Working out before breakfast has ‘profound’ effects on overall health

A new study from researchers at the University of Bath and the University of Birmingham shed light on which is better: eating breakfast before or after a morning workout? Though there isn’t a solid rule about which is preferable, the study found that working out before eating breakfast may drastically reduce one’s odds of developing two common and serious health … Continue reading

UCLA study implies Earth-like planets may be common in the Universe

A team of researchers from UCLA has published a new study that presents new evidence that suggests Earth is not unique. UCLA professor Edward Young says that the team has raised the probability that many rocky planets are like Earth. The team was led by a UCLA graduate student of geochemistry and astrochemistry called Alexandra Doyle. Doyle developed a new … Continue reading

Blue light from phones and TVs may speed up aging in humans

Even if it’s not shining in your eyes, researchers with Oregon State University warn that the blue light from modern gadgets may speed up your rate of aging, ultimately decreasing lifespan. In addition to causing damage to the retina in the eye, the study found that blue light may also damage brain cells, at least in a common fruit fly … Continue reading

Blue light from phones and TVs may speed up aging in humans

Even if it’s not shining in your eyes, researchers with Oregon State University warn that the blue light from modern gadgets may speed up your rate of aging, ultimately decreasing lifespan. In addition to causing damage to the retina in the eye, the study found that blue light may also damage brain cells, at least in a common fruit fly … Continue reading

Assembler robots build large structures out of small pieces

The structure seen in the image below was built by the two robots using individual pieces called voxels. The researchers working on the robots think that they may one day be able to construct complex objects, such as aircraft or structures on other planets, from multiple individual components. The team says that while commercial aircraft are built in sections today … Continue reading

Short-term vaping can trigger the inflammation that causes lung disease

A study out of The Ohio State University has found that even short-term vaping can trigger inflammation in adults who have never previously smoked. This is the first time researchers have found changes in the lungs associated with short-term vaping by ‘never-smokers,’ highlighting the potential health risks of electronic cigarettes and other vaping products. The study involved having participants vape … Continue reading

Study warns common pain injection may speed up joint deterioration

A very common injection intended to treat pain caused by osteoarthritis may put the patient at risk of accelerated ‘joint destruction,’ according to a new study. The work comes from the Boston University School of Medicine, where researchers looked into common corticosteroid injections used for hip and knee joint pain. Among other things, these injections may speed up the progression … Continue reading

A major hurdle to an artificial retina has been solved

Researchers have been working for more than ten years to create an artificial retina that might help the blind see again. Researchers from Stanford University may have found a solution to one of the most limiting issues with designing an artificial retina that can be implanted into the eye – heat. An artificial retina has a very small computer chip … Continue reading