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High dose vitamin D could treat multiple sclerosis, scientists find

Low levels of vitamin D are known to be associated with an increased risk of developing MS but it is the first study to show that supplements can help the condition<p>Taking large doses of the recommended daily dose of vitamin D could be a cheap and simple treatment for multiple sclerosis, say …

10 Magnificent Drone Photos That Capture The World Like You've Never Seen It

<i>by CNT Editors, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p><b>1.</b> "Pink Lake," Bumbunga, Southern Australia<p>It's less commonly known as Lake Hillier.<p>Courtesy Dominic Grimm/SkyPixel<p><b>2.</b> "Japanese Van Gogh," Tosa-cho, Japan<p>Courtesy stevencarreramail_user/SkyPixel<p><b>3.</b> "Waterfall Rainbow," Seljalandsfoss, Iceland<p>Iceland is a …

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Energy drinks run out of fizz as scientists discover spoonful of sugar in water has same effect

Scientists at the University of Bath have discovered adding a spoonful of sugar to water can increase performance<p>Adding a spoonful of sugar to a glass of water could be more effective at enhancing sporting prowess than some energy drinks, according to scientists.<p>Researchers at the University of …

Man's attempt to kill spider confused with domestic violence, sparks police call

A man's noisy attempts to kill a spider caused his neighbors to call the police, reporting a suspected violent domestic incident.<p>Officers in Sydney went to the address after numerous calls were made claiming a woman could be heard screaming hysterically and a man yelling "I'm going to kill you, …

Domestic Violence

Why is the sky blue? Children's questions parents can't answer

Research reveals nearly two thirds of parents give incorrect answers to children rather than admitting ignorance. Could you answer these questions?<p>How can the universe be infinite? What is photosynthesis? Why doesn't the moon fall down? Why is the sky blue? These are just some of the questions, …

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Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …

Over the limit: how cars could soon prevent drink-driving

US traffic safety agency developing technology to disable cars if excess blood alcohol levels detected in drivers<p>Smart cars of the near future could refuse to start if the driver exceeds the drink-drive limit.<p>The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), working with a consortium …

Autonomous Cars

Here's Your Next $2 Million Ride

The Koenigsegg Regera goes from zero to 250 mph in under 20 seconds<p>When it comes to high-end vehicles, Swedish automaker Koenigsegg is known for pushing boundaries. Now it has done away with one of the hallmarks of a sports car, the clutch. Its new hybrid, the Regera, can go from zero to 250 miles …

A man named Doom helped create the first atomic bomb and we spoke to him

C 25. That's the badge number of Mr. Lewis G. Doom, one of the men who worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1944 as part of the Manhattan Project: an effort that culminated with two nuclear detonations over Japan and the end of World War II.<p>We first learned about Mr. Doom thanks to a tweet …

Defense Industry

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

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Could A New Injectable Gel Save Lives On The Battlefield?

"There's always room for injectable hydrogel!"<p>Blood, as the vital and life-sustaining passageway through the body, has a strong incentive to flow as easily as possible -- in all cases except that of injury. With a cut or larger bleeding injury, platelets rush to the opening, part of the body’s …

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and cruising toward Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and doing fine.<p>The spacecraft bound for Pluto roused itself from its latest hibernation on Saturday at noon PST. One and a half hours later, it sent a radio signal to Earth to confirm it had successfully turned itself back on.<p>The spacecraft is currently 2.9 …

Orion spacecraft recovered after Nasa completes successful test flight

Unmanned capsule completes mission that space agency hopes foreshadows first human expedition to fourth planet<p>Follow our live blog for up to the minute updates Opinion: A last-ditch effort by a fading empire that will never strike back<p>Nasa successfully launched its new Orion spacecraft on a mission …