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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.

New Online Tool May Help Predict Depression

Researchers at University College London (UCL) have developed an online tool that may help predict the risk of someone suffering from depression in the future.

Japanese Virtual Wife Nags You to Eat Right

The Virtual Wife... no, it's not what you think, even though this new health and nutrition reminder service comes from Japan.

Flawed Fishing Policies Result in Fewer Fish

In an effort to maintain a steady population of fish, many fisheries have rules for minimum fish sizes or weights. If the fish is too small, it must be thrown back to give it more time to grow and reproduce. Now researchers have found that this policy is flawed.

Is Space Turning Into the Next Tourist Hot-Spot ?

Reaching space, or more appropriately orbit, has traditionally been reserved for highly trained astronauts and billionaires who also receive extensive training. However, as our technology improves, the ability for the average person to reach the heavens is becoming more feasible. Virgin Galactic may bring us one step closer to reaching this goal with their new WhiteNightTwo Aircraft.

Volvo Interiors Will Now be Certified Allergy Friendly

For the men and women who suffer from allergies, simple things in life can be full of struggles. Medication can help, but depending on the severity of the allergy and how fast you metabolize things, they can wear off quickly. Volvo has taken a step to help these allergy sufferers, at least while they are driving anyway.