SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
NO, DRINKING WON'T MAKE YOU LIVE FOREVER
Recent headlines touted a link between daily alcohol consumption and a nearly 20-percent decrease in mortality risk — but those findings may be clouding the true relationship between alcohol and good health.
WHAT IS RAMADAN?
Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in Islamic culture. During Ramadan, Muslims fast, abstain from pleasures and pray to become closer to God.
THE CASE OF THE MISSING THUMB: MAN ARRESTED AFTER STEALING TERRACOTTA WARRIOR DIGIT
Museum staff didn't realize the thumb was missing until weeks after it had been stolen. The stone digit belonged to a terracotta warrior, one of thousands of life-sized guardians tasked with protecting and serving China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 B.C.
SCIENTISTS ANNOUNCE NEW ANIMAL-HUMAN HYBRID EXPERIMENT — THIS TIME WITH SHEEP
First was the pig-human hybrid. Now, a team of scientists led by Stanford University is working on another hybrid species, this time merging a sheep embryo with human stem cells.
HOW TO GET CHILDREN TO EAT GREENS: USE MORE STICK AND LESS CARROT, STUDY FINDS
Parents should not reward their children for eating greens, researchers said after discovering that youngsters who are not praised for trying vegetables are more likely to eat them eventually.
MACHINE LEARNING COULD MAKE MANUFACTURING NEW MEDICINES EASIER FOR SYNTHETIC CHEMISTS
Predicting how certain chemicals will react together is difficult when manufacturing new medicines. Now, AI can help by accurately modeling those reactions.
LOW-CARB DIETS 'NO BETTER' THAN TRADITIONAL FOCUS ON FAT
Increasingly trendy low-carbohydrate diets are no more effective than traditional low-fat diets, scientists have said.
THE REAL WAY ANCIENT PRIESTS SACRIFICED ANIMALS AT THE ROMAN 'GATE TO HELL'
In ancient Rome, castrated priests sacrificed animals in a theater that housed a cave to the underworld, also known as the "Gate to Hell.
HONESTLY, FAKE NEWS IS NOW AN ONLINE GAME - AND IT WILL HELP FIGHT AGAINST THE SPREAD 'MISINFORMATION', SAY SCIENTISTS
A fake news video game is being launched today which is said to "vaccinate" players against misinformation.
NEW NANOBOTS KILL CANCEROUS TUMORS BY CUTTING OFF THEIR BLOOD SUPPLY
Researchers have created a fully autonomous DNA nanobot system that kills cancerous tumors by cutting off their blood supply. If these nanobots are effective in human trials, they could prove to be a powerful new weapon in the fight against cancer.