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Video: What would it take to turn Boston harbor into tea?

1 week ago from Physorg

On December 16, 1773, the Boston tea party protestors threw more than 340 chests full of tea—the equivalent of about 18 and a half million teabags—into the harbor.

Pauley Perrette says her attacker 'knifed' police officer

1 week ago from UPI

"NCIS" alum Pauley Perrette said David Merck, the homeless man who allegedly assaulted her in 2015, stabbed a cop in Los Angeles.

Heart transplant outcome linked to gut bacteria, study finds

1 week ago from UPI

Gut bacteria appears to play a key role in whether a body accepts a transplanted heart, according to a study.

To improve anesthesia, focus on neuroscience and nociception, experts urge

1 week ago from MIT Research

People sometimes mistakenly think of general anesthesia as just a really deep sleep, but in fact, anesthesia is really four brain states — unconsciousness, amnesia, immobility, and suppression of the body’s damage sensing...

Ibuprofen: Dosage, Side Effects & Other Facts

1 week ago from Live Science

The anti-inflammatory painkilling drug ibuprofen is effective against fever, menstrual cramps, headaches, toothaches, joint pain and backaches.

Molecular guardians monitor chromosomes during cell division

1 week ago from Physorg

One of the worst things that can happen to a cell is to end up with the wrong number of chromosomes. This can happen if something goes wrong during cell...

Scientists find old antibiotic may selectively kill dangerous skin cancer cells

1 week ago from Physorg

An old antibiotic, called nifuroxazide, could selectively kill dangerous cells within melanomas, the deadliest type of skin cancer, scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Institute of Genetics and Molecular...

Rewriting the textbook on how steroid hormones enter cells

1 week ago from Physorg

A discovery by scientists at UC Riverside may open up new ways to control steroid hormone-mediated processes, including growth and development in insects, and sexual maturation, immunity, and cancer progression...

Eye trauma hospitalizations increase, mainly from falls among elderly

1 week ago from UPI

Hospitalizations associated with eye trauma increased by nearly one-fifth over 13 years -- mainly from falls among elderly people -- according to a study.

Banged-up 49ers take on winless Cardinals

1 week ago from UPI

The San Francisco 49ers lost their starting quarterback for the season, both their starting wideouts are banged up and their top running back has been in and out of the...

Regular aspirin use can lower risk for ovarian, liver cancers

1 week ago from UPI

The regular use of aspirin was associated with a reduced risk of two deadly cancers -- ovarian and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Salmonella fears prompt recall of 6.5 million pounds of beef

1 week ago from UPI

An Arizona company has recalled 6.5 million pounds of beef over potential salmonella contamination after 57 were sickened, federal officials said Thursday.

Amount men sleep may affect risk for stroke, study says

1 week ago from UPI

Getting too little or too much sleep can affect stroke risk, depending on a man's race, researchers say.

Study: Periodontal disease may spur Alzheimer's

1 week ago from UPI

Exposure to periodontal bacteria may initiate Alzheimer's disease in humans based upon inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice, a study found.

European badgers' gut bacteria may be a powerful ally in the fight against tuberculosis

1 week ago from Physorg

What do cattle, European badgers, and gut bacteria have in common? They are all central players in a complex web surrounding a disease that affects multiple species, often with devastating...

Boeing to provide technical work on JDAM GPS-guided bombs

1 week ago from UPI

Boeing has received a $45 million contract for Joint Direct Attack Munition technical support, including analysis, improvement, upgrades and integration.

Suspect in deadly S.C. cop shooting held children hostage, police say

1 week ago from UPI

The suspect accused of shooting seven law enforcement officers, one fatally, was holding children hostage during the incident, authorities said.

How capitalism ruined our relationship with bacteria

1 week ago from Physorg

There are many rational reasons that motivate consumers to spend US$65 billion annually on household cleaning products. But non-rational mechanisms are nevertheless still at work in the cleaning products market,...

United flight from LA prompts emergency at Sydney airport

1 week ago from UPI

The international airport in Sydney was closed Thursday after an emergency call was made by a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles, officials said.

Team of 6 Malaysia rescuers drown trying to save teen boy

1 week ago from UPI

Malaysian authorities are looking into the deaths of a half-dozen rescue workers who drowned searching for a missing teenager.

An insurance discount for your fitness data is a bad deal in the long run

1 week ago from Physorg

John Hancock Insurance, the US division of Canadian insurance company Manulife, came under scrutiny last month for offering lower premiums to individuals who agreed to share their fitness tracking data...

Glow-in-the-dark paper as a rapid test for infectious diseases

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and Keio University (Japan) have presented a practicable and reliable way to test for infectious diseases in Angewandte Chemie. The simple technique...

Childhood trauma can leave scars on DNA, Harvard-UBC study finds

Children who are abused can be left with physical, "molecular scars" on their DNA that last well into adulthood, according to a new study from Harvard University and the University...

United flight from LA prompts emergency at Sydney airport

1 week ago from UPI

The international airport in Sydney was closed Thursday after an emergency call was made by a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles, officials said.

Are the Nobels Finally Rewarding More Female Scientists' Achievements?

1 week ago from Scientific American

“Maybe we're on a roll,” a veteran women-in-science advocate says -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Tech breakthrough offers early warning system for heart attacks

1 week ago from Reuters:Science

A new method of analyzing images from CT scans can predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack years before it occurs, researchers say.

Doctors: My Human Doctor

1 week ago from NY Times Health

Medical school teaches us to examine, to research, to treat. We don’t learn to err and recover.

Ben Feldman: People 'see themselves' in 'Superstore' staff

1 week ago from UPI

"Superstore" is to kick off its fourth season Thursday.