science
New Mucus Study Could Hold the Key to Clearing Your Phlegm

Mucus, you fickle fiend—usually, you’re there keeping us safe from whatever nasties sneak inside of us. But then you turn, becoming a source of discomfort, cancelled plans, and overall malaise. How I wish we knew you better. Read More >>

food
Sugar Worriers Want to End 1,200 Calorie Horror Shakes

Milkshakes with bits of biscuit in them, marshmallows on top that you eat with a chocolate spoon, fruit sauces and various additional fructose reductions are the latest target of anti-sugar campaigners, who would like the government's war on unhealthy eating to be expanded to cover the hellish world of the "freakshake" treat. Read More >>

3d printing
New Study Details Toxic Particles Spewed by 3D Printers

Researchers have that found that 3D printers spew tiny particles into the air as they operate, though the quantity and nature of these potentially toxic aerosols are poorly understood. A new study identifies a startling variety of these emissions, and the conditions under which they’re produced. Read More >>

environment
Dairy Crest’s Cheesy Stink Awakens Cornish Villagers

A Cornish creamery conducting cheese-related dairy business near the Cornish village of Davidstow has been kicking up a literal stink, with residents complaining that some odd nighttime process is making the air smell so bad it's waking them up, making them feel ill, and stopping them getting back to sleep. Read More >>

smartwatches
The Fossil Sport Might Be a Wear OS Watch That Doesn’t Suck

I have a lot of Apple-hating friends who are always asking me: “What’s the best Wear OS smartwatch?” And I always say the same thing: They’re all bad. That said, the Fossil Sport could be the first contender for the title. Read More >>

science
You Know About Flu Season, but Did You Know About Gonorrhoea Season?

Like clockwork, the influenza virus rears its ugly head every winter and makes our lives miserable. But the flu isn’t the only germ that likes a particular time of year, according to a new paper published this week in PLOS Pathogens. Seemingly every infectious disease, including polio, gonorrhoea, and even HIV, is seasonal, though not always for the same reasons. Read More >>

science
Ner Ner: Screens Might Not Ruin Children’s Sleep After All

Kids and teenagers across the country are no doubt sassing their parents today with the news that the effects of screens on sleep have been vastly overstated, according to a new study. Read More >>

health
GPs Told to Prescribe an Appreciation of the Arts Now

The plan to prescribe more social activities and walks to relieve some of the burden faced by the NHS is to be expanded, with the health secretary saying he's to encourage doctors to tell people to endure some "arts" and then, perhaps, after watching some godawful play for two-and-a-half hours, their problems won't seem to bad. Read More >>

health
The Christmas Coke Truck is Now the Diet Coke/Recycling Awareness Lorry

Those bloody political correctness elves have been forcing the hand of soft drinks behemoth Coca-Cola to be more modern and responsible, with this year's UK tour of the red Christmassy Coke lorry turning into a boring old lecture on the importance of limiting sugar intake and recycling your spent bottles. Read More >>

health
Grimsby Ranked Worst Place for Pretty Much Everything

We find it hard to believe there's a worst place in the country than Blackpool, but apparently there is according to researchers from the Royal Society for Public Health. And it is Grimsby. Poor old Grimsby. Read More >>

science
How Mould Kills

In 1997, doctors from Cleveland reported on a wave of infants in the area who had come down with severe lung bleeding – an illness that might have been caused by so-called toxic black mould. Read More >>

science
Scientists Find Link Between Parkinson’s Disease and the Appendix

Scientists have found further evidence that the gut, or more specifically the appendix, might play a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease. Read More >>

health
Dogs Can Sniff Out Malaria in Worn Socks

New research shows that dogs can be trained to detect the malaria parasite in infected individuals using their keen sense of smell. Read More >>

health
Next-Gen Surgeons Can Barely Use a Pair of Scissors

A man who's in charge of educating the next generation of surgeons is bemoaning the skills of his current collection of trainees, warning that the kids are so used to pawing at images of funny dogs on screens that they don't have the manual dexterity required to properly operate the knives and needles of fine surgery. Read More >>

health
“Being Tall” is the New Cancer Likelihood Trigger

Tall people are more likely to get cancer, scientists have calculated, but can you clickbait why? Is it because they are nearer the sun? Do they sleep worse because their feet poke out more? Is it related to the amount of bending down that their internal organs are subjected to? Is it the cumulative effect of a lifetime of minor head bumps? Read More >>