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April 13, 2018 4:43 PM Taking prescription painkillers and sleeping pills at the same time increases your chance of an overdose

Taking prescription painkillers with sleeping pills could lead to an overdose, scientists warn. Combining opiods with benzodiazepines was linked to more hospital visits for the potentially fatal complication, a study found. Researchers now say opioids should be prescribed cautiously among patients who are also taking benzodiazepines. They also called 106

April 12, 2018 11:00 PM Just one alcoholic drink a day could shorten your life, study says

Having as little as one alcoholic drink a day could shorten your life, according to a major new study. An analysis of 600,000 drinkers found that drinking five to 10 alcoholic drinks a week was likely to shorten a person's life by up to six months. This increases with higher alcohol consumption, with those who have 18 drinks or more losing up to five years 52

April 11, 2018 11:44 PM Alexa falls for conspiracy theories too: Amazon fixes embarrassing 'error' that saw its voice assistant telling users the government is secretly behind CHEMTRAILS

If you ask Alexa what chemtrails are, you might be surprised by what she says. The voice assistant has been spouting a government conspiracy theory as an explanation for the oft-debated condensation trails. Alexa has been recorded telling users: 'Chemtrails are trails left by aircraft [that] are actually chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed 130

April 3, 2018 3:31 AM 'Swarm of activity' along New Zealand's fault-line prompts fears of megathrust earthquakes and devastating tsunamis

A swarm of earthquakes along a New Zealand fault-line has prompted fears of a 'megathrust' quake and devastating tsunamis. GeoNet took to Twitter on Tuesday to warn there was a 'swarm of activity' along the Alpine fault, a geological fault running almost the entire length of New Zealand's South Island. The company, which monitors geological hazards including 43

March 31, 2018 8:36 AM University boss heads to Africa

University of Brighton’s head of the nuclear physics research group Professor Alison Bruce led a workshop in Cape Town with scientists from South Africa, Botswana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Nigeria. Professor Bruce said: “We discussed collaboration and how to develop capacity building activities in topics and techniques in nuclear structure physics and in nuclear 37

March 27, 2018 8:07 PM The people who can give themselves goosebumps? Rare ability to produce them on command (but scientists have no idea how they do it)

Some people can make themselves produce goose bumps, and one researcher is working to understand why. A doctor from Northeastern University is conducting an as-of-yet unpublished study explaining how people can control the seemingly involuntary sensation, the Atlantic reports. The study draws on decades-old research that references individuals who can produce 108

March 25, 2018 3:40 PM Tickle your way to better sex: How stimulating your man's feet with a mild electric current can banish premature ejaculation

Forget advice from so-called sexperts – the secret to making men better lovers may be to ‘tickle’ their feet. Scientists have found that stimulating the ankle with a mild electric current can help banish premature ejaculation. A trial of ‘tibial nerve stimulation’ on 30 men with the condition found it increased the duration of their love-making 101

March 23, 2018 10:01 PM Plant-based fats, like those found in avocados and olive oil, could extend your life by 25%, reveals study

A diet that swaps fats found in meat for those in plants could reduce people's chances of dying early by 24-to-26 per cent, according to a recent study. Plant-based fats, like those found in avocados and olive oil, significantly reduce a person’s risk of premature death, study from Harvard University found. More broadly, a diet richer in plant-based 113

March 17, 2018 8:18 AM Why spring smelt sweeter in the past: Scientists say pollution from diesel fumes is damaging the scent of plants

As the garden returns to bloom, you may have found yourself lamenting how the scents of spring are not as vivid as they once were. But while claiming things were better in your day is usually dismissed as nostalgia, it seems flowers really did smell sweeter in the past. A British scientist says pollution, especially from diesel fumes, is damaging the scent 97

March 15, 2018 4:58 PM Chemical in sugar may cause diabetes by derailing metabolism, study finds

Diabetes could be caused by a chemical in sugar - turning the condition on its head, according to new research. If true, scientists say high blood glucose levels would be an affect - rather than the cause - of the disease. Experiments on flies found found large amounts of the metabolite MG (methylglyoxal) led to the typical diabetic disturbances of the metabolism 106