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Additional Melatonin may lower risk of Prostate cancer.

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the body in the dark during sleep. Test tube studies have shown that this hormone has the ability to slow and even stop the growth of cancerous cells. Further research conducted on a group of men in Iceland Read More

New peach vaccine made from modified proteins.

Allergy to peach is the most common food allergy, and is caused by the Pru p 3 protein. While food allergy affects nearly 25% of the population of developed countries, the treatment for this is merely to avoid food containing the allergens. However, Read More

High levels of flavonoids (tea, berries, and chocolate) could protect against type 2 diabetes.

Studies have shown that people who eat high levels of flavonoids have better blood glucose regulation and lower insulin resistance, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes. Additionally, they have lower inflammation which indicates reduced risk for Read More

Rosetta Spacecraft transmits successful signal to Earth after 31 months.

The Rosetta spacecraft has been chasing comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko to study its composition and observe its activity from up close. Rosetta was put into a deep sleep in June 2011 to conserve energy as it passed the orbit of Jupiter. It has Read More

Animal without brain can "sneeze" according to a study

Sponges are primitive aquatic animals that have a very simple body structure. In fact, these animals do not have a nervous system at all, meaning they do not have a brain or any sensory organs. However, a recent study has shown that sponges react to Read More

Scientists can predict the height of volcanic ash clouds using data from peaks

A volcanic eruption can cause harm to human beings in many ways, not just because of the lava. During an eruption, the air above the volcano may be filled for days with hot volcanic ash, extending several kilometers into the sky. This poses a danger to any Read More

New invention can harnesses wind energy to power electronic devices

Jung-Chih Chiao, an electrical engineering professor at the University of Texas has come up with a novel idea – using tiny windmills to generate electricity for personal use. His prototype of the model is so small that ten of them can fit on a single grain of rice. Read More

Recent NASA video shows Mars as a once water-filled planet.

Today, Mars is a cold, barren, desert-like planet. However, it wasn’t always like this. NASA believes that billions of years ago, Mars had a thick atmosphere that was warm enough to support large water bodies. In an attempt to find out what happened to Read More

Saving a dinosaur fossil, damaged during WWII with a 3D Printer

During World War II, a bomb fell on the east wing of the Museum of National History in Berlin, collapsing the basement where dinosaur fossils were stored. The bombing destroyed many fossils, damaged others and mixed up the labeling on them. Read More

Comb jelly fish’s immune system can recognize previously encountered bacteria

Comb jelly fish are one of the most primitive multicellular organisms, next only to sponges. However, they have shown the presence of an advanced immune system that tailors its response to the kind of bacteria it encounters. Scientists studying these Read More

Researchers took seismic recording equipment to West Antartica, and revealed that magma may be moving under the ice

Scientists have noticed that in the last decade, the annual rate of Antarctic ice sheet loss increased by about 300%. This was initially believed to be due to warm sea water swirling in a circular fashion around Antarctica. However, a team of geologists Read More