Kyle Tay

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Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

Osteoarthritis: Could researchers have found the key to prevention?

A new study may have revealed a possible new prevention and treatment strategy for osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common and debilitating …

Arthritis

'Huge,' 40-ton mass of fishing nets washes ashore on Hawaii beach

Kamilo Point on the Big Island is considered by researchers to be the dirtiest beach in the state. That's because tons of plastic and other marine …

Rowing

How Color-Changing Animals Are Rebelling Against Climate Change

Published February 17, 2018<p>A new study finds "hot spots" where animals that turn white for the winter could thrive in a less snowy world.<p>It's a fashion fact that the colder your environment the more winter accessories you need.<p>Even some animals have two coats: one for summer to match the bare …

Wildlife

Your shampoo and deodorant are as bad for you as car exhaust

That stuff you use to get ready in the morning? It could be as bad for your health and the planet as car pollution. A new study shows that half of …

Pollution

UK Air Pollution From Cars Has Actually Dropped

Despite this 16 cities are still in breach of the European limits.<p>New figures from the Office of National Statistics have shown that emissions from …

Pollution

Scientists make cancer breakthrough with stem cell discovery

Scientists have made a breakthrough in finding a cure to cancer after discovering a new type of stem cell.<p>An anti-cancer vaccine could soon be …

Cancer

Pollution in Bangkok tops New Delhi, Beijing levels

The sight of shrouded skyscrapers and pedestrians wearing masks in Bangkok isn’t ideal for Thailand that relies on tourism for economic growth. …

Pollution

China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution

A large regiment from the People's Liberation Army, along with some of the nation's armed police force, have been withdrawn from their posts on the …

Pollution

Incredible new "super wood" is as strong as steel

It’s a twig, it’s a branch, it’s… Super Wood! Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a so-called “super wood” that is stronger than …

Engineering

China Says We Don't Want Your Plastic

For years, China has been the top importer of recyclable material, taking in about half of the world's plastics and paper and turning the rubbish …

Sustainability

Huge levels of antibiotic use in US farming revealed

Concerns raised over weakened regulations on imports in potential post-Brexit trade deals<p>Livestock raised for food in the US are dosed with five times as much antibiotic medicine as farm animals in the UK, new data has shown, raising questions about rules on meat imports under post-Brexit trade …

Agriculture

Massive crayfish that didn't exist 25 years ago are capable of cloning themselves — and it's terrifying scientists

A crayfish that is capable of cloning itself is taking over Europe — and scientists are taking note.<p>The marbled crayfish has a mutation that allows it to clone itself, reports Carl Zimmer at The New York Times. Zimmer profiled scientists studying the all-female species known for its massive size, …

Biology

Cell Phone Radiation Tied to Rare Tumor in Rats, Study Says

A comprehensive study of exposure to the radiation emitted by mobile phones found an increased risk of a rare tumor in some rodents, although the …

Cancer

Parts of Oklahoma now have the same earthquake risk as California — and a new study found a scarily direct link to fracking

Over the course of a few days in August, Oklahoma was pummeled by seven earthquakes.<p>The wave started on a Tuesday night, when five quakes struck the central part of the state in less than 28 hours. The shaking continued extended into the early hours of Thursday as two more hit.<p>Although none of …

Geology

How Cancer Immunotherapy Is Getting Even Better

Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved two new immunotherapies to treat certain leukemias and lymphomas. Now, in a study published in …

Immunotherapy

Chinese scientists create global carbon dioxide distribution diagram

Chinese scientists have analyzed data from the country's carbon satellite and created the first global carbon dioxide distribution diagrams.<p>The …

Climate Change

Robots will take our jobs. We’d better plan now, before it’s too late

The opening of the Amazon Go store in Seattle brings us one step closer to the end of work as we know it<p>A new sort of convenience store opened in the basement of the headquarters of Amazon in Seattle in January. Customers walk in, scan their phones, pick what they want off the shelves and walk out …

Amazon Go

‘Silver bullet’ to suck CO2 from air and halt climate change ruled out

Scientists say climate targets cannot be met using the technologies, which either risk huge damage to the environment or are very costly<p>Ways of sucking carbon dioxide from the air will not work on the vast scales needed to beat climate change, Europe’s science academies warned on Thursday.<p>From …

Climate Change

Cape Town will deploy army, police to protect water source after taps run dry on ‘Day Zero’

South Africa will use the country’s military to protect Cape Town’s water supply in the event the city of about four million is forced to shut off …

Mmusi Maimane

8 Surprising Things Your Physical Appearance Says About You

Psychology is weird.<p>Everybody judges.<p>Within a few seconds of seeing someone - whether it's on a date or at the grocery store - we decide a number of …

Psychology

A number of 'jackpotting' hackers have stolen over $1 million from ATMs across the US

A coordinated group of hackers likely tied to international criminal syndicates has pilfered more than $1 million (£710 million) by hijacking ATM machines across the United States and forcing them to spit out bills like slot machines dispensing a jackpot, a senior U.S. Secret Service official said …

U.S. Secret Service

Qantas uses mustard seeds in first ever biofuel flight between Australia and US

Blended fuel powers 15-hour Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 flight between LA and Melbourne, reducing carbon emissions by 7%<p>A Qantas plane powered partly by mustard seeds has become the world’s first biofuel flight between Australia and the United States, after landing in Melbourne on Tuesday.<p>The 15-hour …

Sustainability

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

Studies suggest the Y chromosome is on its way out, so what does that mean for the future of the human race?<p>The Y chromosome may be a symbol of …

Genetics

Life-extending protein could keep us healthier for longer

Everybody wants to live longer, but really, what's the point of reaching your 120th birthday if your last 50 years will be spent in pain and too …

Biology

200,000 Endangered Antelope Died. Now We Know Why.

Rare saiga antelope—known for their big noses—perished en masse in 2015 in Central Asia.<p>Conservationists have solved a mystery that has bedeviled them for serveral years: what caused the mass die-off of hundreds of thousands of critically endangered saiga antelope in Central Asia.<p>In the spring of …

Wildlife

Particle Physics: New Laser Could Rip Apart Space Vacuum And Convert Light Into Matter

Physicists in China are on the cusp of "breaking the vacuum"—a phenomenon created by lasers of unprecedented power that physically rip particles out …

Physics

Atheists are more intelligent than religious people, finds study

Religious people are, on average, less intelligent than atheists, researchers claim.<p>With the number of people with a religious belief on the rise – …

Religion

Orange cave crocodiles may be mutating into new species

In 2008 an archaeologist discovered crocodiles living in remote caves in Gabon. Now, genetics hint that these weird cave crocodilians may be in the process of evolving into a new species.<p>It sounds like something out of a children’s book: it’s orange, it dwells in a cave and it lives on bats and …

Zoology

Overlooked antibiotic re-enlisted in fight against drug-resistant superbugs

Overprescription and use of antibiotics is leading us down a terrifying path, towards a world where our best drugs simply don't work and even the …

Medicine