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Is Too Much Science Bad?

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) — Does the phrase “too much of a good thing” apply to science? There’s no obvious answer, but when it comes to scientific output — research, papers, studies, surveys, etc. — some scientists have suggested the answer is “yes.” So much output at such a high pace, some have argued, means […]

New Dino Species ‘Pinocchio Rex’ Discovered By Scientists

EDINBURGH, Scotland (UPI) — Paleontologists have confirmed the discovery of a new species: a Tyrannosaur with a long, pointy snout. Naturally, scientists dubbed the new dino “Pinocchio rex.” Officially named Qianzhousaurus sinensis, the newfound predator was — like his cousin T. rex — a ferocious carnivore. Pinocchio rex and T. rex lived side by side […]

Unhealthy Behaviors In College May Increase Risk Of Cancer Later

CHICAGO (UPI) — That carefree college attitude could come back to haunt young adults in the long run, researchers say, as a majority of college students — according to a new study from Northwestern Medicine and Northeastern Illinois University — engage in poor health habits that increase their risk of cancer later on. According to […]

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower To Peak Tonight

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower, the cosmic debris of Halley’s Comet, will come to a crescendo overnight tonight, as shooting stars grow in intensity and frequency from midnight to sunrise on Tuesday morning. As long as clouds don’t spoil the fun, sky-watchers in the Northern Hemisphere could see as many as […]

FDA Backs Benign Bacterium To Stymie Salmonella In Tomato Plants

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Salmonella — the foodborne illness that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is responsible for some 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths every year — doesn’t just arrive via undercooked meats. Just as often, it travels with crates of contaminated fruits and vegetables: lettuce, melons, tomatoes, you name it. That’s […]

Bus-Sized Asteroid Passes In Between Earth And Its Moon

PASADENA, Calif. (UPI) — A 25-foot asteroid passed between Earth and the moon over the weekend, coming within 186,000 miles of Earth’s surface. On average, the moon’s orbit is 238,855 miles from Earth. Dubbed 2014 HL129 by astronomers, the bus-sized asteroid was discovered only several days before by scientists at the Steward Observatory, which sits […]

New Studies Show ‘Young Blood’ Reverses Aging Effects In Older Mice

BOSTON (UPI) — New studies show that older mice injected with the blood of younger mice seem to experience a reversal in the effects of aging. After the blood was put into the circulatory system of the older mice, they were found to have dramatic improvements in brain and muscle strength and activity. The mice […]

Scientists Grow Functional Human Cartilage In Lab

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) — For the first time, scientists have successfully grown fully functional human cartilage in a lab setting, using stem cells derived from human fat tissue. Scientists have previously been able to create cartilage out of animal cells, but attempts to cultivate cartilage from human stem cells has, until now, resulted […]

Astronomers Measure Length Of A Day On Alien Planet, A First

LEIDEN, Netherlands, April 30 (UPI) — Tired of the nine-to-five, the eight-hour work day? At least Earth’s 24-hour day leaves some time for eating and sleeping. On Beta Pictoris b, the alien planet with only eight hours in its day, there’d only be time for work, work, work. Beta Pictoris b is the first alien […]

Trace Amounts Of Fukushima Radiation Found In Tuna Off Oregon Coast

CORVALLIS, Ore., April 30 (UPI) — The authors of the Oregon State University study say a sample of albacore tuna caught off the coasts of Oregon and Washington state have increased, but still small, levels of radioactivity — a result of Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The researchers tested different parts of 26 Pacific albacore […]


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