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Scientists Say They've Discovered Why Eating Less Could Slow Down Ageing

It's all to do with cells' protein.<p>Eating less has already been linked to longer lifespans in worms, flies, mice and monkeys – and now scientists …

Medicine

'I have tuberculosis in my brain'

<b>"Having tuberculosis in the brain is so painful. Sometimes I just wish I could cut off my head and put it to one side."</b><p>Johnny Islam, 29, is from Leyton in east London. Although having TB in the brain is rare, the disease itself is not.<p>Once deadly in the Victorian era - when it was known as the …

I've Traveled to 70 Countries Solo—This Is the One Everyone Should Visit

Packing up your possessions, booking a ticket, and venturing to a foreign country on your own is one of the most daunting but liberating things you …

Time I

9 Signs Your Hormones Are Off-Balance (and How to Fix It)

You stock your fridge with healthy foods, try to be as active as possible, and only indulge on special occasions—so why can’t you push past a weight …

Wellness

Brain hormone triggers fat burning regardless of food intake

Although the neurotransmitter serotonin has previously been shown to play a central role in regulating appetite (amongst other things), the reasons …

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

Lab notes: It's life, Jim, but not as we know it

This week’s biggest stories<p>Things took a turn for the mythological this week with the creation of a human-pig hybrid, or chimera. It marks the first time that embryos combining two large, distantly-related species have been produced and is a big step towards being able to generate human hearts, …

Hubble Space Telescope

Scientists move Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The keepers of the Doomsday Clock have moved the symbolic countdown to potential global catastrophe 30 seconds closer to midnight …

Armenia: A Cradle of Christianity and World Wonders

Europe’s Last Undiscovered Corner is a country on the move, and once again coming out of its shell<p>By Bruce Northam<p>Although music rarely makes me cry, …

Images of HTC Ocean Note phablet leak ahead of tomorrow's launch

HTC will announce at least one new device at its press conference, which kicks off tomorrow, January 12. According to the latest rumors, we can expect the company to take the wraps off a smartphone codenamed Ocean Note.<p>Recently, images of the rumored device have been posted online that show the …

The Devastating Consequences of Unequal Access to Healthy Food

Diabetes rates in the United States have nearly quadrupled over the past three decades. About 30 million Americans currently suffer from diabetes, …

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head. Does some creative block have you feeling stuck? Go for a …

Test predicts which children will grow up to be drain on society - when they are just three years old

A simple test at the age of three can determine whether children will grow up to be a burden on society, needing excessive welfare, ending up in jail or becoming obese.<p>Scientists at King’s College London followed more than 1,000 children from before school until they were 38, to find out if it was …