Science

News stories and reports from the scientific world

Newly developed smart needle to safely deliver drugs in sensitive areas

A team of researchers has developed a “smart” needle that can deliver drugs more safely. Some sensitive parts of…

Green tea could help prevent obesity

Researchers have succeeded in reducing obesity through a diet rich in green tea. This discovery could help reduce the…

Canada adopts a new implant to treat opioid addiction

In Canada, people who are addicted to opioids will now be able to get an implant, a…

These “zombie bacteria” escape starvation and antibiotics using never seen before technique

Bacteria facing hostile environments can slow their metabolism to the limits of what would be considered alive. This previously…

He Jiankui

The Chinese scientist who modified babies genetically acted illegally

The Chinese scientist He Jiankui, known worldwide for stating, in November 2018, that he had managed to…

Illinois girl dies in snow fort incident

A 12-year-old Illinois girl has died from asphyxiation under a snow fort following a snowfall on Sunday in Arlington…

Australia Hot Days

Australia going through its hottest days on record

It’s hot down under. Indeed, Australia is experiencing its hottest days on record. As every year or…

Short nights of sleep increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases

A new study has added short nights to the list of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Insufficient or poor…

The same virus could be behind schizophrenia and mononucleosis

US researchers have linked schizophrenia with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which is responsible for infectious mononucleosis. Dr. Robert Yolken, professor…

DNA Life Expectancy

DNA could be used to predict life expectancy

DNA can tell a lot about a person: his or her region of origin, his or her…

An unstable income increase the risk of a heart attack

According to US researchers, the stress of an unstable income would have negative effects on heart health for both…

New ebola-like virus discovered in China

This is a rather disturbing news coming from China: researchers have identified a new filovirus called Měnglà, from the…

Netflix

Netflix could soon use artificial intelligence to block account sharing

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2019, a British company unveiled a service dedicated to VOD solutions, able…

Being Bored

Being bored is good for the mind and mental health

Being bored is not as bad as we think. Indeed, according to a recently published study doredom…

Why fibers are good for you

Eating a lot of dietary fibers increases life expectancy

Eating 25 to 29 grams of dietary fiber per day reduces all-cause mortality by 15 to 30%. That’s a…

Monogamy

Monogamy is genetic! According to a recently published study

Evolution has resorted to some sort of universal formula for turning non-monogamous species into monogamous species by…