AI outperforms humans, spots breast cancer in mammograms more accurately than doctors
AI outperforms humans, spots breast cancer in mammograms more accurately than doctors

The system produced 5.7% fewer false alarms and 9.4% fewer misidentifications; Such a tool could make breast cancer screening more effective, say experts.

Trump administration bans all flavored e-cigarettes except menthol to check vaping among youth
Trump administration bans all flavored e-cigarettes except menthol to check vaping among youth

The announcement has public health experts worried who believe flavors attract kids, and that even menthol is a flavor

From Quadrantid meteor shower to cosmic dogs that will light up skies, stargazers are in for treat this January
From Quadrantid meteor shower to cosmic dogs that will light up skies, stargazers are in for treat this January

Quadrantid meteor shower is predicted to make an appearance on January 4 at 3 am, even as Mars gets closer to Earth, starting this month.

Global warming pushing rivers to lose their ice cover sooner, leading to more greenhouse gas emissions
Global warming pushing rivers to lose their ice cover sooner, leading to more greenhouse gas emissions

Frozen rivers also support important transportation networks for communities and industries located at high latitudes

New vaccine raises hopes for preventive cure for dementia, researchers have fingers crossed for human trials
New vaccine raises hopes for preventive cure for dementia, researchers have fingers crossed for human trials

The vaccine, which combines two drugs, cleared mice brain of proteins and plaque responsible for memory loss and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients

2020 set to be an action-packed year with missions to Mars, the Moon and new players in space travel
2020 set to be an action-packed year with missions to Mars, the Moon and new players in space travel

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) will put their technological capabilities to test in July 2020, looking for answers on Mars' past life, even as countries hope to extensively map out the Moon's far side

NASA finally picks landing site on asteroid Bennu for OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to collect samples and return to Earth
NASA finally picks landing site on asteroid Bennu for OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to collect samples and return to Earth

Just recently, the mission's science team revealed that the asteroid could be active, or consistently discharging particles into space. On the spacecraft's return, Bennu samples can help scientists uncover some of its mysteries

No easy ride: NASA's 2024 Mission to the Moon may see a delay, thanks to budgetary cuts
No easy ride: NASA's 2024 Mission to the Moon may see a delay, thanks to budgetary cuts

Of the allotted $22.6 billion, NASA will be getting only $600 million to build the Moon lander, which is insufficent, say experts.

Betelgeuse supernova: Mysterious dimming could mean one of the brightest stars is about to explode, say scientists
Betelgeuse supernova: Mysterious dimming could mean one of the brightest stars is about to explode, say scientists

Astronomers knew that Betelgeuse was nearing its end as huge stars like Betelgeuse, which is only about 8.5 million years old, live fast and die violently

Man's hunt for gold leads to discovery of rare 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite
Man's hunt for gold leads to discovery of rare 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite

The 17 kg alien rock was discovered by Australian David Hole who thought it was a gold nugget but it tuned out to be rarer than that

Ohio gas explosion in 2018 is one of worst methane leaks in America's history, reveals satellite
Ohio gas explosion in 2018 is one of worst methane leaks in America's history, reveals satellite

Scientists say the 2018 accidental Ohio gas leak pumped out around 132 tons of methane, every hour for 20 days, into the atmosphere

'Abortion reversal' treatments are dangerous and can cause life-threatening bleeding: Study
'Abortion reversal' treatments are dangerous and can cause life-threatening bleeding: Study

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, claims regarding abortion 'reversal' treatment are not based on science and do not meet clinical standards.

Pregnant women exposed to harmful chemicals like DDT or dioxin may give birth to smaller children, says study
Pregnant women exposed to harmful chemicals like DDT or dioxin may give birth to smaller children, says study

These man-made chemicals are found all over the world, even in places far away from industrial sites or from agricultural areas, such as the Arctic circle

Space stories that shaped 2019: From Marsquakes and the Parker solar probe to the dark side of the Moon
Space stories that shaped 2019: From Marsquakes and the Parker solar probe to the dark side of the Moon

From Marsquakes and discovering the second interstellar comet to reaching closer to the Sun than any other mission has done before, space news dominated the headlines in 2019

US measles scare: With 5 airports on alert, here are all the reasons why the contagious virus is so dangerous
US measles scare: With 5 airports on alert, here are all the reasons why the contagious virus is so dangerous

Health authorities link the US outbreaks to travelers who brought measles back from other countries, including Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines

New explosion spotted on Sun's outer surface for the first time could help predict space weather, says NASA
New explosion spotted on Sun's outer surface for the first time could help predict space weather, says NASA

Called a magentic explosion, it was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory which confirms a 15-year-old theory

Cheap pills such as ibuprofen and naproxen could cut down the risks of breast cancer by 40% in women
Cheap pills such as ibuprofen and naproxen could cut down the risks of breast cancer by 40% in women

The research team, however, warns that the study is not a clinical trial and they do not recommend these medications to all women

Offshore wind farms may meet our energy demands but will harm marine life if steps are not taken, warn scientists
Offshore wind farms may meet our energy demands but will harm marine life if steps are not taken, warn scientists

The solution, according to experts, is not finding alternatives to wind farms, but tailoring the designs to local areas after considering the marine life that are present

Cancer drug nilotinib could treat Parkinson's disease and restore movement in patients, finds study
Cancer drug nilotinib could treat Parkinson's disease and restore movement in patients, finds study

The drug replenished the levels of dopamine, a chemical that is lost in Parkinson's patients, leading to issues with movement, say researchers

Lego toys can be used to build quantum computers as they can survive temperatures 2,000 times colder than deep space: Experts
Lego toys can be used to build quantum computers as they can survive temperatures 2,000 times colder than deep space: Experts

According to the researchers, Lego was cooled to the lowest temperature possible in their experiment, and its special properties mean it could be useful in the development of quantum computing.

Earth's northern magnetic pole has mysteriously moved to Siberia from the Canadian Arctic, say experts
Earth's northern magnetic pole has mysteriously moved to Siberia from the Canadian Arctic, say experts

Magnetic north has spent the last 350 years wandering around the same part of Canada. But since the 1980s, the rate it was moving jumped from 10 kilometers per year to 50 kilometers, say experts

NASA's Hubble telescope snaps stunning close-up shot of 'flying saucer' galaxy 85 million light-years away
NASA's Hubble telescope snaps stunning close-up shot of 'flying saucer' galaxy 85 million light-years away

The galaxy hosts stars at its center called a bulge of stars, which are thought to play a key role in how galaxies evolve and influence the growth of supermassive black holes lurking at the centers of most spirals

Healthcare costs in the US are the highest in the world, but what's driving this huge difference in spending?
Healthcare costs in the US are the highest in the world, but what's driving this huge difference in spending?

Prices for US private insurance are significantly higher than those seen under other kinds of health systems, say experts. Americans have spent $3.65 trillion on healthcare in 2018 alone

Newly-designed tomatoes that grow atop skyscrapers or even in space can check land abuse
Newly-designed tomatoes that grow atop skyscrapers or even in space can check land abuse

Extremely compact and bunched like grapes, these tomatoes mature quickly and produce ripe fruit that's ready for harvest in under 40 days

New giant wind storm swirling near Jupiter's South Pole joins family of six other cyclones
New giant wind storm swirling near Jupiter's South Pole joins family of six other cyclones

Information from this mission can shed light on the atmospheres of Jupiter and other fellow gas giants Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. They can also help scientists better understand Earth's cyclones, says the research team

Vegans must take vitamin B12 supplements to avoid risk of deficiency, warn experts
Vegans must take vitamin B12 supplements to avoid risk of deficiency, warn experts

Vegans do not get enough vitamin B12 in their diet, a nutrient crucial to prevent irreversible nerve damage and other movement issues

Puppies behind outbreak that seems to be making Americans sick across 13 states, says CDC
Puppies behind outbreak that seems to be making Americans sick across 13 states, says CDC

These puppies may be harboring the Campylobacter bacteria that does not respond to the commonly recommended, first-line antibiotics

After the Big Bang, black holes grew supermassive by feeding on gas and dust stashes, finds study
After the Big Bang, black holes grew supermassive by feeding on gas and dust stashes, finds study

Until now, scientists did not understand how supermassive black holes grew so large, so early in the universe. Neither did they spot 'black hole food'  in large enough quantities to explain this rapid growth, until now, says a new study. 

Marsquakes could hold tantalizing clues to secrets that lie beneath the Red Planet's mysterious surface
Marsquakes could hold tantalizing clues to secrets that lie beneath the Red Planet's mysterious surface

Recording the first such quake on Mars in April this year, NASA's InSight Mission has detected 322 so far. While most are mild, of magnitudes that are barely felt on Earth, a couple of these Marsquakes have been big, up to nearly magnitude 4.

NUTRITION TIPS: Including chili peppers in your diet may reduce your chances of dying from a heart attack or stroke
NUTRITION TIPS: Including chili peppers in your diet may reduce your chances of dying from a heart attack or stroke

These protective benefits extend to a variety of chili peppers — belonging to the capsicum species — consumed in different ways throughout the world, say researchers

Vaping Crisis: US may increase age limit for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21, hopes to curb vaping among teens
Vaping Crisis: US may increase age limit for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21, hopes to curb vaping among teens

Experts have observed a spike in e-cigarette use among teens with the percentage of teen users jumping to 28% in 2019 from 20% last year.

Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole in our Milky Way galaxy, may have company, scientists suggest
Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole in our Milky Way galaxy, may have company, scientists suggest

Scientists suspect a second black hole — about 1,00,000 times the Sun's mass — could be orbiting the only known supermassive black hole in our galaxy

Shedding weight may help women over 50 reverse their risks of breast cancer: study
Shedding weight may help women over 50 reverse their risks of breast cancer: study

In the United States, more than two in three adult women are overweight or obese. These women are more prone to developing breast cancer because fat produces a hormone called estrogen, which, in turn, drives the growth of tumors, say scientists.

The central part of the Milky Way witnessed an intense burst of star formation around billion years ago
The central part of the Milky Way witnessed an intense burst of star formation around billion years ago

Thanks to ESO's Very Large Telescope, scientists could look past the intervening dust and gas through its infrared eyes, revealing a detailed image of the galactic center, which is about 25,000 to 28,000 light-years away.

California's coastal water are twice as acidic as the global average, posing increasing threat to marine life
California's coastal water are twice as acidic as the global average, posing increasing threat to marine life

These changes, for the most part, are fuelled by human-induced pollution.  When carbon dioxide emissions from cars or power plants are absorbed by the oceans, it drives the water to become more acidic. However, natural factors are also contributing to the rising acidic levels, finds the study.

NASA maps ice on Mars just an inch below the planet's surface, narrowing down search for future landing sites
NASA maps ice on Mars just an inch below the planet's surface, narrowing down search for future landing sites

NASA has been scanning the planet to find the perfect landing site. And Arcadia Planitia is the most tempting one so far

Bowhead whales can live for 268 years, shows new Lifespan Clock that can predict how long an animal will live based on its DNA
Bowhead whales can live for 268 years, shows new Lifespan Clock that can predict how long an animal will live based on its DNA

Scientists could use this information to conserve endangered species and dictate catch limits for sustainable fishing

Mononucleosis: Everything you need to know about the 'kissing disease' that killed a Florida teenager
Mononucleosis: Everything you need to know about the 'kissing disease' that killed a Florida teenager

The disease spreads through exchange of body fluids, especially saliva, giving it the name 'kissing disease'. It is usually not fatal, and no treatment other than rest is needed in most cases

New map of Mars' upper atmosphere shows wind patterns on the Red Planet are much simpler than those on Earth
New map of Mars' upper atmosphere shows wind patterns on the Red Planet are much simpler than those on Earth

This will help scientists better understand the workings of the Martian climate, giving them a more accurate picture of its ancient past and its ongoing evolution

Abortion rights: Access under threat as a third of independent clinics have shut down in the last five years
Abortion rights: Access under threat as a third of independent clinics have shut down in the last five years

As of 2012, the US had 510 independent abortion clinics open. Fast forward to November 2019, the numbers have plummeted to 344

Thousands of strange circular holes discovered in seabed off California coast leave scientists baffled
Thousands of strange circular holes discovered in seabed off California coast leave scientists baffled

The holes measure 11 meters wide and one meter deep, on average, according to scientists who mapped the seabed. The survey was done to evaluate the feasibility of building a wind energy farm on the site

Children born from frozen embryos twice as likely to develop cancer, particularly leukemia and neuroblastoma, says study
Children born from frozen embryos twice as likely to develop cancer, particularly leukemia and neuroblastoma, says study

The risk is higher among women who use the frozen embryo transfer method -- the incidence being 44.4 per 100 000 -- which is more than two-fold higher than children born to fertile women

A year of brushes with extinction: 2019 saw a record 2,144 space rocks whiz past Earth
A year of brushes with extinction: 2019 saw a record 2,144 space rocks whiz past Earth

Around 175 approached the planet in November, according to the European Space Agency (ESA), which monitors and raises alarms of possible collisions; Two more are expected to approach Earth by the year-end.

The tragic history of Bikini Atoll mapped: Scientists show huge craters in sea floor blasted by atom bomb tests
The tragic history of Bikini Atoll mapped: Scientists show huge craters in sea floor blasted by atom bomb tests

The new map provides evidence for these nuclear tests, say researches from University of Delaware

Vaping crisis: CDC releases full list of vape brands that may have killed 48 people
Vaping crisis: CDC releases full list of vape brands that may have killed 48 people

About 56% of vaping-related lung injury victims used Dank Vapes, which can be easily found in the black market

Ocean Dead Zones: The silent killers of marine life are expanding and have increased exponentially since the 1960s
Ocean Dead Zones: The silent killers of marine life are expanding and have increased exponentially since the 1960s

According to experts, these zones result from the loss of oxygen, and they are expanding due to climate change and pollutants from agricultural wastes

Man born without testicle gets one from identical twin brother so he can have children of his own
Man born without testicle gets one from identical twin brother so he can have children of his own

After the surgery, the man's testosterone levels reached the normal range and his testicles will now carry sperm, say doctors. He can father children — but through in vitro fertilization for now

NASA's Moon Mission 2024: Artemis will explore uncharted polar region, set the stage for future explorations, says scientist
NASA's Moon Mission 2024: Artemis will explore uncharted polar region, set the stage for future explorations, says scientist

NASA zeroed in on the south pole as its landing site after the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)—a robotic spacecraft circling Moon—provided a wealth of information on the region

Nevada cancer survivor found to have two different sets of DNA after bone marrow transplant 4 years ago
Nevada cancer survivor found to have two different sets of DNA after bone marrow transplant 4 years ago

The procedure had replaced the patient's blood DNA with that of his donor. The foreign DNA managed to find its way into the patient's cheeks, lips and semen.

Flu outbreak is peaking earlier this year in US and is about to get worse driven by an unusual virus, warn experts
Flu outbreak is peaking earlier this year in US and is about to get worse driven by an unusual virus, warn experts

The CDC predicts that flu activity might peak between December and February, showing a 40% chance of a peak in December, a 30% chance of a peak in January, and a 25% chance of a peak in February.

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