Log in   •   Sign up   •   Subscribe  feed icon

Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

Curious to find out about recent discoveries and breakthroughs in health & medicine, science & space, technology, our environment and our living world?  Interested in the latest research findings? Please visit us often to get the most interesting research news and updates.

Some of our more popular articles include:

Subscribe to our "New Discoveries and Breakthroughs" articles.

Exercise May Help Overweight Children Be Less Angry

Studies have shown that overweight kids tend to be bullies or be bullied. And why do bullies push other kids around? Most likely because they are angry. A new study says that regular exercise may help reduce anger in healthy, overweight children.

Nissan Drops Launch Control and Warranty Issues

A few months back, owners of the Nissan GT-R were up in arms about how using launch control would void their factory warranty. Many claimed it was unfair for Nissan to use launch control for performance testing, and then post the numbers as official, mostly because to reach those numbers you would have no more warranty. Nissan responded to this by removing launch control from the GT-R completely for 2010.

China's Online Population: A Rapidly Growing Phenomenon

407 Within the span of less than ten years, China has become the world's second-largest online population. Today the country boasts of more than 100 million users which puts it second only to the United States. Read all about this growing phenomenon.

Baby Monitor Developed Focuses on Infant’s Breathing

Researchers have developed a prototype baby monitor that focuses on a baby’s breathing.

New Drug May Cure Jet Lag

A new drug developed by researchers helps the body produce more of the sleep hormone melatonin and could get rid of problems caused by jet lag and shift work.

Insects Use Plants as Telephones

Some insects use plants as telephones, communicating with each other at opposite ends of the plant, researchers have found. Insects that live below ground and feed on a plant's roots send chemical signals via the leaves of the plant, alerting leaf-eating insects that live above ground that the plant is already occupied.

Medical Student’s Invention Fights Super Bugs

Scientists have been warning people for years about a “super bug” that will be resistant to all antibodies and destroy the human race. One man has taken these warnings to heart and has invented a method to fight these super bugs.

Newborns Exposed to Smoking Moms Are More Irritable

While it is known that babies born to mothers that smoke during pregnancy can have low birth weight and an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, a new study now shows that these babies are also more irritable and difficult to soothe.

RS-24 Rocket: Will it Defeat All Anti-Missile Systems?

First tested in May of last year, this Russian MIRV-equipped thermonuclear, intercontinental ballistic missile, which can carry up to ten independently targetable warheads, was created as a direct response to the missile shield the United States wants to deploy in Europe. Read on and…shudder.

Handheld Device Detects Early Signs of Cancer

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a prototype blood scanner that can locate cancer markers in the bloodstream.