Scientists dish up hybrid food by growing animal cells in rice grains

Korean scientists have recently cultured a beef rice—by growing animal muscle and fat cells inside rice grains. The method results in a nutritious and flavorful hybrid food that could offer a smaller carbon footprint.

The Blood of Exceptionally Long-Lived People Reveals Key Differences

Recent study showed that those who made it to their hundredth birthday tended to have lower levels of glucose, creatinine and uric acid from their sixties onwards.

Music-Making is Linked to Better Brain Health

A new study from the University of Exeter, UK shows that playing an instrument into old age is "associated with significantly better performance in working memory and executive function".

Bone Are Stronger in Kids Living Near Green Areas

Early childhood exposure to green areas near the home during critical growth and development periods has a positive impact on bone health, said researchers.

Quantum physics could be the key to human brain

Discoveries over the last two decades have shed light on a crucial role for “quantumness” in human cognition – how the human brain processes information to acquire knowledge or understanding. 

Living near a green space can reduce your biological age by 2.5 years

A joint Spanish and American research team found that people living near green spaces are on average 2.5 years biologically younger than those who do not.

Awe-inspiring science can have a positive effect on mental wellbeing

Psychologists have revealed a profound connection between the spirituality of science and positive wellbeing, much like the benefits traditionally associated with religion.

Taurine may extend life and health, scientists find

Taurine - a nutrient found in meat, fish and sold as a supplement - extends life and boosts health in a range of animal species, scientists say.

Scientists Nearly Doubled Yeast Cells' Longevity

This might represent a fundamental breakthrough in our quest to slow the inevitable march of time.

Cold Temperatures Stimulate Lifespan-Associated Protein

A paper published in Nature Aging describes how cold temperatures stimulate the production of PA28γ, a protein that appears to increase lifespan in worms and cells. 

Internet access must become human right

People around the globe are so dependent on the internet to exercise socio-economic human rights such as education, healthcare, work, and housing that online access must now be considered a basic human right, a new study reveals.

The Origins of Human Empathy May Go All The Way Back to The Ocean

A new study has provided evidence of the chemical mechanisms behind the spreading of fear among zebrafish, hinting that human empathy could have originated in our aquatic ancestors hundreds of millions of years ago.

Education Seems to Protect The Gut

The team pooled data from 766,345 people that had been involved in genome-wide association studies and found correlation between factors like education and higher intelligence and lower risk of certain gut disorders.

Mindfulness Can Rival Antidepressants For Anxiety

208 patients completed the course of treatment prescribed by the researchers. The mindfulness program involved 2,5 hour classes once a week. The results show that mindfulness exercises can be as effective as antidepressant drugs.