Bizarre

26 February 2024

Eating cereal could raise risk of dementia

A daily bowl of cereal may increase the risk of dementia. Scientists have discovered a link between a vitamin called Thiamine – found in popular types of the breakfast snack such ...

26 February 2024

Alien expert claims that extraterrestrials are too far away for humans to find

An expert has claimed that aliens are too far away from Earth for human encounters. Dr. Malcolm Schofield is convinced that extraterrestrials exist but thinks that the universe is so vast ...

26 February 2024

Marriage does not equal happiness

Marriage doesn't make people happier or healthier than those who are single. Researchers have examined both the physical and mental health of those who have got hitched and those who have ...

26 February 2024

NASA wants four people to spend a year living in Mars simulation

NASA is searching for four people to live on a Mars simulation. The US space agency is seeking volunteers for an experiment that will involve them being locked up for more ...

23 February 2024

Long Covid brain fog could be down to leaky blood vessels

Brain fog in long Covid sufferers may be caused by leaky blood vessels. Scientists have theorised that catching the virus causes disruption in the blood-brain barrier of some victims, causing the ...

23 February 2024

Stress makes cancer grow and spread

Stress causes cancer to grow and spread. A team of experts at New York's Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have found that chronic stress leads to the formation of sticky webs of ...

23 February 2024

AI is the main weapon for humans in the search for aliens

AI is humanity's secret weapon in the hunt for aliens. Bill Diamond, head of the extraterrestrial research organisation Seti Institute, explained that the search for aliens has been "a needle in ...

23 February 2024

'World's oldest dog' Bobi stripped of title

The 'world's oldest dog' has been posthumously stripped of his title. Guinness World Records (GWR) say it has no evidence that Bobi the canine, who died last October at the apparent ...

22 February 2024

Cancer risk heightened in children of men with low sperm counts

Children of men with low sperm counts are at greater risk of developing cancers. A landmark study at The University of Utah has discovered that the families of men who have ...

22 February 2024

TV addicts are more likely to go to the toilet at night

Watching lots of TV makes people need to use the toilet at night. Adults who spend five hours or more per day watching television or videos are more likely to need ...

22 February 2024

Air pollution from traffic could cause dementia

Air pollution from traffic has been linked to severe forms of dementia. Research carried out in Atlanta, Georgia has discovered that people with more exposure to traffic-related particulate matter air pollution ...

22 February 2024

Boredom is a useful emotion for human beings

Boredom can be good for people. Neuroscientist Professor James Danckert argues that the emotion should be seen as a positive "call to action" and be channelled into learning new skills rather ...
21 February 2024

Hungriest black hole ever has been spied

The brightest and hungriest black hole ever has been spotted in the distant universe. Astronomers say that quasar JO529-4351 is powered by a black hole 17 billion times the size of ...

21 February 2024

World's tallest man and shortest woman meet in California

The world's tallest man and shortest woman have been reunited in California. Sultan Kosen, who stands at 8 foot 3 inches tall, met with his fellow Guinness World Record holder Jyoti ...

21 February 2024

Exposure to blue light from smartphones is a health 'time bomb'

Exposure to the blue light emitted by smartphones could be "toxic" for the body. A study has found that being bombarded by blue-spectrum light throughout the day disrupts the body's regular ...

21 February 2024

A vegetarian diet can prevent snoring risk

Eating vegetables cuts the risk of snoring. Research has revealed that adopting a largely vegetarian diet can reduce the chance of developing obstructive sleep apnoea - the medical condition that causes ...

20 February 2024

Too much protein raises heart disease danger

Eating too much protein raises the risk of heart disease. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have discovered that consuming more than a fifth of calories from protein activates cells that ...

20 February 2024

Women can exercise less than men and get same health benefits

Women only need to exercise half as much as men to get similar health benefits. A study has found that females who cycle, swim and run regularly are less likely to ...

20 February 2024

Psychedelics could 'jump start' brains of coma patients

Magic mushrooms and LSD could "jump start" coma patients back into the real world. The world-leading psychedelic scientist Professor Robin Carharrt-Harris has revealed that "interest is growing" in the subject as ...

20 February 2024

AI model shows that male and female brains work differently

An artificial intelligence (AI) model has proved that men's and women's brains are 'wired differently'. Scientists have developed a model that can tell the difference between scans of male and female ...

19 February 2024

Alzheimer's 'miracle' drug could end up shrinking brains

An Alzheimer's "miracle" drug could shrink the brains of patients. A huge medical breakthrough was made last year as the first drug that slows the progression of the disease was approved ...

19 February 2024

Grumpy and anxious people put their hearts in danger

Grumpy people are more likely to have bad heart health. A study has linked personality traits such as anxiety and irritability with early signs of heart ageing. Experts at Queen Mary University ...

19 February 2024

Scientists hope to bring the dodo back from extinction

Scientists are making "incredible progress" in their efforts to bring the dodo back from the dead. DNA experts have sequenced the full genome of the extinct species for the first time ...

19 February 2024

Fat jabs can help people break drug and smoking habits

Weight loss jabs can help people beat drug and smoking addictions. A study has found that liraglutide - which has been prescribed on the NHS to tackle obesity - is as ...