Category archives: Science & Technology

Why I want a microchip implant

With a chip under your skin, you can do everything from unlocking doors to starting motorbikes, says Frank Swain, who has been trying to get his own implant. A few years ago, I perched on the edge of my bed in a tiny flat, breathing in a cloud of acetone fumes, using a scalpel to pick at the corner of an electronic travel card. More than 10 million Londoners use […]

Are we losing the battle against cancer?

Cancer is one of mankind’s biggest killers, but one author believes we are using the wrong strategies to try and beat it. Cancer is one of the biggest killers in the modern world. It was the cause of nearly one-in-seven deaths in the world in 2010, and is expected to become an even bigger issue in decades to come, as human life expectancy increases and factors such as sedentary lifestyles […]

Cancer 'tidal wave' on horizon, warns WHO

Large numbers of people do not know there is a lot they can do to reduce their exposure to risk. The globe is facing a “tidal wave” of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, say World Health Organization scientists. It predicts the number of cancer cases will reach 24 million a year by 2035, but half could be prevented. The WHO said there was now […]

Can couples really get stuck together during sex?

  It sounds like a scene from a trashy sex comedy. But stories of getting stuck during sex have been with us for centuries – and some of them might just be true. An emergency trip to hospital is never pleasant, but it’s certainly not something you would want to happen after sex. “It’s not the most romantic ending a couple can imagine,” says Dr Aristomenis Exadaktylos, author of a […]

Volcanic ash smothers part of Indonesia, kills 15

akarta, Indonesia (CNN) — The 15 victims simply couldn’t outrun the searing debris that billowed out of Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung. Plumes of ash had spewed more than a mile into the sky Saturday and descended in superheated clouds. Scalding ash up to 700 degrees in temperature raced down the slope in just two to three minutes. By the end of several eruptions, at least 15 people had been killed, a government […]

Top food to improve your eyesight

Spinach is rich in lutein antioxidant that makes your eyes look young. Also it is located in carrots, kale and pumpkin, and fulfilling the health maintenance of your vision combined with bilberry extract. Carrot are rich in beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A ~ particularly important nutrient for good vision at night. Nuts and avocados – These fruits are a great source of vitamin E, which is an […]

Red Wines vs. White Wines: Which Bottle Should You Pick?

Most wine drinkers have their preferences of red wines or white wines, and their preferences are mostly based on taste. However, if you want to have a healthy meal, you should take the nutritional values of the wines into consideration. So, should you go for white or red wines?Features of White and Red Wines The main ingredient in white wines is white grapes, and these grapes have no skins or […]

Cells from eyes of dead 'may give sight to blind'

The necessary cells can be found in the back of everyone’s eyes Cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind, researchers suggest. Tests in rats, reported in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, showed the human cells could restore some vision to completely blind rats. The team at University College London said similar results in humans would improve quality of life, but […]

Whatever happened to the term New Man?

The New Man was once a radical way to describe a male who wholeheartedly accepted equality in domestic life. But 30 years on, what has happened to the term? The New Man rose to prominence in the 1980s like an exotic new species, happy to do the washing up or change a nappy. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the New Man was someone “who rejects sexist attitudes and the […]