High blood pressure is redefined as 130, not 140: US guidelines

High blood pressure is redefined as 130, not 140: US guidelines

High blood pressure was redefined Monday by the American Heart Association, which said the disease should be treated sooner, when it reaches 130/80, not the previous limit of 140/90. “High blood pressure is now defined as readings of 130 mm Hg and higher for the systolic blood pressure measurement, or readings of 80 and higher […]

Brain implanted chips to be ready within 15 years

Brain implanted chips to be ready within 15 years

From Technocracy News Read carefully: Obama’s 2012 “Map the Human Brain” initiative is producing control freaks who want to achieve read/write access to the human brain. This includes reading, deleting, creating and altering memories. It would be the ultimate mind control mechanism ever created. Of course, it is over-hyped and likely impossible, but the fact […]

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

A 58-foot-tall Black Brant IX sounding rocket launches from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Oct. 4. This was the first test of the Mars 2020 mission’s parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment, or ASPIRE. Image credit: NASA/Wallops br /> › Larger view › Larger view”/> Landing on Mars is difficult and not […]

Archaeologists unearth ‘masterpiece’ sealstone in Greek tomb

Archaeologists unearth ‘masterpiece’ sealstone in Greek tomb

From Science Daily In the more than two years since University of Cincinnati researchers unearthed the 3,500-year-old tomb of a Bronze Age warrior in southwest Greece, an incredible trove of riches has emerged, including four gold signet rings that have challenged accepted wisdom among archaeologists about the origins of Greek civilization. But that wasn’t the […]

Potential treatment to stop glaucoma in its tracks

Potential treatment to stop glaucoma in its tracks

From Science Daily Vision scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Toronto have discovered that naturally occurring molecules known as lipid mediators have the potential to halt the progression of glaucoma, the world’s second-leading cause of blindness. Their findings, to be published Nov. 6 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, mark a […]

How to lower stress with half the exercise

How to lower stress with half the exercise

Exercising with a friend might be better for your health than exercising all alone, reducing stress and improving quality of life. New research suggests that group exercise, such as in a fitness class setting, may reduce stress by about a quarter but people who go solo may not see any change at all. The study, […]

Scientists show how wormholes could be real

Scientists show how wormholes could be real

A new theory about black holes can solve both a conundrum and a paradox — how do we find out what’s inside a black hole and what happens to these space suckers at the end of the universe? Scientists have proposed a concept in which a quantum connection between two black holes can hold open […]

Daydreaming is good: It means you’re smart

Daydreaming is good: It means you’re smart

From Science Daily A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that daydreaming during meetings isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It might be a sign that you’re really smart and creative. “People with efficient brains may have too much brain capacity to stop their minds from wandering,” said Eric Schumacher, the Georgia Tech […]

NASA missions catch first light from a gravitational-wave event

NASA missions catch first light from a gravitational-wave event

An artist’s impression of gravitational waves generated by binary neutron stars. Credits: R. Hurt/Caltech-JPL › Larger image › Larger image”/> For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation […]

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