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A Better Understanding of Depression

<b>A new scientific model that incorporates the myriad drivers of depression could lead to more precise treatment for an illness that affects 350</b> …

Neuroscience

Science Says Exercise May Make Drinking More Fun

More reason to lift ... your wine glass.<p>If you've always suspected that exercise drives you to drink (#RealTalk), you could be right on the money. People who exercise the most tend to drink the most too — possibly because good vibes you get from exercising and the ones you get from drinking are …

Sniffing out ovarian cancer: Working dogs help in the war on cancer — with their amazing noses

<b>(aastock via Shutterstock)</b><p>Researchers are working to invent a chemical sensor “with the sensitivity and specificity of the dog”<p>Arlene Weintraub<p>November 22, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures”<p>McBaine is a black-and-white English springer …

Cancer

Science Says Drinking Water Before Meals Can Make You Much Fitter

If you start drinking water regularly before mealtimes, it will help you to lose some weight, according to a University of Birmingham study.

Stay In Bed! Science Says You’re More Intelligent And More Creative For It

If you’re reading this in bed, science says you should probably stay there for a little while. You may catch some trouble from your boss, teacher, or parents, but throw some research in their faces and roll back over. Catch a few more winks. You’re smarter and more creative for it–science says. …

Creativity

Probiotic bacteria may aid against anxiety and memory problems

People who took capsules containing <i>Bifidobacterium longum 1714</i> reported less stress and fared better on memory tests, study finds<p>A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with mild anxiety and memory problems, according to a small study of healthy men.<p>Those who took the bug-bearing …

Wellness

New Horizons scientists publish the first scientific study of Pluto

Three months after finally meeting the dwarf planet, what have they learned?<p>The New Horizons team has released the first research paper based on early findings from the spacecraft's flyby of Pluto. The results, authored by the team and led by principal investigator Alan Stern, were published today …

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Public Health

A new NASA website offers daily images of Earth taken from space

NASA has teased us with a few stunning images of Earth taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite — but now we'll be able feast on the spacecraft's photographs daily. The space agency launched a new website today that will post a dozen new images from DSCOVR each day, showing …

The Science Behind Popping A Balloon

POP!<p>We've all been there. A balloon pops unexpectedly, and our reaction is to leap out of our skins.<p>But once we all get past our collective fear of loud noises, and the devastation that is a popped balloon, there are actually some interesting scientific questions that need answering.<p>In a new study …

NASA unveils Pluto Time mosaics

Mosaics of Pluto and Charon, created from your photos sent to NASA during this summer’s #PlutoTime campaign.<p>On October 20, 2015, NASA unveiled …

Solar System

Nasa images of cosmic catastrophe give glimpse of Earth's ultimate fate

Earth’s final days are in the distant future, but the the death of a far-off solar system revealed in images from Kepler 2 shows how the world might end<p>The destruction of a solar system has been captured for the first time by astronomers who said the violent events provide a grim glimpse of Earth’s …

Nike's Self-Lacing Sneakers From 'Back To The Future II' Are Real

And Michael J. Fox is wearing them to help the fight against Parkinson's<p>In the 1989 hit move <i>Back To The Future Part II</i>, our protagonist Marty McFly travels to what was then the strange and distant future day of October 21, 2015, encountering all sorts of strange modern technologies, like …

Satellite Study Calculates Earth's Tree Count

A new satellite study has calculated that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, around 422 trees for every person, although the number is …

Should We Search For Life On Mars Before Sending Astronauts?

Unfortunately, NASA doesn’t have a good game plan<p>Mars has water. Not just ice and snow, but liquid, flowing water. It’s salty and scant, but water is one of the essential ingredients for life on Earth—and although the Red Planet certainly wouldn’t be a cushy place to live, scientists think there’s …