Scientists Accidentally Discover Tea Leaf Nanoparticles Kill Lung Cancer Cells

Scientists from India and Swansea University in the UK have recently discovered that nanoparticles derived from tea leaves can inhibit and destroy lung cancer cells. By Tom Hale http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientists-accidentally-discover-tea-leaf-nanoparticles-kill-lung-cancer-cells/ Although still very early days, the finding – just like many of the best scientific discoveries – was stumbled upon by accident. The discovery is all down to weird but…

An Audiologist Explains Why You Hear ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’ — Or Both

An audiologist has an explanation for why everyone on the internet can’t stop asking: “Yanny” or “Laurel”? By JAMIE DUCHARME  http://educateinspirechange.org/science-technology/audiologist-explains-hear-yanny-laurel/ “This all comes down to the brain,” says Dr. Kevin Franck, director of audiology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. “The fact that brains go in one way and some brains go in the other means that…

Apple Watch Credited With Saving New York Man’s Life

A man from Westchester, New York was rushed to a hospital last month when his Apple Watch alerted him to a dangerously fast heartbeat. By Mary Papenfuss https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/apple-watch-helped-save-mans-life_us_5aebe575e4b0ab5c3d63abd3   That notification helped save his life, doctors said.   William Monzidelis, 32, was working at his family’s bowling alley in the Bronx when he became dizzy and…

Sweden Just Announced World’s First Electric Road That Charges Cars As They Drive

Sweden is paving the way for renewable energy after debuting the world’s first vehicle-charging electrified road, setting the nation well on its way to reaching its goal of a 70 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. By Madison Dapcevich http://www.iflscience.com/technology/sweden-just-announced-worlds-first-electric-road-that-charges-cars-as-they-drive/ It works by recharging the electrical batteries of vehicles as they drive along the road,…

Japan’s Old Robot Dogs Get Traditional Funeral

The departed robot dogs will serve as organ donors to other defective robots Offbeat | Agence France-Presse |https://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/japans-old-sony-aiba-robot-dogs-get-traditional-funeral-1845904 Kofukuji temple chief priest offers a prayer for Sony’s pet robots lined up before the funeral (AFP) ISUMI, JAPAN:  The robot dogs lined up in their dozens Thursday in Japan were no tech fair display. They were the dearly departed being…

Disney Just Invented This Crazy VR Jacket to Give You Hugs, or Punches, or Even Wrap You in Snakes

A big, green snake slithers up your body, squeezing your rib cage, but you’re not afraid. It’s strangely exhilarating. https://www.sciencealert.com/disney-vr-jacket-simulate-hugs-punches-snake-slithering-across-your-body HAMZA SHABAN, THE WASHINGTON POST In this virtual-reality simulation, the snake isn’t real, but the feeling in your chest is. In addition to seeing the snake through a virtual-reality headset strapped to your face, you’re…