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Preserved fortification, donkey stables dating to King Solomon discovered

Some believe that the fabled mines of King Solomon were located among copper smelting camps in Israel’s Timna Valley.<p>The arid conditions at Timna …

Archaeology

Earth's moon formed millions of years earlier than previously believed

Researchers at Princeton University and the University of California-Los Angeles have found that the moon is at least 4.51 billion years old, or 40 …

Space

Heart attack test predicts silent risk

A simple blood test could help identify people at risk of a heart attack, a study has found.<p>Research shows the troponin test – currently used to help …

Health

Snails travel far and wide, spreading disease along the way

Parasite-carrying snails can travel long distances, spreading a deadly disease along the way, according to new research led by UC Berkeley.<p>The study …

Life Sciences

Whether our speech is fast or slow, we say about the same

<i>Fast talkers tend to convey less information with each word and syntactic structure than slower-paced speakers, meaning that no matter our pace, we</i> …

Language

It's freezing inside... that tornado?

With winter upon us in full force, outdoor temperatures are plummeting.<p>But inside an intense tornado, it’s always chilly — no matter the time of …

Science

Your guide to sleep disorders

If coffee is the lifeblood of the United States workforce, a good night’s sleep could be the transfusion most Americans need.<p>Forty percent of people …

Bedtime Stories

Every meal triggers inflammation

When we eat, we do not just take in nutrients — we also consume a significant quantity of bacteria.<p>The body is faced with the challenge of …

Statins improve birth outcomes for mothers with an autoimmune disorder

A new statin treatment shows promise for reducing premature births and increasing babies’ chances of survival for mothers with an autoimmune …

Life Sciences

A tale of two pulsars' tails: Plumes offer geometry lessons to astronomers

Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first discovered …

Space

Study shows signs of hope for endangered sea turtles

Bones from dead turtles washed up on Mexican beaches indicate that Baja California is critical to the survival of endangered North Pacific loggerhead …

Biological Species

Cancer drug restores brain dopamine, reduces toxic proteins in Parkinson, dementia

A small phase I study provides molecular evidence that an FDA-approved drug for leukemia significantly increased brain dopamine and reduced toxic …

Dementia

Mints, gum, sprays and rinses: which should you choose to fresh your breath?

For all the culprits of halitosis, there are just as many products to combat it.<p>Whether you’re a clinician looking for a solution on behalf of a …

Health

Practicing Tai Chi reduces risk of falling in senior people

Recently, researchers compared the effects of tai chi to leg strengthening exercises (a physical therapy called “lower extremity training,” or LET) …

Why are my gums bleeding?

You brush your teeth a little too vigorously or bite into a chip and suddenly taste blood. It’s safe to say we’ve all experienced one of these gum …

Health Information

Many elderly are prescribed antihypertensive drugs despite having low blood pressure

According to a recent study in the journal Age and Ageing, a significant proportion of patients over 70 remain on antihypertensive medication despite …

Life Sciences

Aspirin targets key protein in Alzheimer’s disease

A recent study finds that a component of aspirin binds to an enzyme called GAPDH, which is believed to play a major role in neurodegenerative …

Life Sciences

Stanford physicist suggests looking for dark matter in unusual places

<i>Most experiments searching for mysterious dark matter require massive colliders, but Stanford physicist Peter Graham advocates a different, less</i> …

Dark Matter

Do I have a thyroid problem?

Are you always feeling hot, awake and hungry? Or perhaps you are always feeling cold, sleepy and gaining weight. The problem could be in your …

How China is poised for marine fisheries reform

As global fish stocks continue sinking to alarmingly low levels, a joint study by marine fisheries experts from within and outside of China concluded …

China

Nanoscale view of energy storage

<i>Through long shifts at the helm of a highly sophisticated microscope, researchers at Stanford recorded reactions at near-atomic-scale resolution.</i> …

Chemistry

Repeatedly thinking about work-family conflict linked to health problems

Thinking over and over again about conflicts between your job and personal life is likely to damage both your mental and physical health, research …

Psychology

Your symptoms? Evolution’s way of telling you to stay home

When you have a fever, your nose is stuffed and your headache is spreading to your toes, your body is telling you to stay home in bed.<p>Feeling sick is …

Biology

The first humans arrived in North America a lot earlier than believed

The timing of the first entry of humans into North America across the Bering Strait has now been set back 10,000 years.<p>This has been demonstrated …

Humanity

Breathing in a cure: Inhalable ibuprofen on the horizon

Ibuprofen: You can buy it at any drug store, and it will help with that stabbing headache or sprained ankle.<p>One of the ways it does so is by reducing …

Life Sciences

New tumor analysis method identifies high-risk prostate cancer

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai have developed a new way to identify which prostate cancer patients are likely to develop aggressive types of the disease …

Cancer

How much does a steak really cost?

How much does a steak really cost? Or chicken nuggets; or a plate of hummus?<p>New research by Prof. Ron Milo and Alon Shepon of the Plant and …

Nutrition

Is the commonly used morning sickness drug safe?

Previously unpublished research calls into question the efficacy of the most commonly prescribed medication for nausea in pregnancy.<p>The now defunct …

Life Sciences

Early signs of Alzheimer’s: Navigating may hold key

Long before Alzheimer’s disease can be diagnosed clinically, increasing difficulties building cognitive maps of new surroundings may herald the …

Dementia

Among antidementia drugs, memantine is associated with the highest risk of pneumonia, research shows

A recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that among users of antidementia drugs, persons using memantine have the highest risk of …

Life Sciences