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AI in Medicine

This AI can detect diseases using one’s breath

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence capable of analyzing the volatile compounds present in the breath to look for…

Video Games

Video game addiction classified as a behavioral disorder by the WHO

For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified video game addiction as a behavioral disorder in…

One-third of Americans take drugs that can cause depression

One-third of Americans are taking prescription and non-prescription medications that could increase their risk of depression, warns a study…

Bees understand the concept of zero

For long humans have thought to be the only species on earth with the intelligence to understand highly abstract…

Playing Card Dementia

Playing cards or wagering on horse racing lowers the risk of dementia

According to a new study, playing cards or betting on horse racing can help delay or prevent dementia in…

Life recovered much faster than previously believed after the extinction event that killed the dinosaurs

66 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous, the impact of an asteroid caused a massive extinction…

Excessive protein intake increases the risk of heart failure in men

For middle-aged men, eating larger amounts of protein would be associated with a slightly higher risk of heart failure. Excessive…

Did Hitler really die in 1945?

The Second World War ended in 1945, but one mystery — or conspiracy should I say — has persisted…

There is no “future” for selfish people

By analyzing their cerebral activity, UNIGE researchers have discovered that selfish people do not project themselves into a future…

Pregnant Woman

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy makes kids smarter

While taking antidepressant medication during pregnancy is usually strongly discouraged by health professionals, a new study presented at the…

This is why women are more sensitive to cold than men

This is a major point of contention in male-female couples: the setting of the thermostat. While mister prefers to…

Autism, an urgent public health crisis in the United States

Between 2000 and 2014, the prevalence of autism in the United States increased by about 150%. Figures that worry…

Living near a fast food restaurant is bad for the heart

According to a new Dutch study, it is not good to live near a fast food restaurant. Having one…

Researchers may have finally developed a male contraceptive pill

Researchers believe they have succeeded in developing a male contraceptive pill, after achieving “unprecedented” evidence in a clinical trial…

This is how the brain reacts to unexpected change

When the human brain receives unexpected information, it releases dopamine to get used to the change and update the…

Hubble celebrates it’s 28th birthday

Happy birthday Hubble!! Twenty-eight years ago, on April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was put into orbit by…