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Month: May 2017

Probiotics Relieve Depression Symptoms

Probiotic consumption might relieve both depression symptoms, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), suggests a new study published in the medical journal Gastroenterology. Probiotics are living bacteria and yeasts that are deemed salubrious upon consumption. The new research, conducted by a team from the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute, suggests that they might protect from

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A New Jupiter: NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Reveals Astonishing Information

Juno spacecraft’s first flyby to Jupiter gives us an abundance of new information about the planet. This research makes us rethink our previous idea of not only Jupiter but also of the formation of planetary systems. The findings feature in two papers, both published in the journal Science. We have a new picture of Jupiter: the

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Your Brain Detects Disease In Others Even Before They Become Sick!

The human brain can detect diseases in other people even before they manifest—individuals can, thus, better avoid infection, suggests a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Humans are endowed with a brain that comes with great faculties. The organ now appears to be even better at detecting and avoiding

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Fathers’ Brains React Differently to Daughters than to Sons

Dads’ brains respond differently to daughters than sons, suggests a new study published in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience. The male is not like the female—a new study reveals yet another difference between the two through brain scans, and recordings of interactions between parents and their children. Conducted by a team from Emory University, and the University

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One Alcoholic Drink Daily Increases Breast Cancer Risk

Just one glass of alcoholic drink per day increases breast cancer risk, says a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. A single glass of wine consumed daily (or any other alcoholic drink) is enough to increase the risk for breast cancer. Vigorous exercise, on the other hand, decreases it, according to

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Synestia, A New Planetary Object, Resembles a Donut

A new planetary body existing in the heavens has been proposed. It goes by the name of synestia. The findings are published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. We have something new to contemplate in the skies: a planetary body called synestia, says planetary scientists. The latter describe it as an enormous, rotating, donut-shaped vaporised

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Sherpas: Superhuman Mountain Climbers of Himalaya

Sherpa people, an ethnic group of Nepalese Himalayas, demonstrate the ability of living at altitudes so high that normal humans would not be able to bear. How do they do this? New findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, unveil the mystery. Sherpas are ‘superhuman’ mountain climbers who can live at extremely

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Dieting Doesn’t Work Because Your Brain Limits Fat Burning

Your brain doesn’t let you burn fat when you’re dieting because it is protecting you from a scarcity of food by preventing you from getting rid of those calories! Or so suggests a new study published in eLife. Losing weight is no easy task, and many will attest to the fact that dieting will, sometimes,

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Air Pollution From Vehicles Damages DNA in Children

Breathing in polluted air from vehicles results in DNA damage in children and teenagers, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The adverse effects of air pollution can reach into the DNA, says new research conducted by scientists from the US. It appears that high levels of air pollutants

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Thinnest Nano-Hologram Developed by Scientists (Watch Video)

Nano-holograms integrated in smart phones and televisions might become reality in the near future, suggest new findings that document the creation of the world’s thinnest hologram. The paper is published in the journal Nature Communications. 3D holography incorporated in electronics like smart phones sounds like an absolutely great idea, right? It may seem like an

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Healthy-Heart Muffins Lower Blood Cholesterol

A muffin a day might just do the job of keeping the doctor away, suggests a new study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Queensland (UQ). Science and baking have come together to help us stay healthy while we quench our cravings for delicious food! The special cake, called a healthy-heart

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Plants Cause Air Pollution During Heat Waves

Plants are air-polluting when it’s super hot! Or so says a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Plants are an important source of air pollution during heat waves because they emit chemicals that can react to form ozone. But,we know only good of plants (mostly), right?! During the day, they take in

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