what's the buzz

what's the buzz

Android app lets you spy on lover’s texts

Suspicious that your better half is cheating on you? You can find out for sure, provided they have an Android phone.Thanks to Secret SMS Replicator, a new app released for the Android on Wednesday, suspicious daters can now spy on every text message their loved ones receive.

Post-installation, the app forwards all incoming text messages to whatever numbers you choose.“Grab your boyfriend’s phone while he is in the shower. Download our app onto his Android phone and the app runs secretly, unable to be detected, BCC’ing you with all his incoming texts,” The New York Daily News quoted the app’s creator DLP Mobile as advertising in a blog post on its site.

“Perfect. Perfectly cruel,” it read.DLP cautioned that the application is “a double-edged sword” that is both “tremendously useful and potentially insidious.”The site also features an instructional video, advising sneaky boyfriends and girlfriends on how best to implement the app to spy on their lovers.

Ancestors ‘colonised’ Africa 39 mn yrs ago

The team discovered fossils found at the Dur At-Talah escarpment in central Libya, which includes three distinct families of anthropoid primates that lived in North Africa at approximately the same time.

This suggests that anthropoids underwent diversification, through evolution, previous to the time of these newly discovered fossils, which date to 39 million years ago. “If our ideas are correct, this early colonisation of Africa by anthropoids was a truly pivotal event — one of the key points in our evolutionary history,” said Christopher Beard, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.The study has been published in the science journal Nature.

Vegetarian diet can prevent cancer from growing

It’s a known fact that vegetarian diet helps fight cancer, but a new research suggests that plants may protect us from cancer in a far more novel way – they may block a cancer’s ability to grow.

Populations that consume less animal food and more plant food have a lower risk of cancer and the risk of cancer in vegetarians is about 50 per cent lower than among people who eat meat on a regular basis.Plant foods are high in antioxidants, and antioxidants can protect DNA from damage that can lead to malignant transformation.
As per the new study, vegetarian food can block cancer’s ability to grow via a process called angiogenesis, a tissue’s ability to grow new blood vessels, reports the newspaper
the “Age”.

Researchers have found that plant chemicals in foods like apples, oranges, blackberries, and vegetables like tomato, pumpkin, etc, seem to be able to inhibit angiogenesis so that a single cancer cell or cluster of cancer cells is never able to grow enough to cause any mischief.

Some plants also contain tumour-suppressor proteins, which help to curb the growth of cancer cells. Studies in the past have shown that men who eat cooked tomato products two to three times a week reduce their prostate cancer risk by about 50 per cent.

Get a round-up of the day's top stories in your inbox

Check out all newsletters

Get a round-up of the day's top stories in your inbox