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How the sugar industry has distorted health science for more than 50 years

The sugar industry has a long history of shaping nutrition policy in the United States, working to mask the potential risks of consuming too much of the sweet stuff.<p>It wasn’t until this year, for instance, that the US Dietary Guidelines finally recommended people keep their consumption of added …

Diabetes

A Scientist Injected Himself with 3.5 Million-Year-Old Bacteria Hoping to "Extend Life"

“Its Not Real Science”<p>Pursuing everlasting youth has always been the stuff of legends and fantasies since man first began dreaming. Whether it’s …

Microbiology

Publisher wins rights to Voynich manuscript, a book no one can read

Tiny Spanish publisher can clone centuries-old manuscript written in language or code that no one has cracked<p>It’s one of the world’s most mysterious books, a centuries-old manuscript written in an unknown or coded language that no one has cracked.<p>Scholars have spent their lives puzzling over the …

Writing

Scientists Are Close To Unlocking A "Universal Cure" For Allergies

Understanding Allergies<p>You have always been jealous of your friends’ PB&J sandwiches, but you could never eat them because of your severe peanut …

Immunotherapy

Hope of cure for arthritis, MS and diabetes as Stanford makes stem cell transplants safe

Hundreds of thousands of people could be cured of autoimmune diseases like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and lupus after scientists discovered how to make stem cell transplants safe.<p>Autoimmune diseases trigger the body into attacking itself but transplants of bone marrow stem cells from …

Science says that if you stay up late, you’re probably smarter

<i>The New York Times</i> just published the cutest article about President Obama’s work habits, and how he works alone late into the night, snacking on …

Stanford Professor's Unusual Prefab Home Is Made of Steel

This green prefab abode, which took only weeks to build, is make of steel and uses soy-based foam for insulation<p>In the best way possible, Stanford professor Mark Jacobson‘s new house is like a giant Erector Set, snapped together in less than a week on an irregular, pie-shaped lot near the …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

RVs

Stroke survivors walk again after Stanford injects stem cells into brain

Stroke survivors who believed they would be paralysed or need a wheelchair for the rest of their lives are walking and moving again following a ground-breaking stem cell treatment.<p>18 patients who agreed to allow doctors to drill a hole in their skull and inject stem cells into the damaged part of …

Alzheimer's Disease May Be Caused By Brain Infections — NOVA Next | PBS

Silent infections earlier in life could be at the root of Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Alzheimer’s researchers have long presumed that amyloid beta proteins …

This guy takes adventure cycling to the next level

Nicolás Marino swapped his backpack for panniers 10 years ago and hasn’t stopped cycling since.<p>When you have a sense of adventure like Nicolás …

Watly: The computer that provides clean water, energy, internet access

<b>(CNN) —</b> Touted by its creators as the "world's largest solar-powered computer," it could offer a quantum leap for development across rural Africa.<p>The Watly machine, created by an Italian-Spanish start-up of the same name, resembles a futuristic space capsule. But its mission is to provide …

Mobile Devices

Goodbye to Allergies? Scientists Discover How to Trick Body's Immune System

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you may be able one day to say goodbye to all those temporary treatments and over-the-counter drugs. …

​Humanoid Robot Diver Visits an Ancient Shipwreck for Its Maiden Voyage

Watch this robotic aquanaut poke around in Louis XIV’s shipwreck.<p>In the autumn of 1664, Louis XIV of France, also known as the Sun King, was expecting his flagship vessel <i>La Lune</i> to return to French shores from its latest expedition to North Africa. But the ship was in bad shape when it came to port …

FACT CHECK: NASA Lithium Chemtrails Conspiracy

CLAIM<p>NASA admitted to dosing Americans with airborne lithium.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>On 19 April 2016, the web site <i>AnonHQ</i> published an article that purported to …

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Robotic kitchen will be your own personal chef

Experimenting with different flavours and techniques to produce something delicious can be as satisfying as sitting down and eating it -- but if you don't have the time to cook every night, it can quickly become just another chore.<p>We're not sure that Moley Robotics' solution would be appropriate …

Robotics

If You Only Watch One Archery Video, Please Let It Be This One

Legolas who? Hawkeye what? Meet Lars Andersen, the man who wants to revive the ancient art of battle archery. Watch as he demonstrates his unorthodox …

A Lyrebird Mimicking a Laser Sound Effect

A Lyrebird mimics an incredible array of sounds, from the distinctive laughing call of a kookaburra to a laser sound effect, in this most …

Reddit

‘TURKEY DUBSTEP’, A Short Animation Featuring Two Turkeys Dropping Some Sick Beats

“TURKEY DUBSTEP” is a short animation by UK-based WHITEROBOT–a creative duo composed of Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson–that features two turkeys …

Animated Movies

12 Images That Prove There Must Be A Glitch In The Matrix

Put it down to pure coincidence, Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung's the theory of synchronicity or some other unknown and mysterious forces at work but …

Humble spud poised to launch a world food revolution

In a small army field-hut Dr Arjen de Vos shows off his irrigation machine with pride. Pipes lead out to several acres of muddy field, where only a few stragglers from the autumn harvest of potatoes, salads, carrots and onions are left. The tubes are lined with copper to stop corrosion because – in …

A Space Game Gets Real

A crowdfunded video game aims for the most realistic spaceflight we've seen yet.<p>The revelation of the hit PC game <i>Star Citizen</i> isn’t that people love space-flight—we knew that. It’s that they like their games as realistic as possible, with a universe obsessively hewing to Newton-ian physics for even …

Jean-Claude Van Damme Carves an Entire Ice Bar by Hand, Just for a Cold Glass of Coors

Remember Jean-Claude Van Damme's epic stunt doing a split while standing between two trucks as an ad for Volvo? The martial arts master is back with …

The Greatest Star Trek Selfie Ever

<i>Star Trek</i> actor LeVar Burton tweeted out <b>this fantastic image</b> showing himself and several actors from both <i>The Next Generation</i> and the original series. …

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