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BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

Plants need carbon dioxide to live, but its effects on them are complicated.<p>As the level of carbon dioxide in the air continues to rise because of human activity, scientists are trying to pin down how the plants we eat are being affected.<p>Mounting evidence suggests that many key plants lose …

Climate Change

Here’s how much all life on Earth weighs, and how insignificant humans are by comparison

Ever wonder how much mass the entirety of Earth’s lifeforms weigh? No? Well, scientists definitely do, and a new study published in the <i>Proceedings of</i> …

Biology

How Gross Is it to Wear Your Shoes in the House?

The final word on whether dragging in all that bacteria on your shoes will actually make you sick.<p>You’ve always been a bit of a germaphobe. Your hermetically sealed home is a wonderland of disinfectants, antibacterial soaps, and air purifiers. Say you invite a couple other friends over for a book …

Microbiology

Fasting For Just 24 Hours Boosts The Regeneration of Stem Cells, Study Finds

This study could even lead to 'fasting' in a pill.<p>For decades, numerous studies have shown that strict, low-calorie-intake diets could be the key to …

Stem Cells

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

An aquarium accident may have given this crayfish the DNA to take over the world

It sounds like a bad monster movie plot: A 10-legged mutant creature that reproduces asexually, escapes from confinement in Germany, and quietly …

Best Friends Really do Share Brain Patterns, Neuroscientists Reveal

"Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways."<p>Whenever my best friends and I say the same thing in a …

The Brain

Our Bodies Could Be Treating a Western Diet Like It Was a Dangerous Infection

Put that burger down.<p>The immune system responds to a fast food diet in much the same way as it does to a bacterial infection, according to a study on …

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing.<p>As canine psychologist Stanley Coren …

MIT just created living plants that glow like a lamp, and could grow glowing trees to replace streetlights

The modern world has been reinventing our relationship with energy for some time now. Cars are turning away from fossil fuels and relying ever more …

Regular high-intensity exercise may stall Parkinson's symptoms

New research into the effects of exercise in the management of Parkinson's disease suggests that regular high-intensity physical activity may help to …

Medical Research

People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

But you probably already knew that.<p>Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have "less agreeable" …

A History of Suicide Attempts in Women Leaves Traces in Their Blood

This could help us design a blood test for suicide risk.<p>The discovery of a protein signature in women with a history of suicide attempts raises hopes …

Mental Health

Humanitarian Technology: Balancing Protection With Flexibility – Analysis

New technologies present regulatory questions. This is no less true of technologies deployed in humanitarian settings. But disaster contexts raise …

Unmanned Aircraft

Around the world, people tend to overestimate murder rate, number of foreign prisoners and teenage pregnancies, Ipsos Mori survey shows<p>People worldwide tend to exaggerate the proportion of foreign-born prisoners, overestimate teenage pregnancies and underestimate the health of the nation, research …

World Bank

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

Incredible.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a 2017 clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet that the condition can …

Parents, take note! Spanking kids may increase their risk of depression and drug abuse, confirms study

Researchers found that harsh parenting often leaves a lasting impact on kids which can lead to a number of mental health problems in adulthood.<p>What …

Apparently Weed Smokers Have More Sex Than The Rest of The Population

Who knew?<p>Regular marijuana users have about 20 percent more sex than abstainers, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford University.<p>The …

A Faked Study Linking Vaccines And Autism Is Being Eviscerated by Scientists

Dumpster fire coming through.<p>Controversy has erupted over a scientific paper that is being retracted after it was attacked for being 'antivax …

What's to know about postnasal drip?

Postnasal drip is extra mucus felt in the back of the nose and throat caused by the glands in these areas. People with postnasal drip usually feel …

Sinusitis

Everything You Need to Know About the Orionid Meteor Shower

Shooting stars will rain down all month long.<p>Halley's Comet won't grace Earth's skies again until 2061, but its enormous cloud of debris arrives tonight in the form of dozens of shooting stars darting above the horizon.<p>The Orionid meteor shower occurs every October as the rocky particles break away …

Astronomy

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Insects can see the world in much finer resolution than previously thought

Insects have much better vision and can see in far greater detail than previously thought, a new study from the University of Sheffield has revealed.

Astronomers look to have made a golden neutron star discovery

The rumours began late last month with an enigmatic tweet from a scientist at the University of Texas. It read: “New LIGO. Source with optical …

Cyborg Bacteria Covered in Tiny Solar Panels Are Changing The Future of Clean Fuel

"These bacteria outperform natural photosynthesis."<p>In an effort to improve the efficiency of natural photosynthesis, a researcher at the University …

Clean Energy

An Electric Revolution: New Study Shows Fluid-Like Motion of Electrons in Graphene

Be Like Water<p>In graphene, electrons move in strange ways. Their unusual and fluid-like behavior was observed by scientists at the National Graphene …

Alcohol and Medication: These Are the Medications You Should Never Mix With Alcohol

Recently, <i>Bachelor</i> and <i>Bachelor in Paradise</i> contestant Corinne Olympios spoke to <i>Good Morning America</i> about the dangers associated with mixing alcohol …

A Drone Has Been Sent Into Kakadu and the Footage Is Going to Make You Book Your Visit ASAP

For the first time, drones have been used to record a bird's-eye view of the 20,000 sqm World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. The footage …

‘Diamond rain’ proven possible on Uranus and Neptune

Following up on a long-held theory that intense pressure within the ice giants of our solar system could lead to “diamond rain,” researchers were …

Astronomy