Category: Science News

Eat Less, Live Longer: How Calorie Restriction can Increase Longevity

Put down the cake and listen up. A new study has found that reducing the number of calories you eat each day can help you live a significantly longer life.

/ January 23, 2017

F*#K Yeah! People Who Use Bad Language are Also the Most Honest, Study Finds

“Proper” language is usually considered a social virtue, but a new study has found that people who refrain from swearing are often the most dishonest and deceptive.

/ January 20, 2017

How Stress and Negative Emotions Can Lead to Heart Problems

Heightened activity in the brain’s fear center can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests.

/ January 13, 2017

Cancer Death Rates Down 25% Since 1991

The death toll from cancer in the U.S. this year is projected to be 25% lower than a quarter-century ago, a decrease attributed to steady reductions in smoking rates and new breakthroughs in detection and treatment.

/ January 10, 2017

The Science of Political Belief: Why We Get Passionate About Politics

A new study holds fascinating clues as to why people get so worked up about politics.

/ January 5, 2017

EPA Study Confirms Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its highly anticipated final report on hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” confirming that the drilling process may contaminate drinking water "under some circumstances."

/ December 21, 2016

Want to Live Forever Through Technology? There’s an App for That.

We all die sooner or later, leaving behind family and friends with a few precious memories, which are then eventually erased when our loved ones pass away. But what if you could be remembered forever?

/ December 20, 2016

EPA Panel to Investigate Cancer Risk with Monsanto’s Roundup

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a three-day series of meetings this week dedicated to examining evidence linking Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller to cancer.

/ December 13, 2016

Alzheimer’s Cure Within Reach After Successful Drug Trial

A drug that ‘switches off’ production of toxic proteins caused by Alzheimer’s disease is raising hopes that a cure could finally be within reach.

/ December 12, 2016

Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence Over the Next 20 Years

Artificial intelligence has gone mainstream. With major tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook making huge investments, there’s bound to be incredible developments in AI over the horizon. From deep-learning cyborgs to doomsday scenarios, here are five leading theories about...

/ November 23, 2016