Health and Science News

Subscribe to Health and Science News feed Health and Science News
The latest health and science news. Updates on medicine, healthy living, nutrition, drugs, diet, and advances in science and technology. Subscribe to the Health & Science podcast.
Updated: 35 min 35 sec ago

Oh Pooh: Bear Cub Gets Head Stuck In Cookie Jar

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:19am

A plastic jar of animal crackers was too enticing for a young bear in New Jersey, which got its head irretrievably wedged

» E-Mail This

Watch It Swallow An Entire Tree In Seconds

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 6:03am

It's got big iron teeth and a powerful jaw. When it finds a 30-foot tree it goes to the top, opens its mouth and — watch this.

» E-Mail This

Living 63 Feet Underwater Helps Cousteau Team Conduct Experiments

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:04am

Fabien Cousteau and a crew of scientists and explorers have spent the past 31 days underwater in the Aquarius Reef Base off the coast of Florida. David Greene talks to Cousteau about the experience.

» E-Mail This

Targeting Overweight Workers With Wellness Programs Can Backfire

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:49am

Companies say it pays to invest in employee health — productivity climbs and many costs of health care drop. But preserving worker privacy while encouraging fitness can be tricky.

» E-Mail This

Breeding Battle Threatens Key Source Of California Strawberries

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:37pm

The University of California, Davis is the source of most commercial strawberries. Now, the university's strawberry breeders are going into business for themselves, and farmers are worried.

» E-Mail This

A Misspent Youth Doesn't Doom You To Heart Disease

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:38pm

You don't necessarily have to waste your days regretting the mistakes of your youth. People who drop bad habits by their 40s can slow or even reverse damage done to their arteries, a study finds.

» E-Mail This

IBM's Watson Is Out With Its Own Barbecue Sauce

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 5:55am

The supercomputer first showed off its intellectual prowess on Jeopardy. Now after analyzing a massive number of recipes, Watson has come up with its own sauce.

» E-Mail This

Theories On Black Holes Are Full Of Holes

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 5:29am

Scientists have announced they discovered 3 supermassive black holes orbiting close together in a single galaxy. That indicates that black holes are more common than astronomers previously thought.

» E-Mail This

Safety Feature For Pedestrians Has Undesired Consequence

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

New analysis finds that the countdown clocks telling pedestrians how much time they have to cross the intersection actually increases traffic crashes.

» E-Mail This

Carbon Observatory To Monitor Greenhouse Gas From Space

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

On Tuesday, NASA is to launch a new satellite to observe carbon dioxide from space. The satellite could revolutionize our understanding of where this greenhouse gas comes from and where it goes.

» E-Mail This

Pages

©2014 WLRH PUBLIC RADIO

Address

WLRH Public Radio
UAH Campus
John Wright Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

Get Directions

Phone

LOCAL:
(256) 895-9574

TOLL-FREE:
(800) 239-9574