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Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

NASA's Juno probe gets its first close look at Jupiter

Soaring about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) above the planet's clouds, NASA's Juno space probe had its closest-ever look at Jupiter Saturday.<p>The …

Why can’t anything travel faster than light? | Cosmos

<b>We all know the number</b> one traffic rule of the universe – nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. And that happens to be 299,792.458 …

Physics

Science just found a "ghost galaxy" and it sounds incredibly cool

Scientists have found a “ghost galaxy” that is 99.99% made up of dark matter. It’s located inside of the Coma galaxy and has probably already spawned …

20 strategies that could help you radically cut your food expenses

That's actually quite a lot of money when you consider that the average week contains just 21 meals and that it's relatively easy to eat a meal that costs less than $1.<p>The truth of the matter is that <b>people often spend far more on their food than they realize, and that those food expenses really add</b> …

Urban Agriculture

Want to Live Longer? Science Says Eat This.

Researchers have known for years that it's a powerful weapon in the battle for good health, but a new study shows that it could also help you slow the clock on aging. Start stocking up.<p>If you've never downed some pomegranate juice or thrown some pomegranate seeds on top of a salad, you just might …

There's a mysterious object doing a crazy loop around our solar system, but scientists have no idea what it is

Astronomers have nicknamed it "Niku," which means "rebellious" in Chinese, because of the object's reckless behavior.<p>An international team of scientists discovered the object using the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) in Maui, Hawaii. The study announcing their …

Astronomy

10 Easy Ways to Reset Your Diet

You’re back home after a much-needed vacation feeling rested and recovered. But your diet is completely derailed. Unfortunately, the deadly duo of …

Recipes

MIT creates a chip that simulates the connection between nerves and muscle

In an attempt to better understand neuromuscular conditions like ALS, engineers at MIT have developed a quarter-sized chip housing a muscle strip and some motor neurons. The setup is designed to recreate the neuromuscular junction, the bit of chemical synapse where neurons and muscle fibers …

Can This Biohack Turn Your Morning Coffee Into Brain Fuel?

"Bulletproof coffee" is a popular trend that supposedly gives you more energy and brainpower; hear the results for this sleep-deprived new mom/CEO.<p>Lack of sleep can make any of us irritable, tired, and less productive. As a new mom trying to regain my pre-baby level of efficiency however, I have …

Coffee

So You Think You Can't Garden? Tips for a Small Space Garden

A Solution to a Pressing Concern?<p>A small space garden can be a solution to ever growing food scarcity problem. In many areas of the world, it’s hard …

Gardening

How to Grow Up and Stop Being a Picky Eater

If you’re still turning up your nose at steamed broccoli because it’s “too green,” it’s high time to take a hard look at addressing your picky eating. Often we grow out of our food aversions by the time we hit adulthood, in part because there’s more pressure as an adult to try new foods — think …

Recipes

There's a Super Weird Reason This Star Flashes Every 2 Minutes

Don't blink.<p>Astronomers think they might have finally solved a stellar mystery that's been puzzling scientists for more than 40 years - why a strange …

Researchers find easy way to hack wireless keyboards

Snoopers could easily hack wireless keyboards made by eight different manufacturers, researchers announced this week.<p>The vulnerability, discovered by cyber-security firm Bastille, would allow hackers to monitor keystrokes from as far as 250 feet using cheap electronics and minimal coding. Affected …

Information Security

Lawsuits leave lodge in Glacier National Park derelict

Decline of landmark in historic Rogers Pass 'breaks your heart,' visitor says<p>When Alicia Fox drove through B.C.'s historic Rogers Pass this summer, …

Chinese scientists to conduct first ever human gene-editing trial

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Chinese scientists will become the first in the world to inject people with cells modified using gene-editing technology in a groundbreaking clinical trial next month.<p>A team led by Lu You, an oncologist at Sichuan University's West China Hospital in Chengdu, received ethical …

Genetics

20 Free Food Icon Sets for Delicious Web Projects

If you’re working on a web or app design project related to the food & drink niche, this<i> free food icon sets</i> collection will surely help you a …

Graphics

Watch the Earth Spin Through One Year in 2 Minutes

As viewed from a satellite one million miles away.<p>On February 11, 2015, NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite was launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral. About 5 months later, on July 6, the first photo from the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) was released, …

Cape Canaveral

Watching neurons talk in a living brain

Ever wonder what it looks like when brain cells chat up a storm? Researchers have found a way to watch the conversation in action without ever …

Healthy livers grown from rejected donor organs in transplant breakthrough

Healthy livers are being grown from rejected donor organs after British scientists discovered how to combat diseased tissue.<p>Researchers at the Royal Free in London have shown it is possible to strip away the damaged parts of donor livers and use the underlying structure as natural scaffold to …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Fast Food

You’ll never look at a tray of burgers and fries the same way again.<p>They may <i>seem</i> relatively harmless, but Ronald, Wendy and that Burger King guy are …

Deepest ever look into Orion Nebula reveals haunting secrets

The Orion Nebula holds some surprises for scientists as they peer into its heart and dream of hidden planets.<p>When we think about Orion and space, we usually imagine the three stars that make up the mythical hunter's belt. To the south of that belt is the bright Orion Nebula, visible to observers on …

Fasting slows the ageing process. Sounds unlikely? Here’s the science

A drug that slowed ageing and protected the body from diseases such as cancer would no doubt cause considerable excitement around the world. While there is no such miracle drug, there is a way to trigger these effects in the body without taking any medicine at all — simply by fasting. You probably …

How to protect your credit card online

Keep your credit card details away from prying eyes and avoid fraudulent transactions with these tips for shopping online.<p>It pays to protect yourself when shopping online to avoid getting more than you bargained for.<p>With high-profile data breaches potentially affecting millions of people, here are …

Identity Theft

Astronomers solve mystery of the universe’s missing stars

For more than a decade scientists have been at a loss to explain why there are fewer stars than they predicted<p>There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.<p>Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Magnetism