This Italian Child Was Given A “Vampire Burial” 1,500 Years Ago To Protect The Living

A 5th-century Italian child who likely perished from malaria was buried with a rock in his or her mouth to prevent evil activity from beyond the grave, according to University of Arizona archaeologists. The partial skeleton was unearthed in La Necropoli dei Bambini, or the Cemetery of the Babies, a…

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UK Flour Will Be Fortified With Folic Acid After UK Government Finally Heeds Call Of Scientific Community

In order to reduce the rates of serious birth defects, all flour sold in the UK will now be fortified with folic acid. The government announcement, reported today by the Guardian, represents a hard-won victory for the many medical organizations and children’s health advocacy groups who have been lobbying for such…

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The Internet Freaks Out Over Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Royal Baby News! – Perez Hilton

Happy Monday, y’all!! For those who haven’t caught up with the royals yet, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been announced to be expecting their And obviously, the internet can’t get enough of this royal baby news! It’s not really surprising they’ve got everyone talking on Twitter, is it?? Just…

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What Your Poop Says About Your Health

Opening your bowels is a basic function of life. But despite the fact we all do it, pooing is not often thought to be a topic suitable for polite conversation. However, recent popular interest in gut health and the composition of poo – as well as the bacterial populations that…

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Air Pollution Appears To Heighten The Risk Of Dementia

A huge new study has found a link between air pollution and dementia. Led by the University of London and King’s College London, the team stress that the causes of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, are still ambiguous and “may be multifactorial.” Nevertheless, their work should encourage further research, especially as…

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A Truck Full Of Axe Body Spray Has Exploded And Everyone Is Making The Same Joke

It’s a scene straight from a teenage action movie: a huge truck catches fire. The driver rushes to detach the trailer before the inevitable happens – a huge explosion, scattering debris in every direction. Awe-stricken spectators look on in horror as the sky fills with flames and the unmistakable smell of……

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Sir David Attenborough Wants You To Count Butterflies, So Get Out And Do It!

Naturalist, media sensation, and living legend David Attenborough is encouraging the people of the United Kingdom to assist in a citizen science project, so drop what you’re doing and listen up. The annual Big Butterfly Count, aimed at assessing the current state of the British Isles’ fluttering insects, is taking place…

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Fake news inquiry calls for social media levy to defend democracy

A UK parliamentary committee which has been running a multi-month investigation into the impact of online disinformation on political campaigning — and on democracy itself — has published a preliminary report highlighting what it describes as “significant concerns” over the risks to “shared values and the integrity of our democratic…

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Brexit dream dying, Johnson tells May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May pays tribute to the two ministers who resigned Boris Johnson has launched a scathing attack on Theresa May’s Brexit strategy, saying the “dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt”. In his letter resigning as foreign secretary, he said the prime…

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UK heatwave to continue for two more weeks

What are the effects of a heatwave? The sweltering summer of 1976 UK nations report first 30C high since 2013 Tips for keeping cool in the UK heatwave The forecast for more hot weather comes as firefighters tackle a grass and corn field on fire near Marlow in Buckinghamshire. More…

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This Is What The “Perfect” Human Body Would Look Like According To An Evolutionary Biologist

If you look at humans like Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, or Venus Williams (and to a lesser extent, Serena), you might be forgiven for thinking we’ve reached our very peak as a species. Yet we’ve got our problems. A lot of them. Over millions of years of evolution, we’ve picked up…

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Drug-Resistant “Super Gonorrhea” Is On The Rise And Going Global

The ongoing arms race between germs and humans is seeing more and more cases of drug-resistant gonorrhea springing up across the world, according to international health agencies. This grim sign of our times doesn’t just mean gonorrhea is becoming much harder to treat, it could also mean that this common…

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Salad Cream ‘to be renamed Sandwich Cream’

Skip Twitter post by @SamWiseSW Just heard the news that #Heinz is changing the name of ‘salad cream’ to ‘sandwich cream’. This is not okay with me. I feel attacked. 😒 — Sam Willey🏳️‍🌈 (@SamWiseSW) June 5, 2018 Report End of Twitter post by @HarrisonClan76 According to the Grocer (£),…

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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. 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…

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