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Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'

<b>Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves could be the key to a leap forward in treating lung cancer, scientists have "accidentally" discovered.</b><p>The joint Swansea University and Indian team was actually intending to create markers for detecting tumours.<p>They were amazed to discover the "quantum dots" …

Cancer

Earth's Interior

Learn about the layers inside the Earth, inaccessible to humans.<p>Inside the Earth<p>The Earth's interior is composed of four layers, three solid and one liquid—not magma but molten metal, nearly as hot as the surface of the sun.<p>The deepest layer is a solid iron ball, about 1,500 miles (2,400 …

Earth Science

Foods to Avoid for High Triglycerides

Triglycerides are fats in the food you eat that are carried in your blood. High triglyceride levels put you at risk for heart disease, diabetes and …

Nutrition

Mega black hole could devour the Sun

Australian researchers have discovered the fastest-growing black hole known in the universe which is swallowing up the surrounding cosmos.<p>The astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU) described it as a monster that devours a mass equivalent to our sun every two days.<p>The astronomers …

Black Holes

A New Theory Linking Sleep and Creativity

The two main phases of sleep might work together to boost creative problem-solving.<p>In 1920, the night before Easter Sunday, Otto Loewi woke up, seemingly possessed of an important idea. He wrote it down on a piece of paper and promptly returned to sleep. When he reawakened, he found that his …

Sleep

These foods will lower your risk of heart disease

Low-fat or low-carb? Butter or margarine? Avocado oil or coconut oil? Bombarded with contradictory media reports on the ever-changing landscape of nutrition research, it’s difficult for anyone to know which fats and other foods they should eat, and in what quantities.<p>We know that cardiovascular …

Nutrition

The No BS Guide to Healthy Fats

So you’ve jumped on the avocado toast bandwagon because the whipped, green goodness is full of healthy fat — which helps our bodies function in terms …

Nutrition

Scientists transferred memories from one snail to another. Someday, they could do the same in humans.

You may not carry your house on your back or release sulphuric acid, but you’ve got a lot more in common with a sea snail than you may think. …

Biology

Manual labour linked to greater risk of early death, study suggests

Scientists find exercise can be harmful at work but beneficial when performed in leisure time<p>Men who work as labourers or in other physically demanding roles have a greater risk of dying early than those with more sedentary jobs, researchers say.<p>The finding, from scientists in the Netherlands, …

Exercise

Inside Coober Pedy, Australia's Underground Town

In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings goes down under—literally.<p>The remote South Australian town of Coober Pedy takes its name from the Aboriginal words "kupa-piti," meaning "whitefella hole." And that's accurate—the township is full of holes dug by eager white fellas. In fact, most of the town …

Mad Max

Mass Shooting in Australia Leaves a Tiny Community in Shock and Grief

MARGARET RIVER, Australia — On the road to the property where seven people from the same family were killed on Friday in Australia’s worst mass shooting in decades, a small makeshift sign says, “Church open for prayer.”<p>In a community so small and tight-knit that some farms have just the first names …

Gun Control

There’s nowhere your smartphone can’t see with this awesome wireless camera accessory

If love cool new smartphone accessories, prepare to be wowed. The Depstech 1200P Semi-rigid Wireless Borescope Camera is a 16-foot borescope that …

Tech Trends

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Apps

How a “location API” allows cops to figure out where we all are in real time

"Securus takes no steps to verify that uploaded documents in fact provide authorization…"<p>The digital privacy world was rocked late Thursday evening …

Privacy

Why hasn’t the sun burned out yet?

Our planet's personal space heater is incredibly efficient.<p>Our sun is a fairly average star in the Milky Way—not the brightest, not the biggest, and only 4.5 billion years old. It’s only unique in that its light and heat sustains all the life on the only inhabited planet we know of in the universe. …

Protons

Figure Out Where You Are With Nothing But a Watch and Protractor

In a recent episode of MacGyver, Angus (yes, that's his first name) finds his location in the desert using only a string, a protractor, and a watch. …

Astronomy

Can Intermittent Fasting Actually Improve Your Health? ​

Health bloggers claim that intermittent fasting can boost your immune system. But is that actually true?<p>Intermittent fasting is one of the buzziest diets out there, with celebrities like Chris Hemsworth and Hugh Jackman claiming that it helped them lose weight<br>• Some health experts are suggesting that …

Holistic Medicine

A cancer treatment that one expert called the 'most exciting thing I've seen in my lifetime' just got approved to treat more patients

The FDA just approved a cutting-edge cancer therapy to treat another form of blood cancer.<p>It's the second approval for Kymriah, also known as tisagenlecleucel, this time to treat patients with large B-cell lymphoma, and the first for adult patients. An August approval of Kymriah approved the …

Biotechnology

Scientists Get Their First Look at the Enzyme That Could Help Battle Aging

The enzyme holds clues to a possible cure for aging or potential cancer therapies.<p>Nothing in your body lasts forever. Every single cell in your body will die eventually, and eventually you’ll run out of replacements. When that happens, various parts of your body will stop working correctly, and at …

UC Berkeley

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

How Does the Body Excrete Fat?

Although losing weight is sometimes described as "melting" or "shedding" pounds, what you're really doing is exhaling them away. Fat loss happens …

Nutrition

Scientists just stored the hottest album from 1998 in literal DNA

A, T, G, and C are the 0s and 1s of living things. Unlike the code stored in silicon, data stored in DNA won’t degrade for thousands of years. And …

This Is the Unhealthiest Vegetable You Can Eat, According to Harvard Scientists

Is corn bad for you? What about peas? They are vegetables, after all… These are the diet questions we find ourselves asking. And we're not the only …

Trying to Lose Weight? These 12 Tips Will Help You Naturally Feel Less Hungry

If you're trying to lose weight, you know you have to be in a healthy calorie deficit. But when you start reducing your calories, you can't help but feel hungry as you're adjusting to your new diet. Sound familiar? Not to worry. Max Lugavere, bestselling author of <b>Genius Foods</b>, has some useful …

Are Bananas Good for You?

Americans eat an average of 27 pounds of bananas per person per year—making it the most heavily consumed fruit in America.<p>But some carb- and …

The Important Theorem of Thomas Bayes

Thomas Bayes (1701 – 1761)<p>On April 17, 1761, English mathematician and Presbyterian minister <b>Thomas Bayes</b> passed away. He is best known as name giver …

The San Francisco Bay Area has an earthquake 'time bomb' that could devastate the region — and it's worse than we thought

On this day 112 years ago, the San Andreas Fault under San Francisco rumbled apart, causing the devastating 1906 earthquake that swallowed city blocks, broke water mains, and triggered massive fires that burned for days.<p>The threat of another major quake for the Bay Area is "real and could happen at …

Geology

How to blow up a star

NEWS FEATURE<p>Supernova simulations are resolving a 50-year-old mystery about stellar death throes.<p>Elizabeth Gibney<p>Search for this author in:<p>Pub …

A Stunning Breakthrough in the Fight Against a Devastating Blood Disease

In 1976, my final year of medical school, I travelled abroad and spent several months working in the hematology clinic at Hadassah Hospital, in Jerusalem. Every day, I attended to children and teen-agers suffering from a blood disorder called beta thalassemia. They were easy to identify in the …

Eating certain raw fruits and vegetables has been linked to better mental health

Raw fruits and vegetables may play a role in improving mental health, according to a new study by the University of Otago.<p>Researchers have found that …