Car goes airborne on LA freeway in wild video, New test predicts cancer one year in advance, Painting hidden behind door turns out to be masterpiece, New study says “little” mental benefits from exercise, Great Dane births 21 puppies in 27 hours, and more news.
It looked like a stunt from an action movie… A dash cam video captured a car going airborne and flipping after striking a loose tire on the 118 Freeway in Chatsworth in Los Angeles County. The incident happened after a truck lost a wheel and a Kia Soul struck the tire, which then sent the SUV flying through the air and flipping. Amazingly, no one was seriously injured in the crash, Fox 11 LA reported.
Being hailed as the Holy Grail of cancer detection, a new test promises to predict tumors more than a year before they begin to form. The first trial was said to be successful and is now being applied in hospitals across the United Kingdom, the New York Post reported.
The test was developed by Epigeneres Biotech, an Indian firm. Another benefit of the test is it can be performed over and over without harm, which is not the case for biopsies. The latest US research shows that once a biopsy is performed, it speeds up the activity of the tumor. Researchers say they hope a test can be developed that can be performed annually to catch cancer at stage 1 or sooner when it is infinitely more curable.
A dusty painting found hidden behind a door turned out to be a masterpiece. The rediscovered painting, identified as “L’Avocat du village (the Village Lawyer),” measures 44 x 72 inches and is a known work painted by 17th-century Flemish painter Pieter Brueghel the Younger. Presumed lost, it had been hidden in a family’s house for years. On Tuesday, it will be presented for auction in Paris, where it’s expected to fetch somewhere between $649,000 to $865,000, CNN reported.
There have been repeated headlines pronouncing studies showing that exercise provides a “brain boost.” But now, the latest study published in the journal Nature Human Behavior says there is “little evidence” demonstrating physical exercise improves cognitive ability, the New York Post reported.
Researchers said, “this exponential accumulation of low-quality evidence has led to stagnation rather than advance in the field, hindering the discernment of the real existing effect.”
A 2-year-old Great Dane named Namine of Pocahontas, Virginia, gave birth to 21 puppies over the course of 27 hours. Almost all of the puppies weighed over a pound, CNN reported. Average dog litters range from 1 to 12 puppies, according to the American Kennel Society. However, large dogs like Great Danes, tend to have larger litters. The Guinness World Record for the largest litter belongs to a Neapolitan mastiff named Tia that delivered 24 pups in 2004.