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E-waste Poisons African Community, Research Shows

Researchers found dangerous levels of metals - iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, cadmium, chromium, nickel and lead - across Accra removed from the Agbogbloshie scrap yard where residents burn away plastic to extract metals.

The Addicted Brain, New Clues from Study

Millions of people suffer from addictions worldwide - whether from drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, theft or any number of vices and the biology behind seeking endless gratification that damages your life has been of interest to scientists for years.

Regenerated Lungs from Stem Cells Bring Possible Therapy

In a first, researchers used regenerative stem cells to repair fragile damaged lungs in mice previously infected by a nasty strain of H1N1 influenza. The results could lead to new therapies for asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema in humans.

How Woodpeckers Avoid Brain Injuries, Research Shows

The leading cause of death in adult humans, head injuries, hardly gives a headache to birds that rapid-fire drill their beaks into hapless trees. A new study entitled Why Do Woodpeckers Resist Head Impact Injury: A Biomechanical Investigation from a team of Chinese scientists sought to answer that question.

Former Doomsday Comet Fizzled Out

The comet discovered in December became popularized as a doomsday comet since astronomers expected it to fly close to the Earth and the comet resembled ancient apocalyptic prophesies.

CDC: Malaria Warning in Greece

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday issued a warning at the heels of 20 new cases of malaria from Greeks who had no travel history to malaria-infested areas.

Generation X: Happy and Well-Adjusted, Survey Says

Most Gen Xers, the generation sandwiched between baby boomers and Internet-era adults, live active, balanced and happy lives, according to a long-term research from the University of Michigan released Tuesday.

NASA Explains 2,000-Year-Old Mystery of Exploding Star

Chinese astronomers looked up in the sky back in 185 A.D. and found a mysterious guest star that stayed around for eight months then disappeared. The sighting was the first documented supernova confirmed by scientists in the 1960s.

Arctic Sea Ice Broke up 1,400 Years Ago

Arctic ice shelves may disappear in the future, although the ice masses already broke up 1,400 years ago and refroze 600 years later, according to new research.

CDC Examines Suicidal Thoughts State by State

Over eight million American adults had suicidal thoughts between 2008 and 2009, a period during which an estimated one million adults attempted suicide, according to a study released Thursday.