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How magnetized wire can detect cancer cells in your blood

A fascinating cancer detection technique has been developed by scientists at Stanford University. The process involves a small magnetic wire being …

Cancer

Can I use a 4K TV as a computer monitor?

In the very early days, computer monitors were just TVs, but then the HD revolution happened. Now we've got large 4K Ultra HD TVs with multiple HDMI …

PC Gaming

Designer babies on horizon as ethics council gives green light to genetically edited embryos

Designer babies are on the horizon after an influential group of scientists concluded that it could be ‘morally permissible’ to genetically engineer human embryos.<p>In a new report which opens the door to a change in the law, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, said that DNA editing could become an …

Genetics

X-rays burst chemo-filled nanobubbles for targeted cancer drug delivery

Researchers at the Center for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) have developed a new targeted treatment for cancer. Chemotherapy drugs are wrapped in …

Nanotech

8 solar gadgets that will help to reduce your energy bills

At any given moment, the Earth receives 174,000,000,000,000,000 watts of energy from the Sun. These solar gadgets can help you capture your fair …

Off-grid

It’s Time You Learned About Quantum Computing

You’ve probably heard of quantum computing. Do you understand it? Unlikely! It’s time that you did.<p>The basic idea—tap into quantum physics to make …

Quantum Computing

Diabetes: Smart patch micro needles 'to revolutionise' care

<b>Smart patches fitted with micro needles to deliver insulin could "revolutionise" treatment for diabetes sufferers, scientists have claimed.</b><p>The 0.7mm hollow needles would be less intrusive than standard needles by only perforating the surface of the skin.<p>The patch would monitor insulin levels and …

Diabetes

How to Record the Screen on Your iPhone or iPad

Need to capture exactly what’s on your screen? The built-in Screen Recording tool can create a video of your screen activity and can also help you …

Google Chrome

Five Carb Facts You Need to Know

People often ask me a lot of specific questions regarding protein and carbs, trying to dissect these two vital nutrients in hopes of creating a …

Nutrition

SiliconX: Scientists hail new alloy as missing ingredient for next-gen batteries

For years, scientists have seen silicon as a hugely promising material in the world of lithium-ion batteries. The primary reason for this is that …

Electric Vehicles

Trendy superfood ‘red dates’ from Asia KILL cancer cells in the lab, study finds

Could red dates help fight cancer? Trendy superfood from Asia KILLS the disease, reveals lab study (and they cost just £1.99 a bag)<p><b>Jujube are known</b> …

Cancer

Can CBD Really Make Everything in Your Life Better?

Everyone seems to be vaping oils and drinking CBD tinctures these days. Here's what to know before you try.<p>You’ve probably heard the term “CBD” before. From bud and vape oils to bath bombs and body lotions, everything is getting infused with the stuff. Cannabidiol—its real name—is said to relieve …

Cannabis

Drug gets body cells to 'eat and destroy' cancer

<b>Scientists have designed a special type of drug that helps the body eat and destroy cancerous cells.</b><p>The treatment boosts the action of white blood cells, called macrophages, that the immune system uses to gobble up unwanted invaders.<p>Tests in mice showed the therapy worked for aggressive breast and …

Immunotherapy

Report: Microsoft Developing 'Pocketable' Surface Device

The new product will "blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing," according to a report from The Verge, which says the upcoming device …

Windows Phone

Colossal 128TB SD cards could soon be on the way

The latest iteration of the popular SD memory card standard, the SD Express, could see future cards come with enough storage capacity to hold a lifetime’s worth of memories in high definition.<p>The SD Association, a group of nearly 900 companies that come together to prescribe SD memory card …

Gear & Gadgets

Here's What Really Happens in Your Body When You 'Burn Fat'

Wow.<p>Many of us may be considering "burning some fat" so we feel better in our bathing suits out on the beach or at the pool. What does that actually …

Nutrition

Germany's Massive Nuclear Fusion Machine Just Smashed Another Plasma Record

Woohoo!<p>One of the world's leading plasma research facilities just broke a new record, showing we really are getting closer to the wonderful goal of …

Physics

The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

Workouts

Researchers have discovered drug compound that stops cancer from spreading

Work on finding new and more effective ways to treat and defeat cancer is never ending. It is an honorable battle fought by scientists and the people …

Cancer

Cancer-killing nanoparticles sneak through defenses camouflaged in tumor cells

Cancer has a few tricks up its sleeve to defend itself from the body's immune system, but a new therapy designed by researchers at Penn State has now …

Immunotherapy

The secret to an ageless body (and how to get fitter after 40)

The middle-aged spread, a snail’s-pace metabolism and declining muscle tone once seemed like inevitable waymarkers of the midlife years.<p>But now they …

Exercise

The Best (and Worst) Foods for Your Gut

"I pooped three times today and feel great!" maybe isn't something you shout from the mountaintops, but gut health is popping up more and more often …

Nutrition

How to Check Yourself for the Deadliest Kind of Skin Cancer

Melanoma cases have been rising in the US for the past 20 years.<p>My 23-year-old cousin, Tarlie Townsend, first noticed a new mole on her right cheek while she was traveling in Cambodia during a fellowship in February 2014. She was in a countryside bus stop bathroom when she saw her reflection in a …

Magnetic 'metal seed' that destroys brain tumours in ten minutes invented by British scientists

Deadly brain tumours could be removed in just ten minutes with a groundbreaking new treatment which uses MRI scanners to heat up cancer cells until they die.<p>The new therapy, developed by University College London, involves injecting a tiny magnetic metal ‘seed’ into the bloodstream and directing it …

Cancer

What Your Poop Looks Like Can Reveal a Lot About Your Health

Scientists developed a seven-point scale called the Bristol Stool Chart.<p>Number twos are a tricky subject. We all do them. Indeed, excreting waste is critical to life. But polite society and its rules of etiquette ensure we’re rarely brave enough to speak about them.<p>The feces—or stools—we produce …

Alzheimer’s disease: why insulin is a new suspect

Johnson and Johnson recently announced that it was halting a clinical trial for a new Alzheimer’s drug after safety issues emerged. This latest …

Dementia

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully …

Cancer

Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States. Though various treatments are available for it, certain …

Cancer

Unique neuronal firing patterns in our "second brain" observed for the first time

Using a newly developed imaging technique, a team of researchers in Australia has directly observed a unique neural motor firing pattern outside of …

Quantum dots made from tea leaves lay waste to lung cancer cells

Full of antioxidants and vitamins, tea is pretty good for you, and green tea extracts have even been used as effective carriers for cancer drugs. New …