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12 Unhealthy Foods That Doctors Steer Clear Of

This list might be easier said than done.<p>You've heard this hundreds of times before, but it's still true and it's still important: The foods you eat …

New Discovery Could Allow Us to Edit Memories to Make Them Less Traumatic

This is huge for those with PTSD.<p>Researchers have recently discovered two different types of memory use completely different processes in the same …

The Brain

Exposure to Ozone Kicks Up Chances of Autism 10-Fold in at-Risk Kids

"The increase in risk is striking."<p>Having a higher number of copies of genes has been shown to raise the risk of a child developing autism, as has …

Having an Extra Organ or Body Part Is More Common Than You Think

No, seriously.<p>Doctors thought they were operating on a malignant tumour when they set about removing an unusual oval lump on the right side of a …

Medicine

Physicists Have Figured Out Where The Sun's Plasma Jets Come From

Things are heating up.<p>After over a century of observations and several theories, scientists may have finally nailed the origin of the high-speed …

Universe

These Robot Exoskeletons Can Adjust to The Way You Walk

Walk this way.<p>Scientists have developed special algorithms that enable body scaffolds called exoskeletons to adjust to the walk of the person wearing …

Robotics

US Officials to Lift Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Protections

Some people are not happy.<p>The Interior Department plans to remove the federal protections that the Yellowstone grizzly bear has had under the …

Wildlife

Seismic Blasts Used to Find Oil Can Blow Massive Holes in Plankton Populations

"We were quite gobsmacked."<p>Using bursts of sound to explore the ocean floor for signs of oil deposits has been shown to kill microscopic plankton …

Oceans

Want a Happier Marriage? Look at Cute Pictures of Puppies!

Brainwashing can be a power for good.<p>Scientists have used an unconventional technique to increase the happiness of married couples: brain washing …

Marriage

Gene-Editing Algae Doubles Biofuel Output Potential

Another leap forward for sustainable biofuels.<p>Scientists have created a strain of algae that produces twice as much lipid as its wild parent, a …

Biology

We're Now a Step Closer to Getting Cheap, Fast Internet From Space

Useable satellite internet is nearly here.<p>For many, it's been a years-long pipe dream: Ultra-fast, lag-free internet that comes to your PC or …

Internet

Physical Activity Is Linked to Brain Health, Says a New Alzheimer's Study

Just keep moving.<p>Scientists studying Alzheimer's have found that staying moderately active can lead to healthier brain functions in those at risk of …

The Brain

NASA Are Figuring Out How to Use AI to Build Autonomous Space Probes

Who needs humans?<p>Adding artificial intelligence to the machines we send out to explore space makes a lot of sense, as it means they can make …

How a Plant Just Made It Possible to Create The Best Aerogel Yet

And its perfect for flexible electronics.<p>Whether it's balancing on a blade of grass or taking on the appearance of frozen smoke, aerogels have been …

Engineering

8 Celebrities With Plans to Send Humans to Mars or Beyond

Kris Jenner is really keen to leave.<p>Stephen Hawking says let's go back to the moon, then build a base there - and then do the same thing on Mars. The …

Stephen Hawking

See Into Tight Spaces With This WiFi Endoscopic Camera

Why didn't we think of this?<p>Sometimes you need to see a problem to know how to fix it. Whether that's a clogged drain, engine trouble, or some other …

Wi-Fi

Science Twitter Has Worked Out That Jumping Spiders Can See The Moon

What scientists do when there's a lab spider.<p>Brace yourselves, arachnophobes, as we dive into a topic that's equally as terrifying as it is …

Insects

Feeling Euphoric on a Low-Carb Diet? This Might Be The Reason

Going keto is like an illicit drug?<p>Some people on very low-carb diets say they feel euphoric, have clear minds and lose their appetite.<p>Going low-carb …

Nutrition

We've Finally Worked Out Why Bird Eggs Are Egg-Shaped

It's actually not what we expected.<p>Bird eggs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the stereotypical elongated, pointy-at-one-end, …

Birds

Forgetting Things Could Actually Be Making You Smarter

This is worth remembering.<p>New research suggests bouts of forgetfulness could be caused by a safety mechanism in the brain designed to make sure we're …

The Brain

New Evidence Points to a Tenth Planet in Our Solar System

Planet Nine might have a friend!<p>The Solar System hasn't been the same since Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet, and all bets have …

Universe

Here Are 3 Scientifically Backed Tips to Manage Anxiety

You're not alone.<p>Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had …

Anxiety

Researchers Find The "Achilles' Heel" of Liver Cancer Doesn't Work at All

It doubled the number of tumours.<p>Liver cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths worldwide, and what researchers thought could be …

Cancer

A Confused Immune System Could Be Behind Parkinson's Disease

Evidence is mounting.<p>Researchers have found solid evidence in support of a century old hypothesis claiming the body's own immune system plays a …

Neuroscience

LISA Mission Approved to Bounce Lasers Between Spacecraft Millions of Miles From Earth

Next level gravitational wave hunting.<p>The European Space Agency (ESA) has just selected the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission for …

Astrophysics

Researchers Are Using Viruses to Make Superbugs Commit Suicide

Such sweet irony.<p>The gene-editing technology called CRISPR has its origins as a bacterial immune system against viruses, a feature which could be …

Genetics

Elon Musk Spent $1 Billion Developing Reusable Rockets - How Fast Can He Make It Back?

We've done the calculations.<p>Rockets are as awe-inspiring as they are wasteful. These marvels of engineering typically become trash soon after launch, …

Dead Satellites Could Be Blasted Out of Orbit With Powerful Magnetic Beams

Ready, aim, fire.<p>One scientist is working on a novel solution for knocking dead, broken satellites out of orbit so they can't cause any damage to …

Do Different Sugars Have Different Health Effects?

Sucrose, glucose, or fructose.<p>Our recent article published in the <i>Medical Journal of Australia</i> found that Australian and European soft drinks …

Surgeons Want Robots - if They Know They Will Help Cut Down Their Human Errors

Even small errors can cause long-term damage.<p>How good are humans at performing manual surgery? Major surgical errors must be reported and there has …