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5 Popular Claims About Coconut Oil Broken Down by Science

It's not a miracle cure, guys.<p>Coconuts have been a valued food in tropical areas for thousands of years, traditionally enjoyed as coconut water from …

My giant JavaScript Basics course is now live on YouTube. And it’s 100% free.

My JavaScript Basics course is now live on freeCodeCamp’s YouTube channel.<p>The great thing about this course is that it also aligns with the Basic …

Want a Younger Brain? Forget Sudoku and Do This

Mental age is more in your control than you might think.<p>Nobody wants to lose cognitive function, especially when so much of business--and life in general--depends on being "on top of it" to stay ahead of the competition. But statistically speaking, the reality is, you have to fight to stay sharp. …

The Brain

The discovery of a giant neuron could help explain how the brain creates consciousness

Nobody yet understands how a collection of mushy cells in the brain gives rise to the brilliance of consciousness seen in higher-order animals, including humans. But two discoveries give scientists vital clues to how human consciousness works.<p>In 2014, a 54-year-old woman went to George Washington …

Consciousness

Baidu's 'Ring Allreduce' Library Increases Machine Learning Efficiency Across Many GPU Nodes

Baidu's ring allreduce algorithmBaidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL) announced an implementation of the ring allreduce algorithm for the deep …

Machine Learning

The Perfect Office - Flter Secure Router, Canon EOS M6 Camera, Office Ideas and More

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Train for a Tactical Physique

The average lifter follows a traditional gym program, which is made up of body part splits that start with chest day every Monday. This style of …

Why Learn Functional Programming in JavaScript? (Composing Software)

Note: This is part of the “Composing Software” series on learning functional programming and compositional software techniques in JavaScript ES6+ …

This New Immunotherapy Technique Could Prevent All Kinds of Food Allergies

Yes please.<p>Food allergies are frustrating at best and life-threatening at worst, but scientists have developed an immunotherapy technique that can …

Immunotherapy

Researchers Uncover a New Disruption at the Root of Parkinson's

<i>Summary: Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that causes Parkinson’s can prevent synapses from coping with the stress of intense brain</i> …

Diet-Altering Gut Bacteria and Their Role in Multiple Sclerosis

You may be surprised to learn that those trillions of tiny organisms called bacteria that live in your gut affect the development and functioning of …

'Universal cancer vaccine’ breakthrough claimed by experts

Scientists have taken a “very positive step” towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer that makes the body’s immune system attack tumours …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Trigger For Killing Cancer Cells

Activate those cell assassins.<p>Scientists have found a new way of triggering the death of cancer cells, using the body's own cell-clearing function. …

Nanoparticles beat back atherosclerosis

Careening through the bloodstream, a single nanoparticle is dwarfed by red blood cells whizzing by that are 100 times larger. But when specially …

Medical Research

This Medical Breakthrough Could Drastically Reduce Heart Attacks

A group of Icelandic researchers, part of an Amgen (amgn) unit called deCODE genetics, uncovered a rare and previously unknown genetic variation in …

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Here's One Big Way Sex Is Good for a Man's Health, According to Science

3.9K<p>SHARES<p>We already know that having a lot of sex is good for you. It keeps you young and it makes you happy, but did you know that it also keeps …

A new experiment reversed the effects of Alzheimer’s in mice in a single week

Researchers have discovered that an injection of a protein called IL-33 can reverse Alzheimer's-like symptoms and cognitive decline in mice, …

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A range of diseases — from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer's disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are linked …

Unfortunately, mutations allow HIV to evade CRISPR gene-editing treatment

Earlier this month, researchers published encouraging results that showed how gene editing could be used to target HIV and prevent it from attacking …

Key gene in development of celiac disease has been found in 'junk' DNA

40% of the population carry the main risk factor for celiac disease but only 1% develop the disease. A newly found gene that influences its …

Celiac Disease

Sweet drug clears cholesterol, reverses heart disease—and was found by parents

Here’s how parents of kids with rare disease found what may be blockbuster drug.<p>Two parents’ quest to save their twin daughters’ lives from a rare, …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

Scientists Have Removed HIV From Human Immune Cells Using a New Gene-Editing Technique

They've managed to shut down HIV replication permanently.<p>Using the much-touted CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method, scientists have demonstrated how they …

Genetics

Those Who Dared To Discover: 15 Women Scientists You Should Know

15 Trailblazing Female Scientists to Discover this Women's History Month <br>For centuries, women have made important contributions to the sciences, but …

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Research shows weight loss and improved cholesterol levels with walnut-rich diet

A walnut-rich, higher fat diet showed comparable weight loss to a lower fat, higher carbohydrate diet among overweight and obese women<p>Folsom, Calif., …

Holistic Medicine

Scientists Discover a Key Mechanism That Could Prevent Alzheimer's-Related Memory Loss

It's about blocking the right proteins at the right time.<p>We're seeing some exciting progress being made in the fight against neurodegenerative …

Neuroscience

Scientists Have Extended The Lifespan of Mice by Up to 35 Percent - With No Adverse Effects

They not only lived longer lives - they were healthier too.<p>A new study has shown that the lifespans of mice can be extended by up to 35 percent by …

Ask Ethan: How Fast Do Gravitational Waves Travel?

One of the most surprising predictions of Einstein’s General Relativity is the existence of not just matter, radiation and other particle-based forms of energy, but the existence of gravitational radiation itself, or fundamental “ripples” in the very fabric of spacetime. This is one of the toughest …

Physics