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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.
fish market

Fish not so healthy? Popular seafood riddled with plastic

A lot of people love fish and seafood, but a recent study found that fish sampled in both California and Indonesia contained pieces of...
ebola

Teen reels in huge Google award after creating ebola test kit

Despite still being in highschool, Olivia Hallisey has made one of the biggest breakthroughs in medicine in recent memory, having invented a ebola detection...

Gigantic man-eating lizard may have lived with humans in Australia

Most people think of lizards as nothing more than pets to be kept in cages, or small animals that scurry around eating insects. A...
Hubble Supernova

NASA captures beautiful Veil Nebula photos with Hubble

Nature is quite the artist. Many of the most beautiful sights in the world are natural rather than man-made. And when it comes to...

Many pregnant women binge drink

Turns out that many women are drinking while pregnant, even though doing so can have a huge effect on the health of the baby....

Shrinking bee tongues could have huge impact on plant diversity

Researchers have discovered that bumblebees tongues are shrinking in length, and they believe that climate change is the reason why. The bees studied were located...
essure

FDA will review Essure contraceptives following complaints

U.S. regulators have announced that they will be reviewing a popular birth control implant called Essure. The implant first received approval from the Food...
hadrosaur dinosaur

Arctic dino: Hadrosaur species discovered in Alaska

A recent hadrosaur discovery is forcing scientists to rethink some of their previously held notions about dinosaurs. Scientists believe that the duck-billed dinosaur grew to...
apple fruit

Kids love apples but are they the best fruit?

Looking to get your kids to eat more fruit? Statistically speaking, there's no safer bet than apples, which are by far and away the...
human embryo

GMO Babies? UK researchers want to modify genomes of embryos

Scientists in the United Kingdom are looking to delve into a new frontier: the direct editing of human genes in embryos. If the scientists...

NASA shows what really happens in Martian dust storms

The upcoming space adventure "The Martian" is looking like it could enjoy some out of this world box office numbers, having already secured positive...

Secondhand smoke may lead to increased diabetes risk

It's not a big deal if you hang out with people who can smoke, right? And if you happen to head to a bar...
peanut butter

Peanut company executive sentenced to 28 years in prison

A former food-company owner/executive will face sentencing on Monday, and he could find himself jailed for the rest of his life. Stewart Parnell had already...
olive ridley sea turtle

Tourists mob vulnerable sea turtle refuge, disrupt breeding

Everyone wants to get closer with nature, and when done right a bit of time away from civilization can be great. Unfortunately, a horde...
green watersnake

Yellow-bellied “virgin” water snake births fatherless babies

A watersnake in Missouri recently gave birth, a normal enough occurrence, except this snake hasn't had contact with a male snake for eight years....
invisibility cloak

Scientists have created a super thin, functioning invisibility cloak

Invisibility cloaks are the stuff of movies, right? Something Harry Potter uses to fight the evils of the world, and space aliens use to...
microbeads

Legislative battle heating up as plastic beads pollute waterway

Aquatic systems across the United States and the world are being flooded with tiny, seemingly innocuous pieces of plastic. The flood of these microbeads...
Santiago

Massive earthquakes rock Chile, tsunami possible

A massive 8.3 magnitude earthquake rocked Chile today, and the country was struck by 5 powerful aftershocks. After the massive quakes the government issued...

When and where you can see upcoming “Blood Moon” eclipse

The on-going September "supermoon" orbiting the earth has already drawn a lot of attention this month. Right now, the moon is the closest it...

Massive volcano chain stretches across Australia, scientist discover

The Land Down Under is already famous for being home to countless poisonous spiders and snakes, an abnormally large population of great white sharks,...
pesticides

In home pesticide use could lower IQ, increase cancer risk

A report has compiled data from previous studies and found that the use of pesticides in home can increase the risks of cancer among...
Yersinia pestis plague

Bubonic plague spreads to Michigan

A Michigan resident who had recently visited Colorado has been infected with the bubonic plague. This marks the first ever confirmed case of the...

China is looking to go to the far side of the moon

China is looking to go to the dark side of the moon. While American astronauts already set foot on the moon all the way...
sage grouse

Wildfires pose big threat for sage grouse

As Federal authorities weigh in on whether or not the sage grouse should be considered an endangered species, which could result in massive tracts...
white-nose syndrome

Deadly fungal infection threatening bats in Smoky Mountains

A popular cave in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the United States will be closed in order to protect endangered bats from a...
fish dinner

Survey results: Got depression? Eat fish

A recent study has found evidence that a diet rich in fish can help people ward off depression risks. Evidence continues to mount that...
transplant surgery

World’s first head transplant scheduled for 2017 in China

Italian doctors are planning to conduct the world's first human head transplant. The transplant won't be performed in Italy, however, as the Italian team...

Truvada HIV prevention pill proves worth in ‘real world’ studies

A pill designed to prevent the spread of HIV has shown promising results according to two new studies. The pill is meant to stop...