Science has enriched the lives of bacon-lovers everywhere. A study conducted by researchers at ETH Zurich has concluded that the high levels of Vitamin B3 (known as niacin) in this meat could help you live longer.
To test this, Energy Metabolism Professor Michael Ristow fed roundworms a dose of niacin, discovering that they lived one-tenth longer than those who went without. The vitamin is also rich in the likes of Marmite, paprika, peanuts and sun-dried tomatoes. This is surprisingly contrary to what scientiests believed, because the standard assumption has been that niacin promotes the formation of "free radicals," causing faster ageing.
An antioxidant-rich diet has been contradicted by Ristow's findings, which shows that niacin "tricks the body into believing that it is exercising," perfect for any particularly lazy individual.
Next up will be testing the theory on mice, but for now allow me to personally thank science.
A study from Facebook has shown that 6 degrees of separation is too much, as there are just three and a half people between any one person and another on average.
We've heard of some strange TV show ideas in the past, but this method of delivery peaks our interest. Introducing Shield 5, a 28-part thriller about the police pursuit of a jewel heist that will tell the story using Instagram, through 15-second clips and storytelling pictures.
Nintendo's creativity is always at full force when it comes to Mario level design, but they have never made a tiny computer inside the game.
Sore feet from walking around? A Japanese company has an answer in the form of a wearable chair. We should thank Japan for a lot of things, but we salute them for this idea.
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Computer art is awesome, especially if it's hidden in plain sight. It's been discovered that every photo you upload to Facebook or Instagram is secretly being replicated as a html page using ASCII. Put simply, your images are being converted to text and they look incredible!
Researchers are one step closer to reading people's minds in real time. In a study published Thursday in the journal Plos Computational Biology, the team used computational software that managed to decode brain signals and accurately predict what they were seeing in real time.
We're all guilty of getting a little swipe-happy on Tinder. As we search for love, Nielsen has conducted some research showing the best time to log in and find matches. The increase begins at 6pm, peaks at 9pm and drops sharply from 10pm.
I went along to cover the British Toy Fair, but not before watching the WWE Royal Rumble live with my mates (hence the huge bags under my eyes). Here's a day in the life of me, driving down to London and running around like a tired mad man.
The fastest human to solve a Rubik's Cube can do so in just under five seconds. Robots are continually beating this record, as the most recent invention managed to solve in less than 1.2 seconds. Skynet is almost here!
So I've been thinking about rating this year's Royal Rumble, and before I went to bed, it was fair to say nobody really liked it. Some great stars were squashed and AJ Styles' amazing debut was a little short lived. But thinking more and more about it, I'm coming to the conclusion that this was the best possible rumble they could have given us in the circumstances.
Astronaut Scott Kelly celebrated his 300th day in space aboard the International Space Station by playing a game of ping-pong. Without gravity, the quick reaction times aren't required because things don't move as fast. But you can make things more interesting with super-hydrophobic polycarbonate ping-pong paddles and a ball of water.
If you live in the UK, chances are you've seen Broadband internet advertised for a small amount per month, followed by the smallest text highlighting the monthly line charge of £12.99. This is a clear deception, and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) agrees. New guidelines have been set up to stop ISPs hiding their service and line costs.
Scientists from the University of British Columbia in Canada have built a 'rat casino,' finding that bright sounds and lights make the rodents more prone to taking risks when gambling. Yes, this is as fascinating and insane as it sounds.
Ever miss playing SSX? Watch this incredible video of Night skiing with a flare taped the board, and reminisce. Nicolas Vuignier took to the pristine slopes of Switzerland, turning them a hellish red as he goes. The beautiful slopes look more like a grand tour through hell.
Astronomers from the California Institute of Technology (CIT) have found evidence to suggest our solar system has a ninth planet, and no, it's still not Pluto.
At some point, all of you have dreamt about being Spider-Man. Those dreams will stay entirely fictional, unfortunately. Scientists have confirmed this will never be physically possible because humans are too big, and have feet that are too small for the job.
Thorpe Park just unveiled its plans to launch a VR ghost train, designed by mentalist Derren Brown. Promising "grand-scale illusions," the creators are using HTC Vive headsets mixed with live-action, to provide an experience that is not for the faint-hearted.
Konami has had a lot of bad press recently when it comes to Metal Gear Solid. But they have an opportunity to make some reparations by supporting Shadow Moses, a gorgeous fan-made remake of the Playstation One classic using Unreal Engine 4.