Nov 18, 2021
'Smallpox' Vials Found in Pennsylvania Lab
While cleaning out a freezer in a Pennsylvania vaccine research facility, a lab worker discovered several frozen vials labeled "smallpox," launching an FBI and CDC investigation,...
Sep 23, 2021
Some Dinos May Have Wagged Their Tails While Running
Small-armed, two-legged dinosaurs may have wagged their tails to help them run, for the same reason humans swing their arms, according to a new study. Figuring out how extinct...
Jun 13, 2021
'Friendship Paradox' Doesn't Explain Real Friendships
Your friends are on average more popular than you are, according to a phenomenon known as the "friendship paradox." Now, a group of mathematicians has come up with a new theory that...
Apr 9, 2021
Depression May Accelerate Aging at Cellular Level
Depression may accelerate aging at the cellular level and lead to premature death, according to a new study. Major depressive disorder (MDD) has previously been found to be a risk...
Mar 25, 2021
Meet the 'Frodosome,' a Brand New Organelle
Scientists just discovered a previously unknown organelle in human cells. Unofficially dubbed the "frodosome" or "wise" organelle, after the hobbit hero in "Lord of the Rings,"...
Mar 11, 2021
Something Is Killing California's Songbirds
Songbirds are dying across California's Bay Area, and officials think crowds at bird feeders are to blame, according to recent news reports. The California Department of Fish and...
Feb 26, 2021
70,000 Unknown Viruses Found in the Human Gut
Scientists have identified more than 70,000 previously unknown viruses that live in the human gut and infect the bacteria that live there — but how they impact our bodies...
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