One Simple Way to Check Your Health in One Minute






We all know how important it is to monitor our health condition, yet few of us like going to doctors. We found a simple way to perform a health checkup without leaving your home. Take a common spoon, and scrape it over the entire surface of the tongue, abundantly wetting it with saliva. Put the spoon into a transparent plastic bag, and place it under a bright light: the sun or a desk…

20 of the Rarest Exotic Fruits You’ve Never Heard of






Bananas, oranges, and kiwis are all too common year round now. However, there are lots of other fruits in the world, and Bright Side collected 20 of the hardest to find. Who knows, though? Perhaps they’ll also be on every table one day soon. Cherimoya © depositphotos This fruit resembles ice cream more than anything else. It melts in your mouth like a tender cream…

Scientists to test whether Zika can kill brain cancer cells






Scientists in Britain plan to harness the Zika virus to try to kill brain tumor cells in experiments that they say could lead to new ways to fight an aggressive type of cancer. The research will focus on glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer, which has a five-year survival rate of barely 5…

Cigarette filters may increase lung cancer risk






– Cigarette filters, introduced decades ago to reduce the amount of “tar” smokers inhale, also alter other properties of smoke and smoking in a way that raises the risk of lung cancer, researchers say. In a review of research on changes in lung cancer rates, and changes in the types of lung cancer that are…

Raspberry ripple ice cream






Preparation time over 2 hours Cooking time 10 to 30 mins Serves Serves 6 Dietary  Vegetarian This is a must for summer – rich custard ice cream can only be improved by sharp raspberry sauce rippled through. Equipment and preparation: For this recipe you will need an ice cream maker. Ingredients For the ice cream…

Avocado and bacon salad






Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 10 to 30 mins Serves Serves 1 Try James Martin’s super easy salad – avocado will help you on your way to 5-a-day and make you feel fuller for longer. Ingredients For the salad 2 back bacon slices, fat trimmed 1 Little Gem lettuce, leaves separated, chopped…

Watercress and pea soup






Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time less than 10 mins Serves Serves 4 Dietary Vegetarian This delicate, creamy soup is perfect for a spring day and works well served hot or chilled. Ingredients 100g/3½oz flatleaf parsley 400g/14oz fresh watercress 50g/2oz butter 1 shallot, peeled, chopped 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled, chopped 400g/14oz frozen peas…

Frozen ‘space sperm’ passes fertility test






Healthy baby mice have been born using freeze-dried sperm stored in the near-weightless environment of space. The Japanese team behind the gravity-breaking experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) say it shows that transporting the seeds of life away from Earth is feasible. Sperm banks could even be made on the Moon as a back-up…