The Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak, which began August 1, is continuing unabated in the new year.
Posted on: 17 January 2019 | 10:14 am
The zebra's stripes are known to protect it from blood-sucking insects, as well as acting as camouflage, and new research suggests that being stripy may also work for people in remote tribal communities who paint their bodies in monochrome shades.
Posted on: 17 January 2019 | 9:46 am
Last year was the hottest for the planet's oceans since global records began in 1958, according to an international team of scientists who track the data. Their findings were published Wednesday in the scientific journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences.
Posted on: 17 January 2019 | 9:29 am
The spin instructor let out a loud "Woooo!!" as she led her students up hills, through rings of fire and outer space. They even rode through jungles, deserts and fantasy worlds.
Posted on: 17 January 2019 | 6:03 am
Climate change could "halt and reverse" progress made in human health over the last century.
Posted on: 16 January 2019 | 5:19 pm
Savor that cup of coffee while you can. New research shows 60% of coffee species found in the wild could soon go extinct.
Posted on: 16 January 2019 | 2:07 pm
Click over to TV programming that caters to black and Hispanic youth and the commercials almost exclusively push fast food, sugary drinks, bad-for-you snacks and candy, a new report shows.
Posted on: 15 January 2019 | 11:28 am
One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics.
Posted on: 14 January 2019 | 11:01 am
For the first time on record the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an automobile accident.
Posted on: 14 January 2019 | 10:06 am
A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led after repeating racist comments in a documentary.
Posted on: 14 January 2019 | 9:00 am
Chico Police Chief Michael O'Brien said the substance is believed to be fentanyl -- the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses.
Posted on: 14 January 2019 | 2:06 am
A doctor who gave a yearly checkup to a woman in a vegetative state about 37 weeks before she gave birth wrote that there were no major changes in her health, according to medical records sent to an Arizona court.
Posted on: 11 January 2019 | 9:59 pm
Two-hundred-seventy-seven passengers and crew members aboard the Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship became sick with a gastrointestinal illness, according to the cruise line.
Posted on: 11 January 2019 | 7:57 pm
Big waist, small brain? If you're too heavy, especially around your middle, you probably have shrunken gray matter volume in your brain, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. Gray matter contains most of your brain's 100 billion nerve cells, while white matter is filled with nerve fibers that connect the brain regions.
Posted on: 9 January 2019 | 4:52 pm