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Google Maps may soon highlight well-lit streets for walkers

December 8th, 2019 at 1:45 pm » Comments Off

New Lighting layer could make walking at night safer. Google Maps is great for getting directions while driving and using public transport, but in the last year it has been rolling out more features focused on traveling by foot as well. Recently, the company introduced AR walking directions and detailed spoken walking directions for people […]



Study finds aging tends to shift gears as you turn 34, 60 and 78

December 8th, 2019 at 1:40 pm » Comments Off

It’s possible to predict a person’s age from protein levels in their blood according to a Stanford study  The blood-borne signs of aging – and indeed, perhaps the causes of aging – make three big shifts around the ages of 34, 60 and 78, a new Stanford-led study has discovered, potentially leading to new diagnostic […]



U.S. life expectancy declining due to more deaths in middle age

December 1st, 2019 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

(Reuters Health) – After rising for decades, life expectancy in the U.S. decreased for three straight years, driven by higher rates of death among middle aged Americans, a new study suggests. Midlife all-cause mortality rates were increasing between 2010 and 2017, driven by higher numbers of deaths due to drug overdoses, alcohol abuse, suicides and […]



An electromagnetic health crisis

September 18th, 2019 at 10:18 am » Comments Off

If living beings have always been exposed to natural electromagnetic fields, and their bodies produce electric currents as well, why is there a growing concern about the human-made electromagnetic fields? Exposure to the electromagnetic field is not a new phenomenon for living beings. While living beings have always been exposed to natural electromagnetic fields, the […]



The world’s most popular artificial sweetener may not be safe for consumption

September 5th, 2019 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

The hugely popular sweetener aspartame – also known as Nutrasweet – has been taken to task by researchers for not being sufficiently proven to be safe for consumption. Aspartame has been a controversial ingredient for decades. According to a new study by Professor Erik Millstone, a University of Sussex expert on food chemical safety policy, […]



Dutch city cuts ribbon on World’s largest bike garage

September 2nd, 2019 at 3:30 am » Comments Off

The world’s largest bicycle parking facility in Utrecht, the Netherlands. (Photo via CU2030/City of Utrecht) UTRECHT, Netherlands (CN) – When your country has more bikes than people, you need somewhere to park them all. On Monday, the Dutch city of Utrecht opened the world’s largest bicycle parking facility. The Netherlands has a population of 18 […]



Scientists create contact lenses that zoom on command

August 14th, 2019 at 6:48 am » Comments Off

Blink twice to get a closer look. Nosebleed seats may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists at the University of California San Diego have created a prototype contact lens that is controlled by the eye’s movements. Wearers can make the lenses zoom in or out by simply blinking twice. A paper detailing the […]



New research uncovers compelling link between gut bacteria, obesity and the immune system

August 8th, 2019 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

Researchers have discovered the immune system can directly alter populations of certain bacteria in the gut that affect how dietary fats are absorbed An impressive new study from scientists at the University of Utah has described how an impaired immune system can alter the composition of the gut microbiome resulting in metabolic disease and obesity. […]



Baldness breakthrough uses 3D-printed “hair farms” to grow new hair follicles

July 11th, 2019 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

The 3D-printed structure can for the first time grow human hair follicles entirely in a laboratory dish An exciting breakthrough from Columbia University researchers demonstrates a new way to grow human hair follicles using 3D printed molds. This is the first time human hair follicle cells have been grown completely in lab conditions, opening up […]



Wine kills germs that cause sore throats and dental plaque, says awesome study

July 4th, 2019 at 9:37 am » Comments Off

Yet another reason to pour yourself a glass. We already know that wine is one of the greatest things in life, but did you know that it could actually keep you from getting sick? Yup, apparently wine is a fantastic disinfectant for bad mouth germs, which is just another reason why we should all be […]



Dentists are asking parents not to throw their kids’ baby teeth, here’s why

June 9th, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

Do you remember the strange thrill of losing a tooth when you were a child? On the one hand, you had the distressing feeling of seeing blood and feeling it pop out. At the same time, you knew something exciting was going to happen when you put it under your pillow. If you were lucky, […]



Experimental brain-controlled hearing aid decodes, identifies who you want to hear

June 3rd, 2019 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

Engineers develop new AI technology that amplifies correct speaker from a group; breakthrough could lead to better hearing aids Our brains have a remarkable knack for picking out individual voices in a noisy environment, like a crowded coffee shop or a busy city street. This is something that even the most advanced hearing aids struggle […]



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