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Scientists Just Found a New Weapon That Can Combat Cancer: Coffee

A Dose-Dependent Cancer Cure?<p>Researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh have found that it’s possible that the …

We May Have Uncovered the First Ever Evidence of the Multiverse

Too Cold<p>For years, scientists have been baffled by a weird anomaly far away in space: a mysterious “Cold Spot” about 1.8 billion light-years across. …

Plastic-eating caterpillars could help get rid of the world’s waste

If scientists can find the enzymes in the caterpillar’s digestive tracts that’s doing the eating<p>Plastic is fantastic. It’s cheap, durable, and doesn’t react to the usual organisms that break down organic matter. This has made it incredibly useful for the packaging industry, but has also led to …

NASA designs an inflatable greenhouse for Mars

Modeled after biological systems on Earth<p>NASA has long been interested in air quality. They’ve tested the air-cleaning and oxygen-producing capabilities of plants for decades, and now researchers at the University of Arizona are backing up biology with a bit of futuristic plant-growing …

Student planted homemade bomb on London tube, court told

A computing student with a keen interest in weapons planted a homemade bomb filled with ball-bearings on the London underground, causing a major security alert last October, a jury has heard.<p>The court heard that Damon Smith had an interest in Islam, guns and gambling, and collected pictures of …

Crime

To Calm the Gut, Look to Weed and Hot Peppers

Surprising new research says it helps to turn up the heat to chill out.<p>If your gut is giving you a hard time, eating a whole bunch of spicy food and …

Wellness

I've taken AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and National Geographic genetics tests — here's how to choose one to try

I've sent my spit off for more genetics tests than anyone else I know.<p>The tests analyzed the DNA in my saliva to find out a host of different things about my ancestry and health.<p>Genetic testing companies have proprietary sets of data and various ways of analyzing information, so each one I tried …

Scans unlock the million-year-old secret of what lies beneath Antarctica's Blood Falls

Researchers have solved another piece of the puzzle of the blood-red water at a famous site in Antarctica.<p>The colour of the so-called Blood Falls …