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Striking galaxy image from Hubble

Striking galaxy image from Hubble

NGC 1073 lies in the Cetus (a sea monster in Greek mythology) constellation The Hubble space telescope has captured an image of a “barred spiral” galaxy that could help us better understand our own Milky Way. Most of the known spiral galaxies fall into this “barred” category – which are defined by the pronounced bar [&hellip

Hackers fool bank security system

Hackers fool bank security system

Since banks brought in “two-factor” authentication, official figures have shown fraud fell significantly Criminal hackers have found a way round the latest generation of online banking security devices given out by banks, the BBC has learned. After logging in to the bank’s real site, account holders are being tricked by the offer of training in [&hellip

Exercise can improve survival in cancer

Exercise can improve survival in cancer

US researchers have found that regular vigorous exercise can improve survival of patients who are at the early stages of prostate cancer. Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco studied a group of men with low-risk prostate cancer who were undergoing “watchful waiting” in which doctors follow patients to see if their tumors became [&hellip

Women who dine together copy each other

Women who dine together copy each other

It will be difficult to make healthy food choices and maintain a healthy diet, [when] people are often exposed to the eating behavior of others. Researchers say women who dine together tend to eat at the same pace, meaning people on a diet should not eat out with friends who eat too much. A team [&hellip

Gas stove pollutants can affect infants

Gas stove pollutants can affect infants

Pregnant women’s exposure to pollutants emitted from gas stoves may affect their babies’ nervous system development, a Spanish study suggests. Gas stoves normally use natural gas, propane or butane as fuel. Burning can produce a mixture of organic chemicals, including NO2, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide. NO2 is the most studied indoor air pollutant and [&hellip

‘Supergiant’  found in deepest ocean

‘Supergiant’ found in deepest ocean

The “supergiants” were found in the Kermadec Trench off New Zealand A huge crustacean has been found lurking 7km down in the waters off the coast of New Zealand. The creature – called a supergiant – is a type of amphipod, which are normally around 2-3cm long. But these beasts, discovered in the Kermadec Trench, [&hellip

Kinect launched by Microsoft

Kinect launched by Microsoft

Kinect holds the record for being the fastest selling consumer device in history Microsoft has launched a version of Kinect, its voice and motion-controlled sensor, to work with Windows-based PCs. It joins a previous version which was designed for the company’s Xbox 360 games console. The new hardware features a “near mode” which allows it [&hellip

Super volcanoes ‘may be predicted’

Super volcanoes ‘may be predicted’

An artist’s impression of multiple eruptions as a “super volcano” explodes. The new research suggests we may be able to predict such events decades earlier The eruption of some of the largest volcanoes on the planet could be predicted several decades before the event, according to researchers. Analysis of rock crystals from the Greek island [&hellip

Eating fish reduces colon polyp risk in women

Eating fish reduces colon polyp risk in women

Vanderbilt University researchers say women who consume at least three servings of fish every week are at a lower risk of having colon polyps. Colon polyps are common mushroom-shaped growths that occur on the inside lining of the large intestine. All colon polyps are not dangerous but some forms called adenomatous polyps can become malignant [&hellip

Mother’s affection boosts child’s brain development

Mother’s affection boosts child’s brain development

This study validates something that seems to be intuitive, which is just how important nurturing parents are to creating adaptive human beings.   Children whose mothers show more love and affection from early days develop brains with a larger hippocampus, a key region in learning and stress response. Researchers at the Washington University School of [&hellip