Articles by Amir Khan
- Titanic Debris Field Map Nearly 100 Years After Disaster [PHOTOS]
March 09 2012 1:21 PM
An expedition team used sonar and underwater robots to take over 100,000 pictures of the Titanic wreck and create a composite map of the the ship's final resting place. The images will be released in April to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the sinking.
- Coke, Pepsi Change Recipe To Avoid Cancer Warning
March 09 2012 11:50 AM
Coke and Pepsi will reduce the amount of caramel coloring in their sodas so they won't be required to add a cancer warning label. However, both companies maintain their products have always been safe.
- Army Suicide Rates Soar Since Start Of Afghanistan And Iraq Wars
March 08 2012 3:51 PM
The Army suicide rate has increased by 80 percent since 2004, according to a new study.
- Chimp Police Keep Order In Groups
March 08 2012 3:27 PM
Chimps have police that intervene in group conflicts, according to a new study.
- Teen Smoking Still Problematic, Advertising To Blame, US Surgeon General
March 08 2012 12:44 PM
Teen smoking is still a large problem, according to a new report by the surgeon general. The report outlines measures that need to be taken in order to reduce tobacco use by teens.
- FDA Warns Of Mercury In Imported Cosmetics
March 08 2012 10:44 AM
Several cosmetics sold in ethnic neighborhoods tested positive for mercury, according to the FDA.
- Solar Flare Speeding Toward Earth, May Disrupt Power
March 07 2012 4:46 PM
The largest solar flare in five years is headed toward Earth and could cause problems, according to NASA.
- Campbell’s To Remove BPA from Cans; FDA to Decide on Ban by March 31
March 07 2012 3:42 PM
Campbell's announced that they will phase the controversial chemical BPA out from all of its cans. The announcement comes as the FDA considers a ban on BPA in all food and drink packages.
- Rare Deep-Sea Creatures Found in Hot and Cold Extreme Environment
March 07 2012 2:02 PM
Researchers discovered a rare hybrid environment where hydrothermal vents and cold seeps collide.
- NASA to Launch Five Rockets from Virginia; Will Be Visible Along East Coast
March 07 2012 12:05 PM
NASA will launch five rockets in five minutes later in March to study the high-altitude jet stream.
- Brown Bears and Other Animals that Use Tools
March 07 2012 10:56 AM
Brown bears were recently discovered using tools to scratch themselves. The animal now joins a handful of others that are capable of using tools to hunt, protect themselves or do a variety of other tasks.
- Invasive ‘Alien’ Species Brought by Visitors Taking over Antarctica
March 06 2012 5:01 PM
Plants and animals hitching on the clothes of tourists and scientists are invading Antarctica, according to a new study.
- Spider Silk Conducts Heat Better than Most Metals
March 06 2012 2:17 PM
Spider silk is a better conductor of heat than most metals, according to a new study
- Access to Electronic Records Cause Doctors to Order More Tests
March 06 2012 2:00 PM
Contrary to popular belief, electronic medical records may increase healthcare costs, according to a new study.
- DARPA’s Robot Cheetah Breaks Speed Record for Legged Robots [VIDEO]
March 06 2012 10:54 AM
A robotic cheetah created by DARPA ran 18 mph (21 km/h), breaking the old record for speed by a legged robot by 5 mph.
- Climate Change Could Cause 900 Tropical Bird Species to go Extinct
March 05 2012 4:52 PM
Climate change could cause up to 900 species of birds to go extinct, according to a new study.
- Thicker Arctic Ice Melting Quicker than Young, Thin Ice
March 05 2012 3:53 PM
Thicker sea ice is melting faster than thinner ice, a finding that brings new worry over the future of the Arctic.
- Fluoride in Drinking Water Still up for Debate
March 05 2012 1:44 PM
Many counties have stopped adding fluoride to their water supply, citing health risks the CDC says simply aren't there.
- Sleep Apnea and Snoring in Children Linked to Behavioral Problems
March 05 2012 11:20 AM
Children with sleep apnea and snoring are 40 to 100 percent more likely to have behavioral problems, according to a new study.
- Sci-Fi Technology That Scientists Are Actually Working On
March 02 2012 5:01 PM
Sci-fi technology is closer than you think. Here's a few that scientists are working on.