DINOSAUR DANDRUFF REVEALS EVIDENCE OF SKIN SHEDDING

These days, if you notice a bit of dandruff on your shoulder you just stop by the drug store and grab some specialized shampoo, but 125 million years ago the birds and feathered dinosaurs just had to deal with it. A new study published in Nature Communications has revealed that the ancient creatures shed their […]

MEDICAL SITUATIONS WHERE BEING OVER WEIGHT IS ACTUALLY A BLESSING

It may sound strange at first, but having excess body fat could help to reduce your chances of succumbing to an infectious disease in hospital. For the many health problems a high body mass index (BMI) can cause, there’s a heated debate over whether obesity can ever be a good thing. And a number of […]

AN EGG A DAY REDUCES HEART RISK SAYS THE NEW STUDIES

Eating one egg a day may significantly cut your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study from Chinese researchers. The study published in the journal Heart recruited more than 500,000 people in China between 2004 and 2008 to ask about their egg consumption. The study led by researchers from Peking University Health Science […]

MAJOR STAPLE FOOD IS AT RISK OF BECOMING LESS NUTRITIOUS

Human-caused greenhouse gas emissions threaten to make rice less nutritious, scientists said in a study released Wednesday, raising a worrying possibility about the staple food item for billions of humans. Rice, the scientists found, contains lower levels of key vitamins when grown amid high concentrations of carbon dioxide, the most common of the greenhouse gases […]

THE SHOCKING DEVICE THAT AWAKES SLEEPY DRIVERS WITH AN ELECTRIC PULSE

Drowsy driving may not be as frowned upon as drunk driving but it can be just as dangerous. Drowsy drivers may cause as many as 6,000 fatal crashes each year in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control. And although coffee, energy drinks, and loud music can help keep drivers awake, they’re […]

ORIGAMI ROBOTS BUILDS THE WORLD’S SMALLEST HOUSE

You may think you’ve seen tiny buildings before, but this microhouse constructed by nanoengineers is the craziest one yet. From front to back it measures less than 20 micrometres, which means you could squeeze a village of 50 of them on a pinhead. The sides of the structure are just 1.2 micrometres thick – a little […]

EVERY 202,500 YEARS OUR EARTH WANDERS IN A NEW DIRECTION

It happens every 405,000 years. The Earth’s orbit gradually changes shape from almost circular to slightly elliptical over a period of 202,500 years, and then starts returning to form over the next 202,500 years — like a metronome swinging side to side. Right now, we are in an almost perfectly circular orbit around the sun, […]

NEW RESEARCH FOUND HOW HEART RESPONDS TO EXERCISE

New genes have been found that can determine how the heart responds to exercise, a new research has claimed. According to a study led by the Queen Mary University of London, 30 new gene locations have been discovered that determine how the heart responds to and recovers from exercise. The study was conducted using the […]