Articles by Philip Ross
- Chameleons Change Color To Intimidate Their Opponents, Not To Blend In
December 11 2013 6:43 PM
According to a new study of chameleon behavior, male chameleons change color as a display of virility rather than as a way to blend into their environments.
- Is America Getting Fatter? 2013 Health Rankings Say No
December 11 2013 4:52 PM
According to an annual measurement of the U.S.’s overall health, Americans made healthier living choices in 2013, improving in more than two-thirds of the health factors measured.
- NYC Lawmakers Approve Mandatory Flu Vaccine For Children: Should Kids Under 5 Be Required To Get Vaccinated?
December 11 2013 2:09 PM
New York City lawmakers voted today to require all day care and preschool kids under age 5 to get flu vaccines or face expulsion.
- ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Review: Second Film Awakens Trilogy
December 11 2013 11:19 AM
“The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug,” the much-anticipated second film in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy, delivers what the first film couldn’t.
- Exercise Cuts Risk Of Dementia In Men, Study Reaffirms
December 10 2013 7:04 PM
According to a new study, men who exercise regularly are far less likely to develop dementia later on.
- 10,550-Year-Old Human Footprints Discovered In Mexico
December 10 2013 1:25 PM
Two footprints discovered in northern Mexico are the oldest tracks in North America, predating any previous discovery by some 5,000 years.
- ‘Freeze-Intolerant’ Bed Bugs Can Survive Subzero Temperatures For Days
December 09 2013 7:04 PM
Contrary to what researchers previously believed, bed bugs can survive freezing temperatures, meaning that exposure to subzero conditions won’t work for eliminating them from our bedrooms.
- Chinese Rocket Fails To Launch Brazilian Satellite Into Orbit
December 09 2013 4:42 PM
A Chinese rocket carrying a Brazilian satellite failed to reach its planned orbit and most likely came crashing back to Earth.
- Where To Buy Santa Costumes In New York City: Best Deals From Party City, Costume Supercenter And More
December 09 2013 2:51 PM
New York City’s annual Santacon pub crawl is Saturday, Dec. 14, and you’ll want to put your best Santa foot or reindeer hoof forward. Here’s our roundup of some of the best deals on Santa costumes in New York City.
- Botulism Killing Hundreds Of Great Lakes Birds
December 08 2013 9:12 PM
Scientists are still looking for the source of the deadly bacterium. The search has become "kind of like a detective story."
- Holiday Gift Guide For The Man In Your Life
December 08 2013 5:53 PM
Whether you’re shopping for a boyfriend, a husband or even a father, we’ve got an idea of what he might want. Here are 11 holiday gift ideas for the man in your life.
- Freshwater Reserves Below Oceans ‘100 Times Greater’ Than Extractions Since 1900
December 08 2013 3:15 PM
Scientists have found vast aquifers of freshwater underneath the ocean floor, but getting to them will be a challenge.
- Sharks Get Cancer Too: Study Documents Tumors In Ocean’s Largest Predators
December 07 2013 8:55 PM
Scientists recently documented the prevalence of tumors among sharks, putting to rest long-held myths about sharks and cancer.
- HIV Returns In Patients Thought To Be Cured, Sends Scientists ‘Back To The Drawing Board’
December 07 2013 6:43 PM
Scientists were disappointed to discover that the HIV virus had returned in two men thought to have been cured of the disease.
- Moon Express Plans Lunar Mission For 2015
December 07 2013 4:09 PM
California-based Moon Express plans to send a spacecraft to the moon by 2015 and snag the Google Lunar X Challenge grand prize of $20 million.
- Where To Buy, Or Rent, An Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree
December 07 2013 2:37 PM
Looking for an eco-friendly Christmas tree option this holiday season? Here are some ways you can go green.
- National Christmas Tree Lighting 2013: Live Stream, Where To Watch, Who’s Performing, And More [VIDEO]
December 06 2013 11:17 AM
The annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, hosted by the first family and boasting big-name musical talents, is slated for this Friday, Dec. 6. If you can’t make the ceremony, tune in to the live stream online!
- Oldest Human DNA Is 400,000 Years Old, But Why Do Scientists Call Discovery ‘Irritating’?
December 04 2013 3:57 PM
Scientists have sequenced mitochondrial DNA from a 400,000-year-old human thighbone, making it the oldest human material ever mapped. But the discovery is frustrating scientists.
- Paul Walker Autopsy Revealed
December 04 2013 2:06 PM
“Fast & Furious” star was not killed on impact, according to the report.
- Pilot Whales Stranded In Remote Florida Everglades, Scientists ‘May Not Be Able’ To Save Them
December 04 2013 1:30 PM
Marine experts are working to save a pod of 20 to 30 pilot whales that stranded itself in a remote area of the Florida’s Everglades, but it may too late.