Articles by Amir Khan
- Noise Pollution Impacts Ecosystems, Research
March 21 2012 12:55 PM
Noise pollution has a cascading effect on ecosystems, according to new research.
- Students To Help Design Deep Space Habitat, NASA Competition
March 21 2012 11:17 AM
NASA is giving students an opportunity to help design a deep space habitat as part of its X-Hab challenge.
- SpaceX To Make First Commercial Cargo Run To Space Station April 30
March 20 2012 4:30 PM
SpaceX will become the first company to send a privately built spacecraft to the International Space Station when it launches a supply ship on April 30.
- Biplane Design Could Make Supersonic Commercial Flights A Reality Again
March 20 2012 3:40 PM
A new biplane design could make supersonic flights a reality again, according to an upcoming study.
- Researchers Discover Thousands Of Early Human Settlements In Syria
March 20 2012 2:07 PM
Researchers used old spy satellite photos to detect 9,000 potential early human settlements, according to a new study.
- Olympics Could Spark Measles Outbreak, CDC Warns
March 20 2012 12:03 PM
Americans travelling to the Olympics could be exposed to measles and should be vaccinated before they go, the CDC warned.
- Hibernating Bears Heal Without Scars or Infection
March 19 2012 4:41 PM
Hibernating black bears heal without scars or infections despite having a reduced body temperature, heart rate and metabolism, according to a new study.
- Bone Marrow Transplant Reverses Rett Syndrome in Mice
March 19 2012 4:20 PM
A bone marrow transplant reversed Rett syndrome, an autism-like disorder, in mice, according to a new study.
- Thousands Of Researchers Boycott Elsevier, Demand Open Access Journals
March 19 2012 2:05 PM
Nearly 8,500 researchers petitioned to boycott Elsevier, the world's largest scientific journal publisher, over business practices they say exemplifies everything wrong with the current publication system. Timothy Gowers, a mathematician from Cambridge University, called for the boycott on his blog in January over Elsevier's high subscription price, high profit margins and subscription bundles.
- Synthetic Marijuana Use Rises, Sends More Teens to Hospital
March 19 2012 11:42 AM
Synthetic marijuana use is rising, and more and more teens are experiencing side effects so serious they need to go to the emergency room.
- NASA Gives New Funding to Asteroid Search Program
March 16 2012 4:36 PM
The Catalina Sky Survey, a NASA-funded program that searches for potentially dangerous asteroids, received a $4.1 million funding boost.
- Scientists Use Inkjet Printer To Print Live Cells
March 16 2012 3:58 PM
Scientists are better able to study cells thanks to an inkjet printer modified to print cells
- Gray Wolves Could Soon Become Extinct on Isle Royale
March 16 2012 1:43 PM
The wolf population in Isle Royal National Park could go extinct in a few years, according to a recent study.
- Lyme Disease Surge Predicted For Northeastern U.S.
March 16 2012 11:30 AM
Researchers predict a surge in Lyme disease infections this coming spring and summer.
- Bee Colony Collapse Disorder Linked To Corn Insecticide
March 15 2012 4:56 PM
The use of a corn insecticide is linked to the disappearance of honeybees, called colony collapse disorder, according to a recent study.
- Schools Can Opt Out Of Serving Pink Slime In School Lunches, USDA Says
March 15 2012 3:51 PM
Schools will be able to opt out of serving pink slime in school lunches starting in the fall, according to the USDA.
- Stomach Flu Deaths Double Since 1999
March 15 2012 1:46 PM
The number of deaths from gastroenteritis, better known as the stomach flu, increased from 7,000 to 10,000 between 1999 and 2007, according to a new study by the CDC.
- Earthquake Hits Japan: A Look At Some Of The Strongest In The Country's History
March 15 2012 11:32 AM
Japan's location in the Pacific makes it a prime candidate for strong earthquakes.
- HIV Rates of Black Women in High Risk Areas Rival Numbers in African Countries
March 09 2012 4:59 PM
The HIV rate of black women living in some U.S. cities is as high as the rate in some African countries, according to a new study
- LSD Could Be Used To Treat Alcohol Abuse
March 09 2012 3:27 PM
LSD may be effective at treating alcoholism, according to a new study.