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Day: September 10, 2015

Why Do Individual Weighing Results Vary Throughout The Day?

A person who weighs himself regularly enough will have noticed the discrepancy in the results. What causes the numbers to go up and down?! Science writer Martin Robbins provides explanations to the apparent inconsistency in the numbers in an article on The Guardian. According to him, individual measurements, when taken into consideration in isolation, will not

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Scientists Develop Bandage Able to Suck Out Bacteria From Wounds

Scientists from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia have developed a bandage that “suck out” bacteria from wounds. Normally, bandages keep the bacteria in the outside world from entering wounds – now, the new one will also remove those that have already found their way into the cut. The findings are available on Applied Materials

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HIV Prevention Pill Might Be 100 % Efficient

The HIV prevention pill called Truvada is shown to be effective in protecting over 600 individuals against the deadly virus in a new study published this week in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Photo credits: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times. After researchers worked with over 600 individuals using the pill for more than two and a half

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Allergic to Wi-Fi, A French Woman Receives Compensation

The case of a woman claiming to be allergic to Wi-Fi has raised eyebrows. She affirmed not being able to work in environments with devices emitting electromagnetic fields, and the court ruled that she was to be given compensation. The condition she appears to have is known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity(EHS). Humanity is used to electromagnetic

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Humans Are Better At Detecting Lies In Groups Than As Individuals

Science has shown that humans are bad at detecting lies on an individual basis. However, if one man can’t do the job, a team might bring fruitful results. A new study demonstrates how groups of people are significantly better at spotting lies than individuals are. The findings have been published in the Proceedings of the National

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Vitamin C Supplements Display Benefits Similar To Those of Exercise

A new study suggests that some of the benefits of exercise can be attained by consuming 500 mg of vitamin C per day. Ah, finally some good news. The findings were presented at the American Physiological Society‘s annual meeting; they are not yet published and are only considered to be preliminary. While the need for

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Scientists To Revive 30,000-Year-Old Siberian Virus

A 30,000-year-old prehistoric Siberian virus will be reanimated soon by French scientists. The findings of their research are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Mollivirus Sibericum (transmission electron microscopy). Photo credits: IGS, CNRS-AMU. The virus was found in deep underground in the frozen world of Siberia. The discovery Mollivirus sibericum marks

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Sleep Expert Says Society Is Facing A Sleep-Deprivation Crisis

Do you long for mornings to kick-start later during the day, and thus suffering from the lack of adequate sleep?! This is but the result of our current system of work and educational institutions, according to a sleep expert from the UK, Paul Kelley of Oxford University’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute. Sleep expert Paul

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