Steph Cheung

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Blood test that predicts likelihood of complications after major surgery hailed a breakthrough

Simple test that identifies differences in people's immune systems could save hundreds of lives<p>A simple blood test which can predict whether a patient is likely to suffer life-threatening complications after major surgery, has been developed by scientists, in a breakthrough that could save hundreds …

Low-Oxygen Dead Zones Found In Atlantic Ocean

No psychic powers here<p>Plenty of fish in the sea? Sure. But you won't find any in the Atlantic Ocean's newly discovered dead zones.<p>In a paper published in <i>Biogeosciences</i>, researchers describe pockets of low-oxygenated water traveling across the Atlantic Ocean. They found these so-called dead zones in …

Scientists Figure Out Why Your Knuckles Crack

Short answer: gas bubbles<p>Whether it’s a nervous habit or done just by accident, most people crack their knuckles every once in a while. But the reason why joints crack at all (and the long-term effects of cracking) has been the subject of much debate in the scientific community. With the help of a …

Scientists Can Trick You Into Thinking You’re Invisible

The illusion could one day help people conquer their fears<p>It looks like Muggles have finally caught up with the wizarding world. Neuroscientists from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet gave 125 study participants the illusion of being invisible.<p>The researchers described the invisibility illusion in the …

​Wi-Fi EYE: Scientists developing 3D-printed eyeballs with filters & camera

Contact lenses, glasses and laser surgery may be soon replaced by synthetic eyeballs. Italian researchers believe in about a decade they may be able …

This router hack is injecting ads and porn into random websites

A new strain of malware is using routers to inject ads and pornography into websites, according to a report from Ara Labs. Once a router is compromised, the malware will load third-party content onto almost any website visited by the user. The attack alternates between loading ads and directly …

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