Category: Research

Study details the link between anxiety disorders and vegetables

New research out of Canada highlights the link between poor diet and higher odds of experiencing anxiety. The work involved the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, which revealed that people who ate less than three different sources of fruit and vegetables every day had much higher odds of developing an anxiety disorder. Inflammation may play a role in the experience of anxiety, according to…

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Heartline study offers some participants a $45 Apple Watch

A health study revealed earlier this week was subsequently revealed to include a heavily subsidized offer for an Apple Watch to study participants. This subsidized Apple Watch would represent a discount of hundreds of dollars – nothing to scoff at if you’re an iPhone user over the age of 65 that already planned on attaining an Apple Watch at some point. Of course, not all potential participants…

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Scientists find a more efficient way to produce hydrogen from organic waste

While most people think of electricity and EVs when they think of zero-emissions driving, there is another technology that promises no pollution. Vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells are another option, but the challenge now is a hydrogen fueling infrastructure and the production of hydrogen. Scientists at Tokyo University of Science have found a new technique of using rust and light to speed…

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MIT creates autonomous auto tech that looks underneath snow and rain

Huge amounts of time and research are being poured into autonomous auto research all around the world. MIT has announced that it has been working on a system that could benefit autonomous autos driving in snow or rain. The new system the team developed uses an existing technology called ground-penetrating radar to send electromagnetic pulses underground.

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Marijuana compound may be a powerful treatment against MRSA

A non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis (“marijuana”) may work as well as a ‘powerful antibiotic’ in treating Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA. The discovery comes amid the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which is difficult to treat and potentially deadly. The findings join the recent discovery of a new antibiotic compound made by artificial intelligence…

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Farmer finds stone, reveals lost king-toppling society @orientalinst @uchicago

A slab of stone the size of a small child was discovered in southern Turkey with clues pointing to a lost civilization. “My colleague Michele Massa and I rushed straight there, and we could see it still sticking out of the water, so we jumped right down into the canal—up to our waists wading around,” said Asst. Prof. James Osborne of the Oriental Institute. “Right away, it was clear it was…

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Shimon is a singing and songwriting robot

Researchers from Georgia Tech have created a robot called Shimon that can write songs, play music, and sing. The marimba-playing robot is going on tour to support a new album that he has composed and sings. The album will have eight to ten songs, and Shimon wrote them in collaboration with humans. The human collaboration starts with the human giving the robot a theme, like space, and Shimon will…

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New discovery reveals a parasite that needs no oxygen to live

Science has long thought that multicellular life needed oxygen to survive. It turns out that assumption was wrong as a new DNA information on a parasite has been discovered about a parasite described as jellyfish-like. The parasite lacks the mitochondrial genome and is the first known multicellular organism to lack that genome.

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Study warns drinking milk may drastically increase breast cancer risk

Drinking milk — the dairy variety, not milk alternatives like soy milk — may drastically increase a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer, according to new research out of Loma Linda University’s Adventist Health Sciences Center. Depending on how much milk is consumed, dairy was found to increase the risk of breast cancer by up to a massive 80-percent. The increased risk was found from…

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Novel coronavirus vaccine has shipped, but you can’t get it yet

Biotech company Moderna has announced the release of its mRNA-1273 vaccine against the novel coronavirus behind the outbreak in China and multiple other countries. This vaccine is released for human use, according to Moderna, which says that it has shipped some vials of the product to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a part of the NIH.

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