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Five science videos to be thankful for

'Condom from 1844 on this banana'<p>The things that I'm thankful for at Thanksgiving usually change from year to year — but science is pretty much a constant. This year, I'm sharing some of my favorite (recent) science videos.<p>What's nice about these is that they can be both a source of discussion and …

Sorry, Cat Haters, Science Isn't On Your Side

What research actually says about felines<p>Some people just don't like cats. That's okay. Some people don't like pizza. Or dogs. Or Harry Potter. But some cat-haters aren't satisfied with not owning cats themselves. They need to drag the rest of us down with them.<p>The first thing you notice when you …

Pets

Xiaomi Breaks World Record For Online Mobile Phone Sales In A Day

Xiaomi, the Beijing smartphone vendor that has catapulted into the ranks of the world’s top-selling brands in a mere five years, added a new feather in its cap yesterday: The world record for most mobile phones sold at one online platform in a day.<p>Xiaomi sold 2.1 million phones in 12 hours during a …

Mobile

Most Britons do not know how to make a cup of tea, say scientists

Scientists at University College London say Brits do not let tea infuse for long enough to bring out the complex flavours<p>It is enough to send teaspoons clattering into saucers across the country, but according to scientists, four out of five Britons do not brew their tea correctly<p>Despite drinking …

Homer Simpson 'discovered the Higgs boson'

Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs boson particle 14 years before it was discovered, a writer claims<p>Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs boson in a 1998 episode of The Simpsons, according to a science writer.<p>In The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace episode, Homer is shown in front of …

First World War explosive could reverse diabetes, says Yale University

Munitions workers exposed to the chemical DNP lost weight. Now Yale University scientists think it could be used to fight diabetes<p>A chemical which caused munitions factory workers to lose weight inexplicably in the First World War could cure diabetes, scientists at Yale University believe.<p>DNP …

Frankenstein-style human head transplant 'could happen in two years'

Italian surgeon claims procedure to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body will soon be ready<p>The first human head transplant could take place in just two years, it was reported on Thursday.<p>Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero, from the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, claims the …

Oscars 2015: Winners

Winners from the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22

Cholesterol in food not a concern, new report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than a week, speculation has been running rampant. Here's how it all started.<p>On February 10, The Washington Post published a headline that got a good amount of attention: "The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol."<p>Every five years, the …

Public Health

This Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Has Spent $300,000 On 'Smart Drugs'

Founders like Dave Asprey, a 41-year-old Californian, chug fistfuls of pills every morning in the hopes that these supplements will give them a competitive edge in an already competitive market, reports CNN.<p>The drug cocktail Asprey takes is a mix of "smart drugs" meant to increase brain function …

Silicon Valley

Could switching off single gene extend life by 12 years?

Blocking a gene in mice helped the animals live for 15 per cent longer without suffering any ill effects<p>Switching off a single gene could extend life by 12 years and make elderly people fitter, scientists have suggested.<p>The gene called Myc is important in cell division, growth and death and when it …

Immune System

How Getting Naked at a Korean Spa Made Me Stop Hating My Body

I used to try to cover myself with a towel. Not anymore.<p>As my roommate and I stepped in the locker room of the Korean spa, we immediately realized we had made a mistake. There were women brushing their teeth, women drying their hair, women cloaked in plastic capes in a sitz bath, where herb-infused …

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Cure for memory loss could be on the horizon

Breakthrough study could hold the key to ending memory loss and offer a lifeline to Alzheimer's sufferers<p>Birthdays, passwords, colleagues' names. At some point everybody struggles to remember something important.<p>For Alzheimer's sufferers the feeling is a relentless onslaught as cherished memories …

Memory Loss