ALIEN YOGA or NAULI is the latest strange-looking yoga practice

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Forget unicorn lattes or the glitter booty beauty trend, because the latest thing Instagram users are infatuated by comes from the realms of health and well-being. Now a viral phenomenon, what’s being dubbed as ‘Alien Yoga’ has quickly taken over as videos of the strange contortions flood social media. Otherwise known as Nauli, the traditional yoga move involves exhaling completely, isolating the abdomen and pulling it under the rib-cage. Then the abdominal muscles are contracted and ...  View More
May 24, 2017 Megan

Amputee got his arm replaced with a bionic one including a drone

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Four years ago James Young lost his left arm after falling in between two train carriages. Now Konami has helped build him a replacement for that arm, inspired by Big Boss and Metal Gear Solid. It's insane. It started with an advertisement. Konami was looking for amputees for an experiment. 60 people applied and James was eventually selected. The idea was simple: build a cutting edge bionic arm inspired by Big Boss's arm in Metal Gear Solid V. Arguably a bizarre marketing stunt, but the end ...  View More
February 8, 2017 Jason

‘Paperfuge’ is a smart and vital $0.20 DIY blood testing device

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A centrifuge is a vital piece of kit for hospitals and labs across the world. But what if you could make one out of paper and string? The so-called ‘paperfuge’ is the cheapest and fastest hand-spun centrifuge ever designed — and it can reach speeds of up to 125,000 revolutions per minute. Nature Video reveals how this invention will allow basic diagnostic tests in areas without laboratory resources or electricity. The paper has been published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. You can read ...  View More
January 29, 2017 Jason

Sugary drinks kill more people than violent crime in Mexico

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Mexico is renowned for being one of the most dangerous countries in the world, so it might sound strange to hear that sugary drinks pose a bigger threat to life here than violent crime. Sugar-sweetened beverages such as Coca-Cola, Gatorade and homemade drinks known as "agua fresca" kill far more people every year in Mexico than criminal gangs. A study by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University estimates a staggering 24,000 Mexicans die each year from diabetes, ...  View More
January 6, 2017 Jason

Bad Santa: Boy body-shamed by St. Nick, “Lay off the hamburgers!”

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Anthony Mayse, 9 years old, and his brother were having their picture taken with Santa at the town center in Forrest City, North Carolina. According to the boy, after the photo, the Santa body-shamed him: "When he got done, he said, 'Lay off the hamburgers and french fries !'. And that really just disrespected me, and I felt awful. I went out and started crying, because I just felt so bad". As to his mom Ashley she said: “I was just mind blown. I wished a million times that we would have never ...  View More
December 7, 2016 Megan

“Sleeping Beauty syndrome”: Beth Goodier, 22, can sleep for months

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Beth Goodier, 22-year-old, is literally one in a million. She has the extremely rare Kleine-Levin Syndrome. She was diagnosed in 2011 after she fell asleep and didn't wake up "properly" for months. Since then, she has spent the past five years living at home with her mom in Stockport, England, only waking sparingly during months-long episodes. "It breaks my heart to see the best years of her life slipping away" her mom Janine told the Daily Mail. She also said Goodier tries to maintain normalcy ...  View More
December 4, 2016 Megan

Every year 10,000 Japanese die from “Karoshi” or “Overwork Death”.

The social phenomenon was first recognized in 1987, when the health ministry began logging cases after the sudden deaths of a string of high-flying executives. So widespread is the issue, that in Japan, if a death is judged karoshi, the victim’s family receives compensation from the government of around $20,000 per year and company payouts of up to $1.6 million.  View More
October 25, 2016 Joshua
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