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Does coffee’s caffeine protect against Parkinson’s Disease?

Does coffee's caffeine protect against Parkinson's Disease?

Coffee may not relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease after all, a new study suggests. Study published in the journal Neurology in 2012 suggested that caffeine may help reduce movement symptoms for people with Parkinson’s disease. “Caffeine, which is so safe and inexpensive, has been linked to a reduced risk of developing Parkinson’s,” said study author Ronald B. Postuma, MD, ... Read More »

In Photo: Cannibal macaque mother pictured eating her own mummified baby

In Photo: Cannibal macaque mother pictured eating her own mummified baby

In a world first, a Tonkean macaque mother has been seen eating the mummified remains of her dead baby after carrying its lifeless body around for weeks. Scientists studying macaques at the Parco Faunistico di Piano dell’Abatino animal sanctuary observed a new mother named Evalyne “caring” for her deceased infant for weeks, and then consuming its mummified body until nothing ... Read More »

World’s second-largest diamond sells for $53 Million

World's second-largest diamond sells for $53 Million

The world’s second-biggest diamond has finally found a buyer. After failing to sell at a Sotheby’s auction last year, the 1,109-carat uncut stone has now fetched $53 million in a private sale to luxury jeweler Graff Diamonds. London-based jeweller Laurence Graff bought the Lesedi La Rona diamond, which was found in Botswana in 2015. The seller was the Canadian Lucara ... Read More »

Hundreds of sharks spotted off NSW north coast (Video)

Hundreds of sharks spotted off NSW north coast (Video)

Hundreds of sharks have been filmed hunting baitfish “unusually” close to shore on the New South Wales coast during the busy school holiday season. Helicopter surveillance footage discovered white sharks, bull sharks and whaler sharks of various sizes feeding on the baitfish, along with seabirds and a whale. The NSW Department of Primary Industries warns beachgoers to avoid swimming or ... Read More »

Watch The Aurora Borealis From Space! (Video)

Watch The Aurora Borealis From Space! (Video)

Paolo Nespoli, an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) has shared some stunning footage of the Aurora Australis, otherwise known as the southern lights. The result is a downward view of the aurora borealis that flips the very concept of stargazing upside down — not to mention one of the most radiant displays of the green, streaking light-show visible ... Read More »

Woman bitten three times by copperhead snake at restaurant

Woman bitten three times by copperhead snake at restaurant

A Virginia mother is recovering after being bitten by a copperhead snake while walking into a LongHorn Steakhouse in Spotsylvania County earlier this month. Rachel Myrick was with her 13-year-old son, her boyfriend Michael Clem, and friends and family during the September 12 incident. Myrick was in the restaurant’s foyer when the roughly 8-inch-long snake struck, biting her three times ... Read More »

Researchers Have Found Blocks Of Polystyrene In Arctic Ice

Researchers Have Found Blocks Of Polystyrene In Arctic Ice

Researchers on an expedition led by polar explorer Pen Hadow have discovered plastic pollution lying on remote frozen ice floes in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. The discovery shows how far plastic pollution has spread, prompting fears that new plastic waste is flowing into the Arctic as the ice melts due to climate change. The thaw is also releasing ... Read More »

Smartphone apps can help reduce depression, Says New Study

Smartphone apps can help reduce depression, Says New Study

Study found that smartphone apps may be an effective treatment option for patients with depression. Researchers from Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) and not-for-profit mental health organisation The Black Dog Institute – with support from Harvard Medical School and the University of Manchester – reviewed 18 trials of 22 different smartphone-delivered mental health interventions. The studies involved more ... Read More »

BREAKING: Former world’s heaviest woman Eman Ahmed passes away

BREAKING: Former world's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed passes away

An Egyptian once known as “the world’s heaviest woman” has died aged 37 in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates. Eman Abdul Atti died on Monday at approximately 10:36am AEST, due to complications from heart disease and kidney dysfunction, a statement from medical experts at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi said. The hospital issued a statement six hours after ... Read More »