NASA on the hunt for 'space poop' geniuses

Nov 25, 2016

NASA on the hunt for 'space poop' geniuses

When you have to go but you are out there in space, zipped up in a spacesuit, with no toilet in sight and a crew of other astronauts around, what do you do? NASA has launched a contest for inventors to solve this uncomfortable ...

Nov 25, 2016

Gut microbes may play role in yo-yo dieting, obesity

Scientists studying yo-yo dieting in mice say the tendency for people to regain excess weight rapidly after successfully slimming may well be due to their microbiome — the trillions of microorganisms in the gut. The researchers found that changes in the gut microbiome that ...

Has Zika circulated quietly in Asia for decades?

Nov 24, 2016

Has Zika circulated quietly in Asia for decades?

Zika’s rampage last year in Brazil caused an explosion of infections and inflicted a crippling neurological defect on thousands of babies — an effect never seen in a mosquito-borne virus. It also presented a mystery: why had a virus that had been little more ...

Delhi state smog draws 'gas chamber' comparison

Nov 6, 2016

Delhi state smog draws 'gas chamber' comparison

Delhi state was compared to a “gas chamber” Saturday by its chief minister, as 1,800 schools were shut following one of the city’s worst-ever pollution spells. Thick smog has blanketed the capital for days, with local and central authorities meeting to resolve the crisis. ...