As Commonwealth Games kick off, scientists reveal whether humans will EVER run 100m under 9 seconds

It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated events at any athletics competition, and now the heats of the 100 metres have finally kicked off at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The men’s race will see Wales’ Jeremiah Azu take on Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala and Jamaica’s Ackeem Blake, while Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce remains the favourite in … Read more

Now you SHOULD stare at your phone! Scientists say digital devices can help boost memory

Using your smartphone doesn’t necessarily make you forgetful — it could actually have the opposite effect, experts say. A study of nearly 160 adults failed to stack up the ‘use it or lose it’ memory theory. Instead, the memories of volunteers proved stronger when they were allowed to set reminders on their phone. Study author … Read more

Bread roll, bun or bap? Scientists reveal Britain’s favourite term for its lunchtime loaf

A debate that splits the country like no other – what do you call your lunchtime loaf? These miniature, round loaves have claimed a variety of somewhat regional names, with carb-enthusiasts resolute that their denomination is the ‘correct’ one. Researchers from Lancaster, York and New York universities have collated each of its titles to discover … Read more

Strange radio objects coming from distant galaxy ‘defy theory’, baffled scientists say

A GROUP of rarely observed radio objects have been spotted out in a distant galaxy cluster which has left scientists scratching their heads. The objects in question include a radio relic, a radio halo, and fossil radio emission. 1 Galaxy cluster Abell 3266, where the strange discovery was madeCredit: Christopher Riseley But why is it … Read more

Scientists say nibbling something SWEET could help to boost your creativity

If you’re struggling to complete your crossword or your Wordle, you could try nibbling something sweet. The taste of sweetness can boost creativity, researchers have found. But it’s not about the brain getting a sugary hit, they said. The effect of the sweet taste was specific to creativity – and did not improve people’s performance … Read more

Manipulated results in Alzheimer’s study with gave false hope to families, scientists say

Science leaders are demanding a crackdown on medical research fraudsters, warning that the worst offenders pose a threat to public health and should be handed prison sentences. And they have also called for academic journals that publish dodgy data to be slapped with hefty fines if they fail to act swiftly when fakes are exposed. … Read more

Strange pits on the Moon could be perfect place for humans to live, scientists claim

THE MOON has caves that could offer humans an unsuspecting spot to establish a permanent lunar base. The pits could shelter space travelers from the extreme conditions of the Moon and outer space. 1 The Moon is 240,000 miles from EarthCredit: Getty Images – Getty The challenges for establishing a lunar colony are many: ferrying … Read more

Strange pits on the Moon could be perfect place for humans to live, scientists claim

THE MOON has caves that could offer humans an unsuspecting spot to establish a permanent lunar base. The pits could shelter space travelers from the extreme conditions of the Moon and outer space. 1 The Moon is 240,000 miles from EarthCredit: Getty Images – Getty The challenges for establishing a lunar colony are many: ferrying … Read more

Existence of Loch Ness Monster ‘plausible’ after shock fossil find, scientists claim

EXPERTS have claimed the Loch Ness Monster’s existence is “plausible” after publishing new shock research into fossils. Plesiosaur, which were thought to be sea creatures, may have actually lived in freshwater, scientists say. 1 Artist’s impression of spinosaurus and plesiosaur in a riverCredit: Dr Nick Longrich/University of Bath Believers of mythical Nessie have long thought … Read more

Climate Change Worsened Britain’s Heat Wave, Scientists Find

The heat that demolished records in Britain last week, bringing temperatures as high as 104.5 degrees Fahrenheit to a country unaccustomed to scorching summers, would have been “extremely unlikely” without the influence of human-caused climate change, a new scientific report issued Thursday has found. Heat of last week’s intensity is still highly unusual for Britain, … Read more