Articles by Amir Khan
- Stolen NASA Laptop Contained Security Codes
March 02 2012 3:31 PM
A stolen NASA laptop contained security codes to the International Space Station. It was one of 48 laptops stolen between April 2009 and April 2011.
- Ocean Acidification Worst Seen in 300 Million Years
March 02 2012 2:18 PM
Ocean acidification is worst it has been in 300 million years and could cause the extinction of coral reefs and other species, according to a new study.
- Raw Meat, Poultry to Carry USDA Nutrition Labels
March 02 2012 11:42 AM
Raw meat and poultry must carry nutrition labels, according to a new USDA rule.
- Online Therapy More Effective for Teens With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Study
March 02 2012 11:23 AM
Teens with chronic fatigue syndrome responded significantly better to online therapy than they did to in-person therapy, according to a new study.
- Giant Fleas Feasted on Dinosaur Blood, Scientists Say
March 01 2012 4:48 PM
Giant fleas feasted on dinosaur blood in the Jurassic era, according to a new study
- FDA Approves First 4-in-1 Flu Vaccine
March 01 2012 4:42 PM
The FDA approved the first flu vaccine to protect against four strains of the virus.
- Alzheimer’s-Like Memory Loss Reversed in Mice
March 01 2012 4:41 PM
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reversed memory loss in the brains of mice, giving hope for a future treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
- Who Were the First American Immigrants? New Evidence Raises Questions
March 01 2012 2:20 PM
A new theory is gaining steam that calls into question the conventional hypothesis that humans came to America via a land bridge connecting Alaska and Siberia.
- Navy Railgun and Other Futuristic Military Technology [PHOTOS]
March 01 2012 10:59 AM
Some military weapons look like they were lifted straight from the pages of a sci-fi novel. Robots, railguns and other futuristic technology are constantly being developed to keep soldiers a few steps ahead of the enemy. Here are a few that currently in the works.
- Fast-Food Calorie Counts Confuse Consumers
February 29 2012 5:31 PM
Fast-food menu boards often do not provide enough information for customers to make healthy choices, according to a new study.
- T. Rex Bite Force Stronger Than Previously Calculated
February 29 2012 5:19 PM
Tyrannosaurus rex may have been able to bite down with four times more force than previous estimates - making the king of dinosaurs even deadlier.
- Children's Sugar Consumption Too High, Researchers Say
February 29 2012 1:04 PM
Added sugars make up too much of children and teen diets and are contributing to the growing obesity problem.
- ‘Jesus Discovery’ Raises Doubts Among Researchers
February 29 2012 10:57 AM
The Jesus Discovery announced on Tuesday has drawn ire from some archaeologists
- 5,300-Year-Old Ice Mummy May Have Earliest Case of Lyme Disease
February 29 2012 10:31 AM
Ötzi, the 5,300-year-old mummy found preserved under ice in 1991 may have suffered from the earliest known case of Lyme disease.
- Sleeping Pills Linked to Increased Risk of Early Death, Cancer
February 28 2012 4:09 PM
Taking sleeping pills could put you at an increased risk of premature death or cancer, according to a new study.
- Bat Flu Discovered in Guatemala, Human Risk Unknown
February 28 2012 3:21 PM
Researchers have discovered a new strain of the flu virus in bats.
- Asteroid Impact Possible in 2040: Experts Mull Deflection Mission
February 28 2012 10:28 AM
A large asteroid is threatening Earth and may force scientists to create a plan to deflect the object before it hits in 2040
- Birth Control Pills Recalled by Glenmark Generics
February 27 2012 4:27 PM
Seven lots of birth control pills were recalled by Glenmark Generics after a packaging error that could leave the pills ineffective was discovered.
- HPV Vaccine Is for Boys Too, Pediatricians Say
February 27 2012 3:35 PM
Boys should receive the HPV vaccine as well as girls, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended on Monday
- Do NASA Budget Cuts Mean End of the Mars Program?
February 27 2012 2:03 PM
NASA's Mars program is in danger of coming to an end due to proposed budget cuts.