Science
Caitlyn Marsolek - Feb 06, 2016
Rumors of ninth planet emerge, but NASA isn't confirming anything yet
The California Institute of Technology may have found a ninth planet, but NASA cautions that it is still too early to jump to conclusions
Health
Caitlyn Marsolek - Feb 06, 2016
New strain of dog flu found in more than 24 states
Veterinarians advise that pet owners get their dogs vaccinated as a new form of dog flu spreads throughout the US
Health
Caitlyn Marsolek - Feb 06, 2016
New FDA guidelines recommending seafood met with criticism
The FDA has published new dietary guidelines that recommend more seafood for a healthy diet but is met with criticism
Health
Caitlyn Marsolek - Feb 06, 2016
CDC reports reverse organ birth defect on rise in US
The CDC has reported that gastroschisis, a birth defect in which the intestines are born outside the body, has become more common in the last 20 years
Health
Caitlyn Marsolek - Feb 06, 2016
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
Health
Caitlyn Marsolek - Feb 06, 2016
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
Health
Caitlyn Marsolek - Feb 06, 2016
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
Health
Caitlyn Marsolek - Feb 06, 2016
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
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
Koreas talk family reunification without much success
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Koreas talk family reunification without much success
A two-day talk between North and South Korea ends without much gained, with the reunification of families separated by the Korean War at the center of discussions
Beijing smog reaches high point during Paris climate conference
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Beijing smog reaches high point during Paris climate conference
Smog levels in China climb higher and become deadlier, forcing children to stay home from school, with factories suspending work to combat hazardous levels
Marijuana markets to merge in Washington; changing weed laws in other states imminent
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Marijuana markets to merge in Washington; changing weed laws in other states imminent
Washington plans to merge the medical and recreational marijuana market by July 2016, and they're not the only ones who could see weed laws changing
Japan brushes off IWC ban in order to continue whaling
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Japan brushes off IWC ban in order to continue whaling
Japan recently started whaling again for scientific purposes despite a ban in place by the International Whaling Commission, though the decline of whale meat as a meal continues to grow
Paris climate conference to begin with Bill Gates announcing billion-dollar pledge
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Paris climate conference to begin with Bill Gates announcing billion-dollar pledge
The United Nations Climate Change Conference is set to begin on Monday, with Bill Gates making a large donation for a push for cleaner energy
New report shows Antarctica isn't losing ice, it's gaining
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
New report shows Antarctica isn't losing ice, it's gaining
NASA releases a study showing that Antarctica has been gaining rather than losing ice, but this doesn't mean that global warming isn't happening
Autism in children spikes from 1 in 68 to 1 in 45
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Autism in children spikes from 1 in 68 to 1 in 45
An updated report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that autism is on the rise in America with 2% of children living with some form of the developmental disorder
Patients and those lost to Alzheimer's remembered in November
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Patients and those lost to Alzheimer's remembered in November
November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month as patients and family members get together to have weighty discussions and remember those lost to the disease
Rarity of diamonds debunked with new study
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Rarity of diamonds debunked with new study
While beautiful and expensive, diamonds are not as rare as initially believed as a new study shows hoards of diamonds could be sitting beneath the Earth's surface
Marriage is good for the heart -- literally
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Marriage is good for the heart -- literally
A new study shows that patients recovering from heart surgery were more likely to make a full recovery if they were married
Babies prefer singing over talking to stay calm
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Babies prefer singing over talking to stay calm
A new study shows that infants will stay calmer longer when the adult sings to them
Children with parents in prison face daily pain and scrutiny
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Children with parents in prison face daily pain and scrutiny
A new study by Child Trends gives shocking statistics on children with parents in prison
Overweight adults urged to see doctor for diabetes testing
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Overweight adults urged to see doctor for diabetes testing
A new reccomendation urges adults age 40-70 to see their doctor for blood sugar and type 2 diabetes testing
Younger women with breast cancer have fewer chances of survival
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Younger women with breast cancer have fewer chances of survival
A new study released by The Australia Institute of Health and Welfare Breast Cancer in Young Women states that chances for survival are lower for patients in their 20s and 30s
Kansas City organization pushes for age increase on tobacco buyers
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Kansas City organization pushes for age increase on tobacco buyers
Tobacco 21 now has a Kansas City chapter pushing to raise the age that adults can by tobacco to 21 to limit products getting into the hands of younger high school students
Human hands evolved to roll with the punches of the changing world
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Human hands evolved to roll with the punches of the changing world
A new study from the University of Utah shows human hands evolved to dish out more powerful punches for self defense and to help find a mate
A blood test for Alzheimer's could soon be a reality
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
A blood test for Alzheimer's could soon be a reality
Researchers at Rowan University in New Jersey are looking at using blood tests to detect Alzheimer's, which could save time and money in the long run for patients
Death of transgender woman in Maryland suspected as hate crime
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Death of transgender woman in Maryland suspected as hate crime
An arrest has been made for the death of 21-year-old Zella Ziona, with family members calling the slaying a hate crime
Rising sea levels could sink America's biggest cities
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Rising sea levels could sink America's biggest cities
Miami, New Orleans, and New York City are among the list of cities that face sinking due to rising sea levels
Seal whiskers important when it comes to finding dinner
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Seal whiskers important when it comes to finding dinner
An important sensory tool in all mammals, the seal uses its whiskers in a unique way to help them hunt their prey
Hot and cold debate of dinosaur body temperature finally solved
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Hot and cold debate of dinosaur body temperature finally solved
The 150-year-old debate of whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded or cold-blooded is finally solves. The answer? They were somewhere in-between
Have trouble falling asleep? Our ancestors did too
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Have trouble falling asleep? Our ancestors did too
A new study shows that our ancestors get as much sleep as we do today
Families touring Alcatraz get up close to great white feeding
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Families touring Alcatraz get up close to great white feeding
Tourists on a boat touring Alcatraz Bay witness a great white attacking a seal; scientists note it's the first feeding in the Bay to ever be recorded
Officials in California say no to killer whale breeding at SeaWorld
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Officials in California say no to killer whale breeding at SeaWorld
The California Coastal Commission has issued a ruling that killer whale breeding will not be permitted in SeaWorld's tank expansion project
Birds' lineage to dinosaurs absolute with family tree nearly finished
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Birds' lineage to dinosaurs absolute with family tree nearly finished
Researchers find definite links to at least dinosaur species as bird family tree nears completion
Rising water temperatures damaging coral
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Rising water temperatures damaging coral
Rising water temperatures due to El Nio could spell trouble for places such as the Great Barrier Reef as warmer waters damages and kills off coral
Could astronauts become water farmers on Mars?
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Could astronauts become water farmers on Mars?
After discovering water on the red planet scientists debate whether or not reserves could be farmed and used on Earth
Rare shark found in Scottish waters not much to look at
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Rare shark found in Scottish waters not much to look at
Rare and unusual looking shark found off the coast of Barra, Scotland, making it the first seen in fifteen years
Dinosaurs wiped out by asteroid-volcano combo
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Dinosaurs wiped out by asteroid-volcano combo
Paleontologists bring to light the possibility of a meteor strike and volcanic activity working together to eliminate the dinosaurs
Birth control pill for men could hit the market soon
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Birth control pill for men could hit the market soon
Japanese researchers have been testing fertility in mice using Cyclosporine A and tacrolimus, which have proven to be a powerful contraception with fewer side effects
Investigation for arson at California Planned Parenthood continues
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Investigation for arson at California Planned Parenthood continues
Arson at Planned Parenthood clinic in Thousand Oaks believed to be related to recent rumored videos involving the organization
US pledges millions to combat AIDS in Africa after uncontrollable outbreaks
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
US pledges millions to combat AIDS in Africa after uncontrollable outbreaks
The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) pledged $30 million to battle the spread of AIDS in Africa and in the United States
Air quality in Malaysia nosedives, causing officials to close schools
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Air quality in Malaysia nosedives, causing officials to close schools
Air quality in Malaysia decreases further, closing schools and cancelling flights around the area
Archaeologists unearth fossil belonging to gigantic lizard
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Archaeologists unearth fossil belonging to gigantic lizard
Archaeologists in Australia find a fossil from a beast of a lizard dating back nearly 50,000 years when humans first roamed the earth
Four humpback whales spotted near Astoria in search of food
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Four humpback whales spotted near Astoria in search of food
Warmer waters pushing food to the surface contribute to a rare sighting of humpback whales near the Columbia River in Astoria
Indonesia earthquake clocks in at 6.6 on Richter scale
Caitlyn Marsolek Aug 22, 2015
Indonesia earthquake clocks in at 6.6 on Richter scale
Reports of an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale in Indonesia, with hundreds of homes damaged and injury count on the rise