A report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has revealed that plant and animal species face extinction due to human activities. Analysis backed by the United Nations panel's report has revealed that species extinction rates will continue to increase in subsequent years if action...
We still do not know what exactly dark matter is, but we can discard what it is not. Now, new research refutes the theory proposed by the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking that dark matter is composed of a lot of small microscopic black holes. A team of astronomers including Surhud...
Sleeping is not just a way to spend the nights, it is an essential biological function that, when properly obtained, is associated with good health, and when it is deficient, a variety of psychiatric illnesses and disorders. We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, and although it seems...
London - A group of scientists has managed to restore cellular and circulatory activity in the brain of a pig that had been dead for four hours, a finding that could contribute to the treatment of brain diseases, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature. Experts from Yale University...
Scientists have long debated whether facial expressions can lead people to feel emotions related to those expressions. To verify this, the team of researchers analyzed all the available evidence on the subject, obtaining almost 50 years of data. Analyzing facial expressions Traditionally it has been pointed out that we can feel...
Doubts and fears have been hovering around doctors' offices in recent decades. Why are girls reaching puberty at a younger age than those of previous generations? It is estimated that from 1920 until today the transition from childhood to puberty has fallen on average about five years. Years ago...
Obesity represents one of the most challenging health problems today. This global pandemic has caused a higher incidence of cardiovascular diseases and types 2 diabetes. But that's not all, numerous scientific studies have linked obesity with an increased risk of accelerated cognitive decline and dementia, suggesting that the disease causes...
Researchers at Bar-Ilan University have discovered that the bacteria that make up our microbiome "perceive" pregnancy and "understand" the need to move on to the next generation to help babies break down sugar in their breast milk. It is known that gestation is accompanied by alterations in the microbiome: the...
The prospect of any home pregnancy test sold in pharmacies guarantees 99% accuracy. However, scientific research shows different numbers. Up to 5% of all tests return false negatives. The test measures a hormone in the body called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), produced during pregnancy. The manufacturers advise to carry out...
Transitive inference is a type of logical reasoning that was thought to be reserved for complex creatures like mammals. However new studies have shown that wasps, creatures without complicated nervous systems, are capable of using transitive inference. At the University of Michigan, Elizabeth Tibbets conducted a study with paper wasps,...
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