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Clearer skin, fewer vitamins: How a vegan diet can change your body

Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the …

Nutrition

This Two Billion Year-Old Natural Reactor May Hold The Key To Safe Nuclear Waste Disposal

The Oklo-reactor in Gabon, Africa is one of the most intriguing geological formations found on planet Earth. Here, naturally occurring fissile materials in two billion year-old rocks have sustained a slow nuclear fission reaction like that found in a modern nuclear reactor.<p>Uranium-235 is a …

Energy

7 Amazing Science Toys/Gadgets!

1914: Countdown to catastrophe

From 23 July to 4 August 1914, Britain was transformed from a nation willing to watch a European war from the sidelines to a determined combatant. …

Europe

There Was No Big Bang Singularity

Almost everyone has heard the story of the Big Bang. But if you ask anyone, from a layperson to a cosmologist, to finish the following sentence, “In the beginning, there was…” you’ll get a slew of different answers. One of the most common ones is “a singularity,” which refers to an instant where …

Universe

Tesla Model 3 teardown gives incredible look at the electric powertrain

On the surface, Tesla’s Model 3 is already highly successful and well-received among those who have driven it.<p>But the vehicle’s architecture and technology are also believed to represent a significant step change by several people doing breakdowns and reverse engineering the vehicle.<p>Now we get a …

Tesla Model 3

What Is Magnetism? Definition, Examples, Facts

A Simple Introduction to Magnetism<p>Magnetism is defined as an attractive and repulsive phenomenon produced by moving electric charge. The affected …

Magnetism

The One Reason Why You're Not Losing Weight is Simpler Than You'd Think

Just because you’re working your butt off in the gym, sweating profusely, gasping for oxygen, experiencing all the post-workout soreness and seeing your weight dramatically decrease, doesn’t mean you’re burning fat. Yes, the truth really hurts, even more than your muscles do after a week at the gym.<p>…

Body Fat

Why some people being treated with anti-psychotics gain weight

Anti-psychotic medication is one of the most common ways of treating people with mental health problems such as schizophrenia. In fact, more than …

The Arrival of Artificial Intelligence

Chris Dixon opened a truly wonderful piece in the Atlantic entitled How Aristotle Created the Computer like this:<p>The history of computers is often …

Wally: Do you mind if I take Steve Jobs' advice and practice meditation and mindfulness? Science says meditation can reduce stress and make me more …

Why String Theory Still Offers Hope We Can Unify Physics

In October 1984 I arrived at Oxford University, trailing a large steamer trunk containing a couple of changes of clothing and about five dozen …

Physics

Bomb shuts down A3 motorway

Traffic was jammed up as deep as 20 kilometres on the Autobahn 3 around Offenbach, a suburb of Frankfurt, on Wednesday morning, according to the …

Airports

Why do we have blood types?

More than a century after their discovery, we still don’t know what blood groups like O, A and B are for. Do they really matter? Carl Zimmer investigates.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was …

Medical Research