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Yes, bacon really is killing us

Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson<p>There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a …

Sandwiches

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of …

The Algorithm That Makes Preschoolers Obsessed With YouTube

Surprise eggs and slime are at the center of an online realm that’s changing the way the experts think about human development.<p>Toddlers crave power. Too bad for them, they have none. Hence the tantrums and absurd demands. <i>(No, I want</i> this <i>banana, not that one, which looks identical in every way but</i> …

Photons direct photons, giving hope for all-optical quantum logic

Photons talk to each other, making optical quantum computer more feasible.<p>All the early quantum computing work was done with light. Light is very …

9 Diabetes Breakthroughs You Need to Know About

Science hard at work!<p>Diabetes is not just one condition - but whether your body is struggling with blood sugar levels due to type 1, or type 2, or …

Diabetes

A visual explanation of quantum mechanics

From the ViaScience YouTube channel comes this 31-part video explainer of quantum mechanics. As the introduction video notes, there is a fair bit of …

Quantum Mechanics

Super Fast Cosmic Clouds Could Unearth a Slew of Hidden Black Holes in Milky Way

You don't hear that happening every day.<p>Clouds move at a snail’s pace in Earth’s atmosphere, but in outer space, they’re capable of zooming through …

Universe

Clues emerge in mystery of flickering quasars

Some of the Universe's most luminous objects have disappeared much faster than expected.<p>Some of the brightest objects in the Universe — quasars — are …

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Communication without particle transmission.<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called …

Quantum Physics

What Apple Cider Vinegar Can—and Can't—Do for Your Health

Name a health problem. Any health problem. Chances are, if you poke around the Internet, you’ll find an article touting that apple cider vinegar …

Diabetes

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

Early Results From NASA's Twin Study Are Actually Kinda Unnerving

We can't predict what space will do to us.<p>When it comes to seasoned astronaut Scott Kelly - who last year broke the US record for most time spent in …

Space Science

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

The science behind why you should spend money on family holidays instead of toys

Parents have been wasting hundreds of pounds on toys, according to one of Britain’s leading child psychologists, and should be spending their money on holidays instead.<p>“Do you have any idea what an extraordinary proportion of presents we give children aren’t actually wanted or valued?” asks Oliver …

We can't directly see black holes. But this time lapse shows the awesome power of their gravity.

Watch: stars orbit the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy.<p>No astronomer has even seen a black hole through a telescope. They’re dark, often occluded by matter, and actually very small compared with many of the stars in the sky. We’ve never directly seen the ring of material around …

Black Holes

Here's How Stress Might Cause Heart Attacks, Strokes

A new study using brain scans shows how stress might cause heart attacks: people whose fear centers are more active also have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.<p>The findings point to the amygdala — often called the fear center in the brain. But the amygdala, which are a nut-sized pair of …

Medical Research

Your appendix might serve an important biological function after all

One of the first things you learn about evolution in school is that the human body has a number of 'vestigial' parts— appendix, wisdom teeth, tailbone — that gradually fell out of use as we adapted to more advanced lifestyles than our primitive ancestors.<p>But while our wisdom teeth are definitely …

Stephen Hawking Claims Black Holes Are Pathway To Reach Another Universe

A dark gap or Black hole is formed when an extensive star begins coming up that is short on fuel and starts to fall under its own gravity. Such a …

Many may suffer from genetic mutation that affects aorta

<b>HOUSTON</b> - Thoracic aortic dissection is a serious condition affecting the cardiovascular system. There is a way to prevent this sudden and deadly …

Scientists Think They've Uncovered The 'Missing Element' Inside Earth's Core

The last 5%.<p>It’s well known that the innermost part of Earth is made mostly of iron (about 85 percent). Nickel accounts for about 10 percent. That …

Geology

End Of The World? An Asteroid That Could Do Damage Grazed Planet Earth

As people slept peacefully in their beds Monday morning, an asteroid narrowly missed the Earth at around 7:47 a.m. EST.<p>The moving rock, which was …

Deepest X-ray image ever is chock-full of black holes

Astronomers are getting their best look yet at black holes by studying the deepest X-ray image ever obtained.<p>About 70 percent of the objects in the …

Universe

Tip: The Kettlebell Bench Press

This floor press variation can correct faulty motor patterns, build your pecs and triceps, and even fix your achy shoulders. Check it out.<p>When it …

This May Be the Best Explanation Yet For That Mysterious ‘Alien Megastructure’

New research suggests that Tabby’s star—the celestial object voted most likely to host an alien megastructure—is acting weirdly because it recently …

Universe

Half of young people have so many 'emotional problems' they cannot focus at school, study finds

Half of young people have so many emotional problems they cannot focus at school, a study has found.<p>Some 48 per cent of youngsters said that they experienced problems during their school years that prevented them from concentrating on their academic work.<p>Of these, 46 per cent did not talk to anyone …

Exercising Twice a Week Is Plenty, Says Best Study Ever

We're bombarded every day with messages about hitting the gym and working out on our social channels (I think I've memorized some of my friends' workout regimens because of their photo stream, TBH). Many people seem to find joy in documenting their gym affairs. More power to them! But looking …

Milky Way’s black hole may hurl galactic spitballs our way

<b>GRAPEVINE, TEXAS</b> — The gargantuan black hole at the center of the Milky Way is a little like an unruly kid, hurling spitballs. But unlike a child’s …

Black Holes

NASA just explained why Moon dust is 'levitating' above the lunar surface

NASA scientists have figured out why dust particles on the Moon are floating several centimetres above the surface, despite the fact that there's no wind or flowing water to propel them up there.<p>The discovery could not only explain how these dust particles are transported across vast distances on …

Particles

Infant Brains Reveal How the Mind Gets Built

Is the brain a blank slate, or is it wired from birth to understand the world? An ambitious new study put infants into an MRI machine to reveal a …

The Brain

A Giant Gas Cloud Is Coming Toward Us At 700,000 Miles Per Hour

We only have 30 million years until it plows into the Milky Way.<p>An invisible cloud of gas is speeding toward our Milky Way galaxy at 700,000 miles per hour. But don't worry: It will take about 30 million years to get here.<p>It's a case of “what goes up must come down," according to Hubble Space …