One-third of Americans have a syndrome that could kill them -- do you?
One-third of Americans have a syndrome that could kill them -- do you?
Dan Taylor - May 20, 2015
It's called metabolic syndrome, and it can result in stroke, heart disease, or diabetes, and many are not even aware that they have it.

Scientists unravel mystery of Chinook salmon in startling breakthrough
Dan Taylor - May 18, 2015
Researchers had been unable to figure out how salmon were spending the first year of their lives, and then they made an amazing discovery.

Amazing CDC map tells you the unusual ways you could die in the United States
Dan Taylor - May 17, 2015
Did you know that certain causes of death are more common in some states and not others? Now you can see how your state fares.

Why are endangered animals disappearing from U.S. zoos?
Dan Taylor - May 16, 2015
It's been 10 years since Endangered Species Day became a thing, and a strange thing is happening at 200 different zoos: no endangered species can be found.

Why are endangered animals disappearing from U.S. zoos? Why are endangered animals disappearing from U.S. zoos?
Dan Taylor - May 16, 2015
It's been 10 years since Endangered Species Day became a thing, and a strange thing is happening at 200 different zoos: no endangered species can be found.

Scientists astonished after spotting 4 quasars in deep space in impossibly rare event Scientists astonished after spotting 4 quasars in deep space in impossibly rare event
Dan Taylor - May 16, 2015
Quasars are rare enough -- one scientist estimates the odds of finding four in one star system to be 10 million to one -- and it's changing how scientists think about these mysterious cosmic events.

Smokers will quit if you bribe them: study Smokers will quit if you bribe them: study
Dan Taylor - May 14, 2015
A year-long study examined 2,500 smokers, providing them with different options for quitting smoking -- and researchers were surprised at the results.

Galaxies are being strangled to death Galaxies are being strangled to death
Dan Taylor - May 14, 2015
Scientists surveyed thousands of galaxies -- and came to some rather stunning conclusions.

University of California, MIT in vicious battle over patent for superhuman gene-editing tool University of California, MIT in vicious battle over patent for superhuman gene-editing tool
Dan Taylor - May 14, 2015
UC thought they had made the discovery of a method to edit strands of DNA first, but MIT swooped in and got the patent -- and the battle is just beginning.

Gay activists furious despite FDA plan to end ban on gay blood donation Gay activists furious despite FDA plan to end ban on gay blood donation
Dan Taylor - May 13, 2015
The new FDA policy would still ban donations from gay and bisexual men who have had gay sex in the last 12 months, something that activists say is discriminatory.

Jurassic Park-like experiment: Scientists turn back evolution by transforming bird beaks back into dinosaur bones Jurassic Park-like experiment: Scientists turn back evolution by transforming bird beaks back into dinosaur bones
Dan Taylor - May 13, 2015
Yale researchers recently tampered with the embryos of chickens to see what would happen with their beaks during the dinosaur era -- and the results were surprising.

Lost chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Lost chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Gina Merlino - Aug 31, 2014
An unused chapter of the classic children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been released.

Aftershocks continue in Northern California after 6.0 earthquake last week Aftershocks continue in Northern California after 6.0 earthquake last week
Denise Majette - Aug 31, 2014
Northern California wine country has experienced more than 70 aftershocks since the 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the city of Napa last Sunday.

6 felony arrests at Made in America Music Festival 6 felony arrests at Made in America Music Festival
Gina Merlino - Aug 31, 2014
The Budweiser Made in America Music Festival dealt with some legal problems.

iOS 7 is an improved version of the best mobile operating system iOS 7 is an improved version of the best mobile operating system
Christian de Looper - Aug 31, 2014
Apple's iOS 7 is seen as a large improvement over Apple's other mobile operating systems. Despite this, iOS 8 may be just as big of an improvement.

iPhone 6 leaked in video ahead of release iPhone 6 leaked in video ahead of release
Christian de Looper - Aug 31, 2014
A video reportedly showing Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 charging and booting has been leaked. Despite this, the fact that the device appears to be booting on iOS 7 rather than iOS 8 suggests that the video could be a fake.

Kanye not happy with exposed life; Kim may quit show Kanye not happy with exposed life; Kim may quit show
Jen Daniel - Aug 31, 2014
While Kanye West and Kim Kardashian seem to soak up the limelight at all times, now that they have baby North West, their attitudes are changing.

Guardians leads Labor Day weekend box office Guardians leads Labor Day weekend box office
Gina Merlino - Aug 30, 2014
The science fiction film Guardians of the Galaxy won the box office on Labor Day weekend.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez romantic evening Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez romantic evening
Gina Merlino - Aug 30, 2014
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber were spotted horseback riding in his hometown in Canada.

Dell Alienware Area-51 gets a full makeover Dell Alienware Area-51 gets a full makeover
Christian de Looper - Aug 30, 2014
Dell's Alienware has announced a refresh to its classic Area-51 gaming computer, featuring a radical new design and top-of-the-line specs.

Hyperlapse for iPhone released, speeding up time Hyperlapse for iPhone released, speeding up time
Christian de Looper - Aug 30, 2014
Instagram's new Hyperlapse app is being hailed as the Instagram for video, and it has a number of great uses. For example, this app could allow anyone to be a wildlife videographer.

To the left to the left, Beyonce wants these scandals to the left, to the left To the left to the left, Beyonce wants these scandals to the left, to the left
Kendra Beltran - Aug 30, 2014
From marriage rumors to surrogate's claiming paternity to BET messing with Blue Ivy's hair -- the Queen Bey is OVER IT.

Inuit myths confirmed: nervous giants were first settlers of Arctic, say scientists Inuit myths confirmed: nervous giants were first settlers of Arctic, say scientists
Tom Sherman - Aug 30, 2014
Scientists discovered that the Paleo-Eskimo peoples, a reclusive culture who inhabited New World regions of the arctic circle until about 700 years ago, were definitively one of the first peoples to explore, pioneer, and settle in North America.

Report: Secret Service investigates threat to Obama Report: Secret Service investigates threat to Obama
Cara Cunningham - Aug 30, 2014
The official did not say what the person was doing that made them suspicious.

Electrical stimulation can help boost memory performance, researchers say Electrical stimulation can help boost memory performance, researchers say
Kate Halse - Aug 29, 2014
The study is the first to show that remembering events calls upon a variety of regions in the brain to work together with the hippocampus, a critical memory structure.

CDC: Most U.S. children get vaccines, but some states do better than others CDC: Most U.S. children get vaccines, but some states do better than others
Lisa Rennie - Aug 29, 2014
Immunization coverage also varied by state, and ranged from 82 percent in Rhode Island to 57 percent in Arkansas.

Your hotel room is not dirty: it becomes home to your bacteria within hours Your hotel room is not dirty: it becomes home to your bacteria within hours
John Tyburski - Aug 28, 2014
Hotel guests can put away their germ-provoked scruples now that a team of researchers shows that our hotel rooms become home to our own bacteria within hours of our arrivals.

Screening for newborn jaundice: There’s an app for that! Screening for newborn jaundice: There's an app for that!
John Tyburski - Aug 28, 2014
A new smartphone app uses the device’s built-in camera and cloud connectivity to screen newborn babies for jaundice, a fairly common condition that may require medical attention.

Junk food reduces appetite for balanced diet, new study shows Junk food reduces appetite for balanced diet, new study shows
Kate Halse - Aug 28, 2014
The study helps to explain the result of consuming excessive amounts of junk food.

Researchers turn bad mouse memories into good ones Researchers turn bad mouse memories into good ones
Lisa Rennie - Aug 28, 2014
Previous studies have found that many factors about memory are malleable, which is what psychotherapists have taken advantage of when helping patients suffering from PTSD or depression.

Tomato-rich diet could reduce risk of prostate cancer Tomato-rich diet could reduce risk of prostate cancer
Lisa Rennie - Aug 28, 2014
Tomatoes in particular were found to be most beneficial, lowering the risk of prostate cancer in men by 18 percent when consuming more than 10 portions weekly.

Scientists grow complete new organ, take major step in regeneration Scientists grow complete new organ, take major step in regeneration
John Tyburski - Aug 27, 2014
A new report describes the first successful attempt to grow an entire new organ, transplant it into a recipient, and have it function normally.

The skinny on teen eating disorders: normal weight does not mean 'all clear' The skinny on teen eating disorders: normal weight does not mean 'all clear'
John Tyburski - Aug 27, 2014
According to a new study, teens who tip the scales at what are considered normal weights for their ages and heights may still suffer from eating disorders.

Hormone may help protect brains of premature infants, researchers say Hormone may help protect brains of premature infants, researchers say
Kate Halse - Aug 27, 2014
Approximately 400,000 children are born before the 32nd week of pregnancy in Europe, with around 2.6 million worldwide.

Domestic violence less likely among married couples who smoke pot Domestic violence less likely among married couples who smoke pot
Lisa Rennie - Aug 27, 2014
The annual prevalence rate of marijuana smoking in the U.S. as of 2009 was 13.7 million.

Task force suggests behavioral counseling for overweight Americans with heart risks Task force suggests behavioral counseling for overweight Americans with heart risks
Lisa Rennie - Aug 27, 2014
In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that approximately 600,000 people die of cardiovascular disease every year.

Edible marijuana products must meet safety requirements, Colorado says Edible marijuana products must meet safety requirements, Colorado says
John Tyburski - Aug 26, 2014
The market for edible marijuana products is growing rapidly in Colorado since the state legalized the drug for recreational and medical uses, but safety remains a top priority.

Aggressive new anti-tobacco ad campaign jabs celebrity smoking Aggressive new anti-tobacco ad campaign jabs celebrity smoking
John Tyburski - Aug 26, 2014
The Truth anti-tobacco effort is back with a bold, hard-hitting new television advertisement that takes aim at smoking celebrities as unwitting shills for big tobacco.

Heart exercises also benefit brain, researchers say Heart exercises also benefit brain, researchers say
Kate Halse - Aug 26, 2014
Cardiovascular exercise can offer protection from cognitive impairment due to aging.

Medical marijuana linked to lower prescription overdose deaths Medical marijuana linked to lower prescription overdose deaths
Lisa Rennie - Aug 26, 2014
Deaths from prescription drug overdose have been increasing over the past two decades.

Aspirin reduces risk of reoccurring blood clots, study finds Aspirin reduces risk of reoccurring blood clots, study finds
Kate Halse - Aug 26, 2014
Researchers suggest that without treatment, individuals with blood clots in their veins without an obvious cause have a 10 percent increased risk of developing another clot within the first year.

More assertive recommendations issued for overweight people More assertive recommendations issued for overweight people
John Tyburski - Aug 25, 2014
Experts published updates to existing recommendations for those at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, advising intensive behavior counseling for overweight and obese patients.

Strange sleep disorder makes subjects act 'totally drunk' Strange sleep disorder makes subjects act 'totally drunk'
John Tyburski - Aug 25, 2014
A sleep disorder called confusional arousal affects a substantial number of people and causes them to experience symptoms very similar to drunkenness, especially when they are woken suddenly.

New Mexico confirms first human West Nile virus case in 2014 New Mexico confirms first human West Nile virus case in 2014
Lisa Rennie - Aug 25, 2014
Minimizing the risk for being infected with the West Nile virus can be done by getting rid of water-holding containers where mosquitoes tend to lay their eggs.

E-cigarettes should be regulated like tobacco, heat group says E-cigarettes should be regulated like tobacco, heat group says
Kate Halse - Aug 25, 2014
E-cigarettes are smokeless, battery-operated devices with the intent of delivering flavored nicotine or other chemical to the lungs without burning tobacco.

Advaxis and Merck collaborate to study novel cancer treatments Advaxis and Merck collaborate to study novel cancer treatments
Kate Halse - Aug 25, 2014
The two companies will join together to evaluate the combination of ADXS-PSA/pembrolizumab to treat prostate cancer.

K9 dies after police officer leaves him in hot car for six hours K9 dies after police officer leaves him in hot car for six hours
Cara Cunningham - Aug 24, 2014
The outside temperature had climbed from 53 to 86 degrees.