Male brains are more affected by junk food diets than female brains

Male brains are more affected by junk food diets than female brains

According to a recent study that was published in the journal Cell Reports, high-fat meals have a different effect on male and female brains. The researchers behind the study found that male rats had greater inflammation and more health risks associated with their brain when eating fatty meals in comparison to female rates who consumed the same kinds of meals. "Our findings, for the first time, suggest that males and females respond to high-fat diets differently," said Deborah Clegg of the Cedar-Sinai Diabetes And Obesity Research Institute … [Read More...]

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Earth’s magnetic field could completely reverse within a single lifetime

Earth’s magnetic field could completely reverse within a single lifetime

Earth’s magnetic field is constantly shifting around, and every 200,000 to 300,000 years, it flips north and south completely. Currently, we’re long overdue for a reversal, and scientists suggest that it could very well happen within the next century, potentially altering life in ways that aren’t … [Read More...]

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First Sikorsky S-97 Raider has been unveiled

First Sikorsky S-97 Raider has been unveiled

The future of helicopters has arrived, courtesy of Sikorsky Aircraft. The Connecticut-based aircraft manufacturer has unveiled the first two S-97 Raider prototypes, a new light-attack helicopter which uses a “coaxial design” that Sikorsky has developed as a replacement for the United States … [Read More...]

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Safest SUVs for 2015

Buying a car brings with it a lot of different issues to consider and at the top of the list generally are safety and fuel efficiency. Many want to know they have purchased a vehicle that is going to keep them and their passengers safe as well as be filled with the most advanced driver information … [Read More...]

Some of Earth’s water is older than the solar system itself

Some of Earth’s water is older than the solar system itself

Earth’s abundance of water is what sets our planet apart from other planets in our solar system. It’s what makes life possible, but where the hell did it all come from? According to a new study, somewhere between 30% and 50% of the water on Earth was created more than 4.5 billion years ago, meaning … [Read More...]

MIT has developed a submersible, contraband-sniffing robot

MIT has developed a submersible, contraband-sniffing robot

Smugglers have been transporting contraband over the sea for centuries, and it’s become a favored transportation method for many reasons. For starters, it’s easier to transport goods across the sea than it is by land, but more importantly, it’s hard to patrol and entire coastline. However, thanks to … [Read More...]

Stone tool-making may have arisen independently outside of Africa

Stone tool-making may have arisen independently outside of Africa

According to a new study, early humans may have developed an advanced way of crafting stone tools, something once thought to have only originated in Africa, independently in other places. The researchers behind the study suggest that their finding provide evidence that this ancient technology didn’t … [Read More...]

Scientists have found a complex organic molecule in interstellar space

Scientists have found a complex organic molecule in interstellar space

Scientists have discovered a new kind of organic molecule in a giant gas cloud all the way out in interstellar space, indicating that more complex molecules, which are the core building blocks of life, can potentially form outside of Earth, and could even be widespread in space. The discovery … [Read More...]

Diamond nanothreads could make the space elevator a reality

Diamond nanothreads could make the space elevator a reality

Scientists from the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) have discovered how to produce and string nanodiamonds together to for ultra-thin diamond nanothreads that could potentially make the long-discussed space elevator a reality after almost a century of failed attempts by scientists across the … [Read More...]

Space bubbles may have killed three soldiers in Afghanistan

Space bubbles may have killed three soldiers in Afghanistan

On the morning of March 4, 2002, military officers in Afghanistan radioed a Chinook helicopter that was heading towards the snowcapped peak of Takur Ghar to warn the passengers that the peak was under enemy control. However, the message never reached the helicopter, and shortly after daybreak, the … [Read More...]

Scientists have used gene therapy to improve the health of sick mice

Scientists have used gene therapy to improve the health of sick mice

A team of researchers from the University of Tokyo has, using gene therapy, managed to improve the strength, motor skills, and life span of mice with two different neuromuscular diseases. The study has raised hopes that, one day, similar therapies could be used to treat humans with a range of … [Read More...]

Scientists have successfully turbocharged photosynthesis in a plant

Scientists have successfully turbocharged photosynthesis in a plant

Researchers at Cornell University and Rothamsted Research in the United Kingdom have completed the second of three major steps needed to turbocharge photosynthesis in crops such as wheat and rice, a process which could potentially boosts the yields of these crops by around 36%-60% for many plant. … [Read More...]