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Meningitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Tuesday November 19th, 2019 09:59:51 PM Cari Nierenberg
Meningitis is an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. The disease is usually caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi, and its telltale signs are a severe headache, sudden fever and stiff neck.

Neptune's Wobbling Moons Are Locked in a Never-Before-Seen Orbital Dance

Tuesday November 19th, 2019 09:08:29 PM Rafi Letzter
Standing on one moon, you'd see the other pass overhead twice before ducking around to pass on the other side.

Does Adversity Really Make Us Stronger?

Tuesday November 19th, 2019 08:48:35 PM Eranda Jayawickreme
In our culture, there's this idea that enduring a tragedy can be good for your personal growth. Here's what the science says.

Is There Actually Science Behind 'Dopamine Fasting'?

Tuesday November 19th, 2019 07:58:49 PM Nicoletta Lanese
The trendy concept of 'dopamine fasting' actually finds its roots in established addiction therapies.

‘Dog Years’ Are a Total Myth. Here’s How Old Fido Really Is.

Tuesday November 19th, 2019 06:51:07 PM Yasemin Saplakoglu
When your dog's big, pleading eyes look up at you, is it with old-age wisdom or teenage naiveté?

Bram Stoker’s Vampire Victim Shows ‘Textbook’ Leukemia Symptoms

Tuesday November 19th, 2019 06:02:19 PM Mindy Weisberger
ymptoms of acute leukemia resemble depictions of people suffering from vampire attacks in popular gothic novels.

What's Inside a Black Hole?

Tuesday November 19th, 2019 01:05:13 PM Paul Sutter
You're about to take a dip into the inky blackness of a giant black hole and see what's on the other side of that enigmatic event horizon. What will you find inside? Read on, brave explorer.

Physicists Just Created the Most Detailed Simulation of the Universe in History

Tuesday November 19th, 2019 12:48:14 PM Tim Childers
An international team of scientists has created the most detailed large-scale model of the universe to date, a simulation they call TNG50.

Ancient Humanoid-Shaped Nazca Line Discovered in Peruvian Desert

Tuesday November 19th, 2019 12:28:53 PM Owen Jarus
A sprawling humanoid-shaped Nazca Line etched into the Peruvian desert has just been discovered by a team of scientists using artificial intelligence.

A Man Develops 'Feather-Duvet Lung' After Switching His Bedding

Monday November 18th, 2019 11:30:00 PM Yasemin Saplakoglu
After switching to feather bedding, a man began to feel extreme fatigue and breathlessness

Can You Really Make 'Meat' Out of Air?

Monday November 18th, 2019 11:07:56 PM Rachael Rettner
A company called Air Protein recently announced the creation of its new "air-based" meat, which is made from elements found in air.

A Rare Genetic Disorder Turned These Siblings' Blood 'Milky' White

Monday November 18th, 2019 10:00:30 PM Nicoletta Lanese
Three siblings all carried two copies of a mutated gene, which caused their blood to run white with fat.

'Gay' Penguin Couple Had No Egg of Their Own. So They Stole One.

Monday November 18th, 2019 09:07:48 PM Mindy Weisberger
A pair of mated male penguins in a Dutch zoo were so eager for offspring that they stole an egg from another couple's nest.

Mesopotamia: The Land Between Two Rivers

Monday November 18th, 2019 06:06:17 PM Owen Jarus
Irrigation, writing, trigonometry, calculus — many important discoveries and innovations were made in "the land between two rivers."

Before We Find Aliens, Humans Need to Figure Ourselves Out, Anthropologist Says

Monday November 18th, 2019 04:39:51 PM Meghan Bartels
Humans have questions about alien life. But those beings, if they exist, likely have some questions of their own about humans, queries we may want to answer before we find any life beyond Earth.

Mysterious Gravitational Wave Sparks Days-Long Hunt — But It Was Just a Glitch

Monday November 18th, 2019 04:35:51 PM Rafi Letzter
This wasn't what anyone was hoping for.

Great White Sharks in Australia Get a Concert from Kiss. But Will the Sharks Care?

Monday November 18th, 2019 01:19:17 PM Mindy Weisberger
In a career first, the rock band Kiss is performing for an audience of great white sharks.

2 Infants Were Buried Wearing Helmets Made from Kids' Skulls. And Archaeologists Are Puzzled.

Monday November 18th, 2019 01:12:28 PM Owen Jarus
Two infants were buried some 2,100 years ago wearing "helmets" made from the skulls of other children, archaeologists have discovered.

3 Cows Swept Out to Sea by Hurricane Dorian Were Found Peacefully Grazing on an Island Miles Away

Monday November 18th, 2019 12:20:32 PM Yasemin Saplakoglu
They likely had to swim about four miles to the island.

Here's What Sugar Does to Your Brain

Sunday November 17th, 2019 02:47:55 PM Amy Reichelt
Sugar triggers dopamine "hits" in the brain, making us crave more of it. Sugar also disrupts memory formation.


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Last updated November 17, 2019