Butter vs. Margarine: What’s The Difference?

By Kate Bratskeir The butter vs. margarine debate is a confusing one. Which spread is healthier? Butter is made from milk or cream. That’s really it. Some consumers are concerned about its high levels of saturated fat, and this concern brought margarine to the dairy aisle. Margarine’s make-up is a bit more complicated. Vegetable oil tends to be the main ingredient, but each margarine brand differs, and some are way healthier than others. Many have less unsaturated fat than their butter counterparts, but are often full of trans fat. In the video above, AsapScience puts the confusion to rest. Watch … Continue reading Butter vs. Margarine: What’s The Difference?

‘Parallel universes DO exist’: Multiple versions of us are living in alternate worlds that interact with each other, theory claims

Dr Michael Hall from Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics says the ‘Many-Interacting Worlds’ theory may even create the extraordinary possibility of testing for the existence of other worlds The parallel worlds constantly influence one another, researchers claim This is because, instead of a collapse in which quantum particles ‘choose’ to occupy one state or another, they in fact occupy both, simultaneously The theory could resolve some of the irregularities in quantum mechanics It states some worlds are almost identical to ours, but most are different Theory may even create possibility of one day testing for these worlds By Ellie Zolfagharifard … Continue reading ‘Parallel universes DO exist’: Multiple versions of us are living in alternate worlds that interact with each other, theory claims

Is dark energy turning the universe into a ‘big, empty, boring’ place? Mysterious force may be swallowing up galaxies

Scientists claim the latest astronomical data favours a dark energy that grows as it interacts with dark matter, and appears to be stunting the growth of structure in the cosmos. Pictured is a Hubble Space Telescope composite image of evidence for a dark matter ring in galaxy cluster CI0024+17 Dark matter is the cosmic scaffolding on which the universe is built UK and Italian scientists say it is being slowly erased by dark energy Dark energy is a substance thought to be pushing the universe apart Scientists claim dark energy is growing as it interacts with dark matter ‘The findings … Continue reading Is dark energy turning the universe into a ‘big, empty, boring’ place? Mysterious force may be swallowing up galaxies

Research Forecasts Next Wave of Wearable Biometric Identification

by Nicholas West The move to give everyone a global unique ID that can be verified across nearly all human activity continues to be incrementally rolled out. The fear of identity theft and cyber-banking crime of all stripes has been the sales pitch to accept identity tech such as facial recognition, iris scans, vein scans, voiceprinting and fingerprinting, as well as their attendant databases. Digital sign-in services, smart cards and a range of biometrics have all been offered as perfect solutions that are starting to enter the market at many levels. Moreover, there is an ongoing cooperative effort between global … Continue reading Research Forecasts Next Wave of Wearable Biometric Identification

The Misery That Halloween Really Is

By Ted Twietmeyer Trick or treat – Little beggars mindlessly knocking on doors until their knuckles bleed and get a blister from pushing door bell buttons. So why is all this right to do? Does it make sense? How is this day connected to the dead, if at all? Let’s look at the real Halloween, which has been watered down and changed from how it began as a pagan day. Celts offered the gods blood sacrifices, and worried about the Sun coming up each day. Cows, horses and other animals were burned on bonfires as sacrifices. These sacrifices were to … Continue reading The Misery That Halloween Really Is

CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola

By Bob Fredericks Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday. “If you are sniffling and sneezing, you produce microorganisms that can get on stuff in a room. If people touch them, they could be” infected, said Dr. Meryl Nass, of the Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington, DC. Nass pointed to a poster the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly released on its Web site saying … Continue reading CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola

Dangers of more than 3 glasses of milk a day: High intake may not protect against broken bones and could actually increase chance of death

Milk known for cutting risk of fractures because it contains Vitamin D But new study says certain sugars may actually boost inflammation For now researchers say they can not prove a ’cause and effect’ It’s early days and more work needed before advising we drink less Good news is yoghurt and cheese led to less deaths and fractures By Jenny Hope, Daily Mail Medical Correspondent Drinking more than three glasses of milk a day may not protect bones against breaking – and may even lead to higher rates of death, say researchers. A new study suggests certain types of sugars … Continue reading Dangers of more than 3 glasses of milk a day: High intake may not protect against broken bones and could actually increase chance of death