Saturday, September 23, 2017

Why you should eat more Avocado

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Here is some very good news for guacamole lovers everywhere: A new review of scientific literature suggests that eating avocado may help prevent metabolic syndrome. Dubbed "the new silent killer," metabolic syndrome is the term used to describe a combination of three or more...

As never seen before – A close-up of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

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During its 10 July flyby, NASA's Juno spacecraft took images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Measuring 16,350 kilometers (10,159 miles) in width, Jupiter's Great Red Spot is 1.3 times as wide as Earth. The storm has possibly existed for more than 350 years, but recently...

Chinese scientists successfully teleport a photon to space

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Researchers in China have teleported a photon from the ground to a satellite orbiting more than 500 kilometers above.Last year, a Long March 2D rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert carrying a satellite called Micius, named after...

High blood sugar and brain cancer

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The new discovery, reported this week in the Scientific Reports, build on previous research findings at the Ohio State University that high blood sugar appears to reduce a person’s risk of a noncancerous brain tumor called meningioma. As one of the most common types of...

Giant iceberg the size of Delaware has broken off the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica

One of the world’s biggest ever icebergs – about the quarter the size of Wales or four times the size of London – has broken off from Antarctica, reported Project MIDAS on Wednesday.  The massive berg, calved from the Larsen C Ice Shelf, is about 6,000...

Los Angeles high temperature record for 131 years broke up

According to the National Weather Service the temperature downtown hit a record high of 98 Fahrenheit degrees (36.6 degrees centigrade), beating the former record of 95 Fahrenheit degrees (35 degrees centigrade) set in 1886. https://twitter.com/NWSLosAngeles/status/883853371408625665 National Weather Service reported, "a strong upper level high pressure system...

Cannabis Oil Health Benefits

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This is a descriptive video of cannabis oil most significant benefits. Cannabis is a naturally growing herb that has been used for thousands of years to treat health conditions. It’s also used in perfumes, soaps, candles and some foods. Cannabis is a very powerful oil, and...

Cannabis pill administered to adults with epilepsy could reduce seizures, researchers

A cannabis pill administered to adults with epilepsy could reduce seizures, Australian researchers said on Wednesday. The drug is the subject of a world-first clinical trial in Australia and New Zealand led by Melbourne researchers. Terry O'Brien, a neurologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and head...

High blood sugar appears to reduce a person’s risk of brain tumor

In what they call a "surprising link," researchers have found that cancerous brain tumors called gliomas are less common among those with elevated blood sugar and diabetes. The new discovery, reported this week in the Scientific Reports, build on previous research findings at the Ohio...

Cholera

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A cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed  more than 1,500 lives in two months. It is a bacterial infection which causes severe diarrhoea and dehydration. It can be fatal within hours if untreated. WHO -- Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of...

How does the brain’s flaws trick the mind

As part of our series of Going Underground Public Service Announcements we speak to Professor Dean Buonomano about neuroscience and the physics of time.

EXCLUSIVE interview with Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking says that US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could lead to irreversible climate change. Prof. Stephen Hawking said the action could put Earth onto a path that turns it into a hothouse planet like Venus. He also...

How did humans become intelligent

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Do you ever just sit there looking at a horse and think, why am I smarter than you horse? The brain consumes more energy than any other tissue of equivalent size in the human body. For human brains to grow and intelligence to develop, there had to...

One third of the world’s population overweight or obese

The study, in which researchers assembled data from 195 countries and territories to model trends in overweight or obese and related health problems and deaths, showed that the prevalence of obesity has doubled since 1980 in more than 70 countries and has continuously increased...

High risk of autism in children their mothers had fever during pregnancy

New study suggested that children are more likely to develop autism if their mothers had a fever during pregnancy, especially in the second trimester. The study, led by scientists at the Columbia University and published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, followed 95,754 children born between...

Colorectal cancers rising in adults as young as in their 20s and 30s in the US

There has been a sharp rise in colorectal cancers in adults as young as in their 20s and 30s in the U.S., found a new study from the American Cancer Society (ACS). The vast majority of colorectal cancers are still found in older people, with...

Anti-tumor immune therapy for colon cancer works in mice, says new study

Researchers report that increasing expression of a chemical cytokine called LIGHT in mice with colon cancer activated the immune system's natural cancer-killing T-cells and caused primary tumors and metastatic tumors in the liver to shrink. A chemical found in tumors may help stop tumor growth,...

878 quakes in just 2 weeks — Only at Yellowstone supervolcano

Over 800 earthquakes have now been recorded at Yellowstone supervolcano over the last two weeks, with the ongoing swarm taking place on the western edge of the National Park. But there is virtually no risk of the volcano erupting, the United States Geological Survey (USGS)...

Turkey cuts the theory of evolution from high school

Turkish high school students will no longer be taught the theory of evolution, reported CNN on Saturday morning  citing Turkish official. The subject has been cut from the curriculum under changes made to eliminate "controversial" topics, the head of the national board of education, Alpaslan...

What has NASA’s Juno discovered around Jupiter so far?

What has NASA's Juno discovered around Jupiter so far?
It's been one year since NASA's Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter. What has it seen? What has it discovered? Actually, quite a lot! I showcase some of the most amazing photos you will see of Jupiter, as well as discuss it's magnetic field, core, bands, aurora,...

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