Scientific Research

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

• <b>Dozens of scientific studies suggest that eating fat isn't linked to weight gain.</b>• <b><br>Aaron Carroll, a pediatrician and professor of pediatrics, says it's perfectly ok to eat butter, cream, nuts, and avocados.</b>• <b><br>Instead of eating low-fat products, Carroll encourages people to eat less sugar, which studies</b> …

Nutrition

A Fascinating Look Inside the First Flat Earth International Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina

BBC News travelled to Raleigh, North Carolina, the site of the very first Flat Earth International Conference and speak with the attendees in order …

North Carolina

Man asks whether women can actually orgasm – thinks they could be a 'myth' - Mirror Online

"Do women actually orgasm," asks a man called Kyle. His question appears entirely sincere. Is it all an "unreasonable myth," Kyle wonders?<p>Kyle's …

Research

The Government Just Stomped on Science—Right When We Needed It Most

It's a kick in the face for not just graduate students, but most importantly pushes the state of science research irreparably back.<p>Emily Slonecker is …

News

The One Thing Nobody Ever Tells You About Innovation

The next big thing always starts out looking like nothing at all.<p>One of the most often told stories about innovation is that of Alexander Fleming and his discovery of penicillin. Returning after a summer holiday in 1928, the solitary Scottish scientist noticed that a strange mold had contaminated …

Innovation

13 Powerful Home Remedies for Acne

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the world, affecting an estimated 85% of people at some point in their lives.<p>Conventional acne …

Skin Care

How to grow cannabis: With modern science and technology

In Canada and around the world, legal cannabis producers face many challenges: varying government regulations, high security requirements and a lack …

Cannabis

What Your Cravings Are Telling You About Your Health

Cravings — we’ve all got ’em. They catch us unaware halfway through important meetings, they blind us to all reason in our quest to satisfy them, and just generally make us feel totally desperate. Having indulged in the food we crave, though, we often find ourselves feeling even worse. The guilt …

Nutrition

Bigeminy: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Bigeminy is the technical term for the sensation of the heart skipping a beat, which is also sometimes described as heart palpitations or …

Medicine

Living On $100,000 A Year: Student Debt

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro hears from more listeners responding to last week's Call-In about living on an annual salary of $100,000.

News (U.S.)

Alabama teen's science project a breast cancer breakthrough

When you picture a high school student's science project, you think baking soda volcano or the like.<p>What you don't expect is an honest-to-goodness …

Cancer

In ‘Game of Thrones’ Withdrawal? Brandon Sanderson Can Help.

The bestselling fantasy writer talks his new book, worldbuilding, the long shadow of George R.R. Martin, and what you should be reading if you're …

George R.R. Martin

“The Martian” author calls on science nerds to challenge his Google facts - Salon.com

Science fiction writer Andy Weir may be single-handedly restoring the sort of “hard” science fiction that was popular in the 1950s and '60s -- the kind that focuses heavily on scientific detail -- to a place on the bestseller list.<p>As with his debut novel, “The Martian," Weir wrote his latest book, …

Entertainment

Selling Bad Therapy to Trauma Victims

The American Psychological Association (APA) just issued guidelines for treating trauma. Patients and therapists would be wise to ignore them.<p>The …

Research

Why I’m Digging Deep Into Alzheimer’s

In every part of the world, people are living longer than they used to. Thanks to scientific advancements, fewer people die young from heart disease, …

Alzheimer's Disease

How an unpaid UK researcher saved the Japanese seaweed industry | Ars Technica

After crops failed, botanist Kathleen Drew-Baker realized that nori wasn't what it seemed.<p>The tasty Japanese seaweed nori is ubiquitous today, but …

Seaweed

The Energy Healing You See on TLC's 'The Healer' Isn't as Weird as You Think

When you’re watching TLC’s new show, The Healer, it can be hard to wrap your head around what exactly Charlie Goldsmith is doing to “heal” his …

Research

European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

Brexit is still well over year away but two European cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union.<p>Two …

Brexit

Arsenic, lead, air pollution: This can't be what voters wanted | Opinion | NOLA.com

If you voted for Donald Trump and the Republicans now running Congress, I have a few questions for you. Did you intend your vote to approve:<p>More …

New Orleans

Can animals think? And if they can, is it right to treat them as we do?

On Wednesday night, MPs voted by 313 to 296 against an amendment that would have transposed into British law the EU’s recognition of animals as sentient beings. What do we mean by sentient? We know, after all, that animals have sensations: they feel pain, thirst, desire. We know, too, that at least …

Animals

Nasa scientists are sick to death of Nibiru end of the world conspiracies

<b>Nasa scientists have really had enough of conspiracy theorists ‘predicting’ the Earth will be wiped out by a rogue planet.</b><p>Despite having no …

Aliens

Want to live longer? Get a dog

The benefits that come with owning a dog are clear– physical activity, support, companionship — but owning a dog could literally be saving your …

Cleveland

What happens when you clone a cloned dog?

If science fiction stories are to be believed, clones are never perfect copies of the original organism and things can quickly get weird and messy …

Genetics

The Orbital Reflector, launching in 2018, is the world’s first space sculpture

Artist Trevor Paglen plans to launch “the first satellite to exist purely as an artistic gesture” into low-Earth orbit in 2018. The cosmic creation, …

Technology

Can Marijuana Alleviate the Opioid Crisis?

Jennifer, a 37-year-old Virginia school teacher now unable to work due to unrelenting pain caused by a genetic spinal disease, stared hopelessly at the bottle of opioids her doctor had prescribed her. Beset by desperation discomfort, she faced a difficult choice. The opioids would provide limited …

Cannabis

A standing desk isn’t going to help you lose a lot of weight

From the Apple Watch to standing desks, a number of products attempt to get users to stand more and sit less. But how many more calories do you burn, and can this help you lose weight?<p>A new study set out to answer these questions by analyzing data from nearly 50 previous studies on the topic. The …

News (U.S.)

Every industry identifying its creeps

There has been an outpouring of sexual misconduct allegations in recent weeks, spanning from politics to the music industry and the restaurant …

U.S. Politics

Venezuela is losing its last glacier

Venezuela’s last glacier is about to disappear, making it the first country in modern history to lose all of its glaciers.<p><i>This article is republished</i> …

Science

The current laws surrounding cannabis as the campaign to legalise it grows

You could still face a maximum five years in jail for possessing cannabis – but a campaign to decriminalise the drug is gaining momentum and is being …

Cannabis

Is Kylie Jenner Having Twins? Fans Are Convinced After She Repeatedly Keeps Her Body Concealed

Wait, are there two buns reportedly in Kylie Jenner’s oven? After sharing another close-up of her face, long-rumored pregnant ‘KUWTK’ star has some …

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