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Water found for first time on potentially habitable planet

The finding makes the world - which is called K2-18b - a plausible candidate in the search for alien life.

Within 10 years, new space telescopes might be able to determine whether K2-18b's atmosphere contains gases that could be produced by living organisms.

Details were published in the scientific journal Nature Astronomy.

The lead scientist, Prof Giovanna Tinetti of University College London (UCL) described the discovery as "mind blowing".

How much should you drink to stay hydrated during exercise?

You may need less water than you think but more water than other hydrating beverages

It's that time of year when we encounter lots of advice about the importance of staying hydrated. Among other things, we're told to down at least eight glasses of water a day and to "stay ahead of your thirst" before, during and after exercise to avoid dehydration, which impairs performance and causes harm.

Washing hands in cold water 'as good as hot'

The small study of 20 people found using water at 15C (59F) left hands as clean as water heated to 38C (100F) .

The report, in the Journal of Food Protection, suggests this could help cut electricity bills in restaurants.

NHS advice recommends that people wash their hands in either cold or warm water.

'Bug removal'

In this study, scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick wanted to find out if popular assumptions about the benefits of warm or hot water and official guidance on hot water - given to the food industry in the US - held true.

​The existence of perfect water

It has to be alkaline, mineral and hydrogen-rich and a powerful antioxidant.

Does this water exist? It does, according to a 41-year-old Japanese company called Enagic.

For years, the perfect water has been used by many hospitals in Japan to treat patients suffering from many diseases.

The perfect water was collected through a special technology developed, which enhances the quality of any clean water.

Millions without water in Chile capital, Santiago

Officials said the water supply from the Maipo river would be cut to most of the city until the water flowed clear.

People stocked up on bottled water and the authorities ordered restaurants and businesses to remain closed.

Officials also postponed the start of the school term on Monday.

Emergency personnel said the water rushing down from the Andes had also cut roads and isolated thousands of people.

The woman who is allergic to water

Rachel wakes up – and drinks a kind of poison that feels like a glass of stinging nettles. As it slips downs her throat, she can feel it blistering her skin, leaving a trail of red, itchy welts behind. Later that day, scorching drops of the stuff start falling from the sky. At the local leisure centre, she watches others splash around in a pool of the irritant. They seem unfazed, but the moment she dips her toe in, she’s faced with burning pain.

Water supply of US town tainted with active ingredient in marijuana

A sample of tap water in the town of Hugo was taken and results indicated the presence of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical responsible for most of marijuana's psychological effects.

One of the town's water wells had been tampered with, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, which added there was evidence of forced entry.

The positive results were detected by a field testing kit but more qualitative and quantitative testing will soon show a specific result, said Captain Michael Yowell of the Sheriff's Office.

Introducing the latest and craziest health trend Fat Water

Yes, you read that correctly, the word fat next to the word water. Curious? So are we…

Fresh on the heels of the everyone-eat-like-a-caveman Paleo craze, bottled water that's been infused with coconut oil is now a thing that's readily available for all to enjoy (and sip, slowly, whilst judging others for drinking just water…).