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Study Reveals How Earth Would Change if it Suddenly Spun the Other Way

While other planets are indubitably lovely, Earth is the one that carries us around day in and day out. It also has LaCroix, a delicious beverage …

Earth Science

Even one night of bad sleep causes dangerous changes in your brain, a new study found

One of the most important things that happens when we drift off at night is a cleansing process: sleep helps remove toxins from the human brain.<p>Scientists recently found that even one night of sleep deprivation causes the buildup of a kind of protein that's known to make up the plaque that …

Dementia

Scientists discover a role for 'junk' DNA

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have determined how satellite DNA, …

Genetics

The myth of the Indian vegetarian nation

<b>What are the most common myths and stereotypes about what Indians eat?</b><p>The biggest myth, of course, is that India is a largely vegetarian country.<p>But that's not the case at all. Past "non-serious" estimates have suggested that more than a third of Indians ate vegetarian food.<p>If you go by three …

India

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

Pain

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Universe

These 4 Cosmic Phenomena Travel Faster Than The Speed of Light

Breaking the light barrier.<p>When Albert Einstein first predicted that light travels the same speed everywhere in our Universe, he essentially stamped …

Why You Shouldn't Eat a Slug (In Case You Need Reasons)

Hint: A brain-infesting worm carried by gastropods is spreading around the world.<p>Sam Ballard was 19 years old when friends at a party dared him to swallow a slug. Within days, the Australian teen developed a rare form of meningitis and fell into a coma that lasted more than a year. Even after …

Zoology

WHO launches health review after microplastics found in 90% of bottled water

Researchers find levels of plastic fibres in popular bottled water brands could be twice as high as those found in tap water<p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water after a new analysis of some of the world’s most popular …

Pollution

Newly Discovered "Super-Deep Diamond" Reveals a Rare Earth Mineral Inside

"It's what most natural scientists dream about."<p>The Cullinan mine, located on a diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe in the Gauteng province of South …

Earth Science

The dark reasons so many rich people are miserable human beings

It’s no picnic having a massive bank balance<p>Mo money, mo problems.<p>New research shows the richer we get, the less happy we become. A study, published …

Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

Human eggs grown to full maturity in a lab for first time

LONDON — Scientists have the first time grown human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity.<p>Publishing their result in the journal Molecular Human Reproduction on Friday, scientists from Britain and the United States said it could one day help in …

Genetics

Climate change could unleash vast reserves of toxic mercury from Arctic permafrost

Climate change — aka, global warming, which virtually every credible scientist has agreed is mankind’s doing — is most often associated with the …

Challenging core belief: Have we misunderstood how Earth's solid center formed?

It is widely accepted that the Earth's inner core formed about a billion years ago when a solid, super-hot iron nugget spontaneously began to …

Chemistry

Mixing herbal remedies and conventional drugs 'could be harmful'

Alternative treatments could alter effects of prescription medication, warn researchers<p>Herbal remedies such as St John’s wort, ginseng and ginkgo biloba could have harmful interactions with conventional drugs, scientists have warned.<p>In an extensive review of the medical literature, the team …

Medicine

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Human Skin Doesn't Leak

Despite us losing 500 million skin cells per day.<p>Our skin might give us grief sometimes, but one thing we can always depend on it to do is not start …

What Are Antioxidants And Are They All They're Hyped Up to Be?

There is no magic pill.<p>Antioxidants seem to be everywhere; in superfoods and skincare, even chocolate and red wine. Products that contain …

Wellness

How We Nearly Missed One Of The Largest Volcanic Eruptions Of The Century

IRA FLATOW: This is Science Friday. I’m Ira Flatow, lots of stuff to talk about this hour. A bit later. We’ll evaluate the science behind sleep …

Geology

How to Stay Alert Without Caffeine - Try These Science-Based Tricks Next Time You're Tired

Skip that second coffee.<p>Even after a good night's sleep, all it takes is one rough commute or frustrating meeting to majorly wear us down.<p>That's …

This Is Why You Should Never Hold in a Sneeze

A recently released case report, courtesy of the <i>BMJ,</i> reaffirms one of life’s important lessons: Don’t try to hold back a sneeze. Especially, don’t do …

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

Even more proof Australian wildlife is nuts.<p>It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records …

Birds

Volcanic Rock Discovery Calls Theories About Life's Origins Into Question

Animals may have emerged under very different conditions.<p>Charles Darwin, father of evolutionary biology, wrote in 1871 that life first emerged in …

Earth Science

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Carl Sagan

We Might Have Been Wrong Telling People to Take Daily Vitamins, New Study Suggests

The evidence just isn't there.<p>It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and, of course, take your vitamins.<p>Or not.<p>…

The New England Journal of Medicine

Plants Are Better at Complex Decision-Making Than We Ever Realised

Pretty good for not having a brain.<p>We know that plants can learn, and make decisions, and we now have a new level of insight into the decision-making …

Research

Calcium And Vitamin D May Not Protect Against Bone Fractures After All

Um... what?<p>One of the most contentious questions in nutrition science over the past decade has been whether older adults should be taking …

Vitamin D