Articles by Amir Khan
- Mind-Controlled Robot May Help Paraplegics Interact With Environment
April 25 2012 3:28 PM
Partial paraplegics can control a robot using thought, according to a demonstration at Switzerland's Federal Institute of Technology on Tuesday.
- Blood Transfusions Overused, Study
April 25 2012 1:37 PM
Doctors administer blood transfusions far too often, causing unnecessary cost and unnecessary risk, according to a new study.
- Albino Killer Whale 'Iceberg' and Other Albino Animals [SLIDESHOW]
April 25 2012 10:49 AM
Researchers spotted an white killer whale on Sunday, the first time an all-white adult killer whale has been seen.
- Sudden Death In Young Athletes: Can EKG Screening Prevent It?
April 24 2012 5:06 PM
Issac Arzate, a 12-year-old boy from Oregon who suffered a heart attack while playing basketball in January, collapsed and died on Friday while playing baseball at his school. Could routine EKG's prevent sudden death in young athletes?
- Migraine Prevention Drugs Effective But Underused
April 24 2012 3:54 PM
Many people who experience migraines could benefit from daily preventative medication, according to new guidelines issued by the American Headache Society.
- Children Exposed To Bullying, Violence, May Age Faster
April 24 2012 1:54 PM
Children who are victims of bullying or physical abuse may age faster than other children, according to a new study.
- Asteroid Mining Could Bring Metal Riches, Make Space Travel Cheaper
April 24 2012 11:51 AM
Mining asteroids for natural resources could make space travel cheaper, Planetary Resources Inc., a startup company backed by several billionaires, said on Tuesday.
- Bedbug Infestations On The Rise: How To Prevent And Kill The Bloodthirsty Invaders
April 20 2012 4:33 PM
Bedbug infestations are on the rise, especially in offices and schools. Here's how to prevent them and kill the little pests.
- African Lake Has Doppelganger On Saturn’s Moon
April 20 2012 3:26 PM
A lake on Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons, bears striking resemblance to a lake on Earth, NASA and the European Space Agency said on in a joint study.
- Meat Eating Contributed To Human Spread Across Globe, Research
April 20 2012 2:17 PM
Eating meat caused women to be able to give birth more often, which helped population grow and helped humans spread out across the globe, according to a new study.
- Implant Bypasses Spinal cord, Allows ‘Paralyzed’ Monkey To Move Arm
April 20 2012 12:29 PM
A brain implant allowed a temporarily paralyzed monkey to move its arm, giving hope that people with spinal cord injuries may one day move again.
- Sex Robots: 4 You Can Buy Today
April 20 2012 10:46 AM
Sex robots will take the place of prostitutes in 2050, according to a new paper. If you can't wait, here are four that are available for you to buy today.
- New Blood Sugar Guideline Released For Diabetes
April 19 2012 4:40 PM
New guidelines issued by the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes recommend a patient-centered approach towards diabetes treatment.
- 2,000 Pound Great White Shark And 4 Other Of The Biggest Fish Ever Caught [Slideshow]
April 19 2012 4:03 PM
Two Mexican fishermen in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez caught a great white shark measuring nearly 20 feet and weighing almost 2,000. At 20 feet long, this would be considered one of the largest fish ever captured.
- Planet Unprepared For Solar Storms That Could Cost Trillions: Researcher
April 19 2012 2:47 PM
A strong solar storm could cause devastating consequences for the planet, researchers said. Earth needs to better prepare for an event that could knock out power and GPS satellites, possibly for months.
- How The ‘Cocktail Party Effect’ Lets You Have A Conversation In A Crowded Room
April 19 2012 12:13 PM
Researchers figured out how the brain can focus on one speaker in a crowded room, a finding that could lead not only to better hearing aids and cochlear implants, but to better smartphones as well.
- Scientists Restore Sight In Night-Blind Mice
April 19 2012 11:02 AM
Researchers restored sight to night blind mice by transplanting immature light-detecting cells, giving hope that the treatment may one day help restore sight in humans.
- Laying Eggs May Have Contributed To Dinosaur Extinction
April 18 2012 4:25 PM
Laying eggs put dinosaurs at a distinct advantage compared to mammals and contributed to their extinction 65 million years ago, according to a new study.
- Blood Test Diagnoses Depression In Teens
April 18 2012 3:21 PM
Researchers developed a blood test that may make screening for depression as easy as testing for diabetes.
- Deformed Fish, Eyeless Shrimp Linked To BP Oil Spill, Researcher Says
April 18 2012 1:17 PM
Deformed fish and eyeless shrimp being caught in the gulf is a result of the BP oil spill, a researcher said