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What's Your Excuse? Research Proves Living in Colder, Darker Climates Increases the Alcohol that You Drink

What's Your Excuse? Research Proves Living in Colder, Darker Climates Increases the Alcohol that You Drink

New US research has found evidence to support the long-held belief that those living in parts of the world where the days are shorter and colder drink more alcohol, potentially putting people at a higher risk of liver disease. Carried out by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Division of Gastroenterology, the new study set […]

Arecibo message decoded: Google doodle celebrates anniversary of first interstellar radio message

Arecibo message decoded: Google doodle celebrates anniversary of first interstellar radio message

Google is celebrating the 44th anniversary of the Arecibo message, humankind’s first interstellar radio message sent by researchers, with a doodle. What is the Arecibo message? The content of the original Arecibo Message explained.(Image: phl.upr.edu) The Arecibo message, sent from the Arecibo Observatory by a group of scientists in Puerto Rico in 1974, was a […]

Weightlifting less than an hour a week may cut stroke risk

Weightlifting less than an hour a week may cut stroke risk

By: IANS | New York | Published: November 15, 2018 6:49:18 pm Less than an hour of weekly resistance exercise lowers risk of developing metabolic syndrome including diabetes. (Source: Pixabay) Indulging in weightlifting for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 per […]

Volcanoes might have formed on Mars the same way they did in Hawaii

Volcanoes might have formed on Mars the same way they did in Hawaii

Most images we see of Mars make its landscape look flat and vast, but it’s actually home to some of the largest mountains in the entire solar system. And while the planet is pretty inactive, it was once very active. Mars has winds and dunes that form distinct features on its surface similar to what […]

CDC warns of Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products

CDC warns of Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products

(WTNH) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that three people in Connecticut have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading. According to the CDC, raw turkey products are making people sick. As of Nov. 5th, 164 people have been infected with the outbreak strain. Of these, 63 people have been hospitalized and one person died in California. In New […]

Cygnus Spacecraft Loaded With Ice Cream And Stardust Launches Friday To The Space Station

Cygnus Spacecraft Loaded With Ice Cream And Stardust Launches Friday To The Space Station

The mission was originally supposed to take off tomorrow morning but was pushed back 24 hours. The Cygnus cargo ship scheduled to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) is all packed and ready to go. But it looks like the astronauts on board the orbital outpost will have to wait an extra day before […]

Vapers do not undermine desire to quit smoking

Vapers do not undermine desire to quit smoking

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Smokers who regularly spend time with vapers (people who use e-cigarettes) are more likely to try quitting smoking, according to a new study carried out by UCL. The study, published today in BMC Medicine and funded by Cancer Research UK, found that smokers who were regularly exposed to vapers (as opposed […]

Harvard Scientists Suggest Interstellar Object Could be Sent by Aliens

Harvard Scientists Suggest Interstellar Object Could be Sent by Aliens

Astronomy Department Chair Avi Loeb. “‘Oumuamua,” the first interstellar object observed in the solar system, could be a probe sent by intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, according to a paper published by Astronomy Department Chair Abraham “Avi” Loeb and Shmuel Bialy, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. ‘Oumuamua — which Loeb […]

Type 1 diabetes often misdiagnosed in adults

Type 1 diabetes often misdiagnosed in adults

It’s not always easy – even for doctors – to tell if someone has type 1 or type 2 diabetes when they’re diagnosed as an adult. And a new study finds mistakes are common. ‘Oh no, I’m going to have to inject’ That’s what happened to […]

"Its Business Time" for Rocket Lab's first commercial flight

"Its Business Time" for Rocket Lab's first commercial flight

Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket on the launch pad as seen from space Rocket Lab is another of the private space companies that have promised to make putting satellites into orbit less costly for business around the world. Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket rises from its launch pad on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula. The Electron arced toward […]