Christy McGarry

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Why Babies Cry At Night

Somewhere between bliss and exhaustion. That's how the first few months of parenting often feel, as sleepless nights blur into semicomatose days.<p>Most of us chalk up a baby's nighttime crying to one simple fact: He's hungry.<p>But could that chubby bundle of joy have a devious plan?<p>Harvard University's …

Why Are Black Bear Attacks Up in Florida?

A woman was grabbed in her garage by a black bear, and officials kill five animals. An expert tells us why.<p>Black bear attacks are on the rise in Florida, warn wildlife officials.<p><b>This week, a bear bit a woman's head and dragged her from her garage before she escaped—the second mauling since</b> …

Wildlife

How Do Dolphins Sleep?

For humans and other land mammals, sleep involves partial or total unconsciousness, the inactivation of all voluntary muscles (those that are …

Scientists discover brain's anti-distraction system

"Our results show clearly that this is only one part of the equation and that active suppression of the irrelevant objects is another important part."<p>…

New study outlines 'water world' theory of life's origins

The second imbalance could have involved an electrical gradient between the hydrothermal fluids and the ocean. Billions of years ago, when Earth was …

Tigers need diverse gene pool to survive - Futurity

Research shows increasing genetic diversity among the 3,000 tigers left on the planet may be the key to their survival as a species.

Wildlife

Construction On The World's First 3D-Printed House Is Underway In Amsterdam

The city of Amsterdam will now have the distinct honor of being home to the world's first 3D-printed house.<p>Conceived of by Dutch DUS Architects, Canal House will have 13 rooms created by an oversized 3D printer called KamerMaker ("room builder").<p>The printer creates large bricks from layers of …

3D Printing

New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely Evolved

Sharks have looked more or less the same for hundreds of millions of years. But a newly discovered fossil suggests that under the hood, a modern shark is very different from its ancient ancestors.<p>The finding, published in the journal Nature, strongly implies that sharks are not the "living fossils" …

Fertility mystery solved: protein discovered that joins sperm with eggs

British scientists' identification of Juno molecule opens door to new developments in fertility treatment and contraception<p>A fundamental key to fertility has been uncovered by British scientists with the discovery of an elusive protein that allows eggs and sperm to join together.<p>The molecule – …

Saturn Just Birthed a Baby Moon. How Does that Happen?

New images NASA received from the Cassini spacecraft seem to show the small moon being born, a little icy rock dubbed “Peggy.”

NASA May Have Captured the Miracle of a Moon's Birth

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Researchers suspect that a photo taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft may show the "birth" of a brand …

Holistic Medicine

Level II Ultrasound in Midpregnancy

1<p>When Should You Do a Fetal Anatomy Survey<p>An ultrasound is done in many a pregnancy around the mid part of a pregnancy. This is typically known as …

Prevent Pregnancy Back Pain Before It Starts

It's never too late -- or too early -- to protect your body from buckling under the strain of lower back pain during pregnancy.<p>Who wouldn't love to unlock the magic formula to stop pain before it even starts? If you're newly pregnant and noticing your more rotund peers wincing and clutching their …

Pain

How to Prevent Nighttime Heartburn During Pregnancy

In addition to all the changes pregnancy brings, heartburn might be one of them — even if you have never experienced it before. Nearly 80% of people …

Wellness

New MoMA App: Iconic Designs Pregnancy Tracker

When I was pregnant I signed up for an online pregnancy tracker and each week received an update on the size of my baby. My husband and I would …

Pregnancy

So Why All the Controversy Over Alcohol and Pregnancy?

It's a no-brainer, right? Alcohol and pregnancy don't mix. So why are so many women still reaching for a glass of wine or indulging during a special occasion?<p>It seems as though study after study reports on a woman's behavior during pregnancy. Did she exercise? Does she smoke? Did she gain enough or …

Pregnancy

A Cheat Sheet to Pregnancy Hormones

From emotions that change on a dime to a whole range of stomach troubles, pregnancy hormones can take you for quite a ride! Here, we explain what's going on with six key hormones.<p>Ah, the ever-changing hormones of pregnancy. They play about as big a role in the next nine months as do morning …

Pregnancy

5 Skin Problems During and After Pregnancy

For women who aim to have complexion perfection, it's quite a shock when hormones wreak havoc on skin during and after pregnancy. Here, skin specialists weigh in on the most effective and safe procedures, plus over-the-counter products for everything from acne to melasma.<p>That Elusive Glow<p>I admit …

Skin Care

Grey Wolf Captured On Camera

Changing Planet<p><i>Victoria Hillman is a National Geographic Explorer and Research Director for the Transylvanian Wildlife Project overseeing research on carnivores and biodiversity of Europe’s last great wilderness. Follow the expedition here on Explorers Journal through updates from the team.</i><p>—–—<p>We …

Wildlife

Fossils Suggest Modern Sharks Are More Evolved Than Previously Thought

A 325-million-year-old fossil fish shows that evolution hasn't left sharks alone.<p>Paleontologists have long thought that sharks hit on the right combination of body shape and internal anatomy early on, and that evolutionary forces didn't tinker much with the design over the following hundreds of …

Dinosaurs

Chimpanzees Make Beds That Offer Them Best Night's Sleep

Primates choose the wood that's most durable and weavable, study says.<p>Chimpanzees choose tree branches that give them the most firm and stable place to sleep, a new study says.<p>What's more, the research bolsters the theory that high-quality sleep may have led to the evolution of modern humans, said …

Chimpanzees