Articles by Philip Ross
- Scientists Use Tiny Motors To Propel And Steer Human Cells
February 11 2014 1:47 PM
Scientists have found a way to direct human cells using tiny metal motors. The microscopic metal motors are propelled with ultrasound and steered using magnets.
- Jackdaw Birds Use ‘Stink Eye’ To Ward Off Competitors
February 05 2014 6:41 PM
A new study of Western jackdaws found that the dark-feathered birds use their piercing stare to ward off competing jackdaws, a characteristic thought to exist only in humans and primates.
- ‘Ghost Baby’ Born With Almost No Blood Survives Rare Case Of Fetal-Maternal Hemorrhaging
February 05 2014 5:21 PM
A rare “ghost baby” was born in California with almost no blood. Doctors determined the newborn had suffered hemorrhaging in the womb.
- Want To Lose Weight? Go Stand In The Cold
February 05 2014 4:22 PM
Find out what researchers have discovered about shivering.
- ‘XStat’ Device: Tube Filled With Tiny Sponges Can Stop Gunshot Wound Bleeding In 15 Seconds
February 04 2014 8:02 PM
“XStat” uses tiny sponges inserted directly into a gunshot wound that then expand and fill the entire wound cavity. According to the makers of XStat, the device can stop the bleeding within 15 seconds.
- How Dangerous Is Driving While on Pot?
February 04 2014 7:50 PM
It is commonly believed that driving while high is much safer than driving while drunk. But new research is showing a darker side to the popular conviction that driving while stoned is no big deal.
- Japanese Whaling Boat And ‘Bob Barker’ Collide, Conservationists Say ‘Ruthless’ Attack Was Unprovoked
February 04 2014 3:33 PM
Over the weekend, a Japanese whaling vessel collided with an anti-whaling protest boat, “The Bob Barker.” Both parties blame the other for causing the fender-bender.
- Calif. Scientists In Kelp Radiation Test 3 Years After Fukushima
February 04 2014 1:53 PM
California biologists plan to test coastal kelp for traces of radioactive material. Experts are concerned that radioisotopes leaked into the Pacific Ocean from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011 could have reached the west coast.
- 4,600-Year-Old ‘Provincial’ Pyramid Discovered In Egypt, Older Than Great Pyramid Of Giza
February 03 2014 6:46 PM
Archaeologists in southern Egypt have unearthed an ancient step pyramid built around 2600 BC. The pyramid was found near Edfu, the site of an ancient settlement located about 750 kilometers south of Cairo.
- Who Is Eric Hernandez? Bruno Mars’ Drummer Brother Joins Singer On Super Bowl Halftime Stage
February 03 2014 5:11 PM
Bruno Mars, born Peter Gene Hernandez, performed at the Super Bowl halftime show stage with his older brother Eric Hernandez, who has drummed for Mars’ all-male band The Hooligans since 2010.
- Steroid Use 6 Times Higher Among Gay Male Teens Than Straight Teens?
February 03 2014 1:31 PM
According to a new study, gay male teens use steroids at a rate six times higher than their straight counterparts.
- Super Bowl 2014: Best Excuses To Call Off Work On Monday After The Big Game
February 02 2014 11:31 PM
It’s the Monday after the Super Bowl, and you’re looking for excuses to miss work. Here are the best reasons to give your boss.
- Bruno Mars’ Super Bowl Gig Met With Praise And Critique [VIDEO]
February 02 2014 10:27 PM
The halftime show featuring Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers was a stellar performance to some and a bland show to others.
- ‘Swamp Monster’ Fossils Unearthed In Texas
February 02 2014 5:25 PM
The ancient fossils belonged to a newly unearthed species of phytosaur that roamed the area millions of years ago.
- Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, Dead Of Drug Overdose
February 02 2014 3:28 PM
Authorities have yet to confirm a cause of death, but reliable sources cite drug use.
- Monarch Butterfly In ‘Grave Danger’ Of Disappearing
February 02 2014 1:41 PM
According to a World Wildlife Fund report, fewer Monarch butterflies migrated in 2013 than in any year since researchers began keeping records.
- Calif. Porn Company Slapped With $78K Fine For Condom Policy, Kink.com Says Suit Is ‘Moral Crusade’
February 01 2014 8:52 PM
A Calif.-based porn company was slapped with a $78,000 fine after AIDS Healthcare Foundation, an advocacy group located in Los Angeles, filed suit against them.
- Bud Light Super Bowl Ad 2014: Hilarious ‘Ian Up For Whatever’ Commercial Features Arnold Schwarzenegger, Minka Kelly And More [VIDEO]
February 01 2014 5:17 PM
Bud Light’s Super Bowl ad sends one average guy on the best night of his life. Watch the full commercial here.
- New Species Of Freshwater Fish Found In Columbia River Basin
February 01 2014 3:40 PM
U.S. Forest Service says extracted DNA confirms theory.
- Denmark ‘Fairy Rings’ Explained? Mysterious Baltic Sea Circles Not As ‘Alien’ As People Think
February 01 2014 2:05 PM
Biologists in Denmark have come up with a scientific reason for the strange “fairy rings” found in the shallow waters of the Baltic Sea.