The Science Behind Lottery Players
Do Vitamins Really Block Disease?
FDA Looks at Antibacterial Soaps
Robots Readied for DARPA Challenge
Global E-Waste to Jump by 2017
It's the ultimate fantasy: Walk into a store, plunk down a dollar, and with nothing but luck you win a giant lottery. Suddenly, you're rich. The odds of that happening, of course, are astronomical.
There's more disappointing news about multivitamins, on which billions are spent yearly: Two studies found popping the pills didn't protect aging men's brains or help heart attack survivors.
The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps help prevent the spread of germs, and there is evidence they may pose health risks.
The real world has not caught up yet with Star Wars and its talking, thinking robots, but some of the newest units that exist are heading to Florida for a Defense Department-sponsored competition.
The mountain of refrigerators, cellphones, TV sets and other electrical waste disposed of annually worldwide is forecast to grow by a third by 2017, according to a new United Nations study.