Epic Epic "gray swan" hurricanes threaten the world's coastal cities
Sam Catherman - Sep 01, 2015
A new study suggests that certain coastal cities throughout the world face a higher risk of experiencing a "gray swan" hurricane, a storm that could cause unthinkable amounts of damage.
Tired brain cells can turn into Parkinson's disease Tired brain cells can turn into Parkinson's disease
Sam Catherman - Sep 01, 2015
A new study from researchers at the University of Montreal suggests that Parkinson's disease is caused by specific neurons in the brain wearing themselves out over time.
NASA says the Arctic climate is about to change big time NASA says the Arctic climate is about to change big time
Sam Catherman - Sep 01, 2015
A new NASA study, ABoVE, has been commissioned to determine the effects of climate change on the fragile Arctic ecosystems and the people and animals that rely on it for survival.
Joint replacement surgeries increase the risk of heart attacks, study finds Joint replacement surgeries increase the risk of heart attacks, study finds
Sam Catherman - Sep 01, 2015
A new study from researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine has shown that knee and hip replacement surgeries could significantly increase the risk of a heart attack in older patients suffering from arthritis.
Not one, but two black holes discovered in nearby quasar
Not one, but two black holes discovered in nearby quasar
Sam Catherman - Aug 30, 2015
A team of Hubble scientists has discovered a rare binary quasar, with two massive black holes circling each other in a perpetual dance of death.

Buffet outrages environmentalists with $4.5 billion stake in Houston oil refiner
Buffet outrages environmentalists with $4.5 billion stake in Houston oil refiner
Sam Catherman - Aug 30, 2015
Waren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway purchased more than 10 percent of Houston based oil refiner Phillips 66's stock, worth $4.5 billion, creating outrage among environmentalists.

Mother tears up as newborn twins hear for the first time
Mother tears up as newborn twins hear for the first time
Sam Catherman - Aug 30, 2015
Gemila Hernandez was choked up as her twin girls that suffered from hearing loss responded to the sound of her voice for the first time this week, all thanks to a California nonprofit organization.

Are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton secretly working together?
Are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton secretly working together?
Sam Catherman - Aug 30, 2015
As candidates on either side of the party line like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders captivate American audiences, we've heard suspiciously little from these two.

Should you see
Should you see "Straight Outta Compton?" The whole world says yes
Sam Catherman - Aug 30, 2015
"Straight Outta Compton" is opening in theaters all around the world to exceedingly positive responses - the numbers don't lie.

Oliver Sacks, neurologist, net worth at time of death
Oliver Sacks, neurologist, net worth at time of death
Sam Catherman - Aug 30, 2015
Net worth at the time of death for famed neurologist Oliver Sacks, who died peacefully at his home in New York at the age of 82.

Surfer glad she's okay after shark encounter
Surfer glad she's okay after shark encounter
Caitlyn Marsolek - Aug 30, 2015
Surfer escapes shark attack off the coast of California

Apple's iOS9 includes handy split-screen feature
Apple's iOS9 includes handy split-screen feature
Sam Catherman - Aug 30, 2015
Ever wish you could run two apps on your iPhone at the same time? With Apple's new iOS 9, that won't be a problem.

Americans flock to catch a glimpse of this weekend's Supermoon
Americans flock to catch a glimpse of this weekend's Supermoon
Sam Catherman - Aug 30, 2015
What is a supermoon? If you missed last night's, don't worry - there are still two more chances to see one this fall.

NASA prepares six people for Mars living simiulation
NASA prepares six people for Mars living simiulation
Sam Catherman - Aug 30, 2015
Six NASA recruits just began a yearlong stay in an isolation dome on a Hawaiian volcano to simulate the first manned journey to Mars.

Wall Street closes quietly after a week of speculation on Fed rate hikes
Wall Street closes quietly after a week of speculation on Fed rate hikes
Sam Catherman - Aug 29, 2015
It was a week of roller coaster rides and speculation surrounding a Federal Reserve interest rate hike on Wall Street.

Fear the Walking Dead - Zombies on a plane
Fear the Walking Dead - Zombies on a plane
Sam Catherman - Aug 29, 2015
The pilot of AMC's new series 'Fear the Walking Dead' takes zombies to new heights as they cause a ruckus on a commercial airliner.

School lunches are getting healthier thanks to government mandates
School lunches are getting healthier thanks to government mandates
Caitlyn Marsolek - Aug 29, 2015
Study shows that healthier school lunches have helped curb child obesity in many cities

Here's what's wrong with over half of psychology studies
Here's what's wrong with over half of psychology studies
Sam Catherman - Aug 29, 2015
A startling review of psychology studies carried out in 2008 reveals that only 35 percent had results that could be recreated in a laboratory setting.

FDA warns diabetes drugs can cause severe joint pain
FDA warns diabetes drugs can cause severe joint pain
Sam Catherman - Aug 29, 2015
The FDA issued a warning stating that an entire class of diabetes drugs has been shown to lead to severe joint pain for many patients.

Gulf Coast solemnly remembers Katrina victims at 10 year mark
Sam Catherman - Aug 30, 2015
This Saturday marked 10 years since deadly Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast, and residents gathered to pay tribute to all that was lost during the storm.

People or parcels? Christie wants to trace illegals like "FedEx packages"
Sam Catherman - Aug 30, 2015
In the wake of Donald Trump's incendiary comments on illegal immigrants, Chris Christie steps up to the plate and recommends that we "track them like FedEx packages."

Uber hires infamous Jeep hackers for driverless security division
Sam Catherman - Aug 29, 2015
Uber Technologies is looking to enter the driverless car game, and they have hired on two hackers that remotely hijacked a Jeep to head up their security division.

US Army's $30 billion Humvee replacement deal outrages defense industry giants
Sam Catherman - Aug 29, 2015
Oshkosh Corporation was just awarded a contract to produce the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle for the Army, inciting action from defense giants Lockheed Martin and AM General.

Where will NASA's New Horizons visit next?
Sam Catherman - Aug 29, 2015
As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft barrels past Pluto, engineers on Earth set their sights on a new target even farther away.

Owen Labrie found guilty on "Senior Salute" charges
Sam Catherman - Aug 29, 2015
Although he was not found guilty of felony sexual assault, Owen Labrie of St. Paul's School will face up to seven years in prison on charges related to the case.

Tiny dancer - Elton John crustacean hitches a ride across the ocean
Sam Catherman - Aug 29, 2015
Scientists have named a newly discovered crustacean after singer Elton John, and they have found it in a surprising number of locations across the globe.

Infant girl in critical condition after separation surgery
Sam Catherman - Aug 29, 2015
A Minnesota woman has given birth to conjoined twins in Colorado this week, and one remains in critical condition after a 5-hour separation surgery.

Stephen Hawking presents new theory on black holes
Caitlyn Marsolek - Aug 29, 2015
Stephen Hawking suggests that black holes store information rather than destroy it

Wear contact lenses? You might be at risk of a nasty infection
Sam Catherman - Aug 28, 2015
A new study shows that people who wear contact lenses face a serious risk of infections and damage to their vision.

New breast cancer screen raises questions about mammograms
Sam Catherman - Aug 28, 2015
As doctors develop new blood screening methods for detecting breast cancer, many are calling the effectiveness of mammograms into question.

The real truth behind fish oil supplements and your health
Emily Ratay - Aug 28, 2015
One of the most popular supplements taken by health-conscious people is fish oil, but studies in the last five years have shown that its effectiveness is almost nonexistent.

Facebook attacks piracy with new video matching tech
Sam Catherman - Aug 28, 2015
Facebook has just announced that it plans to roll out new technology that would help content owners protect their video clips from piracy, which the company cites as a growing problem.

Schlumberger Ltd. agrees to buy Cameron in $14.8 billion deal
Sam Catherman - Aug 27, 2015
Schlumberger Ltd. announced that it will purchase Cameron International for a total of $14.8 billion, creating a new superpower in the oilfield services industry.

3D printed nanofish injected directly into your bloodstream
Sam Catherman - Aug 27, 2015
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego have created an amazing 3D printed 'microfish' robot that can be injected directly into the bloodstream.

Nebraskan voters will have the final say on death penalty
Sam Catherman - Aug 27, 2015
Nebraskans hoping to repeal the death penalty were dealt a blow as a pro-capital punishment group collected enough signatures to place the issue before voters on the 2016 ballot.

Household dust teeming with bacteria
Sam Catherman - Aug 27, 2015
A new study investigates the microbial life found in common household dust, and what it found might surprise you.

How Republicans would reshape Obamacare
Sam Catherman - Aug 27, 2015
Republican presidential candidates are stepping up with their ideas to improve the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, though you may already recognize some of them.

Doctors recommend peanut products to prevent allergies in infants
Caitlyn Marsolek - Aug 26, 2015
A new study suggests giving peanuts to infants at-risk of developing an allergy

Catholic hospital denies patient sterilization on religious grounds
Sam Catherman - Aug 26, 2015
A Catholic hospital in California denied a woman's request to be sterilized, but quickly reversed their position after she threatened to sue.

Scientists spot extremely rare nautilus for the first time in 30 years
Sam Catherman - Aug 26, 2015
Biologists diving off the coast of Papua New Guinea have discovered a rare species of nautilus that hasn't been observed in the wild for over 30 years.

Ted Cruz battles Trump over Evangelical votes
Sam Catherman - Aug 26, 2015
Donald Trump may have the spotlight, but Ted Cruz has been ramping up a strategy to win the hearts of the evangelical voting base.

CEO of largest US online male escort company arrested: "We don't advertise sex."
Anna Jiang - Aug 25, 2015
CEO Jeffrey Hurant of Rentboy.com was arrested Tuesday for promoting prostitution.

Required reading at Duke University challenged due to content
Caitlyn Marsolek - Aug 25, 2015
A number of students refuse to do the required reading due to contents on sexuality

Volcanic activity on the moon? Study explains ancient 'fire fountains'
Sam Catherman - Aug 25, 2015
A new study has revealed that the moon was once completely covered in volcanic 'fire fountains,' and it had something to do with a chemical found here on Earth.

Carbon credits are holding us back, new study finds
Sam Catherman - Aug 25, 2015
A new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute shows that many of the carbon credits for sale on the European market have actually resulted in an increase in overall emissions.

Spinal steroid injections temporarily relieve back pain
Sam Catherman - Aug 25, 2015
A new study shows that the most common treatment for lower back pain, spinal steroid injections, only offers temporary relief in most cases.

Trump unbothered by slam video posted by Jeb Bush: "The last thing this country needs is a low-energy president."
Anna Jiang - Aug 24, 2015
Jeb Bush attacks Donald Trump with a video that critiques his immigration plan.

Joe Biden may be making moves towards a Presidential campaign
Anna Jiang - Aug 24, 2015
President Obama evidently gave Joe Biden his "blessing" to seek a 2016 Presidential bid.

Global warming's role in California's drought
Sam Catherman - Aug 24, 2015
Climate scientists have long suspected that global warming was responsible at least in part for the mega-drought in California, but a new study reveals that they weren't completely off-base.

Could oil dip as low as $15 per barrel?
Sam Catherman - Aug 24, 2015
An analyst from Cumberland Advisors has predicted that oil prices will drop to a record low of $15 per barrel in the near future.

Dark energy and the search for the 'Chameleon particle'
Sam Catherman - Aug 24, 2015
Scientists are sure that dark matter exists, but it may be stubbornly hiding by switching states, not unlike a chameleon's natural camouflage.

Tesla teams up with Airbnb to provide charging stations on the West Coast
Sam Catherman - Aug 23, 2015
Electric car company Tesla and popular home-sharing service Airbnb have teamed up to provide free charging stations to vacationers on the West Coast.

NASA scientists find new uses for human waste
Sam Catherman - Aug 23, 2015
Astronomers aboard the International Space Station taste-tested the first lettuce grown in space this month as NASA expands funding for research on turning human waste into useful materials.

Physicians can help you lose more weight, study shows
Sam Catherman - Aug 23, 2015
A new study shows that people seeking help from their doctors lose significantly more weight than those who go it alone.