Articles by Trevor Stokes
- Fukushima Disaster Anniversary: Pets Revisited 1 Year Later [PHOTOS]
March 09 2012 4:26 PM
A look at the pets and animals left behind the Fukushima disaster that hit Japan March 11, 2011.
- Solar Flare 2012: NASA Releases Amazing Images Of The Sun [PHOTOS]
March 09 2012 1:41 PM
The solar flare of 2012 did little damage to electronics or electrical infrastructure worldwide, but the solar flare gave stargazers amazing images of the Sun.
- Over The Counter Drugs May Become More Prevalent, US Regulations Considered
March 09 2012 9:34 AM
Prescription drugs to treat some of the most common chronic diseases, such as high cholesterol and diabetes, may become available over the counter under a plan being considered by U.S. regulators.
- Angry Birds Space Enters The Cosmos In Game's Newest Twist
March 08 2012 2:32 PM
Angry Birds Space, a video game based on the popular Angry Birds franchise, is the latest tool NASA is using to teach people about space all while flining birds to crush green pigs.
- Firefighters Battle Barn Fire, Then Parasitic Outbreak
March 08 2012 2:07 PM
Firefighters need to lug heavy equipment, brave scorching fires and rescue trapped people, but one group of firefighters in Indiana and Michigan faced an unusual complication from a barn fire in June - an outbreak of intestinal parasites.
- Asteroid 2012 DA14: Upcoming Close Calls For Earthlings
March 08 2012 11:59 AM
Asteroid 2012 DA14 made headlines and set panic worldwide this week after NASA astronomers announced the 15-story-wide asteroid is expected to nearly skim the Earth on Feb 15.
- Earth’s Magnetic Field Crucial For Keeping Atmosphere In Place
March 08 2012 9:51 AM
The Earth's magnetic field protects against solar winds that would otherwise wipe away the atmosphere from our planet, researchers announced Thursday.
- Did the Moon Sink the Titanic? Researchers Ponder Evidence
March 07 2012 3:12 PM
A century after the Titanic disaster, scientists have found an unexpected culprit for the sinking: the moon.
- Antimatter Measured For First Time, Physicists Say
March 07 2012 2:55 PM
Antimatter - long a staple of science fiction - has been measured for the first time, a team of physicists announced Wednesday.
- iPad Health Apps: Half of Doctors to Use Them, How You Can, Too
March 07 2012 11:57 AM
Apps aren't just for consumers interested in losing weight, monitoring their blood sugar or maintaining an exercise regime, but by the end of 2012, half of U.S. doctors are expected to use apps for their own medical practices, according to a November survey.
- 1 in 10 Britons Expected to Die from Smoking; 50 Years Since UK Warning
March 07 2012 9:15 AM
Fifty years after top doctors issued their first stark warning about the dangers of cigarettes, more than 20 percent of Britons still smoke -- and unless they quit, half of them will die from the habit, health experts on Tuesday.
- Cholesterol Drug Trials: FDA Rejects Combo Drug MK-0653C
March 07 2012 9:07 AM
Cholesterol drug options won't include an updated combination drug from Merck & Co. after federal regulators rejected a proposed drug that included a generic version of Lipitor.
- Amazing High-Tech Fabrics: From Self-Cleaning to Thinking Underwear
March 06 2012 4:13 PM
High-tech fabrics currently in development include exotic materials that self-clean, derive from milk proteins and come from 3-D prints that do away with a needle and thread altogether.
- Cancer-Causing Soft Drinks: U.S. Regulators Dispute Watchdog Finding
March 06 2012 11:10 AM
U.S. regulators said soft drinks from PepsiCo Inc and Coca-Cola Co posed no health risk, contrary to a U.S. watchdog group that reported several popular brands contain high levels of a chemical linked to cancer in animals.
- Wild Lettuce Extract: Where to Buy and 5 Other Natural Sleep Aids
March 06 2012 9:56 AM
Wild lettuce extract, also known as lettuce opium became popularized Friday after Dr. Oz recommended the extract to help people sleep.
- Robotic surgeries costlier but safer: study
March 05 2012 5:14 PM
Patients who have robot-assisted surgeries on their kidneys or prostate have shorter hospital stays and a lower risk of having a blood transfusion or dying -- but the bill is significantly higher, a study found.
- Facebook More Telling for Job Prospects Than IQ
March 05 2012 12:52 PM
Your Facebook page is a better indicator than your IQ as to the type of worker you'll be, according to new research.
- Shrinking Outdoor Ice Hockey Season Reflects Global Warming, Study
March 05 2012 10:42 AM
Outdoor ice hockey - long a staple of growing up in Canada - is shrinking in season length thanks to global warming, researchers said Monday.
- Nearly 1 Million AIDS Patients Saved from Tuberculosis, WHO Reports
March 03 2012 6:25 PM
An estimated 910,000 lives were saved worldwide over six years thanks to better collaboration between health services to protect people with the AIDS virus from tuberculosis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.
- Birth Control Subsidies Slashed by States as National Debate Rages
March 03 2012 6:21 PM
Even as a national debate rages over contraception insurance, tens of thousands of low-income women and teenagers across the United States have lost access to subsidized birth control as states slash and restructure family planning funds.