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Science chief warns on acid oceans

The UK’s chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions. The oceans absorb about a third of the CO2 that’s being produced by…

Breakthrough device heralds future of cancer detection

1 drop of blood & 60 minutes: Early cancer detection can save millions of lives but current diagnostic methods remain costly and invasive. However, a new startup is developing a…

Why play is important to us all

theguardian: by Lauren Laverne — Life is a serious business. But new research shows that the way to get the most out of it is to be more playful. So…

Science and fundamentalism are tearing religion apart

Science is playing a steadily larger and more personal role in helping us tell the difference between what is and what ain’t. In that capacity it has undermined what many…

This Vatican Astronomer Thinks Religion and Science are Compatible

In modern society, an individual is almost forced to side between science and religion. However, some people, including the Vatican Astronomer, feel that religion and science are not only capable…

Life after death? Largest-ever study provides evidence that ‘out of body’ and ‘near-death’ experiences may be real

ADAM WITHNALL Author Biography Tuesday 07 October 2014 There is scientific evidence to suggest that life can continue after death, according to the largest ever medical study carried out on…

Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books

 Mic.com: by Rachel Grate — It’s no secret that reading is good for you. Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown…

Coffee Genes

How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day? Scientists have long known that your DNA influences how much…

2014 Nobel Prize in Physics: Invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Isamu Akasaki, of Meijo University in Nagoya and Nagoya University, Japan; Hiroshi Amano, of Nagoya University, Japan; and Shuji Nakamura…

Nobel Prize for the brain’s GPS discovery

BBC.com: by James Gallagher — Edvard Moser, John O’Keefe and May-Britt Moser share the Nobel Prize The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who…

Physics Nobel prize goes to scientists who perfected LED light

By Laura Smith-Spark, CNN October 7, 2014 (CNN) – Two scientists in Japan and one at the University of California at Santa Barbara were awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in physics for…

First womb-transplant baby born

Source: BBC Health A woman in Sweden has given birth to a baby boy using a transplanted womb, in a medical first, doctors report. The 36-year-old mother, who was born…

Loss of smell may be predictor of death in elderly

Being unable to smell bacon frying may be far more dire than simply missing out on one of life’s pleasures. In older adults, it could be a predictor of increased…

Effect of Exercise on Genetically high risk Diabetics

Individuals with a relatively large number of genetic factors linked to type 2 diabetes risk showed a smaller protective effect of exercise, a large cohort study indicated. The finding emerged…

7 Big Discoveries Made at CERN

Source: Yahoo News Higgs Boson to the World Wide Web The world’s biggest atom smasher, where monumental discoveries such as the detection of the once-elusive Higgs boson particle and the…

The Health Effects of Leaving Religion

How a loss of faith can manifest itself in the mind and body ………………. Americans are less religious than ever. A third of American adults under 30, and a fifth…

Ancient African fish dust nourishes Amazon

The Amazon is being fertilised by the remains of ancient fish from Africa. The nutrient-rich material is being carried in millions of tonnes of dust blown across the Atlantic from…

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

The Telegraph: Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye? When the body of Dr…

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