‘Statins with your burger?’ Doctors want heart pills on menu
Cardiologists propose putting pills beside salt and ketchup to balance heart disease risk
Dr Darrel Francis, a cardiologist at Imperial’s National Heart and Lung Institute, said: “Statins do not cut out all of the unhealthy effects of burgers and fries. It’s better to avoid fatty food altogether. But in terms of your likelihood of having a heart attack, taking a statin can reduce your risk to more or less the same degree as a fast food meal increases it.”
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What is it?
Experts were baffled after video footage emerged of a glowing “alien-like creature” swimming in Bristol harbour.
Dr Steve Simpson, from the School of Biological Sciences at Bristol University, said: “It’s very intriguing, I don’t really know what to make of it.
MIT Prof. Sara Seager has developed a new equation:
“The chance that there’s a planet like Earth out there with life on it is very high,” she told the House Science Committee.
“The question is: Is there life near here, in our neighborhood of stars? We think the chances are good,” she said.
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Is there life out there?
BBC World News’ Tim Willcox interviews Sara Seager, a professor of planetary science and physics at MIT, about the chances of alien life.
A Real Search for Alien Life: Sara Seager at TEDxCambridge 2013.
Russian lawmaker seeks to ban US dollar, predicts 2017 collapse
To protect Russians against the “collapsing US debt pyramid”, a Russian legislator has filed a draft bill to ban circulation of the currency in Russia.
Once a Moscow mayoral hopeful, Mikhail Degtyarev, 32, likens the US dollar to a worldwide ponzi scheme which he says is scheduled to end in 2017.
“If US national debt continues to grow at its current rate, the dollar system will collapse in 2017,” the submitted draft legislation says.