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The 'King of Beasts' threatened by extinction in Western Africa

Plagued by underfunding, little governmental support, poaching and indiscriminate killing by cattle herders, many of the countries in Western Africa have little control or incentive to save the few remaining western African lions left in the wild.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Hunchback King Richard III infected with worms

London - Researchers have found that King Richard III was likely infected with parasitic worms that grew to be as large as a foot in length.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Researchers: Appetite control could be rewired

A group of brain cells that have the power to control appetite has been identified by scientists. The cells could also be a major cause of eating disorders such as obesity.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Researchers say Facebook 'Likes' can reveal your secrets

Researchers say that clicking "like" buttons across the web may be doing more than simply marking you down as a fan of something. Researchers say it may out you as gay, reveal how you vote or suggest that you have a weakness for nicotine.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Prepare for future of troops with 'mutant powers' Pentagon urged

According to Calif. Polytechnic State Univ. researcher Patrick Lin, the US military is developing technologies that will give troops what he calls "mutant powers." Lin says, however, that the authorities are not yet considering the policy implications.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 5 comments

Stanford researchers create reusable flexible solar cells

Renewable energy is inevitable. It will be relied on sooner or later especially at the current rate of non-renewable energy usage. However, Stanford researchers have come up with a low cost solar panel solution for all your personal needs.
In the Media by Milton Este - 1 comment

Study says it's safe to Taser teens

Wake Forest - A new US study has found that teenagers who are Tasered, don't appear to be at any higher risk of injury than adults. Researchers examined data from "real life" altercations between youth and police.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment

Video: Researchers develop cyborg cockroaches to help in rescues

Raleigh - They may creep us out now, but cockroaches could be used to help save lives in collapsed buildings one day soon. Researchers at North Carolina State University have figured out a way to install an electronic system in a living cockroach to steer the bugs.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment

Bubble Tea may be hazardous to your health

Bubble tea, or Boba tea, that contains large tapioca pearls, may be growing in popularity around the world, but researchers in Germany have found evidence to burst that bubble.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 8 comments

Mind-controlled drones for the handicapped (video)

Chinese researchers at Zhejiang University have developed a system, called FlyingBuddy2 that allows users to control drones with their thoughts. Sound too much like SciFi? Read on.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

New research shows chocolate may reduce risk of stroke in men

Stockholm - We already knew chocolate could be good for the heart and good for the brain but now new research suggests it can also reduce the risk of stroke.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments

Israeli lab close to developing insulin pill for diabetics

The race is on to develop the world's first insulin pill to eliminate the need for daily injections for diabetics. And a small Israeli-based company appears to be leading the pack.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 2 comments

Smallest black hole may have been found

Researchers believe that they may have found the heartbeat of the smallest black hole. They were using NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer when they made the discovery.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

British researchers discover 'ultra-bad' cholesterol

Warwick - A form of “ultra-bad” cholesterol has been discovered by researchers from the University of Warwick (Warwick Medical School) in England. The study was published in the latest edition of Diabetes - an academic journal.
In the Media by Christopher Bates

Researchers develop new blood-detecting camera

Two chemistry researchers from the University of South Carolina have developed a new tool which can detect substances which can't be seen with the naked eye.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley

Study shows why some women are most comfortable in high heels

Women who usually wear high heels sometimes find flat shoes uncomfortable. Now researchers believe they know why, and they have a suggestion they believe will help.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

Postpartum Depression may have a biological answer

Toronto - After childbirth there are greater levels of a brain protein called monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) present. MOA-A may explain why postpartum blues and clinical depression are common says a new study published today.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

New Antibody Discovery Could Stop The Flu Dead In It's Tracks

An "antibody cocktail" is being touted by some researchers as a means to stop all flu types. If researchers are correct doctors may have the means to protect their patients from a pandemic flu invasion.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Protein Link Found In Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

A type of muscular dystrophy has been linked to missing a protein. People suffering from limb-girdle muscular dystrophy are missing the c-FLIP protein.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Researchers May Have Found A Way To Use Marijuana Medically Without The High

The days of a legal medical high from marijuana may be numbered. Scientists researching how to get the medical powers from the plant without the memory-robbing properties may have found the way.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Will Penicillin Work Again?

With the emergence of antibiotic resistant bugs penicillin has become one of those drugs that the "bugs" have figured out how to overcome. Does that mean penicillin will become fazed out?
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Virus Discovered That Seems To Cause Merkel Cancer

Researchers in the United States have discovered a new virus that may be linked to a lethal form of skin cancer according to a study published in the journal Science. The virus is called Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV).
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Researchers Find Skinny Gene

The skinny gene has been discovered or more accurately rediscovered. Adipose is likely to be a master switch that informs the body to accumulate or burn fat. This discovery may show the way to combating obesity and diabetes.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 5 comments

Recent Research Results Heartens MS Researchers

A team of doctors at Montreal Neurological Institute in Canada have developed a vaccine and conducted the first human trail of this vaccine. This is the first step towards developing a treatment for Multiple Sclerosis (MS),
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

Researchers Want to Take Away the Internet

Researchers are mulling over the idea of scrapping the Internet and starting over; all with the government's blessing!!
In the Media by rob13 - 11 comments

Amazing Gene Discovery

Is being overweight genetic or not?
In the Media by loulou - 3 comments

Researchers Catalog More Than 1M Species

Researches cataloged more than 1 million species living on our planet and the online catalog, will include all known living organisms, from plants and animals to fungi and microorganisms such as bacteria, protozoa and viruses.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 5 comments

Researchers build Tiny Batteries with Viruses

MIT Researchers create thin film batteries with Common Virus strains at room temperature and pressure.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham

Researchers are developing a better scanner for Lasik eye surgery

I thought about this surgery myself since I hate wearing Glasses and I have a few friends that have had it, my only concern is if something goes wrong it can not be corrected and I would still have to pay the costs...
In the Media by KeithLDick - 1 comment

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