New blood test detects early-stage cancers
New blood test detects early-stage cancers
Alex Bourque - Aug 19, 2017
In a development that could help people at increased risk for cancer, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have devised a non-invasive blood test that can detect early-stage cancers with a good degree of accuracy.
Drinking a little wine or beer extends life, new study says Drinking a little wine or beer extends life, new study says
Billy Kirk - Aug 19, 2017
Men who were heavy drinkers had a 25 percent higher risk of dying during the study and a 67 percent increased risk from cancer compared to males who never drank.
Baltimore removes Confederate statutes in dead of night Baltimore removes Confederate statutes in dead of night
Billy Kirk - Aug 19, 2017
The Taney statue was targeted for removal because of his authorship of the Supreme Court's notorious Dred Scott decision, which ruled that blacks were not citizens and that Congress did not have the authority to regulate slavery.
Teen drug overdose rate has doubled over the last 15 years Teen drug overdose rate has doubled over the last 15 years
Wilson Soto - Aug 19, 2017
Researchers have found that teenage drug overdose deaths have tripled since 1999, and they also rose more than 19 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to new data released by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Amazon adds Amazon adds "instant pickup" at brick-and-mortar locations
Josh Curlee - Aug 19, 2017
Some of the items may be ones that Amazon shoppers have traditionally have sought out elsewhere. Groceries are one such example.
Meet Chilesauraus, the 'missing link' in dinosaur family tree Meet Chilesauraus, the 'missing link' in dinosaur family tree
Alex Bourque - Aug 19, 2017
In Baron's updated family tree, therapods and ornithischians share a common ancestor, so the mixed traits of Chilesaurus could indicate a transitional species from both groups.
Trump again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence Trump again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence
Vicky Webb - Aug 19, 2017
After Trump's remarks, Republicans were once again forced to distance themselves.
SpaceX successfully launches 12th resupply mission SpaceX successfully launches 12th resupply mission
Robert Balkovich - Aug 19, 2017
Some proteins crystallize better in microgravity, where they grow larger and have fewer imperfections. Crystals grown on the space station benefits medical research into radiation damage, bone loss, and muscle atrophy.
Ancient knee joints shed light on osteoarthritis Ancient knee joints shed light on osteoarthritis
David Sims - Aug 18, 2017
Researchers from Harvard University found that, even after adjusting for both age and body mass index, osteoarthritis of the knee is twice as common now as it was in the 1950's.
Justice Department seeks personal information on anti-Trump protesters Justice Department seeks personal information on anti-Trump protesters
David Sims - Aug 18, 2017
The Los Angeles tech company, DreamHost, which hosts the site, is resisting the federal demand, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution.
Justice Department demands IP addresses of visitors to anti-Trump site Justice Department demands IP addresses of visitors to anti-Trump site
Leon Clarke - Aug 17, 2017
The web host provider of a website that organizes protests against President Trump has cried over a Justice Department request to hand over personal identifying information of all of the site's visitors.
Stem cells reverse signs of aging, new study shows Stem cells reverse signs of aging, new study shows
James Carlin - Aug 16, 2017
Before the injections, the researchers took baseline measurements of the rats' heart function, exercise capacity, and various blood markers.
Trump caves, condemns neo-Nazis Trump caves, condemns neo-Nazis
Ed Mason - Aug 16, 2017
President Trump finally came out and personally condemned the white supremacists who caused Saturday's mayhem and deaths in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Goldfish create alcohol to survive harsh winters Goldfish create alcohol to survive harsh winters
Jeremy Morrow - Aug 16, 2017
Carassius fish -- a group that includes goldfish and crucian carps -- produce alcohol in their cells as a way to survive in cold, icy water, according to new study published in Scienctific Reports.
Alabama judge: It's not against the law for teachers to sleep with students Alabama judge: It's not against the law for teachers to sleep with students
Kyle Bates - Aug 15, 2017
An Alabama judge ruled that his state's laws barring teachers from having sex with students are unconstitutional—provided that the students are of legal age.
Man detained by ICE after dropping daughter at school has deportation order tossed out Man detained by ICE after dropping daughter at school has deportation order tossed out
Tyler Henderson - Aug 15, 2017
Avelica-Gonzalez, 49, has been held in the Adelanto Detention Facility in San Bernadino County, Calif., since February. He has a bond hearing on Aug. 30, according to his attorney, Alan Diamante.
Moon's magnetic field lasted much longer than previously thought Moon's magnetic field lasted much longer than previously thought
Andrew McDonald - Aug 15, 2017
The reason for that difference is because our planet's core is a dense mix of iron and nickel surrounded by flowing rock. That balance keeps charged particles moving in what is known as a dynamo.
Faulty pump system fails to stem flooding in New Orleans Faulty pump system fails to stem flooding in New Orleans
Clint Huston - Aug 14, 2017
The city is still reeling from a heavy rainstorm that flooded neighborhoods on Saturday. And residents are furious about inconsistent statements from city leaders about how the flooding was handled.
Trump continues attacks on Mitch McConnell Trump continues attacks on Mitch McConnell
Tyler Henderson - Aug 11, 2017
The president also pointedly refused to express confidence in McConnell when asked by reporters outside his golf club if he should step down from his role as Senate Majority Leader.
Ancient skull may reveal link between humans and apes Ancient skull may reveal link between humans and apes
Tobi Gerdes - Aug 11, 2017
However, despite that research, little is known about the evolution of the ape and human ancestors that existed before 10 millions years ago.
Fossils reveal evolution of early gliding mammals Fossils reveal evolution of early gliding mammals
Alex Bourque - Aug 11, 2017
Modern winged mammals glide using areas of skin membrane that stretches out between their fore and hind limbs. While the fossils exhibited that trait, they also had a wide range of other strange characteristics.
100 million black holes in Milky Way galaxy, new study says 100 million black holes in Milky Way galaxy, new study says
David Sims - Aug 11, 2017
The number of black holes of a certain mass per galaxy depends on the size of the galaxy, says co-author Manoj Kaplinghat, a UCI professor of physics and astronomy.