Articles by Trevor Stokes
- 2012 Golden Globes: Does Show Predict Academy Award Winners?
January 16 2012 11:57 AM
The 2012 Golden Globe awards show Sunday gave plenty of gorgeous gowns, quippy quotes and even a wardrobe malfunction, but for many in the industry, the Hollywood evening out begs the question: Do the Golden Globes predict forthcoming Oscar winners? The answer is: Sort of.
- Internet Addiction: Test to See if You're Addicted
January 16 2012 9:37 AM
Researchers found for the first time brain that changes in Internet-addicted people are similar to addicts of alcohol, marijuana and even cocaine.
- Sausage and Cancer: 5 Other Cancer-Causing Foods
January 14 2012 12:44 PM
A new study concluded that eating a single serving of processed meats such as sausage increases your risk for cancer by a small amount.
- Antidepressants Increase Blood Pressure in Newborns: 4 Ways Mothers Can Avoid Infant Hypertension
January 14 2012 11:59 AM
Antidepressant use in expecting mothers can cause their babies to develop pulmonary hypertension, a condition that increases blood pressure in the lungs, according to a study published Thursday in the British Medical Journal.
- Quasicrystals First Found in Nature Come from Outer Space: What are Quasicrystals?
January 13 2012 11:38 AM
The discovery of quasicrystals in the early 1980s won Daniel Schechtman the Nobel Prize in October and scientists found the first natural quasicrystal in 2009, but it wasn't until January that scientists announced the where the rare substance occurs in nature.
- Save Whales by Hunting Them? New Controversial Proposal
January 12 2012 4:42 PM
In an unexpected pitch, a trio of whale conservationists proposed Thursday the previously unthinkable to protect the world's largest creatures: Put a price tag on whales to save them.
- Smallest Frog Discovered: Why Animals Become Tiny
January 12 2012 1:51 PM
Researchers announced Thursday the discovery of the smallest known vertebrate - a frog from New Guinea that not only fits on a U.S. dime, but has enough space to invite four or five fellow species.
- Lindsay Lohan Owes IRS: Other Celebrities Owe Millions More
January 12 2012 11:04 AM
Lindsay Lohan owes the IRS $93,701.57 in back taxes from 2009, but the real take home may be: That's it? Celebrities are famous for making tons of cash and also for mismanaging the hoard. When hipster darling Zooey Deschanel released her expenses in January, the shock was how responsible the actress managed her money.
- Chelsea Handler Book: 5 Sitcoms Based in Real Life
January 11 2012 4:42 PM
Chelsea Handler's new sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? premieres Wednesday on NBC and is based on her three best-selling memoirs. The comedian plays the role of her older sister in the sitcom based on the 36-year-old's life. However, Handler isn't the first celebrity to turn fact into sitcom fiction
- Snake Named Matilda: How to Get a Species Named After You
January 11 2012 2:36 PM
For a price, nearly anybody can have a species named after them.
- Hostess Bankrupt: Copycat Recipes Let Twinkies Live On
January 11 2012 1:54 PM
Hostess Brands, maker of the Americana Twinkie cake, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, begging the question: Who's going to keep making Twinkies?
- Doomsday 2012: Upcoming Apocalyptic Movies to Watch For [TRAILERS]
January 11 2012 11:09 AM
2012 will likely prove to become another banner year of Hollywood destructo-flicks as doomsday predictors countdown to Dec. 21 - when conspiracy theorists claim the end of the Mayan calendar will coincide with end of days.
- 'Doomsday Clock' Moves Closer to World Destruction
January 10 2012 4:27 PM
The hands of a symbolic doomsday clock fell back one minute Tuesday to five minutes to midnight, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a group that monitors global threats such as climate change, nuclear proliferation and human-caused disasters.
- View-Master Enters the Digital Age
January 10 2012 9:56 AM
Welcome View-Master 2.0 - the toy has now entered the digital age.
- ADHD: 4 Diets Geared to Prevent Hyperactivity in Children
January 09 2012 5:19 PM
Parents may be able to control ADHD in their children through diet, a new study review concluded Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
- Next Ice Age in 1,500 Years Prevented by Carbon Dioxide Emissions
January 09 2012 2:51 PM
The next ice age, due in the next 1,500 years, won't arrive because of high levels of carbon dioxide greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, scientists reported Monday.
- Extraterrestrial Hunters: First Alien Signal or Interference?
January 09 2012 11:54 AM
The search for extraterrestrial life just got a little closer to its goal. Scientists released preliminary results Friday of signals from NASA's Kepler satellite as part of the Search of Extraterrestrial Intelligence based out of the University of California Berkeley.
- Blue Ivy Carter and other Unusual Celebrity Baby Names
January 09 2012 11:24 AM
Blue Ivy Carter joined a very auspicious and rarefied club when she entered the world Saturday: Babies with strange names and celebrity parents.
- Stephen Hawking: Longest ALS Survivor, but Too Ill to Celebrate 70th Birthday
January 09 2012 9:24 AM
Stephen Hawking, the world renowned theoretical physicist, was too ill Sunday to celebrate his 70th birthday, but that didn't stop people around the world from sending well wishes.
- Time Cloak: Famous People who Disappeared
January 05 2012 2:56 PM
Scientists may have developed a time cloak that makes the tiniest of events disappear, but in some cases, famous people already beat the researchers to the punch.