Monthly archives: June 2014


1: Drink Eight Glasses Each Day Scientists say there’s no clear health benefit to chugging or even sipping water all day. So where does the standard advice of drinking eight glasses each day come from? “Nobody really knows,” says Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, a kidney expert at the University of Pennsylvania. Myth No. 2: Drinking Lots of Water Helps Clear Out Toxins The kidneys filter toxins from our bloodstreams. Then the […]

Older sperm donors 'just as good'

Women should not worry about using sperm from older donors as the success rate is the same as using a younger man’s sperm, researchers say. The average age of donors has risen in the UK since the right to anonymity was removed in 2005. Doctors said there was concern about the impact on the odds of a pregnancy. Experts said only older men with the best sperm could donate, so […]

Is YOUR phone at risk? 85% of Android devices are vulnerable to flaw that leaves banking apps exposed to hackers

Security researchers discovered the flaw in Android’s KeyStore KeyStore protects encrypted data used to gain secure access to apps Attackers could use the flaw to get hold of keys used by banking apps It could also reveal PIN codes and patterns used to unlock devices Google has released a fix for Android 4.4 KitKat devices But the vulnerability still affects devices running 4.3 Jelly Bean or older Android users running […]

An abandoned mall in Bangkok has been overtaken by fish

There’s something particularly eerie about an abandoned shopping mall. Perhaps it’s the stark contrast from its intended purpose: to see such a sterile place once designed to entice throngs of shoppers into its doors, now so completely devoid of any human life, dilapidated and darkened with time. It’s basically the very definition of post-apocalyptic. But in the case of the (now ironically named) New World shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, […]

Is there a distinctive 'Indian English'? -BBC Trending

Is there a distinctive “Indian English”? Yes, according to a hash tag that’s been trending in the country – #Indian English. “Open the windows and let the atmosphere come in.” “Today is my Happy Birthday.” These are a couple of examples being shared on the hash tag #Indian English. Since it took off early on Thursday, it’s been used around 20,000 times in India. It was started by 22-year-old Ojas […]

Sweet talk your way to success: Using taste-related words in speech makes you sound more influential

Scientists asked people to read sentences that had taste-based words While the participants were reading, their brain activity was recorded Each taste-related word was then swapped with a literal counterpart The researchers found that the sentences containing words that invoked taste activated areas connected with emotion, such as the amygdala Using these words could amplify the impact of a sentence, study claims A kind gesture may be ‘sweet’, and a […]

Five preventive tips for breast cancer risk

The following are the top five preventive tips for breast cancer risk. By adopting these, you can ward off breast cancer. 1. Uphold a sturdy weight and keep yourself in good shape. Try your level best to be physically active. Either walk or indulge in some aerobic exercise for three to five hours per week so as to snip your liability of breast cancer because physical activity curtails the levels […]

How Walnuts Can Boost Fertility and 17 Other Healthy Reasons

Walnut is an edible kernel of the fruit from trees belonging to Juglandaceae family, in the genus: Juglan. Apart from walnuts, this tree nut family includes Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts (filberts), macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, and pistachios. Black and white walnuts are native to North America, specifically the Central Mississippi Valley and Appalachian area. They played an important role in the diets and lifestyles of both the Native American […]

Foods That Will Scare You (images)

Tarantula belongs to the family of spiders. Fried tarantula is a regional delicacy in Cambodia. It is believed that the scarcity of food in the villages of Cambodia led to consumption of spiders. Chicken, duck or pig blood is popularly consumed in places like Shanghai, Poland, Philippines, Korea, Singapore etc. The famous Korean blood soup is made with ox blood and is often used as a hangover cure. Now, that’s […]