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New DNA nanorobots successfully targeted and killed off cancerous tumors

Science fiction no more — In an article out today in Nature Biotechnology, scientists were able to show tiny autonomous bots have the potential to function as intelligent delivery vehicles to cure cancer in mice.<p>These DNA nanorobots do so by seeking out and injecting cancerous tumors with drugs …

Cancer

Scientists Have Found a New, Healthier Way to Cook Broccoli

But who has the time for this?<p>Lately, broccoli has been gaining a reputation as an excellent vegetable due to its high levels of a particularly …

Nutrition

Christie Brinkley swears by one diet to keep her feeling great at 64 — and it could have huge benefits for your brain and body

Supermodel Christie Brinkley tastes the rainbow.<p>For lunch, the 64-year-old fills her plate with emerald leafy greens, scarlet tomatoes, and golden bell peppers flecked with crunchy nuts and stripes of creamy avocado, she recently told Shape.com. Breakfast is comprised of earthy whole grains topped …

Amazfit's new Bip smartwatch promises 45-day battery life for just $100

One of the biggest reasons I rail against most smartwatches is their low battery life. Amazfit, a brand from Xiaomi’s wearable tech supplier Huami, says it’s got a fix for that with its new $100 Bip watch, which boasts more than a month of use on a single charge.<p>That’s impressive, considering that …

Wearable Tech

'I cured cancer. Knowing what I know now, I can't be quiet'

Without chemotherapy or radiation, Shona Leigh survived cancer and she knows something she refuses to keep quiet about.

African Languages

50 amazing tools for developers 2018

Another year has ended and the tooling landscape has become simultaneously more exciting and more complex. There are countless new libraries, …

Web Development

40 seconds cycling, three times per week: That’s how much you need to ride to get fit, says BBC documentary

<b>Volunteers in BBC documentary see upp to 14 per cent improvement in fitness over five weeks</b><p>Two minutes of riding per week isn’t a lot, but apparently …

Exercise

Vitamin D-3 could 'reverse' damage to heart

By probing the effect that vitamin D-3 has on the cells that make up the lining of blood vessels, scientists at Ohio State University in Columbus …

Medical Research

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer

New research published in the journal <i>Aging</i> finds a compound that stops cancer cells from spreading by starving them of vitamin B-2. The findings may …

Cancer

How many carbs should you eat each day to lose weight?

• What is a low-carb diet<br>• Good carbs vs. bad carbs<br>• Takeaway<p>The low carbohydrate diet has been the topic of much controversy. One reason cutting carbs is …

Nutrition

How does fiber prevent weight gain?

By promoting the growth of gut bacteria, dietary fiber could prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome, and unwanted changes in the intestine, according to …

Alternative Medicine

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Exercise

​Google moves to Debian for in-house Linux desktop

Google is officially moving from Ubuntu to Debian for its in-house Linux desktop.<p>I will show that it's possible to install, configure, and use this …

Linux

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

It seems beyond debate: Technology is going to replace jobs, or, more precisely, the <i>people</i> holding those jobs. Few industries, if any, will be untouched.<p>Knowledge workers will not escape. Recently, the CEO of Deutsche Bank predicted that half of its 97,000 employees could be replaced by robots. One …

Goal Setting

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Harvard Medical School

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A diet of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: People who eat more of it simply have lower odds of dying.<p>That’s why experts are always …

Hip flexor exercises: Stretches to strengthen

• What are hip flexors?<br>• Stretches<br>• Strengthening exercises<br>• Risks of tight hip flexors<br>• Takeaway<p>People who sit for extended periods of time are at a high risk …

Will your diet start Monday? Try the 'non-diet diet'

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the new year, if you've been struggling with your weight, you might turn to a new diet for help with shedding pounds.<p>So what will it be in 2018? Weight Watchers? Paleo? Jenny Craig? Low-carb?<p>Some nutritionists say rather than jumping on the latest diet bandwagon or trend, it's time to …

Nutrition

Try this 20-minute HIIT workout to tone your total body—and boost your brain power

<i>The holidays might be the most wonderful time of the year, but they’re also the point where you’re most likely to get out of your regular fitness and</i> …

What are the healthiest foods for a balanced diet?

Everyone knows that a balanced diet is essential to enjoying a long, healthy life. And we all know that we're supposed to aim for five servings of fresh fruit and vegetables a day, as well as avoiding the temptations of a McDonald's Big Mac.<p>However... what does a balanced diet actually mean? Apart …

Rice Calories Can Be Cut in Half With This Trick

A cup of white rice has about 200 calories—not insignificant, considering it’s most often used as a small part of a larger dish. But there’s an easy, …

Make your old home security system smart with this simple kit - CNET

Startup Konnected found a use for your janky old wired home security system -- to convert it into a SmartThings- or Home-Assistant-powered security system via its $69 Alarm Panel (roughly £50 and AU$90 converted).<p>Expected to ship to backers globally in February 2018, the Alarm Panel has raised over …

Kotlin 1.2 released with the ability to share code between JVM and JavaScript

JetBrains is on a mission to bring Kotlin to all modern application components. The company just announced version 1.2 of the statically typed …

Tech giants are using open source frameworks to dominate the AI community

Tech giants such as Google and Baidu spent from $20 billion to $30 billion on AI last year, according to the recent McKinsey Global Institute Study. Out of this wealth, 90 percent fueled R&D and deployment, and 10 percent went toward AI acquisitions.<p>Research plays a crucial role in the AI movement, …

Artificial Intelligence

7 reasons you should add HIIT to your workout

1. Increased efficiency<p>HIIT gives you the same physiological results as long-duration cardio in a fraction of the time. That's because HIIT taxes …

Mozilla’s open source voice recognition tool nears human-like accuracy

Mozilla has released an open source voice recognition tool that it says is “close to human level performance,” and free for developers to plug into their projects.<p>The free-software company also on Wednesday released a first set of crowdsourced recordings under its Common Voice project, designed to …

Research shows HIIT-ting the gym might boost your memory

You might remember to go to your favorite exercise class…but you have no clue where you put the car keys that are <i>kind of</i> vital to you actually …

If you’re looking for a healthy heart, go nuts!

If you're looking for foods to keep your heart in tip-top shape, add nuts to your smart-snacking list.<p>According to a new study from Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, eating nuts regularly can help prevent …

Amazon backs ONNX, an open-source tool that makes deep learning models more flexible

Amazon Web Services Inc. is throwing its weight behind an open-source tool that makes it easier for artificial intelligence developers to switch …

Machine Learning