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Coffee not essential any longer in Switzerland

Coffee is no longer essential in Switzerland. The Swiss government, which has set strategic food reserves for decades to…

chain-melted state

Scientists have created a new state of matter: solid and liquid at the same time

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland has created a new state of matter: a state…

The presence of methane confirmed on Mars

The presence of methane in the Martian atmosphere has been confirmed by a new analysis of data from the…

FDA approves drug to treat serious postpartum depression

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug specifically designed…

Eating pasta at night may reduce stress and insomnia

Contrary to popular belief, eating pasta at night is not bad for your health! These starchy foods would reduce…

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…