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Eating half the recommended amount of salt per day could increase the risk of heart attacks, scientists warn

People who cut back their salt intake to half the recommended amount per day may be more at risk of having a heart attack or stroke, scientists have warned.<p>Eating less than three grams of salt a day could lead to serious health problems in the future, according to a new study, which found current …

Christchurch microbiologist may have cracked Crohn's disease

Christchurch microbiologist John Aitken has mastered a test that could lead to a cure for Crohn's Disease.<p><b>Research by Christchurch microbiologist</b> …

The American flags on the moon have all turned white

NASA<p>While lunar images have proven that the American flags planted during the Apollo missions are still standing on the moon , lunar scientists have …

Apollo Missions

Google's Project Ara Modular Phone Launches Next Year

After a year of near-total invisibility, Google’s Project Ara came roaring back yesterday, with the announcement at Google I/O that the modular phone …

How tainted drugs “froze” young people—but kickstarted Parkinson’s research

Decades later, trials of stem cell treatments are about to begin.<p>In 1982, a tainted drug caused a handful of young Californians to become …

New Study Shows How Rapidly Earth's Magnetic Field Is Changing

The North Pole is shifting.<p>New research has shown in the most detail yet how rapidly Earth's magnetic field - which acts like a shield to protect us …

Is Bacon Really Bad For You?

It is a familiar ritual. Periodically we are told that—for the good of our health—we must cut something out of our diet. Such pronouncements are …

Quoted

“The boys’ penguins were fatter and wearing sunglasses, and the girls’ penguins were skinnier with eyelashes, rosy cheeks, and lips. I was like, ‘Man, those are penguins! This is messed up!’” —<b>Courtney Hartman</b>, who designs kids’ clothes, on shopping for penguin pajamas.<p>“When results of huge studies …

Scientists create a new way to categorize music

A team of scientists from McGill University, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford Graduate School of Business developed a new method of coding …

Genes that influence how long you stay in education uncovered by study

Discovery of genetic variants which shape number of years spent at school and university, and could pave the way for more personalised teaching<p>A haul of genes that influence how long people spend in education has been uncovered by one of the largest studies conducted in the field.<p>The international …

Subtle chemical changes in brain can alter sleep-wake cycle - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A study out today in the journal Science sheds new light on the biological mechanisms that control the sleep-wake cycle. Specifically, it shows that …

Researchers Have Developed a Blood Test That Could Detect Parkinson's With 95% Accuracy

Michael J. Fox's foundation is funding it.<p>Australian researchers have developed a blood test to detect Parkinson’s disease, and so far human trials …

Vitamin stops the aging process of organs: Nicotinamide riboside rejuvenates stem cells, allowing better regeneration processes in aged mice

Nicotinamide riboside rejuvenates stem cells, allowing better regeneration processes in aged mice<p>By administering nicotinamide riboside to elderly …

For 600 years, Japanese monks have recorded climate data that scientists are using today

Each winter, Shinto monks living in the mountains of central Japan wait for ice ridges to appear on the frozen surface of Lake Suwa. The ridges, known as <i>omiwatari,</i> are believed to be the footsteps of a male Shinto god crossing the lake to visit a female god who resides on the other side, and their …

Climate Change

Scientists may have discovered massive lake under Antarctic ice

New radar images from the South Pole have revealed a feature that could be an enormous, previously unknown lake hidden under kilometres of ice, and …

Some Superbugs Literally Explode When They Die, Making Them Even More Deadly

Ticking time bomb.<p>Six seconds is how long it takes for <i>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i> - a bacterium that’s been labelled a ‘superbug’ - to go from a fully …

A Jellyfish So Surreal That It Looks Unreal Is Discovered on the Enigma Seamount

If I ever worried that I’d run out of weird and wonderful new life to blog about, that fear has long been laid to rest. Take, for instance, this …

Researchers in Spain create sperm from skin cells, potentially ending male infertility | Fox News

A team of scientists in Spain confirmed they have successfully created human sperm from skin cells — a scientific breakthrough potentially ending male infertility.<p>Carlos Simón, the scientific director of the Valencian Infertility Institute, said his team was able to reorganize advanced skin cells …

The poor and middle class are fleeing America’s booming cities

Many of America’s cities are flourishing. But a closer look reveals a migration is underway.<p>As the price of living in America’ most expensive urban areas has soared—rents and home values rose about 12.5% between 2010 and 2014—the solution for many poorer families has been to move out.<p>Trulia, a …

Demographics

Top 10 Hot Big Data Technologies

As the big data analytics market rapidly expands to include mainstream customers, which technologies are most in demand and promise the most growth potential? The answers can be found in <i>TechRadar: Big Data, Q1 2016</i>, a new Forrester Research report evaluating the maturity and trajectory of 22 …

Uber and Lyft Have Absolutely Gutted L.A.’s Taxi Industry

The L.A. Times reports that in the three years since ridesharing services Uber and Lyft became available in the city, overall trips by conventional …

Warren Buffett's right-hand man gave a dark warning about American finance

According to the Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman, we have "a vast gambling culture, and people have made it respectable."<p>Basically, the stock market is a casino, and too many people want to get rich quickly. He said:<p>There's way, way too much of that in America. And too much of the new wealth has …

Great Depression

There's a dark side to 'emotional intelligence' even though everybody says it's a good thing

"People skills" are almost always assumed to be a good thing.<p>Search employment ads and you will find them listed as a qualification for a startling array of jobs, including Applebee's host, weight-loss specialist, CEO, shoe salesperson, and (no joke) animal-care coordinator.<p>The notion that people …

Emotional Intelligence

The science of a good cry: In evolutionary terms, it signals two things

By Meeri Kim<p>The shedding of emotional tears is unique to humans, but our evolutionary, psychological and biological reasons for “crying it out” remain a mystery.<p>Although crying in babies serves an obvious purpose, many scientists from different fields have each put in their two cents about why …

Earth - How did evil evolve, and why did it persist?

Evil, it can seem, is all around us. Hitler. The Rwandan genocide. Ted Bundy. Every time you read the news or watch television, bad behaviour that causes harm is on display.<p>Is being evil advantageous in some scenarios?<p>These days, the word ‘evil’ has religious connotations. It’s tied up with …

B.C. researchers discover rare genetic mutations that lead to type of stomach cancer

A pair of B.C. researchers are credited with helping to discover rare genetic mutations that cause a gastric condition which often results in stomach …

Cancer