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January 24, 2018 3:15 PM Obesity is contagious: People are more likely to be overweight if they live near others with bulging waistlines, study reveals

People are more likely to be overweight if they live nearby those with bulging waistlines, a US study found. Researchers believe social networks have a strong influence on people's health habits. They add communities should be targeted to combat the growing obesity problem. More than one-third of adults in the US are obese, which increases their risk of conditions 93

January 22, 2018 9:54 PM WHY NASA STUDIES INFECTIOUS 'BUGS' IN SPACE

Scientists believe that bacteria such as E. coli may experience stress in microgravity. This stress triggers defense systems in the bacteria, making it harder for antibiotics to work against them. Bacteria on Earth do something similar by developing a natural resistance to traditional antibiotic treatments. In recent research on the International Space 18

January 19, 2018 10:25 PM Meteorite hunters find first fragments of Michigan meteor days after the exploding space rock sent a fireball tearing through the night sky

Meteorite hunters who flocked to Detroit from across the U.S. after a meteor exploded are finding the fragments. The 6-foot-wide meteor broke apart Tuesday about 20 miles over Earth, NASA scientists said. The first fragments were located Thursday by professional hunters Larry Atkins and Robert Ward of Arizona, according to the American Meteor Society 72

January 19, 2018 1:10 PM Is a huge earthquake about to hit Nevada? Fears rise after a swarm of 250 mini-tremors rocks Reno in just seven days

Fears of a huge earthquake have emerged in Nevada after a series of almost 250 mini-tremors hit the city of Reno in just seven days. A string of quakes, most too small to feel, has rumbled the city since January 11 in what seismologists call an earthquake 'swarm'. The largest of the tremors so far, which was picked up by earthquake detecting instruments 65

January 18, 2018 5:16 PM Is this the real life? Hipster monkey with a Freddie Mercury-style handle bar moustache is found to be an entirely new species

A new species of monkey with a white 'handlebar moustache' similar to Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury has been identified in sub-Saharan Africa. The Blue Nile patas monkey was long thought to be a member of the patas monkey species, but has now been found to be a separate group. Patas monkeys are found in Ethiopia and Sudan, and it is hoped the increased 72

January 15, 2018 5:08 PM How salmonella destroyed the mighty Aztecs: Ancient teeth reveal how nearly ALL of Mexico was once wiped out by one of the most devastating food poisoning epidemics in human history

It has been described as one of the most devastating epidemics in human history - and now scientists have discovered what caused it. An outbreak of a mystery disease in 1576, and second wave in 1576, killed around seven million to 17 million people and helped destroy the mighty Aztec Empire. Known to the locals as cocoliztli, the symptoms of the disease 89

January 12, 2018 6:41 PM Make security strategy include climate again, lawmakers urge Trump

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A group of more than 100 bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House urged President Donald Trump on Friday to reconsider the omission of climate change from his administration's national security strategy, saying it is a step backward on science. In December, a new national security strategy document dropped former President 39

January 10, 2018 6:12 PM SHOCK CLAIM: Caveman rock carving 'shows prehistoric supernova'

A PREHISTORIC rock carving could be the earliest ever depiction of a supernova, scientists claim. The ancient artwork shows a hunter spearing a deer while another aims a bow and arrow under two bright objects in the sky and what looks like a dog also stands nearby. Now archaeologists studying the carving found in the Burzahama region of the northern 77

January 10, 2018 2:57 PM Of all the planetary systems in the Milky Way galaxy, our Solar system is quite unusual

The new research has implications for understanding how planetary systems form. If you are asked to imagine what a typical planetary system looks like, you will most likely picture something similar to our own solar system. However, new research suggests that our small corner of the galaxy may be more unusual than we thought. The findings have led researchers 82

January 7, 2018 2:44 AM How human brains are interconnected through a type of 'wi-fi' which explains why people have 'gut feelings'

Scientists believe they have uncovered the secret behind 'gut feeling' claiming the human brain has a form of wi-fi which is constantly gathering information on other people by simply looking at them. Professor Digby Tatum of the University of Sheffield has been researching the human brain and how people communicate. He believes his work shows that language 17