Something is on a collision course with Earth

Something is on a collision course with Earth

International Business Times

The threat of a massive asteroid making a close approach to Earth on Halloween is a bit of spooky news, but there’s a new object on its way that will actually hit Earth next month. WT1190F is a tiny, mysterious object recently spotted by telescopes that will hit Earth on November 13. Luckily, it’s less a…

Pediatricians push FDA to raise legal age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21

Pediatricians push FDA to raise legal age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21

Newsweek

Leaders in pediatric health are calling for the U.S. government to tighten regulations on cigarettes and tobacco products. On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create strict guidelines for the marketing and sales of these products. The recommendations, presented at the National Conference & Exhibitions of the…

Constipation drug for late-stage cancer patients also shown to extend their lives

Constipation drug for late-stage cancer patients also shown to extend their lives

Agence France-Presse A drug that is given to late-stage cancer patients to help ease the constipation brought on by morphine has been shown to extend their lives, researchers said. Methylnaltrexone, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008 to treat opioid-induced constipation, could play a role in cancer therapy, said researchers who presented

Tractor beams of science fiction becoming a reality

Tractor beams of science fiction becoming a reality

Reuters The tractor beam, a staple of science fiction including “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” that is employed to grab spaceships and other things remotely, is entering the realm of reality. Researchers on Tuesday said they have developed a tractor beam that uses high-amplitude sound waves to levitate, move and rotate small objects without making