Q: Which is the smartest element in the world?

A: Einsteinium, of course!


The connection between a sex-switching mosquito gene and dengue

A sex-determining gene in mosquitoes could actually help combat dengue fever. This is good news as far as human health prospects for the future are concerned.

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How exercise can be BAD for you

Extreme exercise may trigger blood poisoning in people who haven't trained properly, a new study suggests. Study reveals

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Cinnamon compound may combat colon cancer

A compound derived from cinnamon is a potent inhibitor of colorectal or bowel cancer, a study shows. The study found that adding cinnamaldehyde, the compound that gives cinnamon its distinctive flavour and smell, to the diet protected mice against colorectal cancer.

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Team of scientist use vapours to generate electricity

Scientists have found a way to harness the power of evaporating water to produce electricity that is powerful enough to light up a small LED and power a miniature car

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The plant that can save the world!

Seeds of a small tree, Moringa oleifera, killed enough bacteria in polluted water to make it safe to drink.

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Biting aluminium foil can be painful.

There are two types of people. One group can bite aluminium or tin foil, experiencing nothing worse than a faint metallic taste. The other group gets a painful electric zing from chewing on foil. Why does chewing on foil hurt some people and not everyone?

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Meet Opah, the first truely warm blooded fish.

The opah fish (Lampris guttatus) is about the size of a car tire and almost as round. That shape helps explain why the opah is sometimes called a moonfish. This animal swims by using its large pectoral muscles to move its skinny, red pectoral fins. Those muscles also produce a lot of heat.

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Eco-friendly oil spill solution developed

According to John, professor of chemistry in City College's Division of Science, "the best known chemical herders are chemically stable, non-biodegradable, and hence remain in the marine ecosystem for years." "Our goal was to develop an eco-friendly herding molecule as an alternative to the current silicone-based polymers," said John.

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Brain Freeze - The ice cream headache

Brain freeze is practically a rite of summer. It happens when you eat ice cream or gulp something ice cold too quickly. The scientific term is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia, but that's a mouthful. Brain freeze is your body's way of putting on the brakes, telling you to slow down and take it easy

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Know your chemical value

Interested in knowing the value of the chemicals of your body? Well, let's take a look at the elements from which you are made.

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