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Study finds reused cooking oil may fuel aggressive breast cancer

Study finds reused cooking oil may fuel aggressive breast cancer

A new study has found a concerning link between cooking oil that has been reused multiple times and late-stage breast cancer. The research, which involved lab mice fed reused cooking oil, found that consuming this 'thermally abused' oil may trigger changes that promote metastases and the proliferation of aggressive cancer cells. Similar effects weren't observed in mice fed fresh cooking oil.

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NASA engineers create special copper alloy to 3D print rocket parts

NASA engineers create special copper alloy to 3D print rocket parts

NASA researchers with the Glenn Research Center and Marshall Space Flight Center teamed up to develop GRCop-42, a copper-based high strength alloy with high conductivity. When used with a Concept Laser M2 3D printer and Power Bed Fusion AM system, the new material can be used to 3D print rocket parts that are resistant to deformation and remain strong even at high temperatures.

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ESA XMM-Newton discovers galactic chimneys at Milky Way’s core

ESA XMM-Newton discovers galactic chimneys at Milky Way’s core

The ESA has announced that its XMM-Newton instrument has discovered a pair of gigantic "chimneys" that are funneling material from the vicinity of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way into a pair of massive cosmic bubbles. The NASA Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope first discovered those giant bubbles in 2010. One of the giant bubbles stretches above the plane of the Milky Way, and the other extends below.

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Fossilized bird discovered with unlaid egg is a first

Fossilized bird discovered with unlaid egg is a first

Birds have been around and laying eggs for hundreds of millions of years. With all the bird fossils that have been found, none of them have ever had evidence of an egg inside. Paleontologists working in what is now northwest China have made an incredible discovery of a fossilized bird that has an unlaid egg inside.

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Harvard study reveals how lack of sleep increases heart disease risk

Harvard study reveals how lack of sleep increases heart disease risk

A new study out of Harvard University details an association between lack of adequate, restful sleep and increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Though the risk has been known for years, the new Harvard research looks at the chemical changes that pave the way for health problems, pointing toward an increase in white blood cell levels that promote clogged arteries.

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Real T2 magnetic liquid metal means wobbly gadget future

Real T2 magnetic liquid metal means wobbly gadget future

Ever wonder that it'd take to make a Terminator robot out of liquid metal? A study was released with the American Chemical Study that showed the future of MLMD, a magnetic liquid metal droplet. It's not exactly ready to be used as a next-generation super soldier just yet, but it's the next big step. MLMD is created with a multimaterial system including liquid metals, iron particles, and electrolytes, and it's ready to stretch.

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MIT’s latest robot can move unknown objects with precision

MIT’s latest robot can move unknown objects with precision

There are a lot of things that we humans take for granted, such as intuitively being able to follow directions with lots of complicated steps to them. An example is having someone help you put away dishes. If you ask a person to hang a coffee mug by the handle on a hook, they grab it and make the hanging happen without much thought.

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Hayabusa2 to blow a hole in Ryugu to collect underground samples

Hayabusa2 to blow a hole in Ryugu to collect underground samples

Japan's space agency, JAXA, has announced that the Hayabusa2 spacecraft will soon pull off another critical mission. The new mission will see the spacecraft drop an explosive on Ryugu in an attempt to make its own crater and extract underground samples from the asteroid.

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NASA says Bennu surprises include particle plumes and rough terrain

NASA says Bennu surprises include particle plumes and rough terrain

Asteroid Bennu, the space rock currently orbited by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, has offered up a couple surprise discoveries over past weeks, according to the space agency. OSIRIS-REx arrived at Bennu back in December 2018, kicking off a couple years of observations before the spacecraft's eventual return to Earth. If everything goes as planned, NASA will receive a physical sample collected from Bennu.

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Researchers create a method to make hydrogen from seawater using solar power

Researchers create a method to make hydrogen from seawater using solar power

Researchers from Stanford University have announced they have created a new way to make hydrogen from ocean water. The scientists have demonstrated a new way to separate hydrogen and oxygen gas from seawater using electricity. The team notes that existing water-splitting methods require highly purified water.

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Researchers combat ISS superbugs using a new antibacterial surface coating

Researchers combat ISS superbugs using a new antibacterial surface coating

One of the great fears of the medical community are so-called superbugs. A superbug is something resistant to most, or all of the antibiotics that we have at our disposal today. Researchers are trying to find ways to eliminate superbugs in an unlikely location- the ISS.

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These two coffee compounds may inhibit drug-resistant prostate cancer

These two coffee compounds may inhibit drug-resistant prostate cancer

Past research has found evidence that coffee drinkers may have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer, and a new study may have figured out what's behind that beneficial effect. The project, which has been presented at the European Association of Urology, found that two particular coffee compounds inhibited drug-resistant prostate cancer cells in cell cultures and lab mice.

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