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First one, then another. Bite! Slap! Bite! Before you know it, mosquitoes are descending from the skies to disrupt your backyard summer soiree. How can such a tiny, fragile insect cause so much pain, suffering and annoyance?

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Imagine if "big data" could predict the future, perhaps even stopping your servers from breaking down before it happens?

Sydney Scientists have demonstrated the ability to "see" the future of quantum systems, and used that knowledge to preempt their demise, in a major technical achievement they say could help bring quantum technology closer to reality.

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Your mum wasn't completely wrong about the need to stay hydrated in hot weather. However, she and many others have been needlessly worrying about the wrong things. Here are four hydration myths you can safely discard.

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There’s nothing quite like the sound of snoring as the ultimate sleep interrupter. But snoring can be more than just a frustration to those in your vicinity. Sometimes snoring is linked to more serious health problems, such as obstructive sleep apnoea. An emerging line of research suggests snoring may directly contribute to cardiovascular health problems.

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If you've ever noticed a funny feeling when you eat spicy food, you're not just imagining things. Capsaicin, the compound that makes peppers hot, causes your brain to release chemicals that make some people feel buzzed or high.

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Nutritionists have long argued that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. According to multiple studies, regularly eating a healthy breakfast can lower the risk of metabolic disorders and cardiovascular diseases. What else can happen if you keep skipping breakfast? Here are four ways it could affect your health.

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2017 is looking to be a spectacular year for meteor showers with one of the biggest and brightest events kicking off later this month. Here's what to look out for in both the northern and southern skies.

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It's our responsibility to keep the oceans clean and, so far, we suck at it. Most of us don't know we harm the ocean with ordinary things we do every day. Best of all, they're things that are easy to stop doing, or to do better.

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Today every kitchen would seem “under-equipped” without a microwave, with its efficient ability to cook, defrost and reheat a variety of different foods. The handy appliance uses microwave radiation to do so. This is a type of electromagnetic radiation similar to radio waves and infrared light.

Although generally recognised as safe, the internet is awash with articles about the dangers microwave radiation poses to your food. Some claim using microwaves can cause “cataracts and cancer”. Other posts says it “zaps the nutrients right out of your food”.