Articles by Zoe Mintz
- 3,300-Year-Old Ancient City Discovered In Iraq
October 02 2013 9:48 AM
Idu, located along the northern bank of the lower Zab River in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, bears traces of palaces built during the Assyrian Empire.
- Centipede Venom May Unlock Powerful Painkiller That Is Stronger Than Morphine
October 01 2013 4:43 PM
The venom of the Chinese red-headed centipede reportedly targets a protein that carries pain signals to the brain.
- Is Your Vacuum Safe? Dust Could Contain Harmful Bacteria And Mold
October 01 2013 1:26 PM
According to a new study, the aerosolized dust vacuum cleaners create contains bacteria and mold that can lead to serious diseases, including infant botulism.
- Meet Arthur Boyt, Roadkill Connoisseur
October 01 2013 11:58 AM
Arthur Boyt, 74, from Cornwall, England has been collecting and eating roadkill since the 1960s.
- 3,500-Year-Old Antarctic Lake Is Full Of ‘Promiscuous’ Microbes
September 30 2013 5:21 PM
Microbes known as haloarchaea living in Antarctica's Deep Lake, considered the world’s saltiest, may shed light on how life thrives in extreme conditions.
- Scientists Make Gasoline From E. Coli That ‘Could Be Used In Your Car’
September 30 2013 3:41 PM
Using a novel technique. South Korean scientists were able to use genetically modified E. coli to produce gasoline.
- Rare Identical Triplets Born In UK
September 30 2013 1:51 PM
Karen Gilbert, 32, endured a high-risk pregnancy and gave birth to identical triplets, the result of a single fertilized egg dividing into three embryos.
- Wheel-Shaped LED Molecules Better For Displays
September 30 2013 11:33 AM
In an effort to make LEDs more efficient, physicist John Lupton and his colleagues made LED molecules shaped like wagon-wheel pasta that generate light at random.
- Preschoolers Taking Less Psychotropic Drugs, Doctors ‘Exercising More Caution’
September 30 2013 10:19 AM
According to a new study, the percentage of very young children receiving psychiatric drug prescriptions peaked in 2004 and stabilized between 2006 and 2009.
- Yoda The Piglet Escapes Slaughter, ‘Little Fighter’ Finds New Home
September 27 2013 4:15 PM
A piglet that was being transported to a "finishing barn" in Canada escaped from its transport truck and was rescued by an animal sanctuary.
- Tobias Bass, 10-Year-Old Boy, Going To Be ‘Legs’ For Disabled Brother In 5K Race
September 27 2013 1:23 PM
A 10-year-old Oklahoma boy who wanted to run a 5K with his disabled brother wrote a letter to his local news station asking for help.
- Livestock Steroids Regenerate In Water, Impact Waterways
September 27 2013 11:14 AM
A new study has found that the anabolic steroid trenbolone acetate and two other drugs that boost cattle growth do not fully break down in water as previously believed.
- 'Jekyll-and-Hyde' Protein May Be Key To New Cancer Treatment
September 26 2013 4:51 PM
The dual nature of the “Jekyll-and-Hyde” protein, known as E2F, that was discovered in the early 1990s, has been explained for the first time in a new study led by Oxford University researchers.
- Cheerleader With Down Syndrome Told To Cheer From Stands, Considered A ‘Liability’
September 26 2013 1:49 PM
A 16-year-old high school freshman from Deer Park, Texas, who has Down syndrome, was told by school officials she would have to cheer from the stands while players are on the field or court.
- Hornet Attacks Kills Dozens In China
September 26 2013 1:00 PM
Health officials are reporting a wave of hornet attacks that have killed at least 18 people in central China.
- Pilots Fell Asleep ‘At The Same Time’ After 300-Passenger Plane Took Off
September 26 2013 10:19 AM
Two pilots admitted to nodding off while operating an Airbus A330 in August, according to a report by the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
- ‘Bat Toad’ Swallows A Mouthful In Peru
September 25 2013 3:50 PM
A photo circulating online shows a cane toad feasting on a bat in Peru’s Cerros de Amotape National Park.
- Cuckoo Finch Tricks Host Birds To Raise Their Young
September 25 2013 3:05 PM
Researchers from the University of Exeter have found that African cuckoo finches hide their eggs in nests of African tawny-flanked prinia who land up hatching and raising the young as their own.
- New Nose Grown On Chinese Man's Forehead
September 25 2013 11:09 AM
Surgeons at a hospital in Fujian province found a way to grow a new nose on a man’s forehead, and they plan to transplant it on him soon.
- Caffeine May Delay Brain Development In Teens: Study
September 25 2013 9:43 AM
Teens who drink three to four cups of coffee a day risk missing the deep sleep they need and delaying brain development.