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...
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...
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...
While many people discuss the negative effects of running a marathon on the body, very few people actually address the positive effects of running those races. A recent research presented at the Congress of the European Society of Cardiology has revealed that the human body can actually benefit from...
The tigers of Bengal are imposing animals that, if we don't do something urgent about, we could only remember about in books or documentaries of the past. This is because human activity has been reducing the largest natural refuge in the world of this species. It is a mangrove forest...
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,...
This dilemma seems to happen all the time in basketball. There is a disputed ball on who of the two opposing players touched it with the tips of their fingers before it goes out of bound. Both players believe that it has been the other who has touched last,...
In New Zealand, a group of scientists has successfully created RNA-like molecules in test tubes by dipping them into the geothermal hot springs known as Hell’s Gate. In order to understand and recreate life’s origins, they are trying to replicate the basic building blocks of life and study how...
A recent study has shown that less than half an hour of brain training with neurofeedback is enough to strengthen neural connections and communication between brain areas. According to the researchers, the findings offer new possibilities for the optimization and development of therapeutic approaches for the treatment of diseases such...
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...
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