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32189Largest study on physical activity involving 130,000 people in 17 countries showed that household chores such as vacuuming, or walking to work, provided enough exercise to protect the heart and extend life, with 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week reducing the risk of death by 28%.
2104Scientists create world’s first ‘molecular robot’ capable of building molecules
659When a child sees one of his or her parents arguing with the other in a destructive way, it can take a toll on how emotionally secure the child feels. But it is okay if your kids hear their parents arguing, as long as they’re handling disagreements in a constructive way, a new study suggests.
16441The nearly 900 giant stone statues discovered by the first Europeans to land on Easter Island seemed at odds with the 1,500 to 3,000 found living there. A new detailed study of the farming potential of the Island suggests it could have sustained 17,500 people at its peak.
87Prior research has long shown that women are less risk tolerant in their financial decisions than men. New research shows that men and women do not think about investment risks differently. Instead, income uncertainty affects them differently, which leads to differences in risk tolerance.
11Increasing atmospheric humidity and CO2 concentration alleviate forest mortality risk
8Cargo ships are triggering more lightning storms at sea.
53825Babies can learn that hard work pays off. MIT researchers found that babies who watched an adult struggle at two different tasks before succeeding tried harder at their own difficult task, compared to babies who saw an adult succeed effortlessly.
28Jellyfish Don't Have Brains, But They Do Sleep
25Studies have shown that air pollution can have negative effects on cardiovascular health and life expectancy. Now new research indicates that it is also harmful to the kidneys.
16New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with this condition.
304Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease’s immune response in mouse models, University of Florida Health researchers have found.
27A new study demonstrates the strong influence ancestry plays in Americans' interpretation of whether someone is black, white or multiracial, highlighting differences in the way race is socially constructed in the U.S. compared to other parts of the world.
28Wide-Faced People May Have A Higher Sex Drive
42To find ancient life on Mars, new research says that scientists should look for vanadium. During fossilization, this element often replaces magnesium in chlorophyll, the pigment needed for photosynthesis.
6Twin study elucidates environmental, genetic contributions to mouth microbiome and oral health
67Study Reveals the Desire to Drink Alcohol at Night Is Due to Our Brain's Immune System
8Forest fires in Southeast Asia during the El Niño droughts of 2015 caused considerable disruption to the biodiversity of the region due to the smoke-induced ‘haze’ they created, according to new research
67Engineers have devised a framework for identifying key patterns that precede an extreme event like a rogue wave or instability inside a gas turbine. The method may help predict hotspots of instability affecting climate, aircraft performance, and ocean circulation.
26Dogs Recognize Themselves in Test Based on Smell, Not Sight
19168Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth
3170Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates, a collaboration between the US National Institutes of Health and pharmaceutical company Sanofi.
22Seasonal variation in nutrient utilization shapes gut microbiome structure and function in wild giant pandas
69A remarkably preserved 49,000-year-old skeleton shows that Neanderthal kids may have have grown slowly, like us
42Study finds evidence that lower cigarette prices are associated with increased infant mortality, and higher prices are associated with decreased mortality; Researchers suggest lawmakers consider taxation to handle higher rates of infant deaths in certain areas
27Your Brain Sees Faces, Even When You Don't
143Science AMA Series: Hi Reddit, I’m Sarah Hörst, Professor of Planetary Science at Johns Hopkins University, here to talk about the outer solar system (especially Titan). Ask me anything!
22When living systems are smaller than the wave length of visible light, scientists can use cutting edge animation to tell the story of what's going on.
25Scientists have created a simple-to-produce device that uses sound waves to store quantum information and convert it from one form to another, all inside a single, integrated chip.
54Drinking non-cow’s milk linked with being shorter
18Ultra-light Aluminum: Chemists Report Breakthrough in Material Design (metastable/lightweight crystal structure)
34Prozac (fluoxetine) can block the formation of bacterial biofilms on bladder catheters. The antidepressant can scramble efflux pumps in bacteria, meaning that it may eventually be re-purposed as an antibacterial agent.
58New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution - An inexpensive and biodegradable biomaterial, comprised of cellulose pulp and chitin, can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications.
10352Science AMA Series: We are a group pf researchers that uses the MMO game Eve Online to identify Exoplanets in telescope data, we're Project Discovery: Exoplanets, Ask us Anything!
20The oldest record of scoliosis has been discovered in a Permian aquatic reptile from Brazil.
11Creation of single-photon entangled states around rotating black holes
1186Scientists just discovered the first animal (the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea) without a brain that sleeps. The results suggest that sleep is deeply rooted in our biology, a behavior that evolved early in the history of animal life and has stuck with us ever since.
1989People significantly overestimate how noticeable their embarrassing behaviors are to others
21Researchers develop a nano-composite foam for football helmets that can monitor details of head impacts in real-time; This may allow athletic coaches to monitor their players and watch for possible concussions
6Poisonous frogs produce a powerful neurotoxin that protects them from predation. Researchers have wondered why the poison doesn't hurt the frogs who make it. New data suggests complementary mutations were selected for in the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.