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Brian is an international consultant and writer who has worked on a variety of innovation and economic development projects. He loves getting involved in "hard science" projects and sorting through all the messy details.

Sugar unhealthy for more reasons than just calories

Sugar's reputation keeps getting worse and worse. People have long known that foods high in sugar are also high in calories, and in theory...

NASA’s Cassini probe will have close encounter with Saturn’s moon

NASA’s Cassini probe is entering the final leg of its mission. Launched in 2004, the probe has helped NASA scientists get an up close...

For humans the Persian Gulf may soon be too hot to handle

The Persian Gulf is already infamous for its extreme temperatures. Thermostats regularly top 120 degrees fahrenheit in the Gulf, making it one of the hottest...

Lions may soon go extinct due to human activity

Lions may be the king of the jungle, but they might not rule for too much longer. A recent study has found that lion populations are...
listeria

Deadly listeria forces Whole Foods to recall salads

Earlier this month we reported that Whole Foods was being forced to recall a popular brand of blue cheese due to listeria contamination. Now,...
Comet Lovejoy

Lovejoy comet leaving trail of booze and sugar across the sky

The Lovejoy comet is blazing its way across the skies and leaving a trail of alcohol and sugar in its path. The oh-so-sweet and...

Einstein’s theories called into question by “spooky” results of experiment

Einstein is considered to be one of the greatest scientific minds of all time. His work on relativity, gravity, and other fields advanced human...
smoke stack, global warming

Deep sea bacteria can convert CO2 into harmless byproduct

Global warming is a problem. Nearly every credible scientist and most major world leaders now agree. So too do many business leaders, even those...

Could lifesaving antibiotics be killing us via obesity?

There is perhaps no graver health threat for the United States, and indeed much of the developed world, than obesity. Numerous deadly and costly...
white dwarf consumes planet

Not so far, far away: “Death Star” consuming planet

Scientists have found that "Death Stars" don't just exist in galaxies far, far away. Researchers from NASA have found a real death star, in...
supernova

When two stars collide (literally)

The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope recently made an astonishing discovery: two stars rapidly are seemingly on an inevitable collision course. Currently, the stars are...
coral reef bleaching, sunscreen

Sunscreen linked to massive destruction of coral reefs

Sunscreen may help protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun, but  it's a huge threat for already endangered coral reef systems.  A...

Key to ice age extinction found on island in Bahamas

Recent findings from a flooded sinkhole in the Bahamas suggest that the extinction of ice age animals, such as the woolly mammoth and sabre...

Is Central Asia the “homeland” of dogs?

Dogs have been a part of many human societies for thousands of years. Yet we know little of where dogs came from, or how...
alzheimer's disease

Blood test could revolutionize Alzheimer’s detection

Alzheimer's disease is one of the modern mysteries of medicine. No one really knows what causes it, though there are many theories, and as...
krill, ocean acidification

Cornerstone krill under threat from global warming

The world's oceans are warming according to many scientists. According to the EPA, the layer of ocean waters is now warming at a rate...

Stelara succeeds in phase 3 Crohn’s disease trial

Johnson & Johnson's drug Stelara, which is designed to treat Crohn's disease, has shown promising results in its stage three trials. Compared to placebos,...
is Jupiter's red spot dying

(+video) Jupiter’s massive red storm is weakening

The Hubble Space telescope was recently used to capture some stunning, 4K HD images of Jupiter. While the images are sure to draw some...
woolly mammoth

Hunting, not global warming, is to blame for mammoth extinctions

It has long been assumed that changing weather patterns were what drove woolly mammoths into extinction. As the weather warmed, the arctic adapted mammoths...
green tea, antioxidants

Study finds that antioxidants can encourage cancer growth

Antioxidants have long been promoted among dietary and health professionals for their health benefits. As such, many people have taken extra efforts to include...

Primitive societies don’t need 8 hours sleep, do we?

If you did what a lot of people do on Sundays, and slept in, enjoying that full, relaxing 8 hours of sleep, you may...

Unregulated dietary supplements hospitalizing thousands

As people struggle to lose weight and stay in shape, more and more are turning to a wide range of herbal medicines and dietary...

Warming oceans is creating massive methane plumes

Global warming has emerged as one of the gravest challenges of our time, at least according to some experts. If the current science on...
spiny mouse

Researchers find mammalian tissue sample that is older than many dinosaurs

Researchers have made what can only be described as an astonishing discovery, having found a remarkably well-preserved mammal fossil dating from 125 million years...

Apple loses lawsuit, owes U. Wisconsin $862 million dollars

Apple might have to pony up some big bucks having just lost a lawsuit, but at least this time around the money won't go...
lianas vines, Co2

Jungle-strangling vines could contribute to global warming

It's election season in the United States and climate change is one of the biggest, and most divisive, buzzwords among presidential hopefuls. Meanwhile, nations...
Jupiter red spot with video link

Extraordinary photos of Jupiter hint at shrinking storm

The Hubble Space telescope has been used to zoom in on Jupiter, our solar system's largest planet. While the images captured were nothing short...
pig, CRISPR organ transplant

Genetic breakthroughs mean pig organs may soon be used for human transplants

Scientists have used the powerful CRISPR system to make a major breakthrough in adapting pig organs for human use, and are working to overcome...