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Side Effects of Statins

There are currently seven types of statins approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These include:<p>atorvastatin …

10 Strange Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Earth

The planet we all call home is even more bizarre than you might imagine.<p><b>ONE STRANGE ROCK</b> <i>, a global event series, premiers March 26 at 10/9C on National Geographic.</i><p>There’s no doubt that planet Earth is awe-inspiring. That’s even more true for the handful of humans who’ve seen it from space with …

Fusion factory: assembling Iter, the most complex machine ever built

<b>Assembling the world’s largest nuclear fusion experiment is now an engineering problem. But it may be the most daunting challenge that has ever been</b> …

Nuclear Energy

How to find things online even Google doesn't know

Research like an expert.<p>The internet is a big place overflowing with information—which makes it a great place to do research. However, as good as your Google skills might be, even the most well-known search engine doesn't always cut it. Sometimes, you just don't get the results you want—or any …

Taking Ibuprofen For Just A Week Increases Your Chance Of Having a Heart Attack by 50%

This is so concerning.<p>Put those painkillers down, because new research from medical experts warns that some common anti-inflammatory drugs including …

Biomedicine

Best Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency

Fueling your body during an emergency is very different from your everyday diet. Because you’ll probably expend more energy than you normally would, …

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

The incredible record libraries where you can listen to vast archives for free

<b>Sonic treasure troves.</b><p>Vinyl might have a rep for being a notoriously expensive endeavour, but right now hundreds of thousands of records are sitting, …

Scientists just discovered organisms that are distinct from any life forms known to science

by Kristin Houser September 14, 2017 Hard Science 84426<p>New Life<p>On the tree of life, humans share a branch with a diverse array of creatures, all with …

Biology

The 7 Most Effective Fat-Burning Foods

If you’re looking to boost your metabolism, proper nutrition can offer up some easy solutions—outside of the gym. Integrating fat-burning foods into …

The bionic lens could push eyesight beyond 20/20 vision

Beyond Perfect Eyesight<p>In just a few short years, we’ll be able to improve our eyesight to levels we’ve only dreamed of. At first, it’ll be …

Molecules Chilled Close to Absolute Zero Just Smashed a New Physics Record

Scientists are breaking the limits.<p>A two-step cooling process using lasers has allowed physicists to push molecules of calcium monofluoride down to a …

Potential Carbon Capture Game Changer Nears Completion - MIT Technology Review

On a small lot between Houston and the Gulf Coast, in an industrial zone packed with petrochemical factories and gas pipelines, a little-known …

Fossil Fuels

This common drug stops muscle growth, study says

Gym-goers trying to bulk up should avoid taking ibuprofen, a study has found.<p>Experts say long-term regular use of the anti-inflammatory drug can …

Cocoa compound could 'delay or prevent' type 2 diabetes

With diabetes reaching epidemic proportions, the search is on for innovative ways to reduce the burden. Breaking research finds hope in the most …

Hormone injection could eventually reverse memory loss

A daily jab of a bone hormone could one day reverse memory loss offering hope for millions of elderly people who struggle to remember as they …

What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …

The Brain

Special Forces Issue Rolex Submariner

Before the Special Forces Issue Rolex Submariner was a reality, it was a vague idea dreamt up by a group of former members of the UK Special Forces. …

Scientists Just Learned How to Lock Away Carbon a Whole Lot Faster

Thanks, oceans.<p>A key tool in the fight against atmospheric carbon just got a big boost, with scientists finding a way to significantly speed up the …

Replace your dubious iPhone 7 headphone dongle with this $40 Lightning adapter

Let's say you dropped $300-plus on a nice set of wired AKG, Beats, Beyerdynamic, Bose, Bowers & Wilkins, Grado, Oppo, Sennheiser or Ultimate Ears headphones. Then later, you bought an iPhone 7 and discovered it doesn't have a 3.5mm headphone jack onboard. Are you going to toss your headphones to …

Mass extinction already happening here on Earth, scientists say

And there is very little we can do because this era of “biological annihilation” is already underway, scientists have warned.<p>According to a study …

Exactly What One Woman Ate To Get Off Her Cholesterol Meds

According to the CDC, 28% of adults over age 40 are on lipid-lowering statin drugs to help manage their cholesterol. But those medications can come with a cost—statins are known for their side effects, including pain and muscle weakness. (Here's what you need to know if you're taking statins.)<p>When …

Antibacterial soaps may do more harm than good, scientists warn

Anti-bacterial soaps and gels are useless and may cause harm, 200 scientists and medics have warned.<p>The consensus statement, published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives also cautions against the use of antimicrobial agents in food storage containers, exercise mats and …

Type of natural sugar may prevent arteries from clogging

A new study in mice shows that trehalose, a type of natural sugar, may boost the 'housekeeping' abilities of a certain kind of immune cell, thus …

'Sewing machine' surgery cuts pounds, not skin

A promising new weight-loss procedure may be a safe and effective way to help people who want to lose 40 pounds or more, but want to avoid drastic obesity surgery.<p>The innovative, surgery-free method helped patients drop close to 18 percent of their body weight, researchers reported last month.<p>“It's …

You Don’t Need Airpods to Go Wireless

I have an entire box of broken earphones. Cords frayed, jacks bent, earpieces come undone. While I love the 3.5mm jack dearly, it’s no fable that the …

Consumer Tech

New "Instantly Rechargeable" Battery Deals a Fatal Blow to Fossil Fuels

Go With The Flow<p>Purdue researchers have developed technology for an “instantly rechargeable” battery that is affordable, environmentally friendly, …

What do the symbols on your clothing labels really mean?

Washing care decoded<p>We’ve all been there. Got a fab new cashmere top, worn it once, put it in the wash and completely shrunk it, because we put the …

25 Things You Didn't Know About the World's Oceans

In 2008, the United Nations recognized World Oceans Day on June 8 as a time to celebrate the immense bodies of water that make up roughly 70 percent …

11 New Facts Science Has Revealed About The Body

We're just scratching the surface.<p><b>1.</b> Hundreds of genes spring to life after you die - and they keep functioning for up to four days. Together with an …