Even nicotine-free e-cigarettes can harm blood flow, study finds

Even nicotine-free e-cigarettes can harm blood flow, study finds

New research has found that vaping temporarily is enough to impact the body's blood vessels.Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania asked 31 nonsmoking participants to inhale electronic cigarettes 16 times for three seconds each.
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Increase in HFC-23 emissions linked to China, India: Study

Increase in HFC-23 emissions linked to China, India: Study

New research from the University of Bristol has found that atmospheric levels of hydrofluorocarbon gas, or HFC-23, have continued to rise despite China and India saying they had stopped emissions.
Coronavirus continues to spread amid Lunar New Years celebrations

Coronavirus continues to spread amid Lunar New Years celebrations

According to Reuters, the coronavirus death toll has now risen to 18, after the death of an 80-year-old victim in Hebei province.
Four leaks found in Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Four leaks found in Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant

After surviving a massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdowns in 2011, Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant is now dealing with four different leaks in its walls.
X-ray echoes allows scientists to map out black holes: study

X-ray echoes allows scientists to map out black holes: study

Astronomers have found a novel way to explore the regions around a black hole.In a paper published in Nature Astronomy, researchers say that they were able to use x-ray echoes around a black hole to map the celestial body's surroundings.
Wuhan suspends public transport amid virus outbreak

Wuhan suspends public transport amid virus outbreak

Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan have shut down public transport to stop the spread of a new strain of coronavirus.
Over 15,000 pounds of frozen beef patties recalled over possible plastic contamination

Over 15,000 pounds of frozen beef patties recalled over possible plastic contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Tyson Foods subsidiary AdvancePierre Foods is recalling 15,738 pounds of its beef patty products as they may be "contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small, green soft plastic.
Malaysia returns 'illegal' plastic waste to U.S., U.K.

Malaysia returns 'illegal' plastic waste to U.S., U.K.

Malaysia announced that it has returned 150 shipping containers filled with plastic waste to their country of origin after they were found to be contaminated and mixed in with other trash.
China's single-use plastic ban explained

China's single-use plastic ban explained

China will be implementing a ban on single-use plastics over the next five years.