade, turned away from the ringed planet for a moment last month, setting its sights on the planet's neighbor Uranus. The results were an image of the icy blue world in the distance beyond Saturn's rings.
False Alarms: How the Fork-Tailed Drongo Lies its Way into a Free Meal
Some animals rely on brute force to win a meal, and others rely on clever traps, but a little African bird is getting attention for its own sly hunting strategy: pathologically lying.
CDC: Premature Death is Largely Preventable
If every US state were close to the benchmark for lowest death rate, between 20 and 40 percent of premature deaths could be prevented annually, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which suggests that individual state health policies play a role in preventable early deaths.
Bacteria and Viruses Engage in Deep Sea Thermal Warfare
Deep at the bottom of the ocean, a microbial war is being waged between viruses and bacteria clustered around hydrothermal vents spewing mineral-rich water.
Novel 'eNose' Can Sniff-Out Prostate Cancer
Middle-aged men of the world may be able to breath easier with a new report in the Journal of Urology, which indicates that prostate cancer can be sniffed out by an electronic nose.
History of Australia's Tsunamis Revised in New Study
Australia has a long and deadly history of being pummeled by tsunamis that has gone largely underreported in scientific literature, according to a new study.
Sonar Signals Leak to Low Frequencies Audible to Whales
Sonar signals are more audible to killer whales and other marine mammals than previously realized, according to a new study.
Redefining Crocodile Tears: Bees and Butteflies Drink From Eyes of Caiman
New observations from a group of aquatic ecologists gives a whole new meaning to the term "crocodile tears." Researchers have documented insects sipping the mineral-infused tears out of the eyes of spectacled caiman in Costa Rica.
Drought Conditions in Western US were Once Much Worse than Anything in the Past Century
A study of climate data taken from trees in the Western US reveals levels of drought that were significantly worse than anything experienced in the past century.
Ancient 'Wimpy' Galaxy is a Cosmic Anomaly
An ancient, failed galaxy is offering astronomers clues about the conditions of the universe in the early stages after the Big Bang.