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'Morning people' have lower breast cancer risk

'Morning people' have lower breast cancer risk

Image copyright Getty Images Women whose body clocks mean they are “morning people” have a lower risk of developing breast cancer, say UK researchers. The team at the University of Bristol says the reason why still needs to be uncovered. It adds the findings are important as they may affect every woman’s risk. Experts said […]

Ruth Gates, Scientific Champion of Coral Reefs, Dies at 56

Ruth Gates, Scientific Champion of Coral Reefs, Dies at 56

By Katharine Q. Seelye, New York Times Ruth Gates, a renowned marine biologist who made it her life’s work to save the world’s fragile coral reefs from the deadening effects of warming water temperatures, died on Oct. 25 in Kailua, Hawaii. She was 56. The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology in Manoa, where Gates was […]

Central Africa: Government Starts Ebola Vaccination Today

Central Africa: Government Starts Ebola Vaccination Today

By Lilian Nanmagembe Kampala — Uganda will today, and for the very first time, start vaccination against the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) as a preventive measure against the disease that has ravaged neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Health minister, said only healthcare and frontline workers in the five […]

DEEP SPACE IMAGE: NASA Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Giant Cosmic 'Bat Shadow'

DEEP SPACE IMAGE: NASA Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Giant Cosmic 'Bat Shadow'

DEEP SPACE IMAGE: NASA Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Giant Cosmic ‘Bat Shadow’ | […]

NYC warns of measles outbreak among Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn

NYC warns of measles outbreak among Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn

New York City’s Health Department is warning of an outbreak of measles in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community and calling on parents to have their children vaccinated. The department said Friday that there are 11 new cases of measles in the Orthodox enclave, bringing to 17 the number of children who have been recently diagnosed with […]

Attention space fans: The Vans x Space NASA collection is stellar!

Attention space fans: The Vans x Space NASA collection is stellar!

Our space-loving kids — and their space-loving parents (ahem) — are going want to do zero-G flips for the newly launched collection of Vans x Space sneakers in partnership with NASA, released in advance of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing next year. Whoa. CMT is an rstyle affiliate While you’re going to see […]

College rower dies from rare infection 2 weeks after sore throat she thought was tonsillitis

College rower dies from rare infection 2 weeks after sore throat she thought was tonsillitis

Please enable Javascript to watch this video FORT MORGAN, Colo. — A Kansas State University student who thought she had a sore throat died suddenly from a dangerous infection, according to KDVR. Samantha Scott, of Fort Morgan, Colorado, started to feel ill, but it was initially thought tonsillitis was to blame. Two weeks later, she was dead. Her […]

Taurid Meteor Shower 2018: Fireballs To Light Up The Sky This Weekend

Taurid Meteor Shower 2018: Fireballs To Light Up The Sky This Weekend

Don’t miss the peak of the Taurids, one of the most long-lasting meteor showers of the year. A mere two weeks after the Orionids graced us with their glimmering presence, star gazers can look forward to yet another meteor shower. November is usually the time of the year when we can witness the peak of […]

The lowly appendix may play surprising role in development of Parkinson's disease

The lowly appendix may play surprising role in development of Parkinson's disease

The appendix has long been dismissed as an organ that has outlived its usefulness in human evolution. But new research suggests it may play an active — and detrimental — role in the development of Parkinson’s disease. In a finding that extends the link between gut and brain health in a surprising new direction, scientists […]

NASA's Dawn spacecraft runs out of fuel in the asteroid belt

NASA's Dawn spacecraft runs out of fuel in the asteroid belt

Artist’s concept of the Dawn spacecraft with an ion engine firing. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Dawn spacecraft ran out of fuel Wednesday and stopped transmitting to Earth, ending an 11-year mission that explored the two largest objects in the asteroid belt and set several records in the annals of space history. Dawn failed to contact controllers […]