Gabriel Lopez

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This Is What Your Brain and Body Do When You Hang Out With Animals

Here’s everything we know about how pets affect your mood.<p>Most people adopting a dog expect furry affection and bright-eyed companionship. Ingrid Pipes is looking for that and something a step above.<p>Pipes, a 27-year-old copywriter in Pittsburgh, and her husband recently adopted Hudson, a miniature …

Pets

Elephants Have a Secret Weapon Against Cancer

The biggest animals should have the highest risks of developing tumors, but they don’t.<p>In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes. Cancers happen when cells build up mutations in their DNA that allow them to grow …

Elephants

6 things you (probably) didn’t know about Cleopatra

Cleopatra is one of the best-known women in history, famed for her supposed beauty and intellect, and her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark …

Ancient History

The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction

Here’s a thoroughly modern riddle: what links the battery in your smartphone with a dead yak floating down a Tibetan river? The answer is lithium – …

Electric Vehicles

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

Hearts Beat Loud review – warm indie drama

You might need a sweet tooth for this gentle, Hornbyesque drama from writer-director Brett Haley. But it’s a likable heartwarmer and very decently acted.<p>Stalwart character player Nick Offerman steps up to a lead role as Frank Fisher, a slightly grumpy guy who runs an old-fashioned vinyl record …

Vinyl Records

New cells discovered in the airway might hold the key to cystic fibrosis

Although it's a very well-studied disease, there's still no cure for cystic fibrosis. But we may be a step closer to finding new treatments, as two …

Genetic Engineering

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

The Brain

Mary Magdalene: why do people want to believe she was a sinner and prostitute?

Presented in the New Testament gospels as a mourner at the Crucifixion of Christ and witness to his resurrection, Mary Magdalene has for more than …

Mary Magdalene

Scientists Just Discovered a New Kind of Lung Cell Nobody Ever Knew About

This has huge implications.<p>Two groups of researchers have independently discovered a new, rare type of lung cell.<p>These cells, which make up only 1 …

Genetics

People Are Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria at the Beach

This is how scared you should be.<p>Necrotizing fasciitis (or NF, the clinical term for flesh-eating bacteria) is an infection caused by swimming in infected water—and it’s very rare. Like, a few hundred cases a year rare. And yet, I personally know two people who just barely survived the disease. …

New Jersey

The woman who gave birth for Hitler

In 1936, Nazi supporter and school graduate Hildegard Trutz was recruited as one of Germany's racially 'pure' women, chosen to have sex with SS …

Blond Hair

Scientists revived tiny Siberian worms that had been frozen in permafrost for 42,000 years — and they started moving and eating

A group of Russian scientists have successfully revived two species of tiny worms that they discovered suspended in an icy chunk of Siberian permafrost.<p>The worms, known as nematodes or more commonly as roundworms, had been frozen for up to 42,000 years, since a time when much of the planet was …

Biology

Construction on Rome’s Newest Subway Line Is Revealing a Trove of Ancient Treasures

Construction on Rome’s newest metro route, the C line, chugs away. Today, 22 stations are open, a relief for both the overcrowded city’s residents …

Archaeology

Popular Grain-Free Dog Foods May Be Linked to Heart Disease

Bison and chickpeas. Wild boar and sweet potatoes. Kangaroo and lentils.<p>These are just a few of the spectacularly popular selections of “grain-free” dog food that have deluged the pet food market in recent years. Dense with exotic proteins, teeming with legumes favored by health-conscious humans, …

Diets

10 Common Foods That Are Worse for Your Body Than Sugar

While we know everyone has a varying understanding of what's healthy and what's not—and it's clear all food affects each body differently—there a few …

Nutrition

What is a lipoma?

A lipoma is a lump under the skin that occurs due to an overgrowth of fat cells. Doctors consider lipomas to be benign tumors, which means that they …

Cancer

Meet the Black Actor Who Changed Hollywood

The chief of Skull Island draws closer and closer to the camera, an exotic figure in a cape and feathered headdress, his Black face streaked with …

I Started Eating For My Gut Health & Here's How My Life Changed

Learning to eat for my gut health has been a long road, filled with welcome changes that were easy to institute, some that I was reluctant about, and …

Research comes to surprising conclusion about runners and arthritis

A new study comes to the somewhat counterintuitive conclusion that marathon runners have less arthritis than non-runners.<p><b>The study</b><p>Most people would …

Large Methane Leaks Threaten Perception Of 'Clean' Natural Gas

A new study published in the journal <i>Science</i> finds that methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas operations are 60 percent higher than previous estimates from the federal government.<p>This comes at a time when U.S. is getting more and more of its power from natural gas; in 2017, 31.7 percent of U.S. …

What Cinnamon Actually Is

Barking up the right tree<p>If you're looking for an excuse to eat cinnamon, you <i>could</i> just go ahead and eat cinnamon like the free-willed, grown-ass …

Why your body jerks before you fall asleep

If you have ever wondered why people’s arms and legs twitch suddenly as they are drifting off to sleep, our resident psychologist Tom Stafford has the answer.<p>As we give up our bodies to sleep, sudden twitches escape our brains, causing our arms and legs to jerk. Some people are startled by them, …

Sleep

Your Brain on Depression

Depression is a multifaceted and insidious disorder, nearly as complex as the brain itself. As research continues to suggest, the onset of depression can be attributed to an interplay of the many elements that make us human—namely, our genetics, the structure and chemistry of our brains, and our …

Depression

The clitoris: What is there to know about this mystery organ?

That most elusive part of the female anatomy: the clitoris. What is it, where is it located, and what does it do? How did it develop, and why don't …

What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

West Michigan

Call the (Roman) midwife

Even today, childbirth can be arduous, even dangerous – so how did mothers deal with the challenges in antiquity? Laurence Totelin introduces the …

Seven (or more) things you didn't know about your brain

The brain — the central "control unit" of our bodies, repository of memories and emotions. Throughout history, philosophers have believed that the …

Magnetic 'metal seed' that destroys brain tumours in ten minutes invented by British scientists

Deadly brain tumours could be removed in just ten minutes with a groundbreaking new treatment which uses MRI scanners to heat up cancer cells until they die.<p>The new therapy, developed by University College London, involves injecting a tiny magnetic metal ‘seed’ into the bloodstream and directing it …

Cancer

There are only 13 actual vitamins, and you’ll die without them

But do you need supplements?<p>Here’s the confusing thing about vitamins: your life literally depends on them—but that doesn’t mean you need to <i>take</i> them. The best scientific evidence to date says you probably don’t need vitamins in pill form.<p>A recent systematic analysis of studies, published in the</i> …