Thursday, July 3, 2014
Leading science journal Nature said on Wednesday it had withdrawn a flawed stem-cell study hailed when it was published in January as a “game-changer” in the quest to grow transplant tissue.
DNA testing is taking a bite out of the Bigfoot legend. After scientists analyzed more than 30 hair samples reportedly left behind by Bigfoot and similar mythical beasts like the Himalayan Yeti, they found all of them came from more mundane creatures like bears, wolves, cows and raccoons.
A frightened bear cub got its head stuck in an oversized cookie jar while rummaging through some trash and had to be rescued from a tree.
British artist Tracey Emin's controversial “My Bed” sold for 2.2 million pounds (US$3.8 million), almost double its guide price, at an auction in London on Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Plastic junk is floating widely on the world's oceans, but there's less of it than expected, a study says.
Some childhood vaccines are linked to serious side effects, but they are quite rare and do not include autism, food allergies or cancer, said a review of scientific literature Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A new “supercooling” technique keeps rat livers alive three times longer than before, boosting hopes for easing shortages of human transplant organs, scientists said Sunday.
Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the U.S. space agency is launching another almost exactly like it — this time on a different rocket.
Monday, June 30, 2014
A study detailing how Facebook secretly manipulated the news feed of some 700,000 users to study “emotional contagion” has prompted anger on social media.
Three times, Victor Mooney tried to row across the Atlantic. Three times he failed. One boat sank. Another lost its freshwater system. A third sprang a leak and left him drifting on a life raft for two weeks. As he planned for a fourth attempt, his wife made it clear it would be the last.