A number of new studies have revealed that doing yoga may ease depression, and the practice could complement traditional therapies to lessen the symptoms. Find out more about its benefits for mental health.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 7, 2017
Two new meta-analyses have warned that loneliness and social isolation have become an urgent public health threat. Find out more about the health effects of loneliness and what can be done about it.
Public Health August 7, 2017
The fossil of the Birgeria americana, a newly discovered fish species believed to look and eat prey like a shark, has been found in Nevada. Learn more about the findings of Swiss and U.S. researchers on the Nevada fossil.
Animals August 7, 2017
The cardiovascular benefits of the Mediterranean diet seem to be exclusive to the rich and educated, a new study has found. Learn about the connection of this diet to socioeconomic standing based on a study of 18,000 Italians.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 1, 2017
There's a 90 percent chance that temperatures will rise from 2 degrees to 4.9 degrees Celsius by 2100, a new study noted. Know what its findings say about the greenhouse gas emissions targets of the Paris climate change agreement.
Earth/Environment August 1, 2017
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief Scott Gottlieb announced Friday new measures to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes and vaping products. The federal agency made the proposal for the first time to curb cigarette addiction.
Public Health July 31, 2017
SpaceX will aim for a November launch for its Falcon Heavy rocket, as announced by its CEO Elon Musk. Learn more about the role of this powerful reusable rocket technology in the planned Mars mission of the spaceflight firm.
Space July 31, 2017
Astronauts onboard the International Space Station shared a timelapse video of the aurora borealis or northern lights last Sunday. But what is the bright light display that is an aurora and how does it form?
Space July 27, 2017
If you think money can't buy happiness, think again. A new study reveals the benefits of buying time, such as paying someone to do household tasks, for greater life satisfaction.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 25, 2017
Since astronaut Gene Cernan stepped back into the Apollo 17 lander back in 1972, no human has set foot on the moon again. Learn what could have happened if the Apollo program continued and proceeded with its space missions.
Space July 25, 2017
NASA urges the public to be citizen scientists for a day during the total solar eclipse 2017. All one needs is a smartphone, a thermometer, and to download the free GLOBE Observer app to be part of the initiative.
Space July 25, 2017
On Shark Week 2017, how to survive a shark attack remains very relevant and entails the valuable trait of aggressiveness. Here are also some expert tips on how to prevent shark encounters in the first place.
Animals July 24, 2017
Three new toad species emerged in Nevada’s Great Basin from a 10-year survey, and things aren't looking so good for all of them. The newly discovered Dixie Valley toad is deemed already threatened by a proposed geothermal energy project.
Animals July 24, 2017
In a successful butterfly species recovery story, the Karner blue butterfly continues to grow in numbers in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve in New York. A little more push and it could leave the endangered species list.
Animals July 21, 2017
Last Thursday, July 20, China announced its intention to be the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030. Learn more about this ambitious plan in the Chinese AI industry to challenge the dominance of American AI companies.
Computers July 21, 2017
80-year-old Arizona senator John McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a highly aggressive brain cancer. Learn the current standard treatment of care for this condition and hope for more effective therapies in the future.
Medicine July 21, 2017
Dementia prevention techniques that involve diet, quitting smoking, and changing one's lifestyle may slash cases by one-third, experts reveal. Learn how leading a healthier life could save you from this brain disorder.
Public Health July 20, 2017
During a family hike, then 9-year-old Jude Sparks stumbled on an Ice Age fossil by accident: a stegomastodon skull. Learn about how the family helped identify the ancient remains, now excavated and being studied.
Ancient July 20, 2017
Why are dogs friendly? Researchers look for clues in common underlying genetics between dogs and humans to potentially explain dogs’ hyper-social behavior toward people.
Animals July 20, 2017
Diabetes rates in the United States paint a picture of low awareness and increasing statistics, a new CDC report has showed. Experts continue to call for optimal nutrition as key in diabetes treatment and prevention.
Public Health July 19, 2017
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