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Ancient continent fragments discovered in Indian Ocean

Ancient continent fragments discovered in Indian Ocean

 A team of international researchers has discovered fragments of an ancient supercontinent of earth vanished beneath the floor of the Indian Ocean. The fragments, called Mauritia, are remains of a landmass on earth that would have existed between 2,000 and 85 million years ago, researchers say. The earth’s landmass was gathered into a vast single [&hellip

Public to join cancer cure hunt

Public to join cancer cure hunt

Giants of the technology world and cancer researchers are teaming up to come up with ways to let the general public hunt for cures for cancer. It is an attempt to mirror some of the success in unleashing the public in the  hunt for objects in space. Cancer Research UK, along with Amazon, Facebook and [&hellip

3D see-through computer revealed

3D see-through computer revealed

A transparent computer that allows users to reach inside and touch digital content has been unveiled at the TED conference in Los Angeles. TED fellow Jinha Lee has been working on the SpaceTop 3D desktop in collaboration with Microsoft. Allowing people to interact with machines in the same way they do with solid objects could [&hellip

Foreign doctors must speak English

Foreign doctors must speak English

Foreign doctors wanting to treat NHS patients in England will have to prove they have the necessary English skills, the government has confirmed. Concerns were raised after a German doctor, Dr Daniel Ubani, gave a patient a fatal overdose on his first and only shift in the UK. He had earlier been rejected for work [&hellip

Lack of sleep impacts on ‘Gene Activity’

Lack of sleep impacts on ‘Gene Activity’

 One week of poor sleep can disrupt hundreds of genes linked to stress, immunity and inflammation, research has shown Sleep deficiency is associated with a host of conditions including obesity, heart disease and mental impairment, but scientists are still trying to understand the molecular mechanisms involved. For the new study, researchers examined gene activity in [&hellip

World’s oldest marathon runner retires at 101

World’s oldest marathon runner retires at 101

The world’s oldest marathon runner, Fauja Singh, is retiring after his final race in Hong Kong. The 101-year-old said he felt sad quitting competitive events but his age had finally caught up with him and he wanted to end on a high. Speaking in Punjabi, through his interpreter and trainer of 13 years Harmander Singh, [&hellip

Cooking classes ‘boost healthy diet’

Cooking classes ‘boost healthy diet’

Short cooking classes can have a long-term impact on healthy eating, a study suggests. Questioning of parents who took part in government-funded courses in Scotland showed they ate more fruit and vegetables and fewer ready meals a year later. Participants were also more confident about following a simple recipe. The University of Glasgow researchers said [&hellip