All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Science’

Google’s Anti-Aging Company Calico Gets A Website

As you may recall, Google announced the formation of a new company called Calico lat fall, aimed at studying aging and its effects on health and well-being (or as some us put it, keeping us from dying). SFGate discovered (via Business Insider) that Calico now has a website up at CalicoLabs.com. Here’s what it says: We’re tackling aging, one of …

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Black Hole Theory to Supplant Big Bang?

While the big bang theory seems simple enough – the universe exploded forth from a single point due to ever-increasing temperatures and extreme pressure and has been expanding ever since – it is anything but. Since the 1920s, the big bang theory has been the best scientific explanation for how our universe came into existence. With new scientific discoveries coming …

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Star Trek Holodeck Gets a Step Closer to Reality

The Star Trek franchise has given us a vision of the future that looks pretty bright, for the most part. Aside from tangling with the occasional Borg cube, genetically-engineered Mexican Sikh, or omniscient smart-ass, things are almost utopian. And there are so many cool gadgets to play with: food replicators, transporters, phasers that can be adjusted to do almost anything. …

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Migraine Headaches, Be Gone: Old And New Treatments

There’s something about chronic pain that’s a bit… how should I put it… soul sucking. And migraines definitely rank up there as a day (or week or life) ruiner. It’s easy for the uninformed folk to wonder how big of a deal that little old headache of yours is when it’s caused you to cancel events and hide under the …

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Wireless Birth Control Could Hit the Market by 2018, Thanks to Bill Gates

The concept of implanting birth control that lasts for years is nothing new, but the idea of implanting remote-controlled birth control that can work for a decade and a half sure is. But if things go according to plan, that kind of technology could be on the market in the next few years. The MIT Technology Review reports on MicroCHIPS, …

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Sunblock You Can Drink: Is It Worth The Hype?

“I’d like my sunblock shaken – not stirred.” Actually, shaking is kind of what the drinkable sunscreen called UV Neutralizer Harmonized Water claims to do – shaking your body’s molecules, that is. By sipping a few milliliters before relaxing by the pool, the founder of the company (Osmosis Skincare) Ben Johnson, M.D. says the cocktail

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Allergy Treatments: From Pharmacy To Self-Hypnosis

Feeling like the respiratory spasmodic little dude from Snow White this summer? While that anticipated pollen vortex was not nearly as unpleasant as expected, we may not be out of the woods – so to speak. Experts concede that the most intense of summer allergies may be yet to come. For some of us that signifies a series of sneezing …

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Probiotics: Not As Beneficial As You Might Think

Probiotics are the good, positive bacteria inside our bodies that help with digestion. For a bacteria to be considered “probiotic,” there needs to be evidence of its health benefits when taken in adequate amounts. “Digestive health is really the only core benefit of many probiotics,” says Mary Ellen Sanders, a food science researcher who spends time examining probiotics. Many probiotic …

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Asteroid Near Earth Is “Disconcerting” For Experts

“What would you do if an asteroid were about to hit Earth?” You know, there’s a lot of “doom-porn” circulating about this near-earth asteroid due to whiz by Sunday morning. And that’s alright; a little rational fear helps spur us into action so that we can seek a logical solution. So should you be scared out of your mind about …

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Schizophrenia May Be Caused By Genetic Mutations

“Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.” The Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing’s words are as apt as they are succinct. 20% to 40% of men and women diagnosed with schizophrenia are so tortured by their condition, that they attempt suicide. 5% to 13% complete the act. But as the scientific battle against this devastating disorder presses on, researchers are learning …

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Meteor Storm Not Over: Watch For Comet Caboose Weds.

Did you witness the witching hour light show in the sky this morning? Me neither. It’s always nice to see these kinds of events live; but if you’re like me, you might have missed the Camelopardalid meteor shower on account of cloudy skies. Lucky for the both of us, media capturing the cosmic firework display was posted all over the …

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Asthma Symptoms Get Subdued By New Molecule

As I live and breathe! Wait – where did that saying come from? We can’t very well do the former sans the latter. That’s why it’s awesome news for asthmatics that a medicine capable of suppressing allergen-induced asthma attacks might be imminent. Of the 25 million plus Americans with this condition, 60% have attacks caused by allergens. Research headed by …

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