October 22, 2014

5:00 PM | 45,000-Year-Old Man Was Human-Neanderthal Mix
A Siberian man who was part human and part Neanderthal is shedding light on when Africans first successfully settled in Europe and Asia...and mated with Neanderthals who were already living there. Continue reading →
5:00 PM | 'Hobbit Humans' Actually Might Not Have Been Human
The Hobbit Human descended from the more-ancient, pre-human group Australopithecus, argues one of the world's leading anthropologists. Continue reading →

October 21, 2014

9:39 PM | Urbanites Prefer Manly Men, Feminine Women
Preference for ultra-masculine men and ultra-feminine women is an urban habit, a new study suggests. Continue reading →
3:44 PM | Ebola Patients Generate 440 Gallons of Medical Waste Daily
Each Ebola patient produces a staggering amount of waste that includes everything from the oft mentioned bodily fluids to contaminated bed sheets. Continue reading →
9:41 AM | DNews: Drinking Alcohol Can Really Mess with Your Sperm
All it takes is one drink a week for sperm count and overall quality to be degraded, at least that's all it took in a study of 1,200 Danish soldiers. Ross Everett stops by to explain.

October 20, 2014

5:18 PM | DNews: Healthy Food Three Times the Cost of Unhealthy Fare
A study out of the U.K. finds healthy food prices rising three times faster than less healthy foodstuff. Tara find out why it takes bigger bucks to dine well.
3:30 PM | 'Oldest Parisian': Neanderthal Fossil Suggests Hunting Injury
One of three newly found prehistoric arm bones, likely from a Neanderthal, suggests that the individual had a muscle injury near the shoulder.
11:56 AM | DNews: There's More to Why We Blink Than Meets the Eye
It turns out there's a whole lot more to our blinking habit than merely keeping our eyeballs moist and clean. Trace explains why what we're doing impacts how often we blink.

October 17, 2014

7:09 PM | 'Plainclothes Man' Near Ebola Patient at Risk?
A look at guidelines concerning protective gear finds that there is a lot up to interpretation. Continue reading →
3:30 PM | New Technique Helps Find Consciousness in Coma Patients
Some patients who are in a coma may be aware of their surroundings even though they can't visibly communicate with others, and now, scientists have found a new way to help identify these patients.
1:30 PM | Junk Food Diet Worse for Male Brains
Eating a high-fat and high-carb diet resulted in inflammation in the brain -- at least in male mice.
12:03 PM | DNews: Living Near Highways Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death
A new study finds a correlation between living near a major roadway and an increased risk, in women, of suddenly becoming dead. Wait, what? Tara takes a closer look.
10:00 AM | Quarantines: Why They Don't Work Well
Even in the face of a disease like Ebola, people value freedom and convenience over the public good.

October 16, 2014

7:30 PM | Ebola Outbreak Was Quickly Contained in Congo: How?
A look at why one Ebola outbreak was contained, while the other spiraled out of control.
4:45 PM | DNews: Can You Literally Be Scared to Death?
We've all said, at one time or another, that we were "scared to death" by something freak-out-worthy. But unless we were speaking from beyond the grave, we weren't being literal. Can we actually get dead from sheer fright?

October 15, 2014

5:53 PM | Scary Clowns Plague California Towns
Scary, mysterious clowns have been spotted stalking two California towns. And it's not the first time. Continue reading →
3:54 PM | Second U.S. Ebola Patient Took Flight Just Before Diagnosis
The CDC is reaching out to all 132 passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth on Oct. 13. Continue reading →
12:50 PM | DNews: Frozen Poop Pills Poised to Save Lives
In what might be the most disgusting medical blessing ever, scientists have found that a pill full of poop may be the key to curing some very pesky, and often deadly, bacterial infections.

October 14, 2014

4:51 PM | DNews: Exposure Therapy Helps People Control Their Fears
Could a therapeutic regimen retrain a person's brain and rid it of its fears? That's the idea behind exposure therapy, and Trace has the answer.
1:40 PM | Elite Athletes Run the Risk of Bad Teeth
Athletes are often dogged by decaying teeth and gum disease, a problem in which sport drinks, high-carb diets and training regimens may play a part.
1:10 PM | Can You Get Ebola from a Sneeze?
Experts say Ebola could theoretically be spread by a sneeze, but that the chances of that happening are minute. Continue reading →
11:26 AM | DNews: Psychological Abuse the Most Common Childhood Trauma
Emotional abuse of children is the most prevalent and challenging form of neglect. So says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Why doesn't it seem to get the same attention as more visible forms of abuse?

October 13, 2014

2:20 PM | CDC's Dirty Dozen: 12 Diseases Watched as Terrorist Threats
Ebola made the cut, as did anthrax and botulism. Find what other diseases government officials are closely monitoring.
11:50 AM | Second US Ebola Case Raises Questions About Safety Protocols
A Texas Department of State Health Services insists that authorities were working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.
9:56 AM | DNews: Why Do We Twitch Before Falling Asleep?
You know that jerky, twitchy, feels-like-you're-falling thing you feel sometimes just before you drift off to sleep? That's called the hypnogogic state, and Trace explains what going on with this phenomenon.

October 12, 2014

1:00 PM | Second Possible Ebola Case Reported in Texas
A health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who died of Ebola, has tested positive for the disease.

October 11, 2014

12:15 PM | Seven Accused African Witches Burned to Death
Seven people in East Africa were killed earlier this week after being accused of witchcraft. Continue reading →

October 10, 2014

12:00 PM | Pakistan's Malala and India's Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize
The 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai survived being shot in the head by the Taliban and has led the effort to ensure education rights for girls around the world.
11:00 AM | Why Is Ebola So Terrifying?
Any disease is scary, but why is Ebola especially terrifying? Here are some answers. Continue reading →

October 09, 2014

7:00 PM | Awareness After Death? Study Hints It Exists
Some believe consciousness does not originate in the brain, but is filtered by the brain.
77 Results