Rebecca Hare

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Reality check: How can we teach kids to recognize fake news?

A few years back, I began seeing Facebook posts about celebrities moving to small towns across America, including Decatur. The stories maintained …

Fake News

Flipping a Classroom Without Videos

The first thing that comes to many educators minds when they think about flipping their classroom is assigning videos for students to consume online …

Belly Fat and Menopause: How to Win the Battle of the Bulge

Last year, in my early 50s and perimenopausal, I lost 20 pounds. I did this the old-fashioned way — by eating less and exercising more — and I …

Early Stress Makes Brains Grow Up Too Fast, and That's Not a Good Thing

Kids and teens are especially vulnerable.<p>Since 1998, scientists in the Netherlands have been watching 129 people grow up. Over those 20 years, they …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Exercise

DNA surgery on embryos removes disease

<b>Precise "chemical surgery" has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first, Chinese researchers have told the BBC.</b><p>The team at Sun Yat-sen University used a technique called base editing to correct a single typo out of the three billion "letters" of our genetic code.<p>They …

Genetics

Your Childhood Experiences Can Permanently Change Your DNA

<i>A version of this article was originally published on Univision. Read the original in Spanish here.</i><p>DNA is the genetic material that makes us who we …

Genetics

Scientists just discovered organisms that are distinct from any life forms known to science

by Kristin Houser September 14, 2017 Hard Science 84426<p>New Life<p>On the tree of life, humans share a branch with a diverse array of creatures, all with …

Biology

13 Real AF Situations Every Anxious Person Has Experienced

"Don't be anxious!" THANKS, I'M CURED.

American Trees Are Moving West, and No One Knows Why

Climate change explains only 20 percent of the movement.<p>As the consequences of climate change strike across the United States, ecologists have a guiding principle about how they think plants will respond. Cold-adapted plants will survive if they move “up”—that is, as they move further north (away …

Ecology

'Uncombable hair' genes uncovered in new study

Most of us have experienced a bad hair day, where no amount of brushing can tame the tresses. For people with "uncombable hair syndrome," this …

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: Five Powerful Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

The Anti-inflammatory Diet: A Way to Manage Chronic Pain

Online Health Chat with William Welches, DO, PhD and Carla Vanpelt, PCC<p>Monday July 13, 2015<p>Description<p>A large number of people live with chronic …

Maths becomes biology's magic number

<b>"If you want a career in medicine these days you're better off studying mathematics or computing than biology."</b><p>This pithy aside was delivered by Sir Rory Collins, the head of clinical trials at Oxford University, in the middle of a discussion about the pros and cons of statins.<p>It is a nice …

Science Says This Old-School Style of Note-Taking Will Supercharge Your Brain

Writing notes by hand might translate into a quick climb up the corporate ladder because of how it forces the brain to process information.<p>Laptops and other devices mean you don't have to write your business notes by hand anymore, or even type them out at all. Defaulting to tech-based note-taking …

Female hormones and weight loss

A quick glance at a male versus female body tells you right away something is different. While we can certainly recognize the obvious, we ignore …

Women's Health

Study shows changes in brain activity after mindfulness therapy in adolescents

CINCINNATI -- Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric conditions affecting children and adolescents. While antidepressants are …

Earth - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity

Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy.<p>They often live in muddy seabeds or along the banks of rivers. Finding them is easy: biologists can coax them out of hiding by sticking an …

Biology

Obesity boom 'fuelling rise in malnutrition'

<b>Malnutrition is sweeping the world, fuelled by obesity as well as starvation, new research has suggested.</b><p>The 2016 Global Nutrition Report said 44% of countries were now experiencing "very serious levels" of both under-nutrition and obesity.<p>It means one in three people suffers from malnutrition in …

Health

Air pollution linked to increased mental illness in children

New research is first to establish the link and builds on other evidence that children are particularly vulnerable to even low levels of pollution<p>A major new study has linked air pollution to increased mental illness in children, even at low levels of pollution.<p>The new research found that …

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

Genetics

A New MyPlate For Older Folks

The MyPlate for Older Adults just got a facelift thanks to nutrition researchers at Tufts University with support from the folks at the AARP Foundation. I love this new healthy eating visual because it not only colorfully depicts the five basic food groups: fruits, veggies, grains, dairy and …

Nutrition

Why your skin goes wrinkly in the bath

Ever wondered why your fingers go wrinkly in water but not other parts of your body? The answer’s in the evolution of your gripping hands…<p>Some parts of human skin, better known as glabrous skin, have a unique response to water. Unlike the rest of the body, the skin of our fingers, palms, and toes, …

Mexico OKs extradition of drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman to US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Foreign Relations Department ruled Friday that the extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States can go forward.<p>The process can still be appealed, meaning it could be weeks, months or even longer before the Sinaloa cartel leader may be …

The 18 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix right now

From shows that delve into the tasty science of gastronomy to those that unmask the mysterious depths of the ocean, there's no shortage of mind-expanding titles to indulge in.<p>But there's a downside to all of that choice: It's <i>a lot</i> to choose from.<p>I polled the Tech Insider team and came up with 18 of …

Streaming

Comment on Why We Should Teach Kids to Code Biology, Not Just Software by Biotech: Top Articles and News | Giant Leap

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More than half a million could die as climate change impacts diet – report

New research shows global warming’s effect on the quality of food available could kill more than 500,000 people a year around the world by 2050<p>Climate change could kill more than 500,000 people a year globally by 2050 by making their diets less healthy, according to new research published in the …

Climate Change

How a waste product of exercise protects neurons from trauma damage

Researchers led by EPFL have found how lactate, a waste product of glucose metabolism can protect neurons from damage following acute trauma such as …

Neuroscience

New evidence for the vibration theory of smell

(Phys.org)—The predictive power and galvanizing influence that theoretical models routinely enjoy in physics is only rarely replicated in biology. …