Science has enriched the lives of bacon-lovers everywhere. A study conducted by researchers at ETH Zurich has concluded that the high levels of Vitamin B3 (known as niacin) in this meat could help you live longer.
To test this, Energy Metabolism Professor Michael Ristow fed roundworms a dose of niacin, discovering that they lived one-tenth longer than those who went without. The vitamin is also rich in the likes of Marmite, paprika, peanuts and sun-dried tomatoes. This is surprisingly contrary to what scientiests believed, because the standard assumption has been that niacin promotes the formation of "free radicals," causing faster ageing.
An antioxidant-rich diet has been contradicted by Ristow's findings, which shows that niacin "tricks the body into believing that it is exercising," perfect for any particularly lazy individual.
Next up will be testing the theory on mice, but for now allow me to personally thank science.
Researchers at MIT have successfully managed to create a new system for glasses-free 3D cinema screens – aptly named Cinema 3D.
Don’t hold your breath, but geologists at the University of Aberdeen may have made a ground-breaking discovery; evidence of a breathable, hospitable atmosphere hundreds of millions of years sooner than originally thought. This could have staggering implications for life not just on Earth, but beyond.
Urine is more powerful than you think… Researchers at the University of the West of England, Bristol have developed a Microbial Fuel Cell technology for urinals - allowing people to charge smartphones with pure pee power.
When it comes to trailers that send geeks like me into meltdown, San Diego Comic Con is the time and place to get them. So sit back and enjoy all the 2016 trailers in once place.
Ron Swanson had better get his gun, because drone deliveries are now a thing. On Friday the 22nd of July, a drone dropped off a chicken sandwich, some donuts and a cup of hot coffee to wash it all down with to a family in Reno, Nevada.
If you’ve ever owned a smartphone, chances are you’ve noticed how anything stronger than a slight breeze could crack your screen. Now, Corning are back with their latest formula – Gorilla Glass 5 – which they claim is designed to better survive drops.
It's the film the whole internet is talking about! But seldom for the right reasons. Paul Feig's 2016 remake of the 1984 classic Ghostbusters. The controversy surrounding this film has been... disproportionate, to put it mildly. But now that it's out, how is it?
In a rather heart-warming story, an injured penguin has been helped to walk again with a custom 3D printed boot.
Scientists in the Netherlands have created the world’s smallest hard disk by inventing a breakthrough system capable of writing bits of information onto a single atom.
As you may or may not have heard, some app company called Niantic made this app called Pokémon Go which has gained some popularity as of late. It’s a pretty standard app as they go, in that it’s terrible but still rakes in literal millions per day, and that its design was predated by some randomers years ago, who can now only watch through tear-stained eyes as the money flows right by them.
Now, as you may have seen, mad Pokémon GO stories have flooded the news – from the brainless nature of people walking out in front of cars to the weird and wonderful places people seem to be catching them.
These are just five of the crazy ones that I saw! Feel free to let me know your own in the comments.
Chloe Cowan, a 20-year-old from Kent, has been handed a three-year jail sentence and banned from using any internet-enabled device for 10 years, after pretending to be the ghost of a murdered child to launch a series of hate attacks on Twitter… Social media abuse is a common problem, but this seems to take things to a new low.
Researchers have been working to create robots that mimic human behaviour - potentially dooming us all for the future. Now, Tokyo Institute of Technology have gone one terrifying step further by building a skeleton robot and giving it human-like muscles for movement.
When it comes to Street View, Google can get quite selective to the frustration of small islands everywhere. The population of the Faroe Islands have taken matters into their own hands by strapping cameras to their sheep!
NASA recently photographed some strange sand dunes on Mars, with patterns that looked like a message in Morse code. Obviously, conspiracy theorists nearly fell out of their chairs at the vague possibility of Martian existence!
If you’re a regular online pirate in Britain, you may want to stop now. UK Government just introduced the new Digital Economy Bill, which despite public protest has increased the maximum prison sentence to ten years.
As part of the tool-assisted speedrun (TAS) block at Summer Games Done Quick, competitor ais523 used a newly found glitch for his robot to beat Super Mario Bros. 3 in JUST two seconds. Not content with ending human civilisation, it seems the cyborgs are dominating our video games too!
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A massive planet has been found more than 340 light years away, in a solar system that contains not just one sun, but three. That means this unique world experiences a sunrise and set three times every day!
So the long-awaited mobile game Pokémon Go launched on iOS and Android… But only in a certain list of countries that does not include the UK. Luckily, I’ve got a handy how-to for my fellow Britons on how to download and start playing right now!