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Safety Tips to Keep Your Dog ‘Hoppy’ this Easter

While Easter and the start of spring bring fun, nice weather and celebrations, many pet parents don’t realize how dangerous this time of year can be for dogs. Here are three tips from Wag! – the number one, [...]

Progress Toward a New Flu Vaccine, Thanks to Tiny Tweak

This year’s unexpectedly aggressive flu season reminds everyone that although the flu vaccine can reduce the number of people who contract the virus, it is still not 100 percent effective. Researchers report that a tweak to [...]

Researcher: New Forensic Analysis Indicates Bones Were Amelia Earhart’s

Bone measurement analysis indicates that the remains found on a remote island in the South Pacific were likely those of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, according to a UT researcher. Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology [...]

NASA Recommends Safety Tips to View the August Solar Eclipse

More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely. That Monday, a partial eclipse will be [...]

Hyperloop One Goes Farther and Faster Achieving Historic Speeds

World’s First Autonomous Pod Successfully Completes Inaugural Test Run As the only company in the world that has built an operational Hyperloop system, Hyperloop One continues to make history with the successful completion of its second phase of [...]

Celebrity Twitter Accounts Have ‘bot-like’ Behavior

‘Celebrity’ Twitter accounts – those with more than 10 million followers – display more bot-like behavior than users with fewer followers, according to new research. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used data from Twitter [...]

Cracking the Mystery of the Shape of Eggs

he eggs laid by birds come in an astonishing variety of shapes: ellipses in hummingbirds, spheres in owls, pointy ovoids in shorebirds and almost everything in between. Avian egg shape has fascinated humans for millennia – [...]

Antioxidant May Slow Symptoms of Aging in Skin

New work from the University of Maryland suggests that a common, inexpensive and safe chemical could slow the aging of human skin. The researchers found evidence that the chemical–an antioxidant called methylene blue–could slow or reverse [...]

When students pay attention in class, their brains are in sync

When people in a group are more engaged with each other and with the world around them, their brainwaves show remarkably similar patterns. That’s the conclusion of researchers who used portable EEG to simultaneously record brain [...]

Older adults embracing ‘living apart together’

Since 1990, the divorce rate among adults 50 years and older has doubled. This trend, along with longer life expectancy, has resulted in many adults forming new partnerships later in life. A new phenomenon called ‘Living [...]