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Cooking with vegetable oils releases toxic cancer-causing chemicals, say experts

Scientists warn against the dangers of frying food in sunflower oil and corn oil over claims they release toxic chemicals linked to cancer<p>Cooking with vegetable oils releases toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other diseases, according to leading scientists, who are now recommending food be fried …

Coconut

From Time-Turner to TARDIS, How Time Travel Works in Science Fiction [Infographic]

Science fiction has proposed many methods for time travel over the years, and every work has its own rules. Now, we have a (by no means …

19 A.I. experts reveal the biggest myths about robots

But if you base all your knowledge about robots and AI on movies and books, you're bound to be either terrified or disappointed whenever a new robot comes out.<p>Tech Insider asked 19 AI researchers about the biggest myths in their field. Their answers (lightly edited) are below.

Something Strange Is Happening Inside Saturn

Unusual ripples in Saturn's rings are revealing the mysterious inner workings of the great gas giant. Planetary scientists and modelers are slowly …

Astronomy

After ‘Cosmos,’ Neil deGrasse Tyson Dives Into Science of ‘Interstellar’

If you want to learn about the science behind a blockbuster movie like "Interstellar," astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is your man.<p>Tyson's the one who pointed out that the constellations were all wrong in the "Titanic" — which shamed director James Cameron into fixing the stars for the movie's …

Black Holes

25+ Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man… THE UNIVERSE. 01. This is the Earth! This is where you live. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image / Via visibleearth.nasa.gov …

Space Travel

The best thing to eat in every country around the world

In Argentina, you must try the grilled meats.Shutterstock<p>What is the single dish visitors should not miss when visiting a foreign country?<p>Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. …

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What elephants can teach scientists about fighting cancer in humans

You've heard that elephants never forget, but did you know they almost never get<p>cancereither?<p>It turns out just 4.8% of known elephant deaths are related to cancer. For humans, cancer-related deaths are between 11% and 25%, scientists say.<p>The low cancer rate among elephants is particularly …

Cancer

70 years after atomic bomb test, residents seek compensation

When a flash of light beamed from the arid New Mexico desert early on July 16, 1945, residents of the historic Hispanic village of Tularosa felt windows shake and heard dishes fall. Some in the largely Catholic town fell to their knees and prayed.<p>The end of the world is here, they thought.<p>What …

Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …

Nutrition