Monthly archives: October 2014

High milk intake may lead to early death: Study

Instead of strengthening your bones, drinking more than three glasses of milk a day may increase the risk of early death, a study has found. This could be due to the high levels of lactose and galactose (types of sugar) in milk, that have been shown to increase oxidative stress and chronic inflammation in animal studies, the researchers said. Doctors and nutritionists have long recommended a diet rich in milk […]

This 'NoPhone' KickStarter campaign has raised £5,500

It doesn’t bend, it won’t trap your hair and it won’t pocket dial. In fact, this “phone” can’t even send a text or make any calls. The NoPhone is simply a piece of black, rectangular-shaped plastic, billed as a new way of helping you manage your app addiction. It’s proving popular with a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter which has raised nearly $9,000 (over £5,500) for the project already. A group […]

Drinking too much coffee can radically reduce a man’s ability to father children, a study has found.

Men who drank two or more cups of strong coffee a day had just a one in five chance of becoming fathers through IVF. However, for those who drank less than a cup, the chance of having a child rose to nearly 52%. The researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, told a conference in Hawaii that caffeine may harm sperm at a molecular level. A shot of espresso contains around […]

 
 
 

Fasten Your Seatbelts. The Windowless Plane of the Future Will be a Mile-High Thrill

The future is here, and it is apparently a windowless plane which will give you what the Genie’s magic carpet gave Aladdin. Alright, almost. UK-based company Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is looking to design an airplane that will have no windows. Or walls. That’s right. It will basically be you on your seat with your seat belt on, staring out into the vast blue sky dotted with fluffy white […]

 
 
 

"10 hours of walking in NYC" harassment YouTube video gets over 8 million likes in 2 days

A video featuring a woman who is harassed while walking through New York Street has gone viral, with over 8.7 million likes within two days after it was posted on YouTube. The video starts with the woman adjusting a hidden camera to record the reactions of people as she walks across the streets of the city. According to the video, the woman walked for 10 hours through all areas of […]

Democratic Africa Gets Its First White Leader

The vice president of Zambia made history when he ascended to president, becoming the first white head of state on the continent in 20 years and the first ever of a democratic state. LONDON — Guy Scott is used to the funny looks. When the former farmer met George W. Bush a few years ago, the ex-president thought he was in the middle of an elaborate practical joke. “When they […]

Being gay is God's best gift to me: Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out

  When Tim Cook took over Apple from Steve Jobs, reports said, Cook will “mark a new era not only for Apple but for gay progress.” He was called the most powerful gay man in Silicon Valley. But Cook didn’t deny or admit to it, until now though there were a lot of articles speculating about his sexuality. In a powerful op-ed in Bloomberg Businessweek, the Apple CEO has publicly […]

India police oppose Kerala 'kiss of love' protest

Police in the southern Indian state of Kerala say they will not allow couples to kiss in public to protest against alleged harassment by Hindu groups. The “kiss of love” protest was planned after Hindu activists vandalised a cafe in Calicut city last week saying students were using the place to date. Activists say they will gather at the Marine Drive in Kochi (formerly Cochin) city on Sunday and kiss […]

6 Myths You Believe About Yoga

The popularity of yoga has witnessed a continuous rise over the last decade. More and more westerners are seen joining Yoga practice groups, or are downloading information available on the Internet for practicing yoga at home. The flip side of the story is that all kinds of myths and misconceptions are spreading about yoga. While some of the myths, if taken to be true, could prove to be quite harmful […]

Google developing a cancer detecting pill

Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology. Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient’s bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on a wearable device. As many as 2,000 of these microscopic “nanoparticles” could fit inside a single red blood cell to provide […]