Science and Health

Black Rhino Hunting Permit Auctioned For $350K

In a move, that's angered some wildlife and animal rights groups, the Dallas Safari Club auctioned off a permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia.

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Passes Third Supersonic Test

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo broke the sound barrier and flew to a record 71,000 feet during a third flight test.

 | Matt Picht

No Evidence Of Time Travelers On The Internet, Study Says

Researchers at Michigan Technical University searched search engine sites and social media for Dr. Whos or Marty McFlys walking amongst us.

 | Danny Matteson

'Hand Of God' NASA Image Shows Exploded Star

The image was taken with two NASA telescopes, the NuSTAR and the Chandra, which show the remnants of an exploded star.

 | Amy Kluber

Fossilized Skin Pigments Show Ancient Sea Monsters' Color

Researchers in Sweden have learned some sea-dwelling dinosaurs had all-black skin pigmentation.

 | Jasmine Bailey

White House Approves ISS Funding Through 2024

The funding, if approved by Congress, could extend the planned mission of the ISS by four years.

 | Christian Bryant

Should Doctors Be Doing More To Prevent Problem Drinking?

According to the CDC, not enough doctors in the U.S. are talking to patients about the risk of problem drinking.

 | Jasmine Bailey

Gemini Planet Imager To Crank Out Exoplanet Photos

The new Gemini Planet Imager can take pictures of planets in other solar systems with ease - something that's only been done a few times before.

 | Steven Sparkman

Mediterranean Diet Can Reduce Risk Of Diabetes

According to researchers in Spain, a Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes by 40 percent.

 | Jasmine Bailey

Here Are All The Answers To Your Polar Vortex Questions

The winter phenomenon known as a polar vortex has brought record-setting low temperatures throughout the U.S.

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

Concussed Kids Heal Faster Without Homework, Video Games

A new study shows children recovering from a concussion should take a break from mental exertion like homework, video games, reading and texting.

 | Matt Picht

3-Year-Old Boy Unable To Blink Due To Mystery Illness

The family of 3-year-old Corbin Durant is raising money in hopes of having the child examined at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

 | Christine Slusser

Sexting Study: 7th Graders 5 Times More Likely To Have Sex

In a new study published online Monday, researchers say 22 percent of at-risk middle schoolers admit to texting explicit messages or more.

 | Cliff Judy

Losing Sleep Might Damage Brain Tissue: Study

Researchers in Sweden studied 15 sleep-deprived men and found elevated levels of chemicals that typically increase in blood when brain damage occurs.

 | Amy Kluber

25 States Now Reporting Widespread Flu Activity

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of states reporting widespread seasonal flu more than doubled last week.

 | Briana Koeneman

General Mills Announces No More GMOs In Original Cheerios

The company blogged about the change on Thursday saying the original Cheerios are basically the same.

 | Candice Aviles

Eating Slowly Could Help Stave Off Hunger After Meals: Study

According to a study from TCU, eating slowly can help you feel more full and significantly decrease the amount you consume in a single sitting.

 | Nathan Giannini

3 Things We Learned About Relationships This Week

Dating and marriage can be tough, but luckily a few new studies help shed light on how to better our chances of finding the right mate.

 | Flickr / Brian Richardson

Dogs Align With Magnetic Field When Doing Their Business

A new study says dogs prefer to align their bodies along the North-south axis when relieving themselves.

 | Candice Aviles

Study: Medicaid Expansion Increases ER Visits

A study by researchers at Harvard University shows people who are given access to Medicaid coverage get more emergency care.

 | Jasmine Bailey

Doctors Avoid Talking To Teens About Sex: Study

A study published Monday found doctors and teens avoid serious conversations about sex or sexuality during hospital visits.

 | Adam Falk

Study Says Tripling Tobacco Tax Could Save Millions Of Lives

According to the study, a three-fold increase in cigarette taxes around the world could prevent as many as 200 million premature deaths.

 | Danny Matteson

'Body Maps' Show Where We Feel Love, Anger, Shame

The all-over glow of happiness, the heart-hurt of sadness, and the sheer numbness of depression were felt in roughly the same way by all participants.

 | Danny Matteson

Hubble Telescope Spots Clouds On Faraway Planets

The Hubble Space Telescope spotted clouds in atmospheres of distant planets. One scientist says the findings mean we need to learn more about planets.

 | Christine Slusser

Food Choices Can Be Influenced By Your Peer Group

Researchers from Liverpool found people model their eating habits on their peer group - so if your group eats healthy, you will, too.

 | Danny Matteson

Just In Time For NYE: Drinking Might Boost Immune System

A study suggests moderate drinking might strengthen the immune system.

 | Jamal Andress

China's Top Officials Told To Stop Smoking

China is home to more than one-fourth of the world's smokers, with at least 300 million citizens lighting up regularly.

 | Zach Toombs

Poll: Republican Belief In Evolution On The Decline

According to a Pew Survey, 67 percent of Democrats and 43 percent of Republicans believe in the theory of evolution.

 | Danny Matteson

Calorie Counts Coming To Vending Machines Across U.S.

As part of Obamacare, the new rule will let you know just exactly how bad that candy bar or bag of chips actually is for you.

 | Danny Matteson

Earthquake Destroys Highway Near U.S.-Mexico Border

Relatively small earthquakes hit parts of the U.S., Mexico, Egypt, Turkey and Cyprus over the weekend.

 | Matt Moreno