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50 anti-ageing tips to help you break the time barrier

For thousands of years, mankind has been trying to discover ever-more innovative ways to look younger and stay healthier. Across the world, cultures have offered their own answers, but thanks to modern-day research we now have a good idea of what actually works.<p>Here is a list of 50 things that …

Wellness

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Self-help

Soda affects DNA and reduces your lifespan

A new study from the <i>American Journal of Public Health</i> has shown that soft drink intake reduces the length of telomeres, the protective units …

10 Largest Companies by Market Cap in Biotech

The bigger they are, the harder they climb? How the biggest biotechs are booming.<p>Big bucks are being made in biotech. That's clear from the sizzling …

A Vaccine for Cancer?

The fight against cancer has benefited in recent years from research that seeks to create new and advanced treatment options. Of these, immunotherapy …

Why Sleeping in Cooler Temperatures Could Help You Lose Weight

A new study looks at how your bedroom temp might impact your metabolism—and your health.<p>You probably consider getting a good night's sleep and taking steps to give your metabolism a boost two separate health goals—but a recent study says they may not always have to be tackled independently. The …

The Doctor Who Championed Hand-Washing And Briefly Saved Lives

This is the story of a man whose ideas could have saved a lot of lives and spared countless numbers of women and newborns' feverish and agonizing deaths.<p>You'll notice I said "could have."<p>The year was 1846, and our would-be hero was a Hungarian doctor named Ignaz Semmelweis.<p>Semmelweis was a man of …

Physiology

A New Antibiotic That Resists Resistance

The British chemist Lesley Orgel had a rule: Evolution is cleverer than you. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have repeatedly proven him right.<p>Since humans started making antibiotics for ourselves in the 1940s, bacteria have evolved to counteract our efforts. They are now winning. There are strains of …

Biology

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Botany

Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise

Bacteria are generally considered more foe than friend, but that may change, if results from a pioneering study are confirmed.<p>Reporting in the …

Thick sugar-coating helps cancer cells survive - Futurity

An extra-thick "sugar-coating" leads to unchecked growth and survival in cancer cells, report researchers.

Plastics Don't Disappear, But They Do End Up In Seabirds' Bellies

The vast majority of debris in the ocean — about 75 percent of it — is made of plastic. It can consist of anything from plastic bottles to packaging materials, but whatever form it takes, it doesn't go away easily.<p>While plastic may break down into smaller and smaller pieces, some as small as grains …

Yale Discovers a Fungus That Eats Plastic

Plastic is possibly the greatest commercial creation of last 150 years. It's made it into tupperware, saran wrap, toys, car parts, computer parts, …

Forestry

Glowing Sushi

Why Sushi?<p>If you want your food to glow in the dark, don't cook it! Proteins like GFP will become denatured. However, you can freeze GloFish® and …

Fish

Why I’m glad I have the gay gene

As yet another controversial study suggests homosexuality is genetic, Theo Merz explains why he finds the idea of a gay gene comforting - and why research like this is important<p>Research carried out earlier this year supports the idea that <b>being gay is at least partly down to our genes</b>. The study of …

LGBTQ

What do you want to know about sleep? Neuroscientists answered your questions

Sleep is vital for our mental and physical health, yet an increasing number of people are getting less than they need. Do you have problems sleeping? Neuroscientists from the University of Oxford answered your questions<p>Do you have difficulty getting enough sleep? Sleep problems affect one in three …

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Wipe Out Malaria

After six years of trying, scientists have discovered a way to genetically modify mosquitoes so they produce sperm that will only conceive male …

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in food products for the first time

"Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in food products for the first time"<br>This headline is absolutely **NOT** correct!<br>I'm an undergraduate student …

New medical gel grows bone tissue exactly where you need it

Repairing seriously damaged bones is normally a delicate art; while you want to regrow bones quickly, you also have to carefully manage that growth to produce the right shape. Thankfully, Rice University has created a gel that makes it easier to produce only the bone tissue a patient needs. The …

Fujitsu is selling lettuce grown in a computerized clean room

Being obsessive about food just got that little bit more interesting thanks to Fujitsu. Last year, the Japanese semiconductor company repurposed one of its factories to the production of lettuce, and this month it's begun selling the special produce for around ¥500 ($4.90) per 90 grams. That's a …

Safeguarding the future of food security

Kew's vast seed bank project is preserving wild relatives of crucial crops to protect food security against the threat of climate change<p>Tucked away beneath the rolling Sussex countryside, crate upon crate of bloated, brown paper bags are piled high. Fastened with a clerical bulldog clip and neatly …

New federal rules will force scientists to use more female lab animals

To get funding, researchers will soon have to include more female biological tissues in their work<p>Starting in October, biomedical researchers will have to counterbalance their use of male animals and cells with the equivalent in female biological tissues and test subjects. At least that's what …

Possible new plan of attack for opening and closing the blood-brain barrier

Like a bouncer at an exclusive nightclub, the blood-brain barrier allows only select molecules to pass from the bloodstream into the fluid that …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Scientists show AIDS vaccine could work against changeable site on HIV

In the new study, Burton's team examined a vulnerable site on Env, known as the "high-mannose patch" for the frequency of molecules called mannoses …

Is recycled blood safer than a transfusion? - Futurity

Using a patient's own recycled blood instead of banked blood is more cost-effective and less likely to trigger infections after surgery , researchers …

Medicine

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U.S. Navy Has Found A Way To Turn Seawater Into Fuel

Scientists with the United States Navy say they have successfully developed a way to convert seawater into jet fuel, calling it a potentially revolutionary advancement.<p>Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed technology to extract carbon dioxide from seawater while …

Nano-Robots That Compute With DNA Installed Into Living Cockroach

Gives a whole new meaning to the term "computer bug."<p>Scientists have inserted DNA-based nanobots into a living cockroach, which are able to perform logical operations. Researchers say the nanobots could eventually be able to carry out complex programs, to diagnose and treat disease.<p>These DNA …