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Japan lands rovers on asteroid in historic mission

Japan lands rovers on asteroid in historic mission

Japan lands rovers on asteroid in historic mission Japanese scientists have praised “the world’s first rover to land on the surface of an asteroid.” The Hayabusa2 is expected to land a German-made lander carrying a larger rover in October. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Saturday said it landed […]

Calls to ban energy drinks for children grow louder

Calls to ban energy drinks for children grow louder

Calls to ban energy drinks for children grow louder Energy and soft drinks are known to contribute to the rise in obesity worldwide. They can be especially harmful to children. It is no wonder, therefore, that the call to ban them for people under 16 is getting louder. Children should […]

Who‘s afraid of artificial intelligence in China?

Who‘s afraid of artificial intelligence in China?

Who‘s afraid of artificial intelligence in China? China has set itself on a 10-year trajectory to become the world‘s leader in artificial intelligence. What‘s it got planned and should we be worried? Something‘s definitely up in China — most definitely. Almost every other week, there‘s an international conference on artificial intelligence […]

Calorie counter: Cannibalism is just not worth the effort

Calorie counter: Cannibalism is just not worth the effort

Calorie counter: Cannibalism is just not worth the effort It‘s scientific fact: You are better off eating a bison or a horse than a human — nutritionally speaking. The strange yet interesting findings were recognized by this year‘s Ig Nobel Prize for nutrition. There are questions in life that sound […]

Chemicals in our everyday life harm our health

Chemicals in our everyday life harm our health

Chemicals in our everyday life harm our health We are exposed to a variety of chemicals every day. Some of them can even make us sick. And they can be found where we least expect them. Three recent studies reveal more. Chemicals in cosmetics may harm women‘s health Chemicals that […]

Impotence test: Would you stamp your penis like a parcel?

Impotence test: Would you stamp your penis like a parcel?

Impotence test: Would you stamp your penis like a parcel? Three physicians have developed a simple test to find out whether a man‘s impotence is physical or psychological. It‘s easy: Just wrap a ring of stamps around your penis before going to sleep. “Parents, shield the eyes of your children! […]

Germs at the airport: A hotbed for viruses

Germs at the airport: A hotbed for viruses

Germs at the airport: A hotbed for viruses Aeroplanes allow us to travel all over the world. We can cover vast distances in a short space of time. But often when we fly, there are thousands of potentially harmful viruses tagging along for the journey. Are you a frequent flyer? […]

Ig Nobel Prize winners: Self-colonoscopy, roller-coaster kidney stones

Ig Nobel Prize winners: Self-colonoscopy, roller-coaster kidney stones

Ig Nobel Prize winners: Self-colonoscopy, roller-coaster kidney stones A Harvard University ceremony featuring two massive paper airplane launches honored funny but practical scientific studies. In 2018, the annual awards included a worthless cash prize handed out by real Nobel laureates. The comfort of a home colonoscopy, the benefits of taking out anger […]

Diabetes: Lower your risk with sleep and wholegrains

Diabetes: Lower your risk with sleep and wholegrains

Diabetes: Lower your risk with sleep and wholegrains In 2017, over 450 million people globally had diabetes. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help prevent Type 2 diabetes. Two newly released reports reveal how you can lower your risk of developing the disease. The importance of a good night‘s sleep In […]

Anti-plagiarism tools: A new age of truth at university

Anti-plagiarism tools: A new age of truth at university

Anti-plagiarism tools: A new age of truth at university Heading to college? Then read the terms and conditions of your faculty‘s anti-plagiarism and online exam tools, and click okay. Or forgo your degree. Shudder to think: I doubt I would have got through university if then was now. I was […]