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"$%^@ Me" is what many parents heard this holiday season after thousands of children opened and played with this popular toy. We don't recall the Tickle Me Elmo having any expletives emitted from its furry face. The hottest toy of 2016, on the other hand, has other plans. Which toy...
Members of the Climate Vulnerable Forum issued their statement on the last day of the Marrakech climate conference. In an effort to show that even the world's poorest countries are committed to dealing with global warming, the Climate Vulnerable Forum members have issued a promise to fully green their economies...
Researchers at the genetics company 23andMe have identified 15 regions of the human genome that influence whether someone considers themselves a "Morning person," meaning someone who likes to wake up and go to bed early, or an "Evening person." The finding, published in February's Nature Communications, means that there...
The Breakthrough Initiative, backed by Prof Stephen Hawking and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, will train a US radio telescope to target it's listening on Tabby's Star. Tabby's Star has been a subject of attention and controversy over its irregular dimming pattern. Some scientists have been puzzled by large dips in the star's...
Doctors at the USC Neurorestoration Center and Keck Medicine of USC injected an experimental treatment made from stem cells and other cells into the damaged cervical spine of a recently paralyzed 21-year-old man as part of a multi-center clinical trial. Two weeks after surgery, Kristopher Boesen began to show signs...
Melbourne researchers say they have successfully grown and implanted cornea cells to cure blindness. The cells were grown on a layer of synthetic film and transplanted into the eyes of animals, restoring vision. The technique, developed by researchers at Melbourne University and the Centre for Eye Research, could replace transplants of...
Now, scientists from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, working with colleagues from GE Appliances, are looking at how it can be used to dry them. They've already developed technology that they say could make clothes dryers 70 percent more energy-efficient than they are now, while also...
E-liquids have come under scrutiny following a spate of sensationalist news reports on poisoning incidents. While the nicotine in e-liquids means that they need to be handled and stored with care, they're no more dangerous than other common household items. A few common-sense measures could prevent poisonings from occurring. E-cigarettes...
The first known case of a woman spreading the Zika virus to a man during unprotected sex has been reported in New York City, by health authorities. Until now, experts were aware only of cases in which men spread the virus to their partners during sex, as well as transmission...
Smog Free Tower City air purifier project in Beijing Daan Roosegaarde, a 36-year-old, Dutch designer, and entrepreneur created the largest air purifier in history, which could be used to clear the air in some of the most polluted cities around the world. In addition to removing pollutants from the air that...

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