Grammy-nominated rapper shot dead in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Grammy-nominated US rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed Sunday afternoon after being shot in broad daylight outside his clothing store in South Los Angeles, according to local police. Hussle was hit multiple times at about 3:20 p.m. local time (2220GMT) in front of his Marathon Clothing store, local media quoted police as saying. He … Read More

Green leafy vegetables can reduce fat in liver

WASHINGTON — Eating more green leafy vegetables may reduce the risks of developing fatty liver, according to a study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden showed that a large intake of inorganic nitrate, an ingredient naturally occurring in many vegetables, could reduce fat accumulation in … Read More

A single workout can burn energy in two days: study

WASHINGTON — Chinese and American scientists found that a single workout could activate neurons in mice that influence metabolism for up to two days and those effects last longer with more training. The study, published on Tuesday in the journal Molecular Metabolism, offered new insight into the brain’s potential role in fitness and perhaps a new … Read More

Singing reduces stress, improves motor function

WASHINGTON — A preliminary study revealed that singing might reduce stress and improve motor function for people with Parkinson’s disease. The study presented on Wednesday at the on-going Society for Neuroscience 2018 conference showed that those improvements among singing participants are like the benefits of taking medications. “Some of the symptoms that are improving, such as … Read More

Mediterranean diet key to delaying Alzheimer’s disease: study

SYDNEY — Eating a Mediterranean diet could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by years, according to latest Australian research. People who followed the diet showed significantly slower rates of the amino acid-related amyloid beta (A) peptides accumulation in their brains, Edith Cowan University said in a statement about its researchers’ findings late Tuesday. The buildup … Read More

Bamboo shoot fiber helps prevent obesity

KUNMING — The insoluble dietary fiber isolated from bamboo shoots is effective in preventing obesity and improving insulin sensitivity, according to a recent Chinese study. Scientists from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden under the Chinese Academy of Sciences tested two representative bamboo shoot fibers by feeding them to high-fat diet-fed mice. The fibers helped suppress body weight … Read More

Scientists discover ‘smarter’ way to produce energy from sun

SYDNEY — A team led by scientists at Australia’s Curtin University have created a much cheaper and environmentally friendly way of turning solar energy into clean fuels like hydrogen. In a paper published on Tuesday, researchers described how they developed tiny nanocrystals as highly efficient catalysts to generate solar energy for the production of clean fuels. … Read More

California firm launches driverless grocery delivery

SAN FRANCISCO — A California-based autonomous driving startup Nuro said it has begun pilot driverless grocery delivery service in the state of Arizona in partnership with Kroger, the largest US operator of traditional supermarkets. “Grocery delivery with Nuro self-driving vehicles starts today! Our pilot with @kroger in Scottsdale, AZ is now accepting orders,” Nuro tweeted. Nuro … Read More