New study links all soda to an early death

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There are specific well-defined and also well-known steps that you can take to promote a healthy lifestyle. A new study appears to suggest that an additional one is “don’t drink soda”. You might perhaps be tempted to think that this is about sugar and that diet soda will be just fine. Apparently not. That also … Read more

Possible Life on Mars

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The possibility of life on MARS has just been given another uptick. Nothing certain is known. Instead what has happened is the publication of a new study within Nature Geoscience that independently confirms a previous observation regarding Methane. Methane – A Quick Timeline Back in 2013 the Curiosity rover detected a spike in methane. This was … Read more

Palaeolithic cave art in Borneo

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“The world’s oldest example of cave art” exclaims some of the headlines and associated media clips. So what is this about? Since the 1990s, caves in the remote and rugged mountains of East Kalimantan, an Indonesian province of Borneo, have been known to contain prehistoric paintings, drawings, and other imagery, including thousands of depictions of … Read more

WWF Living Planet Report – Massive decline in the size of populations

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The World Wildlife Fund, the world’s largest conservation organization with over five million supporters, has published its 2018 Living Planet Report. It is quite frankly very dire reading and that has resulted in the media picking up the story and highlighting it … BBC: WWF report: Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption CNN: This is the ‘last … Read more

Nobel Prize 2018: Medicine

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Once again the time of year when the most prestigious award, the Nobel Prize, spotlights individuals who have contributed to our understanding. Yesterday, Mon 1st Oct, kicked off the proceedings with the following press release details … The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 was awarded … Read more