Articles by Trevor Stokes
- Oldest Living Thing: How to Max Out your Lifespan
February 08 2012 1:00 PM
People can increase their chances for longevity, though much is circumstantial. Below are three ways that research shows how people can max out their longevity.
- Lake Vostok Breached: What it Means for the Closely-Watched Lake
February 08 2012 10:50 AM
Russian explorers confirmed Wednesday that they breached Lake Vostok, a body of water 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles) beneath the Antarctic surface.
- Whale Shark and other Fantastic Hybrid Creatures
February 08 2012 9:49 AM
Even though whale sharks are not hybrids, the name suggests the contrary and gives us a chance to look at other hybrid species created in the wild and domestic settings.
- Sodium Rich Foods: You'll Be Surprised by No. 1 Source of Sodium
February 07 2012 3:06 PM
Bread - yes bread - gave Americans the most sodium in their diets, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey released Tuesday.
- Raspberry Ketones: What are They and How do They Work?
February 07 2012 10:44 AM
Raspberry ketones, a dietary supplement that has become part of the latest diet fad, has some people scratching their heads over just what ketones are.
- Prostate Cancer Drug: How to Find Clinical Trials of Promising Med
February 07 2012 9:32 AM
Prostate cancer got a kick in the pants Thursday when researchers presented a new promising drug that greatly improves survival rates in patients.
- Dementia Cured by Malaria, Claim Probed in Vienna
February 06 2012 1:44 PM
A Vienna hospital is searching for long-retired staff who might hold clues to a man's claim that he was deliberately infected with malaria when he was a psychiatric patient nearly half a century ago.
- Malaria Kills Twice as Many Worldwide than Projected: Study
February 06 2012 10:16 AM
Malaria kills more than 1.2 million people worldwide a year, nearly twice as many as previously thought, according to new research published on Friday that questions years of assumptions about the mosquito-borne disease.
- MIA Middle Finger: The Psychology behind Flipping the Bird
February 06 2012 10:09 AM
M.I.A. not only bounced on stage with Madonna and Nicki Minaj during Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show, she shocked the audience by giving them the middle finger.
- Trinity Mirror Axes Staff though CEO Gets £1 Million Payday
February 02 2012 3:26 PM
Trinity Mirror, newspaper publisher of the popular British tabloids Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and The People, will chop nearly a fifth of its editorial staff, even as its CEO earned over a million pounds in 2011, according to reports.
- Dark Side of the Moon Revealed [VIDEO]
February 02 2012 1:37 PM
Pink Floyd fans rejoice! NASA released a video Wednesday showing the dark side of the moon, the title of the rock band's classic 1973 album.
- Toxic Sugar? Researchers Urge Sweet Tax and Regulations Similar to Ones for Alcohol, Tobacco
February 02 2012 11:36 AM
Governments should regulate sugar similar to alcohol and tobacco not only to help fight the obesity epidemic, but to halt a host of diseases linked to sugar such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
- Prostate Cancer Treatment: Radioactive Seeds Zap Cancer and Fertility
February 02 2012 9:08 AM
Radioactive seeds that are sometimes used to treat early prostate cancer may do widespread damage to the DNA in a man's sperm, a small study finds.
- Super Bowl 2012 Ads: Preview Ads Gone Viral [VIDEO]
February 01 2012 3:05 PM
2012 will be known as the year of the Giants vs. the Patriots. But in the ever-popular Super Bowl ads, 2012 will also be known as the year of ads leaked ahead of the game.
- Pink Slime and Other Weird Food Additives You Don't Know You're Eating
February 01 2012 11:02 AM
Pink slime - a mix of meat trimmings washed in ammonium hydroxide and used in fast food burger patties - churned consumer's stomachs so much; McDonald's banned the slop, according to news reports.
- Diabetes Drug Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk
February 01 2012 8:57 AM
A new study links the diabetes drug metformin to fewer cases of pancreatic cancer -- at least in women -- but finds other diabetes medications are associated with a higher risk of the disease.
- Leper Pirates: What is the Leprosy? [ORIGINAL TRAILER]
January 27 2012 9:44 AM
A scene from stop-motion trailer for The Pirates: Band of Misfits caused such a furor with a leprosy advocacy group, the film animators yanked the bit before the movie's release.
- Tankless Toilet: Other High Tech Commodes
January 26 2012 3:30 PM
A tankless toilet so inspired Japan's Panasonic Corp. that the company will end their production of water-logged toilets and focus on the design alternative.
- Morgellons Disease Exists only in Patients' Minds, Study
January 26 2012 12:38 PM
An unexplained and sometimes debilitating disease that causes oozing sores and fibers to grow from patients' skin doesn't come from a mysterious bug or virus, federal researchers reported Wednesday. The disease is all in the mind.
- New Dog Breeds: 5 Breeds You Won't See at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2012
January 25 2012 4:48 PM
Six new dog breeds became eligible to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, America's oldest competition dedicated to purebred dogs. Listed are 5 breeds that viewers won't see at the 2012 dog show.