Jonathan Byron

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Scientists Just Successfully Reversed Ageing in Lab Grown Human Cells

Whoa.<p>The ability to reverse ageing is something many people would hope to see in their lifetime. This is still a long way from reality, but in our …

Medicine

Researchers Find Grave Downside to Sleeping More Than 8 Hours a Day

"I think that longer sleep could be a red flag."<p>It’s no secret that chronic sleep deprivation is taking its toll on America’s health, but a new study …

Sleep

Don’t put plastic containers in microwave or dishwasher, new research says

Do you regularly heat up leftovers in plastic food-storage containers? Do you put plastic reusable water bottles in the dishwasher when they need a …

Immune System

A Stanford neurologist’s nine simple tips for quality sleep

The serious consequences of sleep deprivation perennially capture society’s attention. And, as kids head back to school, sleep and a lack of it are of particular concern.<p>Compared to historical norms, how have our contemporary expectations of sleep changed? What are the effects of inadequate sleep? …

Sleep

Mars to track blood moon in double celestial treat on Friday

Whether you are scrambling to pack for a holiday or swigging an ale in your local beer garden, take a moment on Friday evening to look up. The longest “blood moon” this century will be closely tracked by Mars through the sky in a double celestial treat of a kind that will not be repeated for …

East Africa

Scientists Identify a "New Type of Depression"

Scientists want to develop new antidepressant drugs.<p>An estimated half of the 322 million people affected by depression don’t appear to benefit from …

NASA seriously wants to send humans to Venus now

Mars and the moon are already at the top of NASA’s prospect list for future human exploration and possibly colonies, but another planet has recently …

The Universe Has a Lot More Huge Stars Than Scientists Thought

A surprisingly large number of massive stars have been spotted in regions across the universe, shedding new light on how galaxies near and far …

Seven ways to minimise the risk of having a stroke

Know the signs; early treatment prevents lasting damage<p>A stroke is the damage caused by a clot or a bleed in the brain. It is the major cause of serious long-term disability in the UK. A quarter of strokes occur in people under 65, and the damage caused ranges from minimal changes picked up on a …

Medical Research

I finally tried the buzzy vitamin everyone’s talking about—here’s what happened

My kitchen staples include cage-free eggs, farm-grown spinach, and sustainably sourced honey. In short, you can say I’m a mindful shopper. But until …

This Book From the 1930s Can Teach You How to Create a Genuinely Happy Life

This obscure author already understood the lessons of modern happiness science decades ago.<p>What is the most common regret that pains people facing the end of their lives? According to a hospice nurse who has written about her experiences providing end-of-life care, the most common regret of the …

Science Says It's Pointless To Take Most Vitamin Supplements, Except For This One

If you've ever found yourself in the health and wellness aisle of your local pharmacy, wondering in total confusion which vitamins you should take …

Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut

The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some …

The war on gluten

The patients weren't crazy—Knut Lundin was sure of that. But their ailment was a mystery. They were convinced gluten was making them sick. Yet they …

An Explosion of Never-Before-Seen Minerals Could Mark The Dawn of Our New Geological Epoch

Welcome to the Anthropocene.<p>Scientists have identified a sudden explosion of mineral diversity on the surface of our planet that would not exist if …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for fish cakes with wild garlic messine

The deliciously silky, buttery and piquant sauce messine is from an Elizabeth David classic, created in postwar Britain when ingredients such as cream and butter became available to the public again. It is a wonderful foil for the new season’s wild garlic, now sprouting up in woodlands across the …

6 Weird Warning Signs That Could Indicate Your Heart Is in Trouble

See your doctor if you have any concerns about these.<p>The heart, so integral to life, sits in its protective cage in the chest, going about its work …

Your Brain on Ketones

The modern prescription of high carbohydrate, low fat diets and eating snacks between meals has coincided with an increase in obesity, diabetes, and …

Nutrition

Doctors Have Restored The Sight of Two People in a Monumental World First

This could end one of the most common forms of blindness.<p>British physicians have successfully used stem cells to repair the degenerating tissue at …

The 40 Best Ways to Conquer Your 40s | Best Life

A little more than 100 years ago, the average human didn’t live past their mid-40s. These days, being in your 40s means you may not even be halfway …

Stephen Hawking Never Answered His 'Most Interesting' Scientific Question

Stephen Hawking died today (March 14), leaving behind a massive legacy of work as an astrophysicist, science communicator, activist, and figure of …

The 6 supplements you should take every day, according to functional medicine docs

Navigating the supplement aisle at your local Whole Foods or health store can feel like a high-stakes obstacle course: What does “IU” stand for again …

Wellness

Scientists say the dream of unlimited clean energy is about to come true

In just 15 years, the U.S. will be producing unlimited amounts of nearly free, completely green energy. Not only would such an energy holy grail mean the end of humanity’s dependence on expensive fossil fuels, it would also be a panacea for climate change.<p>Amazingly, this is not a science fiction. …

Your favorite ‘healthy’ foods are making you fat

Going to the grocery store has long been tedious, but now it’s become downright befuddling. Shoppers are bombarded with labels touting foods as …

Your Plant-Based Protein Powder Is Likely Full of Lead and Arsenic: Check This List

"Approximately 75 percent of protein powders had measurable levels of lead." Stunned? Us too. If you're a protein-powder junkie, it might be time to reassess — especially if you use a plant-based blend.<p>Clean Label Project, the national nonprofit focused on health and transparency in product …

Arctic Transformed into Alien Landscape in Surreal Climate Change Photo

The "browning" process has dramatically transformed the terrain.<p>Gone are the days when we could count on the Arctic landscape to be painted in shades …

Global Warming

Artificial eye flexes muscle to do what the human eye can't

Harvard has reported a breakthrough flat artificial eye just 30 microns in depth which can exceed the capabilities of the human eye. The technology, …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

What an ayahuasca retreat showed me about my life - Vox

What the psychedelic drug ayahuasca showed me about my life.<p>When I finally puked on the fourth night, I felt an odd sense of pride.<p>Inside the loud, stuffy ceremony room, people were laughing, crying, chanting, gyrating, and, yes, vomiting, around me. When my time finally comes, I think: Just aim …