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How a Snake Kills Its Prey

August 26, 2015 | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Researchers discovered the specific mechanism boa constrictors use to subdue their prey.

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Vitamin D Supplements Have Limited Benefits for Obese Teens

August 19, 2015 8:57 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Results from the study were published online in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

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The Power of Puppies for Mental Health

August 13, 2015 10:41 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

A new program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill called UNC Paws is harnessing the cuteness of puppies to help improve the lives of people.

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Giant Plant with Sap That Blisters Skin, Causes Blindness Found in Michigan

August 6, 2015 8:28 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The plant is not deadly but can cause significant discomfort. 

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The Reason Insects Are So Clean

August 6, 2015 8:23 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge and University of Warwick used a combination of electron microscopes, video recordings, and other methods to analyze the cleaning abilities of carpenter ants.

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GPS-Camera Implants Protect Rhinos from Poachers

July 22, 2015 8:19 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The device is comprised of a series of GPS tags, heart rate monitors, and embedded cameras. 

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Harnessing Evaporation through Minuscule Bacterial Spores

July 15, 2015 9:13 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Scientists at Columbia University developed a unique method for harnessing natural sources of energy.

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Why Millipedes Glow in the Dark

July 9, 2015 8:24 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The millipede has a peculiar defense mechanism for fending off predators.

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Small, Magnetic Robots Aim to Inject Drugs into the Bloodstream

July 1, 2015 8:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Scientists from the University of Houston and Boston Children’s Hospital presented a new research project they’ve been working on at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

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Why DNA Evidence May Not Be So Reliable

June 30, 2015 8:21 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

A new investigation being conducted by Frontline is focusing on the accuracy of DNA samples used in criminal cases.

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Researchers Discover How Moths See in the Dark

June 16, 2015 8:46 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The experiment involved a robotic flower and infrared cameras. 

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Researchers Test Mind-Controlled Robotic Prosthetic

June 1, 2015 8:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

This is part of an ongoing series focusing on the way robotics will impact our lives.

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How a Smartphone Camera Can Find Eye Cancer

May 15, 2015 8:23 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

ABC News featured an interview with Julie Fitzgerald, a mom who noticed a white glow in her son Avery’s eye after taking a picture of him with her smartphone. 

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How Does Adderall Work?

May 12, 2015 9:45 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

More than 25 million people rely on Adderall and other similar drugs to help treat narcolepsy, depression and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But how does amphetamine, the active ingredient in Adderall, work? This week, Reactions from the American Chemical Society explains how amphetamine helps you focus.

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Inside New York's Cryotherapy Lab

April 13, 2015 10:04 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

This company is offering a peculiar treatment.

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The Untapped Potential of 3-D Printing

March 24, 2015 11:07 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

3-D printing could make a huge impact on digital dentistry, manufacturing, organ transplants, and multiple other fields.

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