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Fasting Diet ‘Regenerates Diabetic Pancreas’

February 24th, 2017

Via: BBC: The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers. Restoring the function of the organ – which helps control blood sugar levels – reversed symptoms of diabetes in animal experiments. The study, published in the journal Cell, says the diet reboots the body. Experts said […]

Most Scientists ‘Can’t Replicate Studies by Their Peers’

February 23rd, 2017

Via: BBC: Science is facing a “reproducibility crisis” where more than two-thirds of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, research suggests. This is frustrating clinicians and drug developers who want solid foundations of pre-clinical research to build upon. From his lab at the University of Virginia’s Centre for Open Science, immunologist […]

U.S. WC-135 Nuclear Sniffer Plane Left UK, Heading Towards Norway and the Barents Sea

February 23rd, 2017

Via: The Aviationist: The WC-135 Constant Phoenix has launched from RAF Mildenhall earlier today for a mission towards northern Europe and the Barents Sea. Interestingly, an RC-135W spyplane has launched from the same base on the same route. What’s their mission? … Whereas it was not the first time the Constant Phoenix visited the British […]

‘Mismatch’ Between the way Our Senses Evolved and Modern World Is Making Us Ill

February 21st, 2017

Via: Independent: The modern world is radically at odds with the way human senses have evolved, helping to make us short-sighted, obese and depressed, scientists have warned. Spending large amounts of time indoors under artificial light and staring at computer screens has helped produce a “myopia epidemic” with as many as 90 per cent of […]

Bill Gates Warns Tens of Millions Could be Killed by Bio-Terrorism

February 19th, 2017

Mmm hmm. Tell me another one, Bill. U.S. Researchers Trying to Create Pandemic Avian Flu Baxter International “Unintentionally” Sent Flu Samples to Companies that Contained H5N1 Avian Flu Scientist Makes H5N1 Highly Contagious New Bird Flu ‘Has Unique Traits’ Bird Flu Researchers to Continue Work on Engineered Virus Scientists Sequence Black Death Bacteria DNA Britain: […]

Fukushima Reactor Radiation Levels Soaring Unexpectedly

February 4th, 2017

Via: ScienceAlert: The radiation levels inside Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor No. 2 have soared in recent weeks, reaching a maximum of 530 sieverts per hour, a number experts have called “unimaginable”. Radiation is now by far the highest it has been since the reactor was struck by a tsunami in March 2011 – […]

The Surgeon Giving His Patients VR Instead of Sedatives

February 3rd, 2017

Via: BBC: The surgeon makes his first cut and blood spills down Ana’s leg. She’s surrounded by medical equipment – stools, trolleys, swabs, syringes – with super-bright surgical lamps suspended above the bed. Her vital signs are displayed on monitors just behind. But Ana is oblivious. She’s immersed in a three-dimensional re-creation of Machu Picchu. […]

Microplastics Found in Supermarket Fish, Shellfish

January 29th, 2017

Via: CBC: Tiny pieces of plastic are making their way into fish and shellfish found at the supermarket, a new study has shown. The findings are part of a report prepared for the International Maritime Organization, the UN agency responsible for preventing marine pollution. It’s not yet been established what effect these tiny particles of […]

First Human-Pig ‘Chimera’ Created

January 27th, 2017

Via: Guardian: Scientists have created a human-pig hybrid in a milestone study that raises the prospect of being able to grow human organs inside animals for use in transplants. It marks the first time that embryos combining two large, distantly-related species have been produced. The creation of this so-called chimera – named after the cross-species […]

Why Smart People Don’t Multitask

January 12th, 2017

Via: CNBC: You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you aren’t just harming your performance in the moment; you may very well be damaging an area of your brain that’s critical to your future […]

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