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Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer, study finds

Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald's meals for 10 days straight<p>Eating junk food kills stomach bacteria which protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel conditions and autism, fresh studies have …

Guy Given Second Trip with Family After Sad Vacation Photos Go Viral

Some months ago, 34-year-old telecom worker Kevin Blandford of Louisville, Kentucky, won a free vacation to Puerto Rico from his job. His daughter …

Fantastic Physics Valentines You Can Use To Woo

1. Print out double-sided 2. Give to crush 3. Garner endless love<p>I'm sure (P<0.0000003) I would fall for anyone who gave me one of these. The cards above are Valentines from <i>Symmetry</i>, a magazine published by Fermilab and SLAC, two particle-accelerator facilities based in the U.S. My favorite thing …

Blindfolded Muslim takes to the street for hugging experiment

A blindfolded Muslim man stands on a street in Toronto with a sign asking passersby to give him a hug - and films the reaction<p>"I am a Muslim. I am labelled as a terrorist. I trust you. Do you trust me? Give me a hug."<p>Those were the words at Mustafa Mawla's feet as he stood blindfolded with …

Muslim rule and compass: the magic of Islamic geometric design

To paraphrase Monty Python, what has Islam ever done for us? You know, apart from the algebra, the trigonometry, the optics, the astronomy and the many other scientific advances and inventions of the Islamic Golden Age.<p>Well, if you like art and interiors, there’s always the stunning patterns that …

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Banish smartphones and computers from bedroom to get a good sleep, say scientists

A study teenagers found that those who used a computer in the hour before bedtime were nearly three times as likely to get less than five hours sleep<p>Health experts have warned for years watching television before bed is bad for sleep.<p>But now researchers say other gadgets like tablets, smartphones …

Three-parent babies: an ethical boundary is being crossed

The new techniques may prevent babies being born with mitochondrial disease but they will not cure those who have been born already<p>Scientists, naturally, like to make advances in science and the fact of mitochondrial disease being passed on by parents to their children is clearly one which science …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

Who are you?

Project info<p>Do you believe that you can tell a person’s character by looking at their shoes? A simple test for you! Look down at your shoes right now. What are you wearing? Sneakers? Shiny, well-polished shoes? High heels? Well, whatever your choice, this test shows that shoes can paint a picture …

Shelf Life: Six ways to prepare a coelacanth

Coelacanths originally appeared in the fossil record between 415-360 million years ago. The first specimen was discovered and described from a fossilised tail in 1839 by biologist and geologist, Louis Agassiz. Originally thought to have gone extinct alongside the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, no …

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Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

How giving your loved-one the silent treatment can do more harm than arguing

People who sulk or expect their partner to mind read their mind end up even unhappier in their relationship<p>It is a tactic every couple knows but new research has found that people who give their loved-one the silent treatment end up only making themselves unhappy.<p>Being withdrawn is a form of …

The Best DIY Projects Of 2014

From hacked beer cans to drivable fish tanks, these are the coolest, craziest projects of the year<p>Makers enjoyed a particularly fruitful year in 2014. They created projects ranging from the simple to the complex, the small to the large, and the useful to the bat$&*t crazy. In celebration of that …

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Talks Space Photography and Recreates Some Images with Macro

Astronaut and photographer Chris Hadfield recently paid a visit to the At-Bristol science center in the UK. In the 8-minute video above, Hadfield …

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How Information Theory Unifies Quantum Mechanics

A new framework ties together wave-particle duality and quantum uncertainty with bits.<p>Two parallel mysteries of quantum mechanics, so-called wave-particle duality and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, are in reality one and the same. This is according to a new framework developed by physicists …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Galaxies Collide, Gullies Get Frosted, and Cities Light Up

Colliding galaxies put on a show, Martian gullies meet Jack Frost, and cities glitter for the holidays in this week's best space pictures.

25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we can confidently say that this has been an amazing year for wedding photography.<p>We've scoured wedding blogs, Pinterest and reached out to talented photographers across the country and around the world to compile the very best wedding photos of 2014. Below are 25 of our …

Threats don't stop kids from lying - Futurity

When kids tell lies, threatening to punish them isn't such a good idea. In fact, it often backfires.

Scientists are making incredible movies of molecules using X-rays

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory<p>If you thought you knew what high-res slow-motion video looks like, think …

High-speed camera tracks light at 100 billion fps

For most of us, high-speed image capture, say 120 or 240 frames per second, is enough to get a good look at stuff happening in the blink of an eye -- like a water droplet hitting the ground or a Bichon Frisé snagging his favorite ball. For faster subjects, industrial-strength high-speed cameras can …

Boris Johnson caught in mid-air drama with 'off his head' passenger

Boris Johnson was caught up in a mid-air drama as he tried to reason with an abusive air passenger who later had to be detained by the police<p>Boris Johnson has intervened in an attempt to calm a passenger who became abusive and violent on an international flight from Kuala Lumpur to London.<p>A member …

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25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

Willy Wonka-style elevator uses magnets to move sideways

German company ThyssenKrupp says its revolutionary new design means you will never wait more than 30 seconds for a lift<p>Everywhere you look, transport is being dragged into the 21st century - <b>Google is developing driverless cars</b>, <b>Uber has revolutionised the taxi business</b>, and <b>trains can hover over</b> …

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Plane screw comes loose and smashes into window

The Reddit user Skips_LegDay posted these images earlier this week, explaining: “So about halfway through my flight I heard a loud POP, looked out my window at a bolt that flew off the prop and broke through the outer pane.”<p>“People around me heard it and seemed nervous once they saw the source of …

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26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

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