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Solar wind impacts on giant ‘space hurricanes’ may affect satellite safety

Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? The question has been scrutinized by chaos theorists,...

Reliance on ‘gut feelings’ linked to belief in fake news

People who tend to trust their intuition or to believe that the facts they hear are politically biased are more likely to stand behind...

Beta blockers not needed after heart attack if other medications taken

A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds beta blockers are not needed after a heart attack if heart-attack...

Pet, pest allergens linked to reduced asthma risk

A new study of children living in inner-city areas and at high risk of developing asthma suggests that exposure to certain pet and pest...

The wrong first step to revive athletes in cardiac arrest

About three million people have viewed the YouTube video of the death of American collegiate basketball player Hank Gathers from cardiac arrest during a...

Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades

Many people believe that teenagers today grow up faster than they used to, while others argue that today's youth are growing up more slowly,...

In US, spread of Zika linked to time spent outdoors

When Zika first buzzed into the continental United States during the 2016 outbreak, Florida was hit first—and hardest—with 1,174 documented cases to date. So,...

When caring for a sick pet becomes too much

The mental and physical stress on individuals caring for elderly loved ones with chronic and terminal disease is well-documented and known as caregiver burden....

Blood testing via sound waves may replace some tissue biopsies

Cells secrete nanoscale packets called exosomes that carry important messages from one part of the body to another. Scientists from MIT and other institutions...

Americans vastly overestimate progress toward racial economic equality

Americans appear profoundly unaware of the vast economic inequality that persists between black and white Americans in contemporary society, according to a new study...