• The gene responsible for a brain disorder that leads to early deaths may be much more common than previously thought, according to a new study
  • Venus & Moon
    Venus will shine prominently in the proximity of the crescent moon in the south-southwest sky right after the sun sets at around 5 p.m. Monday night and its visibility will continue through Tuesday night.
  • A Mayo Clinic spokeswoman said Monday a helicopter pilot who died along with two of the non-profit organization's medical staff members after a crash near Gainsville, Fla. was not an employee.
  • GRAIL
    Twin space probes will enter the moon's orbit on New Year's weekend in an effort to measure its gravitational field and determine what lies beneath the surface, according to NASA.
  • A helicopter crashed near Gainsville, Florida on Monday, killing two Mayo Clinic medical employees and a pilot, a spokesman for the non-profit group confirmed to Medical Daily.
  • Bombing in Nigeria
    As the death toll from several church bombings on Christmas day in Nigeria rose on Monday, Pope Benedict expressed his sadness and sympathy for the victims while calling for forgiveness.
  • Gallup Poll
    The majority of Americans, 69 percent say they are better off financially than their parents were at their age.
  • The Los Alamos National Laboratory announced Friday, the top 10 science story of 2011, including alternative energy research, world record magnetic fields, disease tracking, the study of Mars, climate change, fuel cells, solar wind, and magnetic reconnection.
  • Researchers have found three genes that increase the risk of thyroid cancer, which is the largest incidence increase in cancers in men and women.
  • The Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers to carefully read the labels of liquid acetaminophen to avoid giving the wrong dose to their infants as it can cause serious side effects and possibly be fatal.
  • The new breathable caffeine product that’s going to appear at stores in New York and Boston next week is concerning the public about the possible affect it may have on teens.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that two patients were tested positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection approximately 6 months after receiving kidney transplants from a deceased donor who was incorrectly reported to be virus free.
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