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Farewell, Tiangong-1: Chinese Space Station Crashes in Fiery Finale Over South Pacific

Farewell, Tiangong-1: Chinese Space Station Crashes in Fiery Finale Over South Pacific

Tiangong-1 is no more. China’s prototype space station, whose name translates as “Heavenly Palace 1,” met a fiery end in Earth’s atmosphere today (April 1), breaking apart and burning up in the skies over the southern Pacific Ocean at about 8:16 p.m. EDT (0016 April 2 GMT), according to the U.S. Strategic Command’s […]

Freezing 'hunger' nerve can ignite weight loss

Freezing 'hunger' nerve can ignite weight loss

Turns out, freezing a nerve can ignite weight loss. According to a study led by the Society of Interventional Radiology, freezing the nerve that carries hunger signals to the brain may help patients with mild-to-moderate obesity lose weight. The treatment was determined safe and feasible in the initial pilot phase. “We developed this treatment for patients […]

Researchers investigate 'baby' tyrannosaur fossil found in Montana's Hell Creek

Researchers investigate 'baby' tyrannosaur fossil found in Montana's Hell Creek

LAWRENCE, KANSAS — For now, there are just a few things researchers and students at the University of Kansas want people to dig about the new dinosaur they recently excavated in Montana’s Hell Creek Formation. First off, it’s a “fabulous” complete section of the upper jaw with all of its teeth intact, along with bits of the […]

Paired kidney exchange case has two strangers donate organs for life-saving surgery

Paired kidney exchange case has two strangers donate organs for life-saving surgery

IT’S a tale of sacrifice involving a father and daughter and two strangers searching for the gift of life. Abby Colman, 14, urgently needed a new kidney. Hundreds of kilometres away, a stranger needed the same life-saving organ. For both of them, time was of the essence. In a South Australian-first paediatric kidney exchange, Abby […]

Michigan Activates State Emergency Operations Center To Monitor Reentry Of China's Tiangong-1 Space Station

Michigan Activates State Emergency Operations Center To Monitor Reentry Of China's Tiangong-1 Space Station

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder ordered the activation of the Emergency Operations Center in the state to closely watch the re-entry of China’s 8.5-metric-ton (9.4 tons) falling space station Tiangong-1, which is likely to make a re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere between March 31 and April 2. According to the Aerospace Corporation, Tiangong-1 could land anywhere […]

Cancer experts say coffee is safe, despite California's new warning label requirement

Cancer experts say coffee is safe, despite California's new warning label requirement

Can coffee cause cancer? Coffee does contain a possible carcinogen, a chemical called acrylamide, that has been shown to raise the risk of cancer in animal studies. But just how much acrylamide can increase your cancer risk from coffee? A California court judge’s ruling ordering coffee companies to put cancer warning labels on their products […]

Iridium messaging network gets another boost from SpaceX

Iridium messaging network gets another boost from SpaceX

A Falcon 9 rocket climbs away from Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on Friday. Credit: SpaceX Ten more satellites for Iridium’s commercial communications network flew into orbit Friday aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, raising the total number of upgraded Iridium spacecraft launched to […]

The silent fallout of the opioid epidemic? Meth.

The silent fallout of the opioid epidemic? Meth.

The drug is cheaper, more powerful and more available than ever in Alaska, authorities say. Alaskans have been overdosing on it at dramatically increasing rates over the past decade. It pops up regularly in court cases, tied to mayhem ranging from car theft to murder. The drug is not heroin. It’s meth. Alaska’s opioid crisis […]

Response to Hawking's death highlights issues with public perception of disabled individuals

Response to Hawking's death highlights issues with public perception of disabled individuals

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking passed away on March 14. Hawking’s achievements throughout his life were limitless, yet obituaries presented by major news corporations wrongly presented his disability as something that, in his passing, he became free of.  Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, at 21 years old, according to […]

Epidural Needle Stuck In Woman's Spine For 14 Years After C-Section

Epidural Needle Stuck In Woman's Spine For 14 Years After C-Section

A woman in California who has suffered back pain for 14 years after giving birth to her son has now discovered that a part of an epidural needle was embedded in her spine for over a decade, reports said Wednesday. Amy Bright, 41, gave birth to her sixth and youngest son Jacob by a caesarean section […]