The chemistry of redheads

The chemistry of redheads

St. Patrick's Day evokes thoughts of all things often associated with the Irish -- including red hair. Chemically speaking, what sets redheads apart from the...

Milky Way’s supermassive black hole may have ‘unseen’ siblings

Astronomers are beginning to understand what happens when black holes get the urge to roam the Milky Way. Typically, a supermassive black hole (SMBH) exists...
What is your real ‘biological age’

What is your real ‘biological age’, and what does this mean for your health?

Age-based risk calculators that work out your “real biological age” are increasingly popular. We hear about body age on health shows like How to Stay...
Obesity should be managed before pregnancy for best outcomes

Obesity should be managed before pregnancy for best outcomes

More than 50 per cent of women are now overweight or obese at the start of a pregnancy, however pregnancy may not be the...

Gaming addiction as a mental disorder: it’s premature to pathologise players

Gaming addiction is expected to be classified as a mental disorder by the World Health Organisation (WHO) but – while concerns over the addictive...
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Health Check: can vitamins supplement a poor diet?

Vitamins and minerals are essential for keeping us in good health. While eating a varied diet should give us all the nutrients we need, recent...

2.7 billion tweets confirm: Echo chambers on Twitter are very real

Bipartisan users, who try to bridge the echo chambers, need to pay a price for their work: they become less central in their own...

Fast walking is good for people with heart disease

Faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalized less, according to new research. The three-year study was conducted in 1,078 hypertensive patients, of whom 85%...

For heavy lifting, use exoskeletons with caution

You can wear an exoskeleton, but it won’t turn you into a superhero. That’s the finding of a study in which researchers tested a commercially...

Food packaging could be negatively affecting nutrient absorption in your body

Food packaging could be negatively affecting the way in which your digestive tract operates, according to new research by faculty and students at Binghamton...
A smart car that can read brain signals

A smart car that can read brain signals

EPFL and Nissan researchers are able to read a driver’s brain signals and send them to a smart vehicle so that it can anticipate...
Are we alone in the universe How well will be deal with alien life

Are we alone in the universe? How well will we deal with alien life?

The future of humans' relationship with space and alien life As humans reach out technologically to see if there are other life forms in the...

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