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A low-calorie diet may extend life span and delay aging, says research

Recently, more and more research evidence shows that a low-calorie, balanced diet can extend longevity and delay age-related diseases.<p>In a new study …

Calcium supplements increase heart disease risk: evidence from a 10-year study

In a recent study, researchers find that while calcium intake from food is good for health, calcium supplements are associated with higher risk of …

Holistic Medicine

Australia Is Drifting So Fast GPS Can't Keep Up

A significant correction must be made by the end of the year for navigation technology to keep working smoothly.<p>Australia is not quite where you think it is. The continent has shifted by 4.9 feet since the last adjustment was made to GPS coordinates in 1994, reports the <i>New York Times</i>.<p>All of the …

Smoking has long-term impacts on DNA, says study

It is known that smoking harms the body in various ways. It can cause lung disease by damaging the airways and the small air sacs in lungs. It can …

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 …

Weight loss may reduce risks of 8 more cancers, says study

Obesity is an important health issue in the world. It is estimated that 640 million adults in 2014 and 110 million children and teenagers in 2013 are …

How to maintain weight loss successfully: suggestions based on a 20-year national study

Body weight is a key factor to protect us from chronic disease. Although obese people can lose weight through healthy diet, exercise programs, …

Young stars of social media fill Dolce&Gabbana front row

MILAN (AP) — Social media stars have brought a fresh buzz to Milan Fashion Week. As word of their whereabouts spreads, gaggles of fans gather outside the restaurant or show venue where they are gathered, hoping for the chance to get a selfie — the pixel version of the 15 minutes of fame.<p>Here are …

Dolce & Gabbana

WHY IT MATTERS: Jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended.<p>The unemployment rate has fallen to a relatively low 4.9 percent. But many Americans are …

Economics

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 …

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 …

World Heritage in the High Seas: A New Ray of Hope for Our Ocean Commons

Changing Planet<p><i>Sunken coral islands, floating rainforests, giant undersea volcanoes or even spires of rock resembling sunken cities: none of these sites can be inscribed on the World Heritage List because they are found in the High Seas, the parts of Earth’s ocean that are outside of any national</i> …

How do humpback whales locate food? Scientists need your help to find out

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Co-authored by Erica Cirino<p>Interested in supporting scientists who study how whales use their ears to find food in the noisy New York Harbor? If so, read on.<p>When sharks want something to snack on, they rely on their excellent sense of smell. When swordfish want a meal, they …

No Silver Bullet Will Save the African Lion #worldlionday

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>It has been just over a year since the senseless killing of Cecil the Lion ignited a worldwide firestorm of outrage over trophy hunting. The tragic event spurred conversation and debate in many public spheres and became one of the most widespread conservation stories in …

Pacific Bluefin Tuna and the Spirit of Aloha

Changing Planet<p>As a kid in Hawaii, I would camp on the beach in Kona with my extended <i>‘ohana</i> (family). On Friday night at sunset, my uncles and older cousins would “lay net,” affixing a 100-foot gillnet to the reef and setting it overnight. At daybreak on Saturday, it would be chock full of fish and …

Frank Ocean Versus the Actual Ocean

Human Journey<p>It’s nice that Frank Ocean just released his long-anticipated new album, ‘Blond’, that some say is truly awesome. But the fact that his name linked to 12 of 20 articles on Google’s News search under the word ‘ocean’ on Sunday and on Monday had proportionately grown to 6 out of 9 …

Transforming Conservation in China with ‘Land Trust Reserves’

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>A view of the steep mountains and tree covered ridgelines of Laohegou Nature Reserve, Pingwu County, Sichuan Province, China. Photo credit: © The Nature Conservancy (Nick Hall)<p><i>By Charles Bedford, The Nature Conservancy’s Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific Region, and Dr.</i> …

When love meets money……

In romantic novels and movies, it is easy to see passionate love between a young man and a young woman with very different socioeconomic …

Women are warmer but no less assertive than men in Facebook

Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the world. Every month, about 1.65 billion people use the site actively.<p>When you sign up for …

Social Media

Bad boys, good girls? Parents do not discipline their sons and daughters differently

In both science and society, it is debated how much parents contribute to gender differences in the behavior of their children.<p>Are boys for example …

Research

How animals help us recover from trauma

Humans have a long history to use animals in psychological treatment. In the late 18th century, animals were incorporated into mental health …

How a romantic partner’s opinions influence our body image and sexual well-being

Our romantic partner has a significant impact on our life quality. What s/he says about our body can change how we think about ourselves.<p>A recent …

Daily happiness can bring high stock returns: evidence from international markets

In traditional financial theory, stock price is determined by supply and demand in the stock market. However, recent studies have shown that <b>investor</b> …

Stock Markets

What we see influences what we eat: food cues in TV programs reduce energy intake in young women

When we watch TV programs, we see lots of food cues. It is common that TV characters eat at home or in restaurants.<p>These food cues, although not …

Nutrition

Lawnmower prompts Northern Lights alert

<b>A lawnmower has been blamed for wrongly triggering sensors that predict when the Northern Lights will be visible in the UK.</b><p>A red alert issued via the Aurora Watch mailing list was withdrawn after sensor readings were found to be "spurious".<p>An investigation revealed a lawnmower had got too close to …

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