Articles by Trevor Stokes
- U.S. Regulators Won't Allow More Fungicide in Orange Juice
February 16 2012 4:11 PM
The Food and Drug Administration declined to change the levels it will accept of an illegal fungicide commonly used in the Brazilian orange juice industry, the agency said on Thursday.
- World's Hottest Pepper: Just How Hot is the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion? [VIDEO]
February 16 2012 11:23 AM
The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion reigns as the hottest pepper on the planet, according to research from New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute.
- Carnosine Becomes Latest Supplement Craze: What is the Compound?
February 16 2012 10:22 AM
Carnosine has become the latest craze in supplements - long used by bodybuilders seeking to increase strength and size, the nutraceutical also is used by people looking to stave off dementia and visible signs of aging.
- How to Find out if Avastin is Fake, FDA Report
February 15 2012 4:48 PM
Counterfeit versions of the cancer drug Avastin are being distributed in the United States, government regulators warned Wednesday.
- New Cold Strain Could Pose 'Serious Threat to Public Health'
February 15 2012 4:31 PM
A new cold strain found in four children in Bangladesh could pose a serious threat to public health, according to research released Wednesday.
- World's Deadliest Pathogens: How Secure are Labs?
February 15 2012 11:14 AM
Labs whose experiments on dangerous pathogens are funded by the U.S. government must follow specific rules to keep the microbes from escaping, but those rules are not enforceable for researchers working with private funds. Outside the country, security and safety requirements vary widely, experts say.
- Intermediate-Mass Black Hole Shreds Galaxy as it Forms
February 15 2012 10:25 AM
Astronomers announced Wednesday that a controversial midsized black hole matures by shredding apart a surrounding galaxy, a first glimpse into how the medium-sized black hole forms.
- Wobbegong Shark Eating Bamboo Shark: Rare Glimpse of Shark Cannabilism
February 14 2012 4:48 PM
Coral reef scientists got more than they bargained for during a fish survey off the Great Keppel Island off the east coast of Australia: A shark eating another shark.
- Valentines Day: World's Tiniest Valentine of Gold and Palladium
February 14 2012 4:25 PM
U.K. engineers designed the world's smallest valentine just in time for your loved one - an arrangement of gold and palladium atoms that is too small to be seen by a typical microscope.
- Aspirin Can Prevent Cancer from Spreading, Research Suggests How
February 14 2012 2:59 PM
Aspirin and other common over-the-top medications can prevent certain cancers from spreading and new research suggests how.
- Earthquake California: Valentine's Day 2012 Tremor
February 14 2012 10:39 AM
Just one day after a 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit northern California, two other earthquakes hit nearby early Valentine's Day: a 5.1-magnitude quake in northwest Mexico and a 3-magnitude earthquake in southern California.
- Puzzle of Ponytail Shape Cracked by British Scientists
February 14 2012 10:10 AM
British scientists said on Friday that a Rapunzel Number may have helped them to crack a problem that has perplexed humanity since Leonardo da Vinci pondered it 500 years ago.
- Whitney Houston Cause of Death: Celebrities Who Died from Prescription Pills [PHOTOS]
February 13 2012 11:38 AM
Songstress Whitney Houston died Saturday from a combination of prescription anti-depression pills and alcohol, according to several reports.
- Cold Gas Pockets May Point to Star Formation, Cosmos Blueprint
February 13 2012 10:08 AM
Astronomers are closer to uncovering a blueprint of the cosmos after finding islands of cold gas and mysterious microwaves and for the first time map out carbon dioxide through the universe.
- Collapsing Nuclear Towers Having Tea: Green Energy Campaign Goes Viral [VIDEO]
February 10 2012 4:13 PM
Two cooling towers at a nuclear plant have morning tea to the sounds of a libretto, only to be blown to the ground in a viral video that is part of a green energy campaign.
- Purple Squirrel and other Animal Mysteries
February 10 2012 9:55 AM
A purple squirrel - yes purple - is turning out to be an animal mystery after a couple in Pennsylvania found the unusual critter in their backyard.
- Diet Soda: Research Sparks Debate on Risks of Heart Disease, Stroke
February 09 2012 1:53 PM
Put down your diet soda and listen up. The bubbly zero calorie drink may increase your risk of heart disease, according to new research.
- Dog Bites Anchor: Tips to Prevent it from Happening to You
February 09 2012 11:52 AM
What was supposed to be a feel-good story landed one broadcaster in the hospital after a rescued dog bit her in the face.
- Birth Control Rules Fuel Pre-election Political Firestorm
February 09 2012 10:22 AM
The top Republican in the Congress on Wednesday denounced President Barack Obama's new rule on contraceptives as an assault on religious freedom and vowed to overturn it, as the White House sought to prevent the issue from becoming an election-year liability.
- Morning-After Pill: Suit Seeks to Make Contraceptive Available to Girls without Prescription
February 09 2012 9:58 AM
Reproductive rights advocates on Wednesday asked a federal judge in Brooklyn to make the morning-after pill immediately available to girls of all ages without a prescription.