Game-Changing Cancer Test Amid Cancer Surge in Under-50s and More News


A game-changing cancer test is showing remarkable ability in trials, even as cancer seems to be surging in people under 50. A new test shows EV more expensive to run than a gas car, NASA produces oxygen on Mars, and more news

Game-changing simple blood test for cancer showing remarkable ability in trials

A simple blood test known as the Galleri test has just shown remarkable results in its latest trials called the Pathfinder study. The test has been praised for its ability to detect numerous different types of cancer before symptoms begin to appear, IFL Science reported. The test was able to detect some types of cancer for which there are no current screening methods. The test is able to detect cancers in the early stages when they are most likely to respond to treatment. The Galleri test had a 97 percent accuracy rate, which is a high number than the standard-of-care screening available at present.

Warnings as cancer surges in under-50s: The younger you are, the more you are at risk

According to a new major analysis, the likelihood of being diagnosed with cancer before the age of 50 is now significantly increasing. Experts say this is because of changes that have occurred to the average Western person’s diet and lifestyle over the last several decades, The Sun reported.

In particular, researchers point to alcohol consumption, sugary drinks, eating highly processed food, a lack of sleep, and higher incidences of smoking. For example, children today are getting far less sleep than a few decades ago, according to researchers. The researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital say they expect cancer rates among young people to “continue to climb in successive generations.”

It can be 30% more expensive to charge an EV than filling up on gas

According to new research, charging an electric vehicle can be 30 percent more expensive than filling up a gasoline-powered car. A recent test compared electric vehicles to their gasoline-powered equivalents on a long-distance journey from London to Leeds, roughly 200 miles. At the time of this writing, one pound sterling was equal to US $1.16. One of the electric vehicles cost £9.07 ($10.51) more, and the other cost £5.64 ($6.53) more compared to their gasoline equivalents, The Sun reported. The researchers say the differences in cost would be much higher now as prices have surged.

NASA produces oxygen on Mars, could reliably sustain human exploration

In a major breakthrough for the future of space exploration, NASA successfully produced oxygen on Mars for the first time. The experiment was able to produce 6 grams (0.2 ounces) of oxygen per hour, the rate of a fairly small tree on Earth. While a small test, it achieved a “proof of concept” that shows the technology is capable of completing the task and, therefore, can be scaled up.

The bottom line is that it proved the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) can produce oxygen reliably, having been tested seven times in different conditions, night and day, and across two Martian seasons, IFL Science reported. The team will undertake another test next spring and believes we are on the way to creating oxygen reliably enough to sustain human exploration on Mars.

Christianity in US is shrinking, “nones” could be the majority in a few decades

In a new study by the Pew Research Center, the organization estimated that in 2020, about 64% of Americans were Christian. People who are religiously unaffiliated, referred to as “nones,” are 30% of the US population. All other religions combined – including Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists – total 6% of Americans. At the current rate of decline, the “nones” are expected to make up 34-52% of Americans by 2070, while US Christians will drop between 35-54%, CBS reported.