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New data show that extreme weather events have become more frequent over the past 36 years, with a significant uptick in floods and other hydrological events compared even with five years ago
Human stem cell treatment cures alcoholism in rats. Rats that had previously consumed the human equivalent of over one bottle of vodka every day for up to 17 weeks under free choice conditions drank 90% less after being injected with the stem cells.
Great Pacific Garbage Patch is 16 times bigger than previously thought
People on antidepressant medication tend to also report experiencing emotional bluntness, a condition known as alexithymia, according to a preliminary study published in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Children with attention deficit disorder, autism share cognitive problems. In particular, these certain children struggle with executive function — a set of mental skills that underlie planning, self-control, short-term memory and decision-making
New research shows how “clickbait” caught on in the modern newsroom and how data metrics have changed journalism. The study by Stanford University in the American Journal of Sociology examines how metrics shape newsroom dynamics in the United States and France.
Carbon nanotubes found to induce mesothelioma in mice at a similar rate to asbestos fibers.
Effect of Tai chi versus aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial found that Tai chi mind-body treatment results in similar or greater improvement in symptoms than aerobic exercise for a variety of outcomes for patients with fibromyalgia.
Now Immune System Could Kill Cancer Cells by itself
New study finds reducing carbon emissions could save as many as 153 millions of lives
Biophysicists have imaged the moment a photon sparks the first energy conversion steps of photosynthesis.
Reduced-?calorie diet shows signs of slowing ageing in people
Mumps outbreaks linked to waning vaccine protection
High GPA could work against young women job hunters
World's largest animal study on Cell Tower radiation confirms Cancer link
Video of mating deep-sea anglerfish stuns biologists
China claims 'quantum leap' in understanding fetal development
cost of soil erosion in Europe
Study: Learning about Dad Bods causes greater essentialism of fathers - People see fathers as a more distinct group after reading about so-called Dad Bods, according to research published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
The Myth of Optimality in Clinical Neuroscience
In field tests, a new water-harvesting device successfully pulled water from the desert air in Tempe, Arizona. The new technology could allow humans to survive in some of the most inhospitable regions on Earth.
Caloric restriction results in less oxidative damage and slowed down ageing
A new study shows that ‘weak’ types of plant fungi which cannot cause disease in resistant plants do have sex, allowing maintenance of their genes in populations. This means that the ‘strong’ types which can kill resistant plants not rapidly dominate, extending the longevity of resistant varieties.
Scientists witness first reported case of killer-whale infanticide
Found in the Atacama Desert in Chile, "Ata" was called a mummified alien, but a team of scientists have identified in her DNA mutations in genes related to bone development never seen before.
Published this week in the International Journal of Obesity, the study suggests that parents who underestimate the sugar content of everyday foods and beverages commonly included in children’s diets are exposing their children to an increased risk of obesity or overweight.
A new DNA analysis of the 'Atacama alien' skeleton reveals the genetic mutations that likely gave it its extraterrestrial appearance.
More than one in 10 people who have never used class A drugs may have traces of cocaine or heroin on their fingertips, forensic scientists say. The scientists believe the participants became contaminated from banknotes, tables and other surfaces, as reported in the journal Clinical Chemistry.
New Study Details "Death By Bee Acupuncture Therapy" after woman dies following two years of treatment. The procedure has been touted by Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Middleton, and others.
Earwigs have wings that fold in ways that should be mathematically impossible, according to origami theory. The common pests have a rubbery polymer that lets them fold up their wings into tiny packages.
Genome Sequencing Adds 5 New Neanderthals to the Human Family Tree - "Having the genomes of these younger Neanderthals increases the amount of Neanderthal DNA that can be identified in present-day people."
Identifying an object in an unexpected location is quick, but responding to it is slower because it's processed in the middle stages of visual processing
'Alien skeleton' from the Atacama desert proven to be human. Grants new insights into the genetics of bone disease.
Switching from unhealthy to healthier diet lowers depressive symptoms more than social support sessions
Recent Study Suggests 'Oumuamua (first known interstellar object in solar system) Originated From a Binary Star System
Music Preference and Usage
Report of final results regarding brain and heart tumors in Sprague-Dawley rats exposed from prenatal life until natural death to mobile phone radiofrequency field representative of a 1.8 GHz GSM base station environmental emission
Squids have a tougher time hunting these days, and it's because of climate change. High carbon dioxide levels affect how they go after prey, researchers found. It "could have far?reaching consequences in marine ecosystems due to the ecological importance of cephalopods in the marine food web."
Medical expansion has improved health – with one exception: Increased spending on health care and increases in specialized care were both associated with longer life expectancy and less mortality, but growing drug industry linked to worse health in 30 countries.
Being in the hospital leads to a 20% drop in future earnings on average for adults 50-59, even if they have medical insurance
435 seaoil I just went to a conference on neurobiology and the impact of stress. It was fascinating. A lot of it was over my head but the stuff I held on to was really informative. Check out Gabor Mate, specifically his book about the impact of stress. I haven't read it (yet), however he spoke about intergenerational stress and how easily parents will pass their stress on to their own children. Deal with your stress before it becomes someone else's!
38 eatrepeat I'm a Chef and when I was first starting cooking my Chef taught me to always respect and treat everyone on staff extremely well because we all will be going through strains together. From the dishwasher to the servers it would echo if someone was prickly. Soon we went through staff over the years and he was right. It's not that you become stressed with them, you become stressed about not wanting to stress them. It cascade's in the work world but is magnified in a kitchen.
98 PM_ME_WUTEVER I'm a teacher, and we just learned about this in a professional development session a few weeks ago--specifically how students' trauma can translate into trauma for teachers. We were told that the specific research isn't there, but there's reason to believe that teachers, particularly those in low income communities, are at increased risk for divorce and dementia because of that "secondhand trauma."
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10 DamnDame My spouse and I were both raised in homes with high stress and unfortunately, we raised our kids in pretty much the same kind of household. We didn't repeat our parents mistakes, but we made plenty of our own... When our youngest child was diagnosed with not one, but 2 brain disorders during grade school it changed our lives and for the better. An intelligent psychologist helped teach our son to think differently when he became iverwhelmed with anxiety. Attending sessions with him educated his parents on how to better cope with stressful events and out of control thoughts. The abilty to change how we think through unexpected difficulty has been a game changer. I just wish we had acqiured this skill prior to having children. As it is, we use the knowledge we have gained to educate or grown children as they work through stressful circumstances. It's not that things don't upset you, it's controling how you think about it. You choose whether or not you will allow yourself to get sucked into an unhealthy pattern of thought.
43 randyjohnsons This paper is clearly impactful; however, it is important to note that this paper shows that rodents are able to socially transmit the synaptic effects of stress *likely* by pheromones - a feature that is not translated to humans. Nevertheless, similar processes are likely inherent to humans and it’ll be fascinating to see how this line of research evolves in the future. Edit: “likely shows”
23 Lara_the_dog So empathy.. Since stress is also emotion
10 Shinvo its called empathy, did they try it with sociopaths