Cook discussed user data security with a top Chinese government official in Beijing just days after claims the government was behind an attack on the service. —> Read More Here
German researchers created the stunning 3D flythrough of a mountain filled area known as ‘chaos terrain’. —> Read More Here
Those little slips of paper that accumulate in our pockets and purses may do more than just document recent take-out meals, pumpkin spice lattes and shopping sprees. Receipts, according to a small study published Wednesday, could also deliver a potentially harmful rush of hormone-scrambling chemicals into our bodies.
The new research adds fuel to a heated public health debate, hinting that bisphenol A, or BPA — a primary ingredient in thermal receipt paper used in cash registers, ATMs and some airline tickets — might more readily leach from the paper and absorb through the skin than previously thought. Men and women in the study who held receipts after using hand sanitizer had up to 185 times more BPA clinging to their skin after one minute, as compared to those who did the same with dry hands. Results also suggested that, after the exposure, BPA in the blood rose to levels previously linked to increased risks of heart disease and diabetes.
“This completely unravels the FDA’s position that BPA is safe,” said co-author Frederick vom Saal, an environmental health expert at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Scrutiny over BPA has been building in recent years, as researchers continue to uncover evidence that —> Read More Here
BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 22 (UPI) — North Dakota’s State Historical Society agreed to give a $3 million grant to the Marmarth Research Foundation in exchange for a mummified hadrosaur. —> Read More Here
European leaders are set to make important decisions this week about the continent’s energy future. —> Read More Here
Think your iPhone is expensive? Rare working example of Apple’s first computer sells for record breaking $905,000
One of the few remaining examples of Apple’s first pre-assembled computer, the Apple-1, has been sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York, far outstripping expectations. —> Read More Here
While studying the atmosphere on Saturn’s moon Titan, scientists discovered intriguing zones of organic molecules unexpectedly shifted away from its north and south poles.
Today: Ocular Health: Gerst conducted his return minus 30 day Ocular Health vision test and completed a questionnaire. With Wilmore as the Crew Medical Officer (CMO) operator, the tonometer was used to collect eye pressure measurements on Gerst as well as blood pressure measurements utilizing a blood pressure cuff.
The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 9:59 p.m. EDT on Oct. 21, 2014. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which is always observing the sun, captured an image of the event.