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Women 'nearly twice as likely to have anxiety' as men

<b>Women are nearly twice as likely to experience anxiety as men, a global review reveals.</b><p>Its authors from Cambridge University say that as well as women, young people under 35 and those with health problems are particularly affected.<p>They estimate that four in every 100 people have anxiety.<p>The review …

Mental Health

Proof There's Nothing Quite Like A Sibling Bond

When I was two-and-a-half years old, my parents introduced me to my younger brother -- and only sibling -- for the first time. It was clear from the beginning just how different we were from one another: I was chatty, he was quiet; I was outgoing, he was timid; I was bossy, he was subservient (at …

Science World: curiosidades científicas em forma de anúncios criativos

Para alguns, as aulas de ciências podem parecer chatas e entendiantes, mas o Science World, um museu no Canadá, mostrou em forma de criativos …

Asteroid's 'bad timing' killed off dinosaurs, new evidence shows

Dinosaurs might have survived the catastrophic impact that ended their reign had the devastating asteroid that slammed into the Earth arrived at a "more convenient time", a scientist has claimed. As a result humans would probably not exist.<p>The violent collision 66m years ago, which occurred in the …

Cool Infographic Compares the Chemistry of Planetary Atmospheres

Here on Earth we enjoy the nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere we’ve all come to know and love with each of the approximately 24,000 breaths we take each day …

Brain cells can suppress appetite, study in mice shows

<b>Scientists have discovered a central hub of brain cells that may put the brakes on a desire to eat, a study in mice shows.</b><p>And switching on these neurons can stop feeding immediately, according to the Nature Neurosciences report.<p>Researchers say the findings may one day contribute to therapies for …

Neuroscience

People Go Hungry As Ozone Pollution, Climate Change Gang Up On Planet, Study Predicts

Ozone pollution, which worsens breathing problems and causes air quality warnings, may compound global warming's damage to the world's food crops, according to a new study.<p>Ground-level ozone, formed mainly from pollutants emitted by burning fossil fuels for cars, industry and power plants, …

Can you learn to taste or hear colors?

Synaesthesia is a relatively rare condition that gives people extraordinary perceptual experiences from everyday normal sensory input. For example, someone with synaesthesia might be able to taste or hear colors.<p>Scientific studies have identified many different types of synaesthesia such as spatial …

5 Ways to Reset Your Sleep Habits

You've heard it a million times: Our society is sleep deprived. <i>You</i> are sleep deprived. You need to avoid bad sleep habits or else your mental and …

Chronic Disease

5 Warning Signs of a Friendship in Trouble

Our relationships with friends are among the most meaningful we will ever have; more and more research shows that keeping them in good working order …

Relationships

Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

Jurassic fossils may mean that feathers were all in the family.<p>Almost all dinosaurs were probably covered in feathers, Siberian fossils of a tufted, two-legged running dinosaur dating from roughly 160 million years ago suggest.<p>Over the past two decades, discoveries in China have produced at least …

Getting Over Procrastination

Want to hear my favorite procrastination joke?<p>I’ll tell you later. Piers Steel, a psychologist at the University of Calgary, has saved up countless such lines while researching the nature of procrastination. Formerly a terrible procrastinator himself, he figures a dose of humor can’t hurt. It’s …

Procrastination

Ants Playing Chess Find New Solutions To Old Problem

Step aside, Bobby Fischer.<p>Remove all the pieces from a chess board except for one knight. Then try to move the knight across all 64 squares of the board, touching each once. (As a reminder, knights move in a L-shape, two spaces in one direction, and then one space left or right, or up or down, at a …

Ants

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

Genetics