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Study finds alcohol use to be the biggest risk factor for dementia
Wastewater created during fracking and disposed of by deep injection into underlying rock layers is the probably cause of a surge in earthquakes in southern Kansas over the last 5 years.
Study says everyday physical activities such as cleaning the house or gardening are good for brain health in older individuals
Researchers report a breakthrough in making accurate predictions of weather weeks ahead. A new model allows for detection of atmospheric rivers (ARs)—plumes of intense water vapor transpor that often trigger weather and hydrologic extreme weeks in advance.
21 years of data confirm GMO corn increase crop yield, and provides substantial health benefits such as a reduction in exposure to mycotoxins
Study finds people who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained.
12 month study with 600+ participants finds that low-fat vs low-carb does not matter for weight loss
Strongly Identifying With Minority Groups Can Have Negative Mental Health Impacts, Studies Suggest
Whistleblowers often suffer from severe psychological problems. About 80% report very negative effects on work and wages, and almost 50% very negative effects on family life. About 45% suffer from clinical levels of mental health problems such as anxiety and/or depressive symptoms.
American gray squirrels smarter than UK red squirrels. Given 2 tasks, red and gray squirrels alike solved the easy task, but 91% of the grays were able to solve the harder task, compared to just 62% of the reds. UK red squirrels are now outnumbered by their foreign cousins by more than 15-1.
Martial arts can improve your attention span and alertness long term
Matching DNA to a diet doesn’t work: ‘We didn’t even come close,’ researcher says. Stanford spent $8 million to find that dieting based on the results of genetic testing failed to beat a standard diet.
Study finds that there is no evidence to support the view that parents providing alcohol to their child protects from adverse drinking outcomes. Parents should be mindful that this practice is associated with risk, both directly and indirectly through increased access to alcohol from other sources.
Humans would react positively to finding alien life. A new study analyzed the optimism of articles about potential discoveries of alien life, as well as data from over 1,000 survey participants. "Taken together, this suggests if we find out we're not alone, we'll take the news rather well."
A protease cascade regulates release of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum from host red blood cells | Nature Microbiology
New research shows that the loss of biodiversity can increase the risk of “extinction cascades”, where an initial species loss leads to a domino effect of further extinctions.
These Bacteria Eat Toxic Metal, 'Poop' Gold Nuggets
Effects of water quality, sanitation, handwashing, and nutritional interventions on diarrhoea and child growth in rural Kenya: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
Insulin Goes Viral | Joslin Diabetes Center
The final frontier: This is where Nasa's Cassini spacecraft plunged and burnt into pieces
Trump Administration’s Deregulation Push Heads for Outer Space
My ongoing research project about genetic diversity in tide-pool seaweeds
People with more wealth tend to report being happier with life, according to a new psychological study of more than 4,000 millionaires. The study also found evidence that millionaires who earned their wealth were happier than those who inherited it.
Health: Are the dice rolled before ten years of age? Researchers find that children who grew up in disadvantaged households will age in poorer health, even if their socio-economic status improves as adults.
Future heat-waves, droughts and floods in 571 European cities
Australian researchers say 90 per cent of young people in detention have at least one severe brain disorder and they hope their findings will act as a "catalyst for change" in the justice system.
A Fake Organ Mimics What Happens In The Blink Of An Eye
Research shows children's services have suffered under austerity, despite claims they are protected
A dataset mapping the potential biophysical effects of vegetation cover change
Microglia-mediated recovery from ALS-relevant motor neuron degeneration in a mouse model of TDP-43 proteinopathy
Infection outbreaks at hospitals could be reduced by copper-coated uniforms - Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses at hospitals.
Your DNA won't determine the best diet to help you lose weight
Clues to Obesity’s Roots Found in Brain’s Quality Control Process: defects in endoplasmic reticulum-associated protein degradation in the hypothalamus lead to obesity in mice
Indirect effects of sea ice loss on summer-fall habitat and behaviour for sympatric populations of an Arctic marine predator - Hauser - 2018 - Diversity and Distributions
A new study finds that farming crops with crushed rocks could help to improve global food security and reduce the amount of CO2 entering the atmosphere. The fast-reacting silicate rocks capture CO2 and give increased protection from pests and diseases while restoring soil structure and fertility.
College Roommates Underestimate Each Other’s Distress, New Psychology Research Shows - College roommates are sensitive to their roommates’ distress but tend to underestimate the level of distress being experienced by others, finds a newly published study.
Carbon dioxide ‘pulses’ threaten Scotland’s coralline algal reefs
Research shows punishing a wrongdoer is more rewarding to the brain than supporting a victim
Researchers develop new stem-cell based treatment for strokes that reduces brain damage and accelerates the brain’s natural healing tendencies in animal models. Human clinical trials could begin as early as next year.
Animals with white winter camouflage could struggle to adapt to climate change