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Yoga can help reduce symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder

People with generalized anxiety disorder often have excessive and sometimes irrational worry. The worry can be about anything, including, health, …

Computer scientists discover 14 key components of creativity

Creativity is a complex, multi-faceted concept encompassing a variety of related aspects, abilities, properties and behaviors.<p>In a recent study, …

Leo DiCaprio Praises Obama, Shades Donald Trump in Climate Change Talk at South by South Lawn

The president and the socially conscious movie star came together at the White House on Monday to draw attention to the rapidly warming climate.<p>With …

US national parks have extremely early spring due to climate change

Many US national parks are already at the extreme warm end of their historical temperature distributions.<p>Because of rapidly warming conditions, …

Weight loss can lower the protein related to tumor growth

Obese people have an increased risk for cancer, but underlying mechanisms are poorly understood.<p>In a recent study, scientists find that in obese …

Sex before sport does not directly hurt athletes’ performance, says study

Sexual activity before competition has been considered as a possible cause for reduced performance since ancient Greece and Rome.<p>However, a recent …

What can we learn from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign memoirs?

In a recent study, researchers examine the rhetorical identities of Hillary Clinton’s two political memoirs—<i>Living History</i> and <i>Hard Choices</i>. The …

Scientists develop a self-powered smart skin

Smart synthetic skins may allow robots to touch and sense what’s around them. However, a big challenge is how to keep them powered up and highly …

Patients with strong social support spend less time in an inpatient rehabilitation facility

Social support from family and friends is very important to us, especially when we have illness.<p>In a recent study, researchers find that patients …

Mediterranean diet can help protect the brain and improve memory performance

A Mediterranean diet typically involves fruits, vegetables and fish, and a slower consumption of dairy, red meat, and sugars. Over the past 15 years, …

Eating too many potatoes could increase the risk of high blood pressure

Potatoes can bring many health benefits to our health. They are a good sources of vitamin B6 and a good source of potassium, copper, vitamin C, …

Breastfeeding has large beneficial effects on women’s health

It is known that breastfeeding can bring many benefits to babies, such as lower risk of asthma or allergies, fewer ear infections, and fewer …

Replacing sugar-sweetened beverage with water can help lose weight

Sugar-sweetened beverage, such as sweetened milk, contributes to excessive weight gain through added energy intake.<p>In a recent study, researchers …

Scientists develop the smallest transistor that is only 1 nanometer long

High-performance silicon transistors can have gate channel lengths as short as 5 nanometers before source-drain tunneling. However, the loss of …

Scientists find new ways to observe stars swallowed by a black hole

When a star passes within a supermassive black hole, it will be tidally disrupted. The disruption can produce a sudden gas injection close to the …

Physical activity can eliminate death risk related to prolonged sitting, but not death risk related to high TV-viewing time

Long sitting time has long been found to be associated with increased risk of death. In a seminal 1953 Lancet paper, researchers reported a higher …

Starve a fever, stuff a cold: how we should eat when we are sick

When we have a cold or a fever, our eating habits change. Often we may lose our appetite and eat very little food.<p>However, a recent study suggests …

Early egg and peanut feeding may help reduce later food allergies in infants, says study

The most common food allergens include peanuts, eggs, milk, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat. These foods account for about 90% of all …

Who is having more and better sex? Personality can predict sex in marriage

Although sex is an important part of marriage, not everyone can always have good sex. In a recent study, researchers find that husbands’ and wives’ …

Wind energy costs may decrease by 40% in 2030, say wind energy experts

Renewable energy, such as solar and wind energy, has become more and more important in the global energy supply. However, its long-term contribution …

Lack of aerobic exercise has become the second highest death risk, says study

As we spending more and more time in front of computers and checking cellphones, we take less aerobic exercise. We might not feel its negative effect …

Action video games can improve driving, says study

Action video games, such as Grand Theft Auto, are often emotionally engaging. People can play these games for hours without feeling tired. During …

Face transplant: what happens when you have a new face

Since 2005, more than 30 face transplant surgeries have been done in the world. However, no documented long-term follow up has been reported.<p>To fill …

How car drivers avoid rear-end collisions in different urgent situations

Rear-end collisions are a major cause of car crash. In the US, rear-end collisions account for about 32% of all crashes and 6% of death crashes. In …

Why people want to stay friends with an ex

It is quite common that after a breakup, we still want to be friends with an ex. We have our own reasons to do that: maybe we still think the person …

Turning greenhouse gas into car batteries: a new technique developed by scientists

Greenhouse gas, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effect. Greenhouse effect can rise global temperature, cause …

Eating fruits and vegetables may help reduce the risk of depression

According to WHO, about 400 million people suffer from depression. This disorder is one of the largest single causes of disability …

Women’s sexual function is associated with body image and partnership quality

Sexual health is more than physical sexual function; it also includes emotional, mental, and social well-being related to sexuality. In particular, …

What makes Steve Jobs a charismatic speaker?

The former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was one of the most charismatic speakers of the past decades. However, why his way of speaking is so charming is …