Junk food diet 'lowers sperm count'

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Eating junk food may reduce a man’s sperm count, research has shown. A study of men attending a US fertility clinic found those with the fattiest diets produced significantly less sperm. Their sperm density was also lower. The research also showed that diets high in omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and plant oils, were […]

Radio glitch delays 5-rocket launch to edge of space

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A radio system glitch on one of five small rockets aimed at the edge of space has forced NASA to cancel a barrage of overnight launches tonight that promised to dazzle East Coast skywatchers with glowing midnight clouds.The malfunction was detected as scientists prepared for the late-night launch rocket launches, which were scheduled to blast off […]

Human fossils hint at new species

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The remains of what may be a previously unknown human species have been identified in southern China. The bones, which represent at least five individuals, have been dated to between 11,500 and 14,500 years ago. But scientists are calling them simply the Red Deer Cave people, after one of the sites where they were unearthed. […]

Oxygen envelops Saturn's icy moon

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A Nasa spacecraft has detected oxygen around one of Saturn’s icy moons, Dione.The discovery supports a theory that suggests all of the moons near Saturn and Jupiter might have oxygen around them.Researchers say that their finding increases the likelihood of finding the ingredients for life on one of the moons orbiting gas giants.The study has […]

Alien invaders threaten Antarctic fringes

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Researchers scoured the clothes and boots of tourists and scientists visiting the continent and found that most were carrying plant seeds.”People in the past have been sceptical, saying, ‘It’s largely ice-covered so it’s unlikely that plants will establish themselves’,” said lead researcher Steven Chown from Stellenbosch University in South Africa.”[They’re] forgetting that probably less than […]

Higgs boson and US Tevatron facility data.

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Scientists from the US Tevatron accelerator say they have spotted possible hints of the Higgs boson at a mass similar to that seen at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider). The Higgs boson is named after Peter Higgs, an Edinburgh University Physicist. After the Big Bang, it is thought that there were many particles without mass […]