Articles by Philip Ross
- Sugar Found In Tequila Plant May Stave Off Diabetes
March 17 2014 7:24 PM
New research says a certain sugar found in tequila could lower blood glucose levels in the body and even help people lose weight.
- Cancer In 3,000-Year-Old Skeleton May Show Evolution Of Disease
March 17 2014 7:01 PM
Scientists have discovered what they believe to be the oldest known evidence of metastatic cancer in a 3,000-year-old skeleton found in an ancient tomb in Sudan.
- 3-Million-Year-Old 'Ape Man' May Beat 'Lucy' As Earliest Human Forefather
March 17 2014 3:21 PM
The nearly complete skeleton of an early Australopithecus discovered in South Africa, nicknamed “Little Foot,” is believed to be around 3 million years old, putting him in the running with other famous contenders as human’s earliest forefather.
- Flight 370 ‘Cyber Hijack’ Theory Emerges
March 16 2014 8:14 PM
The theory is that cyber terrorists remotely hijacked the Boeing 777 by hacking into its computer system.
- Greenland Ice Melt ‘Accelerating’
March 16 2014 5:45 PM
New research indicates that Greenland is dumping billions of tons of water into the ocean every year.
- 9 Surprising Facts You May Not Know About St. Patrick And His Holiday
March 16 2014 3:56 PM
The real story of the man behind St. Patrick’s Day.
- 28 Million-Year-Old Whale Skull Found, Shows Possible Origin Of Echolocation
March 15 2014 6:53 PM
The fossilized skull of a 28 million-year-old whale may be the oldest evidence paleontologists have of echolocation.
- ‘Soft’ Robotic Fish Moves Just Like The Real Thing [VIDEO]
March 15 2014 4:48 PM
Researchers at MIT have created "fish" that could explore hard-to-reach underwater reefs.
- Was Flight 370 Crash A Suicide?
March 15 2014 1:52 PM
Officials are giving serious consideration to a theory about the jet's disappearance.
- 3D-Printed Skull Restores Crash Victim Stephen Power’s Face
March 12 2014 7:06 PM
Stephen Power was given a set of custom 3D-printed implants to repair impact injuries he sustained during a motorcycle accident in 2012.
- ‘Spin Ice:’ Scientists Manipulate Ultra-Thin Substance In Pursuit Of ‘Magnetricity’
March 12 2014 4:08 PM
Researchers in the U.K. have created thin films of “spin ice,” a substance that defies the third law of thermodynamics, and manipulated it in a way that could be used to produce “magnetricity.”
- Light Pollution Affects Rainforest Regrowth By Altering Bat Behavior
March 12 2014 2:19 PM
A new study says that fruit-eating bats play a critical role in dispersing seeds for new forest growth, but that artificial light from street lamps and other sources may compromise the foraging habits of bats.
- What Is ‘Whaling?’ Trend Of ‘Breaching’ Like A Whale Goes Viral On Vine
March 11 2014 7:04 PM
The latest craze on Vine is “whaling,” which involves throwing your body up, over and backward, with arms outstretched, so that you resemble a breaching whale.
- Flight MH370 Disappearance Reveals Flaws In Plane Radar Tracking
March 11 2014 5:24 PM
How, in the age of advanced tracking technology, can a giant Boeing 777 simply disappear, for four days now?
- What Are Expanding Bullets? ‘Dum-Dums’ Used By Oscar Pistorius To Shoot Reeva Steenkamp Cause More Damage Than Regular Bullets
March 11 2014 1:49 PM
Details about the weapon and ammunition used by Oscar Pistorius to shoot model Reeva Steenkamp have surfaced during the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, including that the bullets he fired were a type of expanding bullet that is especially damaging to body tissue.
- Cell Phone Addiction: Not Just For Kids Anymore
March 10 2014 7:24 PM
Parents absorbed in their mobile devices were more likely to harshly scold their child’s bad behavior, a study observes.
- Fukushima Radiation To Reach US Soon, But How Much?
March 10 2014 4:54 PM
Scientists report that radiation from the crippled Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan will reach the West Coast of the U.S. sometime next month, but that the level of radiation is very low and won’t be harmful to humans or the environment.
- Sea Sponges May Have Played ‘Key Role’ In Evolution
March 10 2014 2:40 PM
Researchers in the U.K. challenge the long-held theory that life began in an already oxygen-rich ocean environment. Did SpongeBob pave the way for all life on Earth?
- Arizona Toddler Uses ‘FaceTime’ To Rescue Mom
March 09 2014 9:56 PM
Arizona mom, Laure Toone, was bleeding profusely from her hand and felt like she might pass out.
- Flight MH370 Stolen Passports Update
March 09 2014 6:17 PM
40% Of Travel Documents Are Not Screened Against Lost Or Stolen Database.