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How unhealthy are processed foods?

Processing food is a method in production. It doesn't always mean the food is unhealthy, but it is more likely to be high in calories and low in nutrition. It's a common assumption that processed foods are unhealthy and a cause of overweight and obesity. And it is sometimes true: Processed foods ... Read full article »

Tue Feb 20, 2024 15:18
Japan successfully launches H3 rocket

Japan's space agency, JAXA, successfully launched its next-generation H3 rocket into orbit after facing some initial setbacks. Japan successfully launched its next-generation H3 rocket Saturday, almost one year after two failed attempts previously. The country's space agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration ... Read full article »

Sat Feb 17, 2024 03:58
Are computers or books best for educating children?

Commentators often pit books against computers as the best learning tools, but both are great in different circumstances. The debate distracts from the real problem in education — poverty. The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates said that writing things down would make people forgetful. Now, thousands ... Read full article »

Thu Feb 15, 2024 15:42
Alaskapox: First known death from the virus

An elderly man in the US was hospitalized with Alaskapox in late 2023 and died this January. Here's everything you need to know about the virus. Alaskapox is an orthopoxvirus related to smallpox, cowpox and mpox (initially known as "monkeypox"). Infections have so far only occurred in the US ... Read full article »

Wed Feb 14, 2024 17:09
Regular erections can improve men's sexual health

A study suggests men can train erectile function simply by having more erections. More erections mean more fibroblasts and fibroblasts matter. Here's why. I was often sad or gloomy as a kid growing up in northern England, so much so that friends often said: "Keep your pecker up." It turns ... Read full article »

Wed Feb 14, 2024 09:46
AI helps scientists read 'unreadable' Herculaneum scrolls

Scientists have used artificial intelligence to decode text on papyrus that was rolled and charred 2,000 years ago. So AI now looks back as well as forward. Three young scientists have won the grand prize in the Vesuvius Challenge for deciphering passages on a previously unreadable Herculaneum scroll. More ... Read full article »

Wed Feb 7, 2024 15:43

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