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One night of sleep deprivation leads to increase in Alzheimer's protein

A new study has revealed a stark connection between sleep deprivation and increased deposits of amyloid-beta – peptides linked to Alzheimer's disease …

Dementia

There's now even more evidence that one type of protein is best for your body

Chew more nuts, and chomp less red meat.<p>That's the lesson from a new massive, multiyear North American study that found the kind of protein you consume could affect your heart health.<p>The multiyear study, published this week in the International Journal of Epidemiology, looked at more than 81,000 …

Nutrition

Ford picks Miami to launch self-driving vehicle Domino's pizza delivery service

Getting a pizza delivered in Miami could soon require no interaction with a human.<p>Ford Motor announced Tuesday that it would launch a service to test self-driving food delivery in Miami.<p>The partnership includes a two-month pilot period with Domino's Pizza, as well as a similar budding alliance with …

Autonomous Cars

Breast cancer treatments may increase heart risk, doctors warn

Chemotherapy has saved the lives of millions of women with breast cancer, but it may have also damaged their hearts.<p>On Thursday, the American Heart Association gave a stark warning — women with breast cancer may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart failure. The team of …

Cancer

Watch SpaceX’s last launch of 2017 live right here

This past year has been a great one for SpaceX. The company has sent rocket after rocket skyward, completing missions for a number of clients …

Navy Pilot Says UFO He Saw Off California Was ‘Not of This World’

A former Navy pilot has opened up about an otherworldly experience he says he experienced in 2004. His testimony comes just days after the Pentagon …

Paranormal

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

The Truth Behind The 'First Marijuana Overdose Death'

This is too important to get wrong.<p>A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines …

The ex-Tesla engineer who created an FDA-compliant hangover cure made $1 million in 3 months and was almost thrown out of the country by Trump's immigration rules

Imagine accidentally creating a startup that makes a cure for hangovers. The startup turns out to be so successful, raking in $1 million in three months, that you need to quit your high-paying job at Tesla, only to then find yourself nearly kicked out of the country by the Trump administration …

Trump Administration

Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

<i>This video was originally published on October 29, 2017.</i><p><i>Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of</i> …

Fitness

5 little-known things that are just as deadly as smoking, according to science

The rate of American adults who smoke has declined from 42% in 1965 to 15% in 2015.<p>However, there are a number of risk factors taking its place, many of which stem from people's growing preference for sedentary, isolated lifestyles.<p>As smoking makes its exit in the US, here are the risk factors …

Saturated Fats

The Difference Between a Heart Attack, Stroke, and Cardiac Arrest

Heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest—you're probably familiar with all three and know that they're serious conditions requiring medical …

High Blood Pressure

The symptoms and side effects that tell you if you're actually allergic to gluten

Peter Green, the director of Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and the Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine at Columbia University told us ways you can tell if you have celiac disease that makes you allergic to gluten.<p><b>Peter Green:</b> If you have celiac disease, and you stop …

Diets

Scientists Discover 60 Ancient Ships Preserved in the Black Sea

Dozens of ancient ships scattered across the bottom of the Black Sea were discovered after a nearly three-year excursion that researchers are calling “one of the largest maritime archaeological projects ever staged.”<p>Members of the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project said Thursday they found 60 …

Archaeology

Paul Ryan pushes back on Jeff Sessions' veiled threat to journalists

Sessions made the suggestion in a Friday press conference in which he outlined steps being taken to reduce the volume of leaks that have frequently embarrassed President Donald Trump and his administration.<p>Ryan took issue with Sessions' characterization of journalists' roles in reporting stories …

Donald Trump

11 Scientific Advances Of The Past 100 Years Gave Us Our Entire Universe

Exactly 100 years ago, our conception of the Universe was far different from what it is today. The stars within the Milky Way were known, and were known to be at distances up to thousands of light years away, but nothing was thought to be further. The Universe was assumed to be static, as the …

Universe

How the NFL Is Cheating Rookies out of Millions of Dollars

NFL rookies are generally viewed as better seen and not heard. They are drafted, in some cases, to take the jobs of veterans. That makes them threats. And that means rookies often aren't liked by veteran players but merely tolerated.<p>So when longtime NFL players express sympathy for rookies about …

Football (U.S.)

Ty Detmer confirms Brett Favre had no idea what a nickel defense was

Favre's backup in Green Bay says the quarterback had an ability to 'just kind of wing it'<p>Brett Favre, by his own admission, will never be mistaken as …

NASA Notices Unexpected Flashes of Light Reflecting Off Earth

Scientists have identified strange light flashes emanating from Earth. First noticed in images taken by the Galileo spacecraft in 1993, but …

Astronomy

Police release full, detailed report on prison suicide of Aaron Hernandez

The former Patriots tight end used blood to leave a message on his prison wall<p>When prison authorities discovered Aaron Hernandez's body April 19, one …

Crime

Cell phone users tend to drink, smoke more than landline users

A US Health Department study finds that mobile phone-only users are younger and more likely to party.<p>As the popularity and usage of mobile phones increase steadily, landlines are slowly going to the days of yesterday. A study released Friday from the US Health Department confirmed that 50.8 percent …

The Study

The Safest Seat On A Plane, According To Studies Of Crash Data

Air travel is the safest form of transportation in the country. In 2016, for the seventh year in a row, exactly zero people died from plane crashes on U.S.-certified scheduled airlines. Experts estimate your overall odds of perishing in a plane crash are well into the millions.<p>But curious travelers …

Astronomers just found a star orbiting a black hole at 1% the speed of light

Astronomers have just spotted a star whizzing around a vast black hole at about 2.5 times the distance between Earth and the Moon, and it takes only half an hour to complete one orbit.<p>To put that into perspective, it takes roughly 28 days for our Moon to do a single lap around our relatively tiny …

Universe

How do you stop astronauts going mad?

When the space race started, some scientists worried life in space would prove too much for humans. Can we cope with missions that may take years?<p>"Impulsive, suicidal, sexually-aberrant thrill seeker." What kind of person might that describe? A Big Brother contestant? A Base jumper? A cult leader? …

Space Science

Ford is putting $1 billion into an AI startup, Detroit’s biggest investment yet in self-driving car tech

The automaker will take a majority stake in Argo AI, founded by two top engineers from Google and Uber.<p>Ford has made Detroit’s biggest investment yet in self-driving technology, acquiring a majority stake in artificial intelligence startup Argo AI for $1 billion, the company announced on …

Driverless Cars

The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

Quantum Mechanics

Patriots pulled off a comeback that had almost never been done in 2,655 blowouts

This is how improbable New England's comeback was in Super Bowl LI<p>If you were watching Super Bowl LI on Sunday and thought to yourself, "The Patriots …

NFL

Inside the Bugatti factory: an exclusive look at the making of the $2.6 million Chiron

It takes a team of 20 people six months to assemble<p>The Bugatti Chiron is not only very, very expensive, it is, without doubt, one of the fastest production supercars in the world. Bugatti has a long history in lustrous, elegant design, dating back to founder Ettore Bugatti, who designed racecars at …

Sports Cars

Brady Leads Biggest Comeback, Patriots Win 34-28 in OT

They looked old and outmanned. Their star quarterback was frazzled, their stingy defense was a sieve.<p>So what? Tom Brady and the New England Patriots shrugged and did what they always seem to do: Win the Super Bowl.<p>Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports history highlighted by a Julian …

Fossilised Protein Has Been Discovered Inside a 195-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Bone

This is an incredible discovery.<p>When scientists uncover bones and other hard objects from the ground, they can sometimes find scraps of organic …