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Study: women who ate broccoli more likely to survive breast cancer

Chinese women who ate cabbage, broccoli and leafy greens saw improved survival rates after breast cancer than women who did not eat these cruciferous vegetables, said a US study presented on Tuesday. The findings came from data on 4,886 Chinese breast cancer survivors age 20-75 who were diagnosed with stage…

Author: Mutant bird flu ‘less lethal’

The author of a paper on a mutant bird flu strain said experts agreed to publish it only after he explained that the virus was “much less lethal” than previously feared. A panel of US science and security experts on Friday said two papers on mutant viruses should be published after all, reversing its…

Scientists find clue to human evolution’s burning question

The discovery in Africa of a one million year old fireplace may enable us to identify when humans first began using fire Cooking is a universal in human culture. The mixing and heating of raw ingredients to make dinner is a fundamental part of our lives, one of the most…

Neil deGrasse Tyson: The ‘invention of tomorrow’ absent in American culture today

Popular astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on Monday lamented that American culture no longer had a culture of innovation that prized scientific and technological discoveries. Tyson noted on MSNBC that space exploration no longer captured American’s attention like it previously had. He blamed the lack of public interest on the lack…

Trump warns Fox News viewers: Autism caused by vaccines

Business mogul Donald Trump chose the fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day to reveal that he “strongly” believes that autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are linked to exposure to vaccines. In a Monday interview on Fox News, the reality star explained that a series of casual observations had led him to…

Skin cancer on the rise among young adults: U.S. study

Skin cancer is on the rise among young adults, according to a US study published Monday that suggests indoor tanning beds and childhood sunburns may be to blame. Between 1970 and 2009, the rate of melanoma among women increased eightfold and quadrupled among men, according to the research by Mayo…

AI robot: How machine intelligence is evolving

No computer can yet pass the ‘Turing test’ and be taken as human. But, says Marcus du Sautoy, the hunt for artificial intelligence is moving in a different, exciting direction that involves creativity, language – and even jazz. ‘I propose to consider the question “Can machines think?”‘ Not my question…

First evidence for string theory at the Large Hadron Collider

A bug in the software used to model the detectors at the Large Hadron Collider could have been covering up evidence for extra space time dimensions. Complex software models are used to understand the results from the Large Hadron Collider. These include simulations of the particle physics in the proton-proton…

Lights go off for Earth Hour

The Eiffel Tower, the Acropolis and the Sydney Opera House were plunged into darkness on Saturday for the annual Earth Hour campaign, leading a global effort to raise awareness about climate change. In a twist to this year’s Earth Hour, Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers will observe from the International Space…

Gulf’s dolphins pay heavy price for Deepwater Horizon oil spill

New studies show impact of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster on dolphins and other marine wildlife may be far worse than feared.  A new study of dolphins living close to the site of North America’s worst ever oil spill – the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe two years ago – has established…

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