New research suggests that those with undiagnosed gluten sensitivities have higher levels of an inflammatory protein called zonulin. This research suggests that for some, avoiding gluten may not be just a fad after all.
New research has re-opened the old question of whether the internet is making us lonelier. In fact it’s not making us “more” or “less” lonely, it’s changing the nature of loneliness in the 21st century.
Chinese scientists have discovered radar-defeating technology thin enough for use on fighter jets.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a new form of carbon that can be used to make diamonds at room temperature.
Some say that Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin made history last week when it beat SpaceX to the punch and successfully landed its “New Shepherd” spacecraft. But are SpaceX and Blue Origin really comparable?
Einstein’s theory of relativity has survived over a hundred years, having been put to rigorous testing and come out unscathed. But recent conclusions on the accelerating expansion of the universe corroborate a further idea Einstein had posited–and rejected–nearly a century ago.
[DIGEST: CNNMoney, skyTran, FastCoExist] A NASA Space Act company called skyTran, based in California, is closer than ever to making an efficient, sustainable and safe form of transportation a reality. The company’s patented overhead transportation system uses maglev (magnetic levitation) technology to transport passenger “cars” while emitting virtually no pollution. The computer-controlled, two-person vehicles run … Continued
[DIGEST: NYTimes; PHYSORG; theguardian] Last month’s discovery of flowing water on Mars suggests that the planet is much more than the frozen wasteland we’ve imagined. According to NASA, the presence of flowing water significantly increases the likelihood that life did, at one time, exist on the red planet. Even more exciting is the possibility that … Continued
[DIGEST: Science World Report, Mirror, Daily Mail, BBC, Connected Health Symposium] They say knowledge is power, but are there things we’d rather not know? Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston has developed a machine that can predict the probability of a patient’s death. It’s a supercomputer that monitors all of the patients at the facility and has been … Continued