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Thursday, April 9, 2020
Ancient Sailors Might Be Accountable For Stonehenge, Other Megaliths

Ancient Sailors Might Be Accountable For Stonehenge, Other Megaliths

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Stonehenge and similar large, arranged rock structures around Europe may have a common origin. Hunter-gatherers in northwestern France might have first created these megaliths around 7,000 years ago and spread them throughout Europe, according to a new study published yesterday (Feb.11) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It was previously thought…
More Infants Are Developed Over the Holiday Than Other Times of Year

More Infants Are Developed Over the Holiday Than Other Times of...

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Does it ever seem like you're invited to an awful lot of summer birthday gatherings? For good reason. In the United States, most births occur between June and early November. Count back nine months, and you'll see that places most conceptions in the fall and winter. What's going on? Is the crisp autumn air, or…
Astronomers Are On The Hunt For Comets Circling Other Stars

Astronomers Are On The Hunt For Comets Circling Other Stars

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With all the attention given to the bright, passing comet 46P/Wirtanen, we sometimes forget that such minor planetary bodies are very likely to be ubiquitous throughout the cosmos. Comet McNaught setting behind Mount Paranal, in January 2007.Credit: S. Deiries/ESO After extrasolar planets and extrasolar moons, their discovery is often considered the next frontier in exoplanetary…
Ship Traffic in the Now-Open Northwest Passage Endangers Narwhals, Other Special Animals

Ship Traffic in the Now-Open Northwest Passage Endangers Narwhals, Other Special...

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Most Americans associate fall with football and raking leaves, but in the Arctic this season is about ice. Every year, floating sea ice in the Arctic thins and melts in spring and summer, then thickens and expands in fall and winter. As climate change warms the Arctic, its sea ice cover is declining. This year,…
Trump Objectives To Lower Some U.S. Drug Costs By Factoring In What Other Countries Pay

Trump Objectives To Lower Some U.S. Drug Costs By Factoring In...

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President Trump announces a plan to overhaul how Medicare pays for certain drugs during a Thursday speech at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Trump announces a plan to overhaul how Medicare pays for certain drugs during a Thursday speech…
Ibuprofen: Dose, Side Impacts & & Other Information

Ibuprofen: Dose, Side Impacts & & Other Information

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Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) available both over-the-counter and, in greater strength, by prescription. It aims to relieve pain in a variety of cases, including fevers, headaches, toothaches, menstrual cramps, joint pain and backaches. It is sometimes prescribed to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, such as stiffness, tenderness and swelling,…

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