Patients Must Be Warned of Breast Implant Risks, F.D.A. Says

Federal regulators on Wednesday placed so-called black box warnings on breast implant packaging and told manufacturers to sell the devices only to health providers who review the potential risks with patients before surgery. Both the warnings and a new checklist that advises patients of the risks and side effects state that breast implants have been … Read more

This Is What’s Important in On-Set Safety

In a tragic accident, Alec Baldwin has fatally fired a prop gun on a film set in New Mexico. Credit: Gage Skidmore In a horrendous accident, a cinematographer has died and a director has been injured after Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun while filming in New Mexico. When shooting a film with guns, there … Read more

Progress on National Bio-Defense Lab in Kansas Delayed Again | Kansas News

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Construction on a national bio-defense laboratory in Manhattan has been delayed, federal officials said. Officials said earlier this year that the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility would be substantially completed by this October. Now, the construction is expected to finish in the spring of next year, with commission of the laboratory … Read more

A “Monster” Star-Forming Region Spied by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope imaged this cloud of gas and dust. The colors represent different wavelengths of infrared light and can reveal such features as places where radiation from stars had heated the surrounding material. Any resemblance to Godzilla is purely imaginary. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Just like clouds on Earth, clouds of gas and dust in … Read more

Living Descendant of Sitting Bull Confirmed by Analysis of DNA From Legendary Native American Leader’s Hair

Photograph of Legendary Native American leader Sitting Bull c.1885. Credit: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution A man’s claim to be the great-grandson of legendary Native American leader Sitting Bull has been confirmed using DNA extracted from Sitting Bull’s scalp lock. This is the first time ancient DNA has been used to confirm a familial relationship … Read more

Fly Hearts Respond to Danger the Same Way Human Hearts Do

The sound of an accelerating heartbeat can instantly send chills down your spine. You know that sound means trouble. We are so accustomed to the way our hearts seem to continuously mirror how we feel that we can easily imagine different hearts racing, aching, or skipping a beat. But do the hearts of other animals … Read more

Help Train NASA’s Rovers To Better Explore Mars – Here’s How

The robotic arm of NASA’s Perseverance rover is visible in this image used by the AI4Mars project. Users outline and identify different rock and landscape features to help train an artificial intelligence algorithm that will help improve the capabilities of Mars rovers. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Members of the public can now help teach an artificial intelligence … Read more

Oil Executives to Face Congress on Climate Disinformation

Executives of some of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies — Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP and Shell — are set to appear before a congressional committee Thursday to address accusations that the industry spent millions of dollars to wage a decades-long disinformation campaign to cast doubt on the science of climate change and to … Read more