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Inside the fight over the sugar conspiracy

‘To boil it all down to the sugar industry, in our view, it doesn’t capture the whole picture’<p>In a paper published in <i>JAMA Internal Medicine</i> in 2016, researchers suggested that in the 1960s, the sugar industry paid scientists to obscure the relationship between sugar and heart disease, derailing the …

Diabetes

What cells in the human body live the longest?

Although the our bodies are continuously replenishing their cells, some stick around for longer than others.<p>On average, the cells in your body are …

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

How Much Water Do You Really Need To Drink?

You are what you eat — but if you want to get literal about it, you are mostly what you drink. So, how much of that should be water?<p>About 60 percent …

20 Best Affordable Luxury Cars for Less Than $40,000

A luxury car doesn't necessarily have to have a luxury price.<p>In November, the average cost of a new car was $35,870, according to Kelley Blue Book. …

Investing

What is a ‘death clean’ and why should you do it?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>The phrase “death cleaning” may sound jarring to unaccustomed ears, but the concept makes …

How Blockchain, A.I. And Other Tech Trends Will Disrupt Healthcare In 2018

The increased use of artificial intelligence and machine learning is shifting the paradigm of medical research and treatment. These advanced technologies are providing researchers real-time access to every white paper and clinical case study conducted on a genetic disorder.<p>Being able to develop …

Digital Health

The Solar Eclipse Burned an Image of Itself Onto a Woman's Retina

And she was wearing glasses.<p>Like so many others, 26-year-old Nia Payne wanted to view August's historic solar eclipse but didn't have a pair of …

The largest land organism is … a fungus

Maybe you thought it was the giant sequoia or the African elephant. Not even close. The biggest honey fungus identified in North America measures 3.4 …

These are 15 of the best photos scientists took in 2017 — and they show the world in stunning ways

Scientists explore the most unique corners of our world. They survey the frigid waters underneath the edge of Antarctica, watch polar bears circle as they look for a patch of ice to rest on, and gaze up at the stars from the high altitude Chilean desert.<p>They're able to capture some pretty stunning …

Nature

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

It could improve millions of lives.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a new clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet …

The Best Time to Buy a Plane Ticket Is 'Travel Deal Tuesday'

If you’re thinking about buying a plane ticket soon for an upcoming trip, this Tuesday might be the perfect time to buy.<p>Travel app Hopper recently …

Shopping

Bird gets lost at sea, accidentally spawns an entire new species on a remote island

If you get lost at sea and find yourself on an island you’d probably try to build a fire, pile some sticks and stones into a makeshift home and maybe …

Zoology

The Chemical Reaction That Cleans Everything

<b>Q. What exactly does bleach do? If I soak a cracked dish, the stains seem to be gone — but are they really?</b><p><b>A.</b> The active ingredient of bleach is sodium hypochlorite, which is made up of three common elements, sodium, oxygen and chlorine, said May Nyman, professor of chemistry at Oregon State …

Oregon State University

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Forestry

How you should design your home to maximize happiness

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Explorer and the author of "The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World's Happiest People." Here, he shares his insights on how to design your own home, so you can feel more overall happiness.<p><b>Dan Buettner:</b> My name is Dan Buettner. I'm a National …

Happiness

Yale study discovers how very low calorie diets could reverse type 2 diabetes

For some time there have been claims that not only can type 2 diabetes be controlled by diet, but it can also be reversed, effectively curing the …

Diabetes

Harvard study uncovers why fasting can lead to a longer and healthier life

Intermittent fasting diets are all the rage these days. We are seeing everything from the conservative 5:2 diet to more extreme fasting methods …

Diabetes

A Nine-Year Collaboration Has Just Shown How Sugar Influences Cancer Cell Growth

This is huge.<p>There's a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a …

Gambler hits $1.4M jackpot, casino says bingo machine “malfunctioned” | Ars Technica

Gambler has no right to contest non-payment because casino is on tribal land.<p>The cards are always stacked in favor of the casino. Casinos exist for …

Alabama Supreme Court

How many calories you burn doing 39 popular exercises

Everything we do burns calories.<p>But have you ever wondered how your running habits compare to your friend's cycling sessions? Or how your weekend kayaking trip stacked up to a morning swim?<p>Calorie-counting isn't the best way to lose weight— for that, you're better off focusing on which foods you …

Fitness

Concept of Zero Is Centuries Older Than Assumed, Analysis Suggests

In mathematics, zero has two meanings. It can mean nothing, i.e., "I have zero dollars in my bank account," or it can serve as a placeholder that's …

Mathematics

Here's the age you peak at everything throughout life

What are you the best at RIGHT NOW? These are the ages when you peak at everything.<p>From 7 - 8, Learning a new language is easiest. From 9-10, you're least likely to die. At 18, your brain works the fastest.<p>At 22, women are most attractive to men. At 23, People have the highest satisfaction with …

Retirement

Here's how dogs actually see the world

How do dogs see the world? Dogs see differently than humans.<p>The reason lies within the eye. In the eye are light receptors called cones and rods. Cones help us distinguish different colors, while rods help us see in dim light.<p>The number of cones and rods is different for dogs.<p>Turns out, dogs have …

Pets

The Most Powerful Passports in the World, Ranked

With affordable flight deals, new airlines, and innovative hotels popping up all over the world, traveling is more accessible now than ever before. …

How to Pass a Lie Detector Test

Tips for Beating a Polygraph Test<p>A polygraph test or lie detector test is designed to analyze physiological reactions to questions to determine …

17 photos show the meteoric rise and fall of Macy's, JCPenney, and Sears

Macy's recently revealed plans to shut down 100 stores. In July, Sears said it's shuttering 43 US stores, in addition to the 265 closings it announced in early 2017. JCPenney released a list of 138 stores it will close this year.<p>All three chains are considering even more closures as they battle …

Macy's

What a Total Solar Eclipse Looks Like in 4K, Close-Up, and Real-Time

During the Great American Eclipse, photographer JunHo Oh captured this incredible close-up 4K footage of totality in real time. You can see a great …

This Is Why Fall Is The Perfect Time to Plan Your Next Disney Vacation

You never know how a day at Disney World will shake out—and that’s part of the magic that always keeps us coming back for more.<p>Now, season ticket …

10 of the Best American Cities to Live Comfortably on $40,000 a Year

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Much of America's charm is predicated on small-town life. It's community-oriented, nostalgic, …