Three detectors tracking gravitational waves emitted by a merger of two black holes have brought science a little closer to locating a gravitational wave's birthplace in space.
Gravitational waves are ripples in space and time created when two massive, compact objects such as black holes merge. The new detections were made on August 14, 2017 by two gravitational-wave detectors in the United States - Hanford and Livingston at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), operated by Caltech and MIT - and by the Virgo Gravitational-Wave Observatory in Italy. This marks the fourth detection of a binary black-hole system.
Most of us know a bit about rabies infections. But, do you know what animals are most likely to carry rabies? Or, that you may not know that you have been bitten by a bat? On world rabies day, we tackle a few of the lesser-known aspects of rabies.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, best known for her comedic work on VEEP and Seinfeld, announced Thursday on Twitter that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Here's what the Emmy-Award winning actress may be facing.
This story should remind us how easy it is to pull off acts of terrorism. With drugs like fentanyl and carfentanyl pouring into our country, officials should treat synthetic opioids as a terrorism threat in addition to a public health threat.
Agent Orange (AO) was used as a defoliant during the Vietnam War. A recent paper indicates that the chemicals that make up AO persist in high concentrations in some pockets of South Vietnam and it could be causing hormonal imbalances in babies born in those regions.
In 2012, we learned that something as basic as drinking coffee might help control movement symptoms for sufferers of Parkinson's disease. But after closer inspection and expanded study, that conclusion has been withdrawn.
It is game on for Trump appointee Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)! Things are definitely changing there and, at this point, it is a pretty good start.
CVS just instituted a set of regulations that will give pharmacists the ability to overrule doctors who write opioid prescriptions, and it looks like nothing more than a PR stunt. What the company just did is wrong in so many ways. Who will pay? Pain patients and their doctors.