Solenodon: This bizarre venomous mammal that survived the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs has had its genome sequenced for the first time. Scientists found the genus most likely diverged from other living mammals around 73.6 million years ago, before the devastating asteroid impact.
American Psychopaths And Dutch Psychopaths Display Different Personality Traits. Whereas “callousness” and “lack of empathy” seem to be the defining characteristics of your typical American psychopath, Dutch psychopaths are better recognized for their “irresponsibility” and “parasitic lifestyle”.
A Systematic Review Shows How to Maintain Sexual Desire in a Relationship. Studies show that partners must both feel attractive and be attracted to their significant others. This encompasses emotional and physical facets. Emotionally, confidence and attentiveness factor most into attraction.
Cannabidiol significantly reduces seizure frequency and duration in patients with seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial
Chain reaction of fast-draining lakes poses new risk for Greenland ice sheet
Teenagers are more likely to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit because they are less able to make mature decisions, new research shows. Other research has found adolescents are less able to perceive risk and resist the influence of peers because of developmental immaturity.
Space Radiation is Increasingly More Hazardous - Radiation dose rates over last four years exceeded trends from previous solar cycles by at least 30%, showing that the radiation environment is getting far more intense, with implications for future missions to the moon, Mars, asteroids and beyond.
Is 60 the New 50? Older Americans are experiencing ‘delayed aging’ — and better health: Americans may be aging more slowly than they were two decades ago.
Yale Study: Sad, Lonely Introverts Are Natural Born Social Psychologists: Introverts prone to melancholy are exceptionally good at accurately assessing truths about human social behavior, without formal training or tools.
BY analyzing a prehistoric site in the Libyan desert, a team of researchers has been able to establish that people in Saharan Africa were cultivating and storing wild cereals 10,000 years ago.
A combination of archival and experimental studies indicates that exposure to air pollution, either physically or mentally, is linked with unethical behavior such as crime and cheating.
During the hours of sleep the memory performs a cleaning shift: a study reveals that when mice sleep, the neural connections that collect important information are strengthened and those created from irrelevant data are weakened until they get lost.
Babies fed soy-based formula have changes in reproductive system tissues
‘Rewilding’ Missing Carnivores May Help Restore Some Landscapes
Environment dominates over genetics in shaping human gut microbiota
After California enacted a law raising the minimum tobacco sales age to 21, the rate of retailers illegally selling tobacco products to children decoys under age 18 statistically decreased from 10.3% before T21 law to 5.7% after T21 (P=0.002).
Being in a Position of Power Can Cause Brain Damage
Assaults increased when cities hosted Trump rallies: Cities that hosted a Trump campaign rally saw an average of 2.3 more assaults reported on the day of the event than on a typical day. No such link was found for Hillary Clinton's rallies.
Living sensor can potentially prevent environmental disasters from fuel spills
Coral reefs suffering in Philippines despite outlawing damaging fishing practices. Researchers found that total fishing efforts in the area expanded by more than 240 per cent between 1960 and 2010 because of an increase in damaging fishing practices and number of fishers.
A new systematic review, now published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, found that people living in high-altitude areas of the United States, such as intermountain states, have higher-than-average rates of suicide and depression.
Violent video game effects on aggression, empathy, and prosocial behavior in eastern and western countries: a meta-analytic review. - PubMed
Giving patients placebo (and telling them so) significantly reduced cancer-related fatigue when compared to treatment as usual in a single-blind, randomized clinical trial
While most fat cells in the human body store energy, a small subset of brown fat cells does the opposite—burn energy and generate heat. The molecule ERR? gives this “healthier” brown fat its energy-expending identity, potentially offering a new therapeutic target for diseases related to obesity.
How bad exactly is Zika? During the height of the Zika scare, no one fully understood quite how dangerous infection could be for pregnant mothers. Now a new study finds that birth defects were found in 7% of newborns and fetuses from woman with symptomatic, PCR-confirmed Zika infection.
A new robotic arm made of DNA moves 100,000 times faster than previous DNA machinery.
Chemists break record for longest C–C bond
Study reveals magnetic pole 'wobble' has been growing for 1000 years
In CSU lab, laser-heated nanowires produce micro-scale nuclear fusion with record efficiency. The work is detailed in a paper published in Nature Communications.
Changing environment influenced human evolution
More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'
Fat Body Cells Are Motile and Actively Migrate to Wounds to Drive Repair and Prevent Infection
Coffee Has Opposite Effects to Marijuana in Human Metabolism Study
Scientists have created hair dye from graphene. The hair strands were coated in a layer of graphene roughly 2 microns thick (human hair is generally 10 to 200 microns thick)—and it stayed on even after 30 washes.
ENSO variability reflected in precipitation oxygen isotopes across the Asian Summer Monsoon region
New research finds dynamite, poison still common fishing methods, causing more damage to coral reefs than ever
Sexual orientation top risk for suicidal thoughts in college freshmen, study finds. Sexual minorities, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students were at four-to-eight-fold higher risk than others for suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
MDMA therapy shows promise as a treatment for alcohol use disorder because it helps people deal with trauma.
Neurons in the Endbrain of Numerically Naive Crows Spontaneously Encode Visual Numerosity
Oldest DNA from Africa offers clues to mysterious ancient culture