Do Your Moles Ever Go Away?

Skin is your body’s largest and fastest growing organ, used to protect your body from bacteria and germs, regulate your temperature, get rid of waste products and house a nervous system that allows you to feel and sense your environment.1 Your skin is what others first notice about you, and is an indicator of both internal …

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Scientists Create Human-Sheep Chimera with Hopes of Affordable Organ Transplants

A team of scientists has grown embryos inside a sheep that contain human stem cells, moving the sci-fi idea of developing human organs inside animals one step closer to reality, which has sparked ethical concerns. The scientific breakthrough could potentially save the lives of thousands of people who are in a dire need of vital …

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Stoned to Death: Calcium Supplements Proven to Kill Again

Calcium Supplements Increase Heart Attack Risk by 86 Percent Research published in the journal Hearthas confirmed the findings of two controversial studies on calcium supplementation and heart attack risk published in the British Medical Journal last year, and which found a 24-27% increased risk of heart attack for those who took 500 mg of elemental …

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Scientists Warn of Massive Earthquakes in 2018 Due to Earth’s Slowing Rotation

2018 could see a stark uptick in earthquakes, according to a recent report published in Geophysical Research Letters and presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. According to Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado in Boulder and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana in Missoula, a tiny shift in the speed of the Earth’s rotation …

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Rare Lunar ‘Occultation’: How It Works & Why It’s a Big Deal

The moon will perform a spectacular astronomical ‘dance’ past three planets and a Leo constellation star as part of a rare lunar ‘occultation’ on Monday. Depending on your location, you may get the opportunity to see Earth’s natural satellite ‘cover’ Venus, Mars, Mercury or even one of the brightest stars in the sky, Regulus. WHAT …

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Hubble Spots Pitch-Black Exoplanet So Hot It ‘Eats Light’ from Nearby Star

Scientists studying the exoplanet WASP-12b have made a startling discovery: the planet is so hot it reflects almost no light, making it appear pitch-black. An international team of astronomers from McGill University, Canada and the University of Exeter, UK measured how much light is reflected by the exoplanet, otherwise known as its 'albedo,' in order …

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Solar Enigma: Sun Displays Record High Activity When It Should Be at Its Lowest

The sun has exhibited strangely high levels of solar flare activity over the last few days as it reaches its solar minimum, the period in which the sun’s flare activity should be at its lowest. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has noticed flare after powerful flare in the last week, including one on September 6 that was the most …

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To Teach Kids Morals, Read Books With Humans Not Animals

Anthropomorphic, or human-like, animals are often the protagonists of children's books. But new research suggests parents who want their kids to pick up on a story's moral lessons should choose books featuring humans, not animals. Researchers in Canada found four to six-year-olds were more likely to share with their peers after being read a story …

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