Raj Manandhar

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How to choose the best protein shakes

Protein powder was once a niche product, reserved for the larders of hardcore weight lifters and possibly pro sportsmen. Not any more. Today the benefits of protein are widely acknowledged—there's even Weetabix Protein—and the sports supplement industry in Britain is now worth £650 million a …

First World War explosive could reverse diabetes, says Yale University

Munitions workers exposed to the chemical DNP lost weight. Now Yale University scientists think it could be used to fight diabetes<p>A chemical which caused munitions factory workers to lose weight inexplicably in the First World War could cure diabetes, scientists at Yale University believe.<p>DNP …

10 Novels Sexier Than '50 Shades of Grey'

Add these to your reading list if you loved the '50 Shades' series.<p>Unlike a lot of my sneering literary colleagues, I was excited to read <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>. A naughty novel that American women are going wild for? Sign me up! Imagine my tremendous disappointment, then, to discover that <i>Fifty Shades</i> …

The Unexpected Reason You're Not Losing Weight

Before you cut your meals even more drastically, pause for a moment and consider that in your efforts to cut calories and trim your waistline, you …

How The Brain Creates Marijuana-Fueled Munchies

The neuroscience of appetite is totally weird<p>O, Mouse! What have you not done for science? But perhaps this experiment was not as bad as most: In a recent study, an international team of biologists used mice to figure out which brain cells are involved in creating the marijuana munchies.<p>Since …

Star Buzzed Earth During Neanderthal Times

Close encounters can hurl a cosmic hailstorm of comets, some of which might collide with Earth.<p>Seventy thousand years ago, when modern humans were on the verge of migrating from Africa and before Neanderthals died out, an alien star flew through the outer reaches of the solar system.<p>Passing less …

Universe

Richard Dawkins says he is 'personally offended' by burqas

Richard Dawkins has said that burqas personally offend him, spoke out in favour of Palestine and said that the Islamic world had "stagnated" since …

Is your cardio workout messing with your muscle growth?

<b>The question:</b> I know cardiovascular exercise is good for your heart and blah, blah, blah, but when I'm really hitting it in the weight room, won't cardio just wreck my strength gains?<p><b>The expert:</b> Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., CSCS-D, assistant professor of exercise science at Lehman College and the …

Nature and Sex Redefined - we have never been binary | Vanessa Heggie

Photograph: Guardian<p>Tests for Barr bodies can easily be performed on cheek cells taken by a simple oral swab - the simplicity of the test is probably part of the reason it lasted for so long in international …

Pics

Scientists Map the Epigenome, Our Second Genetic Code

For the first time, scientists have mapped out the molecular "switches" that can turn on or silence individual genes in the DNA in more than 100 types of human cells, an accomplishment that reveals the complexity of genetic information and the challenges of interpreting it.<p>Researchers unveiled the …

Genetics

Bug Kama Sutra: Flexible Moth Evolved Many Ways to Mate

Every day is Valentine's Day for the gold swift moth, which may have the most advanced mating system of any bug.<p>When Pope Gelasius of Rome declared February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day about 1,500 years ago, he probably didn't know about the surprisingly romantic acrobatics of the gold swift moth</i> …

This Book Cover Judges You Back

I’ll admit it: I definitely judge books by their covers. But this book might train those of us who are prone to snap judgments to become slightly better people. If you look at the book with anything other than a neutral expression, the cover refuses to open.<p>“My aim was to create a book cover that …

Earth - The oldest society on earth

The oldest society on earth was first created some 200 million years ago.<p>A long, long time before the evolution of humankind, and long before even that of ants.<p>It originated with the appearance of the termites, the first social insects, which began to set a few basic ground rules for their …

In Sweden, Remote-Control Airport Is A Reality

As our plane touches down in Sundsvall, Sweden, the horizon is all snow and ice. A small air traffic control tower sticks out above the white horizon.<p>…

Remote Controls

The 10 most common misconceptions about space

Space is a difficult concept to represent on film, and not just because of floating hair and upside-down camera angles. The concept of space, a low- …

Tipping point of Parkinson's Disease, discovered by Cambridge University

Cambridge University discovered the level at which a protein in the brain suddenly becomes toxic<p>Scientists believe they have found the tipping point in the brain which triggers Parkinson’s Disease in a breakthrough which brings hope of future therapies.<p>Cambridge University discovered the level at …

Belated Book Review: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

Ever since I read Dr. Francis Collins' statement that he keeps the complete works of Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens on his bookshelf (“One …

February 2015

Did DNA links to disease actually help our ancestors?

Genetic variations associated with some modern ailments—psoriasis and Crohn’s disease, for example—are so old that they predate the evolution of …

Evolution

TENT

Posts Tagged: "TENT"<p>Do you want to be able to hop into your vehicle and head out on a camping adventure literally anywhere without having to worry …

New technique fights aging, extends life of cultured human cells

The high vulnerability of cultured adult stem cells has posed a big problem for microbiological research. But a new technique, developed by Stanford …

‘Le Gouffre’, A Beautiful Painterly Animated Short Film About a Pair of Travelers Building a Bridge Across a Chasm

“Le Gouffre” (The Chasm) is a delightful animated short film about a pair of travelers who embark on a project to build a rickety bridge across a …

Animation

10 best Android apps from January that you must try

Android Apps

Love In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction is filled with sex, drugs, and robots

5 Ground Animals That Are Cooler Than Groundhogs

It's Groundhog Day! Why is this a holiday? (And why isn’t it called Whistle-Pig Day instead?) We celebrate groundhogs in February in part because these squirrel relatives are still in deep hibernation at this point, living off their copious fat reserves until it’s warm again. Their stirrings remind …

Organic Gardening For Tight Spaces

The ideal place to grow your organic garden is in a large back yard with plenty of space, however that is not realistic for many renters and …

Gardening

Language Evolution May Depend On Population Size

More evidence that languages evolve like biological organisms<p>Every year, new words get added to dictionaries around the world, while other words slip from our lexicon. A recent study looked at the rate at which languages pick up or lose vocabulary. The researchers found that, similar to biological …

What If You Could Prevent Alzheimer’s?

What if—in your 20s, 30s, or 40s—you could stop yourself from ever getting Alzheimer’s? One filmmaker says it’s possible.<p>The Human Genome Project was …

Bed Bugs May Be Splitting Into New Species

The bed bug may seem like a recent trend. Even if you haven’t personally suffered an infestation, media coverage of the insect’s comeback has been hard to miss.<p>However, the bed bug is an ancient pest, and our lives have intertwined for millennia. In the late 1990s, for example, archaeologists found …