Study: Jasmine helps baseball players2012-04-26 - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
- A study has found that a heavy sniff of jasmine increases batting performance. Researchers say they have the details to prove it, giving a whole new spin to the term "flower power."
World's largest kidney transplant chain carried out in U.S.
2012-02-20 - JOILEY, IL, UNITED STATES - The world's largest series of organ transplants has been carried out in the United States.
Goats can form accents, study finds
2012-02-17 - LONDON, UK - A new study suggests that goats can form accents.
Blind women improve vision after gene therapy
2012-02-09 - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - Three U.S. women born with a rare inherited eye disease that impairs vision have improved their sight after normal genes were injected in their retinas to replace mutant genes that cause the disorder.
Sperm count test kit to hit drugstores in April
2012-02-07 - CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, UNITED STATES - A sperm count test kit that can help couples determine if they have fertility problems will start selling in Walgreens and CVS stores in April.
Russian drillers reach surface of lake under Antarctic ice sheet
2012-02-07 - MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Russian scientists in Antarctica have drilled two miles beneath the continent's ice sheet, on Sunday reaching the surface of the subglacial lake Vostok, which is believed to have been buried under ice for tens of millions of years.
Man adopts girlfriend to protect his assets
2012-02-02 - WELLINGTON, FLORIDA - Polo Club Palm Beach founder John Goodman, 48, adopted his longtime 42-year-old girlfriend Heather Hutchins in October in a move critics say will protect the millionaire's assets during an upcoming lawsuit surrounding a deadly car accident. The strategy could shore up Goodman's wealth as he confronts a wrongful death suit.
Ultrasound zap on testicles eyed as male contraceptive
2012-01-31 - CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA - Applying therapeutic ultrasound on testicles may be a potential male contraceptive in the future after researchers, who tested it on rats, found the procedure lowered sperm count on the rodents.
Aussie premier loses shoe while escaping angry protesters
2012-01-26 - CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - Angry aboriginal protesters trapped Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard inside a restaurant in Canberra on Thursday, prompting police and a bodyguard to rescue her. She stumbled and lost a shoe as her bodyguard hustled her to a car.