Cecilia Riches

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Scientists Have Discovered a New Stem Cell That Could Heal Brain Damage

This could be a game-changer.<p>A newly discovered type of stem cell could help brains repair themselves from injury or even debilitating diseases like …

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

Creativity

We Need to Talk About What Happens When You Get Your Period in Space

It's an important discussion.<p>Since NASA's early days, periods in space have been a strange and mysterious topic for engineers.<p>Countless things go …

Cancer 'vaccine' eliminated all tumors in mice, human trials being conducted

A new approach to fighting cancerous tumors in mice by Stanford University researchers has been found to not only eliminate the tumors they targeted, …

Drinking cherry juice could give you an extra 84 minutes of sleep every night, study finds

If counting sheep doesn’t help you drift off into a deep sleep at night, you might want to consider downing a glass of Montmorency tart cherry …

9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

When it comes to productivity, the little things make all the difference. Quit sabotaging yourself with these bad habits.<p>Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p>Bad habits slow …

A Common Virus Is Eating Your Gut Bacteria

The only time you’re completely human is before you’re born. For the rest of your life, microbes from the environment colonize ecosystems around your body, outnumbering your 37 trillion human cells by about 10 to one.<p>Over the past decade, scientists have been exploring how the microbes living on …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

Sitting too long may increase your cancer risk

If you’re spending a lot of time sitting every day, either in front of the TV or at work, you may be at higher risk for developing certain types of cancer, according to new research published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.<p>The study found an additional two hours a day of …

Spit here: can Cue's $199 lab-in-a-box keep you healthy?

Leaving your house to take some lab tests could be a thing of the past<p>Technology has added plenty of new annoyances to life, but it's also done away with countless others. One more that could be on its way out? A visit to the doctor's office. That's the vision of a company called Cue, which wants …

A 100-year-old drug corrects autistic social behaviors in lab tests

Suramin was developed to treat African sleeping sickness, but results in mice might lead to new therapies for autism<p>Old drugs can sometimes yield surprising results. A well-known diabetes pill called Metformin, for instance, is now being used to treat certain cancers. And Thalidomide, a drug used …

'Gospel of Jesus' Wife' Papyrus Is Ancient, Not Fake, Scientists And Scholars Say

An ancient, business-card-sized papyrus fragment that appears to quote Jesus Christ discussing his wife is real, Harvard University announced Thursday. The fragment caused international uproar when it was revealed by a Harvard historian in September 2012, with prominent academics and the Vatican …