Sara Kiley Watson Health Understanding glioblastoma, the most common—and lethal—form of brain cancer It's even less understood than most. By Sara Kiley Watson posted Jul 20th, 2017 Glioblastoma is the most common type of primary brain tumor, and most patients who are diagnosed have a survival expectancy of less than two years. Read on. Science Growing plants in vinegar could help them survive drought Even crops like rice and wheat might be grown in imperfect conditions. By Sara Kiley Watson posted Jul 7th, 2017 A study by Japanese scientists shows that external application of acetate, found in vinegar, helps plants grow in drought conditions. Animals Cockatoos make their own lil drumsticks to play music It's just another way to woo a mate. By Sara Kiley Watson posted Jul 6th, 2017 A study published in Science Advances shows how some male cockatoos create drumsticks and then make steady, percussive rhythm in a way only seen in humans. Environment 8,200 years ago, California's forecast was 150 years of rain Cave deposits reveal the region's stormy past. By Sara Kiley Watson posted Jun 28th, 2017 A study at Vanderbilt University uses cave deposits to unearth California's climate during a cold snap recorded in Greenland's ice cores. Science Finding NASA's Curiosity rover, art-attacking microbes, and other amazing images of the week Newsworthy eye candy By Sara Kiley Watson posted Jun 23rd, 2017 Our favorite images from this week in science, health, and environmental news. Read on. Health Genetically engineered fungus knocks out deadly mosquitoes using scorpion toxins A single spore can do what insecticides can't. By Sara Kiley Watson posted Jun 21st, 2017 University of Maryland researchers developed a fungus genetically engineered to attack mosquitoes with the help of scorpion and spider toxin genes. Read on. Science Fancy wine descriptions can make you feel more emotional when you drink Don't judge a riesling by its label. By Sara Kiley Watson posted Jun 15th, 2017 Would you be willing to pay more for a bottle of wine if it was crafted using handpicked fruit from high altitude vineyards or sourced from ancient soils? According to a… Health Scientists want to know if your parents' divorce is making you sick But don't stay together for the kids' immune systems. By Sara Kiley Watson posted Jun 9th, 2017 Carnegie Mellon researchers found that adults with divorced parents who were on non-speaking terms during their childhood are three times as likely to catch a cold. Health Scientists have a fascinating new way to determine the age of skeletal remains Sinuses could give forensic anthropologists a hand. By Sara Kiley Watson posted Jun 6th, 2017 Forensic scientists have uncovered an X-ray technique to age skulls, even if they no longer have teeth or skeletons attached. Read on.