Saturday, October 19, 2019

10 minutes of exercise a day improves memory

Just 10 minutes of light physical activity is enough to boost brain connectivity and help the brain to distinguish between similar memories, a...

Ancient Mars may have had the perfect conditions for life to thrive underground

How important is the presence of liquid water?It is now widely believed that Mars holds a reasonably large volume of water.However, the surface...

Gigantic dust storms spotted on Titan for first time raise hopes of life

Massive dust storms on Saturn's moon Titan have been spotted for the first time.  Data from the Cassini spacecraft that explored Saturn and its...

400-year-old shipwreck found off Portugal coast

Archaeologists in Portugal say they have discovered a 400-year-old shipwreck off Lisbon they describe as the most important underwater find in the country in...

Elon Musk's reveals 'Mars base alpha' red planet outpost and says it could be...

Elon Musk has revealed the first glimpse of a SpaceX base on Mars.Musk tweeted the pictures with the simple caption 'Mars base alpha'.It...

Handheld device inspired by Star Trek's tricorder that can diagnose cancer is close to...

A handheld device inspired by Star Trek's tricorder that is able to 'quickly and accurately' diagnose cancer and heart attacks is one step...

Tesla to hand-deliver Model 3s to doorsteps as Elon Musk's car firm struggles to...

Tesla is launching a new door-to-door delivery service as it rushes to move as many vehicles as possible. The new service, called 'Tesla Direct,'...

Ötzi the iceman was covered in acupuncture-like marks used as a primitive painkiller

Ötzi the Iceman may have benefited from a form of prehistoric healthcare, tattoos on his remains suggest.Strange patterns discovered around some of the...

Drugged-up octopuses show how close animals and humans really are | Peter Godfrey-Smith

The last week has been a notable one for our understanding of animal life, thanks to two very different research papers appearing within...

BIG FREEZE WARNING: Earth braced for DECADE OF COLD WEATHER as solar activity plummets

The Earth could be moving in for a prolonged period of cold temperatures as experts confirm that the Sun is heading in to...

Cancer cure breakthrough: Scientists unveil 'Star Trek' device for detecting cancer cells

The Glasgow University team's 'multicorder' pairs a handheld sensor with a smartphone app to measure the levels of various metabolites in fluid samples...

U.S. tech firms to get $1.3 billion boost to build a new generation of...

A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful 'quantum computers' could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress,...

Apple's $1bn Netflix rival will be 'bland' because executives REFUSE to allow raunchy shows

Apple's original TV shows are so bland that its own staff have labelled the firm's billion-dollar (£760 million) Netflix rival as 'expensive NBC' –...

Apple completes deal to buy song spotting app Shazam

Apple has finally completed its purchase of song spotting app Shazam.The U.K. based app lets users identify songs by pointing a smart phone...

Why doesn't it get dark when you blink?

Scientists may have finally solved a long-standing mystery over why it doesn't get dark when we blink.Humans blink around once every five seconds...

Two-headed SNAKE with DOUBLE BITE discovered in woman’s garden

The almost Satanic serpent was found with both heads moving independently.The gruesome discovery was made by Stephanie Myers who said: “I wanted to...

Environmental Photographer of the Year 2018 images reveal the fragile state of planet Earth

The competition is run annually by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, a London based charity dedicated to water and environmental...

SpaceX confirms it WOULD launch military weapons into space 'for the defence of the...

SpaceX has confirmed it is comfortable with the idea of launching military weapons into space – so long as the goal is to...

Criminologist says people are more likely to commit felony during a full moon

The moon and its possible influence over human behaviour has been the object of ancestral fascination and mythical speculation throughout the centuries.Indeed, the...

Japan rovers send back first stunning pictures after landing on ASTEROID to make history

The Japanese space agency, JAXA, made history on September 21 by landing two rovers on a 1km asteroid.The asteroid, called Ryugu, is now...

Distressing photographs show manta ray struggling to swim in cloud of plastic waste

Upsetting photographs show manta rays struggling to swim through a cloud of plastic waste dumped into the ocean at Manta Bay in Bali.An...

Tiger population nearly doubles in Nepal

Nepal's wild tiger population has nearly doubled over the last nine years in a victory for the nation's drive to save the endangered...

Stepfathers are no more likely to kill children than biological parents

Stepfathers are no more likely to be responsible for child deaths than biological parents, a new study has found.It challenges a long-held belief...

Claims that giant Icelandic volcano Katla is about to explode are premature, says expert

Speculation that a giant Icelandic volcano is on the cusp of a colossal eruption are premature, according to one of the country's leading geophysicists.Heightened activity...

Deeply Dippy: How Britons flock to see the dinosaur on tour

Name: Dippy the dinosaur. Age: 152m years. Appearance: Improbable. Long neck and tail; relatively small head; measures 85ft (26 metres) in length. It’s big! Even for...

Can you solve it? The language of the lake puzzle

Hi guzzlers, Today’s puzzle concerns the South American language Aymara. It’s testing you on the sort of linguistics skills that might help you get...

Obesity to eclipse smoking as biggest cause of cancer in UK women by 2043

Obesity is on track to overtake smoking as the single biggest cause of preventable cancer in British women within 25 years, according to...