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It turns out we've all been putting up with the smell of citronella candles for nothing. A new study has found that "anti-mossie" candles are ineffective at warding off the pest. In short, this natural "repellent" doesn't seem to have any effect on one of the most notorious disease-spreading blood suckers on Earth.

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You most certainly know someone taking fish oil pills - those fishy, translucent gold capsules - for their purported heart benefits. But evidence continues to mount that fish oil might be snake oil.

At the very least, it doesn't pack nearly the punch we once thought. Instead, it's probably just worth eating actual fish, which is loaded with plenty of healthy vitamins and minerals.

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Like most people, my knowledge of maths is limited to the skills I need to function in society. (I blame crappy high school teachers for that.) However, the diversity and implications of maths theory is truly fascinating if you're willing to give it a chance. This animated map breaks down the basics.