Health
Caitlyn Marsolek - May 15, 2016
New vaping laws draw praise and criticism
New e-cigarette regulation laws are being hailed as long overdue, but some say this move could cause small businesses to close their doors
Health
Caitlyn Marsolek - May 15, 2016
Imodium being used for more than just diarrhea
Experts have noted that the anti-diarrhea drug Imodium has recently been used to give people a heroin-like high
Health
Caitlyn Marsolek - May 15, 2016
Hepatitis C the new killer in America when it comes to infectious diseases
The number of deaths related to Hepatitis C are staggeringly high, and researchers say they're only going to grow at this rate
Science
Caitlyn Marsolek - May 15, 2016
Earthquakes shake things up near Mt. Saint Helens
Over 130 small earthquakes have been recorded near Mount Saint Helens since March 14, though an eruption is unlikely to happen
Health
Caitlyn Marsolek - May 15, 2016
Food allergy emergency visits cost more for low-income families
A new study from Northwestern University shows that while low-income families pay less for food allergy supplies the price raises when it comes to emergency medical visits
Science
Caitlyn Marsolek - May 15, 2016
Polar bears forced to swim without rest thanks to melting ice
Disappearing ice has caused polar bears to swim weeks at a time without rest, and for those who don't swim it spells trouble for humans
Entertainment
Caitlyn Marsolek - May 15, 2016
More big names cancel North Carolina gigs over restroom law
The Blue Man Group is the recent addition to the celebrities cancelling shows in North Carolina after the pass of controversial anti-LGBT law
Technology
Caitlyn Marsolek - May 15, 2016
Rechargeable batteries get extension on charge-life by accident
Researchers from UC Irvine in California have discovered a way to extend the charge-life on batteries
More big names cancel North Carolina gigs over restroom law
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
More big names cancel North Carolina gigs over restroom law
The Blue Man Group is the recent addition to the celebrities cancelling shows in North Carolina after the pass of controversial anti-LGBT law
Rechargeable batteries get extension on charge-life by accident
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Rechargeable batteries get extension on charge-life by accident
Researchers from UC Irvine in California have discovered a way to extend the charge-life on batteries
Paris climate deal could see success two years earlier than expected
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Paris climate deal could see success two years earlier than expected
The climate agreements reached in Paris in December 2015 may go into action sooner than expected
Lockheed Martin to inspire STEM with real-life Magic School Bus
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Lockheed Martin to inspire STEM with real-life Magic School Bus
Technology Company Lockheed Martin aims to inspire students in the STEM subjects with new virtual reality technology including a school bus that explores Mars
Nature and green spaces linked to women's health
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Nature and green spaces linked to women's health
A study from Harvard's School of Public Health noted that women living in greener areas have a lower chance of dying from cancer or respiratory problems
Mining project steeped in controversy set to take place near the Great Barrier Reef
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Mining project steeped in controversy set to take place near the Great Barrier Reef
Approval for the Carmichael mining project stirs controversy as activists argue it oversteps an international vow to protect the World Heritage site
Birth control now available from pharmacists in California
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Birth control now available from pharmacists in California
A trip to the doctor is no longer necessary in California as women can get their birth control over the counter
Siri gives adequate info regarding rape and sexual assault
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Siri gives adequate info regarding rape and sexual assault
Apple updates Siri to give the help needed to victims of sexual assault and rape
Humble beginnings remembered as Apple turns 40
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Humble beginnings remembered as Apple turns 40
Apple looks back on the products that have made it a success while also looking to the future
Ancient viruses found in DNA isn't a new thing, and now more have been found
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Ancient viruses found in DNA isn't a new thing, and now more have been found
Airborne viruses are the least of worries with the recent discovery of ancient viruses found in our genes, though some aren't as bad as we would think
Which came first; Saturn's moons or the dinosaurs?
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Which came first; Saturn's moons or the dinosaurs?
It's no chicken or egg question; modern computer modeling has allowed scientists to map out the history of the moons and rings on Saturn, and some are younger than the dinosaurs
New Mexico providing safe abortions for out-of-state women
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
New Mexico providing safe abortions for out-of-state women
As new restrictions on abortion flood neighboring areas New Mexico sees a spike in abortions from out-of-state women
Watching paint dry boring? Not according to scientists
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Watching paint dry boring? Not according to scientists
While watching paint dry is often seen as dull, scientists are studying how it evaporates in order to apply what they learn to every day items
Catch a few extra Z's on National Napping Day
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Catch a few extra Z's on National Napping Day
March 14th is National Napping Day, an unofficial holiday with some surprising benefits
New study shows the more ink you have the stronger your immune system
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
New study shows the more ink you have the stronger your immune system
A study released by the University of Alabama suggests that those who have more than one tattoo have higher levels of Immunoglobulin A, one of the components that make up a stronger immune system
New bacteria could lead to revolutionizing waste disposal
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
New bacteria could lead to revolutionizing waste disposal
A new bacteria has been discovered that slowly eats away at PET, one of the hardest forms of plastic to break down
Study shows not enough sleep triggers same junk food cravings as weed
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Study shows not enough sleep triggers same junk food cravings as weed
What do marijuana and little sleep have in common? They both make us hungry for junk food
Researchers discover black and white answer to gray hair
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Researchers discover black and white answer to gray hair
Researchers from the University College London found a single gene that is directly related to the development of gray hair as we age
Researchers say fear in animals vital to balanced ecosystem
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Researchers say fear in animals vital to balanced ecosystem
Research has shown that fear is absolutely necessary when it comes to maintaining a balanced ecosystem, but it's hard to do that when predators are disappearing
Madonna faces ban in Philippines after troubles on tour
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Madonna faces ban in Philippines after troubles on tour
The Asian leg of Madonna's Rebel Heart tour has been steeped in controversy, the latest involving her treatment of the flag during concerts in Manila
Senators come together to approve Obama's new sanctions against North Korea
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Senators come together to approve Obama's new sanctions against North Korea
Republicans and Democrats voiced overwhelming support of the newest sanctions against North Korea signed by President Obama on Thursday
AWF reminder to leave dolphins alone after tourists take selfies that lead to animal's death
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
AWF reminder to leave dolphins alone after tourists take selfies that lead to animal's death
A rare dolphin is picked up out of the water by tourists and passed around for selfies until it dies, causing major outcry on social media
Another state limits public spending received by Planned Parenthood
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Another state limits public spending received by Planned Parenthood
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signs two bills to limit public funds and taxes to go to Planned Parenthood, however the organization has other ways of obtaining those funds
Iceberg in Antarctica kills thousands of penguins over six year period
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Iceberg in Antarctica kills thousands of penguins over six year period
An iceberg blocking a vital food source for a large group of Adelie penguins has been the cause of 150,000 deaths in the colony
Fear of eternal punishment from all-mighty deities kept humans in line
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Fear of eternal punishment from all-mighty deities kept humans in line
A new study shows that societies grew from religion; communities with one or more deities were more likely to stay in line and expand with eternal punishment looming overhead
Ants from 99 million years ago fight and socialize like ants of today
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Ants from 99 million years ago fight and socialize like ants of today
A new study shows that ants existed over 99 million years ago and that they fought and socialized much like they do today
United Nations pledges to end female genital mutilation
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
United Nations pledges to end female genital mutilation
The United Nations says barbaric the practice of female genital mutilation is a violation of the rights of women everywhere and must must stop
Blackberry lays off 200 workers to increase company efficiency
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Blackberry lays off 200 workers to increase company efficiency
Blackberry has laid off about 200 workers from Canada and Florida, but is it to increase workforce efficiency or is the downsizing the result of shrinking profits?
The Force Awakens blasts off to new heights with $2 billion grossed globally
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
The Force Awakens blasts off to new heights with $2 billion grossed globally
The newest Star Wars film breaks Avatar's domestic record after grossing $900 million and joins the ranks of elite films to gross $2 billion globally
More is needed as bedbugs develop resistance to insecticides
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
More is needed as bedbugs develop resistance to insecticides
A recent study from New Mexico State University and Virginia Tech reveals that bed bugs have developed a resistance to chemicals
New study shows that your Facebook friend count doesn't really matter
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
New study shows that your Facebook friend count doesn't really matter
A study at Oxford University reveals that your Friend List on Facebook contains more acquaintances than true friends
ASPCA seizes animals from no-kill shelter with major violations
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
ASPCA seizes animals from no-kill shelter with major violations
Animals from The Haven-Friends for Life no-kill shelter have been moved to an undisclosed location after reports of animal cruelty
Unearthed massacre suggests humans are innately violent
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Unearthed massacre suggests humans are innately violent
A mass grave in Kenya suggests that war took place during hunter-gatherer times, insinuating that war and violence may be a part of human nature
New blood test could determine whether medicine is necessary
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
New blood test could determine whether medicine is necessary
A new study by Duke University hopes to make the process of determining whether an infection is bacterial or viral more efficient, which could aid in deciding whether antibiotics are needed
Average age of motherhood raises to over 26 in US
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Average age of motherhood raises to over 26 in US
Women are waiting longer to have children as the average age of first-time mothers climbs to over 26
2015 shows landmark record of organ donations
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
2015 shows landmark record of organ donations
The OPTN recorded over 30,000 organ donations in 2015, meaning more lives saved, and increasing numbers are good news for the 122,000 on transplant waiting lists
Elephants can carry tuberculosis; seven employees infected at Oregon Zoo
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Elephants can carry tuberculosis; seven employees infected at Oregon Zoo
Seven employees at the Oregon Zoo contracted tuberculosis from elephants, though extensive testing says public is not at risk
Hawaii first state to raise smoking age to 21
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Hawaii first state to raise smoking age to 21
Hawaii raises minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21, and also adds new regulations for e-cigarette users
Economy troubles mean cuts to Russian space program
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Economy troubles mean cuts to Russian space program
Russia's Roscosmos faces cuts in funding due to economic setbacks, though remains hopeful for manned mission after 2029
Robotic dogs too loud to fight alongside U.S. Marines
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Robotic dogs too loud to fight alongside U.S. Marines
Despite strides for robotics in the military, Boston Dynamics' LS3, or Robodog, won't be fighting alongside U.S. Marines
14 states ring in 2016 with wage increases
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
14 states ring in 2016 with wage increases
Many businesses are ringing in the new year with new wages as 14 states increase the minimum wage
Thousands voted; banished words of 2016 released
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Thousands voted; banished words of 2016 released
Lake Superior State University has released their list of banished words for 2016, with some popular celebrity quotes among the variety of vocabulary
Illegal pet turtles responsible for salmonella outbreaks
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Illegal pet turtles responsible for salmonella outbreaks
Cases of salmonella due to close contact with pet turtles obtained illegally are on the rise
Consider recycling your live Christmas tree
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Consider recycling your live Christmas tree
On top of environmental benefits, many states offer programs with incentives such as free pickup and raffles for those who recycle their live Christmas tree
NASA 3D rocket engine closer to becoming reality
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
NASA 3D rocket engine closer to becoming reality
With recent tests using individual 3D printed parts proving successful, NASA gets closer to producing a fully-functioning 3D printed rocket engine
Boingo to launch high-speed internet at major airports
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Boingo to launch high-speed internet at major airports
Boingo Wireless offers new plans to release faster Wi-Fi in busy airports
Penguins and plesiosaurs share a similar swimming style
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Penguins and plesiosaurs share a similar swimming style
Researchers have identified just how plesiosaur's navigated the seas, with their findings pointing to similar gliding styles as modern penguins and turtles
Dogs show prosocial behavior by sharing food with each other
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Dogs show prosocial behavior by sharing food with each other
A new study shows that dogs will share foods with each other, demonstrating prosocial behavior often only found in a few other species