Research

A 1965 Study Revealed Sugar Causes Cancer—Why Was There a Cover-Up?

A new paper published in PLOS Biology this week brought to light a controversial 1965 study, funded by the sugar industry, that was never published …

Health

Three coffees a day linked to a range of health benefits

Research based on 200 previous studies worldwide says frequent drinkers less likely to get diabetes, heart disease, dementia and some cancers<p>People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than problems, experiencing lower risks of premature death and …

Health

Scientific Proof Is A Myth

You’ve heard of our greatest scientific theories: the theory of evolution, the Big Bang theory, the theory of gravity. You’ve also heard of the concept of a proof, and the claims that certain pieces of evidence prove the validities of these theories. Fossils, genetic inheritance, and DNA prove the …

Scientific Research

These 3 Zodiac Signs Would Never Cheat On You, So Go Find One ASAP

We've all wanted to avoid heartache and pain in our lives. In fact, avoiding pain and seeking pleasure might be the sole two motivators in what …

Dating

Cannabis a medical miracle – it’s official

Cannabis is a ‘wonder drug’ capable of radically transforming the lives of very sick people, according to the results of the first clinical trials of …

Cannabis

Here’s Exactly How Much Sleep Kids Need, According to New Guidelines

Insufficient sleep has been deemed a “public health epidemic,” and the health risks can be significant: a lack of sleep has been linked to poor …

Wellness

Dying is bad, dying stupidly is worse

Mike Hughes has built a steam-powered rocket, which is kind of cool. It takes some skill to assemble that kind of thing.<p>Mike Hughes does not trust in …

Scientific Research

Climate Change Alarmism Is ‘Garbage In, Garbage Out,’ Retired NASA Physicist Says

HOUSTON — Unvalidated climate models that don’t correspond with physical data and the requirements of the scientific method contribute to unfounded …

Conservative View

Red flags everyone should look out for when they’re dating

opinion<p>I’m not the best at picking the right men.<p>Ok fine, I’m the worst.<p>Ask my friends, seriously. They have to pretty much stage an intervention …

Relationships

Type of alcohol determines whether you become merry or maudlin – study

Spirits are associated with confidence and red wine is linked to relaxation – and researchers hope findings will help people consider alcohol’s emotional effects<p>While indulging in booze can inspire cheerful merrymaking in some, for others it can lead to a tearful journey to the bottom of the glass. …

Psychology

Dark matter and dark energy don't exist, according to a new model of the universe

Dark matter and dark energy—the mystery forces believed to govern the universe—may not exist after all. In a newly developed model, astronomer André …

Dark Matter

This huge collection of free science is the answer to all your 'fake news' woes

Fake…Science?<p>If this past year or two has made anything abundantly clear, it is that the information we rabidly consume isn’t <i>always</i> as factual or …

Learning

Study finds different types of alcohol may affect our emotions differently

Is there a difference in how you feel after drinking red wine versus hard liquor? I've always thought so (sleepy with wine, invigorated with dirty …

Medical Journals

Four cups of coffee a day is perfect amount to help you live longer, study suggests

ES News Email<p>Drinking up to four cups of coffee a day is safe and could significantly lower chances of early death, a major new study has found.<p>The …

Health

“This Seems Like A Quite Remarkable Coincidence.” Why Did So Many Of This Food Researcher’s Surveys Have Exactly 770 Responses?

Cornell University scientist Brian Wansink is facing yet another formal correction — his eighth this year, along with three full retractions — for his research on the psychology of eating.<p>In 2001, food behavior scientist Brian Wansink reported that he’d mailed a 12-page survey to 1,002 people, …

For Male Circumcisions Gone Wrong, a Pioneering Transplant Surgery

South Africa is believed to have the highest rate of penis amputations in the world. Surgeons there are at the vanguard of a novel operation.<p>Though …

Medicine

Turkeys Are Twice as Big as They Were in 1960

For decades, poultry breeders have transformed the genomes of turkeys, creating ever-larger birds.<p>A turkey today is not the turkey of yesteryear.<p>For decades, animal breeders have been transforming the genomes of turkeys to make them grow larger. Since 1960, the weight of turkeys has gone up about a …

Agriculture

Expensive Wine Is for Dupes: Scientific Study Finds No Strong Correlation Between Quality & Price

If wine is on your Thanksgiving menu tomorrow, then keep this scientific finding in mind: According to a 2008 study published in the <i>Journal of Wine</i> …

Culture

Man Develops Rare Infection 30 Years After First Exposure

An uncommon fungal infection appears to have lingered in one man's body for 30 years before making itself known in his brain — and a heart transplant …

Science

Scientists created a synthetic molecule, and it could end antibiotic resistance

Transfer Prevention<p>Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, which includes both common bugs and so-called superbugs, is a serious and globally recognized …

Microbiology

How do you prove that the Earth is older than 10,000 years?

Planet Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago. The first primitive forms of life appeared about 4 billion years ago. Natural selection did the …

Space Science

Hundreds Of Vietnam Veterans May Be Dying From A Slow-Killing Parasite, According To A Study

According to a study by Department of Veterans Affairs, Vietnam veterans may be more prone to a rare type of bile duct cancer because of a slow-killing parasite ingested through raw or undercooked fish during their time in southeast Asia. According to doctors, symptoms might take decades to appear …

News (U.S.)

NASA spacecraft's final full Saturn view is a masterpiece

Just days before its destruction, Cassini took 42 images that have been used to create one last stunning mosaic of all of Saturn and its rings.<p>Cassini's very last image before it died in Saturn's atmosphere on Sept. 15 was a hazy, gray close-up of part of the planet. Now, NASA has released the …

Planets

More than 25 percent of cancers can be chalked up to one unsurprising source

Nearly half of all U.S. cancer cases and deaths—including the vast majority of lung cancer and skin cancer cases—are linked to people making lousy …

Cancer

Kate Hudson Makes The Best Faces In Hollywood And It's Not Up For Debate

It's a scientific fact.

Kate Hudson

Water divining is bunk. So why do myths continue to trump science?

The use of dowsing by major water companies shows that the appeal of natural magic needs to be understood – and, where needed, confronted<p>The news that many water companies use dowsing to locate underground water has prompted outraged demands from scientists that they desist at once from wasting …

Opinion

Melatonin and alcohol: What you need to keep in mind for the holidays

While there’s one “official” type of hangover—which you get after having too many glasses of sugar-filled wine—there are also the other types. …

Lifestyle

The big brains behind Canada's good sex

Thanks to a progressive attitude (and strong scientific funding), this country is on the leading edge of knowledge about sexuality. Zosia Bielski talks to top researchers about what they – and we – are into<p>'Sex authority" isn't exactly the reputation that comes to mind when you think of prim and …

Scientific Research

4 Japanese Wellness Tips, Inspired by the Modern-Day Geisha

1. Live with nature<p>As Tsai explains, geisha have a special and unique relationship with nature, placing a high value on the opportunity to spend time …

Wellness

Diabetes drug could keep transplants from being rejected

When people receive an organ transplant, they have to take drugs that keep their body's immune system from rejecting the organ. Unfortunately, these …

Medicine