Articles by Amir Khan
- Space Elevator Plans Unveiled by Japanese Company
February 27 2012 11:56 AM
A Japanese company unveiled plans on Wednesday to build a space elevator it hopes to complete by 2050.
- U.S. E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Sprouts from Jimmy John's
February 27 2012 10:50 AM
The outbreak of E. coli throughout the country has been linked to clover sprouts sold by Jimmy Johns - the second sprout related outbreak to come from the chain in the past two years
- High BPA Levels Linked to Heart Disease
February 24 2012 4:57 PM
Exposure to BPA could increase your risk of heart disease, according to a new study.
- ‘Nomad’ Planets May Crowd the Milky Way
February 24 2012 4:25 PM
The Milky Way could be full of billions of nomad planets, according to a new study.
- US Pumps $51 Mln Into Great Lakes War on Asian Carp
February 24 2012 2:57 PM
The U.S. government will spend an additional $51 million this year to ensure that Asian carp don't spread to the Great Lakes.
- Heroin Vaccine Latest Attempt to Help Addicts Break the Habit
February 24 2012 12:53 PM
A new vaccine aimed at heroin users may help addicts kick the habit
- Bird Flu More Common and Less Deadly Than Originally Estimated, Study
February 24 2012 11:18 AM
More people may have been infected with bird flu than previously thought, making the disease more common and less deadly than previously estimated
- Qnexa Diet Pill Gets Green Light, FDA Decision Expected in April
February 23 2012 4:33 PM
Qnexa diet pills are likely to be the first anti-obesity drug to be approved by the FDA after a federal panel backed it by a vote of 20-2
- How Technology Could Help the Disabled [Slideshow]
February 23 2012 1:45 PM
Researchers are constantly searching for ways to help the disabled, and new technology is making it easier.
- Faster-than-Light Neutrino Errors Call Experiment into Question
February 23 2012 12:45 PM
Neutrinos detected moving faster than the speed of light may have been the result of a faulty cable, researchers said.
- World’s Deepest Land Animal Discovered 6,500 Feet Underground
February 22 2012 4:54 PM
Researchers discovered the worlds deepest land animal, a kind of insect, 6,500 feet below the ground.
- Raw Milk Drinkers 150 Times More Likely to Get Sick, Study Says
February 22 2012 4:12 PM
Raw milk is 150 times more likely to make you sick than pasteurized milk, according to a new study.
- Marsquake: Seismic Activity on Red Planet Bodes Well for Life
February 22 2012 2:07 PM
Seismic activity on the red planet bodes well for the existence of life.
- Counterfeit Drug Sales Become a $75 Billion Business
February 22 2012 1:12 PM
Counterfeit drugs pose a significant threat to public health, but sales of fake drugs grows steadily.
- Cell Energy Source Could Be Next Target in Cancer Treatments
February 21 2012 5:04 PM
Inhibiting mitochondria fission reduced tumor size dramatically and may lead to a new cancer treatment in the future.
- Chinese Pompeii: 300 Million-Year-Old Forest Found Preserved in Ash
February 21 2012 3:51 PM
Researchers uncovered a 300 million-year-old forest buried under volcanic ash in China.
- Hepatitis C Kills More Than HIV; Baby Boomers at Greatest Risk
February 21 2012 1:47 PM
Hepatitis C now kills more Americans each year than HIV and many people don't even know they have it.
- ‘Test-tube Hamburger’ to Come This Year
February 20 2012 2:18 PM
Scientists looking to reduce the environmental impact that comes from raising animals for slaughter aim to produce a test-tube hamburger by the end of this year.
- Rainforest Plant Could Help in Fight Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
February 20 2012 12:25 PM
The newest weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria may be located in the Chilean rainforest.
- Hydraulic Fracturing Dangers ‘Overstated,’ Researcher Says
February 17 2012 4:24 PM
Fracking may not be as dangerous as it's made out to be, according to a new study.