Annette Lan

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10 Books That Will Make You More Interesting

We’re firm believers in the power of a good book to change lives, and it’s for this reason we set aside time every single day to knock down a few …

Books

Drug to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Passes Critical Test in Mice — NOVA Next | PBS

In a groundbreaking study, researchers found that they were able to effectively reverse type 2 diabetes symptoms in mice by administering a daily …

Diabetes

Cancer Breakthrough Leads China's Biotech Boom

A few days before Craig Chase was discharged from the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Hospital in Nanjing, his doctor told him something he never …

Human Mini-Brains Implanted Into Mice Didn't Just Survive, They Integrated

But the mice didn't seem any smarter than usual.<p>The future of personalized medicine will very likely involve human “spare parts” to replace …

Pope Francis

Scientists stumbled upon a plastic-eating bacterium—then accidentally made it stronger

Hungry, hungry enzymes.<p>The natural world is rapidly becoming a giant pile of plastic waste. There are literally six—<i>six!</i>—ungodly large garbage patches swelling in the ocean. Even areas as far removed from us as the Arctic are not safe. We’re slowly suffocating a lot of natural ecologies with our …

DNA replication caught on film for the first time undermines textbooks

The image you see here isn’t of the USS Enterprise in warp, it’s an image of DNA replication captured for the first time. The interesting part is …

5 Popular Claims About Coconut Oil Broken Down by Science

It's not a miracle cure, guys.<p>Coconuts have been a valued food in tropical areas for thousands of years, traditionally enjoyed as coconut water from …

Scientists figured out how to make cancer cells “commit suicide” — here’s how it works

Scientists have found a way to make cancer cells kill themselves in multiple ways, simultaneously.<p>“It’s like committing suicide by stabbing yourself, …

Cancer Cells

Parkinson's breakthrough: New disease-causing mechanism found

A new study led by scientists in South Korea and Singapore "overturns three decades of consensus" on what causes Parkinson's disease symptoms.<p>A study …

16 Things That Lack of Sleep Can Do to You, According to Science

Not getting enough zzz's at night is hurting your health.<p>From forgetfulness to weight gain to poor performance at work, a lack of <b>sleep</b> comes with a number of harmful side effects. In 2016, one-third of American adults weren't getting a sufficient amount of sleep, according to the Centers for …

Immune System

We Might Have Finally Found The Trigger For Autoimmune Diseases

What makes the body attack itself?<p>Scientists have identified a chain reaction that explains why our own bodies can turn against healthy cells, …

Immunotherapy

Newly discovered particles, and what's in them

Quarks, basically. But more charming than usual<p>Last month the LHCb experiment, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), reported the discovery of a new particle. While this received a reasonable amount of attention, it didn’t really cause as much excitement as, say, last year’s unconfirmed hints of a …

Physics

7 Habits of People Who Age Well

This article originally appeared on Real Simple<p>"Old age," as Bette Davis once said, "is no place for sissies." But that doesn’t mean you need to …

What is Bone Broth, and Should I Drink It?

What is Bone Broth, and Can I Drink It?<p>Say hello to the next kale smoothie.<p>August 18, 2017<p>Like many of you, I spend much of my free time scrolling …

Elasticity

Eye scan could spot Alzheimer’s decades before symptoms emerge

A simple eye test could spot Alzheimer’s disease 20 years before symptoms develop, according to new research.<p>A study of patients with the devastating …

Dementia

Nasa to wake up New Horizons spacecraft for voyage into mysterious Third Zone

Nasa is to wake up its New Horizons spacecraft next month following a five month hibernation, ahead of a journey deeper into one of the most mysterious regions of the Solar System.<p>New Horizons, which captured incredible images of Pluto in July 2015, was powered down in April to conserve energy as …

Your Eyes Aren't the Only Parts of Your Body That 'See'

Welcome to the world of nonvisual photoreception.<p><b>By Thomas Cronin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County</b><p>We humans are uncommonly visual creatures. …

Biology

Scientists finally know what is causing underwater 'fairy circles' — and it's not good

Have you — like many — been dumbfounded by the mysterious underwater “fairy circles” found in the Mediterranean and Baltic sea? If so, you’re not …

Seafloor

A UK Woman Has an Extra Cone Cell in Her Eyes and Can See More Colors

After more than 25 years of searching, neuroscientists in the UK recently announced that they’ve discovered a woman who has an extra type of cone …

This Handheld Detector Spotted A Never-Before-Seen Physics Phenomenon

The Wallflower Particle<p>It sounds like the setup to a nerdy joke: “What did the physicists say when they saw a neutrino bump into a nucleus? …

Physics

The One Fiber You Should Eat Before 10 A.M. For Weight Loss

Breakfast sets the stage for your day, so you better cast the best food in the lead role. The right way to start the morning is with a meal that will …

23 Ways Grocery Stores Are Scamming You

20 Foods That Turn Back Your Metabolic Clock

Think of these foods as Peter Pan’s dirty little secret.<p>We’ve discovered the Fountain of Youth—and it’s in your kitchen.<p>Although scientists haven’t …

Octopus research shows that consciousness isn’t what makes humans special

Whether or not octopuses should be viewed as charming or terrifying very much depends on your personal perspective. But it’s hard to deny their intelligence.<p>Octopuses can squirt water at an annoyingly bright bulb until it short-circuits. They can tell humans apart (even those who are wearing the …

Consciousness

The 19 Best Foods for Health and Happiness

If a single food was guaranteed to make you instantly slim or happy, or end your allergy woes, stores would have to fight back the feverish shoppers. …

Nutrition

Scientists are creating a cell-phone battery that charges instantly

Researchers at Drexel University’s College of Engineering are working on a special material that will one day provide the capacity for instant battery charging. This is made possible by super-conductive two-dimensional MXene material.<p>The quest for a better battery has been ongoing since Alessandro …

Jupiter is so big it does not actually orbit the sun

But each time I read it to her — sometimes three or more times a day — I furrow my nerdy brow at this line: "Of all the planets that circle the sun, giant Jupiter is the biggest one."<p>The gas giant is indeed the largest planet in the solar system, weighing more than twice the mass of all the other …

How Nanoparticles And a Common Spice Are Killing Cancer Cells

by Science Alert July 28, 2017 Health & Medicine 28360<p>David Nield<p>A Cure for Cancer<p>Scientists have come up with a potential new way to treat …

Cancer

Scientists Successfully Slow Aging in Mice Using Stem Cells

The Key is in the Brain<p>Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York have successfully tested a new procedure on mice that could …

Stem Cells