Technology :: Science

Bird rescued from millions of gallons of oil poured into Prince William Sound after the Exxon Valdez ran aground in the waters of Alaska.

Exxon, ’Highly Unlikely’ to Limit Fossil Fuels Sales

By Jonathan Fahey | Apr 3
On the same day the world’s scientists reported on the risks climate change poses to society, the nation’s biggest oil and gas company said the world’s climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from selling fossil fuels far into the future.

Study: Mammogram Benefits Overestimated, Harms Underestimated

Apr 2
Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital looked at decades of studies on mammography and found the benefits are often overestimated and the harms underestimated.

Three dead minke whales lie on the deck of the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru as it travels through the Southern Ocean.

Will World Court Ruling End Japan’s Whaling?

By Mari Yamaguchi | Apr 2
Japan’s whaling in the Antarctic is at a crossroads after the International Court of Justice ordered the program stopped. The court concluded the supposed scientific research program is actually a guise for commercial whaling. This week’s ruling cannot be

Japanese government-funded laboratory Riken Center for Development Biology researcher Haruko Obokata, the lead author of a widely heralded stem-cell research paper, speaks about her research results on stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells during a press conference in Kobe, western Japan.

Japan Lab Says Stem Cell Research Falsified

By Elaine Kurtenbach | Apr 2
Data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper was falsified, a Japanese government-funded laboratory said Tuesday, as the lead researcher accused of the malpractice denied any wrongdoing.

American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session and Expo in Washington

Test Accurately Rules Out Heart Attacks in the ER

By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 1
A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.

Beverly Brignoni died Feb. 20, 2014 from what the doctor told her family was a massive pulmonary embolism while getting a tummy tuck

Low-Cost Dominican Surgeries Spark Warnings By US

By Ben Fox and Ezequiel Abiu Lopez | Apr 1
The CDC issued an alert March 7 after health authorities in reported that at least 19 women in five states had developed serious mycobacterial wound infections over the previous 12 months following cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic.

Heather Britton talks about her weight-loss surgery at her home in Bay Village, Ohio

Surgery Gives Long-Term Help for Obese Diabetics

By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 1
Doctors on Monday gave longer results from a landmark study showing that stomach-reducing operations are better than medications for treating "diabesity," the deadly duo of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Diet Drink Danger :: Possible Link to Heart Risk, Says Study

Apr 1
New studies show how weight-loss surgery can be a lifesaver for diabetics and a possible link between diet soda and heart disease in women.

A new survey shows that men like unprotected sex with strangers

70 Percent of Men Find Barebacking With a Stranger ’Exciting’

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 1
Surprise, surprise: a majority of men admit that bareback sex with a stranger is exciting.

Chart compares percentage of people with cardiovascular disease, married and single

Married Folks Have Fewer Heart Problems

By Marilynn Marchione | Mar 28
Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely to have heart problems.